weightiness


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weight·y

 (wā′tē)
adj. weight·i·er, weight·i·est
1. Having considerable weight; heavy. See Synonyms at heavy.
2. Burdensome; oppressive: weighty problems. See Synonyms at burdensome.
3. Of great consequence; serious or momentous: the weighty matters before the delegates at the peace talks.
4. Having great power or influence: a weighty argument.

weight′i·ly adv.
weight′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weightiness - 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"
2.weightiness - the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"
weight - the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
heft, ponderosity, ponderousness, heftiness, massiveness - the property of being large in mass
preponderance - exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight; "the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"

weightiness

noun
1. The state or quality of being physically heavy:
Informal: avoirdupois.
2. The condition of being grave and of involving serious consequences:
3. The quality or state of being important:
Translations
ثِقَل، أهَمِيَّه
tunghed
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ehemniyetönem

weightiness

[ˈweɪtɪnɪs] N
1. (lit) → peso m
2. (fig) [of matter, problem] → gravedad f; [of argument, reason] → peso m, importancia f

weightiness

n (lit)Gewicht nt; (fig)Gewichtigkeit f; (of responsibility)Schwere f

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.
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