(1)   An artifact that is heavy
(2)   Sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
(3)   The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
(4)   The relative importance granted to something
"His opinion carries great weight"
"The progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
(5)   An oppressive feeling of heavy force
"Bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
(6)   (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
(7)   A unit used to measure weight
"He placed two weights in the scale pan"
(8)   A system of units used to express the weight of something


(9)   Present with a bias
"He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
(10)   Weight down with a load


  1. The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth.
  2. An object used to make something heavier.
  3. A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
  4. A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
    He's working out with weights.
  5. Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
  6. A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
  7. The smallest cardinality of a base.
  8. The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
  9. The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.
  10. The illusion of mass.
  11. The thickness and opacity of paint.

Compare to mass.


  1. To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
  2. To load, burden or oppress someone.
  3. To assign weights to individual statistics.
  4. To bias something; to slant.
  5. To handicap a horse with a specified weight.