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Noun: weight  weyt
  1. The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
     
  2. 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
    - free weight, exercising weight
     
  3. The relative importance granted to something
    "his opinion carries great weight";
    - weightiness
     
  4. An artifact that is heavy
     
  5. An oppressive feeling of heavy force
    "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
     
  6. A system of units used to express the weight of something
    - system of weights
     
  7. A unit used to measure weight
    "he placed two weights in the scale pan";
    - weight unit
     
  8. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
    - weighting
     
  9. (typography) the boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes
Verb: weight  weyt
  1. Add a heavy load; increase the weight of a load
    - burden, burthen, weight down
     
  2. Present with a bias
    - slant, angle
     
  3. (mathematics) assign weights to individual terms or statistics

Sounds like: waists, wastes

Derived forms: weighted, weighting, weights

See also: heavy, light

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], bias, charge, coefficient, importance, metric, oppression, oppressiveness, physical property, predetermine, repressiveness, sports equipment, system of measurement, unit, unit of measurement

Encyclopedia: Weight