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weight

weight

 
pronunciation:
weIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
carry weight, pull one's weight
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the heaviness of an object, esp. as expressed in terms of a recognized system of measurement.
synonyms:
heaviness
similar words:
bulk, gravity, heft, poundage, size
definition 2: a unit or system of units by which a degree of heaviness is measured.
definition 3: a specified amount of heaviness.
a five-pound weight
similar words:
burden, load, measure
definition 4: the property or condition of being heavy.
synonyms:
heaviness, weightiness
similar words:
density, immensity, substance
definition 5: an object whose usefulness depends on its being heavy.
paper weight
 
similar words:
ballast, bob, paperweight, plumb, plummet, sinker
definition 6: a psychological burden.
the weight of her grief
synonyms:
burden, load, pressure
similar words:
affliction, care, cross, encumbrance, freight, impediment, millstone, onus, responsibility, strain, stress, trial, worry
definition 7: the greatest or most influential part.
the weight of the evidence
synonyms:
body, preponderance
similar words:
emphasis, essence, gist, majority, mass, substance
definition 8: importance; influence.
synonyms:
importance, influence, moment, significance
similar words:
authority, concern, consequence, emphasis, gravity, import, magnitude, meaning, pith, power, strength, substance, sway, value
phrase: carry weight
phrase: pull one's weight
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weighted, weighting, weights
definition 1: to make heavier.
synonyms:
weigh down
similar words:
ballast
definition 2: to load or burden.
synonyms:
burden, weigh down
similar words:
encumber, freight, hamper, load, saddle, tax, trouble
definition 3: to give an advantage, emphasis, or bias to.
synonyms:
slant, stress
similar words:
bias, emphasize, handicap, load
Homophone Note
The words weight and wait sound alike but have different meanings.
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