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ˈhɛv iˌweɪtheavy·weight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavyweightnoun

    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds

  2. heavyweightnoun

    a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds

  3. heavyweightnoun

    a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds

  4. giant, hulk, heavyweight, whalenoun

    a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

  5. colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titannoun

    a person of exceptional importance and reputation


  1. heavyweightnoun

    A very large, heavy or impressive person.

  2. heavyweightnoun

    The professional boxing weight division for boxers weighing more than 190 pounds; a boxer in that division.

  3. heavyweightnoun

    A similar division and contestant in other sports.

  4. heavyweightadjective

    Of the heavyweight boxing (or similar) division.

  5. heavyweightadjective

    Being relatively heavy.

  6. heavyweightadjective

    Being a leader in one's field.


  1. Heavyweight

    Heavyweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. Fighters who weigh over 200 pounds are considered heavyweights by the major professional boxing organizations: the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Council, and the World Boxing Organization. For most boxing organizations, the maximum weight for a cruiserweight is 200 pounds. Thus, a fighter whose weight is over 200 lb may not fight as anything but a heavyweight.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. heavyweight

    [common] High-overhead; baroque; code-intensive; featureful, but costly. Esp. used of communication protocols, language designs, and any sort of implementation in which maximum generality and/or ease of implementation has been pushed at the expense of mundane considerations such as speed, memory utilization, and startup time. EMACS is a heavyweight editor; X is an extremely heavyweight window system. This term isn't pejorative, but one hacker's heavyweight is another's elephantine and a third's monstrosity. Oppose lightweight. Usage: now borders on techspeak, especially in the compound heavyweight process.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavyweight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavyweight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of heavyweight in a Sentence

  1. Kellie Maloney:

    I was always trying to be the best and be seen as a jack-the-lad... because I was always hiding something, I could never ever let my defenses down, the manager of the heavyweight boxing champion of the world being a transsexual would have been some headline and a story that would have run for quite a while.

  2. The British fighter:

    I've been to hell and back and I've been given a second chance at life, i turned my life around from 420 pounds and suicidal thoughts on a daily basis to getting back to the top of the heavyweight division.

  3. Dominic Breazeale:

    This was a situation where he landed the big right hand before I did, i thought I was going to come on in the later rounds. Ill be back and go for the heavyweight title again.

  4. Federica Mogherini:

    If we put together the numbers of the EU and the member states, then we are the first heavyweight. It's just that we don't realize the power we have in our hands, and we don't use it, just using all our potential in terms of institutions and money would be a game changer.

  5. Mike Tyson:

    It ranks right at the top. obviously the biggest crowd [ in Europe ] and Joseph Parker've got two top heavyweight fighters going head-to-head.

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    lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    • A. empire
    • B. match
    • C. temptation
    • D. downsizing

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