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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.


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


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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