- noun a measure of how heavy something is
- verb to give an extra value to a factor
- noun the force with which a body is drawn towards the centre of the earth
- The force a mass experiences as a result of the gravitation of a celestial body, such as the earth. The weight of an object varies depending on the gravitational force exerted upon it, while its mass (1) does not.
- In statistics, a factor or coefficient which helps represent the relative importance of a given term or value.
Information & Library Science
- noun a measurement of the ‘strength’ of a character in a typeface, i.e. light, normal, or bold
- noun a heavy object, often decorative, used to stop papers from falling or being blown away
- noun the quality of a piece of evidence
- verb to multiply results in a survey group according greater significance to the results of one section than to another
- noun how heavy someone or something is
- noun one pound of hashish or marihuana. The drug dealers’ and users’ jargon term since the early 1960s; it is a shortening of ‘pound weight’.
- noun narcotics. The word in this context originally had the sense of a necessary or measured amount, but is often generalised to mean heroin or, more recently, marihuana, cocaine, etc.
- noun something that is heavy, especially an object lifted, pushed or pulled in order to develop muscle tone or strength