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English noun: avoirdupois

1. avoirdupois (quantity) a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)


Synonymsavoirdupois weight


Broader (hypernym)system of weights, weight


Part holonymavoirdupois unit

2. avoirdupois (attribute) excess bodily weight


SamplesShe disliked fatness in herself as well as in others.


Synonymsblubber, fat, fatness


Broader (hypernym)bodily property


Narrower (hyponym)abdominousness, adiposeness, adiposity, corpulency, fattiness, fleshiness, greasiness, obesity, oiliness, oleaginousness, paunchiness, steatopygia


Antonymsleanness, spareness, thinness









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