Definition Weigh

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to weigh: to determine how heavy something is
Here are some expressions with weigh:
to weigh the options to evaluate the possibilities, the choices
to weigh against the opposite of "to favor"

Have you weighed yourself recently?

the weight: the measure of how heavy an object or person is
Here are some expressions with weight:
the weight of the world all the problems on the planet
to gain weight to become fatter
worth its weight in gold rare, of great value

He said his weight was three hundred pounds, but he looked heavier.

a weight: a piece of metal with a specific mass, lifted in order to strengthen one's muscles
Pronunciation examples
UK: You are very thin; how much do you weigh?
US: Oh dear, I forgot to weigh my vegetables.


  • "Next time we'll add some weight to the bar."
  • "The highest rates of weight gain per second were localized in the mid-west and the south (the so-called Fat Belt), however weight gain was steady from coast to coast, from California to New York."
  • "Shoshana, who weighs 350 pounds (160 kilograms) and has a history of violence, will be put to sleep early next week."
  • "There's a competition to guess the cow's weight."
  • "Philip : Anyway, my friend Joe, he weighs like 250 pounds."
  • "Physical description: (Age) 19 (Height) 5.8 M (Weight) 2367 KG (additional information) LOVES SUDOKU"
  • "Mr Delavigne is very sensitive about his weight."
  • "That's how we weigh things in the States."
  • "Weight: 68kg"

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