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Entry Word: weight
Function: noun
Text: 1 the amount that something weighs <I'm not allowed to lift anything with a weight of over ten pounds>
Synonyms heaviness, heft
Related Words mass; tonnage; deadweight; heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness; solidity, solidness, substantiality; burdensomeness, cumbersomeness
2 the quality or state of being important <a matter of little weight> -- see IMPORTANCE
3 a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported <those books are a heavy weight to have to carry around all day> -- see LOAD 1
4 a special notice or importance given to something <put extra weight on the matter by putting it at the top of the agenda> -- see EMPHASIS 1
5 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its appendages <the weight of the evidence support my conclusion> -- see BODY 1
6 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <as a critic he has great weight in the theater world> -- see INFLUENCE 1