weight

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Noun[change]

Singular
weight

Plural
weights

  1. (uncountable) The weight of something is how heavy it is.
    She's put on a lot of weight since she went to university.
    I'm exercising to try to lose some weight.
  2. (countable) A weight is a heavy thing that you use to keep something down or that people lift to become stronger.
    Can you put a weight on that paper so that it doesn't blow away?

Verb[change]

Plain form
weight

Third-person singular
weights

Past tense
weighted

Past participle
weighted

Present participle
weighting

  1. When you weight something, you add weight to it.
    To get your fishing line down to the bottom of the lake, you must weight it.

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