Weight

Weight

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Weighting.]
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1. To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.
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The arrows of satire, . . . weighted with sense.
Coleridge.
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2. (Astron. & Physics) To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.
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3. (Dyeing) To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.
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4. (Math.) to assign a numerical value expressing relative importance to (a measurement), to be multiplied by the value of the measurement in determining averages or other aggregate quantities; as, they weighted part one of the test twice as heavily as part 2.
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