Wait Training. Hmmm, I suppose if you’re impatient all the time, you may need to be trained in how to be more patient, you know, how to wait your turn and all that. Then again, if you’re planning to take up a training regimen to build up muscle and improve your strength, you may want to find a line that offers up Weight Training.
This Word Confusion pair is an heterograph.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: weight|
|Part of Grammar:|
Verb, intransitive & transitive
|Noun 1, 2; Verb, transitive 1|
singular] A period of waiting
[British; archaic; waits] Street singers of Christmas carols
[Theater] The time between two acts, scenes, or the like
[Obsolete] A watchman
[Cannot wait] Used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen
Act as a waiter or waitress, serving food and drink
[Informal] Defer (a meal) until a person’s arrival
Act as a waiter or waitress, serving food and drink
[Archaic; of things] To be in readiness for
[Archaic] To attend upon or escort, especially as a sign of respect
A body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force 1
A heavy object, especially one being lifted or carried.
The ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions
[Narcotics] The amount of narcotics an addict needs for a week 2
Attach importance or value to
Assign a handicap weight to a horse
Treat a fabric with a substance to make it seem thicker and heavier
We had a long wait.
We had such a long wait at the border.
The conductor says there will be a long wait between trains.
We have a long wait between the second and third scene.
I thought London had their own waits?
The wait singers are coming.
He was lying in wait for his prey.
Just you wait, young man.
He did not wait for a reply.
We’re waiting for Allan to get back.
They will wait on a Supreme Court ruling.
Ben stood on the street corner waiting to cross.
He sits on the corner waiting for Mary.
She was waiting on her boyfriend.
He found the train waiting at the platform.
We shall need a statement later, but that will have to wait.
I can’t wait for tomorrow.
I can’t wait to get started again.
A local man was employed to wait on them at table
I had to wait my turn to play.
He will wait supper for me.
We had to wait tables in the mess hall.
She’ll have to wait her turn.
Glory waits for thee.
Gregory waits on me.
He was at least 175 pounds in weight.
Weight is the force exerted on a body by gravity.
Well, that’s a weight off Karen’s mind.
If you could throw your weight behind my proposal, it would pass, and it would be a weight off my mind.
Elaine carries the weight of the world on her shoulders.
As he came upstairs, the boards creaked under his weight.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the UK used three different systems for mass and weight: troy weight, avoirdupois weight, and apothecaries’ weight.
George can deadlift a set of 589-pound weights.
Man o’ War was retired in 1921 to avoid the even heavier weights he would have been assigned.
Cheesecloth has a very light weight as it is a loose-woven gauze-like cotton cloth used primarily in cheese making and cooking.
Young Todd has put on quite a bit of weight since last I picked him up.
Batiste ranges in weight from low to medium.
Traction lifts, funfair rides, and cranes require a weight that balances or offsets another weight.
The shot is a weight used in shot putting.
I started with three-pound weights for my wrists and moved up to five-pounds within two weeks.
A recommendation by the committee will carry great weight.
Individuals differ in the weight they attach to various aspects of a job.
A weight function is a mathematical device used when performing a sum, integral, or average to give some elements more influence on the result than other elements in the same set.
If sheers tangling due to the wind is making you crazy, consider sewing a channel in the hem and inserting a string of weights.
I’m going up there to give the bitch her weight for the week.
Back in the day, they used muslin veils weighted with colored beads to keep the flies out of the milk jug.
Speaking, reading, and writing should be weighted equally in the assessment.
The balance of power is weighted in favor of the government and even more in favor of the lobbyists who seduce the politicians.
Assembling an accurate set of statistics frequently requires weighting the results to compensate for bias.
A handicap race means that the horses are weighted to give each one an equal chance of winning.
Weighting silk with metallic salts makes it heavier.
|Noun: lady-in-waiting, waiter, waiting, waitperson, waitress, waitressing, waitron, waitstaff||Adjective: weight-watching, weightier, weightiest, weightless, weighty
Adverb: weightily, weightlessly
Noun: counterweight, self-weight, weight-watcher, weight-watching, weighter, weightiness, weighting, weightlessness, weightlifter, weightlifting
|History of the Word:|
|Middle English from the Old Northern French waitier is of Germanic origin. Early senses included lie in wait (for), observe carefully, and be watchful.||1 Old English (ge)wiht is of Germanic origin and related to the Dutch wicht and the German Gewicht.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!
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Weight Wait” is courtesy of Yodercross, via Etsy.