Associations to the word «Weight»


WEIGHT, noun. The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is primarily influenced by).
WEIGHT, noun. An object used to make something heavier.
WEIGHT, noun. A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
WEIGHT, noun. Importance or influence.
WEIGHT, noun. (weightlifting) A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
WEIGHT, noun. (physics) Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
WEIGHT, noun. (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
WEIGHT, noun. (topology) The smallest cardinality of a base.
WEIGHT, noun. (typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
WEIGHT, noun. (visual art) The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.
WEIGHT, noun. (visual art) The illusion of mass.
WEIGHT, noun. (visual art) The thickness and opacity of paint.
WEIGHT, noun. Pressure; burden.
WEIGHT, noun. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
WEIGHT, verb. (transitive) To add weight to something; to make something heavier.
WEIGHT, verb. (transitive) (dyeing) To load (fabrics) with barite, etc. to increase the weight.
WEIGHT, verb. (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
WEIGHT, verb. (transitive) (mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics.
WEIGHT, verb. (transitive) To bias something; to slant.
WEIGHT, verb. (transitive) (horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
WEIGHT GAIN, noun. Increase in weight, usually of a person or animal.
WEIGHT GAINER, noun. (bodybuilding): A high-calorie beverage or powdered drink used to bulk up the physique, especially the muscles. Typically, such beverages are very high in sugar content, and require drinking large volumes of the beverage.
WEIGHT LIFTER, noun. Alternative spelling of weightlifter
WEIGHT LIFTING, noun. Alternative form of weightlifting
WEIGHT LOSS, noun. The reduction of total body mass due to loss of fluid, fat, tissue, etc.
WEIGHT MEASURE, noun. (science) A measure or unit to express an object's weight, which is directly proportional to its mass when the gravity is fixed (as commonly but imprecisely presumed on earth's surface.)
WEIGHT MEASURES, noun. Plural of weight measure
WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, noun. (idiomatic) The distressing combined burden of the problems, doubts, imperfections, and responsibilities associated with human existence.
WEIGHT STACK, noun. A block of calibrated weight, often used in an exercising machine
WEIGHT TRAINING, noun. (weightlifting) A form of physical exercise using weights to increase the strength and size of muscles by using exercises specific for each muscle group.
WEIGHT WEENIE, noun. (slang) A cyclist that is concerned about the weight of his or her bicycle.

Dictionary definition

WEIGHT, noun. The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity.
WEIGHT, noun. 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.
WEIGHT, noun. The relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight"; "the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed".
WEIGHT, noun. An artifact that is heavy.
WEIGHT, noun. An oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility".
WEIGHT, noun. A system of units used to express the weight of something.
WEIGHT, noun. A unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan".
WEIGHT, noun. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance.
WEIGHT, verb. Weight down with a load.
WEIGHT, verb. Present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders".

Wise words

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Leo Tolstoy