weight-bearing definition, meaning - what is weight-bearing in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “weight-bearing”

See all translations

weight-bearing

adjective uk   /ˈweɪtˌbeə.rɪŋ/  us   /-ber.ɪŋ/
supporting the weight of your body or a building: weight-bearing joints such as the knees Weight-bearing exercise is very good for the bones. a weight-bearing wall
Translations of “weight-bearing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 負重的,承重的(支撐身體或結構重量的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负重的,承重的(支撑身体或结构重量的)…
(Definition of weight-bearing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of weight-bearing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More