weight


weight
[[t]weɪt[/t]]
n.
1) wam the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs
2) phs the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity
3) wam a system of units for expressing heaviness or mass: avoirdupois weight
4) wam a unit of heaviness or mass, as the pound
5) wam a body of determinate mass, as of metal, for using on a balance or scale in weighing objects, substances, etc
6) wam a specific quantity of a substance that is determined by weighing or that weighs a fixed amount
7) any heavy load, mass, or object
8) excess fat; corpulence:
to lose weight[/ex]
9) an object used or useful solely because of its heaviness:
the weights of a clock[/ex]
10) a mental or moral burden, as of care, sorrow, or responsibility
11) importance, moment, consequence, or effective influence:
an opinion of great weight[/ex]
12) spo
a) a barbell, dumbbell, or similar heavy apparatus lifted or held for exercise, body building, or in athletic competition
b) a replaceable metal disk of specific heaviness fastened to each end of a barbell
13) sta a measure of the relative importance of an item in a statistical population
14) tex (of clothing, textiles, etc.)
relative heaviness or thickness as related to general or seasonal use (often used in combination):
a winter-weight jacket[/ex]
15) pri (of type) the degree of blackness or boldness
16) spo (esp. in boxing) a division or class to which a contestant or competitor belongs according to body weight
17) spo the total amount the jockey, saddle, and leads must weigh on a racehorse during a race
18) to add weight to; load with additional weight
19) tex to load (fabrics, threads, etc.) with mineral or other matter to increase the weight or bulk
20) to burden with or as if with weight (often fol. by down)
21) sta to give a statistical weight to
22) to bias or slant toward a particular goal or direction; manipulate
23) spo to assign (a racehorse) a specific weight to carry in a race
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME (n.); OE (ge)wiht (c. MHG gewichte, ON vētt); see weigh, -th I weight′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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