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weight

noun
 
 
/weɪt/
AMOUNT [U] B1 how heavy someone or something is: He's about average height and weight.Area, mass, weight and volume in general
lose weight If someone loses weight, they become lighter and thinner: I need to lose a bit of weight.Diets and dieting
put on/gain weight If someone puts on weight or gains weight, they become heavier and fatter.Diets and dietingIncreasing and intensifying
HEAVINESS [U, no plural] B2 the quality of being heavy: The shelf collapsed under the weight of the books.Area, mass, weight and volume in general
OBJECT [C] B2 something that is heavy: You're not supposed to lift heavy weights after an operation.Thick, dense and heavyArea, mass, weight and volume in general
→ See also paper weight, carry weight, pull your weight, throw your weight around, a weight off your mind
(Definition of weight from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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