• noun: a measurement that indicates how heavy a person or thing is
  • noun: the amount that a thing 'weighs'
  • verb: to oppress with a burden
  • often used in combination
  • synonyms: pressure, moment, influence


  • She likes to exercise using 'free weights'. [=weights (such as dumbbells and barbells) that are not attached to a piece of equipment]

  • ('disapproving') The new manager immediately started 'throwing her weight around', making changes to staff and policy.

  • The doctor says you shouldn't put any 'weight' on that foot for a week. [=you shouldn't stand on that foot for a week]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) which the setting sun momentarily blinding the executioner... and chose that moment to swipe the executioner's melon... giving me the added weight to tip the boards, facilitating my exit. That's amazing! It's not amazing. It was just a matter of keeping my head. (..)
    2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman