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weight meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of weight at MeaningMonkey.org. weight meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of weight (noun)

  1. the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  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
  3. the relative importance granted to something
    • "his opinion carries great weight"; "the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
    • synonyms: weightiness
  4. an artifact that is heavy
  5. an oppressive feeling of heavy force
    • "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
  6. a system of units used to express the weight of something
  7. a unit used to measure weight
    • "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
    • synonyms: weight unit
  8. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance


Definition of weight (verb)

  1. weight down with a load
  2. present with a bias
    • "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
    • synonyms: angle, slant
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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