1 heaviness, avoirdupois, mass, tonnage, Dialect heft:
They sell peaches by weight but melons are individually priced. The weight of these books must be enormous.
2 burden, load, millstone, onus, pressure, strain, albatross, cross:
He has to support the weight of the entire family's expenses.
3 influence, authority, power, substance, force, moment, importance, consequence, impact, persuasiveness, value, worth, Colloq clout:
Clyde brought down his full weight in favour of the liberal candidate. Clyde's opinion carries little weight with me. He must stop throwing his weight around.
4 mass, majority, preponderance or preponderancy, bulk, superiority:
The weight of the voters is in favour of reducing taxes. The weight of the evidence is against us.
5 load, charge, ballast:
The policemen's truncheons are weighted with lead.
6 arrange, manipulate, bias, incline, slant, Colloq rig:
The statistics are weighted so as to make the advertiser's product look superior.