(1)   Deficient in intelligence or mental power
"A weak mind"
(2)   Overly diluted; thin and insipid
"Washy coffee"
"Watery milk"
"Weak tea"
(3)   Likely to fail under stress or pressure
"The weak link in the chain"
(4)   Having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
"I'm only a fallible human"
"Frail humanity"
(5)   Deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
"A faint outline"
"The wan sun cast faint shadows"
"The faint light of a distant candle"
"Weak colors"
"A faint hissing sound"
"A faint aroma"
"A weak pulse"
(6)   Not having authority, political strength, or governing power
"A weak president"
(7)   (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
(8)   Lacking physical strength or vitality
"A feeble old woman"
"Her body looked sapless"
(9)   Deficient or lacking in some skill
"He's weak in spelling"
(10)   Used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress
"A syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"
"A weak stress on the second syllable"
(11)   Having little physical or spiritual strength
"A weak link"
(12)   Tending downward in price
"A weak market for oil stocks"


weike, from veikr "weak," cognate with Old English wīcan "to yield." Proto-Indo-European base *weik- "to bend, wind"


  1. Lacking in force or ability.
    The child was too weak to move the boulder.
    They easily guessed his weak computer password.
  2. Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
    We were served stale bread and weak tea.
  3. Regular in inflection, especially of verbs.
  4. One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
  5. Bad or uncool.
    This place is weak.
  6. Good or cool ( we had a weak time ) slang in P.E.I., Canada.


: healthy, powerful, robust, strong: potent, robust, strong