weight·​ed ˈwā-təd How to pronounce weighted (audio)
: made heavy : loaded
weighted silk
: having a statistical weight attached
a weighted test score
: compiled or calculated from weighted data
a weighted mean

Examples of weighted in a Sentence

The head of the golf club was weighted.
Recent Examples on the Web Although weighted blankets can be beneficial, the use of them should be done with care in mind. Erica Lamberg, Fox News, 7 Dec. 2023 Unlike other weighted blankets, Luxome’s Weight Blanket is machine-washable and stays cool to the touch. Taryn Mohrman, wsj.com, 5 Dec. 2023 The towels’ waffle knit texture feels so comforting on the skin, and their heft is soothing in a weighted blanket kind of way, which is telling of their quality. Kayla Blanton, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 The final round of voting uses a weighted scale of players (40 percent), owners/GMs/coaches (25 percent), media (25 percent) and fans (10 percent). Union-Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Oct. 2023 The rest of its liabilities clock in at an average maturity of 15 years with a weighted average coupon of roughly 4.6%, giving it time to restructure its balance sheet. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2023 Early in the book, Darrieussecq provides a long list of the products and services that have failed to lull her to sleep: weighted blankets, acupuncture, acupressure, tea, yoga, psychoanalysis, machines, meditation, medication, hypnosis. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 12 Oct. 2023 Gravity makes great weighted blankets, including this 15-pound budget version. Nena Farrell, WIRED, 11 Oct. 2023 At just $5, the medium-weight plastic liner includes weighted magnets to hold the liner in place. Alice Knisley Matthias, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of weighted was in 1597

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“Weighted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weighted. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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