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Meaning of WEIGHT

Pronunciation:  weyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an artifact that is heavy
  2. [n]  equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting
  3. [n]  the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  4. [n]  the relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight"
  5. [n]  an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
  6. [n]  (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
  7. [n]  a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
  8. [n]  a system of units used to express the weight of something
  9. [v]  present with a bias
  10. [v]  weight down with a load

WEIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: angle, burden, burthen, exercising weight, slant, system of weights, weight down, weight unit, weighting
 Antonyms: disburden, unburden
 See Also: apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, arroba, artefact, artifact, avoirdupois, avoirdupois weight, balance, barbell, bias, bob, body weight, burden, cattie, catty, charge, coefficient, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, crith, dead weight, dumbbell, equaliser, equalizer, frail, heaviness, importance, last, lightness, load, loading, makeweight, maund, obolus, oka, oppression, oppressiveness, overburden, paperweight, physical property, picul, plumb, pood, poundage, predetermine, rotl, saddle, sinker, sporting goods, sports equipment, system of measurement, tael, throw-weight, tod, troy, troy unit, troy weight, unit, unit of measurement, weightiness, weightlessness, welterweight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weight\, v. t. (Dyeing)
    To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight,
  2. \Weight\, n. [OE. weght, wight, AS. gewiht; akin to D.
    gewigt, G. gewicht, Icel. v[ae]tt, Sw. vigt, Dan. v[ae]gt.
    See {Weigh}, v. t.]
    1. 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.
    Note: Weight differs from gravity in being the effect of
          gravity, or the downward pressure of a body under the
          influence of gravity; hence, it constitutes a measure
          of the force of gravity, and being the resultant of all
          the forces exerted by gravity upon the different
          particles of the body, it is proportional to the
          quantity of matter in the body.
    2. 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.
             For sorrow, like a heavy-hanging bell, Once set on
             ringing, with his own weight goes.    --Shak.
    3. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or
       business. ``The weight of this said time.'' --Shak.
             For the public all this weight he bears. --Milton.
             [He] who singly bore the world's sad weight.
    4. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence;
       moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast
             In such a point of weight, so near mine honor.
    5. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of
       estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight;
       apothecaries' weight.
    6. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a
       paper weight.
             A man leapeth better with weights in his hands.
    7. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to
       be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as,
       an ounce weight.
    8. (Mech.) The resistance against which a machine acts, as
       opposed to the power which moves it. [Obs.]
    {Atomic weight}. (Chem.) See under {Atomic}, and cf.
    {Dead weight}, {Feather weight}, {Heavy weight}, {Light
    weight}, etc. See under {Dead}, {Feather}, etc.
    {Weight of observation} (Astron. & Physics), a number
       expressing the most probable relative value of each
       observation in determining the result of a series of
       observations of the same kind.
    Syn: Ponderousness; gravity; heaviness; pressure; burden;
         load; importance; power; influence; efficacy;
         consequence; moment; impressiveness.
  3. \Weight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weighted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. 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.
             The arrows of satire, . . . weighted with sense.
    2. (Astron. & Physics) To assign a weight to; to express by a
       number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See
       {Weight of observations}, under {Weight}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of your own weight, represents your self-worth, self-esteem, influence or power or persuasion. It is also indicative of the burdens you carry in life. Alternatively, it may represent your preoccupation with your physical shape and appearance. The dream may also be a pun for "wait". Dreaming that you are losing weight indicates that you are no longer being weighed down. It is as if something has been lifted off your shoulders. Dreaming that you are overweight or that you are gaining weight, suggests that you are feeling over-burdened and pressured. You may be carrying too many responsibilities. Dreaming that you are underweight, implies that you need to work harder at something. You may also be way out of your league in some situation.