Definition of 'weigh'


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1. Way. Used in the phrase under weigh.

2. A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See wey.

3. (Naut.) A corruption of way, used only in the phrase under weigh.

4. A misspelling of way, in the phrase under way, due to confusion with the phrase to weigh anchor.

5. A certain quantity or measure, estimated by weight; a measure of weight (compare wey); in the South Wales coal-fields, a weight of ten tons.

6. In cotton manufacturing, any given quantity of yarn delivered to an operative, for example, a winder, upon which wages are based.

7. See wegh.

8. Toconsider;reflect.

9. Nautical To raise anchor.

10. Nautical To raise (anchor).

11. To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate.

12. To be of a specific weight.

13. To determine the weight of, as with a scale.

14. To be burdensome or oppressive. Used with on or upon:

15. To cause to bend heavily by added weight. Used with on or upon:

16. To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out:

17. To have consequence or importance.

18. To choose carefully or deliberately.

19. rare To judge; to estimate.

20. To have weight; to be heavy.

21. to sink by its own weight.

22. To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.

23. To bear heavily; to press hard.

24. To examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate deliberately and maturely; to balance.

25. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of.

26. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up.

27. To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of, that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of matter of

28. To oppress with weight; to overburden; to depress.

29. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.

30. Obs. or Archaic To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.


1. New romance waits where items are weighed or measured.

2. Regulatory costs weigh heavily on bank profitability.

3. This teeming mass weighs about three pounds and it is known as your microbiome.

4. Each weighed about the same as the average pet cat.

5. During the thousands of miles he still had to walk, the death weighed heavily.

6. It weighs a little more than 10 pounds.

7. A priority is to make the England shirt weigh less heavily on players.

8. We only considered the most massive ones, which weigh about 100 million solar masses or more.

9. The shrapnel weighs heavy in my pocket.

10. We are talking about identifying and weighing one grain of sand in a desert.

11. That would have weighed heavily on him in these five hours.

12. The outlook weighed a little on the pound and government borrowing costs.

13. We wait to be weighed and measured before meeting the military men training us.

14. Think about weighing food before cooking it.

15. History will soon weigh heavily in our pockets.

16. That much power in a car that weighs little more than a slipper?

17. We need to weigh and measure the models and ask them relevant questions.

18. The privacy implications are also carefully weighed up.

19. He also said that bank lending fragility could still weigh heavily.

20. It could mean airliners that weigh little more than the fuel and passengers they carry.

21. The government has to weigh carefully the chances and risks of securing their freedom.

22. Did that financial pressure to succeed weigh heavily on you?

23. Her key pointers are to weigh and measure your food and always use fresh ingredients.

24. Not weighing the ingredients carefully when making cakes.

25. These observations must now be considered and weighed in the balance against the undoubted harmful effects of screening.

26. Much has been made of the fear factor and how the shirt weighs heavy on our star players.

27. But the more time you spend with it the more it begins to weigh heavy on your mind.

28. The stone church weighs about 750 tonnes.

29. ‘The buckets were then weighed and the heaviest amount won.’

30. ‘Many industries developed their own very specific scales designed to weigh particular items.’

31. ‘Michael, who was so large his GP's scales could not weigh him, has lost almost 20 inches from his waist - and he's still shrinking.’

32. ‘The Australian gold rush of the 1850s generated a huge demand for accurate scales to weigh precious metals and guns to protect the gold bullion.’

33. ‘Scales to weigh the bags were part of the mills' equipment.’

34. ‘He said he used the scales to weigh drugs before buying them.’

35. ‘We finally find a larger scale to weigh the crop.’

36. ‘We have a scale and offer to weigh members if they choose.’

37. ‘The jury should infer that the applicant had used the scales in order to weigh the drugs before supplying them.’

38. ‘A blonde goes into a pharmacy and asks to use the baby scale to weigh the child she has in her arms.’

39. ‘Stallholders weigh produce on scales strung from a notched rod, balanced on one finger.’

40. ‘The smith weighs each coin on a little scale.’

41. ‘weighing the infant can be accurate if an electronic scale is used.’

42. ‘We weighed our athletes with accurate scales before a training session, and then again on completion of the session.’

43. ‘I shall in future weigh, not guess, quantities of rice and pasta.’

44. ‘Olivia was born weighing a healthy 5lb 12 oz.’

45. ‘Luke is born prematurely weighing only one pound and four ounces.’

46. ‘The calf weighed a healthy 30 pounds and was 3 feet long.’

47. ‘The baby born in 1988 weighed only one pound and four ounces.’

48. ‘Maybe I can weigh another 13 pounds less by this coming July.’

49. ‘The book weighs almost ten pounds.’

50. ‘The real beauty of this rifle is that it weighs a mere 3.9 pounds!’

51. ‘She weighs a few pounds less than she did in '61, and is, if anything, even stronger and more trim.’

52. ‘A slight boy, standing 5 feet 5 inches and weighing a mere 115 pounds, Weider became easy prey for local thugs.’

53. ‘I was never a ‘fat’ kid, but I remember weighing a good 10 pounds more than my classmates did.’

54. ‘We were about to enter our sophomore year, and he still weighed the 100 pounds he always had.’

55. ‘I lost 70 pounds over the next two years, and I now weigh a healthy 125 pounds.’

56. ‘They are heavy weapons made of steel and weigh a lot.’

57. ‘He lifted me as easily as if I weighed nothing.’

58. ‘Pulling out a rather large bag of gold pieces, he held it out, weighing it out in his hand.’

59. ‘Flour, sugar, rice and other dry goods and plain biscuits were weighed out into brown paper bags.’

60. ‘Every act must be carefully weighed before a decision is made to see whether it meets the strict ethical criteria.’

61. ‘The positive and negative aspects need to be weighed and then a decision is to be taken.’

62. ‘The selection of a particular value for a benefit-cost or net benefit analysis must be carefully weighed against the objectives of the analysis.’

63. ‘Nonetheless, he stressed that the matter would have to be carefully weighed by the government before any final decision could be made.’

64. ‘But this long-term view has to be weighed against all the work that needs to be undertaken now.’

65. ‘There was nothing impulsive about her; she weighed everything, from decisions to her own feelings.’

66. ‘He is a reserved man who prefers action to words, weighs those he uses carefully, and is not given to shows of emotion.’

67. ‘There is something quiet and assured about her, and when she talks it seems as if she is carefully weighing each of her words before letting them go.’

68. ‘On sensitive subjects my words have to be weighed carefully.’

69. ‘Professional opportunities and options are to be weighed and considered before a clear decision can be taken.’

70. ‘The totality of the evidence needs to be weighed and assessed.’

71. ‘These several costs must be weighed carefully.’

72. ‘Even in instances in which the likelihood of harm appears low, the costs, demands, risks, and benefits must be carefully weighed.’

73. ‘Risks and benefits associated with the use of aspirin have to be weighed carefully in any recommendations made by health care professionals.’

74. ‘Proposed reforms, therefore, ought to be weighed carefully as to whether they are necessary and whether they are worth the costs.’

75. ‘Each issue, whether it involved an individual or an entire community, was weighed carefully.’

76. ‘How is the court to weigh and balance all these claims?’

77. ‘In each case trial judges must weigh and balance a catalogue of relevant factors.’

78. ‘Their points of view have been listened to carefully, balanced, and weighed.’

79. ‘Because they are stupid, they do not know how to weigh benefits against risk?’

80. ‘Instead, the writer forces us to hold these two characteristics in our mind at the same time. We have to balance them, weigh them against each other, compare and contrast them.’

81. ‘Should patients have a choice to base their decision on whether or not to take a drug by weighing the risks against the benefits?’

82. ‘It now appears to be a choice of weighing the risks against the benefits.’

83. ‘Although Claire was thrilled to receive tenure at the university where she teaches, she felt her promotion had a certain hollow quality when she weighed its importance against the satisfaction of being a parent.’

84. ‘The FDA is advising doctors to weigh the benefits against risks when prescribing Cox - 2 inhibitors for their patients.’

85. ‘Although the agency didn't ban these drugs, they did say doctors should weigh the benefits against risks for individual patients.’

86. ‘As always, try to understand the relevant protocols and weigh the risks against the benefits.’

87. ‘Even if vaccines cause some adverse reactions in some people, even serious reactions, you still have to weigh their benefit against their harm.’

88. ‘What you have to do is weigh the costs against the benefits.’

89. ‘In evaluating the justness of any military venture, it's critical to weigh the anticipated benefits against the expected costs.’

90. ‘Should not any intervention be assessed with care, weighing costs against benefits?’

91. ‘Exercising free will, individuals calculate the net benefit simply by weighing potential gains against potential losses.’

92. ‘But we need to weigh these downsides against the benefits.’

93. ‘So before putting money down, weigh the costs against the potential benefits.’

94. ‘But I couldn't begin to weigh the potential bloodshed against the potential benefits.’

95. ‘This is a balancing test where the risk of the device is weighed against the benefits of such a device.’

96. ‘The project was a balancing act of weighing options against the project's time.’

97. ‘Once a jury renders a guilty verdict for murder in the first degree, mitigating factors are weighed against aggravating circumstances to decide the defendant's fate.’

98. ‘We all need to be more resourceful in helping people weigh the risks against the potential consequences of their actions.’

99. ‘The evidence of human history weighs heavily against it.’

100. ‘The epidemiological evidence weighs heavily against such a link.’

101. ‘Street lighting was discussed but the unsuitability in a rural area and the question of cost weighed against any benefit.’

102. ‘Since assumed jurisdiction would not accord with such standards, nor with the law of the defendant's home, this factor weighed against assuming jurisdiction.’

103. ‘Some of the Internationals might be experienced soldiers, Bligh noted, but their age weighed against them for work like this.’

104. ‘However, ironically, it was its apparent lack of objectivity that weighed against it for most North American psychologists.’

105. ‘The idea of adding a hard drive to a handset isn't new, but so far disk sizes and reliability issues have weighed against their incorporation into mobiles.’

106. ‘TNT submitted that this process weighed against the legitimacy of the claims.’

107. ‘Two factors weighed against any widespread acceptance of the classical version of atomism.’

108. ‘Clearly, the principle of freedom doesn't weigh heavily in his decision making.’

109. ‘The fact that Cipollini is 36 and has not been at his best since the start of the season weighed heavily on our decision.’

110. ‘Iowa's emphasis on public education weighed heavily on their decision to move their young family here.’

111. ‘The guilt was slowly lifting, but her fear of making the wrong decision still weighed heavily.’

112. ‘Challenges to official director slates will likely be rare, but the mere threat of them could weigh heavily on management decisions.’

113. ‘Unfortunately, the stress of the job has weighed heavily on him.’

114. ‘This kind of schedule has one very important consequence, one that weighs more heavily on me now than it used to.’

115. ‘Decisions we make today will surely weigh heavily on the shape of the world we eventually leave.’

116. ‘Given the recent attacks on his web site, it isn't very difficult to see why these matters weigh heavily with him.’

117. ‘He could see Captain Mason supervising his crew, and once under weigh, saw him wave and salute.’

118. ‘At 10 a.m. got under weigh and turned out of Port Chalky At 4 p.m. came to an anchor in Preservation Bay.’

119. ‘A ship is under weigh when she has weighed her anchor… As soon as she gathers way she is under way.’

120. ‘Don't be alarmed, ma'am; as soon as we're under weigh we'll hoist the cow up, and get the piano down.’

121. ‘After we had been under weigh for some 20 minutes, we should have reached our destination in just that time.’

122. ‘Got under weigh and stood down the harbour but unfortunately the water being low the vessel got aground.’

123. ‘At 9 A. M., three of their brigs got under weigh, and stood down the bay, supposed to be on the look out.’

124. ‘The plan did not get under weigh for almost two years after the end of fighting.’

125. ‘His presence was by no means necessary in getting the ship under weigh, and steering her well out to sea.’

126. ‘My last letter closed at the commencement of our voyage, since which we have been constantly under weigh, with the exception of short interruptions on the coast of Norfolk, in Yarmouth roads.’

127. I weigh more than 70 kilograms

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1. wiegh 3.05%

2. Other 96.95%

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