wean

  • 1 wean — wean·el; wean·er; wean·ie; wean·ly; wean·yer; wean; wean·ling; …

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  • 2 wean on — ˈwean on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wean on he/she/it weans on present participle weaning on past tense weaned on past partic …

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  • 3 Wean — Wean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaning}.] [OE. wenen, AS. wenian, wennan, to accustom; akin to D. wennen, G. gew[ o]hnen, OHG. giwennan, Icel. venja, Sw. v[ a]nja, Dan. v[ae]nne, Icel. vanr accustomed, wont; cf. AS.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 wean — [wi:n] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: wenian] to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal on its mother s milk and start giving it ordinary food wean sb onto sth ▪ It s time to start weaning her onto solid foods. wean off/from [wean sb… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 Wean — Wean, n. A weanling; a young child. [1913 Webster] I, being but a yearling wean. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 wean — Ⅰ. wean [1] ► VERB 1) accustom (a young mammal) to food other than its mother s milk. 2) (often wean off) make (someone) give up a habit or addiction. 3) (be weaned on) be strongly influenced by (something) from an early age. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 7 wean — O.E. wenian to accustom, from P.Gmc. *wanjanan (Cf. O.N. venja, Du. wennen, O.H.G. giwennan, Ger. gewöhnen to accustom ), from *wanaz accustomed (related to WONT (Cf. wont)). The sense of weaning a child from the breast in O.E. was generally… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 wean — wean1 [wēn] vt. [ME wenen < OE wenian, to accustom, train, with sense of awenian, to wean < a (< af , away) + wenian < IE base * wen , to desire, attain, be satisfied > L venus, love] 1. to cause (a child or young animal) to become …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 wean — index alienate (estrange), withdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 wean — *estrange, alienate, disaffect Analogous words: *separate, part, divide, sunder, sever, divorce Antonyms: addict …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 WEAN-FM — Infobox Radio Station name = WEAN FM city = Wakefield Peacedale, Rhode Island area = Providence, Rhode Island branding = News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM slogan = Rhode Island s Station of Record airdate = June 1995 frequency = 99.7 MHz (FM)… …

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  • 12 wean — v. 1) (D; tr.) to wean from (to wean a calf from its mother) 2) (misc.) to wean smb. away from bad company * * * [wiːn] (misc.) to wean smb. away from bad company (D; tr.) to wean from (to wean a calf from its mother) …

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  • 13 wean — wean1 [ win ] verb transitive to make a baby stop taking its mother s milk and start to eat solid food a. wean someone off/from something to make someone gradually stop depending on something that they like and have become used to, especially a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 wean — verb ADVERB ▪ gradually VERB + WEAN ▪ attempt to, try to PREPOSITION ▪ (away) from ▪ Her parents are try …

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  • 15 wean — UK [wiːn] / US [wɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms wean : present tense I/you/we/they wean he/she/it weans present participle weaning past tense weaned past participle weaned to make a baby stop taking its mother s milk and start to eat solid food …

    English dictionary

  • 16 wean — /win / (say ween) verb (t) 1. to accustom (a child or animal) to food other than its mother s milk. –phrase 2. wean off (or from), to induce to give up dependence on (a substance, habit, or activity). 3. wean on, to expose to at an early age: I… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 wean — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English wenen, from Old English wenian to accustom, wean; akin to Old English wunian to be used to more at wont Date: before 12th century 1. to accustom (as a young child or animal) to take food otherwise than by …

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  • 18 wean — [[t]wi͟ːn[/t]] weans, weaning, weaned 1) VERB When a baby or baby animal is weaned, its mother stops feeding it milk and starts giving it other food, especially solid food. [be V ed] The baby would be weaned and she would bring it home... [V n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 wean — verb (I, T) to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal on its mother s milk and start giving it ordinary food: Some infants are weaned at six months. wean sb off sth phrasal verb (T) to make someone gradually stop doing something you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 wean on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wean on : present tense I/you/we/they wean on he/she/it weans on present participle weaning on past tense weaned on past participle weaned on wean someone on something to make someone get used to something… …

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