lightweight lightweight  /ˈlaɪ ˈtweɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
  2. (n) someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
  3. (n) an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
  4. (n) a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
  5. (adj) weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use
  6. (adj) having no importance or influence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Primary Function: Air and ship-launched lightweight torpedo.
  2. Ocean's Thirteen is the second sequel of a remake of a heist movie that was considered lightweight even by the standards of a lightweight era.
  3. It's that nobody has invented a lightweight, inexpensive battery that can store enough electricity to make such a vehicle practical.

News

  1. Dana White: Anthony Pettis could fight for title at featherweight or lightweight

    A knee injury forced Anthony Pettis out of his planned UFC 163 title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. But according to UFC president Dana White, Pettis will still be in line for a title shot when he returns, whether it's at featherweight or lightweight. Speaking to reporters after UFC 161 in Winnipeg, White said "He's definitely in line [at featherweight], but we'll see what ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone

    Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:24 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  3. Lightweight Strategies of Key Global Automotive OEMs

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Lightweight Strategies of Key Global Automotive OEMs http://www.reportlinker.com/p01356546/Lightweight-Strategies-of-Key-Global-Automotive-OEMs.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Passenger_Car ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "How good is Ashley Young? He is one of the best players. Here we have got some good players but he is our most important," said Davies. "He is the one that is going to make something happen. He is only lightweight but when he gets on the...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Curtis Davies Source: Falkirk Herald

  2. "Boeing is actively working to develop new technologies for environmentally progressive aerospace products. Technology from partners like UQM Technologies' are an important part of this aviation first, and the small, lightweight and efficient UQM®...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Francisco Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. Jenkins explained: "I think we were lightweight against Scotland. We didn't start the game with any physicality and our scrum didn't start well. We need to break the physical dominance France put on a game and we have strong views about how we want...
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Gareth Jenkins Source: Sportinglife.com

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