Adjective "weight" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/weɪt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing.
  1. 'she misjudged the weight of the book and dropped it'
  2. 'A while back my sister made an effort to gain weight; her body mass index indicated that she was underweight.'
  3. 'His weight has risen massively and his body has ballooned.'
  4. 'There are many reasons why controlling our weight is important for most of us.'
  5. 'Her speech was affected and she gained two stone in weight.'
  6. 'We never made fun of her weight directly, no matter how paranoid she was about it.'
  7. 'I've begun to lose my hair, I've put on two stone in weight.'
  8. 'Now, despite the efforts of doctors, personal trainers, dieticians and the social services her weight has continued to rise.'
  9. 'Are you going to go from your current weight to your target weight of 120 pounds under this medical regime?'
  10. 'Height, weight, calculated body mass index, and blood pressures were recorded.'
  11. 'I thought I'd translate my weight from stones to pounds.'
  12. 'Getting enough exercise is a crucial factor in keeping weight at a healthy level.'
  13. 'The rise in our weight correlates with the increase in the use of our cars.'
  14. 'Our weight is defined as the force that we exert due to our mass.'
  15. 'as he came upstairs the boards creaked under his weight'
  16. 'It was so massive that the floor sank several feet downward under its weight.'
  17. 'He took a step on the platform, his weight causing a loud creak, and froze.'
  18. 'I am determined to keep the weight off now and to continue my workouts.'
  19. 'Certainly we know that the system of weights and measures of the Sumerians do use 1/3 and 2/3 as basic fractions.'
  20. 'Many happy hours may be spent poring over the 120,000 calculations in a currency and a system of weights and measures long since discarded'
  21. 'Equally of interest at the exhibition are the charts listing the different quantities and units used for weights and measures in this land.'
  22. 'The answer is to standardize the system of weights and measures.'
  23. 'We are used to measuring things in terms of various systems of weights and measures.'
  24. 'The uniformity of administrative structures was reflected, later, in the imposition of a national, decimal system of weights, measures, and currency.'
  25. 'North of the border, despite similar attempts to disentangle the confusing system of Scottish weights and measures, there was no serious attack on the problem until the Restoration.'
A piece of metal known to weigh a definite amount and used on scales to determine how heavy an object or quantity of a substance is.
  1. 'Abu Ammar pondered this a moment as he put the bags on the old brass scale and adjusted the weights.'
  2. 'People had to carry the scales, accompanying weights, and sometimes even tools to cut the metal, just to be able to transact.'
  3. 'be careful when lifting a heavy weight'
  4. 'Press under kitchen weights and let sit overnight at room temperature.'
  5. 'Choose a moderate weight for this exercise, as the weight is used primarily as a counterbalance.'
  6. 'Put the rope on the pulley, drop the weight onto the button, jam the stick onto the hole.'
  7. '‘Um, he and Robbie went to the mall with Tommy,’ I replied, stacking the weights on the counter.'
  8. 'You see, all mechanical clocks are driven by a weight, like a pendulum, or a tightly wound spring.'
  9. 'The radio play powered by pre-electric pulleys and weights, the nuclear holocaust in the title track.'
  10. 'We also worked out with weights and used treadmills and stationary bicycles.'
  11. 'I favor lighter weights and dumbbells to develop balance, control and coordination.'
  12. 'It doesn't matter how many weights I do and fitness regimes I do.'
  13. 'We practice slowly lifting heavier weights to work all my body parts.'
  14. 'The second thing that I do is I go to the gym and I lift weights.'
  15. 'You have to be careful about what you're doing - you wouldn't be allowed to go into the gym and lift the heaviest weights on your first day.'
  16. '‘It was then I started lifting heavier weights and then it was suggested that I take up powerlifting,’ she said.'
  17. 'Experiment with a variety of weights to determine what you should use.'
  18. 'When he wasn't working he'd often be found at the gym where he lifted weights.'
  19. 'Some advice she frequently offers to her clients: Don't be afraid to lift heavier weights.'
  20. 'To keep their weight down, jockeys lived on 600 calories a day.'
  21. 'Look at the weight carried by the horses that finished in the frame.'
  22. 'He opened his career by winning a maiden special weight race at Saratoga Race Course on August 26.'
  23. 'Such was his class that when running in handicaps, he was forced to give away huge amounts of weight - yet still managed to come home in front.'
The ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions.
  1. 'The interview is the most frequently used selection device and is often given the most weight in hiring decisions.'
  2. 'In our view, Mr Pearson gave undue weight in reaching his decisions to the level of personal care that is required.'
  3. 'Carter similarly found that his authority carried little weight with his slaves.'
  4. 'First, future costs may not have the same weight in our decisions as present costs.'
  5. 'How does a majority in one case get the power to imbue its decision with extra weight?'
  6. 'Why should one authority carry greater weight than any other?'
  7. 'individuals differ in the weight they attach to various aspects of a job'
  8. 'Many primitive societies attach existential weight to the names of things.'
  9. 'Too many factors of varying weight and relevance have to be weighed in the balance.'
  10. 'It's no big deal and no weight should be attached to it.'
  11. 'I think most judges give weight to this factor in reaching their factual conclusions.'
  12. 'He said he had to give considerable weight to that factor.'
  13. 'The FPC attaches great weight to the letters written by you, the students.'
  14. 'They may not have given sufficient weight to two other factors, one an arguable hypothesis and the other a central fact of British politics.'
  15. 'Above all, it is necessary to give full weight to the provisions of Article 5 as a whole.'
The surface density of cloth, used as a measure of its quality.
  1. 'Rayon is strong, extremely absorbent, comes in a variety of qualities and weights, and can be made to resemble natural fabrics.'
  2. 'Keep two weights of press cloths on hand and use them appropriately.'
  3. 'The numbers by which the weight of fabrics are measured represent the number of ounces per yard.'

verb

Hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it.
  1. 'They are not weighted down by the need for power.'
  2. 'Summer dwellings seem to have been tents weighted down by stones around the periphery.'
  3. 'She moves a lot in her sleep, rolling this way and that as if her mind is weighted down and troubled.'
  4. 'Her legs were throbbing and the pack on her back was so weighted down with water that it had caused her shoulders and spine to ache.'
  5. 'All of my limbs felt like they were weighted down with lead.'
  6. 'Lee nodded and ran out, forcing his legs to move fast even though they felt as if they were weighted down with lead.'
  7. 'Rayne constantly had to pull her feet from the mud, because they sunk so far they were weighted down with mud.'
  8. 'The movie is not weighted down by plot, but it does have a recognizable storyline featuring legitimate characters and a few nice (but minor) twists.'
  9. 'Groaning slightly, he eased back, and strained to lift eyelids that felt weighted with bricks.'
  10. 'Billy's hammock had been weighted with shot and his body was thrown into the sea.'
  11. 'The traps are typically positioned on the sea floor and heavily weighted to keep them in place.'
  12. 'Her neck is hung with crucifixes and beads, while her wrists are weighted with bands of stainless steel.'
Attribute importance or value to.
  1. 'Thus, two countries with vastly different populations, like Ghana and China, for example, are weighted equally.'
  2. 'I think it's important to recognize the cost of war and to weight that cost against our raison d'être.'
  3. 'The samples we've included were weighted to favor people whose past voting behavior suggested a higher likelihood of voting.'
  4. 'The judicial system remains weighted in favour of the police.'
  5. 'As ‘political’ weblogs tend to have much longer blogrolls than other weblogs, the chart is therefore weighted in their favour to a certain degree.'
  6. 'I don't believe that the system should be weighted in favour of developers, but everyone should work together to produce end results that suit both the city and the developer.'
  7. 'The crown took other measures to make the scales of justice less weighted against the peasantry.'
  8. 'The scheme would therefore continue to be weighted in favour of small and medium scale producers.'
  9. 'It may well save a few innocent lives if the justice system was less weighted in favour of the criminal's human rights.'
  10. 'Our justice system, under-funded and under pressure, is weighted towards miscarriages.'
  11. 'Some accept the judgments reluctantly but, increasingly, men are showing their frustration at what they believe is a system that is weighted too heavily in favour of mothers.'
  12. 'The interview agenda of general topical areas should be weighted by relative importance, as suggested by the following.'
  13. 'Every generation the mean inbreeding coefficient of the population was calculated from pedigree relationships, weighted by the different numbers of males and females.'
  14. 'The sample of survey recipients selected was weighted using these percentages.'
  15. 'Because the true probability of selection is known, the panel can be weighted to represent the cohort of all seventh and eighth graders in the Rochester public schools in 1988.'
  16. 'These factors are statistically weighted as to importance, and relative values are assigned.'
  17. 'All characters were coded as unordered and weighted equally.'
Assign a handicap weight to (a horse).
  1. 'He does not look badly weighted in this handicap.'
  2. 'At Ascot he would be nicely weighted even if he will run from three pounds out of the handicap.'
  3. 'Ela D' Argent looks attractively weighted on her handicap debut.'
  4. 'Pat Eddery's mount showed promise in his three starts last term and looks nicely weighted in his first handicap.'
  5. 'Four-year-olds and older are weighted at 126 pounds at all distances throughout the year, and the scale is adjusted down from that level.'
Treat (a fabric) with a mineral to make it seem thicker and heavier.

    More definitions

    1. the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs.

    2. Physics. the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity: commonly taken, in a region of constant gravitational acceleration, as a measure of mass.

    3. a system of units for expressing heaviness or mass: avoirdupois weight.

    4. a unit of heaviness or mass: The pound is a common weight in English-speaking countries.

    5. a body of determinate m

    More examples(as adjective)

    "organizations can be weight in/at/on days."

    "organizations can be weight by lengths."

    "dollars can be weight in/at/on yesterdays."

    "trainings can be weight."

    "problems can be weight."

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    Origin

    Old English (ge)wiht, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wicht and German Gewicht. The form of the word has been influenced by weigh.

    Phrase

    put on (or lose) weight
    throw one's weight about (or around)
    throw one's weight behind
    the weight of the world
    be a weight off one's mind
    be worth one's weight in gold