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6 definitions found
 for Weir
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weir \Weir\ (w[=e]r), Wear \Wear\,n. [OE. wer, AS. wer; akin to
     G. wehr, AS. werian to defend, protect, hinder, G. wehren,
     Goth. warjan; and perhaps to E. wary; or cf. Skr. v[.r] to
     check, hinder. [root]142. Cf. Garret.]
     1. A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the
        purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond,
        or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a
        stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a
        vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, --
        used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  weir
      n 1: a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or
           divert its flow
      2: a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain
         fish

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "weir":
     aboideau, air lock, arch dam, avenue, backstop, bamboo curtain,
     bank, bar, barrage, barrier, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, blowhole,
     boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead,
     bulwark, channel, chute, cofferdam, dam, debouch, defense, dike,
     ditch, dock gate, door, earthwork, egress, embankment, emunctory,
     escape, estuary, exhaust, exit, fence, flood-hatch, floodgate,
     flume, gate, gravity dam, groin, head gate, hydraulic-fill dam,
     iron curtain, jam, jetty, leaping weir, levee, lock, lock gate,
     logjam, loophole, milldam, moat, mole, mound, opening, out,
     outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, parapet, penstock, pore,
     port, portcullis, rampart, roadblock, rock-fill dam, sally port,
     seawall, shutter dam, sluice, sluice gate, spiracle, spout,
     stone wall, tap, tide gate, vent, ventage, venthole, vomitory,
     wall, water gate, way out, wicket dam, work
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Weir, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    780
     Housing Units (2000): 352
     Land area (2000):     1.046565 sq. miles (2.710591 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.046565 sq. miles (2.710591 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            76350
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.308768 N, 94.774289 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Weir, KS
      Weir
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Weir, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    591
     Housing Units (2000): 229
     Land area (2000):     1.593171 sq. miles (4.126293 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.593171 sq. miles (4.126293 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            77056
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             30.675007 N, 97.587862 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Weir, TX
      Weir
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Weir, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    553
     Housing Units (2000): 234
     Land area (2000):     1.050416 sq. miles (2.720566 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.011427 sq. miles (0.029595 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.061843 sq. miles (2.750161 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            78520
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             33.263423 N, 89.289439 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39772
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Weir, MS
      Weir
  

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