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Heavy

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Noun

1. heavy

an actor who plays villainous roles

2. heavy

a serious (or tragic) role in a play

Adjective

3. heavy

of comparatively great physical weight or density

Example Sentences:
'a heavy load'
'lead is a heavy metal'
'heavy mahogany furniture'

4. heavy

unusually great in degree or quantity or number

Example Sentences:
'heavy taxes'
'a heavy fine'
'heavy casualties'
'heavy losses'
'heavy rain'
'heavy traffic'

5. heavy

of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment

Example Sentences:
'heavy artillery'
'heavy infantry'
'a heavy cruiser'
'heavy guns'
'heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries'

6. heavy

marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

Example Sentences:
'a heavy heart'
'a heavy schedule'
'heavy news'
'a heavy silence'
'heavy eyelids'

7. fleshy, heavy, overweight

usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

8. clayey, cloggy, heavy

(used of soil) compact and fine-grained

Example Sentences:
'the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated'

9. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening

darkened by clouds

Example Sentences:
'a heavy sky'

10. heavy

of great intensity or power or force

Example Sentences:
'a heavy blow'
'the fighting was heavy'
'heavy seas'

11. heavy

(physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight

Example Sentences:
'heavy hydrogen'
'heavy water'

12. heavy

(of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

Example Sentences:
'Iago is the heavy role in Othello''

13. dense, heavy, impenetrable

permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

Example Sentences:
'dense smoke'
'heavy fog'
'impenetrable gloom'

14. heavy

of relatively large extent and density

Example Sentences:
'a heavy line'

15. heavy

made of fabric having considerable thickness

Example Sentences:
'a heavy coat'

16. big, heavy

prodigious

Example Sentences:
'big spender'
'big eater'
'heavy investor'

17. heavy, sonorous

full and loud and deep

Example Sentences:
'heavy sounds'
'a herald chosen for his sonorous voice'

18. hard, heavy, intemperate

given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Example Sentences:
'a hard drinker'

19. grave, grievous, heavy, weighty

of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

Example Sentences:
'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'

20. heavy, lumbering, ponderous

slow and laborious because of weight

Example Sentences:
'the heavy tread of tired troops'
'moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot'
'ponderous prehistoric beasts'
'a ponderous yawn'

21. heavy

large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

Example Sentences:
'a heavy truck'
'heavy machinery'

22. heavy

dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

Example Sentences:
'a heavy pudding'

23. heavy

sharply inclined

Example Sentences:
'a heavy grade'

24. heavy, weighed down

full of; bearing great weight

Example Sentences:
'trees heavy with fruit'
'vines weighed down with grapes'

25. heavy, labored, laboured

requiring or showing effort

Example Sentences:
'heavy breathing'
'the subject made for labored reading'

26. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Example Sentences:
'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'

27. heavy, leaden

lacking lightness or liveliness

Example Sentences:
'heavy humor'
'a leaden conversation'

28. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless

(of sleep) deep and complete

Example Sentences:
'a heavy sleep'
'fell into a profound sleep'
'a sound sleeper'
'deep wakeless sleep'

29. big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, large, with child

in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Example Sentences:
'was big with child'
'was great with child'

Adverb

30. heavily, heavy

slowly as if burdened by much weight

Example Sentences:
'time hung heavy on their hands'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Heavy

see synonyms of heavy
adjectiveWord forms: heavier or heaviest
1. 
of comparatively great weight
a heavy stone
2. 
having a relatively high density
lead is a heavy metal
3. 
great in yield, quality, or quantity
heavy rain
heavy traffic
4. 
great or considerable
heavy emphasis
5. 
hard to bear, accomplish, or fulfil
heavy demands
6. 
sad or dejected in spirit or mood
heavy at heart
7. 
coarse or broad
a heavy line
heavy features
8. 
(of soil) having a high clay content; cloggy
9. 
solid or fat
heavy legs
10. 
(of an industry) engaged in the large-scale complex manufacture of capital goods or extraction of raw materials
Compare light (sense 19)
11. 
serious; grave
12. military
a. 
armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc
b. 
(of guns, etc) of a large and powerful type
13. 
(of a syllable) having stress or accentuation
Compare light (sense 24)
14. 
dull and uninteresting
a heavy style
15. 
prodigious
a heavy drinker
16. 
(of cakes, bread, etc) insufficiently leavened
17. 
deep and loud
a heavy thud
18. (of music, literature, etc)
a. 
dramatic and powerful; grandiose
b. 
not immediately comprehensible or appealing
19. slang
a. 
unpleasant or tedious
b. 
wonderful
c. 
(of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard
20. 
weighted; burdened
heavy with child
21. 
clumsy and slow
heavy going
22. 
permeating
a heavy smell
23. 
cloudy or overcast, esp threatening rain
heavy skies
24. 
not easily digestible
a heavy meal
25. 
(of an element or compound) being or containing an isotope with greater atomic weight than that of the naturally occurring element
heavy hydrogen
heavy water
26. horse racing
(of the going on a racecourse) soft and muddy
27. slang
using, or prepared to use, violence or brutality
the heavy mob
28.  heavy on
nounWord forms: plural heavies
29. 
a. 
a villainous role
b. 
an actor who plays such a part
30. military
a. 
a large fleet unit, esp an aircraft carrier or battleship
b. 
a large calibre or weighty piece of artillery
31.  the heavies
32. informal
a heavyweight boxer, wrestler, etc
33. slang
a strongly built person hired to threaten violence or intimidate others
34. Scottish
strong bitter beer
adverb
35. 
a. 
in a heavy manner; heavily
time hangs heavy
b. 
(in combination)
heavy-laden

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


Heavy

see synonyms of heavy
adjectiveWord forms: ˈheavier or ˈheaviest
1. 
hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
2. 
of high specific gravity; of concentrated weight for the size
3. 
above the usual or defined weight
said of goods, certain animals, etc.
4. 
larger, greater, or more intense than usual or normal
; specif.,
a. 
falling or striking with great force or impact
a heavy blow
b. 
of greater than usual quantity
a heavy vote
c. 
violent and intense; rough
a heavy sea
d. 
loud, deep, and resounding
heavy thunder
e. 
thick, coarse, or massive
heavy features
f. 
going beyond the average; to a greater than usual extent
a heavy drinker
g. 
prolonged and intense
heavy applause
h. 
weighed down
trees heavy with apples
5. 
of great importance; serious; grave; profound
a heavy responsibility
6. 
hard to endure; oppressive; burdensome; distressing
heavy taxes
7. 
hard to do or manage; difficult
heavy work
8. 
grievous; lamentable
heavy sorrow
9. 
burdened with sorrow; depressed
a heavy heart
10. 
burdened with sleep or fatigue
heavy eyelids
11. 
capable of carrying a load of great weight
a heavy truck
12. 
characterized by density, hardness, fullness, etc. suggestive of weight
; specif.,
a. 
hard to digest
a heavy meal
b. 
not leavened properly; doughy
a heavy cake
c. 
remaining in the atmosphere; clinging; penetrating
a heavy odor
d. 
overcast; cloudy; gloomy; lowering
a heavy sky
e. 
hard to work with or travel over because of mud, sand, clay, etc.
a heavy soil
13. 
tedious, dull, or strained
heavy humor
14. 
clumsy; unwieldy; physically awkward
a heavy gait
15.  US
steeply inclined
a heavy grade
16. 
designating any large industry that uses massive machinery and produces raw or processed materials, as steel, basic to other industries
17. 
designating, of, or equipped with massive or relatively heavy weapons, armor, etc.
18.  Chemistry
a. 
designating an isotope of greater atomic weight than the normal or most abundant isotope
b. 
designating a compound containing such isotopes
19.  Theatre
serious, tragic, or villainous
20.  Slang
very serious or important and, often, depressing
21.  Slang
excellent, important, serious, etc.
adverbWord forms: heavier or heaviest
22. 
heavily
often in hyphenated compounds
heavy-laden
nounWord forms: plural ˈheavies
23. 
something heavy
24.  Theatre
a. 
a serious, tragic, or villainous role
b. 
an actor who plays such roles
25.  Slang
an influential or important person

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Heavy

see synonyms of heavy
adj. heav·i·er, heav·i·est
1. Having relatively great weight: a heavy load.
2. Having relatively high density; having a high specific gravity.
3.
a. Large, as in number or quantity: a heavy turnout; heavy casualties.
b. Large in yield or output: heavy rainfall.
4. Of great intensity: heavy activity; heavy fighting.
5.
a. Having great power or force: a heavy punch.
b. Violent; rough: heavy seas.
6.
a. Equipped with massive armaments and weapons: a heavy cruiser; heavy infantry.
b. Large enough to fire powerful shells: heavy guns.
7.
a. Indulging to a great degree: a heavy drinker.
b. Involved or participating on a large scale: a heavy investor.
8. Of great import or seriousness; grave: heavy matters of state.
9.
a. Having considerable thickness: a heavy coat.
b. Broad or coarse: drew the face with heavy lines.
10.
a. Dense; thick: a heavy fog.
b. Slow to dissipate; strong: "There was a heavy fragrance of flowers and lemon trees" (Mario Puzo).
c. Too dense or rich to digest easily: a heavy dessert.
d. Insufficiently leavened: heavy bread.
e. Full of clay and readily saturated: heavy soil.
11.
a. Weighed down; burdened: trees heavy with plums.
b. Emotionally weighed down; despondent: a heavy heart.
c. Marked by or exhibiting weariness: heavy lids.
d. Sad or painful: heavy news.
12.
a. Hard to do or accomplish; arduous: heavy going; heavy reading.
b. Not easily borne; oppressive: heavy taxes.
13. Lacking vitality; deficient in vivacity or grace: a heavy gait; heavy humor.
14. Sharply inclined; steep: a heavy grade.
15. Having a large capacity or designed for rough work: a heavy truck.
16. Of, relating to, or involving the large-scale production of basic products, such as steel: heavy industry.
17. Of or relating to a serious dramatic role.
18. Physics Of or relating to an isotope with an atomic mass greater than the average mass of that element.
19. Loud; sonorous: a heavy sound; heavy breathing.
20. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a syllable ending in a long vowel or in a vowel plus two consonants.
21. Slang
a. Of great significance or profundity.
b. Very popular or important: a rock star who is really heavy.
adv. heav·i·er, heav·i·est
Heavily: The snow is falling heavier tonight than last night.
n. pl. heav·ies
1.
a. A serious or tragic role in a play.
b. An actor playing such a role.
2. Slang A villain in a story or play.
3. Slang A mobster.
4. Slang One that is very important or influential: a media heavy.

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