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Talent vs. Weight

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  • Talent (noun)

    A marked natural ability or skill. from 15thc.

    "He has a real talent for drawing."

  • Talent (noun)

    A unit of weight and money used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East. from 9thc.

  • Talent (noun)

    A desire or inclination for something. 14th-16thc.

  • Talent (noun)

    People of talent, viewed collectively; a talented person. from 19thc.

    "The director searched their talent pool to fill the new opening."

  • Talent (noun)

    The men or (especially) women of a place or area, judged by their attractiveness. from 20thc.

    "Not much talent in this bar tonight—let's hit the clubs."

  • Weight (noun)

    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 (noun)

    An object used to make something heavier.

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

    Importance or influence.

  • Weight (noun)

    A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.

    "He's working out with weights."

  • Weight (noun)

    Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

    The smallest cardinality of a base.

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

    The relative thickness of a drawn rule or painted brushstroke, line weight.

  • Weight (noun)

    The illusion of mass.

  • Weight (noun)

    The thickness and opacity of paint.

  • Weight (noun)

    Pressure; burden.

    "the weight of care or business"

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

    Shipments of (often illegal) drugs.

    "He was pushing weight."

  • Weight (verb)

    To add weight to something; to make something heavier.

  • Weight (verb)

    To load, burden or oppress someone.

  • Weight (verb)

    To assign weights to individual statistics.

  • Weight (verb)

    To bias something; to slant.

  • Weight (verb)

    To handicap a horse with a specified weight.

  • Weight (verb)

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

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  • Talent (noun)

    Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minæ or 6,000 drachmæ. The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value was £243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.

  • Talent (noun)

    Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money. For silver it was equivalent to 3,000 shekels, and in weight was equal to about 93 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from £340 to £396 sterling, or about $1,645 to $1,916. For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.

  • Talent (noun)

    Inclination; will; disposition; desire.

  • Talent (noun)

    Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt. xxv. 14-30).

  • Weight (noun)

    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 (noun)

    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.

  • Weight (noun)

    Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

    A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.

  • Weight (noun)

    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 (noun)

    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.

  • 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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Talent (noun)

    natural qualities or talents

  • Talent (noun)

    a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (noun)

    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 (noun)

    the relative importance granted to something;

    "his opinion carries great weight"

  • Weight (noun)

    an artifact that is heavy

  • Weight (noun)

    an oppressive feeling of heavy force;

    "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"

  • Weight (noun)

    a system of units used to express the weight of something

  • Weight (noun)

    a unit used to measure weight;

    "he placed two weights in the scale pan"

  • Weight (noun)

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

  • Weight (verb)

    weight down with a load

  • Weight (verb)

    present with a bias;

    "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"

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