1. [ noun ] the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
Related terms: physical_property body_weight heaviness lightness dead_weight poundage throw-weight heavy light
2. [ noun ] (games) sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; a weight that is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
Synonyms: free_weight exercising_weight
Related terms: sports_equipment barbell dumbbell
3. [ noun ] the relative importance granted to something

"his opinion carries great weight"

Related terms: importance
4. [ noun ] an artifact that is heavy
Related terms: artifact load counterweight makeweight bob sinker paperweight burden
5. [ noun ] an oppressive feeling of heavy force

"bowed down by the weight of responsibility"

Related terms: oppression
6. [ verb ] present with a bias
Synonyms: slant angle

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

Related terms: bias
7. [ verb ] weight down with a load
Synonyms: weight_down burthen burden
Related terms: unburden charge saddle plumb overburden
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16680
9. [ noun ] a system of units used to express the weight of something
Synonyms: system_of_weights
Related terms: system_of_measurement troy avoirdupois
10. [ noun ] a unit used to measure weight
Synonyms: weight_unit

"he placed two weights in the scale pan"

Related terms: unit_of_measurement apothecaries'_unit frail arroba catty pood tael last maund obolus oka picul rotl crith troy_unit welterweight tod avoirdupois_unit
11. [ noun ] (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
Synonyms: weighting
Related terms: coefficient statistics
Similar spelling:   weighty