weight

  • 1 Weight — Weight, n. [OE. weght, wight, AS. gewiht; akin to D. gewigt, G. gewicht, Icel. v[ae]tt, Sw. vigt, Dan. v[ae]gt. See {Weigh}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 weight — [wāt] n. [ME weiht, altered (infl. by weien, WEIGH1) < OE wiht < wegan: see WEIGH1] 1. a portion or quantity weighing a definite or specified amount [ten pounds weight of lead] 2. a) heaviness as a quality of things …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Weight — Weight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weighting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 weight — ► NOUN 1) a body s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; heaviness. 2) Physics the force exerted on the mass of a body by a gravitational field. 3) the quality of being heavy. 4) a unit or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 weight — O.E. gewiht, from P.Gmc. * (ga)wekhtiz, * (ga)wekhtjan (Cf. O.N. vætt, O.Fris. wicht, M.Du. gewicht, Ger. Gewicht), from *weg (see WEIGH (Cf. weigh)). The verb meaning to load with weight is attested from 1747; sense in statistics is recorded… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 weight — [n1] heaviness adiposity, avoirdupois, ballast, burden, density, G factor*, gravity, gross, heft, heftiness, load, mass, measurement, net, ponderosity, ponderousness, poundage, pressure, substance, tonnage; concept 795 weight [n2] something used… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 weight|y — «WAY tee», adjective, weight|i|er, weight|i|est. 1. heavy; having much weight. SYNONYM(S): ponderous. See syn. under …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 Weight — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Doug Weight (* 1971), US amerikanischer Eishockeyspieler Pamela Weight, britische Eiskunstläuferin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort …

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  • 9 weight — I (burden) noun care, cumbrance, duty, encumbrance, incubus, liability, load, mass, obligation, onus, oppression, ponderousness, pressure, responsibility II (credibility) noun belief, certainty, confidence, credence, credibleness, credit, faith,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 weight — n 1 significance, *importance, moment, consequence, import Analogous words: *worth, value: magnitude, *size, extent: seriousness, gravity (see corresponding adjectives at SERIOUS) 2 *influence, authority, prestige, cr …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 weight|i|ly — «WAY tuh lee», adverb. in a weighty manner; heavily; ponderously; momentously; forcibly …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 Weight — This article is about the physical concept. For other uses, see Weight (disambiguation). A spring scale measures the weight of an object (according to the operational definition) …

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  • 13 weight — weight1 W2S1 [weıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount somebody/something weighs)¦ 2¦(how fat)¦ 3¦(heaviness)¦ 4¦(heavy thing)¦ 5¦(worry)¦ 6¦(importance)¦ 7¦(amount)¦ 8¦(for measuring quantities)¦ 9¦(for sport)¦ 10 throw your wei …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 weight — weighter, n. /wayt/, n. 1. the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs. 2. Physics. the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity: commonly taken, in a… …

    Universalium

  • 15 weight — noun 1 amount sth weighs ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, immense ▪ light ▪ extra ▪ …

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  • 16 weight — [[t]we͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦ weights, weighting, weighted 1) N VAR: oft amount in N, with poss, N of amount The weight of a person or thing is how heavy they are, measured in units such as kilograms, pounds, or tons. What is your height and weight?... This… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 weight — Either gross weight, net weight, or tare weight. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. weight weight 1 [weɪt] noun [countable, uncountable] how heavy something is, measured using a particular system: • The weight of the new …

    Financial and business terms

  • 18 weight — weight1 [ weıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount a measurement of how heavy a person or thing is: in weight: It was about 12 pounds in weight. lose weight (=become thinner): Have you lost weight? put on/gain weight (=become fatter): Susan gained weight… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 weight — 1 /weIt/ noun 1 WHAT SB/STH WEIGHS (C, U) how heavy something is when measured by a particular system: The average weight of a baby at birth is just over seven pounds. 2 HOW FAT (U) how heavy and especially how fat someone is: A lot of teenage… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 weight — The force of gravity acting upon a body. It is measured in Newtons. See advance weight, axle weight balance weight balancing weight centrifugal weight clip on weight counterweight curb weight distributor weight …

    Dictionary of automotive terms


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