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WEAK, a. [G. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.]

1. Having little physical strength; feeble. Children are born weak; men are rendered weak by disease.

2. Infirm; not healthy; as a weak constitution.

3. Not able to bear a great weight; as a weak bridge; weak timber.

4. Not strong; not compact; easily broken; as a weak ship; a weak rope.

5. Not able to resist a violent attack; as a weak fortress.

6. Soft; pliant; not stiff.

7. Low; small; feeble; as a weak voice.

8. Feeble of mind; wanting spirit; wanting vigor of understanding; as a weak prince; a weak magistrate.

To think every thing disputable, si a proof of a weak mind and captious temper.

9. Not much impregnated with ingredients, or with things that excite action, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; as weak broth; weak tea; weak toddy; a weak solution; a weak decoction.

10. Not politically powerful; as a weak nation or state.

11. Not having force of authority or energy; as a weak government.

12. Not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by truth or reason; as a weak argument.

13. Not well supported by argument; as weak reasoning.

14. Unfortified; accessible; impressible; as the weak side of a person.

15. Not having full conviction or confidence; as weak in faith.

16. Weak land is land of a light thin soil. [I believe never used in New England.]

WEAK, v.t. To make weak. [Not used.]

WEAK, v.i. To become weak. [Not used.]




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WEAK, a. [G. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.]

1. Having little physical strength; feeble. Children are born weak; men are rendered weak by disease.

2. Infirm; not healthy; as a weak constitution.

3. Not able to bear a great weight; as a weak bridge; weak timber.

4. Not strong; not compact; easily broken; as a weak ship; a weak rope.

5. Not able to resist a violent attack; as a weak fortress.

6. Soft; pliant; not stiff.

7. Low; small; feeble; as a weak voice.

8. Feeble of mind; wanting spirit; wanting vigor of understanding; as a weak prince; a weak magistrate.

To think every thing disputable, si a proof of a weak mind and captious temper.

9. Not much impregnated with ingredients, or with things that excite action, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; as weak broth; weak tea; weak toddy; a weak solution; a weak decoction.

10. Not politically powerful; as a weak nation or state.

11. Not having force of authority or energy; as a weak government.

12. Not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by truth or reason; as a weak argument.

13. Not well supported by argument; as weak reasoning.

14. Unfortified; accessible; impressible; as the weak side of a person.

15. Not having full conviction or confidence; as weak in faith.

16. Weak land is land of a light thin soil. [I believe never used in New England.]

WEAK, v.t. To make weak. [Not used.]

WEAK, v.i. To become weak. [Not used.]


WEAK, a. [Sax. waac, wace; G. weich, schwach; D. zwak; Dan. veeg, væg; Sw. vek. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.]

  1. Having little physical strength; feeble. Children are born weak; men are rendered weak by disease.
  2. Infirm; not healthy; as, a weak constitution.
  3. Not able to bear a great weight; as, a weak bridge; weak timber.
  4. Not strong; not compact; easily broken; as, a weak ship; a weak rope.
  5. Not able to resist a violent attack; as, a weak fortress.
  6. Soft; pliant; not stiff.
  7. Low; small; feeble: as, a weak voice.
  8. Feeble of mind; wanting spirit; wanting vigor of understanding; as, a weak prince; a weak magistrate. To think every thing disputable, is a proof of a weak mind and captious temper. – Beattie.
  9. Not much impregnated with ingredients, or with things that excite action, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; as, weak broth; weak tea; weak toddy; a weak solution; weak decoction.
  10. Not politically powerful; as, a weak nation or state.
  11. Not having force of authority or energy; as, a weak government.
  12. Not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by truth or reason; as, a weak argument.
  13. Not well supported by argument; as, weak reasoning.
  14. Unfortified; accessible; impressible; as, the weak side of a person.
  15. Not having full conviction or confidence; as, weak in faith.
  16. Weak land is land of a light thin soil. – Cyc. [I believe never used in New England.]

WEAK, v.i.

To become weak. [Not used.] – Chaucer.


WEAK, v.t.

To make weak. [Not used.]


Weak
  1. Wanting physical strength.

    Specifically: --

    (a)

  2. To make or become weak; to weaken.

    [R.]

    Never to seek weaking variety. Marston.

  3. Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.
  4. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.

    Specifically: -

    (a)

  5. Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.
  6. Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a).

    (b)
  7. Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.
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Weak

WEAK, adjective [G. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.]

1. Having little physical strength; feeble. Children are born weak; men are rendered weak by disease.

2. Infirm; not healthy; as a weak constitution.

3. Not able to bear a great weight; as a weak bridge; weak timber.

4. Not strong; not compact; easily broken; as a weak ship; a weak rope.

5. Not able to resist a violent attack; as a weak fortress.

6. Soft; pliant; not stiff.

7. Low; small; feeble; as a weak voice.

8. Feeble of mind; wanting spirit; wanting vigor of understanding; as a weak prince; a weak magistrate.

To think every thing disputable, si a proof of a weak mind and captious temper.

9. Not much impregnated with ingredients, or with things that excite action, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; as weak broth; weak tea; weak toddy; a weak solution; a weak decoction.

10. Not politically powerful; as a weak nation or state.

11. Not having force of authority or energy; as a weak government.

12. Not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by truth or reason; as a weak argument.

13. Not well supported by argument; as weak reasoning.

14. Unfortified; accessible; impressible; as the weak side of a person.

15. Not having full conviction or confidence; as weak in faith.

16. weak land is land of a light thin soil. [I believe never used in New England.]

WEAK, verb transitive To make weak [Not used.]

WEAK, verb intransitive To become weak [Not used.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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