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Definitions of weight

  1. weight down with a load
  2. equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting
  3. a system of units used to express the weight of something
  4. an artifact that is heavy
  5. the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  6. the relative importance granted to something; " his opinion carries great weight"
  7. an oppressive feeling of heavy force; " bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
  8. ( statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
  9. a unit used to measure weight; " he placed two weights in the scale pan"
  10. sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; a weight that is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
  11. present with a bias; " He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
  12. To load ( fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
  13. The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc.
  14. The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds.
  15. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
  16. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
  17. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.
  18. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
  19. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
  20. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
  21. To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.
  22. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.
  23. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See of observations, under Weight.
  24. The quality of being heavy; amount of heaviness; a mass of metal used as a balance in finding the heaviness of other bodies; a heavy mass; a load; something oppressive; as, a weight on the mind; pressure; power; importance.
  25. To load down; to make heavy.
  26. The heaviness of a thing when weighed, or the amount which anything weighs: the force with which a body is attracted to the earth, measured by the mass into the acceleration: a mass of metal adjusted to a standard and used for finding weight: anything heavy: a ponderous mass: pressure: importance: power: impressiveness.
  27. Heaviness; a heavy mass: mass used as a standard of weight: pressure; importance.
  28. To add weight to; burden.
  29. The measure of the force with which bodies tend toward the earth's center.
  30. A definite mass used, as of metal in weighing.
  31. Any heavy mass; efficacy; preponderance; oppressiveness.
  32. Way.
  33. The quantity of a body or its heaviness, ascertained by the balance; gravity, or the amount of the force with which a body is attracted to the centre of the earth; a mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; a standard of weight; the body moved as distinct from the moving force; a ponderous mass; something heavy: that which weighs down; pressure: burden; sensation of pressure; importance; power; influence; moment.
  34. The heaviness of a body ascertained in a balance with a fixed standard; a mass, as a standard for weighing; gravity; something heavy; pressure; importance; consequence; moment.
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Usage examples for weight

  1. Twenty men shall not move that door, while my weight is against it. – Night and Morning, Volume 3 by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. Demosthenes, being amazed to feel how heavy it was, asked him what weight it came to. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. But at last the weight of their guns reminded them that they had come to shoot, and they drew Ali's attention to the fact. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  4. I'd just like to know when you propose to give us that chap in yonder, who must have eaten more than his weight in good food since he came here? – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  5. There seemed to be some question of over- weight. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  6. What a weight of meaning it has to carry! – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  7. He saw it, and it added weight to his despair. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. A deer of that weight would be rather a small one, I fancy. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  9. But the words have no such weight. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  10. And a great weight must have been lifted from his heart. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  11. When the young man rode away it was with a sense of weight and pain upon him. – "Seth" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  12. It has been such a weight on me- oh, such a weight! – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. I might have known better than to tell you to trust your weight on that old thing." – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  14. No, you took away the weight, and you're just too good for anything. – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  15. There's a thing no one here knows but myself, and I didn't hear it till two days ago, but I can't bear the weight of it any longer. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  16. Yet he carried an extra weight with him. – A Girl of the Klondike by Victoria Cross
  17. First, they themselves took and received, in weight and tale, all the money that was in the place. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  18. One must stand; one must have weight to stand. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  19. Under the weight of her arms it sank in the sand. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  20. Then I left it, feeling a weight at my heart such as I had never had before. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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