peise

peise
I. \\ˈpāz, ˈpēz\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Middle English peis, from Old North French, from Latin pensum — more at poise
1. dialect Britain : weight
2. dialect Britain : balance, poise
II. verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: Middle English peisen, from Old North French peser (3d person singular present indicative peise), from Latin pensare to weigh (something) — more at pensive
1. dialect Britain : to have weight : weigh
2. dialect Britain : to bear down with weight
1. dialect Britain : to estimate the weight of : weigh (as in the hand)
2. dialect Britain : to exert weight or force upon : open or lift by force

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  • Peise — Peise, n. [See {Poise}.] A weight; a poise. [Obs.] To weigh pence with a peise. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peise — Peise, v. t. To poise or weight. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Lest leaden slumber peise me down. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peise — Poise Poise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poised}, ; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poising}.] [OE. poisen, peisen, OF. & F. peser, to weigh, balance, OF. il peise, il poise, he weighs, F. il p[ e]se, fr. L. pensare, v. intens. fr. pendere to weigh. See {Poise}, n.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peise — Poise Poise, n. [OE. pois, peis, OF. pois, peis, F. poids, fr. L. pensum a portion weighed out, pendere to weigh, weigh out. Cf. {Avoirdupois}, {Pendant}, {Poise}, v.] [Formerly written also {peise}.] 1. Weight; gravity; that which causes a body… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peise — 1. verb a) To weigh or measure the weight of; to poise. b) To weigh or take the measure of (an immaterial object). 2. noun A weight; a poise …   Wiktionary

  • Peišė — Sp Pešė Ap Peixe L Brazilija: u. (Gojaso, San Paulo v jos), mst. (Tokantinso v ja) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Poise — Poise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poised}, ; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poising}.] [OE. poisen, peisen, OF. & F. peser, to weigh, balance, OF. il peise, il poise, he weighs, F. il p[ e]se, fr. L. pensare, v. intens. fr. pendere to weigh. See {Poise}, n., and cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poised — Poise Poise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poised}, ; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poising}.] [OE. poisen, peisen, OF. & F. peser, to weigh, balance, OF. il peise, il poise, he weighs, F. il p[ e]se, fr. L. pensare, v. intens. fr. pendere to weigh. See {Poise}, n.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poising — Poise Poise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poised}, ; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poising}.] [OE. poisen, peisen, OF. & F. peser, to weigh, balance, OF. il peise, il poise, he weighs, F. il p[ e]se, fr. L. pensare, v. intens. fr. pendere to weigh. See {Poise}, n.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pesette — [ pəzɛt ] n. f. • 1569; de peser ♦ Petite balance de précision pour les monnaies. ● pesette nom féminin (ancien français peise, balance) Petite balance de précision pour les monnaies, les bijoux, etc. ⇒PESETTE, subst. fém. Petite balance de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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