Definition of Weight

1. Noun. The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity.

Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Specialized synonyms: Body Weight, Dead Weight, Heaviness, Weightiness, Poundage, Tare, Throw-weight, Lightness, Weightlessness
Attributes: Heavy, Light
Derivative terms: Weighty



2. Verb. Weight down with a load.
Exact synonyms: Burden, Burthen, Weight Down
Specialized synonyms: Overburden, Plumb, Saddle
Generic synonyms: Charge
Derivative terms: Burden, Burthen
Antonyms: Unburden

3. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Exercising Weight, Free Weight
Specialized synonyms: Barbell, Dumbbell
Generic synonyms: Sports Equipment

4. Verb. Present with a bias. "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
Exact synonyms: Angle, Slant
Generic synonyms: Bias, Predetermine
Derivative terms: Slant

5. Noun. The relative importance granted to something. "The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
Exact synonyms: Weightiness
Generic synonyms: Importance
Derivative terms: Weighty, Weighty, Weighty

6. Noun. An artifact that is heavy.

7. Noun. An oppressive feeling of heavy force. "Bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
Generic synonyms: Oppression, Oppressiveness
Derivative terms: Weighty

8. Noun. A system of units used to express the weight of something.
Exact synonyms: System Of Weights
Generic synonyms: Metric, System Of Measurement
Specialized synonyms: Avoirdupois, Avoirdupois Weight, Troy, Troy Weight

9. Noun. A unit used to measure weight. "He placed two weights in the scale pan"

10. Noun. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance.
Exact synonyms: Weighting
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Coefficient

Definition of Weight

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. t. To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.

4. n. 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. v. t. 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.

6. v. t. To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.

Definition of Weight

1. Noun. The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is primarily influenced by). ¹

2. Noun. An object used to make something heavier. ¹

3. Noun. A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object. ¹

4. Noun. Importance or influence ¹

5. Noun. (weightlifting) A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles. ¹

6. Noun. (physics) Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.). ¹

7. Noun. (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation. ¹

8. Noun. (topology) The smallest cardinality of a base. ¹

9. Noun. (typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes. ¹

10. Noun. (context: visual art) The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight. ¹

11. Noun. (context: visual art) The illusion of mass. ¹

12. Noun. (context: visual art) The thickness and opacity of paint. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To bias something; to slant. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Weight

1. to add weight (heaviness) to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Weight

1. 1. 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. Weight differs from gravity in being the effect of gravity, or the downward pressure of a body under the influence of gravity; hence, it constitutes a measure of the force of gravity, and being the resultant of all the forces exerted by gravity upon the different particles of the body, it is proportional to the quantity of matter in the body. 2. 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. "For sorrow, like a heavy-hanging bell, once set on ringing, with his own weight goes." (Shak) 3. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business. "The weight of this said time." "For the public all this weight he bears." (Milton) "[He] who singly bore the world's sad weight." (Keble) 4. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight. "In such a point of weight, so near mine honor." (Shak) 5. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight. 6. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight. "A man leapeth better with weights in his hands." (Bacon) 7. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight. 8. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it. See Atomic, and cf. Element. Dead weight, Feather weight, Heavy weight, Light weight, etc. See Dead, Feather, etc. Weight of observation, a number expressing the most probable relative value of each observation in determining the result of a series of observations of the same kind. Synonym: Ponderousness, gravity, heaviness, pressure, burden, load, importance, power, influence, efficacy, consequence, moment, impressiveness. Origin: OE. Weght, wight, AS. Gewiht; akin to D. Gewigt, G. Gewicht, Icel. Vaett, Sw. Vigt, Dan. Vaegt. See Weigh. 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 arrows of satire, . . . Weighted with sense." (Coleridge) 2. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight. Origin: Weighted; Weighting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Weight

weighing
weighing boat
weighing bottle
weighing down
weighing funnel
weighing machine
weighings
weighlock
weighlocks
weighman
weighmaster
weighmasters
weighmen
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weighs down
weight (current term)
weight-bearing
weight-lift
weight-train
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weight gain
weight gainer
weight gaining
weight lifter
weight lifting
weight loss
weight measure
weight measures
weight perception
weight sense

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