Meaning of “weight” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /weɪt/
Extra Examples
She used to obsess about her weight.I have to exercise to keep my weight down.That's a fairly normal weight for someone of your height.I don't think that chair will bear his weight.The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.

B1 how heavy someone or something is:

He's about average height and weight.
lose weight

If someone loses weight, they become lighter and thinner:

I need to lose a bit of weight.
put on/gain weight

If someone puts on weight or gains weight, they become heavier and fatter.

HEAVINESS [ U, no plural ]

B2 the quality of being heavy:

The shelf collapsed under the weight of the books.

B2 something that is heavy:

You're not supposed to lift heavy weights after an operation.

(Definition of “weight” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)