Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that weighs relatively little or less than average.
  • n. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 135 pounds (60.7 kilograms), between junior lightweight and junior welterweight.
  • 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. A person of little ability, intelligence, influence, or importance.
  • adj. Weighing relatively little; not heavy: lightweight clothing; a lightweight wood.
  • adj. Sports Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lightweight: the lightweight title.
  • adj. Having no significance or influence: a lightweight intellect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a prize fighter, boxer, wrestler, or jockey, who is below a standard medium weight. Cf. Feather weight, under Feather.
  • n. One of less than average weight
  • n. A person of small importance or mental ability, especially one who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous.
  • n. a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds.
  • adj. Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or animal who is a lightweight.
  • adj. made of thin cloth, of relatively little weight; -- of clothing or fabrics.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

light +‎ weight (Wiktionary)

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