Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of weed.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of weed.
  • n. Clothes.

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  • n. a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning

Etymologies

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Inflected form of weed.

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From Old English wæd, wæde.

Examples

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  • I like its archaic synonym for 'livery', as cited above.

    February 22, 2007

  • And they who to be sure of Paradise

    Dying put on the weeds of Dominic,

    Or in Franciscan think to pass disguis'd ...

    Milton, Paradise Lost III

    December 19, 2006