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English noun: weight

1. weight (attribute) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity


Broader (hypernym)physical property


Narrower (hyponym)body weight, dead weight, heaviness, lightness, poundage, tare, throw-weight, weightiness, weightlessness


Attributeheavy, light

2. weight (artifact) 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


Synonymsexercising weight, free weight


Broader (hypernym)sports equipment


Narrower (hyponym)barbell, dumbbell

3. weight (attribute) the relative importance granted to something


SamplesHis opinion carries great weight.
The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed.


Synonymsweightiness


Broader (hypernym)importance

4. weight (artifact) an artifact that is heavy


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)balance, bob, burden, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer, load, loading, makeweight, paperweight, sinker

5. weight (feeling) an oppressive feeling of heavy force


SamplesBowed down by the weight of responsibility.


Broader (hypernym)oppression, oppressiveness

6. weight (quantity) a system of units used to express the weight of something


Synonymssystem of weights


Broader (hypernym)metric, system of measurement


Narrower (hyponym)avoirdupois, avoirdupois weight, troy, troy weight

7. weight (quantity) a unit used to measure weight


SamplesHe placed two weights in the scale pan.


Synonymsweight unit


Broader (hypernym)unit, unit of measurement


Narrower (hyponym)apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, arroba, cattie, catty, crith, frail, last, maund, obolus, oka, picul, pood, rotl, tael, tod, troy unit, welterweight

8. weight (quantity) (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance


Synonymsweighting


Broader (hypernym)coefficient


Domain categorystatistics


English verb: weight

1. weight (contact) weight down with a load


Synonymsburden, burthen, weight down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)charge


Narrower (hyponym)overburden, plumb, saddle


Antonymsdisburden, unburden

2. weight (cognition) present with a bias


SamplesHe biased his presentation so as to please the share holders.


Synonymsangle, slant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bias, predetermine









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