weight

US /wet/

UK /weɪt/

A2
  • noun
  • Metal object to measure how heavy something is
  • How heavy something is
  • Importance, power, and influence person, thing has
  • A source of worry, sadness, or emotional stress

Examples

Many buildings collapsed under the weight of rain-soaked ash and mud. (figurative) He was buckling under the weight of his responsibilities.

(figurative) A leaden weight lay on her heart as she waved him goodbye.

Stand with your legs apart and your weight evenly distributed.