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Definition of weight:

  1. A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
  2. A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
  3. A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.
  4. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
  5. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
  6. The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc.
  7. The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds.
  8. The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
  9. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See of observations, under Weight.
  10. To load ( fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
  11. To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.

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