Synonyms of weight


1. weight, physical property

usage: the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

2. weight, free weight, exercising weight, sports equipment

usage: 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. weight, weightiness, importance

usage: the relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight"; "the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"

4. weight, artifact, artefact

usage: an artifact that is heavy

5. weight, oppression, oppressiveness

usage: an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"

6. system of weights, weight, system of measurement, metric

usage: a system of units used to express the weight of something

7. weight unit, weight, unit of measurement, unit

usage: a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"

8. weight, weighting, coefficient

usage: (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance


1. burden, burthen, weight, weight down, charge

usage: weight down with a load

2. slant, angle, weight, bias, predetermine

usage: present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"

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Definition and meaning of weight (Dictionary)