- heavyweight ► NOUN 1) a weight in boxing and other sports, typically the heaviest category. 2) informal an important or influential person.► ADJECTIVE 1) of above-average weight. 2) informal serious, important, or influential.
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Heavyweight — is a division, or weight class, in boxing. Fighters who weigh over 200 pounds (14 st 4 lb/91 kg) are considered heavyweights by the major professional boxing organizations, including the International Boxing Federation, [cite… … Wikipedia
heavyweight — heav‧y‧weight [ˈheviweɪt] noun [countable] a person or organization with a lot of influence and power: • The law firm represents severalindustry heavyweights . heavyweight adjective [only before a noun] : • one of the agency s heavyweight clients … Financial and business terms
heavyweight — adj. heaviest in a category; as, a heavyweight boxer. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
heavyweight — n. 1. a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a boxer who weighs more than 195 pounds. [WordNet 1.5] 3. a very large person. Syn: giant, hulk. [WordNet 1.5] 4. a person of exceptional importance and reputation. Syn: colossus … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
heavyweight — heavyweight; su·per·heavyweight; … English syllables
heavyweight — noun and adj., 1857 of horses; 1877 of fighters; from HEAVY (Cf. heavy) + WEIGHT (Cf. weight). Figuratively, of importance, from 1928 … Etymology dictionary
heavyweight — [hev′ē wāt΄] n. 1. a person or animal weighing much more than average 2. an athlete, in any of various sports, who is in the heaviest weight division or classification; specif., a boxer in the heaviest weight classification, typically weighing… … English World dictionary
heavyweight — /hev ee wayt /, adj. 1. heavy in weight. 2. of more than average weight or thickness: a coat of heavyweight material. 3. noting or pertaining to a boxer, wrestler, etc., of the heaviest competitive class, esp. a professional boxer weighing more… … Universalium
heavyweight — UK [ˈhevɪˌweɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms heavyweight : singular heavyweight plural heavyweights 1) a) a boxer or wrestler in the heaviest weight group b) [only before noun] relating to this weight group the world heavyweight champion a… … English dictionary
heavyweight — [[t]he̱viweɪt[/t]] heavyweights 1) N COUNT A heavyweight is a boxer weighing more than 175 pounds and therefore in the heaviest class. 2) N COUNT: oft supp N If you refer to a person or organization as a heavyweight, you mean that they have a lot … English dictionary