weighted

adjective
weight·​ed | \ ˈwā-təd How to pronounce weighted (audio) \

Definition of weighted

1 : made heavy : loaded weighted silk
2a : having a statistical weight attached a weighted test score
b : 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 Despite its many contenders, the OG Gravity Blanket has easily held onto its title as the best weighted blanket thanks to its superior construction, cozy microfiber cover, and easy maintenance. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 things to buy from our favorite mattress companies—that aren't mattresses," 16 Dec. 2020 The Gravity Blanket, which was featured in our guide to the best weighted blanket, is highly rated and available in four sizes: 15, 20, 25 and 35 pounds. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "Cyber Monday bestsellers: Best deals, top selling products we've covered," 30 Nov. 2020 The whole family can benefit from wrapping themselves in a weighted blanket. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "26 cute and fun Valentine's Day gifts kids will love," 21 Jan. 2021 Sheex, founders of the world's first performance sheets, is giving Chron readers 20% off its weighted blanket with code: CHRON20. Colin Daniels, Chron, "Chron Exclusive: Get 20% off Sheex's Calm + Cool weighted blanket," 7 Jan. 2021 That doesn’t mean there are no unoccupied ICU beds at all, as the state uses a weighted formula to ensure that some remain open for patients who don’t have COVID-19. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, "Southern California will likely face extended stay-at-home order after holiday surge in coronavirus cases," 27 Dec. 2020 Equipped with a large needle, a small scraper and a knife, Gaiyan fixes the frayed and torn sections of a dragnet, a weighted net that can be drawn across a wide area. The Economist, "Where there’s muck there’s brass: making money from sewage in Kolkata," 13 Jan. 2021 To prevent a tree from being knocked over make sure it is weighted down securely. Iris Katz, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Pet Wise: Keeping pets and guests safe during unusual holiday season," 19 Dec. 2020 Each question had its own weighted percentage attached to determine a final score for each company in the survey. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Common theme among 'best employers in sports?' Pandemic support, commitment to communities," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of weighted

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weighted was in 1597

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24 Feb 2021

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“Weighted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weighted. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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weighted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of weighted

: held in place or made heavier by a weight
used to say that something favors or does not favor a particular person, group, etc.

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