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Definition of Weight

Weight

  1. To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
  5. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
  6. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.
  7. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
  8. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
  9. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
  10. 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.
  11. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.

Weight Quotations

One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.
Gretchen Rubin

My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
Kurt Cobain

I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
Zach Galifianakis

I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It's not getting easier; if anything, it's always right on the edge of my skin.
Erwin McManus

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt
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Weight Translations

weight in Afrikaans is gewig
weight in Dutch is gewicht
weight in French is poids, pesanteur
weight in German is Gewicht
weight in Latin is gravitas, onus
weight in Norwegian is vekt
weight in Portuguese is peso
weight in Spanish is peso
weight in Swedish is vikt, tyngd, lod
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