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Meaning of “weight” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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