avoirdupois

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
Weight; heaviness

he has a lot of avoirdupois.

The official system of weights used in UK between 1856 and 1963. It had been the customary system in London since 1300 CE
The official system of weights used in USA between 1866 and 1959
French, avoir, aver or avier, goods in general, and poise = poids (weight) Not the verb, but the noun avoir Properly avoir de poids (goods having weight), goods sold by weight We have the word aver, meaning goods in general, hence also cattle; whence such compounds as aver-corn, aver-penny, aver-silver, aver-land, and so on We have also the noun "having, havings" = possessions There is a common French phrase avoir du poids (to be weight), with which our word avoir dupois has been muddled up "Pared my present havings [property] to bestow My bounties upon you " Shakespeare: Henry VIII, iii 2 "One of your having, and yet cark and care " Muses' Looking Glass Even medicines, as wholesale goods, are bought and sold by avoirdupois weight A-weather The reverse of a-lee "A-weather" is towards the weather, or the side on which the wind strikes "A-lee" is in the lee or shelter, and therefore opposite to the wind side; as helm a-weather
{i} system of weights used in Britain and the United States (used to measure certain goods); body heaviness; excess physical weight
the system of weighing things that uses the standard measures of the ounce, pound, and ton metric system (avoir de pois )
a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
the official system of weights used in UK between 1856 and 1963. It had been the customary system in London since AD 1300
Often referred to as the Imperial System of Weights and Measurement (a) French for "having weight;" (b) A system of weight measurement based on the pound of 16 ounces and the ounce of 16 drams
excess bodily weight; "she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others"
Goods sold by weight
\av-ur-duh-POIZ; AV-ur-duh-poiz\, noun: 1 Avoirdupois weight (see below) 2 Weight; heaviness; as, a person of much avoirdupois
Common trade system of weights used in the United States and England Sixteen ounces equals 7,000 grains An avoirdupois pounds equals 14 583 troy ounces or 453 6 grams
Weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois
Avoirdupois weight
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avoirdupois ounce
A unit of weight in the avoirdupois system of units, equal to one sixteenth of a avoirdupois pound
avoirdupois ounces
plural form of avoirdupois ounce
avoirdupois pound
A unit of weight in the avoirdupois system of weights, defined as 0.45359237 kg in most of the English-speaking world since 1959
avoirdupois pounds
plural form of avoirdupois pound
avoirdupois unit
any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
avoirdupois weight
system of weights used in Britain and the United States based on the 16-ounce pound (used to measure certain goods)
avoirdupois weight
A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains and equal to 453.59 grams
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avoirdupois

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    av·oir·du·pois

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    [ "a-v&r-d&-'poiz, 'a-v& ] (noun.) 15th century. Old French avoir + de + pois (“good of weight”), compare Modern French poids (“weight”)

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