Science / Chemistry / Weight: Weight is the force exerted by an object in a gravitational field. The weight of an object (W) arises from its mass (m): W = mg where g is the acceleration due to gravity (about 9.8 m/s2 on Earth).

Other Words for Weight

Weight Verb Synonyms: heaviness, avoirdupois, mass, tonnage, heft
Weight Noun Synonyms: arrange, manipulate, bias, incline, slant, rig

Bottom Weight

Entertainment / Bowling / Bottom Weight: The weight of a bowling ball is not always evenly distributed in the sphere. ABC rules allow a ball to vary 3 ounces from the drilled top half to bottom half of a ball, and one ounce from the left to MORE

Positive Weight

Entertainment / Bowling / Positive Weight: Weight on a ball that tends to enhance the hook and/or to get the ball into a roll later down the lane; top weight, positive side weight and finger weight are considered positive weights. These are co MORE

Finger Weight

Entertainment / Bowling / Finger Weight: The drilling of a ball so that the finger holes are closer to the ball's label than is the thumbhole; it is a form of positive weight. MORE


Business / Taxes / Overweighted: When you own more of a security, an asset class, or a subclass than your target asset allocation calls for, you are said to be overweighted in that security, asset class, or subclass. For example, if MORE

Weight Block

Entertainment / Bowling / Weight Block: The interior portion of a ball that adds extra weight to it to bring the overall gross weight higher. Knowledge of the location of the weight block is used to create balls with differing positive and MORE

Thumb Weight

Entertainment / Bowling / Thumb Weight: Method of drilling the ball so that the thumbhole is closer to the label than are the finger holes; it is considered a negative weight; see finger weight. MORE