What does the word weight mean?

Usage examples for weight

  1. Sebastian's great name carried weight even here. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  2. " Well; she has thrown her weight against me with the King. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. There was a certain dignity in his speech that gave it weight. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell