Weak

  • 1 Weak — (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[=i]kja to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 weak — W2S3 [wi:k] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical)¦ 2¦(likely to break)¦ 3¦(character)¦ 4¦(without power)¦ 5¦(without interest)¦ 6¦(without energy)¦ 7¦(not good at doing something)¦ 8¦(money)¦ 9¦(argument/idea)¦ 10¦(drink)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 weak — [ wik ] adjective *** ▸ 1 lacking energy ▸ 2 lacking power ▸ 3 easily persuaded ▸ 4 bad in quality ▸ 5 likely to break/fail ▸ 6 with a lot of water ▸ 7 lacking strength ▸ 8 in linguistics 1. ) part of your body that is weak is not as strong or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 weak — [wiːk] adjective FINANCE 1. if markets, investments, currencies etc are weak, their prices are falling: • The company reported a loss of C$16 million, mostly because of weak metals prices. • The weak dollar has ma …

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  • 5 weak — [wēk] adj. [ME waik < ON veikr, akin to OE wac, feeble (which the ON word replaced) < IE * weig , * weik (< base * wei , to bend) > WEEK, WICKER, L vicis, change] 1. a) lacking in strength of body or muscle; not physically strong b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 weak — weak·en; weak·en·er; weak; weak·ish; weak·li·ness; weak·ness; elec·tro·weak; weak·ling; weak·ly; weak·head·ed·ly; weak·head·ed·ness; weak·heart·ed·ly; weak·heart·ed·ness; weak·ish·ly; weak·ish·ness; weak·kneed·ly; weak·kneed·ness; …

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  • 7 weak — weak, feeble, frail, fragile, infirm, decrepit can mean not strong enough to bear, resist, or endure strain or pressure or to withstand difficulty, effort, or use. Weak is by far the widest in its range of application, being not only… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 Weak — is a generic adjective pertaining to a general state of feebleness, a lack of strength, durability, or vigor. Contents 1 Music 2 Other 3 See also …

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  • 9 weak — [adj1] not strong anemic, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, effete, enervated, exhausted, faint, feeble, flaccid, flimsy, forceless, fragile, frail, hesitant, impuissant, infirm, insubstantial, irresolute, lackadaisical*, languid, languorous, limp …

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  • 10 weak — c.1300, from O.N. veikr weak, cognate with O.E. wac weak, pliant, soft, from P.Gmc. *waikwaz yield, *wikanan bend (Cf. O.S. wek, Swed. vek, M.Du. weec, Du. week weak, soft, tender, O.H.G. weih …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 weak´en|er — weak|en «WEE kuhn», transitive verb. to make weak or weaker: »You can weaken tea by adding water. –v.i. 1. to grow or become weak or weaker. 2. to take a less firm attitude; give way: »We are almost to the top of the mountain; let s not weaken… …

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  • 12 weak|en — «WEE kuhn», transitive verb. to make weak or weaker: »You can weaken tea by adding water. –v.i. 1. to grow or become weak or weaker. 2. to take a less firm attitude; give way: »We are almost to the top of the mountain; let s not weaken now.… …

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  • 13 Weak — Weak, v. t. & i. [Cf. AS. w?can. w[=a]cian. See {Weak}, a.] To make or become weak; to weaken. [R.] [1913 Webster] Never to seek weaking variety. Marston. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 weak|ly — «WEEK lee», adverb, adjective, li|er, li|est. –adv. in a weak manner. –adj. weak; feeble; sickly. –weak´li|ness, noun …

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  • 15 weak|on — «WEE kon», noun. Physics. a carrier of the weak interaction; W particle or Z particle: »For the weak force the mediating particle is the intermediate vector boson, now also known as the weakon (Scientific American). ╂[< weak (interaction or… …

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  • 16 weak — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking physical strength and energy. 2) liable to break or give way under pressure. 3) not secure, stable, or firmly established. 4) lacking power, influence, or ability. 5) lacking intensity. 6) (of a liquid or solution) heavily… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 Weak AI — is used to refer to: An artificial intelligence system which is not intended to match or exceed the capabilities of human beings, as opposed to strong AI, which is. Also known as applied AI or narrow AI. (See strong AI) The weak AI hypothesis:… …

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  • 18 weak — I (decrepit) adjective ailing, atonic, brittle, debilitated, delicate, dilapidated, dim, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, flaccid, fragile, impotent, infirm, passive, spent, timorous, unfortified, unhealthy, vulnerable, wasted II (deficient)… …

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  • 19 weak — [[t]wi͟ːk[/t]] ♦♦ weaker, weakest 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is weak, they are not healthy or do not have good muscles, so that they cannot move quickly or carry heavy things. I was too weak to move or think or speak... His arms and legs were weak …

    English dictionary

  • 20 weak */*/*/ — UK [wiːk] / US [wɪk] adjective Word forms weak : adjective weak comparative weaker superlative weakest 1) a) a person who is weak does not have much physical strength or energy The illness had left him too weak to speak. b) part of your body that …

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