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Definition of weight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    weight

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//weɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//weɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weight
    BrE BrE//weɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//weɪt//
     
    he / she / it weights
    BrE BrE//weɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//weɪts//
     
    past simple weighted
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪtɪd//
     
    past participle weighted
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form weighting
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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) (North American English) a weighted grade (= given at school for a course that is more advanced or harder and so has a higher value)
  4. Word Origin Old English (ge)wiht, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wicht and German Gewicht. The form of the word has been influenced by weigh.
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