weigh englannista suomeksi
To determine the weight of an object.
''He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client.''
''You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.''
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
To have a certain weight.
''I weigh ten and a half stone.''
- They only weigh the heavier.
(RQ:Shakespeare Midsummer) will even weigh.
- This objection ought to weigh with those whose reading is designed for much talk and little knowledge.
To raise an anchor free of the seabed.
1624, (w), ''Generall Historie'', in Kupperman 1988, p. 91:
- Towards the evening we wayed, and approaching the shoare ..., we landed where there lay a many of baskets and much bloud, but saw not a Salvage.
1841, (w), ‘A Descent into the Maelström’:
- ‘Here we used to remain until nearly time for slack-water again, when we weighed and made for home.’
To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up.
1782, (w), ''On the Loss of the Royal George''
- Weigh the vessel up.
To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
(RQ:Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost)