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.
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
light + weight (Wiktionary)