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Old English wiht, ġewiht

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Noun

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Singular
weight

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  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. (weightlifting) A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
  5. (physics) Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).
  6. (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
  7. (topology) The smallest cardinality of a base.
  8. (typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.
Compare to mass.

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Verb

Infinitive
to weight

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

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-

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-

to weight (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
  2. (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To assign weights to individual statistics.
  4. (transitive) To bias something; to slant.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.

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