Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for weighty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- heavy (having a lot of weight)
- a weighty body.
- 1898, Guy Wetmore Carryl, The Confiding Peasant and the Maladroit Bear
- And so a weighty rock she aimed / With much enthusiasm
- important; or serious
- a weighty argument
- 1853, Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
- But I have now reached a point in the progress of my narrative, when it becomes necessary to turn away from these light descriptions, to the more grave and weighty matter of the second battle with Master Tibeats, and the flight through the great Pacoudrie Swamp.
- She, too, had given weighty decisions in all these matters:
- Rigorous; severe; afflictive.