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Definitions of weight

  1. weight down with a load Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a system of units used to express the weight of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an artifact that is heavy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See of observations, under Weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To load down; to make heavy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Heaviness; a heavy mass: mass used as a standard of weight: pressure; importance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To add weight to; burden. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The measure of the force with which bodies tend toward the earth's center. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A definite mass used, as of metal in weighing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Any heavy mass; efficacy; preponderance; oppressiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Way. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. N (chiefly in New England) a private way is onelaid out by the local public authorities for the accommodation of individuals and whollyor chiefly at their expense, but not restricted to their exclusive use, being subject, likehighways, to the public easement of passage. See Metcalf v. Bingham, 3 N. H. 459;Clark v. Boston, C.0& M. It. Co., 24 N. H. 118; Denham v. Bristol County, 10S Mass. 202; Butchers', etc.,Ass'n v. Boston, 139 Mass. 290, 30 N. E. 94. thelawdictionary.org
  36. to assign a numerical value expressing relative importance to (a measurement), to be multiplied by the value of the measurement in determining averages or other aggregate quantities; as, they weighted part one of the test twice as heavily as part 2. dictgcide_fs
  37. Force with which body tends to centre of attraction (the ww. of the planets); (of terrestrial things) degree of downward tendency in body produced as resultant of earth\'s gravitation& centrifugal force (the w. of a body varies with latitude& altitude, its mass does not); relative mass or quantity of matter contained, downward force, heaviness, regarded as a property of bodies (superior both in size& in w.; he is twice your w.; DEAD w.; w. of metal, total amount that can be thrown by ship\'s guns at one discharge); body\'s mass numerically expressed in some recognized scale (what is your w.?; reached the w. of 12 st.), scale or notation for expressing ww. (TROY, AVOIRDUPOIS, w.); heavy body (keep papers down with a w.; clock is worked by ww.; must not lift ww.); piece of metal &c. of known mass used in scales for weighing articles (where is the ounce w.?); load to be supported (the pillars have a great w. to bear), heavy burden of care, responsibility, &c.; importance, convincing effect, influence, preponderance, (considerations of no w.; men of w.; has great w. with me; the w. of evidence is against him). Hence weightless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. Attach a w. to, hold down with a w. or ww.; impede or burden with load lit. or fig.; treat (fabric) with minerals &c. to make it seem stouter. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Downward pressure due to gravity. American pocket medical dictionary.
  40. That property of matter (due to the force of gravitation) in virtue of which it tends to fall toward the earth. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  41. The amount of such tendency to downward motion. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  42. [Akin to L.] A mass by which, as a standard, the quantity of matter in other bodies is ascertained. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. [Akin to L.] Quantity of matter measured by the balance. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. [Akin to L.] The force exerted by gravity on a given quantity of matter. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  45. [Akin to L.] The force or resistance which it is the purpose of a machine to overcome. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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