makeweight

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make·weight

 (māk′wāt′)
n.
1. Something added on a scale in order to meet a required weight.
2. Something added only to fill a lack.
3. A counterweight; a counterbalance.

makeweight

(ˈmeɪkˌweɪt)
n
1. something put on a scale to make up a required weight
2. an unimportant person or thing added to make up a lack

make•weight

(ˈmeɪkˌweɪt)

n.
1. something put in a scale to complete a required weight.
2. anything added to supply a lack.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.makeweight - anything added to fill out a whole; "some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
2.makeweight - a weight added to the scale to reach a required weightmakeweight - a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight
weight - an artifact that is heavy
Translations

makeweight

[ˈmeɪkweɪt] N
1. (= weight, object) → contrapeso m
2. (fig) (= person) → suplente mf, sustituto/a m/f (pej) → parche m, elemento m de relleno

makeweight

n
(lit) he added a few more as makeweightser gab noch ein paar dazu, um das Gewicht vollzumachen
(fig)Lückenbüßer m; (= person)Lückenbüßer(in) m(f); to use something as a makeweightetw in die Waagschale werfen

makeweight

[ˈmeɪkˌweɪt] n (thing) cosa aggiunta per completare un insieme; (person) I'm only in the team as a sort of make-weightsono nella squadra solo per far numero
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The Lions kick off their campaign against group makeweights Angola tomorrow, but are afforded a generous 4-7 for the win by tote-sport.
This pair have been mere makeweights in Group F, and this isn't a game many will want to either watch or get involved in financially.
Though Berg's orchestration of three movements from the ``Lyric Suite'' on Friday and a nonvocal suite from Debussy's opera ``Pelleas et Melisande'' on Saturday seemed like unnecessary makeweights, Kaija Saariaho's ``Cinq Reflets,'' a half-hour song cycle created from her opera ``L'Amour de Loin'' receiving its West Coast premiere, had precisely the opposite effect, illuminating the Wagner on Sunday.
The Blackburn winger has lost a stone in weight since hard taskmaster Graeme Souness took over as manager at Ewood Park and is ready for his first international start in nearly two years against the Group Two makeweights of Andorra.
Chelsea realise Spurs will be equally hard to deal with for Chimbonda, but they will offer Shaun Wright-Phillips and Glen Johnson as possible makeweights in the deal.
DODGY dealer Silvio Berlusconi is at the centre of row that might take Serie A games off the telly after 14 of the 17 makeweights in the league threatened to boycott matches against Juve, Milan and Inter.
It was an extraordinary claim, given that the Scots have let in 10 goals without reply in their last two matches and have been drawn in a qualifying group that includes Italy,Norway and no makeweights.
ISRAEL made a meal of overcoming Group 4 makeweights Faroe Islands and the result looks unlikely to be enough to leave them with a chance of sneaking a play-off spot for the World Cup finals.
Gazzetta claimed that Alen Boksic, Argentinian Matias Almeyda, Dejan Stankovic and Marcelo Salas could be makeweights in the deal.
ISRAEL look set to complete an unbeaten World Cup qualifying campaign when they host Group Four makeweights the Faroe Islands in Tel Aviv today - but it's unlikely to be enough to send them to the finals.
And on the pitch we have the current bunch of makeweights strutting their stuff.