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wt. (unit of measurement)

Definition:

a unit used to measure weight

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

wt.*
(* wt. may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

weight | weight unit | w. [acronym]

Etymology:

Old English gewiht, from Proto-Germanic *(ga)wekhtiz, *(ga)wekhtjan (compare Old...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Weight

of an object is usually taken to be the force on the object due to gravity. Its magnitude, often denoted by an italic letter W, is the product of the mass m of the object and the magnitude of the local gravitational acceleration g; thus: W = mg. The... (49 of 4164 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Weight

Weight (disambiguation) | mass

a measurement of the gravitational force acting on an object. In non-scientific contexts it may refer to an object's mass. ... | A measure of paper density | Line weight in contour line construction in cartography | Font weight | Body weight The weight... (40 of 348 words, 24 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

weight | weights [plural] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle] | pressure [synonym, sense-specific] | burden [synonym, sense-specific]

The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it's primarily influenced by). | An object used to make something heavier. | A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure... (41 of 265 words, 19 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/weight

Collins Dictionary:

weight | wt. [abbreviation] | pull one's weight [sense-specific] | throw one's weight around [sense-specific] | bias [synonym, sense-specific] | favour [synonym, sense-specific] | weighter [noun, derived]

a measure of the heaviness of an object; the amount anything weighs | [physics] the vertical force experienced by a mass as a result of gravitation. ... (25 of 735 words, 19 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/weight

Oxford Dictionary:

weight | lose | around | weights | be weighted | put on weight | throw one's weight about | throw one's weight behind | the weight of the world | ...

a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing | [physics] : ... (27 of 631 words, 27 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/weight

Random House Dictionary:

weight | wt. [abbreviation] | by weight [sense-specific] | carry weight [sense-specific] | pull one's weight [sense-specific] | throw one's weight around or about [sense-specific]

the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs. | [physics] the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of ... (26 of 529 words, 26 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/weight

Merriam-Webster:

weight [entry 1, noun] | wt [abbreviation] | burden [synonym, sense-specific] | load [synonym, sense-specific] | corpulence [synonym, sense-specific] | mass [synonym, sense-specific] | pressure [synonym, sense-specific] | avoirdupois [synonym, sense-specific] | heaviness [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the amount that a thing weighs ; the standard or established amount that a ... | a quantity or thing weighing a fixed and usually specified amount ; a ... (28 of 454 words, 11 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/weight

weight [entry 2, verb] | heft [synonym, sense-specific] | weigh [synonym, sense-specific] | burden [synonym, sense-specific] | encumber [synonym, sense-specific] | freight [synonym, sense-specific] | lade [synonym, sense-specific] | laden [synonym, sense-specific] | lumber [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to oppress with a burden | to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight ; to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient | "weigh" ... (27 of 185 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/weight show=1

New World Dictionary:

weight | wt [abbreviation]

a portion or quantity weighing a definite or specified amount | heaviness as a quality of things ; [physics] the force of gravity acting on a body, ... (26 of 360 words, 17 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/weight

American Heritage Dictionary:

weight | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle] | weights [3rd-person singular present] | wt. [abbreviation]

A measure of the heaviness of an object. | The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the ... (28 of 333 words, 23 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/weight

Macmillan British Dictionary:

weight | weights [plural] | pull/carry your weight | take the weight off your feet

[uncountable] a measurement of how heavy a person or thing is ; the condition or effect of being heavy | [countable] a heavy object that is used for ... (27 of 288 words, 6 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/weight

Britannica Encyclopedia:

weight [physics]

gravitational force of attraction on an object, caused by the presence of a massive second object, such as the Earth or Moon. Weight is a consequence ... (26 of 241 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/638947​/weight

Columbia Encyclopedia:

weight

measure of the force of gravity on a body (see gravitation). Since the weights of different bodies at the same location are proportional to their ... (25 of 212 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851767​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

weight [entry 1]

the amount that something or someone weighs | a piece of metal of known heaviness which can be used to measure the heaviness of other objects | any ... (26 of 74 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/weight 1

weight [entry 2]

respect, influence, trust or importance (5 of 44 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/weight 2

weight [entry 3]

to fasten something heavy to something (6 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/weight 3

Encarta Dictionary:

weight | weights [plural] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle] | wt. [measurements, abbreviation]

the quality of heaviness in things, determined by their mass or quantity of ... | the heaviness of a particular object or person, especially as ... (24 of 492 words, 20 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711977​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

weight

Origin: Old English gewiht, from Proto-Germanic *(ga)wekhtiz, *(ga)wekhtjan (compare Old Norse vætt, Old Frisian wicht, Middle ... (15 of 65 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=weight

Oxford Dictionary:

weight | lose | around | weights | be weighted

Origin: Old English gewiht, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wicht and German Gewicht. The form of the word has been influenced by "weigh1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/weight

New World Dictionary:

weight

Origin: Middle English weiht, altered (influenced by weien, "weigh") from Old English wiht from wegan: see "weigh"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/weight

Collins Dictionary:

weight

Origin: Old English wiht; related to Old Frisian, Middle Dutch wicht, Old Norse vētt, German Gewicht

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/weight

Wiktionary:

weight | weights [plural] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle]

Origin: Old English wiht, ġewiht, from Proto-Germanic *wihtiz, *gawekhtiz (compare *weganą). Compare Dutch gewicht, German Gewicht.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/weight

American Heritage Dictionary:

weight | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle] | weights [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English wight, from Old English wiht; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/weight

Merriam-Webster:

weight [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English wight, weght, from Old English wiht; akin to Old Norse vætt weight, Old English wegan to weigh

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/weight

Encarta Dictionary:

weight | weights [plural] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle]

Origin: Old English wiht from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711977​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

weight | weights [plural] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "weight"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/weight

Collins Dictionary:

weight

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "weight"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/weight

Macmillan British Dictionary:

weight | weights [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "weight"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/weight

Macmillan American Dictionary:

weight | weights [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "weight"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/weight

weight [transitive, verb] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle] | weights [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "weight"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/weight 27

Cambridge Dictionary:

weight [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "weight"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "weight"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/weight 1

the Free Dictionary:

weight

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "weight"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "weight"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "weight" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/weight

Google Dictionary:

weight | weights [plural] | weighted [past tense] | weighting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "weight"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

weight

Audio: North American pronunciation of "weight"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=weight​01 word=weight

YourDictionary Audio:

weight

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "weight" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Weight

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Weight" by speech synthesizer

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