Meaning of weight

weight

Pronunciation: (wāt), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to add weight to; load with additional weight: to weight sacks before dumping them overboard.
  2. to load (fabrics, threads, etc.) with mineral or other matter to increase the weight or bulk.
  3. to burden with or as if with weight (often fol. by down): Financial worries have weighted that family down for years.
  4. to give a statistical weight to.
  5. to bias or slant toward a particular goal or direction; manipulate: The teacher weighted the test so students who had read both books would make the highest marks.
  6. to assign (a racehorse) a specific weight to carry in a race: The handicapper weighted Dapper Dan with 128 pounds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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