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Meaning & Definition of Weight in English

English

Weight

/wet/

noun

1. The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

    synonym:
  • weight

2. Sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting

  • It is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    synonym:
  • weight
  • ,
  • free weight
  • ,
  • exercising weight

3. The relative importance granted to something

  • "His opinion carries great weight"
  • "The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
    synonym:
  • weight
  • ,
  • weightiness

4. An artifact that is heavy

    synonym:
  • weight

5. An oppressive feeling of heavy force

  • "Bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
    synonym:
  • weight

6. A system of units used to express the weight of something

    synonym:
  • system of weights
  • ,
  • weight

7. A unit used to measure weight

  • "He placed two weights in the scale pan"
    synonym:
  • weight unit
  • ,
  • weight

8. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

    synonym:
  • weight
  • ,
  • weighting

verb

1. Weight down with a load

    synonym:
  • burden
  • ,
  • burthen
  • ,
  • weight
  • ,
  • weight down

2. Present with a bias

  • "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
    synonym:
  • slant
  • ,
  • angle
  • ,
  • weight

Examples of using

I've lost a lot of weight since I've been on a diet.
Tom wants to know how he can lose weight.
Tom wants to know how he can gain weight.