Origin of weighted
- 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)
Origin of weight
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Contemporary Examples of weighted
Isn't it time Kate took a lesson from her grandmother-in-law and weighted down those skirts against the pesky wind?Kate. Sweetie. Get Some Hem Weights.
October 22, 2014
We weighted all three categories equally to arrive at a final score for each.Interactive: Hollywood’s 50 Greatest Producers of All Time
Brandy Zadrozny, Rachel Bronstein
March 1, 2014
He tied his hands and legs together, weighted his body with rocks, and dumped it into the Hudson River.Dane Dehaan Is Hollywood’s Homicidal Darling
October 20, 2013
These small, strong, weighted electro-magnets are attached to each of the dual trackpads.Will Valve’s New Steam Controller Revolutionize Video Game Play?
September 27, 2013
Internet presence: measured by the Google page results (weighted 20 percent).The 20 Most Powerful Celebrity Babies
July 8, 2013
Historical Examples of weighted
Tired and weighted, she dared not try the leap; she skirted around.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
When using a weighted tiller the weight should be put in a midway position.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
It is then strongly pressed and weighted, and wooden skewers are placed round the cheese, which are frequently drawn out.
The horse stopped suddenly, as if a weighted rein had been dropped.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek
George W. Ogden
It's weighted me down, made an old man of me before my time.The Vagrant Duke
Word Origin for weight
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.
Usage: 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.
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;