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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

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

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Albert Camus

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
Isaac Newton

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
Tom Waits
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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