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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lightweight  \Light"weight`\,  n. 
  One  of  less  than  average  weight;  specif.: 
  a  In  boxing,  wrestling,  etc.,  one  weighingnot  more  than  133 
  pounds  (U.  S.  amateur  rules  135  pounds,  Eng.  140  pounds). 
  b  A  person  of  small  impotance  or  mental  ability.  [Colloq., 
  Chiefly  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lightweight  \Light"weight`\,  a. 
  Light  in  weight,  as  a  coin;  specif.,  applied  to  a  man  or 
  animal  who  is  a  lightweight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lightweight 
  adj  1:  having  relatively  little  weight;  "lightweight  fabrics" 
  2:  having  no  importance  or  influence;  "a  lightweight  intellect" 
  3:  of  a  weight  class  of  126-135  lbs  for  boxers;  "the 
  lightweight  title" 
  n  1:  a  boxer  who  weighs  no  more  than  135  pounds 
  2:  someone  who  is  unimportant  but  cheeky  and  presumptuous  [syn: 
  {whippersnapper},  {jackanapes}] 
  3:  a  wrestler  who  weighs  139-154  pounds 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  lightweight  adj  Opposite  of  {heavyweight};  usually  found  in 
  combining  forms  such  as  `lightweight  process'. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  light-weight 
 
    Opposite  of  {heavy-weight};  usually  found  in 
  combining  forms  such  as  "{light-weight  process}". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-02-22) 
 
 




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