What does Lightweight mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lightweightnoun

    a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds

  2. whippersnapper, jackanapes, lightweightnoun

    someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

  3. lightweightnoun

    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds

  4. lightweightadjective

    a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds

  5. lightweightadjective

    weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use

    "a lightweight fabric"; "lightweight wood"

  6. lightweightadjective

    having no importance or influence

    "a lightweight intellect"


  1. lightweightnoun

    A boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs.

  2. lightweightnoun

    A competitive weight division between bantamweight and welterweight, with specific weights varying by organization.

  3. lightweightnoun

    One of little consequence or ability.

  4. lightweightnoun

    A person who can't handle their drink.

  5. lightweightnoun

    A political candidate with little chance of winning

  6. lightweightadjective

    Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity

  7. lightweightadjective

    Having less than average weight

  8. lightweightadjective

    Lacking in strength


  1. Lightweight

    Lightweight is a weight class in combat sports and rowing.


  1. Lightweight

    Lightweight is a class of athletes in a particular sport, based on their weight.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. lightweight

    Opposite of heavyweight; usually found in combining forms such as lightweight process.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lightweight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lightweight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Lightweight in a Sentence

  1. Matt Tanneberg:

    The combination of the lightweight structure of the shoe along with the firm insole that Hoka is so well known for makes the Hoka Clifton 8 a great choice, for a neutral shoe, it still provides ample support, which is why I recommended it to the majority of my runners.

  2. Takao Someya:

    E-skin is the next generation of wearables, today's mainstream wearables are in the form of smart watches and glasses, which are bulky. In contrast, e-skin is thin, lightweight, stretchable and durable.

  3. Sophie Balk:

    I see lots of patients, and when I ask what they do for sun protection, the first thing people say is' I use sunscreen.' That's what people turn to, but you should turn first to lightweight clothing, hats and sunglasses and only put sunscreen on what's exposed.

  4. Wen Yang:

    Such lightweight and tough materials like fish scales are the sexy topics that materials scientists are pursuing, it is true that the natural armor is similar to artificial body armor because of the similar scale overlapping system. However, the natural armor such as these fish scales is tough and much lighter, without impeding body flexibility and locomotion.

  5. Robin Otto:

    Find breathable, lightweight fabrics that are easy to wear. Dresses and jumpsuits are always an easy item to throw on, while not being too constricting during the warmer months of summer.

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