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weight

noun [C/U] (MEASURE OF HOW HEAVY)   /weɪt/
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. 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 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. weightlessness    /ˈweɪt·lə·snəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of weight noun (MEASURE OF HOW HEAVY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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