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heav·y·weight

 (hĕv′ē-wāt′)
n.
1. One of above average weight.
2.
a. The heaviest weight division in professional boxing, having no upper limit, with contestants usually weighing more than 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms).
b. A boxer competing in this weight division.
c. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
d. A contestant in this weight division.
3. Informal A person of great importance or influence.

heav′y·weight′ adj.
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heavyweight

(ˈhɛvɪˌweɪt)
n
1. a person or thing that is heavier than average
2. (Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing more than 175 pounds (79 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing more than 81 kg (179 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the world heavyweight championship.
3. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually over 214 pounds (97 kg))
4. informal an important or highly influential person
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heav•y•weight

(ˈhɛv iˌweɪt)

adj.
1. heavy in weight.
2. of more than average weight or thickness: a coat of heavyweight material.
3. of or pertaining to heavyweights: a heavyweight bout.
4. very powerful, influential, or important: a team of heavyweight lawyers.
n.
5. a person of more than average weight.
6. a boxer or weightlifter of the heaviest competitive class, esp. a professional boxer weighing more than 175 lb. (79.4 kg).
7. one that is very powerful or influential.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heavyweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 poundsheavyweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
2.heavyweight - a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
3.heavyweight - a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
prizefighter, gladiator - a professional boxer
4.heavyweight - a very large personheavyweight - a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
large person - a person of greater than average size
5.heavyweight - a person of exceptional importance and reputationheavyweight - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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heavyweight

noun
Informal. An important, influential person:
adjective
1. Having a relatively great weight:
2. Informal. Being among the leaders in one's field:
Informal: big-league, bigtime.
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Translations
وَزن ثَقيل
v těžké váze
sværvægter
nehézsúlyú
òungaviktar-
ťažká váhav ťažkej váhe
ağır siklet

heavyweight

[ˈhevɪweɪt]
A. ADJpesado, de mucho peso
B. N (Boxing, fig) → peso m pesado
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heavyweight

[ˈhɛviweɪt]
n
(BOXING)poids m lourd
(= important person) → grosse pointure f
modif (BOXING) [champion, boxing title] → poids lourd
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

heavyweight

n
(Sport) → Schwergewicht nt, → Schwergewichtler(in) m(f)
(fig inf: = influential person) → großes Tier (inf); the literary heavyweightsdie literarischen Größen pl
adj
(Sport) heavyweight championMeister(in) m(f)im Schwergewicht; heavyweight boxer(Boxer(in) m(f)im) Schwergewicht nt, → Schwergewichtler(in) m(f); heavyweight classSchwergewicht nt
(fig inf: = serious) issue, subjectgewichtig; writer, commentator, interviewerernst zu nehmend; positionbedeutend; newspaperseriös
(= thick, heavy) cloth, plastic, paperschwer
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heavyweight

[ˈhɛvɪˌweɪt]
1. n (Boxing) → (peso) massimo (fig) (important or influential person) → autorità f inv, pezzo m grosso
2. adj (issue, subject) → importante
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heavy

(ˈhevi) adjective
1. having great weight; difficult to lift or carry. a heavy parcel.
2. having a particular weight. I wonder how heavy our little baby is.
3. of very great amount, force etc. heavy rain; a heavy blow; The ship capsized in the heavy seas; heavy taxes.
4. doing something to a great extent. He's a heavy smoker/drinker.
5. dark and dull; looking or feeling stormy. a heavy sky/atmosphere.
6. difficult to read, do, understand etc. Books on philosophy are too heavy for me.
7. (of food) hard to digest. rather heavy pastry.
8. noisy and clumsy. heavy footsteps.
ˈheavily adverb
ˈheaviness noun
ˌheavy-ˈduty adjective
made to stand up to very hard wear or use. heavy-duty tyres.
heavy industry
industries such as coalmining, ship-building etc which involve the use of large or heavy machines or which produce large or heavy products.
ˈheavyweight adjective, noun
(a person) in the heaviest of the various classes into which competitors in certain sports (eg boxing, wrestling) are divided according to their weight. a heavyweight boxer.
heavy going
difficult to make any progress with. I found this book very heavy going.
a heavy heart
a feeling of sadness. He obeyed with a heavy heart.
make heavy weather of
to find surprising difficulty in doing. He said he'd finish the job in half an hour, but he's making rather heavy weather of it.
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"We need characters in the heavyweights and now we have some.