weight · noun /weɪt/Full view
Nouns: weight, weights
Adjectives: overweight, underweight, weighty
Verbs: weigh, outweigh
weight (AMOUNT)
B1 U the amount that something or someone weighs
Dictionary examples:

He's about average height and weight.

I need to lose a bit of weight.

Graham's put on a lot of weight recently.

These drugs can cause patients to gain weight.

Learner example:

So let me describe Fabian: he has brown hair and his weight is about 75 kg. (Preliminary English Test; B1; German)

weight (HEAVINESS)
B2 U the quality of being heavy
Dictionary example:

The shelf collapsed under the weight of the books.

Learner example:

The weight of the snow broke the branches of the trees. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

weight (OBJECT)
B2 C something that is heavy
Dictionary examples:

Try not to lift heavy weights.

I lift weights twice a week at the gym.

Learner example:

[...] my long training periods in lifting weights. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

pull your weight
C2 to work as hard as other people in a group
Dictionary example:

The rest of the team complained that Sarah wasn't pulling her weight.

Learner example:

For instance, before your kin get all nice and comfortable, you could ask them to pull their weight around the house by doing a few jobs. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)

carry weight
C2 to be considered important and effective in influencing someone
Dictionary example:

His opinions carry a lot of weight with the scientific community.

Learner example:

It has become increasingly important to strive for near perfection in every move they make, the pursuit of excellence therefore carrying more weight than ever and leading to strenuous tr[ai]ning program[me]s. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Swiss German)

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