- 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
Synonyms for weight
Related Words for weightinglade, stuff, pile, carry, cram, pack, stack, store, fill, orient, warp, lob, fling, dangle, hoist, hurl, heave, exhaust, weaken, overtax
Examples from the Web for weighting
Contemporary Examples of weighting
Like Silver, I question the seemingly arbitrary cutoffs and weighting of the data Wang uses in his model.Why Is Nate Silver So Afraid of Sam Wang?
October 6, 2014
Unlike last year, I have given a weighting towards recent years and added an item relating to the name of the trainer.Zara's Horse Tipped For Grand National Glory
April 3, 2014
So weighting by country year is also likely to produce problems with your data.Did Reinhart and Rogoff Flub a Major Statistic?
April 17, 2013
For these three, weighting for the four other data categories was increased by 2.5 percent.
The criteria and weighting remain the same for this year, but the results vary.
Historical Examples of weighting
The weighting agents most generally used are sugar and acetate of lead.
It is then taken out, and after rinsing is ready for the “weighting” operations.
Save sample for Experiment 23 and note the effect of weighting on the yarn.
It is supposed to have been used for weighting a fishing net.The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man
Afterwards I circumvented it by weighting it with a stone or propping it up.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan
Frances Halton Eva Hasell
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;