# weigh-v; 7 Senses

### Sense Number 1: have a certain weight

Examples:
The baby weighed seven pounds three ounces at birth.
Yesterday a satellite weighing 15 tons was successfully placed in orbit.
It really weighed too much to carry.

Mappings:
VerbNet: register-54.1-1
FrameNet: Dimension
PropBank: weigh.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: find out the weight of something

Examples:
The butcher weighed the chicken.
Tyson weighed in at 245 lbs for the fight.
She weighs herself every week on the scales in the bathroom.
Your luggage must be weighed before it is put on the aircraft.

Mappings:
VerbNet: register-54.1-1
FrameNet: Dimension
PropBank: weigh.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 3: consider carefully, take into account, compare options

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 WEIGH (against) NP2 NP1 WEIGH (out) NP2 Syntax includes: WEIGH AGAINST, WEIGH OUT

Examples:
I had to weigh all possible options before I made my choice.
We can start when we have weighed all the factors involved.
Economic benefits must be carefully weighed against the possible dangers.
We never get to weigh out more than one option at a time.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Assessing
PropBank: weigh.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 4: be heavy, bear on, influence, be important or burdensome

Examples:
The snow weighed down on the roof.
His opinion doesn't weigh much in my mind.
Her advice weighs heavily with him.
Easy access to a railway network weighed heavily with us when we chose a site for the new factory.
The problem weighed heavily on everyone present.
He's under huge pressure at work and it's really weighing on him.
Too much responsibility when too young can weigh down on a child.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: weigh.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
weigh_down 1, 2
weigh_on 1

### Sense Number 5: heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing

Commentary: Is: WEIGH ANCHOR, WEIGH THE ANCHOR

Examples:
To weigh anchor is to lift it from its moorings, so that the ship may start on her voyage.
Fry and stormy the night that I weighed the anchor of Montevideo.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Getting_vehicle_underway
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
weigh_the_anchor 1
weigh_anchor 1

### Sense Number 6: measure and distribute by weight

Commentary: Includes: WEIGH OUT

Examples:
The vendor weighed out two pounds of onions.
These stones are weighed out not counted.
Be sure not to weigh out more than 0.5 gram samples.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
weigh_out

### Sense Number 7: contribute or become involved in a discussion

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] WEIGH IN WITH NP2[focus] Syntax includes: WEIGH IN

Examples:
Several leading architects weighed in with criticisms regarding the design of the new museum.
For the last two weeks we've all weighed in with our respective takes on him.
Dan Green has weighed in with a thoughtful post about the Underground Literary Alliance.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: weigh.03
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
weigh_in