Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that weighs relatively little or less than average.
  • noun A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 135 pounds (60.7 kilograms), between junior lightweight and junior welterweight.
  • noun A boxer competing in this weight division.
  • noun A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
  • noun A contestant in this weight division.
  • noun A person of little ability, intelligence, influence, or importance.
  • adjective Weighing relatively little; not heavy.
  • adjective Sports Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lightweight.
  • adjective Having no significance or influence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In sporting, a man or an animal of a certain weight prescribed by the rules, between that of the middle-weight on one hand and that of the feather-weight on the other; hence, any person of light weight or of comparatively little importance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or animal who is a lightweight.
  • adjective made of thin cloth, of relatively little weight; -- of clothing or fabrics.
  • noun One of less than average weight
  • noun Colloq., Chiefly U. S., Colloq., Chiefly U. S. A person of small importance or mental ability, especially one who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous.
  • noun a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun boxing A boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs.
  • noun bodybuilding A competitive weight division between bantamweight and welterweight, with specific weights varying by organization.
  • noun One of little consequence or ability.
  • noun A person who can't handle their drink.
  • noun A political candidate with little chance of winning
  • adjective Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity
  • adjective Having less than average weight
  • adjective Lacking in strength

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
  • adjective weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use
  • noun a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
  • noun a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
  • adjective having no importance or influence

Etymologies

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light +‎ weight

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