Definitions of weight

  1. To load ( fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
  5. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
  6. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
  7. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
  8. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
  9. 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.
  10. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See of observations, under Weight.
  11. To load down; to make heavy.
  12. To add weight to; burden.
  13. a system of units used to express the weight of something
  14. the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  15. the relative importance granted to something; " his opinion carries great weight"
  16. an oppressive feeling of heavy force; " bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
  17. a unit used to measure weight; " he placed two weights in the scale pan"
  18. 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
  19. present with a bias; " He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
  20. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Heaviness; a heavy mass: mass used as a standard of weight: pressure; importance.
  24. The measure of the force with which bodies tend toward the earth's center.
  25. A definite mass used, as of metal in weighing.
  26. Any heavy mass; efficacy; preponderance; oppressiveness.
  27. 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.
  28. 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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