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WEAK, a. G. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.
1. Having little physical strength; feeble. Children are born weak; men are rendered weak by disease.
2. Infirm; not healthy; as a weak constitution.
3. Not able to bear a great weight; as a weak bridge; weak timber.
4. Not strong; not compact; easily broken; as a weak ship; a weak rope.
5. Not able to resist a violent attack; as a weak fortress.
6. Soft; pliant; not stiff.
7. Low; small; feeble; as a weak voice.
8. Feeble of mind; wanting spirit; wanting vigor of understanding; as a weak prince; a weak magistrate.
To think every thing disputable, si a proof of a weak mind and captious temper.
9. Not much impregnated with ingredients, or with things that excite action, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; as weak broth; weak tea; weak toddy; a weak solution; a weak decoction.
10. Not politically powerful; as a weak nation or state.
11. Not having force of authority or energy; as a weak government.
12. Not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by truth or reason; as a weak argument.
13. Not well supported by argument; as weak reasoning.
14. Unfortified; accessible; impressible; as the weak side of a person.
15. Not having full conviction or confidence; as weak in faith.
16. Weak land is land of a light thin soil. I believe never used in New England.
WEAK, v.t. To make weak. Not used.
WEAK, v.i. To become weak. Not used.
1. Want of physical strength; want of force or vigor; feebleness; as the weakness of a child; the weakness of an invalid; the weakness of a wall or bridge, or of thread or cordage.
2. Want of sprightliness.
Soft, without weakness; without glaring, gay.
3. Want of steadiness.
By such a review, we shall discern and strengthen our weaknesses.
4. Infirmity; unhealthiness; as weakness of constitution.
5. Want of moral force or effect upon the mind; as the weakness of evidence; the weakness of arguments.
6. Want of judgment; feebleness of mind; foolishness.
All wickedness is weakness.
7. Defect; failing; fault; with a plural.
Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weaknesses of an exalted character.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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