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heavyweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing more than 175 pounds (79 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing more than 81 kg (179 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the world heavyweight championship
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually over 214 pounds (97 kg))
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heavyweight

High-overhead; baroque; code-intensive; featureful, but costly. Especially used of communication protocols, language designs, and any sort of implementation in which maximum generality and/or ease of implementation has been pushed at the expense of mundane considerations such as speed, memory use and startup time. Emacs is a heavyweight editor; X is an *extremely* heavyweight window system. This term isn't pejorative, but one hacker's heavyweight is another's elephantine and a third's monstrosity.

Opposite: "lightweight". Usage: now borders on technical especially in the compound "heavyweight process".
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But, remembering the heavy weight of anxiety which she already had on her mind, I hesitated to add to all the other vexations this new trouble.
Elizabeth's mind was now relieved from a very heavy weight; and, after half an hour's quiet reflection in her own room, she was able to join the others with tolerable composure.
Put a heavy weight on top of the box and leave it till evening.
He sighed, and closed his eyes contentedly, as if I had relieved him of a heavy weight of anxiety.
But naturally being a thin-legged person (though vindictive and sandy whiskered)--he was quite unable to lift the heavy weight to the level of the hook and rope.
DG KHAN -- Several heavy weights lost in general elections held on July 25 in Dera Ghazi Khan, including former chief minister Punjab and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and son of late president of Pakistan and ex federal minister Awais Legahri.
MULTAN -- Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI's) wind of change swept through all the six National Assembly and majority of Provincial Assembly seats in Multan district frustrating the traditional political heavy weights once considered harder to defeat.
Instead of lifting heavy weights or long distance running, consider going for a walk, lifting lighter weights, or doing some stretches.
| It's OK to lift heavy weights if you learn how to do it correctly.
Lifting heavy weights builds more muscle than lifting light weights, says the conventional wisdom.
Admittedly, this toned hot mama Inger Houghton had always lifted heavy weights prior to becoming pregnant but many media outlets were portraying her physique as aspirational, as if it were a badge of honour we should all strive for.
Don't get me wrong, cardio is a great way to burn some extra calories but adding a bit of strength training - lifting some moderately heavy weights - can help you burn up an extra fifty calories a day, even when your resting.