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weight

noun

1 weight

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

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... show more

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

Roget 535: affirmance, affirmation; statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment; confirmation.    asseveration, adjuration, swearing, ... show more

Roget 642: importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness.    import, significance, concern; emphasis, interest.    greatness etc. ... show more

Roget 28: inequality; disparity, imparity; odds; difference etc. 15; unevenness; inclination of the balance, partiality, bias, weight; shortcoming; casting weight, ... show more

Dutch: gewicht, massa, zwaarte
Polish: ciężar, ciężkość, waga



2 weight

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.

synonyms: exercising weight, free weight.

3 weight

The relative importance granted to something:
— His opinion carries great weight.
— The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed.

synonym: weightiness.

Polish: istotność, ważkość, ważność

4 weight

An artifact that is heavy.

Dutch: gewicht
Polish: ciężar

5 weight

An oppressive feeling of heavy force.

6 weight

A system of units used to express the weight of something.

synonym: system of weights.

7 weight

A unit used to measure weight:
— He placed two weights in the scale pan.

synonym: weight unit.

Dutch: gewicht, gewichtstuk

8 weight

statistics A coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance.

synonym: weighting.

Dutch: verzwaring

verb

1 weight

Weight down with a load.

synonyms: burden, burthen, weight down.

Dutch: belasten, drukken, rusten

2 weight

Present with a bias.

synonyms: angle, slant.

Dutch: hengelen, vissen


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