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

  • n. The lifting of heavy weights in a prescribed manner as an exercise or in athletic competition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.
  • n. A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.

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

  • n. bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights


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