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1 weight /ˈweɪt/ noun
plural weights
1 weight
/ˈweɪt/
noun
plural weights
Learner's definition of WEIGHT
[noncount]
: a measurement that indicates how heavy a person or thing is
: the amount that a person or thing weighs : the heaviness of a person or thing
see also dead weight, overweight, underweight
[count]
: a heavy object that is lifted during exercising
: a heavy object that is used to press something down or to or hold something in place
see also counterweight, paperweight
[count] : a unit of measurement (such as a pound, kilogram, etc.) used for showing how heavy someone or something is
[singular]
: something that causes worry or sadness
: a difficult responsibility
[noncount]
: the influence or power someone or something has over other people or things
: the power to influence the opinions of other people

pull your own weight

: to do the things that you should be doing as part of a group of people who are working together

worth your weight in gold

see 1gold
2 weight /ˈweɪt/ verb
weights; weighted; weighting
2 weight
/ˈweɪt/
verb
weights; weighted; weighting
Learner's definition of WEIGHT
[+ object]
: to put a weight on (something) to make it heavier or to keep it from moving often + down sometimes used figuratively
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