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Weight meaning

weight - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. present with a bias; " He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
  3. 3. To load ( fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
  7. 7. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
  8. 8. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.
  9. 9. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
  10. 10. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
  11. 11. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.
  14. 14. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See of observations, under Weight.
  15. 15. Heaviness; a heavy mass: mass used as a standard of weight: pressure; importance.

weight - examples of usage

  1. There was more weight, however, in the wind than I had supposed. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. The price depends upon the weight. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 11, 365. Does the man who takes in the fish enter their weight in any book at the time? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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