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Definition 1: an artifact that is heavy - [noun denoting artifact]

(weight is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of weight ) a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

(... is a kind of weight ) a weight that balances another weight

(... is a kind of weight ) weight to be borne or conveyed

(... is a kind of weight ) a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight

(... is a kind of weight ) a weight used to hold down a stack of papers

(... is a kind of weight ) a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)

Definition 2: sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

(... is a kind of weight ) a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end; used in weightlifting

(... is a kind of weight ) an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle

Definition 3: the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity - [noun denoting attribute]

(weight is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(... is a kind of weight ) the property of being comparatively small in weight

"the lightness of balsa wood"

(... is a kind of weight ) the weight of the payload of a missile (not including the weight of the rocket)

(... is a kind of weight ) the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo

(... is a kind of weight ) weight expressed in pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) the property of being comparatively great in weight

"the heaviness of lead"

(... is a kind of weight ) a heavy motionless weight

(... is a kind of weight ) the weight of a person's body

(... are attributes of weight) of comparatively great physical weight or density

"a heavy load" "lead is a heavy metal" "heavy mahogany furniture"

(... are attributes of weight) of comparatively little physical weight or density

"a light load" "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"

Definition 4: the relative importance granted to something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where weight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his opinion carries great weight
  • the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

Definition 5: an oppressive feeling of heavy force - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where weight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bowed down by the weight of responsibility

(weight is a kind of ...) a feeling of being oppressed

Definition 6: a unit used to measure weight - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where weight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he placed two weights in the scale pan

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

"the dollar is the United States unit of currency" "a unit of wheat is a bushel" "change per unit volume"

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry)

(... is a kind of weight ) a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries

"the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds

(... is a kind of weight ) the weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure)

(... is a kind of weight ) any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)

(... is a kind of weight ) a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries

(... is a kind of weight ) any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces

(... is a kind of weight ) any of the unit of the troy system of weights

(... is a kind of weight ) a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)

Definition 7: a system of units used to express the weight of something - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

(... is a kind of weight ) a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)

(... is a kind of weight ) a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains

Definition 8: (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic

(weight belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 9: present with a bias - [verb of cognition]

Samples where weight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) cause to be biased

Definition 10: weight down with a load - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for weight in the sense of this definition

(weight is a kind of ...) fill or load to capacity

"charge the wagon with hay"

(... is a kind of weight ) load with excessive weight

(... is a kind of weight ) weight with lead

(... is a kind of weight ) load or burden; encumber

"he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"

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