Definition of Heavyweight

1. Noun. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds.

Generic synonyms: Boxer, Pugilist



2. Noun. A wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds.
Generic synonyms: Grappler, Matman, Wrestler

3. Noun. A professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds.
Generic synonyms: Gladiator, Prizefighter

4. Noun. A very large person; impressive in size or qualities.
Exact synonyms: Giant, Hulk, Whale
Generic synonyms: Large Person
Derivative terms: Giant, Gigantic, Hulk, Hulky

5. Noun. A person of exceptional importance and reputation.
Exact synonyms: Behemoth, Colossus, Giant, Titan
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage
Derivative terms: Titanic

Definition of Heavyweight

1. Noun. A very large, heavy or impressive person. ¹

2. Noun. The professional boxing weight division for boxers weighing more than 190 pounds; a boxer in that division. ¹

3. Noun. A similar division and contestant in other sports. ¹

4. Adjective. Of the heavyweight boxing (or similar) division. ¹

5. Adjective. Being relatively heavy. ¹

6. Adjective. Being a leader in one's field. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heavyweight

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heavyweight

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heavy swell
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heavy water
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heavy whipping cream
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heavying
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heavyweight (current term)
heavyweights
heazlewoodite
hebbosome
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Literary usage of Heavyweight

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1. Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973 by William R. Fails (1995)
"Requiem for a heavyweight— the End for the "Deuce" As the CH—53 proved its worth as a heavy lifter, the machine upon which the entire Marine Corps ..."

2. Kings of the Queensberry Realm by W. W. Naughton (1902)
"WORLD'S heavyweight CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTS UNDER QUEENSBERRY RULES. CHAPTER XVI. THE CORBETT-SULLIVAN FIGHT. The meeting between Corbett and Sullivan at New ..."

3. New Dictionary of South African Biography by E. J. Verwey, Nelson Mandela (1995)
"... those of middle and light heavyweight, eventually surrendering both titles without having been defeated. Fourie was knocked down only twice in his ..."

4. The American Library Annual: Including Index to Dates of Current Events (1914)
"Mr 21 I.uther McCarty, white heavyweight world champion, killed by blow in fight with Arthur Pelkey, Calvary, Alta. My 24 Pelkey pleads not guilty in trial ..."

5. Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac (1921)
"Middleweight—Mortimer Seligman Light heavyweight—Frank Adams. heavyweight—Frank Adams. Jack Dempsey retained the heavyweight title by knocking out Bill ..."

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