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Definition of 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

I was told I was fat in the modeling world, and a director on a shoot told me I needed to lose weight. The J-Lo booty wasn't popular then, and I wanted to be the perfect Hollywood girl - tall, blonde and skinny. I couldn't do the 'tall' because I was 5'2, and I couldn't do the skinny, either.
Coco Austin

My weight went up and down like a yo-yo.
Judith Light

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

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
Barbara Boxer
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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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