Heavyweight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈheviweɪt|  American pronunciation of the word heavyweight
Brit.  |ˈhɛvɪweɪt|  British pronunciation of the word heavyweight


- an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
- a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
- a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
- a very large person; impressive in size or qualities (syn: giant, hulk, whale)
- a person of exceptional importance and reputation (syn: behemoth, colossus, giant, titan)


Their company is one of the industry's heavyweights.

...a heavyweight in the U.S. Senate, he has a lot of clout in judicial confirmations...

one of the heavyweights of the movie industry

a fight for the heavyweight title

the heavyweight boxing champion of the world

his reign as heavyweight boxing champion

...a heavyweight champion who was famous for his entertaining grandiloquence prior to every match...

The heavyweight clash goes ahead in Las Vegas on 8 May.

Ali fought Foreman for the heavyweight title.

Word forms

singular: heavyweight
plural: heavyweights
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