weighted

Definitions

  • SCALES AND WEIGHTS
    SCALES AND WEIGHTS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj weighted adjusted to reflect value or proportion "votes weighted according to the size of constituencies","a law weighted in favor of landlords","a weighted average"
    • adj weighted made heavy or weighted down with weariness "his leaden arms","weighted eyelids"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

WEIGHT AND MEASURE WEIGHT AND MEASURE
Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to...
A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights

Quotations

  • George Herbert
    George%20Herbert
    “None knows the weight of another's burden.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    Orison%20Swett%20Marden
    “Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.”
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.”

Idioms

Pull your weight - If someone is not pulling their weight, they aren't making enough effort, especially in group work.
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Throw your weight around - If someone throws their weight around, they use their authority or force of personality to get what they want in the face of opposition.
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Weight off your shoulders - If something is a weight off your shoulders, you have relieved yourself of a burden, normally a something that has been troubling you or worrying you.
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Usage

In literature:

Le Verrier's result indicated that the weight of the planet was about the fourteenth part of the weight of the earth.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The average weight of a measured litre of 10 per cent.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Let the weight be medium also; but for reasons already stated do not let it err on the side of lightness.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Put a heavy weight on the beef in order to keep it under the brine.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Carry a weight in each hand, holding the weight behind you and out from the body.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
There are some people who have a true feeling or sense for weight and can tell almost to an ounce the weight of a parcel by lifting it.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The weight of the dextrose obtained multiplied by 0.90 gives the weight of starch.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Meat kept immersed in pickle gains weight.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
It was so strange that she lay there with her weight abandoned upon him.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Weigh ten eggs, add their weight in very fine sugar, and of flour the weight of six eggs.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In poetry:

Do you see that gray­p;haired mother bend
Beneath her weight of years?
I've filled that aged mother's eyes
With many bitter tears.
"Signing The Pledge" by Frances Ellen Watkins
The red lip trembled; the slow tears
Came darkening in her eyes;
Pressed on her heart a weight of fears
That sought not ease in cries.
"A Dream of Waking" by George MacDonald
With weights of tears the bluebell broke,
The tall white campion wept in sleeping,
And all the humming honey-folk
A fast were keeping.
"A Rainy Day" by Mary Webb
To sleep?–oh! ne'er on childhood's eye,
And silken lashes press'd,
Did the warm living slumber lie,
With such a weight of rest!
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
They stayed at last, and on the grass
Reposed so, as o'er his breast
She bowed her gracious head to rest,
Such a weight as no burden was.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
Strike if you will, and let the stroke
Be heavy as my weight of woe;
I shall not shrink, my heart is cold,
'Tis broken since one year ago.
"One Year Ago" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

It's not about weight it's about health.
Your height and weight are numbers.
Woman with Weights image via Shutterstock.
The artificial device only weights 11 grams.
Parents Struggling To Control Kids' Weight.
Winners in 30 weight classes will leave town with belts.
You can use your own weight to build muscle—here's how.
5 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere.
it's a really fun character and there's no weight to gain or weight to lose.
Weight-loss programs such as Weight Watchers may be just as effective as clinical programs, a new study published in the journal Obesity suggests.
How to lose weight after 40 guide is now available online accessed through the Weight Loss Success Plan website.
Physical Activity, Weight Loss and Weight Regain.
Excluding Weight problems and keeping a healthy weight is consequently the first stage in preventing snoring.
John Providence Weight Loss has helped hundreds of patients realize their weight loss goals through our medical and surgical programs -- see some success stories.
Physical Activity, Weight Loss and Weight Regain .
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In science:

Our strategy to prove Theorem 1 is the following: first we show in Lemma 3 that a simple weight V -module with an infinite-dimensional weight space can have at most one weight space of finite dimension in the weight lattice.
Classification of simple weight Virasoro modules with a finite-dimensional weight space
Suppose r, s ∈ Z, s > r ≥ 0, ζ is a highest weight vector of weight T vλ−ρ and η is a lowest weight vector of weight T vλ+ρ .
Representations of quantum groups defined over commutative rings II
Let m be a lowest weight vector in Mπ of weight T v and Ψ(m) the highest weight vector in M of weight T v−1 where F −1Ψ(m) ≡ m mod ιM .
Representations of quantum groups defined over commutative rings II
Let w be a fixed highest weight vector of M of highest weight T v−1 such that Ψ(m) = w with m a lowest weight vector in Mπ .
Representations of quantum groups defined over commutative rings II
M = N , Fm and Fn , where m0,1 is a lowest weight vector of weight T v that generates Mπ , and u(m) and u(n) are highest weight vectors of weights vm and vn .
Representations of quantum groups defined over commutative rings II
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