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

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

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

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

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

  • noun bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • JM is having a bit of trouble with weightlifting but knows he’ll pick it up eventually.

    June 19, 2011