from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something added on a scale in order to meet a required weight.
- n. Something added only to fill a lack.
- n. A counterweight; a counterbalance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something of inferior quality which is included in a shipment to make up the weight.
- n. Something included to add to the apparent weight or force of a argument.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is thrown into a scale to make weight; something of little account added to supply a deficiency or fill a gap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something put in a scale to increase a weight already in it; hence, that which adds weight to something not sufficiently heavy; a thing or person of little account made use of merely to make weight or to fill a gap.
- n. An adulterant, such as sand in sugar, used to increase the weight of a commodity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight
- n. anything added to fill out a whole
From make + weight. (Wiktionary)