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  1. weight

    • IPA[weɪt]

    英式

    • n.
      a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing;the force exerted on the mass of a body by a gravitational field.
    • v.
      hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it;attach a heavy object to (something), especially so as to make it stay in place
    • verb: weight, 3rd person present: weights, gerund or present participle: weighting, past tense: weighted, past participle: weighted

    • noun: weight, plural noun: weights

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    名詞

    • 1. a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing he was at least fifteen stone in weight she misjudged the weight of the book and dropped it 同義詞 heaviness, mass, load, burden, pressure, ... 更多
    • the force exerted on the mass of a body by a gravitational field.
    • the quality of being heavy as he came upstairs the boards creaked under his weight
    • a unit or system of units used for expressing how much an object or quantity of matter weighs weights and measures
    • 2. a piece of metal known to weigh a definite amount and used on scales to determine how heavy an object or quantity of a substance is the herbalist spooned the powder on to scales with tiny brass weights
    • a heavy object, especially one being lifted or carried be careful when lifting a heavy weight
    • a heavy object used to give an impulse or act as a counterpoise in a mechanism.
    • a heavy object thrown by a shot-putter.
    • blocks or discs of metal or other heavy material used in weightlifting or weight training.
    • the amount that a jockey is expected or required to weigh, or the amount that a horse can easily carry.
    • 3. the ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions a recommendation by the committee will carry great weight 同義詞 influence, force, leverage, sway, muscle, ... 更多
    • the importance attributed to something individuals differ in the weight they attach to various aspects of a job
    • a factor associated with one of a set of numerical quantities, used to represent its importance relative to the other members of the set.
    • 4. the surface density of cloth, used as a measure of its quality.

    動詞

    • 1. hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it a mug half filled with coffee weighted down a stack of papers
    • attach a heavy object to (something), especially so as to make it stay in place the jugs were covered with muslin veils weighted with coloured beads
    • 2. attribute importance or value to speaking, reading, and writing should be weighted equally in the assessment
    • be planned or arranged so as to put a specified person, group, or factor in a position of advantage or disadvantage the balance of power is weighted in favour of the government
    • multiply the components of (an average) by factors to take account of their importance.
    • 3. assign a handicap weight to (a horse).
    • 4. treat (a fabric) with a mineral to make it seem thicker and heavier.
    • n.
      allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate ... each score is then multiplied by the appropriate weighting, giving a weighted score

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the weight of an inert person or thing: he had to struggle while carrying forty-five pounds of deadweight on his back

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the weight of an inert person or thing: the net was a dead weight on his shoulders

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • v.
      take action to reduce or control one's weight, especially by dieting: butter is high in calories, so use in moderation if you are weight-watching

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a person who is concerned about their weight, especially one who diets.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the ratio of the average mass of one molecule of an element or compound to one twelfth of the ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the extra weight gained by a woman during the course of pregnancy, in particular that which ... she thinks stars who lose their baby weight too quickly are setting an impossible standard for normal mothers

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    美式

    • n.
      a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward ... he was at least 175 pounds in weight
    • v.
      hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it: a mug half filled with coffee weighted down a stack of papers

    Oxford American Dictionary