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weight

noun  /weɪt/ us  

weight noun (MEASURE OF HOW HEAVY)

[C/U] a quality of an object that is a measure of the force by which the earth attracts it, or an object considered as having this quality: [U] The maximum weight the bridge can support is 15 tons. [U] You’ve lost some weight since the last time I saw you. [U] I don’t want to put on weight (= become heavier). [C] When lifting a heavy weight, keep your back straight and bend your knees. [C/U] A weight is also a piece of metal whose force toward earth has been measured, and by which you can measure other objects: [C] a one-pound weight [C/U] A weight is also sports equipment, esp. a piece of metal attached to each end of a bar or to a special machine that you move or lift to strengthen your muscles: [C] He lifts weights.

weight noun (INFLUENCE)

[U] influence: Her word carried weight with her neighbors.
weightlessness
noun [U]  /ˈweɪt·lə·snəs/ us  
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