• Trials of a heavyweight
    Trials of a heavyweight
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heavyweight a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    • n heavyweight a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    • n heavyweight a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
    • n heavyweight a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
    • n heavyweight an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922
    • n heavyweight A person whose weight exceeds the average; specifically, a boxer or other contestant whose weight places him in the highest of the four grades or classes of contestants recognized by sporting men, the others being middle-weight, light-weight, and feather-weight.
    • n heavyweight A person of weight or importance; one of much influence.
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In literature:

GOLIATH, ancient heavyweight champion, who was knocked out in one round by a lightweight.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
Bill King was hailed the champion heavyweight of the American Navy.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
Aspiring young heavyweights, one after another, were climbing into the ring and being presented to the audience by the referee.
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
The heavyweights in tight loincloths proposed gently each to other his bulbous fists.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
He was heavyweight boxing champion when I was in college.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
We'll make these heavyweights look like ice-wagons.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
A real champion fight between heavyweights I was never lucky enough to witness.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
I'd never made good with Piddie in a month of Yom Kippurs if it hadn't been for Old Heavyweight, the main squeeze.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
But she's a good sport, Marjorie is, and if she was hooked up to a live one she'd travel just as lively as the next heavyweight.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
This man was a heavyweight.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
It will not be pleasant to gain the reputation of being Ardmore's heavyweight, will it?
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
At a later time again, this was exchanged for heavyweights, under which he was pressed to death.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
But a man does not become heavyweight champion without being able to take as well as give punishment.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Took the Junior Heavyweight Championship from Brickbuster Bates.
"Hoiman and the Solar Circuit" by Gordon Dewey
Walton, I thought, you're dealing with a pair of heavyweights.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
But Leonard must shove himself in as interpreter between the heavyweights and the populace.
"Mr. Claghorn's Daughter" by Hilary Trent
Ask him to tell you what we did to those three Nazi heavyweights in San Souci in '39.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
These two heavyweights soon overpowered and handcuffed the boy, while Orlick lay with gloating eyes, peering out at the scene.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
Don't you," returned the careless "heavyweight.
"Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm" by Alice B. Emerson
The rocket-launcher and the improved A-gun were like the one-two punch of a good heavyweight-hitter.
"The Final Figure" by Samuel Kimball Merwin

In news:

Chris Benoit, born in Montreal, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles.
Al 'Mean Machine' Valentine hits Thor Soder with a left hook during their heavyweight boxing match at Roughhouse Fridays in Marlintini's Lounge.
Mauricio Rua does not view light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as an inexorable force, even after their encounter at UFC 128 ended in his one-sided defeat.
Machida won a controversial unanimous decision for the UFC light heavyweight title.
Associated Press USC quarterback Matt Barkley compared Oregon to Brock Lesnar, who lost the UFC heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez last week.
Hopkins has spent several months scheming with three of boxing's top trainers for his light heavyweight fight with Joe Calzaghe on Saturday night.
Jon "Bones" Jones, champion of UFC's light heavyweight division, took flak for not accepting a fight against Chael Sonnen in UFC 151.
The quarterfinals of the third annual Sierra Vista/Baldwin Park boys basketball tournament are set with area heavyweights Damien and Keppel squaring off today at 6 pm at Sierra Vista High School.
Nickelback have just announced dates for a massive North American headlining arena tour, and they're bringing fellow rock heavyweights Bush and Seether with them on the trek.
District Judge William Alsup's investigation into financial relationships that Google and Oracle had with bloggers or other commenters on their heavyweight IP case has come to a quiet end.
In this ESPN.com blog, former light heavyweight champion Mauricio " Shogun " Rua discusses what went wrong against Jon Jones, dealing with his brother Murilo's retirement, and operating on all cylinders ahead of UFC 134 in Rio.
Why Tech's Heavyweights Still Can't Crush the Small Fry .
He's a rookie in Congress, but Rep Andy Harris is positioned to become a. GOP heavyweight in Maryland.
RadarOnline.com has learned that West broke up with the hot blonde after courting her to heavyweight social events and traveling the world over for work and play since January.
The well-muscled light heavyweight is part of Sprite 's national marketing campaign using the slogan, "There's nothing soft about it.".

In science:

Due to the large number of different relevant physical effects – some of them computationally demanding – micromagnetism is a particularly heavyweight application of the Nsim compiler prototype.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
Such expressions are too heavyweight for our applications.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Abstracting over the mutable state of higher-order functions, however, can can be quite heavyweight (see e.g., Hoare Type Theory ); adding more lightweight support in our setting is left for future work.
Dependent Types for JavaScript
It is neither unheard of nor unreasonable for industry heavyweights, including Google and Microsoft, to suffer the occasional service outage.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses