- ▪ I. lightweight light‧weight 1 [ˈlaɪt-weɪt] noun [countable]someone or something that has very little influence or importance:
• The furniture division had long been an industry lightweight.[m0] ▪ II. lightweight lightweight 2 adjective1. weighing less than similar products:
• a lightweight sports car
• a lightweight computer2. lightweight books, television programmes etc are not serious and are made mainly to entertain people:
• The magazines contain a mix of information and lightweight entertainment.
* * *Ⅰ.lightweight UK US /ˈlaɪtweɪt/ adjective► weighing only a little or less than average: »
We shipped thousands of very lightweight cardigans for the spring season.»
Composites tend to be stronger than steel but more lightweight.»
lightweight plastics/carbon fibres► not showing deep understanding, knowledge, or ability: »
She's the author of some fairly lightweight investing guides.»
Many in the US regarded him as too lightweight to become the IMF's managing director.Ⅱ.lightweight UK US /ˈlaɪtweɪt/ noun► someone who does not show deep understanding, knowledge, or ability: »
In certain circles he has been dismissed as an intellectual lightweight.
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Lightweight — Light weight , a. 1. Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or animal who is a lightweight. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. made of thin cloth, of relatively little weight; of clothing or fabrics; as, lightweight fabrics. [WordNet sense… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lightweight — [līt′wāt΄] n. 1. one below normal weight 2. a boxer between a junior lightweight and a junior welterweight, with a maximum weight of 135 pounds (61.24 kg) ☆ 3. Informal a person of limited influence, intelligence, or competence adj. 1. light in… … English World dictionary
Lightweight — Light weight (l[imac]t w[=a]t ), n. One of less than average weight; specif.: In boxing, wrestling, etc., one weighing not more than 133 pounds (U. S. amateur rules 135 pounds, Eng. 140 pounds). [WordNet sense 1] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A person … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lightweight — index immaterial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
lightweight — also light weight, 1773 in horse racing, also in pugilism; from LIGHT (Cf. light) (adj.1) + WEIGHT (Cf. weight). Figurative sense of inconsequential first attested 1809 … Etymology dictionary
lightweight — [adj] inconsequential failing, featherweight, foolish, imponderous, incompetent, insignificant, of no account, paltry, petty, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant, weightless, worthless; concepts 491,575 Ant. big, consequential, heavyweight,… … New thesaurus
lightweight — ► NOUN 1) a weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between featherweight and welterweight. 2) informal a person of little importance. ► ADJECTIVE 1) of thin material or build. 2) informal having little importance … English terms dictionary
LightWeight — Infobox Company company name = LightWeight Co., Ltd. company company type = Private foundation = November 22, 1995 location = Setagaya, Tokyo key people = Akira Nagai (chairman) Hideo Ooishi (director) industry = Computer and video game industry… … Wikipedia
lightweight — [[t]la͟ɪtweɪt[/t]] lightweights also light weight 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is lightweight weighs less than most other things of the same type. ...lightweight denim... The company manufactures a range of innovative light weight… … English dictionary
lightweight — I UK [ˈlaɪtˌweɪt] / US adjective 1) weighing less than other things of the same type a lightweight jacket Laptop computers are becoming more lightweight. 2) not serious or important a lightweight comedy a lightweight member of the team II UK… … English dictionary