from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of above average weight.
- n. The heaviest weight division in professional boxing, having no upper limit, with contestants usually weighing more than 190 pounds (85.5 kilograms).
- n. A boxer competing in this weight division.
- n. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
- n. A contestant in this weight division.
- n. Informal A person of great importance or influence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A very large, heavy, or impressive person.
- n. The professional boxing weight division for boxers weighing more than 190 pounds; a boxer in that division.
- n. A similar division and contestant in other sports.
- adj. Of the heavyweight boxing (or similar) division.
- adj. Being relatively heavy.
- adj. Being a leader in one's field.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather weight (c), under Feather.
- adj. heaviest in a category.
- n. a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds.
- n. a boxer who weighs more than 195 pounds.
- n. a very large person.
- n. a person of exceptional importance and reputation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person whose weight exceeds the average; specifically, a boxer or other contestant whose weight places him in the highest of the four grades or classes of contestants recognized by sporting men, the others being middle-weight, light-weight, and feather-weight.
- n. A person of weight or importance; one of much influence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
- n. a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
- n. a person of exceptional importance and reputation
- n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
- n. a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
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