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Definition of the noun weir

What does weir mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: weirs

  1. a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: dam / dike / dyke = a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  2. a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: fence / fencing = a barrier that serves to enclose an area

Alternative definition of the noun weir


  1. an adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream
  2. a fence placed across a river to catch fish


  1. Weir is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 686.
  2. Weir is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 459 at the 2010 census, down from 553 at the 2000 census.
  3. Weir is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population was 450 at the 2010 census.
  4. Weir is a city and a municipality in Bharatpur District in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Three banks and sub division of Bharatpur districts this city is situated to Bayana and Jaipur Road in Weir three ATM .
  5. Weir is an outlying area of Bacup in the Rossendale borough of Lancashire, England and is adjacent to the more historically significant Broadclough. Anciently, Weir constituted a hamlet, but underwent urbanisation and, later, suburbanisation to emerge as a residential suburb of Bacup town after the Burnley Road turnpike was built through the settlement in the 18th Century. Weir straddles the A671 road and is located by the source of the River Irwell, adjacent to the parish of Cliviger. Burnley Road is an accident blackspot, with many crashes taking place over the years often being caused as drivers continue to travel at speeds they would in open countryside. Weir has 2 Pubs, 1 school and 1 shop.
  6. Weir a.k.a. Weir, Illinois: Weir is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Illinois, United States. Weir is 7 miles southeast of Martinsville.
  7. Weir a.k.a. Weir, Kentucky: Weir is an unincorporated community located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Weir Lake, Porlock Weir, Weir Village, Eastlake Weir, Bridge of Weir, Lake Weir High School and Weir Farm National Historic Site.


  1. Weir a.k.a. Sukollawat Kanarot: Sukkolawat "Weir" Kanarot is a Thai actor, model, and singer.
  2. Weir was an English cricketer.

There are other people with in their name, like Bev Weir, Bob Weir, Ian Weir, Jim Weir, Ned Weir, Sam Weir, Tom Weir, Adam Weir, Alex Weir, Andy Weir and many others.


  1. "Weir" was the first single by Australian band Killing Heidi. The song became a teen anthem in Australia in the year of its release, and remains the band's best-known single.
  2. "Weir" is a musical single of Killing Heidi.
    • released in (17 years ago)


  1. Weir: A weir is a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow characteristics. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions smaller than most conventional dams, pooling water behind them while also allowing it to flow steadily over their tops. Weirs are commonly used to alter the flow of rivers to prevent flooding, measure discharge, and help render rivers navigable. Also weirs are used in the study of returning salmonids.
  2. WEIR is a News/Talk/Sports radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Weirton, West Virginia, serving the Weirton/Steubenville area. WEIR is owned and operated by Priority Communications, Inc.
  3. Weir is a family name.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weir

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Google previewElementary Engineering Hydrology (2008)

by M. J. Deodhar

The spillway weir is a gated one, without any flood lift. The water level in the reservoir is upto the full reservoir level (FRL), and flood occurs as per the inflow- flood hydrograph. 4. The spillway weir is a gated one having a flood lift. The water ...

Google previewCentral and Southern Florida Project, Broward County Water Preserve Area, Project Implementation Report (2007)

Environmental Impact Statement

S-505A CIT Weir S- 505A Weir is a non-gated broad crested weir structure based on California Institute of ...

Google previewTransactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1921)

The parabolic weir is the invention of Mr. C. Lauritson, of the Ohio Body and Blower Company, Cleveland, Ohio.

A weir is a notch in the side of an open vessel or in a structure placed across a stream and is used to measure the quantity of ...

Google previewFluid Mechanics And Machinery (2007)

by Durgaiah D. Rama

A weir is a larger structure. It is a thick walled barrier such as an anicut...

Google previewRivers of Britain (2012)

Estuaries, Tideways, Havens, Lochs, Firths and Kyles by Stuart Fisher

Ridingstream Weir is a small rapid at low water. Elvers are netted in March and exported to Spain and for stocking European rivers. At the foot of Bargain Wood is Coed-Ithel Weir, a small rapid at low water with a channel in the centre. Below St ...

Google previewTwo Holy Grounds (2014)

by Rulu

ef ful 'E a clayl and a night in the Hard-te-E-urp-ass Weir is the land eff the Buddha called Dharma efthe .leen-ling I_etus Fle'wer. lli. kalpa in the Hard-'Iie-:Surpass 1«l'iielrld is a dag;-1 and a ni.

Google previewFete Fatale (2013)

by Robert Barnard

HeXton—on—Weir is a town of stone houses, most of them very old and slightly cramped, centred around a town square which is not a square, but a highly irregular form unknown to geometry. In the centre of this square is a church, a fine ...

Google previewMeasuring water in irrigation channels (1941)

by Ralph Leroy Parshall

WEIRS The weir is the simplest of all the practical devices commonly used in the measurement of small water supplies, and when operated under standard controlled conditions the most accurate. In its simplest form, it consists in placing ...

Google previewDictionary of Soils and Fertilisers (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Weir. A continuous solid ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Golf (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris

WEIR, MICHAEL RICHARD, “MIKE,” CM, OONT using a very lofted wedge of up to 64 degrees, sometimes called an “X-wedge,” for “extreme lob wedge.” Lob wedges can also be played from the fairway for very short shots, often around ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of African American Military History (2004)

by William Weir

191; William Weir, Written with Lead: America's Most Famous and Notorious Gunfights ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Director: Peter Weir Writers: Peter Weir, David Williamson ProDucers: Robert Stigwood, Patricia Lovell (Associated R & R Films) cinematograPher: Russell Boyd eDitor: William M. Anderson art Direction: Herbert Pinter, ...

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In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down. (Brian Weir)
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Scrabble value of W4E1I1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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