• WordNet 3.6
    • adj lightweight weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use "a lightweight fabric","lightweight wood"
    • adj lightweight having no importance or influence "a lightweight intellect"
    • n lightweight a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
    • n lightweight a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
    • n lightweight an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
    • n lightweight someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.
    • Lightweight A person of small importance or mental ability, especially one who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous.
    • Lightweight a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds.
    • Lightweight Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or animal who is a lightweight.
    • Lightweight made of thin cloth, of relatively little weight; -- of clothing or fabrics; as, lightweight fabrics.
    • n Lightweight līt"wāt` One of less than average weight;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the 1870s, William Russell Frisbie opened a bakery called the Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His lightweight pie tins were embossed with the family name. In the mid-1940s, students at Yale University tossed the empty pie tins as a game.
    • n lightweight 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.
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In literature:

Shoes always felt a little uncomfortable, even lightweight sandals; he felt trapped in them.
"Charley de Milo" by Laurence Mark Janifer AKA Larry M. Harris
A girl was playing soft music on a tiny, lightweight piano.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Mr. Gilroy arranged the party so that one lightweight member was in each canoe with one of the heavier girls, and one of the boys.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I went into the hall, rang the bell, slipped a lightweight coat over my evening dress and put on a hat.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Upstanding, educated, no lightweight pleasure-seeker, as he estimated Donald Keith.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
I never saw anything prettier than the way Bert flung him back as though he had been a lightweight.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
And at that moment Sutton opened his eyes again and stared dully into the ex-lightweight's face.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
He's a little, aggressive guy which would of prob'ly been a lightweight champion, for instance, if it hadn't been for his parents.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
This was Vandeman; a lot behind such a fellow, after all, if he did seem rather a lightweight.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
In his own college days he had been the lightweight champion of his class.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
I might mention that I was knocked out in the semi-finals for the amateur lightweights by a chance blow.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Lucky punch dethrones lightweight champion.
"The Garden of Eden" by Max Brand
I'm just afraid that little lightweight jacket ain't warm enough.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
For short trips there are small lightweight, waterproof tents which can be rolled so that they take up very little space in transportation.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
What could you do, little lightweight?
"The High Heart" by Basil King
In lightweight circles, at any rate, old-fashioned proprieties are still effective.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
A short distance behind the runabout was a lightweight truck.
"The Black Star" by Johnston McCulley
Once, Peter found Dave Keyes, the Brooklyn lightweight, sitting all alone in Jack's.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
Jack had been commissioned to buy lightweight summer clothes, shirts and shoes and hats for Mr. Temple and his two chums.
"The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty" by Gerald Breckenridge
It was still lightweight.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb

In news:

Right out the box it was hard to imagine that something so compact and lightweight could record anything of value.
BJ Penn puts Kenny Florian in a rear-naked choke during their lightweight championship fight on Aug 8, 2009.
Ruger's lightweight SR22 is well-suited for backpacking, tactical practice, personal defense and good, old-fashioned plinking.
Danny Garcia stopped Erik Morales at 1:23 of the fourth round Saturday night to retain his WBC and WBA super lightweight titles in the first boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Danny Garcia stopped Erik Morales at 1:23 of the fourth round Saturday night to retain his WBC and WBA super lightweight belt in the first boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
One of six Olympic rowers from Connecticut, he will represent the US in the lightweight four boat in London, with the competition starting on July 28.
The newly designed equipment is lightweight and can be mobilized very rapidly in our special flight containers.
10 Lightweight Scarves For Spring For Under $50.
That makes this scooter easy for anyone to manage, and it handles like the zippy little lightweight it is.
The blade is fitted to a lightweight wooden handle called a snath.
This compact, lightweight setup is all you'll need to replace a stay in a pinch.
Imagine an economical car that is lightweight, packed with features, stylish, compact, gets around 40 miles to a gallon of gasoline, and is fun to drive.
The Skeeter is a lightweight sporting plane featuring a single seat and a single strut-braced wing mounted in parasol fashion.
Nate Diaz will face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the main event at UFC on Fox 5 Saturday in Seattle.
UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson apparently fought with a toothpick in his mouth during his entire 25-minute title fight against Nate Diaz this weekend.

In science:

Work on CommentSpace showed how adding lightweight tags and link structure to comments can help groups of users collect and analyze data in a collaborative fashion.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
Margetson, “Extensible pattern matching via a lightweight language extension,” in Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGPLAN international conference on Functional programming.
Functional Programming and Security
Both processes are lightweight, local, and naturally robust due to their randomization.
Discovery through Gossip
Motivated directly by the above applications, we analyze two lightweight, randomized gossip-based discovery processes.
Discovery through Gossip
Both the above processes are local in the sense that each node only communicates with its neighbors in any round, and lightweight in the sense that the amortized work done per node is only a constant per round.
Discovery through Gossip
Since our processes are simple, lightweight, and easy to implement, they can be used for resource discovery in distributed networks.
Discovery through Gossip
To do so, a good track separation, very lightweight tracking detectors —to limit the material in front of the calorimeters— and a very good pattern recognition2 are necessary.
Development of a TPC for an ILC Detector
This field cage has to stay lightweight while providing a high mechanical precision.
Development of a TPC for an ILC Detector
The proposed circuit has very low resource usage of 193 Slices that makes it suitable for lightweight applications.
Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) Based Random Number Generator
A lightweight formal foundation is provided in Section 2.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
VOEvent17 may be regarded as the (lightweight) data model for observations of transient astronomical events, describing their who, what, where/when, how, and why characteristics.
Connecting the time domain community with the Virtual Astronomical Observatory
Symposium on Advanced Materials for Lightweight Structures ’94.
Testing angular momentum effects on the space time
Regarding the technical methods to construct spaceborne low-frequency antennas, the simpler solution, a logperiodic antenna in the spin plane is lightweight and relatively easy to construct.
Motivation and possibilities of affordable low-frequency radio interferometry in space
The MAGIC telescope has a lightweight design for very fast slew to observe transient sources.
Very High Energy Cosmic Rays and Their Interactions
Thanks primarily to the lightweight optics and optical bench, the total mass of the Extreme Physics Explorer is modest, ∼500 kg.
The Extreme Physics Explorer