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weight

noun uk   us   /weɪt/

weight noun (HEAVINESS)

B1 [C or U] the amount that something or someone weighs: What weight can this lorry safely carry? There was a slight decrease in his weight after a week of dieting. [C] a piece of metal of known heaviness that can be used to measure the heaviness of other objectsB2 [C] any object that is heavy: Try not to lift heavy weights. I lift weights twice a week at the gym.
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weight noun (INFLUENCE)

C2 [U] respect, influence, trust, or importance: Her experience does give her opinions quite a bit of weight. After he was voted out of power, few people attached much weight to what he said. Radical views don't carry much weight any more.

weight

verb [T] uk   us   /weɪt/
to fasten something heavy to something: Paper tablecloths need to be weighted down or they blow away in the wind.
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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