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weight

weight

 
 
pronunciation:
weIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
carry weight, pull one's weight
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality of being heavy.
There's a lot of weight to this bowling ball.
similar words:
bulk, gravity, size
definition 2: a unit or system of units by which such a quality is measured.
Ounces and pounds are units of weight.
definition 3: a particular amount of this quality.
He lifted a weight of five pounds.
similar words:
burden, load, measure
definition 4: an object used because it is heavy.
 
similar words:
ballast, bob, plumb
definition 5: importance; influence.
My father's advice had a lot of weight in my decision.
synonyms:
importance, influence, significance
similar words:
authority, concern, consequence, emphasis, gravity, import, magnitude, meaning, power, strength, substance, sway, value
phrase: carry weight
phrase: pull one's weight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: weighted, weighting, weights
definition: to make heavier.
He weighted the bag with rocks so that it would sink to the bottom of the lake.
synonyms:
weigh down
Homophone Note
The words weight and wait sound alike but have different meanings.
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