- Alternative form of
Borrowed from Old Norse veikr, from Proto-Germanic *waikwaz; forms with /ɛː/ are borrowed from Old Norse dialects which underwent East Nordic monophongisation. Doublet of woke; akin to Old English wīcan (“to yield”). From the root Proto-Indo-European *weyk- (“to bend, wind”).
- weak (feeble; lacking bodily strength, might, or energy):
- Weak or feeble due to illness, affliction or aging.
- Tired; weak or feeble due to overexertion (physical or not)
- (of a body part) Vulnerable, inflexible, frail.
- (rare) Lacking competency in combat or on the battlefield.
- Lacking mental strength, force, power or endurance:
- Weak religiously; in danger of sinning or moral failure.
- Fearing, afraid; lacking bravery, heart, or courage.
- Unintelligent; lacking intelligence or mental willpower.
- (rare) Lazy, indolent, slothful; unwilling to exert.
- weak (lacking force or strength otherwise):
- Lacking military force or might; militarily weak.
- Useless or ineffectual; lacking effect, utility or power.
- (rare) Helpless; lacking authority or control.
- (rare) Weakened; lacking presence or magnitude.
- (of sound, rare) Hard to hear or detect; quiet.
- Lacking physical rigidity, permanence, or solidness.
- (rare) Bendable; able to be plied or flexed.
- (rare) Easily damaged, attacked, or destroyed; fragile.
- Having a tendency to be ill or sick; infirm or frail.