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weight

 (wāt)
n. Abbr. wt. or w
1. A measure of the heaviness of an object: a contest to guess the weight of a pig.
2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
3.
a. A unit measure of gravitational force: a table of weights and measures.
b. A system of such measures: avoirdupois weight; troy weight.
4. An object used principally to exert a force by virtue of its gravitational attraction to Earth, especially:
a. A metallic solid used as a standard of comparison in weighing.
b. An object used to hold something else down.
c. A counterbalance in a machine.
d. Sports A heavy object, such as a dumbbell, lifted for exercise or in athletic competition.
5. Excessive fat; corpulence: exercising in order to lose weight.
6. Statistics A factor assigned to a number in a computation, as in determining an average, to increase or decrease the number's effect on the computation, reflecting its importance.
7. Oppressiveness; pressure: the weight of responsibilities.
8. The greater part; preponderance: The weight of the evidence is against the defendant.
9.
a. Influence, importance, or authority: Her approval carried great weight. See Synonyms at importance.
b. Ponderous quality: the weight of the speaker's words.
10. Sports A classification according to comparative lightness or heaviness. Often used in combination: a heavyweight boxer.
11.
a. The heaviness or thickness of a fabric in relation to a particular season or use. Often used in combination: a summerweight jacket.
b. A measure of the relative thickness of yarn.
tr.v. weight·ed, weight·ing, weights
1. To make heavy or heavier: Our backpacks were weighted down with food and other essentials.
2. To cause to feel concerned, sad, or preoccupied; burden or oppress: He was weighted with guilt.
3. To increase the weight or body of (fabrics) by treating with chemicals.
4. Statistics To assign weights or a weight to.
5. To cause to have a slant or bias: weighted the rules in favor of homeowners.
6. Sports To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.
Idioms:
by weight
According to weight rather than volume or other measure.
make weight
Sports To weigh within the limits stipulated for an athletic contest.

[Middle English wight, from Old English wiht; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

weight

(weɪt)
n
1. a measure of the heaviness of an object; the amount anything weighs
2. (General Physics) physics the vertical force experienced by a mass as a result of gravitation. It equals the mass of the body multiplied by the acceleration of free fall. Its units are units of force (such as newtons or poundals) but it is often given as a mass unit (kilogram or pound). Symbol: W
3. (Units) a system of units used to express the weight of a substance: troy weight.
4. (Units) a unit used to measure weight: the kilogram is the weight used in the metric system.
5. any mass or heavy object used to exert pressure or weigh down
6. an oppressive force: the weight of cares.
7. any heavy load: the bag was such a weight.
8. the main or greatest force: preponderance: the weight of evidence.
9. importance, influence, or consequence: his opinion carries weight.
10. (Statistics) statistics one of a set of coefficients assigned to items of a frequency distribution that are analysed in order to represent the relative importance of the different items
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the apparent blackness of a printed typeface
12. (Recreational Drugs) slang a pound of a drug, esp cannabis
13. pull one's weight informal to do one's full or proper share of a task
14. throw one's weight around informal to act in an overauthoritarian or aggressive manner
vb (tr)
15. to add weight to
16. to burden or oppress
17. to add importance, value, etc, to one side rather than another; bias; favour: a law weighted towards landlords.
18. (Statistics) statistics to attach a weight or weights to
19. (Textiles) to make (fabric, threads, etc) heavier by treating with mineral substances, etc
[Old English wiht; related to Old Frisian, Middle Dutch wicht, Old Norse vētt, German Gewicht]
ˈweighter n

weight

(weɪt)

n.
1. the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs.
2. the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity.
3. a system of units for expressing heaviness or mass: avoirdupois weight.
4. a unit of heaviness or mass, as the pound.
5. a body of determinate mass, as of metal, for using on a balance or scale in weighing objects, substances, etc.
6. a specific quantity of a substance that is determined by weighing or that weighs a fixed amount.
7. any heavy load, mass, or object.
8. excess fat; corpulence: to lose weight.
9. an object used or useful solely because of its heaviness: the weights of a clock.
10. a mental or moral burden, as of care, sorrow, or responsibility.
11. importance, moment, consequence, or effective influence: an opinion of great weight.
12.
a. a barbell, dumbbell, or similar heavy apparatus lifted or held for exercise, body building, or in athletic competition.
b. a replaceable metal disk of specific heaviness fastened to each end of a barbell.
13. a measure of the relative importance of an item in a statistical population.
14. (of clothing, textiles, etc.) relative heaviness or thickness as related to general or seasonal use (often used in combination): a winter-weight jacket.
15. (of type) the degree of blackness or boldness.
16. (esp. in boxing) a division or class to which a contestant or competitor belongs according to body weight.
17. the total amount the jockey, saddle, and leads must weigh on a racehorse during a race.
v.t.
18. to add weight to; load with additional weight.
19. to load (fabrics, threads, etc.) with mineral or other matter to increase the weight or bulk.
20. to burden with or as if with weight (often fol. by down).
21. to give a statistical weight to.
22. to bias or slant toward a particular goal or direction; manipulate.
23. to assign (a racehorse) a specific weight to carry in a race.
Idioms:
1. carry weight, to have importance or significance; influence.
2. pull one's (own) weight, to contribute one's share of work to a project or job.
3. throw one's weight around or about, to use one's power and influence, esp. improperly for personal gain.
[before 1000; Middle English (n.); Old English (ge)wiht (c. Middle High German gewichte, Old Norse vētt); see weigh, -th1]
weight′er, n.

weight

(wāt)
1. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass (the amount of matter it consists of) and the strength of the gravitational pull. On Earth, for example, an object weighs less at the top of a very high mountain than it does at sea level, simply because the gravitational pull at the top of the mountain is lower than it is at sea level.
2. A unit used as a measure of gravitational force: a table of weights and measures.
3. A system of such measures: avoirdupois weight; troy weight.
Usage It's easy to convert pounds into kilograms: just multiply the number of pounds by .45 (or if you want greater precision, use .4536). But no matter how many times you do this conversion, you will always be making a mistake, because a pound is a unit of force, while a kilogram is a unit of mass. A pound is a measure of the force that a gravitational field exerts on an object. As such, a pound is a unit of weight, not of mass. An object's mass is its ability to resist changes in the speed or direction of its motion, and it is always the same regardless of what forces are acting upon it. If you were walking on the moon, for example, your mass would be the same as it is on the Earth, but your weight would be one sixth of what it is on the Earth because of the lower gravitational pull of the moon. If this is so, you might ask, how can my science teacher ask me to convert pounds into kilograms? When we make such conversions, we are assuming that the object in question is on the Earth, at sea level, where the conversion factor works for all practical purposes.

Weight

 an unidentified group, used to counter or support arguments.
Examples: weight of affection, 1587; of argument, 1787; of judgement, 1787; of opinion.

weight


Past participle: weighted
Gerund: weighting

Imperative
weight
weight
Present
I weight
you weight
he/she/it weights
we weight
you weight
they weight
Preterite
I weighted
you weighted
he/she/it weighted
we weighted
you weighted
they weighted
Present Continuous
I am weighting
you are weighting
he/she/it is weighting
we are weighting
you are weighting
they are weighting
Present Perfect
I have weighted
you have weighted
he/she/it has weighted
we have weighted
you have weighted
they have weighted
Past Continuous
I was weighting
you were weighting
he/she/it was weighting
we were weighting
you were weighting
they were weighting
Past Perfect
I had weighted
you had weighted
he/she/it had weighted
we had weighted
you had weighted
they had weighted
Future
I will weight
you will weight
he/she/it will weight
we will weight
you will weight
they will weight
Future Perfect
I will have weighted
you will have weighted
he/she/it will have weighted
we will have weighted
you will have weighted
they will have weighted
Future Continuous
I will be weighting
you will be weighting
he/she/it will be weighting
we will be weighting
you will be weighting
they will be weighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weighting
you have been weighting
he/she/it has been weighting
we have been weighting
you have been weighting
they have been weighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weighting
you will have been weighting
he/she/it will have been weighting
we will have been weighting
you will have been weighting
they will have been weighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weighting
you had been weighting
he/she/it had been weighting
we had been weighting
you had been weighting
they had been weighting
Conditional
I would weight
you would weight
he/she/it would weight
we would weight
you would weight
they would weight
Past Conditional
I would have weighted
you would have weighted
he/she/it would have weighted
we would have weighted
you would have weighted
they would have weighted

weight

The pull of gravity on an object. Weight is measured in newtons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weight - the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
body weight - the weight of a person's body
dead weight - a heavy motionless weight
heaviness, weightiness - the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"
poundage - weight expressed in pounds
tare - the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo
throw-weight - the weight of the payload of a missile (not including the weight of the rocket)
weightlessness, lightness - the property of being comparatively small in weight; "the lightness of balsa wood"
2.weight - sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightliftingweight - sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
barbell - a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end; used in weightlifting
dumbbell - an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
3.weight - the relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight"; "the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
importance - the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
4.weight - an artifact that is heavy
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
bob - a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer, balance - a weight that balances another weight
load, loading, burden - weight to be borne or conveyed
makeweight - a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight
paperweight - a weight used to hold down a stack of papers
sinker - a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
5.weight - an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"
oppressiveness, oppression - a feeling of being oppressed
6.weight - a system of units used to express the weight of something
system of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
avoirdupois, avoirdupois weight - a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
troy, troy weight - a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains
7.weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
troy unit - any of the unit of the troy system of weights
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
arroba - a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries
cattie, catty - any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
crith - the weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure)
frail - the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
last - a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
maund - a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries; "the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"
obolus - a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
oka - a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds
picul - a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry)
pood - a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds
rotl - a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five pounds
tael - a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces
tod - a unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds
welterweight - a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
8.weight - (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
Verb1.weight - weight down with a loadweight - weight down with a load    
overburden - load with excessive weight
plumb - weight with lead
charge - fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"
saddle - load or burden; encumber; "he saddled me with that heavy responsibility"
2.weight - present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
bias, predetermine - cause to be biased

weight

noun
1. heaviness, mass, burden, poundage, pressure, load, gravity, tonnage, heft (informal), avoirdupois Try to reduce the weight of the load.
2. load, mass, ballast, heavy object Straining to lift heavy weights can cause back injury.
4. burden, pressure, load, strain, oppression, albatross, millstone, encumbrance He heaved a sigh of relief. `That's a great weight off my mind.'
5. preponderance, mass, bulk, main body, most, majority, onus, lion's share, greatest force, main force, best or better part The weight of evidence suggests that he is guilty.
verb
1. (often with down) load, ballast, make heavier The body was weighted down with bricks.
2. bias, load, slant, unbalance The electoral law is still heavily weighted in favour of the ruling party.
3. burden, handicap, oppress, impede, weigh down, encumber, overburden His life was a struggle, weighted with failures and disappointments.

Weights and measures

Imperial system 
Linear
mile, furlong, rod, yard, foot, inch, milSquare
square mile, acre, square rod, square yard, square foot, square inchWeight
ton, hundredweight, stone, pound, ounceLand
square mile, acre, square rod, square yardVolume
cubic yard, cubic foot, cubic inchLiquid volume
gallon, quart, pint, fluid ounce
Metric system 
Linear
kilometre, metre, centimetre, millimetreSquare
square kilometre, square metre, square centimetre, square millimetreWeight
tonne, kilogram, gramLand
square kilometre, hectare, areVolume
cubic metre, cubic decimetre, cubic centimetre, cubic millimetreLiquid volume
litre, millilitre

weight

noun
1. The state or quality of being physically heavy:
Informal: avoirdupois.
2. A duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship:
Informal: headache.
3. The greatest part or portion:
4. The power to produce an effect by indirect means:
Informal: clout.
Slang: pull.
5. Effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing:
Informal: clout, muscle.
6. The quality or state of being important:
verb
To place a burden or heavy load on:
Translations
وَزْنيَزيد وَزْنايُوازِن، يشُد إلى أسْفَل بإضافَةِ وَزْنأهَمِيَّه، شأْنحِمْل، عِبء
hmotnostváha
vægt=-lodbyrdegøre tungerehåndvægt
kaalkaaluma
painopuntti
težina
nehezékkel ellátsúlytömeg
byrîihalda niîri meî fargilóîmikilvægiòyngd
重さ
무게
greutate
činky
dvigati utežitežautež
viktviktamassatyngd
น้ำหนัก
ağırlıkağırlık bağlamakağırlık ilâve etmekendişehalter
trọng lượng

weight

[weɪt]
A. N
1. (= heaviness) → peso m
sold by weightvendido a peso
to gain weightengordar, ganar peso
a package three kilos in weightun paquete que pesa tres kilos, un paquete de tres kilos
to lose weightadelgazar, perder peso
to put on weightengordar, ganar peso
the fence couldn't take his weight and collapsedla valla no aguantó su peso y se vino abajo
to take the weight off one's feetsentarse a descansar
to chuck or throw one's weight aboutir de sargento
to throw one's weight behind sbapoyar a algn con toda su fuerza
the government is throwing its weight behind the reformsel gobierno está apoyando con toda su fuerza las reformas
it is worth its weight in goldvale su peso en oro
that's a weight off my mindeso me quita un peso de encima
he doesn't pull his weightno hace su parte or lo que le corresponde
2. (in clock, for scales) → pesa f; (= heavy object) → peso m
weights and measurespesas fpl y medidas
the doctor has forbidden me to lift heavy weightsel médico me ha prohibido levantar peso
3. (fig) (= importance) → peso m
these are arguments of some weightson argumentos de cierto peso
those arguments carry great weight with the ministeresos argumentos influyen poderosamente en el ministro
those arguments carry no weight with the ministeresos argumentos no influyen en el ministro
they won by sheer weight of numbersganaron simplemente porque eran más
to give due weight to sthdar la debida importancia a algo
to lend weight to sthdarle más peso a algo
B. VT (= add weight to) → cargar, dar peso a; (= hold down) → sujetar con un peso
C. CPD weight gain Naumento m de peso
weight limit Nlímite m de peso
weight loss Npérdida f de peso
weight problem N to have a weight problemtener problemas de peso
weight training Nentrenamiento m con pesas
weight watcher Npersona f que vigila el peso or cuida la línea
weight down VT + ADVsujetar con un peso/una piedra

weight

[ˈweɪt]
n
(= amount weighed) → poids m
What is your height and weight? → Quel est votre taille et votre poids?
What weight are you? → Combien pesez-vous?, Quel est votre poids?
to lose weight → maigrir, perdre du poids
to put on weight → grossir
sold by weight → vendu au poids
(= object of a known weight) (for scales)poids m; (in gym)poids m
(= heavy object) → poids m
what a weight! → qu'est que ça pèse lourd!
(= worry) → poids m
A great weight lifted from me → Je me sentis soulagé d'un grand poids.
a weight of responsibility → le poids des responsabilités
to carry weight (= be respected) → avoir du poids
to pull one's weight (= do one's share) → faire sa part de travail
to throw one's weight around → faire de l'autorité
to throw one's weight behind sth (= support) → peser de tout son poids en faveur de qch
vt
(= add weights to) → lester
weight down
vt sep (to keep in place)maintenir en place

weight

n
(= heaviness, also Phys) → Gewicht nt; (Sport, esp Boxing) → Gewichtsklasse f, → Gewicht nt (inf); (of cloth)Schwere f; (of blow)Wucht f, → Heftigkeit f; 3 kilos in weight3 Kilo Gewicht, ein Gewicht von 3 Kilo; the grocer gave me short weightder Kaufmann hat (mir) schlecht or knapp gewogen; a suit in a heavier weight for winterein Anzug in einer schwereren Qualität für den Winter; a blow without much weight behind itein Schlag mit wenig or ohne viel Wucht or Kraft dahinter; to feel/test the weight of somethingsehen/probieren, wie schwer etw ist; the branches broke under the weight of the snowdie Zweige brachen unter der Schneelast; to gain or put on weightzunehmen; to lose weightabnehmen; he carries his weight wellman sieht ihm sein Gewicht nicht an; I hope the chair takes my weightich hoffe, der Stuhl hält mein Gewicht aus; he’s/it’s worth his/its weight in golder/das ist Gold(es) wert
(= metal weight, unit of weight, heavy object)Gewicht nt; weights and measuresMaße und Gewichte (+pl vb); to lift weightsGewichte heben; will he manage to lift the 90kg weight?wird er die 90 Kilo heben können?; the doctor warned him not to lift heavy weightsder Arzt warnte ihn davor, schwere Lasten zu heben; she’s quite a weightsie ist ganz schön schwer
(fig: = load, burden) → Last f; the weight of evidencedie Beweislast; they won by weight of numberssie gewannen durch die zahlenmäßige Überlegenheit; that’s a weight off my mindmir fällt ein Stein vom Herzen
(fig: = importance) → Bedeutung f, → Gewicht nt; he/his opinion carries no weightseine Stimme/Meinung hat kein Gewicht or fällt nicht ins Gewicht; those arguments carry weight with the minister/carry great weightdiesen Argumenten misst der Minister Gewicht bei/wird großes Gewicht beigemessen; to give due weight to an argumenteinem Argument das entsprechende Gewicht geben or beimessen; to add weight to somethingeiner Sache (dat)zusätzliches Gewicht geben or verleihen; to pull one’s weightseinen Teil dazutun, seinen Beitrag leisten; to put or throw one’s full weight behind somebody/somethingsich mit seinem ganzen Gewicht or mit dem ganzen Gewicht seiner Persönlichkeit für jdn/etw einsetzen; to throw or chuck (inf) one’s weight about (Brit) or aroundseinen Einfluss geltend machen
vt
(= make heavier, put weights on)beschweren
(fig: = bias) resultsverfälschen; to weight something in favour (Brit) or favor (US) of/against somebodyetw zu jds Gunsten/gegen jdn beeinflussen; to weight something in favour (Brit) or favor (US) of/against somethingetw zugunsten or zu Gunsten einer Sache/gegen etw beeinflussen; to be weighted in favour (Brit) or favor (US) of somebody/somethingso angelegt sein, dass es zugunsten or zu Gunsten einer Person/Sache ist; to be weighted against somebody/somethingjdn/etw benachteiligen

weight

:
weight advantage
n (Sport) → Gewichtsvorteil m
weight category
n (Sport) → Gewichtsklasse f
weight-conscious
adjgewichtsbewusst

weight

:
weightless
adjschwerelos
weightlessness
weightlifter
nGewichtheber(in) m(f)
weightlifting
nGewichtheben nt
weight loss
n no plGewichtsverlust m
weight reduction
nGewichtsreduzierung f
weight-train
viKraft- or Gewichtstraining machen
weight training
nKraft- or Gewichtstraining nt
weight watcher
nFigurbewusste(r) mf

weight

[weɪt]
1. n
a. (gen) (fig) → peso
sold by weight → venduto/a a peso
it (or he ) is worth its (or his ) weight in gold → vale tanto oro quanto pesa
to put on/lose weight → ingrassare/dimagrire
to carry weight (fig) → avere peso
these are arguments of some weight → questi sono argomenti di un certo peso
that's a weight off my mind → mi sono tolto un peso
they won by sheer weight of numbers → hanno vinto solo per superiorità numerica
to chuck or throw one's weight about (fam) → fare il/la prepotente
he doesn't pull his weight → non lavora quanto dovrebbe
b. (for scales) → peso
weights and measures → pesi e misure
2. vt (also weight down) → mettere dei pesi su

weigh

(wei) verb
1. to find the heaviness of (something) by placing it on a scale. He weighed himself on the bathroom scales; You must have your luggage weighed at the airport.
2. to be equal to in heaviness. This parcel weighs one kilo; How much / What does this box weigh?
3. to be a heavy burden to. She was weighed down with two large suitcases.
weight (weit) noun
1. the amount which a person or thing weighs. He's put on a lot of weight (= got much fatter) over the years.
2. a piece of metal etc of a standard weight. seven-pound weight.
3. a heavy object, especially one for lifting as a sport. He lifts weights to develop his muscles.
4. burden; load. You have taken a weight off my mind.
5. importance. Her opinion carries a lot of weight.
verb
1. to attach, or add, a weight or weights to. The plane is weighted at the nose so that it balances correctly in flight.
2. to hold down by attaching weights. They weighted the balloon to prevent it from flying away.
ˈweightless adjective
not affected by the earth's gravity pull. The astronauts became weightless on going into orbit round the earth.
ˈweightlessness noun
ˈweighty adjective
1. important. a weighty reason.
2. heavy.
ˈweightily adverb
ˈweightiness noun
ˈweighing-machine noun
a (public) machine for weighing people, loads etc; a scale. I weighed myself on the weighing-machine at the railway station.
ˈweightlifting noun
the sport of lifting weights.
weigh anchor
to lift a ship's anchor in preparation for sailing.
weigh in to find one's weight before a fight, after a horse-race etc ( ˈweigh-in) noun
weigh out
to measure out by weighing. He weighed out six kilos of sand.
weigh up
to calculate, estimate; to consider. He weighed up his chances of success.

weight

وَزْن hmotnost vægt Gewicht βάρος peso paino poids težina peso 重さ 무게 gewicht vekt waga peso вес vikt น้ำหนัก ağırlık trọng lượng 重量

weight

n. peso;
birth ______ al nacer;
___ gainaumento de ___;
___ losspérdida de ___.

weight

n peso; (sports) pesa; excess — sobrepeso; ideal body — peso corporal ideal; lean body — peso corporal magro; to lift weights levantar pesas
References in classic literature ?
Jo read it thankfully, but the heavy weight did not seem lifted off her heart, and her face was so full of misery that Laurie asked quickly, "What is it?
So determined was she that the boy should this time feel the weight of her wrath that, although she would not allow the marshal to interfere with his adventure, she got out a pencil and paper and wrote down a series of sharp, sting- ing reproofs she intended to pour out upon him.
Then the young inventor, shaking his shoulders as though to rid them of some weight, remarked:
As we approached the Shimerdas', we heard the frosty whine of the pump and saw Antonia, her head tied up and her cotton dress blown about her, throwing all her weight on the pump-handle as it went up and down.
This may seem like a ponderous weight of wisdom to descend upon the soul of a young woman of twenty-eight--perhaps more wisdom than the Holy Ghost is usually pleased to vouchsafe to any woman.
Indulge yourself," he whispered; "ought not the suggestion of the worthy namesake of the Psalmist to have its weight at such a moment?
After they were gone, we picked up one hundred and twenty- five pounds weight of bullets, besides what stuck in the logs of our fort; which certainly is a great proof of their industry.
If I have said anything which you think justifies this very abrupt leave-taking, I beg you will forgive and forget it--or, at least, let it have no more weight with you than the idle words of any woman.
What greatly strengthens such a suspicion is the fact that this controversy between two ill-matched antagonists --at a period, moreover, laud it as we may, when personal influence had far more weight than now--remained for years undecided, and came to a close only with the death of the party occupying the disputed soil.
Weight, solidity, firmness -- this was the expression of his repose, even in such decay as had crept untimely over him at the period of which I speak.
Indeed, partly lying on it as the arm did when I first awoke, I could hardly tell it from the quilt, they so blended their hues together; and it was only by the sense of weight and pressure that I could tell that Queequeg was hugging me.
Reckoning ten barrels to the ton, you have ten tons for the net weight of only three quarters of the stuff of the whale's skin.