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  • n  the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • n  sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
  • n  the relative importance granted to something
    his opinion carries great weight
    the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed
  • n  an artifact that is heavy
  • n  an oppressive feeling of heavy force
    bowed down by the weight of responsibility
  • n  a system of units used to express the weight of something
  • n  a unit used to measure weight
    he placed two weights in the scale pan
  • n  (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
  • v  weight down with a load
  • v  present with a bias

  • In a series of experiments, scientists at Purdue University compared weight gain and eating habits in rats whose diets were supplemented with sweetened food containing either zero .
  • Thirty minutes of moderate activity a day won't cut it if you're trying to lose weight, a new study says.
  • Doctors hate telling you to lose weight as much as you hate hearing it.
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  • Barack Obama in Boston Globe
    The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation,Obama said in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history...
  • St Jerome in MINA
    There are rules for size and weight. : But the ball has to be perfect,he said.
  • Steve Jobs in Computerworld
    Just like I didn't lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this spring to regain it,Jobs said. "I will continue as Apple's CEO during my recovery."

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