Definition of Weight: The measurement of how heavy an object is. Due to the laws of nature weight is determined my multiple things, most importantly gravity. The weight of an object on Earth is unique to Earth and would be different on other celestial bodies because their gravitational pull is different. Weight is equal to an objects mass and the gravitational pull where the object is being measured. Weight is most commonly measured in metric and American standardized units.
The standard metric measurements of weight are based on the gram and are the stone, metric ton, kilogram, gram, centigram, and milligram.
The standard American measurements of weight are based on the pound and are the ton, pound, and ounce.
The most common use for weight measurement is how heavy someone weighs. People in the transportation profession also use weight measurements all the time depending on the weight limits of certain roads or bridges. For instance, truck drivers in the United States have to pull into large scale truck scales to prove they are within the limits of the highway weight restrictions. Weight is also heavily used in cooking and a unit converter can be very useful when using a recipe from a region that doesn’t utilize the weight measurements you’re used too.