weight of numbers

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of weight of numbers

: the advantage of having a great number (of things or people)
  • They won the battle through sheer weight of numbers.

Word by Word Definitions

weight play
  1. : the amount that a thing weighs

  2. : the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

  3. : one of the classes into which contestants in a sports event are divided according to body weight

  1. : to oppress with a burden

  2. : to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight

  3. : to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient

Numbers play
  1. : the mainly narrative fourth book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table


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