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weight

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1 the amount that something weighs

  • because of a back condition, I'm not allowed to lift anything with a weight of over 10 pounds
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3 a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported

  • those books are a heavy weight to have to carry around all day
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4 a special notice or importance given to something

  • put extra weight on the matter by putting it at the top of the agenda
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5 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts

  • the weight of the evidence supports my conclusion
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6 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly

  • as a critic he has great weight in the theater world
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7 the condition of having an excess of body fat

  • finally decided to do something about his weight and began a rigorous program of diet and exercise
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importance, consequence, moment, weight, significance mean a quality or aspect having great worth or significance. importance implies a value judgment of the superior worth or influence of something or someone.
    • a region with no cities of importance
consequence generally implies importance because of probable or possible effects.
    • the style you choose is of little consequence
moment implies conspicuous or self-evident consequence.
    • a decision of great moment
weight implies a judgment of the immediate relative importance of something.
    • the argument carried no weight with the judge
significance implies a quality or character that should mark a thing as important but that is not self-evident and may or may not be recognized.
    • the treaty's significance

weight

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to place a weight or burden on

  • weighted the car with a ton of furniture and then headed off for college
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