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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 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. International Data Corporation Nebuloni:

    I think there is certainly an opportunity (for Iceland) - especially for workloads such as technical computing, high performance computing and lightweight consumer Web applications.

  2. Filomena Simone:

    We can monitor the position of the finger without adding any other sensor; only exploiting this embedded feature of the wire. This helps us to always preserve a very lightweight structure. This is a big deal because normally prostheses until now are very heavy.

  3. Red Bull in 2007-2010:

    Weight is crucial for us, the lightweight materials that Puma are now using in the suits, in the footwear, in the gloves, save us grams but they all add up.

  4. 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.

  5. Apeel CEO James Roger:

    If you don't need to install electricity grids and refrigeration equipment at every point along that supply chain — and can instead deliver a pouch of our material, which is lightweight and low cost to distribute, to a remote region where it can then be applied — you now have an extra week to transport it without refrigeration, that has the opportunity to be really transformative.

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