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 for heavyweight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  heavyweight \heavyweight\ adj.
     heaviest in a category; as, a heavyweight boxer.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  heavyweight \heavyweight\ n.
     1. a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. a boxer who weighs more than 195 pounds.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. a very large person.
  
     Syn: giant, hulk.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. a person of exceptional importance and reputation.
  
     Syn: colossus, behemoth, giant, titan.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  heavyweight
      n 1: an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
      2: a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
      3: a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
      4: a very large person; impressive in size or qualities [syn:
         giant, hulk, heavyweight, whale]
      5: a person of exceptional importance and reputation [syn:
         colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "heavyweight":
     Chinese boxer, Rasputin, Svengali, VIP, access, bad influence,
     bantamweight, big, big boy, big cheese, big wheel, big-league,
     big-name, big-time, big-timer, bigwig, bigwigged, black belt,
     blimp, boxer, brown belt, bruiser, catchweight, chief,
     consequential, considerable, court, double-barreled, earthshaking,
     eminence grise, fat, fat cat, fatty, featherweight, fighter,
     fisticuffer, five-percenter, flyweight, friend at court,
     good influence, grand, gray eminence, great, heavy, hefty,
     hidden hand, high-powered, hippo, important, influence,
     influence peddler, influencer, ingroup, karate expert, key,
     kingmaker, leaden, leader, light heavyweight, lightweight, lion,
     lobby, lobbyist, lords of creation, lump, major, man of influence,
     manipulator, massive, massy, material, middleweight, momentous,
     name, open sesame, overweight, palooka, ponderous, potbelly,
     powers that be, pressure group, prizefighter, pug, pugilist,
     roly-poly, savate expert, self-important, significant,
     sinister influence, sparrer, special interests,
     special-interest group, substantial, superior, swagbelly,
     the Establishment, tub, tub of lard, tun, very important person,
     weighty, welterweight, wheeler-dealer, wire-puller,
     world-shaking
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  heavyweight
   adj.
  
      [common] High-overhead; baroque; code-intensive; featureful, but costly.
      Esp. 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 utilization, 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. Oppose lightweight. Usage: now borders on techspeak,
      especially in the compound heavyweight process.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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".
  
     (1994-12-22)
  

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