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weight British & World English

A body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing

weight English Thesaurus

she misjudged the weight of the book

baby weight British & World English

The extra weight gained by a woman during the course of pregnancy, in particular that remaining after the birth

bob weight British & World English

A component used as a counterweight to a moving part in a machine

dead weight British & World English

The weight of an inert person or thing

free weight British & World English

A weight used in weightlifting that is not attached to an apparatus

kerb weight British & World English

The weight of a car without occupants or baggage

live weight British & World English

The weight of an animal before it has been slaughtered and prepared as a carcass

sash weight British & World English

A weight attached by a cord to each side of the sash of a sash window to balance it at any height

top weight British & World English

The heaviest weight carried by a horse in a race

weight belt British & World English

A belt to which weights are attached, designed to help divers stay submerged

weight gain British & World English

An increase in body weight

weight loss British & World English

A decrease in body weight

dead weight New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words; usually one word in economics and shipping senses)

all-up weight British & World English

The total weight of an aircraft with passengers, cargo, and fuel

atomic weight British & World English

Another term for relative atomic mass.

boxing weight British & World English

Each of a series of fixed weight ranges at which boxers are matched

short weight British & World English

Weight that is less than that declared

summer-weight British & World English

(Of clothes) made of light fabric and therefore cool to wear

unladen weight British & World English

The weight of a vehicle when not loaded with goods

weight training British & World English

Physical training that involves lifting weights

weight-watcher British & World English

A person who is concerned about their weight, especially one who diets

weight-watcher New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, lower case, but Weight Watchers, trademark of an organization for slimmers)

molecular weight British & World English

Another term for relative molecular mass.

put on weight British & World English

Become fatter (or thinner)

gram-molecular weight British & World English

The quantity of a chemical compound equal to its molecular weight in grams; now usually replaced by the mole. Also called gram molecule

pull one's weight British & World English

Do one’s fair share of work

punch above one's weight British & World English

Engage in an activity or contest perceived as being beyond one’s abilities

throw one's weight about British & World English

Be unpleasantly self-assertive

throw one's weight behind British & World English

Use one’s influence to help support

the weight of the world British & World English

Used in reference to a very heavy burden of worry or responsibility

be a weight off one's mind British & World English

Come as a great relief after one has been worried

be worth one's weight in gold British & World English

Be extremely useful or helpful

numbers in number British & World English

A large quantity or amount, often in contrast to a smaller one; numerical preponderance

put on weight in weight British & World English

Become fatter (or thinner)

pull one's weight in pull British & World English

Do one’s fair share of work

birthweight British & World English

The weight of a baby at birth

catchweight British & World English

Unrestricted weight in a wrestling match or other sporting contest

lightweight British & World English

A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between featherweight and welterweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 57 to 60 kg

makeweight British & World English

Something put on a scale to make up the required weight

paperweight British & World English

A small, heavy object for keeping loose papers in place

troy British & World English

A system of weights used mainly for precious metals and gems, with a pound of 12 ounces or 5,760 grains

troy weight in troy British & World English

A system of weights used mainly for precious metals and gems, with a pound of 12 ounces or 5,760 grains

Troy New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

system of weights with a pound of 12 oz or 5,760 grains


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