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weight·less

 (wāt′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having little or no weight.
2. Not experiencing the effects of gravity.

weight′less·ly adv.
weight′less·ness n.

weightless

(ˈweɪtləs)
adj
1. (General Physics) (of a body) having no actual weight; a state in which an object has no actual weight (because it is in space and unaffected by gravitational attraction) or no apparent weight (because the gravitational attraction equals the centripetal force and the object is in free fall)
2. (Commerce) commerce
a. (of economic activity) based on the supply of information and ideas rather than trade in physical goods: the weightless economy.
b. (of a company) having very few physical assets: weightless dot.coms.
ˈweightlessness n

weight•less

(ˈweɪt lɪs)

adj.
being without apparent weight, as a freely falling body.
[1540–50]
weight′less•ly, adv.
weight′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weightless - having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pullweightless - having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pull; light; "floating freely in a weightless condition"; "a baby bat...fluffy and weightless as a moth"; "jackets made of a weightless polyester fabric"
weighty - having relatively great weight; heavy; "a weighty load"; "a weighty package"

weightless

adjective
Having little weight; not heavy:
Translations
عَديم الوَزْن
vægtløs
súlytalan
òyngdarlaus
bez tiaže
ağırlıksız

weightless

[ˈweɪtlɪs] ADJingrávido

weightless

[ˈweɪtləs] adj
(= weighing nothing) → qui ne pèse rien
(in space) [person, object] → en apesanteur
in a weightless environment → en apesanteur

weightless

[ˈweɪtlɪs] adjsenza peso

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.
References in classic literature ?
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Buildings were never, by their nature, weightless or transparent either, but attempts to make them appear so still occupied much of last century's architectural endeavour.
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