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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

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Black people comprehend the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs... I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts. I had to face the fear/loathing at its source or it would consume me whole.
Maya Angelou

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

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
Albert Camus

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
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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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