Definitions for weight
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word weight.
the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
weight, free weight, exercising weightnoun
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, weightnoun
a system of units used to express the weight of something
weight unit, weightnoun
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 downverb
weight down with a load
slant, angle, weightverb
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.
Etymology: wiht, ġewiht
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: wiht , Saxon.
Tobacco cut and weighed, and then dried by the fire, loseth weight; and, after being laid in the open air, recovereth weight again. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Fain would I chuse a middle course to steer;
Nature’s too kind, and justice too severe:
Speak for us both, and to the balance bring,
On either side, the father and the king:
Heav’n knows my heart is bent to favour thee;
Make it but scanty weight, and leave the rest to me. Dryd.
Herman Boerhaave fed a sparrow with bread four days, in which time it eat more than its own weight; and yet there was no acid found in its body. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
Just balances, just weights shall ye have. Lev. xix. 36.
Undoubtedly there were such weights which the physicians used, who, though they might reckon according to the weight of the money, they did not weigh their drugs with pieces of money. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
When the balance is intirely broke, by mighty weights fallen into either scale, the power will never continue long in equal division, but run intirely into one. Jonathan Swift.
A man leapeth better with weights in his hands than without; for that the weight, if proportionable, strengtheneth the sinews by contracting them; otherwise, where no contraction is needful, weight hindereth: as we see in horseraces, men are curious to foresee that there be not the least weight upon the one horse more than upon the other. In leaping with weights, the arms are first cast backwards, and then forwards, with so much the greater force. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Wolsey, who from his own great store might have
A palace or a college for his grave,
Lies here interr’d:
Nothing but earth to earth, no pond’rous weight
Upon him, but a pebble or a quoit:
If thus thou lie’st neglected, what must we
Hope after death, who are but shreds of thee? Richard Corbet.
All their confidence
Under the weight of mountains bury’d deep. John Milton.
Pride, like a gulf, swallows us up; our very virtues, when so leavened, becoming weights and plummets to sink us to the deeper ruin. Government of the Tongue.
Then shun the ill; and know, my dear,
Kindness and constancy will prove
The only pillars fit to bear
So vast a weight as that of love. Matthew Prior.
Heaviness or weight is not here considered as being such a natural quality, whereby condensed bodies do of themselves tend downwards; but rather as being an affection, whereby they may be measured. John Wilkins.
The shaft that slightly was impress’d,
Now from his heavy fall with weight increas’d,
Drove through his neck. Dryden.
What natural agent impel them so strongly with a transverse side blow against that tremendous weight and rapidity, when whole worlds are falling? Richard Bentley.
Thou art no Atlas for so great a weight. William Shakespeare.
So shall the world go on,
To good malignant, to bad men benign,
Under her own weight groaning. John Milton.
We must those, who groan beneath the weight
Of age, disease, or want, commiserate. John Denham.
The prince may carry the plough, but the weight lies upon the people. Roger L'Estrange.
Possession’s load was grown so great,
He sunk beneath the cumb’rous weight. Jonathan Swift.
How to make ye suddenly an answer,
In such a point of weight, so near mine honour,
In truth I know not. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
If this right of heir carry any weight with it, if it be the ordinance of God, must not all be subject to it. John Locke.
To make the sense of esteem or disgrace sink the deeper, and be of the more weight, other agreeable or disagreeable things should constantly accompany these different states. John Locke.
An author’s arguments lose their weight, when we are persuaded that he only writes for argument’s sake. Addison.
See, Lord, the sorrows of my heart,
Ere yet it be too late;
And hear my Saviour’s dying groans,
To give those sorrows weight. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
The solemnities that encompass the magistrate add dignity to all his actions, and weight to all his words. Francis Atterbury.
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'weight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1234
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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
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When the words of a sportsman who has broken the rules several times, and has already been disqualified, carry more weight than ours, then questions arise.
We’re replacing selectorized equipment — weight machines where the placement of a pin determines resistance — with loaded movement that simulates what you do in everyday life.
Potential repercussions extend beyond any player seeking a thirst-quencher to his family, teammates, opponents and even the sports ability to continue. Part of the motivation for good behavior might be the same thing that drives most things in baseball wins and losses. The defending NL East champion Braves were rocked at the start of camp by the positive tests. Their setback underscored the new weight of the annual preseason mantra, If we can stay healthy.... I think we all recognize that the team that is hit the least hard by the virus, thats able to keep themselves healthy out there, is going to have the best chance to compete, Houston Astros James Click Click said. For a major leaguer, its counterintuitive : Avoid crowds. Teamwork can help players adopt an appropriately low-key lifestyle. I just make Christian Yelich get me everything, man.
Normal weight people whose spouses went from being normal weight to obese were more likely to become obese, this suggests that changes in one spouse are likely to also be reflected in the other spouse, likely because of similar changes in diet, physical activity or other behaviors that impact obesity.
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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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