Weighing cage, a cage in which small living animals may be conveniently weighed.Weighing house. See Weigh-house.Weighing machine, any large machine or apparatus for weighing; especially, platform scales arranged for weighing heavy bodies, as loaded wagons.

(Weigh"lock`) n. A lock, as on a canal, in which boats are weighed and their tonnage is settled.

(Weigh"mas`ter) n. One whose business it is to weigh ore, hay, merchandise, etc.; one licensed as a public weigher.

(Weight) n. [OE. weght, wight, AS. gewiht; akin to D. gewigt, G. gewicht, Icel. vætt, Sw. vigt, Dan. vægt. See Weigh, v. t.]

1. The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc.

Weight differs from gravity in being the effect of gravity, or the downward pressure of a body under the influence of gravity; hence, it constitutes a measure of the force of gravity, and being the resultant of all the forces exerted by gravity upon the different particles of the body, it is proportional to the quantity of matter in the body.

2. The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds.

For sorrow, like a heavy-hanging bell,
Once set on ringing, with his own weight goes.

3. Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business. "The weight of this said time." Shak.

For the public all this weight he bears.

[He] who singly bore the world's sad weight.

4. Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.

In such a point of weight, so near mine honor.

Weighable to Well

(Weigh"a*ble) a. Capable of being weighed.

(Weigh"age) n. A duty or toil paid for weighing merchandise. Bouvier.

(Weigh"beam`) n. A kind of large steelyard for weighing merchandise; — also called weighmaster's beam.

(Weigh"board`) n. (Mining) Clay intersecting a vein. Weale.

(Weigh"bridge`) n. A weighing machine on which loaded carts may be weighed; platform scales.

(Weigh"er) n. One who weighs; specifically, an officer whose duty it is to weigh commodities.

(Weigh"-house`) n.; pl. Weigh-houses A building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed.

(Weigh"ing), a. & n. from Weigh, v.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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