Meaning of WEIGHT in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: 1647

1 : to oppress with a burden < weight ed down with cares>

2 a : to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight b : to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient

3 a : WEIGH 1 b : to feel the weight of : HEFT

4 : to assign a statistical weight to

5 : to cause to incline in a particular direction by manipulation <the tax structure ⋯ which was weight ed so heavily in favor of the upper classes ― A. S. Link>

6 : to shift the burden of weight upon < weight the inside ski>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.