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weight

noun uk   /weɪt/ us  

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 objects B2 [C] any object that is heavy: Try not to lift heavy weights. I lift weights twice a week at the gym.

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