- relative heaviness or thickness as related to warmth or to seasonal use (often used in combination): a winter-weight jacket.
- relative heaviness or thickness as related to use: a bolt of coat-weight woolen cloth.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of weight
OTHER WORDS FROM weightweighter, nounself-weight, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH weightwait, weight
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Example sentences from the Web for weight
If your body weight is drastically different from your partner’s, you could end up sleeping under a blanket that inhibits your mobility.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
This water would help support any astronauts during their stay, cutting down on the weight we'd have to shift out of Earth orbit.Mapping the ice on Mars that could support future missions|John Timmer|February 9, 2021|Ars Technica
Though these wool mittens aren’t waterproof, they will absorb 30 percent of their weight before they start to feel damp.
The weight of the keyboard may not matter if it will be mostly stationary, but if you’ll be transporting it or using it on your lap, you’ll want to be sure it’s not dragging you down.Best mechanical keyboard: Game, code, type, and work smoother and faster|PopSci Commerce Team|February 4, 2021|Popular Science
The new study of silk-based weight lifting strikes Symone Alexander, a chemical engineer with wide-ranging interests at Auburn University in Alabama, as “very cool.”How a tiny spider uses silk to lift prey 50 times its own weight|Susan Milius|February 3, 2021|Science News
A lot of people ring in the New Year with vows to lose weight and exercise.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet we keep doing the cleanses, buying the meal replacement bars, and joining Weight Watchers.
The problem, says UC Davis physiologist and nutritionist Linda Bacon, is that very few people can lose weight and keep it off.
Then the commercial weight loss behemoths Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig joined this crowded field.
The rule of law, you see, buckles, bends and sometimes crumbles under the weight of racism, sexism, and classism.
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Results are in terms of bulk of precipitate, which must not be confused with percentage by weight.
The weight percentage can be found by referring to Purdy's tables, given later.
But for the most part even industry and endowment were powerless against the inertia of custom and the dead-weight of environment.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
All the eight planets added together only make one-seven-hundredth part of his weight.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for weight
Derived forms of weightweighter, noun
Word Origin for weight
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Scientific definitions for weight
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 16 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.
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Idioms and Phrases with weight
see by weight; carry weight; dead weight; pull one's weight; put on weight; throw one's weight around; worth one's weight in gold;