the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
weight, free weight, exercising weight(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
the relative importance granted to something
"his opinion carries great weight"; "the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
an artifact that is heavy
an oppressive feeling of heavy force
"bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
system of weights, weight(noun)
a system of units used to express the weight of something
weight unit, weight(noun)
a unit used to measure weight
"he placed two weights in the scale pan"
(statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
burden, burthen, weight, weight down(verb)
weight down with a load
slant, angle, weight(verb)
present with a bias
"He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
(Math.) to assign a numerical value expressing relative importance to (a measurement), to be multiplied by the value of the measurement in determining averages or other aggregate quantities; as, they weighted part one of the test twice as heavily as part 2.
The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is primarily influenced by).
An object used to make something heavier.
A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
Importance or influence
A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
He's working out with weights.
Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
The smallest cardinality of a base.
The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
To load, burden or oppress someone.
To assign weights to individual statistics.
To bias something; to slant.
To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.
The illusion of mass.
The thickness and opacity of paint.
Origin: wiht, ġewiht
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
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
hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business
importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight
a scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight
a ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight
a definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight
the resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it
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
to assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight
In science and engineering, the weight of an object is usually taken to be the force on the object due to gravity. Its magnitude, often denoted by an italic letter W, is the product of the mass m of the object and the magnitude of the local gravitational acceleration g; thus: W = mg. The term weight and mass are often confused with each other in everyday discourse but they are distinct quantities. The unit of measurement for weight is that of force, which in the International System of Units is the newton. For example, an object with a mass of one kilogram has a weight of about 9.8 newtons on the surface of the Earth, and about one-sixth as much on the Moon. In this sense of weight, a body can be weightless only if it is far away from any gravitating mass. There is also a rival tradition within Newtonian physics and engineering which sees weight as that which is measured when one uses scales. There the weight is a measure of the magnitude of the reaction force exerted on a body. Typically, in measuring someone's weight, the person is placed on scales at rest with respect to the earth but the definition can be extended to other states of motion. Thus in a state of free fall, the weight would be zero. In this second sense of weight, terrestrial objects can be weightless. Ignoring air resistance, an apple on its way to meet Newton's head is weightless.
An amount or quantity of matter contained in the mass of a body.
The weight of the product is an important calculation where it may have to posted or sent by courier.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'weight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1234
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'weight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1172
Rank popularity for the word 'weight' in Nouns Frequency: #483
The numerical value of weight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of weight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being.
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- وَزْن, ثقلArabic
- váha, závažíCzech
- vægt, masseDanish
- Gewicht, Masse, gewichten, beschwerenGerman
- σταθμίον, βάρος, βάρη, μάζα, ζύγι, σταθμάGreek
- masa, peso, pesa, pesar, ponderarSpanish
- kaal, kaalumaEstonian
- وزن, وزنهPersian
- paino, punnus, painokerroin, painoarvo, merkitys, paksuus, kuormittaa, raskauttaa, painottaa, lisätäFinnish
- vekt, massiFaroese
- poids, lest, masse, pondérer, alourdir, lester, appesantirFrench
- cudromScottish Gaelic
- súly, súlyozás, tömegHungarian
- ծանրություն, կշռաքար, կշիռ, քաշ, բեռ, զանգվածArmenian
- massa, peso, ponderare, appesantire, gravareItalian
- 重り, 重さ, 荷重, 重み, 分銅, 重量, 体重Japanese
- 重量, 체중, 중량Korean
- svars, atsvarsLatvian
- tāwē, toimaha, wēti, taumahaMāori
- gewicht, wegenDutch
- peso, haltere, massa, ponderarPortuguese
- paisa, peisa, pesa, paisRomansh
- greutate, masă, halteră, haltere, ponderaRomanian
- груз, вес, гантель, гиря, масса, блинRussian
- pesu, pessuSardinian
- vikt, tyngd, massa, göra tyngre, tynga, viktaSwedish
- బరువు, భారముTelugu
- trọng lượng, 重量Vietnamese
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