Weight Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Weight? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Synonyms, Antonyms, Words starting with Weight, Words ending with Weight, Derivations, How to pronounce? Related sentences, Example sentences and more...

Weight meaning

Word: Weight

How to pronounce: weɪt

Noun

Definitions:

1. A body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing.

Example sentences: "He was at least 175 pounds in weight"

2. A piece of metal known to weigh a definite amount and used on scales to determine how heavy an object or quantity of a substance is.

Example sentences: "Abu Ammar pondered this a moment as he put the bags on the old brass scale and adjusted the weights."

3. The ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions.

Example sentences: "A recommendation by the committee will carry great weight"

4. The surface density of cloth, used as a measure of its quality.

Example sentences: "Keep two weights of press cloths on hand and use them appropriately."

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it.

Example sentences: "A mug half filled with coffee weighted down a stack of papers"

2. Attach importance or value to.

Example sentences: "Speaking, reading, and writing should be weighted equally in the assessment"

3. Assign a handicap weight to (a horse).

Example sentences: "A total of 267 entries have been weighted for the Melbourne Cup, and 279 for the Caulfield Cup."

4. Treat (a fabric) with a substance to make it seem thicker and heavier.


Synonyms:

kettlebell

dumbbell

wt

mass

bulk

a host

a lot

a wealth

poundage

net weight

heaviness

burden

heft

burthen

brunt

avoirdupois

adiposity

obesity

fat

plumpness

weight coefficient

weighting factor

weighting coefficient

relative density

specific gravity

lose weight

load

loading

payload

clout

leverage

influence

freight

cargo

lading

significance

magnitude

body

authority

accent


Antonyms:

counterweight

counterbalance


Derivations:

weighed

weighty

weighted

weightless

weighing

weighting

weightlessness

weigher

weigh

weightily


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Weight in Other Languages...

Spanish: Peso

German: Gewicht

French: Poids

Italian: Peso

Turkish: Kilo


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