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weight (plural weights)
- The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is primarily influenced by).
- An object used to make something heavier.
- A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
- Importance or influence.
- 1907 Alonso de Espinosa, Hakluyt Society & Sir Clements Robert Markham, The Guanches of Tenerife: the holy image of Our Lady of Candelaria, and the Spanish conquest and settlement, Printed for the Hakluyt Society, p116
- Another knight came to settle on the island, a man of much weight and position, on whom the Adelantados of all the island relied, and who was made a magistrate.
- 1945 Mikia Pezas, The price of liberty, I. Washburn, Inc., p11
- "You surely are a man of some weight around here," I said.
- (weightlifting) A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
- He's working out with weights.
- (physics) Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
- (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
- (topology) The smallest cardinality of a base.
- (typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
- (visual art) The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.
- (visual art) The illusion of mass.
- (visual art) The thickness and opacity of paint.
- pressure; burden
- the weight of care or business
- The weight of this sad time.
- For the public all this weight he bears.
- The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
Terms derived from weight (noun)
force due to gravity
object to make something heavier
standardized measuring weight
importance or influence
weight for training muscles
topology: the smallest cardinality of a base
illusion of mass
thickness and opacity of paint
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- (transitive) To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
- (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
- (transitive, mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics.
- (transitive) To bias something; to slant.
- (transitive, horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.