Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
The illness had left him too weak to speak.
Workplace bullies pick on weak and vulnerable colleagues.
We are in a weak bargaining position.
They can always improve by working on their weak points.
The report was criticized for being weak on detail.
The floorboards are weak in some places.
a weak gravitational field
The case is weak because it is based on very little real evidence.
The Scottish Secretary gave a very weak answer.
They were on weak ground, with no precedents for their action.
They exploited the weak points in their opponents' defences.
He had only a weak light to work by.
This is the British English definition of weak. View American English definition of weak.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog