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heavy +‎ weight


heavyweight (plural heavyweights)

  1. A very large, heavy, or impressive person.
    an intellectual heavyweight
  2. (uncountable) The professional boxing weight class for boxers weighing more than 190 pounds; a boxer in that division.
  3. (uncountable) A similar division and contestant in other sports.

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heavyweight (not comparable)

  1. Of the heavyweight boxing (or similar) division.
  2. Being relatively heavy.
  3. Being a leader in one's field.
  4. Important or impressive.
    • 2016 October 24, Owen Gibson, “Is the unthinkable happening – are people finally switching the football off?”, in The Guardian[1], London:
      The Olympics, the weather and a comparative lack of heavyweight clashes so far this season have been cited as reasons for the drop in viewers.

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