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Definitions of weight word
- noun weight the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs. 1
- noun weight Physics. the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity: commonly taken, in a region of constant gravitational acceleration, as a measure of mass. 1
- noun weight a system of units for expressing heaviness or mass: avoirdupois weight. 1
- noun weight a unit of heaviness or mass: The pound is a common weight in English-speaking countries. 1
- noun weight a body of determinate mass, as of metal, for using on a balance or scale in weighing objects, substances, etc. 1
- noun weight a specific quantity of a substance that is determined by weighing or that weighs a fixed amount: a half-ounce weight of gold dust. 1
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Origin of weight
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English (noun); Old English wiht (cognate with Dutch wicht, German Gewicht); see weigh1, -th1
Parts of speech for Weight
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
weight usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for weight
- heaviness — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
- mass — the celebration of the Eucharist. Compare High Mass, Low Mass.
- bulk — You can refer to something's bulk when you want to emphasize that it is very large.
- heft — weight; heaviness: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.
- weightiness — having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle.
- slow down — moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.
- hold down — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
- stick to — to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one's finger with a needle.
- freighted — goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay, whether by water, land, or air.
- stick it to — to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one's finger with a needle.
Antonyms for weight
- advantage — An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.
- benefit — The benefit of something is the help that you get from it or the advantage that results from it.
- pleasure — the state or feeling of being pleased.
- solution — the act of solving a problem, question, etc.: The situation is approaching solution.
- triviality — something trivial; a trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.: cocktail conversation marked by trivialities.
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