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verb [transitive]     weight pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleweighting
past tenseweighted
past participleweighted
  1. 1



    weight down

    to make something heavier by putting a weight on it, especially in order to stop it from moving

    He had weighted the bag with rocks.

  2. 2
    to give additional importance to something, for example a test or part of one
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to adjust the different parts of something to account for their importance

    All the papers are equally weighted, each contributing 20% to the overall total.

    Each of these parts is weighted for its relative importance.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/09/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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