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Definitions of heavy

  1. used of syllables or musical beats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a serious (or tragic) role in a play Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. an actor who plays villainous roles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. sharply inclined; "a heavy grade" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; "heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. Having the heaves. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To make heavy. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Large in extent, quality, or effects; weighty; oppressive; grievous; laborious; obstructive; depressed; dull; dense; powerful; loud. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. Heavily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Heavier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. Heaviest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Weighty: not easy to bear: oppressive: afflicted: inactive: inclined to slumber: violent: loud: not easily digested, as food: miry, as soil: having strength, as liquor: dark with clouds: gloomy: expensive: (B.) sad. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  52. Also HEAVILY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. HEAVINESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. Having weight; oppressive; dull; sad; gloomy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  55. Having great weight; ponderous; hard to lift, bear, or suffer; dejected: sluggish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. Heavyness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. Weighty; ponderous; sad; downcast; distressing; oppressive; dull; drowsy; indolent; slow; wearisome; loaded; not easy to digest; clayey; difficult; large and swelling; large in amount; dense; not well leavened; loud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. With great weight. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  59. Weighty; ponderous; dejected; depressed; dark; drowsy; not light or spongy; large; abundant; indigestible; dull or tedious, as a sermon; soft or miry, as heavy land; loud, as heavy firing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. Common as the first element of a compound; heavily, as in heavy-laden, heavy-hearted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder. mso.anu.edu.au
  62. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky. mso.anu.edu.au
  63. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like. mso.anu.edu.au
  64. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food. mso.anu.edu.au
  65. Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors. mso.anu.edu.au
  66. Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden. mso.anu.edu.au
  67. hev'i, adj. weighty: not easy to bear: oppressive: afflicted: inactive: dull, lacking brightness and interest: inclined to slumber: violent: loud: not easily digested, as food: miry, as soil: having strength, as liquor: dark with clouds: gloomy: expensive: (B.) sad: (theat.) pertaining to the representation of grave or serious parts.--adv. HEAV'ILY.--n. HEAV'INESS.--adjs. HEAV'Y-ARMED, bearing heavy armour or arms; HEAV'Y-HAND'ED, clumsy, awkward: oppressive; HEAV'Y-HEAD'ED, having a heavy or large head: dull, stupid, drowsy; HEAV'Y-HEART'ED, weighed down with grief; HEAV'Y-L[=A]D'EN, laden with a heavy burden.--n. HEAV'Y-SPAR, native sulphate of barium, barytes.--HEAVY MARCHING ORDER, the condition of troops fully equipped for field service; HEAVY METAL, guns or shot of large size: great influence or power; HEAVY-WEIGHT, one beyond the average weight, esp. in sporting phrase, one placed highest in the ascending scale, feather-weight, light-weight, middle-weight, heavy-weight; HEAVY WET, a drink of strong ale or ale and porter mixed.--THE HEAVIES (mil.), the heavy cavalry: those who play heavy parts. [A.S. hefig--hebban, to heave; Old High Ger. hebîg.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  68. An epithet given to any pain which consists in a sensation of weight or heaviness, or is accompanied by such sensation. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  69. Of great weight; of great specific gravity; weighty because abundant, as a h. crop; laden with; (of ordnance of the larger kind) h. guns, metal, artillery, (fig.) h. metal, formidable opponent (s); (Mil.) carrying h. arms; striking, falling, with force, as h. storm, sea; (of ground) clinging, difficult to travel over; (of bread &c.) dense from not having risen; (of food) hard to digest; (of horse) h. in or on hand, bearing or hanging on bit, (fig.) dull, hard to entertain; (of sky) overcast, gloomy; clumsy in appearance or effect; (of persons) intellectually slow; unwieldy; (of artistic or literary productions) dull, tedious; (Theatr.) serious, sombre, as h. villain; oppressive, grievous, as a h. fate; sad, as h. news; despondent; doleful; drowsy; it lies h. (makes its weight felt); time hangs h. (passes slowly); (n. pl.) the Hh., Dragoon Guards; (adv.) =heavily (now chiefly in compounds; as h.-buying, -laden, -pulling); h.-armed, bearing h. arms or armour; h. -hearted, melancholy, doleful; h. spar, barytes; h.-weight, jockey &c. of more than average weight, boxer over 11 stone. Hence heavily adv., heaviness n., heavyish a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  70. Possessed of notable weight as compared with other bodies. [Ang.-Sax.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  71. Weighty, tending strongly to the centre; sorrowful, dejected, depressed; grievous, oppressive, afflictive; wanting spirit or rapidity of sentiment, unanimated; wanting activity, indolent, lazy; drousy, dull, torpid; slow, sluggish; stupid, foolish; burden some, troublesome, tedious; loaded, incumbered, burthened; not easily digested; rich in foil, fertile, as heavy lands; deep, cumbersome, as heavy roads. Complete Dictionary
  72. As an adverb it is only used in composition, heavily. Complete Dictionary

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