"Particularly as you are going to carry weight," said Linton, laughing.
Thinks his silly title will carry weight in society as it does in the city.
Somehow the very audacity of Pryak's plan seemed to carry weight with the under-priests.
It may be that not enough evidence has been given to carry weight.
The passengers were well-known citizens, whose testimony would be sure to carry weight in any court of law.
They are cold, hard, sometimes disconcerting but they carry weight.
I'm too short in the neck to carry weight and stand excitement.
But still he seem'd to carry weight,With leathern girdle braced: For all might see the bottle necksStill dangling at his waist.
The Sunday-school teacher's recommendation would also carry weight.
He is a heavy man, and his white horse, adapted to carry weight, was quite unlike any other horse in the neighbourhood.
Old English gewiht, from Proto-Germanic *(ga)wekhtiz, *(ga)wekhtjan (cf. Old Norse vætt, Old Frisian wicht, Middle Dutch gewicht, German Gewicht), from *weg- (see weigh). The verb meaning "to load with weight" is attested from 1747; sense in statistics is recorded from 1901. To lose weight "get thinner" is recorded from 1961. Weight Watcher as a trademark name dates from 1960. To pull one's weight (1921) is from rowing.
The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body and which is equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
A measure of the heaviness of an object.
Our Living Language : Although most hand-held calculators can translate pounds into kilograms, an absolute conversion factor between these two units is not technically sound. A pound is a unit of force, and a kilogram is a unit of mass. When the unit pound is used to indicate the force that a gravitational field exerts on a mass, the pound is a unit of weight. Mistaking weight for mass is tantamount to confusing the electric charges on two objects with the forces of attraction (or repulsion) between them. Like charge, the mass of an object is an intrinsic property of that object: electrons have a unique mass, protons have a unique mass, and some particles, such as photons, have no mass. Weight, on the other hand, is a force due to the gravitational attraction between two bodies. For example, one's weight on the Moon is 1/6 of one's weight on Earth. Nevertheless, one's mass on the Moon is identical to one's mass on Earth. The reason that hand-held calculators can translate between units of weight and units of mass is that the majority of us use calculators on the planet Earth at sea level, where the conversion factor is constant for all practical purposes.