Weed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Weeding.] [AS. wedian. See 3d Weed.]
1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to
weed corn or onions; to
weed a garden.
2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; -- commonly used with out; as, to
weed out inefficiency from an enterprise. "Weed up thyme."
Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill things.Ascham.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.Bacon.
3. To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to Elaiana.Howell.
(Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
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