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Weight and describing weight

counterweight

noun

a weight that is equal to another weight and creates a balance

dead weight

noun

someone who cannot be lifted easily because they are sleeping, unconscious, or dead

dense

adjective

a dense substance is very heavy in relation to its size

density

noun

the degree to which something is heavy or thick

heavy

adjective

a heavy object weighs a lot

heavy

adjective

used when talking about how much someone or something weighs

light

adjective

not weighing much, or weighing less than you expect

light

adjective

less than the correct weight

lightweight

adjective

weighing less than other things of the same type

load

noun

the amount of weight or pressure that something has to bear

net

adjective

the net weight of something is its weight without its container

nett

a British spelling of net2

overweight

adjective

used about something that weighs more than it should

ponderous

adjective

moving slowly because of being big and heavy

poundage

noun

weight in pounds

-pounder

suffix

used with a number to show the weight of something in pounds

tonnage

noun

the weight of something, measured in tons

top-heavy

adjective

something that is top-heavy lacks balance because it is heavier at the top than at the bottom

weight

noun

a measurement of how heavy a person or thing is

weight

noun

the condition or effect of being heavy

weightless

adjective

having no weight, especially because of being outside the Earth’s atmosphere

weighty

adjective

heavy

densely

adverb

heaviness

noun

ponderously

adverb

weightlessness

noun

tip the scales at 12 stone/200 pounds etc

to weigh a particular amount

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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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