Definition Of weight


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.

he was at least 175 pounds in weight

a heavy object, especially one being lifted or carried.

The sections were forced to march distances of up to 8km over night to reach stand locations carrying weights in excess of 35 kg.

assign a handicap weight to (a horse).

A total of 267 entries have been weighted for the Melbourne Cup, and 279 for the Caulfield Cup.

attach importance or value to.

speaking, reading, and writing should be weighted equally in the assessment

hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it.

a mug half filled with coffee weighted down a stack of papers

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Example Of weight

  • a lot of weight is given to research

  • a recommendation by the committee will carry great weight

  • A specific body weight was not strived for.

  • A while back my sister made an effort to gain weight ; her body mass index indicated that she was underweight.

  • Above all, it is necessary to give full weight to the provisions of Article 5 as a whole.

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