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Definitions of weight

  1. To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. To load down; to make heavy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To add weight to; burden. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. a system of units used to express the weight of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an artifact that is heavy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. A definite mass used, as of metal in weighing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Any heavy mass; efficacy; preponderance; oppressiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.

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Usage examples for weight

  1. When the young man rode away it was with a sense of weight and pain upon him. – "Seth" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. 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
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