The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

5 definitions found
 for weary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weary \Wea"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wearied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance
        of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self with
        labor or traveling.
        [1913 Webster]
              So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as
        by continuance.
        [1913 Webster]
              I stay too long by thee; I weary thee. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To harass by anything irksome.
        [1913 Webster]
              I would not cease
              To weary him with my assiduous cries. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     To weary out, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To jade; tire; fatigue; fag. See Jade.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weary \Wea"ry\, a. [Compar. Wearier; superl. Weariest.] [OE.
     weri, AS. w?rig; akin to OS. w?rig, OHG. wu?rag; of uncertain
     origin; cf. AS. w?rian to ramble.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn
        out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired;
        [1913 Webster]
              I care not for my spirits if my legs were not weary.
        [1913 Webster]
              [I] am weary, thinking of your task.  --Longfellow.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Causing weariness; tiresome. "Weary way." --Spenser.
        "There passed a weary time." --Coleridge.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted;
        tired; sick; -- with of before the cause; as, weary of
        marching, or of confinement; weary of study.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Fatigued; tiresome; irksome; wearisome.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weary \Wea"ry\, v. i.
     To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary
     of an undertaking.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: physically and mentally fatigued; "`aweary' is archaic"
             [syn: aweary, weary]
      v 1: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or
           stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire,
           wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear
           out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue]
           [ant: freshen, refresh, refreshen]
      2: lose interest or become bored with something or somebody;
         "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my
         food" [syn: tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  186 Moby Thesaurus words for "weary":
     apathetic, be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, beat, benumbed,
     black, blase, bleak, blow, bored, break down, burden, burn out,
     collapse, crack up, crush one, dark, dead, debilitate, debilitated,
     disgusted, dismal, dispirited, do in, do up, dopey, dormant,
     drag on, drear, drearisome, dreary, droop, drooping, droopy, drop,
     drugged, dull, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, exanimate, exhaust,
     fag, fag out, fagged, faint, fainting, fatigue, fatigued, fed-up,
     feeling faint, flag, flagging, footsore, frazzle, frazzled,
     funebrial, funereal, gasp, get tired, give out, gloomy, glut,
     go on forever, good and tired, grave, gray, grim, grow weary,
     harass, haunt, haunt the memory, heavy, hebetudinous, inanimate,
     inert, irk, irked, jade, jaded, knock out, knock up, lackadaisical,
     languid, languorous, leaden, lethargic, life-weary, lifeless,
     listless, lumpish, melancholic, melancholy, moribund, numb, obsess,
     oppress, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary, pall, pant,
     peter out, phlegmatic, play out, poop, poop out, pooped, prey on,
     prostrate, puff, puff and blow, ready to drop, run down, run out,
     run ragged, run-down, sagging, sated, satiate, satiated, saturnine,
     seedy, sick, sick of, sink, sleepy, slow, sluggish, solemn, somber,
     sombrous, somnolent, splenetic, stagnant, stagnating, stultified,
     succumb, supine, tire, tire out, tire to death, tired, tired of,
     tired of living, tired to death, tired-winged, toilworn, torpid,
     triste, tucker, unrefreshed, unrestored, use up, vegetable,
     vegetative, wan, way-weary, wayworn, weak, weaken, weakened, wear,
     wear down, wear on, wear out, wear upon one, wearied, weariful,
     wearisome, weary unto death, weary-footed, weary-laden,
     weary-winged, weary-worn, weigh upon, weight down, wheeze, wilt,
     wilting, wind, world-weary, worn, worn down, worn-down

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229