Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “weight”

See all translations

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
Translations of “weight”
in Korean 무게…
in Arabic وَزْن…
in Portuguese peso…
in Catalan pes…
in Japanese 重さ, 体重, 重み…
in Italian peso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重量, 重量,分量, 體重…
in Russian вес, тяжесть…
in Turkish ağırlık, yük, ağır şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重量, 重量,分量, 体重…
in Polish waga, ciężar…
(Definition of weight from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “weight” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More