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The synonyms of “Weight” are: system of weights, weightiness, exercising weight, free weight, weighting, weight unit, heaviness, mass, load, burden, pressure, force, influence, leverage, sway, muscle, teeth, importance, significance, consequence, value, substance, power, authority, prestige, burthen, weight down, angle, slant, bring attention to, call attention to, draw attention to, focus attention on, highlight, point up, spotlight, foreground, play up, make a point of
Weight as a Noun
Definitions of "Weight" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “weight” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The force exerted on the mass of a body by a gravitational field.
- A unit or system of units used for expressing how much an object or quantity of matter weighs.
- Blocks or discs of metal or other heavy material used in weightlifting or weight training.
- The amount that a jockey is expected or required to weigh, or the amount that a horse can easily carry.
- The importance attributed to something.
- A body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing.
- A heavy object, especially one being lifted or carried.
- The quality of being heavy.
- A factor associated with one of a set of numerical quantities, used to represent its importance relative to the other members of the set.
- A heavy object used to give an impulse or act as a counterpoise in a mechanism.
- Sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms.
- An oppressive feeling of heavy force.
- A coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance.
- A system of units used to express the weight of something.
- A heavy object thrown by a shot-putter.
- The relative importance granted to something.
- A piece of metal known to weigh a definite amount and used on scales to determine how heavy an object or quantity of a substance is.
- A unit used to measure weight.
- The ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions.
- An artifact that is heavy.
- (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance.
- The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity.
- The surface density of cloth, used as a measure of its quality.
Synonyms of "Weight" as a noun (25 Words)
|authority||An authoritative written work.|
He is an authority on corporate law.
|burden||The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.|
The tax burden on low wage earners.
Many have been laid off from work as a consequence of government policies.
|exercising weight||The activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit.|
|force||The army navy and air force of a country.|
Left wing guerrilla forces.
|free weight||People who are free.|
|heaviness||The property of being comparatively great in weight.|
Nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss.
|importance||The state or fact of being of great significance or value.|
A person of importance.
|influence||A person or thing with the capacity to have an influence on someone or something.|
The influence of mechanical action.
|leverage||Mechanical advantage gained by leverage.|
Use a metal bar to increase the leverage.
|load||An amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate.|
If the wire in the fuse is too thin to accept the load it will melt.
|mass||A large amount of material.|
A mass of cyclists.
|muscle||A muscle or muscles when well developed or prominently visible under the skin.|
The calf muscle.
|power||A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.|
The party had been in power for eight years.
|pressure||The act of pressing the exertion of pressure.|
The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure.
|prestige||Denoting something that arouses widespread respect or admiration.|
Prestige diplomatic posts.
|significance||The message that is intended or expressed or signified.|
The significance of his remark became clear only later.
|substance||The real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence.|
He had yet to accomplish anything of substance.
The country was under the sway of rival warlords.
|system of weights||A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.|
|teeth||The kind and number and arrangement of teeth collectively in a person or animal.|
|value||Principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life.|
I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values dark medium and light.
|weight unit||The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity.|
|weightiness||The property of being comparatively great in weight.|
The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed.
|weighting||The relative importance granted to something.|
Each score is then multiplied by the appropriate weighting giving a weighted score.
Usage Examples of "Weight" as a noun
- Be careful when lifting a heavy weight.
- He placed two weights in the scale pan.
- Bowed down by the weight of responsibility.
- His opinion carries great weight.
- As he came upstairs the boards creaked under his weight.
- She misjudged the weight of the book and dropped it.
- A recommendation by the committee will carry great weight.
- The herbalist spooned the powder on to scales with tiny brass weights.
- Mastiffs can reach a weight of 8st 2lb (52 kg.
- Weights and measures.
- Individuals differ in the weight they attach to various aspects of a job.
- He was at least fifteen stone in weight.
- The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed.
Weight as a Verb
Definitions of "Weight" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “weight” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Treat (a fabric) with a mineral to make it seem thicker and heavier.
- Assign a handicap weight to (a horse).
- Weight down with a load.
- Be planned or arranged so as to put a specified person, group, or factor in a position of advantage or disadvantage.
- Attach a heavy object to (something), especially so as to make it stay in place.
- Hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it.
- Present with a bias.
- Attribute importance or value to.
- Multiply the components of (an average) by factors to take account of their importance.
Synonyms of "Weight" as a verb (15 Words)
|angle||Direct or incline at an angle.|
Angle your answer so that it is relevant to the job for which you are applying.
|bring attention to||Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere.|
|burden||Weight down with a load.|
She walked forwards burdened with a wooden box.
|burthen||Weight down with a load.|
|call attention to||Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.|
|draw attention to||Take liquid out of a container or well.|
|focus attention on||Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions.|
|foreground||Move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent.|
Sexual relationships are foregrounded and idealized.
|highlight||Mark with a highlighter.|
A photocopy with sections highlighted in green.
|make a point of||Put in order or neaten.|
|play up||Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream.|
|point up||Repair the joints of bricks.|
|slant||(especially of light or shadow) fall in an oblique direction.|
Democrats argued that the station s coverage was slanted towards Republicans.
|spotlight||Illuminate with a spotlight.|
The dancers are spotlighted from time to time throughout the evening.
|weight down||Weight down with a load.|
Usage Examples of "Weight" as a verb
- A mug half filled with coffee weighted down a stack of papers.
- The jugs were covered with muslin veils weighted with coloured beads.
- The balance of power is weighted in favour of the government.
- Speaking, reading, and writing should be weighted equally in the assessment.
Associations of "Weight" (30 Words)
|bob||Cause something to make a bobbing movement.|
A lady bobbed up from beneath the counter.
|burden||The refrain or chorus of a song.|
The schooner Wyoming of about 6 000 tons burden.
|cargo||Goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle.|
Transportation of bulk cargo.
|chubby||Sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure.|
A chubby child.
|demanding||(of a person) making others work hard or meet high standards; not easily satisfied.|
Found the job very demanding.
|encumber||Restrict or impede (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult.|
She was encumbered by her heavy skirts.
|encumbrance||A person, especially a child, who is dependent on someone else for support.|
For parents childhood is too long a period of encumbrance.
|filled||Of purchase orders that have been filled.|
Fog filled air.
|fleshy||(of plant or fruit tissue) soft and thick.|
Normally the tissue is fleshy pink.
|gage||A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.|
A guide sent to them by the headman of this place gaged his life as a forfeit if he failed.
|heavy||A thing such as a vehicle that is large or heavy of its kind.|
|inch||As a unit of map scale so many inches representing one mile on the ground.|
I had no intention of budging an inch.
|inequitable||Not equitable or fair.|
|laden||Heavily loaded or weighed down.|
A tree laden with apples.
|load||Fill or place a load on.|
The arch has hollow spandrels to lighten the load on the foundations.
|loaded||(of weapons) charged with ammunition.|
It s Friday night and we want to get loaded.
|luggage||Cases used to carry belongings when traveling.|
Upon landing we waited and waited for our luggage.
One in ten people surveyed were obese.
|onerous||(of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.|
My duties weren t onerous I only had to greet the guests.
|onus||Something that is one’s duty or responsibility.|
The onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss.
|outweigh||Be heavier than.|
These considerations outweigh our wishes.
|overweight||Above an allowed weight.|
Surgical procedures for overweight.
|packing||A charge made when delivering goods to cover the cost of packing them.|
2 plus postage and packing.
|physical||Impelled by physical force especially against resistance.|
A physical manifestation.
|pound||The act of pounding delivering repeated heavy blows.|
Pound the cows so they don t stray.
|quantifiable||Capable of being quantified.|
The benefits are not easily quantifiable.
|reducing||Any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent.|
A doctor supervised her reducing.
|ton||A unit of weight or volume of sea cargo equal to a metric ton 1 000 kg or 40 cu ft.|
All of a sudden I had tons of friends.
|tricky||Not to be trusted- James Agee.|
Applying eyeliner can be a tricky business.
|weigh||Balance in the hands to guess or as if to guess the weight of.|
They need to weigh benefit against risk.