Definition of Carry weight

1. Verb. Have influence to a specified degree. "Her opinion carries a lot of weight"

Generic synonyms: Determine, Influence, Mold, Regulate, Shape

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carry Weight

carry one's heart on one's sleeve
carry one's heart upon one's sleeve
carry one's own weight
carry one's weight
carry oneself
carry out
carry over
carry someone's water
carry the bat
carry the can
carry the message to Garcia
carry through
carry to term
carry water for
carry weight (current term)
carrying a torch for

Literary usage of Carry weight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1878)
"an advocate might urge before a popular jury ; I have hardly met with one that would carry weight with a scholar who took the trouble to give it a few ..."

2. A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey, Embracing Practically Two and a by Frank John Urquhart, Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1913)
"That his opinions, formed after calm and cool deliberation, carry weight, is evidenced by the fact that he was elected alderman from the Fifth Ward in 1910, ..."

3. Horses and Riding by George Nevile (1877)
"... the comparative ability of horses to carry weight. As I said before, if two horses are both symmetrical the biggest horse will be the strongest; ..."

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