(noun, verb)


1. the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

Definition categories: attribute

2. sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms

Definition categories: man–made

3. the relative importance granted to something

- his opinion carries great weight

- the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed

Similar word(s): weightiness

Definition categories: attribute, importance

4. an artifact that is heavy

Definition categories: man–made, artefact, artifact

5. an oppressive feeling of heavy force

- bowed down by the weight of responsibility

Definition categories: feeling, oppression, oppressiveness

6. a system of units used to express the weight of something

Definition categories: quantity, metric

7. a unit used to measure weight

- he placed two weights in the scale pan

Definition categories: quantity, unit

8. (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

Similar word(s): weighting

Definition categories: quantity, coefficient

Sentences with weight as a noun:

- He's working out with weights.

- the weight of care or business


1. weight down with a load

Similar word(s): burden, burthen

Definition categories: contact, charge

2. present with a bias

Similar word(s): angle, slant

Definition categories: cognition, bias, predetermine