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Definitions of heavy

  1. To make heavy. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Heaviest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. a serious (or tragic) role in a play Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an actor who plays villainous roles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. HEAVINESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Having weight; oppressive; dull; sad; gloomy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Heavyness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Heavier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Also HEAVILY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. With great weight. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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.
  24. used of syllables or musical beats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. 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
  36. sharply inclined; "a heavy grade" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. 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
  40. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. 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
  44. made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. Having the heaves. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. 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
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.

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Usage examples for heavy

  1. Romayne lifted his head, with a heavy sigh. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  2. The old man walked home alone that night, and it is a heavy heart he had in him when he came to the old woman without the son. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
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