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Plummet vs. Weight — What's the Difference?

Plummet vs. Weight — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Plummet and Weight

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Plummet

Fall or drop straight down at high speed
A climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully

Weight

In science and engineering, the weight of an object is the force acting on the object due to gravity.Some standard textbooks define weight as a vector quantity, the gravitational force acting on the object. Others define weight as a scalar quantity, the magnitude of the gravitational force.

Plummet

A steep and rapid fall or drop
The bird has a circular display flight followed by an earthward plummet

Weight

A measure of the heaviness of an object
A contest to guess the weight of a pig.

Plummet

A plumb or plumb line.
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Weight

The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.

Plummet

See plumb bob.

Weight

A unit measure of gravitational force
A table of weights and measures.

Plummet

Something that weighs down or oppresses; a burden.

Weight

A system of such measures
Avoirdupois weight.
Troy weight.

Plummet

To fall straight down; plunge.

Weight

A metallic solid used as a standard of comparison in weighing.

Plummet

To decline suddenly and steeply
Stock prices plummeted.

Weight

An object used to hold something else down.

Plummet

A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water; a plumb bob or a plumb line.

Weight

A counterbalance in a machine.

Plummet

(archaic) Hence, any weight.

Weight

(Sports) A heavy object, such as a dumbbell, lifted for exercise or in athletic competition.

Plummet

(archaic) A piece of lead formerly used by schoolchildren to rule paper for writing (that is, to mark with rules, with lines).

Weight

Excessive fat; corpulence
Exercising in order to lose weight.

Plummet

A violent or dramatic fall.

Weight

(Statistics) A factor assigned to a number in a computation, as in determining an average, to increase or decrease the number's effect on the computation, reflecting its importance.

Plummet

(figuratively) A decline; a fall; a drop.

Weight

Oppressiveness; pressure
The weight of responsibilities.

Plummet

(intransitive) To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.
After its ascent, the arrow plummeted to earth.

Weight

The greater part; preponderance
The weight of the evidence is against the defendant.

Plummet

A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.
I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.

Weight

Influence, importance, or authority
Her approval carried great weight.

Plummet

Hence, any weight.

Weight

Ponderous quality
The weight of the speaker's words.

Plummet

A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing.

Weight

(Sports) A classification according to comparative lightness or heaviness. Often used in combination
A heavyweight boxer.

Plummet

The metal bob of a plumb line

Weight

The heaviness or thickness of a fabric in relation to a particular season or use. Often used in combination
A summerweight jacket.

Plummet

Drop sharply;
The stock market plummeted

Weight

A measure of the relative thickness of yarn.

Weight

To make heavy or heavier
Our backpacks were weighted down with food and other essentials.

Weight

To cause to feel concerned, sad, or preoccupied; burden or oppress
He was weighted with guilt.

Weight

To increase the weight or body of (fabrics) by treating with chemicals.

Weight

(Statistics) To assign weights or a weight to.

Weight

To cause to have a slant or bias
Weighted the rules in favor of homeowners.

Weight

(Sports) To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.

Weight

The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth (or whatever astronomical object it is primarily influenced by).

Weight

An object used to make something heavier.

Weight

A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.

Weight

Importance or influence.

Weight

(weightlifting) An object, such as a weight plate or barbell, used for strength training.
He's working out with weights.

Weight

(lubricants) viscosity rating.

Weight

(physics) Mass (atomic weight, molecular weight, etc.) in restricted circumstances

Weight

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Weight

(measurement) Mass (net weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).

Weight

(statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.

Weight

(topology) The smallest cardinality of a base.

Weight

(typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.

Weight

(visual art) The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.

Weight

(visual art) The illusion of mass.

Weight

(visual art) The thickness and opacity of paint.

Weight

Pressure; burden.
The weight of care or business

Weight

The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.

Weight

Shipments of (often illegal) drugs.
He was pushing weight.

Weight

One pound of drugs, especially cannabis.

Weight

Money.

Weight

Weight class

Weight

(transitive) To add weight to something; to make something heavier.

Weight

To load (fabrics) with barite, etc. to increase the weight.

Weight

(transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.

Weight

To assign weights to individual statistics.

Weight

(transitive) To bias something; to slant.

Weight

To handicap a horse with a specified weight.

Weight

To give a certain amount of force to a throw, kick, hit, etc.

Weight

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

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.

Weight

Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
For the public all this weight he bears.
[He] who singly bore the world's sad weight.

Weight

Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
In such a point of weight, so near mine honor.

Weight

A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.

Weight

A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
A man leapeth better with weights in his hands.

Weight

A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.

Weight

The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.

Weight

To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.
The arrows of satire, . . . weighted with sense.

Weight

To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.

Weight

To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc.

Weight

To assign a numerical value expressing relative importance to (a measurement), to be multiplied by the value of the measurement in determining averages or other aggregate quantities; as, they weighted part one of the test twice as heavily as part 2.

Weight

The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

Weight

Sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; a weight that is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms

Weight

The relative importance granted to something;
His opinion carries great weight

Weight

An artifact that is heavy

Weight

An oppressive feeling of heavy force;
Bowed down by the weight of responsibility

Weight

A system of units used to express the weight of something

Weight

A unit used to measure weight;
He placed two weights in the scale pan

Weight

(statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

Weight

Weight down with a load

Weight

Present with a bias;
He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

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