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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
carry one's weight, carry weight, pull one's weight, put on weight
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: heaviness, esp. as expressed in terms of a recognized system of measurement.
There is too much weight in the back of the boat.
similar words:
bulk, gravity, heft, poundage, size
definition 2: a unit or system of units by which heaviness is measured.
Ounces and pounds are units of weight.
definition 3: a specified amount of heaviness.
I can lift a weight of fifty pounds.
similar words:
burden, load, measure
definition 4: the amount of heaviness of a person or animal's body.
My weight has changed a lot this year.You look as if you have lost weight.The baby is gaining weight just as she should.
definition 5: the property or condition of being heavy.
Objects have no weight in outer space.
heaviness, weightiness
similar words:
density, immensity, substance
definition 6: an object whose usefulness depends on its being heavy.
He still keeps a paper weight on his desk.I lift weights at the gym.
similar words:
ballast, bob, paperweight, plumb, plummet, sinker
definition 7: in physics, the force with which an object is attracted to the Earth or another celestial body, which is equal to the object's mass multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity.
definition 8: a psychological burden.
No one seemed to understand the weight of her grief.
burden, load, pressure
similar words:
affliction, care, cross, encumbrance, freight, impediment, millstone, onus, responsibility, strain, stress, trial, worry
definition 9: the greatest or most influential part.
The weight of the evidence seems to point to his guilt.
body, preponderance
similar words:
emphasis, essence, gist, majority, mass, substance
definition 10: importance; influence.
My father's advice had a lot of weight in my decision.
importance, influence, moment, significance
similar words:
authority, concern, consequence, emphasis, gravity, import, magnitude, meaning, pith, power, strength, substance, sway, value
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phrase: carry weight, pull one's weight
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weights, weighting, weighted
definition 1: to make heavier.
weigh down
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definition 2: to load or burden.
burden, weigh down
similar words:
encumber, freight, hamper, load, saddle, tax, trouble
definition 3: to give an advantage, emphasis, or bias to.
slant, stress
similar words:
bias, emphasize, handicap, load
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phrase: carry one's weight, put on weight
Homophone Note
The words weight and wait sound alike but have different meanings.
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  exercise, measurement, muscle