weedy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj weedy being very thin "a child with skinny freckled legs","a long scrawny neck"
    • adj weedy abounding with or resembling weeds "a weedy path","weedy plants that take over a garden"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Weedy Abounding with weeds; as, weedy grounds; a weedy garden; weedy corn. "See from the weedy earth a rivulet break."
    • a Weedy Dressed in weeds, or mourning garments. "She was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning."
    • Weedy Of or pertaining to weeds; consisting of weeds. "Weedy trophies."
    • Weedy Scraggy; ill-shaped; ungainly; -- said of colts or horses, and also of persons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • weedy Having the character of a weed; weed-like.
    • weedy Consisting of weeds.
    • weedy Abounding with weeds.
    • weedy Not of good blood; not of good strength or mettle; scraggy; hence, worthless, as for breeding or racing purposes: as, a weedy horse.
    • weedy Clad in weeds, or widows' mourning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Weedy weed-like, consisting of weeds; worthless
    • adj Weedy clad in widow's mourning
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wǽd, clothing; Old High Ger. wāt, cloth; cf. leinwand.

Usage

In literature:

The wretched poet, a weedy lad who had overgrown his strength, lay in bed and cried in anguish.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
The situation is either on a bare rock or on ledges of sea-cliffs, in marshes or on weedy shores.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Half an hour later, just before the first flush of dawn, the two men entered the weedy courtyard, and Ansell let himself in with his key.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
Moore here doesn't, do you, Weedie?
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
It is a weedy sort of exotic, thriving only by filth and forcing.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Urquhart gazed at the weedy little growth.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
They were not trees, these pale, weedy arms that reached towards the dark sky.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
In a moment she drops down to the grassy and weedy bank of the roadside in front of me and disappears.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Daily he looks around for fresh victims, and finally decides that the weedy offspring of the hated superior classes are the easiest prey.
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
He had grown fast, and he was rather weedy and long, without strength to support it.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
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In poetry:

Though Summer walks the world to-day
With corn-crowned hours for her guard,
Her thoughts have clad themselves in gray,
And wait in Autumn's weedy yard.
"A Dark Day" by Madison Julius Cawein
And feet are thronging on the pebbly sands,
And torches flaring in the weedy caves,
Where'er the waters lay with icy hands
The shapes uplifted from their coral graves.
"After A Lecture On Shelley" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Tis I go fiddling, fiddling,
By weedy ways forlorn;
I make the blackbird's music
Ere in his breast 'tis born:
The sleeping larks I waken
'Twixt the midnight and the morn.
"The Fairy Fiddler" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
To the leaf-dyed pool whence the mallards flattered,
Or ever the horses had paused to drink;
Where the word was said and the vow was uttered
That brighten for ever its weedy brink.
"In The Land Of Dreams" by Mary Hannay Foott
Up where the brook laps round the shining flags,
And tinkling foam bells pass the weedy shore,
And where the willow swings above the trout—
What meaneth June, to hap us every year?
"No Answer" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Strange--yet stranger I.
And as one climbs from water up to land
Fumbling for weedy steps with foot and hand,
So I for yesterdays whereon to climb
To this remote and new-struck isle of time.
But I found not myself nor yesterday--
"Waking" by John Freeman

In news:

Can a tough and weedy shrub solve all of our energy problems and stop runaway climate change.
When it comes to saving money on property taxes in Colorado, a temporary handful of sheep or a bit of weedy hay can make a big difference.
The parking lot outside the atomic power plant is weedy and potholed.
A rare event took place at SeaWorld Orlando Wednesday -- a weedy sea dragon gave birth to his first few baby sea dragon s.
Weedy sea dragon with its babies.
Seed-grown sorrels are not hard to control and thus are not "weedy," but this is obviously not an issue with 'Profusion.
Woman seeks action to clean neighbor's weedy lot.
Weedy sea dragon with its babies.
Film / Reviews For fans, and smokers, only: Tim and Eric's really weedy movie.
Garden Q&A: Grubs, begonias, Cypress trees and weedy lawns.
Restaurants Meaty, Weedy , Froggy and Junk at Golden Coast Weekend Buffet.
"He told me it would make a great koi pond," said James Enos, recalling the dealer in obscure military surplus who did business, along with his dog, in one of the weedy fields around Ramona, California.
Their main food is weedy vegetation such as nettles and pokeberry, Schowalter said.
A $350,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant will help transform a weedy lot across from a Montbello 7-Eleven store into a new park.
In a recent The Weedy Garden blog, Ansorge cracks open the book on what she's been teaching in her role with the Lake Michigan Home Schooling Cooperative.
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