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weight

noun  /weɪt/ us  

weight noun (MEASURE OF HOW HEAVY)

[C/U] a quality of an object that is a measure of the force by which the earth attracts it, or an object considered as having this quality: [U] The maximum weight the bridge can support is 15 tons. [U] You’ve lost some weight since the last time I saw you. [U] I don’t want to put on weight (= become heavier). [C] When lifting a heavy weight, keep your back straight and bend your knees. [C/U] A weight is also a piece of metal whose force toward earth has been measured, and by which you can measure other objects: [C] a one-pound weight [C/U] A weight is also sports equipment, esp. a piece of metal attached to each end of a bar or to a special machine that you move or lift to strengthen your muscles: [C] He lifts weights.

weight noun (INFLUENCE)

[U] influence: Her word carried weight with her neighbors.
weightlessness
noun [U]  /ˈweɪt·lə·snəs/ us  
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…
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