Sinonimi: exercising weight | weighting
ETYM Old Eng. weght, wight, as. gewiht; akin to Dutch gewigt, German gewicht, Icel. vaett, Swed. vigt, Dan. vaegt. Related to Weigh.
The force exerted on an object by gravity. The weight of an object depends on its mass—the amount of material in it—and the strength of the Earth's gravitational pull, which decreases with height. Consequently, an object weighs less at the top of a mountain than at sea level. On the Moon, an object has only one-sixth of its weight on Earth, because the pull of the Moon's gravity is one-sixth that of the Earth.
1. The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity.
2. The relative importance granted to something.
3. An oppressive feeling of heavy force.
4. An object that is heavy.
5. Equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; SYN. exercising weight.
6. (Statistics) A coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance; SYN. weighting.
1. To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy.
2. To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation.