What does weightlifting mean?

Definitions for weightlifting
ˈweɪtˌlɪf tɪŋweightlift·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weightlift, weightlifting(noun)

    bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights


  1. weightlifting(Noun)

    A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.

  2. weightlifting(Noun)

    A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.


  1. Weightlifting

    Olympic weightlifting, also called Olympic-style weightlifting, or weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for women and men. A lifter who fails to complete at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk also fails to total, and therefore receives an "incomplete" entry for the competition. The clean and press was once a competition lift, but was discontinued due to difficulties in judging proper form. In comparison with other strength sports, which test limit strength, Olympic weightlifting tests aspects of human ballistic limits and are therefore executed faster—and with more mobility and a greater range of motion during their execution - than other lifts. Properly executed, the snatch and the clean and jerk are both dynamic and explosive while appearing graceful, especially when viewed from a recording at a slowed speed.

Editors Contribution

  1. weightlifting

    A type of athletic sport where each competitor lifts a barbell with different weight categories according to defined competition rules.

    Weightlifting is an olympic sport enjoyed by men and women.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 10, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weightlifting in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weightlifting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of weightlifting in a Sentence

  1. Christian Baumgartner:

    Norway Weightlifting is leading the way in this respect, i did not imagine, a few years ago, that I would be saying that.

  2. Neelam Riaz:

    Usually in Pakistan girls are discouraged from sports, and often coaches push back, now my family is happy with me doing weightlifting.

  3. Antonio Urso:

    People outside the sport know weightlifting for the wrong reasons, only for all the positive tests, we need to change the image of weightlifting, to promote our heroes. We must focus more on the human side of our top athletes.

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