(noun, verb)


1. (Scotland) A small child.


1. gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk

- she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk

- The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

Similar word(s): ablactate

Definition categories: consumption, deprive

2. detach the affections of

Definition categories: emotion, alienate, disaffect, estrange

Sentences with wean as a verb:

- The cow has weaned her calf.

- The kittens are finally weaning.

- He managed to wean himself off heroin.

- She is weaning from her addiction to tobacco.