Definition of weight

Definition of weight
  1. weight Noun The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is influenced by).
  2. weight Noun An object used to make something heavier.
  3. weight Noun A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
  4. weight Noun Importance or influence
  5. weight Noun A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
  6. weight Noun Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
  7. weight Noun A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
  8. weight Noun The smallest cardinality of a base.
  9. weight Noun The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
  10. weight Noun The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.
  11. weight Noun The illusion of mass.
  12. weight Noun The thickness and opacity of paint.
  13. weight Verb To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
  14. weight Verb To load, burden or oppress someone.
  15. weight Verb To assign weights to individual statistics.
  16. weight Verb To bias something; to slant.
  17. weight Verb To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
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