Translation of weight in Spanish:


peso, n.

Pronunciation /weɪt/

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  • 1

    (mass, heaviness)
    peso masculine
    it's sold by weight se vende al peso / por peso
    • just feel the weight of it tómale el peso
    • the bag is 5kg in weight la bolsa pesa 5kg
    • what weight are you? ¿cuánto pesas?
    • what's its weight in pounds? ¿cuánto pesa en libras?
    • it's quite a weight es bastante pesado
    • what a weight! ¡qué pesado!
    • cloth of winter/summer weight tela de invierno/verano
    • to lose weight adelgazar
    • she put all her weight on the lever empujó la palanca con todas sus fuerzas
    • don't put any weight on that table no pongas nada de peso sobre esa mesa
    • to take the weight of sth soportar / aguantar el peso de algo
    • the chair won't take your weight la silla no te va a aguantar / no va a aguantar tu peso
    • that has taken a weight off my mind eso me ha sacado un peso de encima
    • A specific body weight was not strived for.
    • I thought I'd translate my weight from stones to pounds.
    • His weight has risen massively and his body has ballooned.
    • The most obvious difference is size: relative to body weight, a human brain is twice as big as a chimp brain.
    • He has also tried many kinds of weight-loss medicines only to see his weight keep rising.
    • We connect on small matters, our weight, the weather, nothing more, but nothing less either.
    • Now, despite the efforts of doctors, personal trainers, dieticians and the social services her weight has continued to rise.
    • Cowan thinks women who say weight doesn't matter are lying but he hasn't given up hope.
    • I have lost a pound or two in weight - my boyfriend has lost half a stone - but I don't feel being teetotal has led to a major improvement in my health.
    • The rise in our weight correlates with the increase in the use of our cars.
    • How has your weight affected your relationship with the women in your life, and with women in general?
    • I do not argue that there is no relationship between weight and health.
    • Are you going to go from your current weight to your target weight of 120 pounds under this medical regime?
    • We never made fun of her weight directly, no matter how paranoid she was about it.
    • Born in Georgetown Hospital in Washington, Margaret came into the world seven-and-a-half pounds in weight.
    • Her speech was affected and she gained two stone in weight.
    • I've begun to lose my hair, I've put on two stone in weight.
    • In 1990 he climbed Everest, following the footsteps of George Mallory, and lost five stones in weight through the ordeal.
    • A while back my sister made an effort to gain weight; her body mass index indicated that she was underweight.
    • Any athlete needs to consume enough energy to maintain appropriate weight and body composition while training for a sport.
    • Height, weight, calculated body mass index, and blood pressures were recorded.
    • There are many reasons why controlling our weight is important for most of us.
    • Getting enough exercise is a crucial factor in keeping weight at a healthy level.
    • I crept around my apartment, the floor under my warm beige carpet creaking under my weight with each step that I took.
    • She stopped, noticing that the wooden planks were giving in to her weight, creaking dangerously.
    • He took a step on the platform, his weight causing a loud creak, and froze.
    • It was so massive that the floor sank several feet downward under its weight.
    • He then shifted his position a little and felt the bed sinking downward because of his weight.
    • I am determined to keep the weight off now and to continue my workouts.
  • 2

    (importance, value)
    peso masculine
    the weight of evidence el peso de las pruebas
    • to give due weight to sth darle la debida importancia a algo
    • Any extended treatment of the subject of empire that does not give full weight to the fact that human beings do not want to be ruled by foreigners is worth very little.
    • Above all, it is necessary to give full weight to the provisions of Article 5 as a whole.
    • Shakespeare's biographers now give full weight to material sidelined by earlier scholars.
    • The weight to be attributed to such documents varies in each case and will depend on their nature and context.
    • Everything else is of little import, of little weight on the human conscience and pales in significance.
    • The weight, or importance, to be attached to such advice depends on all the circumstances.
    • The FPC attaches great weight to the letters written by you, the students.
    • Many primitive societies attach existential weight to the names of things.
    • It's no big deal and no weight should be attached to it.
    • She places a great deal of weight on the cultural influence of the early Barbadian settlers to South Carolina.
    • It is difficult for us today to give due weight to taboo factors.
    • Alternatively, the PCC give disproportionate weight to this factor.
    • He said he had to give considerable weight to that factor.
    • However, it seems to me that this third factor is of little weight.
    • I think most judges give weight to this factor in reaching their factual conclusions.
    • Too many factors of varying weight and relevance have to be weighed in the balance.
    • They may not have given sufficient weight to two other factors, one an arguable hypothesis and the other a central fact of British politics.
  • 3

    • 3.1(unit)

      peso masculine
      weights and measures pesos y medidas
      • It is very important that farmers selling livestock and other products start to think in terms of the metric system of weights and measures such as kilos and litres.
      • Elaborated between 1790 and 1799, the decimal metric system of weights and measures was zealously promoted under Napoleon.
      • Equally of interest at the exhibition are the charts listing the different quantities and units used for weights and measures in this land.
      • North of the border, despite similar attempts to disentangle the confusing system of Scottish weights and measures, there was no serious attack on the problem until the Restoration.
      • Certainly we know that the system of weights and measures of the Sumerians do use 1/3 and 2/3 as basic fractions.
      • The uniformity of administrative structures was reflected, later, in the imposition of a national, decimal system of weights, measures, and currency.
      • Many happy hours may be spent poring over the 120,000 calculations in a currency and a system of weights and measures long since discarded
      • While he ruled, the Tibetan laws, calendar, alphabet, and system of weights and measures were created.
      • The answer is to standardize the system of weights and measures.
      • The imperial system of weights and measures will no longer be used when quoting prices in euros.
      • We calculate in the same units of weights and measures.
      • We are used to measuring things in terms of various systems of weights and measures.
      • Along with the cubit, what other weights and measures are found in the Holy Bible?
      • To the relief of many - although not the younger generation schooled in metric measures - imperial weights look set to be saved.

    • 3.2(system)

      peso masculine

    • 3.3(for scales, clocks)

      pesa feminine
      an 8-oz weight una pesa de 8 onzas
      • We come across bright ideas in books, like over-length lines passed through pulleys under floats and the excess taken up by counter-balancing weights.
      • Basically it's a series of counterbalanced weights which moves the camera's centre of gravity away from the operator whilst still allowing them to perform camera moves.
      • ‘Um, he and Robbie went to the mall with Tommy,’ I replied, stacking the weights on the counter.
      • And then there are counter-balanced scales, which use a variety of different sized weights to counter balance the weight of the object placed upon them.
      • He also obtained a patent for a windlass for raising weights.
      • The radio play powered by pre-electric pulleys and weights, the nuclear holocaust in the title track.
      • There are two large weights hung from pulleys behind the clock.
      • Put the rope on the pulley, drop the weight onto the button, jam the stick onto the hole.
      • You see, all mechanical clocks are driven by a weight, like a pendulum, or a tightly wound spring.
      • Choose a moderate weight for this exercise, as the weight is used primarily as a counterbalance.
      • Pressure was adjusted by changing the weight placed on the piston.
      • Abu Ammar pondered this a moment as he put the bags on the old brass scale and adjusted the weights.
      • There is a set of scales with weights, a rolling pin, a round spice tin, a wooden potato masher, and a butter cooler.
      • People had to carry the scales, accompanying weights, and sometimes even tools to cut the metal, just to be able to transact.
      • Officers found scales, weights, a partially smoked cannabis joint, and about £62 after raiding the house on March 21.

    • 3.4Sport
      (heavy object)

      pesa feminine
      you mustn't lift heavy weights no debe levantar cosas pesadas
      • The sections were forced to march distances of up to 8km over night to reach stand locations carrying weights in excess of 35 kg.
      • Press under kitchen weights and let sit overnight at room temperature.
      • I favor lighter weights and dumbbells to develop balance, control and coordination.
      • We also worked out with weights and used treadmills and stationary bicycles.
      • It doesn't matter how many weights or fitness regimes I do.
      • It doesn't matter how many weights I do and fitness regimes I do.
      • Experiment with a variety of weights to determine what you should use.
      • ‘It was then I started lifting heavier weights and then it was suggested that I take up powerlifting,’ she said.
      • Lift with heavier weights and do fewer repetitions - that builds muscle.
      • You have to be careful about what you're doing - you wouldn't be allowed to go into the gym and lift the heaviest weights on your first day.
      • They run, play tennis and lift heavier and heavier weights, long after their joints can no longer take the pressure.
      • As you lift heavier weights, also increase your rest periods between sets to 1-2 minutes.
      • Some advice she frequently offers to her clients: Don't be afraid to lift heavier weights.
      • Even lifting heavier weights at fewer repetitions two days a week will more positively affect bone health.
      • That's why you've got to keep lifting heavier and heavier weights.
      • Many guys strive to lift heavier weights with the hopes of building more muscle.
      • We practice slowly lifting heavier weights to work all my body parts.
      • Many injuries are caused by attempting to lift a weight that is too heavy.
      • When he wasn't working he'd often be found at the gym where he lifted weights.
      • The most popular way to increase your strength is to lift weights.
      • The second thing that I do is I go to the gym and I lift weights.
      • On the weekends we would kick back and have recreation time, we could play dominoes, basketball, handball, or lift weights.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make heavier)
    darle peso a
    (fishing net) lastrar
    • Her neck is hung with crucifixes and beads, while her wrists are weighted with bands of stainless steel.
    • Billy's hammock had been weighted with shot and his body was thrown into the sea.
    • To make sure that the roots stay submerged, tie them gently with a piece of string that has been weighted with a stone.
    • From her right hand dangled a length of line, weighted by a piece of lead in the size and shape of a split pea.
    • The traps are typically positioned on the sea floor and heavily weighted to keep them in place.
    • A matching robe is enclosed by a maroon silk sash, weighted with more gems.
  • 2

    (in statistics)
    weighted average media ponderada
    • weighted index índice ponderado
    • These factors are statistically weighted as to importance, and relative values are assigned.
    • However, note that values should be weighted by their probabilities given the data.
    • Data were transformed into presence/absence counts for all comparisons allowing species to be equally weighted.
    • Because the deep integration design uses all the raw data in the Kalman filter, all data can be weighted equally.
    • Each of the women's responses was assessed with the value weighted on each variable to develop a profile of her psychological attitude during pregnancy.
    • The interview agenda of general topical areas should be weighted by relative importance, as suggested by the following.
    • All characters were coded as unordered and weighted equally.
    • Every generation the mean inbreeding coefficient of the population was calculated from pedigree relationships, weighted by the different numbers of males and females.
    • Interviews were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to represent the profile of all adults.
    • Because the true probability of selection is known, the panel can be weighted to represent the cohort of all seventh and eighth graders in the Rochester public schools in 1988.
    • Because the true probability of each adolescent being selected is known, the sample can be weighted to represent all Rochester public school students.
    • Research shows that the measurements, properly weighted, can replicate the impact of horses' hooves on the ground.
    • The sample of survey recipients selected was weighted using these percentages.
  • 3

    to be weighted against/in favor of sb perjudicar/favorecer a algn