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Definition of weight verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weight
    he / she / it weights
    past simple weighted
    -ing form weighting
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    attach heavy object
  1. 1weight something (down) (with something) to attach a weight to something in order to keep it in the right position or make it heavier The fishing nets are weighted with lead. The body had been weighted down with stones.
  2. give importance
  3. 2[usually passive] weight something to give different values to things to show how important you think each of them is compared with the others Each of these factors should be weighted according to their relative importance. The results of the survey were weighted to allow for variations in the sample. a weighted vote (= one that is worth more than a single vote) a weighted grade (= given at school for a course that is more advanced or harder and so has a higher value)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: weight