noun, heavy·weight often attributive \ˈhe-vē-ˌwāt\

: a fighter in the heaviest class of boxers : a boxer who weighs more than 175 pounds (79.5 kilograms)

: someone or something that is very important and powerful

: something that is heavy

Full Definition of HEAVYWEIGHT

:  one that is above average in weight
:  one in the usually heaviest class of contestants: as
a :  a boxer in an unlimited weight division — compare light heavyweight
b :  a weight lifter weighing more than 198 pounds
:  one that possesses great power, prominence, or stature


  1. Their company is one of the industry's heavyweights.
  2. <a heavyweight in the U.S. Senate, he has a lot of clout in judicial confirmations>

First Known Use of HEAVYWEIGHT



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