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Definitions of heavy

  1. used of syllables or musical beats
  2. prodigious; " big spender"; " big eater"; " heavy investor"
  3. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; " was big with child"; " was great with child"
  4. ( used of soil) compact and fine- grained; " the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
  5. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; " dense smoke"; " heavy fog"; " impenetrable gloom"
  6. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  7. 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"
  8. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; " does a lot of hard drinking"; " a heavy drinker"
  9. slowly as if burdened by much weight; " time hung heavy on their hands"
  10. wide from side to side; " a heavy black mark"
  11. a serious ( or tragic) role in a play
  12. an actor who plays villainous roles
  13. darkened by clouds; " a heavy sky"
  14. ( of sleep) deep and complete; " a heavy sleep"; " fell into a profound sleep"; " a sound sleeper"; " deep wakeless sleep"
  15. lacking lightness or liveliness; " heavy humor"; " a leaden conversation"
  16. requiring or showing effort; " heavy breathing"; " the subject made for labored reading"
  17. full of; bearing great weight; " trees heavy with fruit"; " vines weighed down with grapes"
  18. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; " a heavy pudding"
  19. 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"
  20. full and loud and deep; " heavy sounds"; " a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
  21. sharply inclined; " a heavy grade"
  22. of comparatively great physical weight or density; " a heavy load"; " lead is a heavy metal"; " heavy mahogony furniture"
  23. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; " a heavy truck"; " heavy machinery"
  24. 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"
  25. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; " heavy taxes"; " a heavy fine"; " heavy casualties"; " heavy losses"; " heavy rain"; " heavy traffic"
  26. ( physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; " heavy hydrogen"; " heavy water"
  27. of great intensity or power or force; " a heavy blow"; " the fighting was heavy"; " heavy seas"
  28. 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".
  29. made of fabric having considerable thickness; " a heavy coat"
  30. ( of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; " Iago is the heavy role in ` Othello'"
  31. Having the heaves.
  32. 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.
  33. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
  34. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
  35. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
  36. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
  37. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
  38. To make heavy.
  39. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
  40. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky.
  41. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
  42. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food.
  43. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors.
  44. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy- laden.
  45. Large in extent, quality, or effects; weighty; oppressive; grievous; laborious; obstructive; depressed; dull; dense; powerful; loud.
  46. Heavily.
  47. Heavier.
  48. Heaviest.
  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.
  50. Also HEAVILY.
  51. HEAVINESS.
  52. Having weight; oppressive; dull; sad; gloomy.
  53. Having great weight; ponderous; hard to lift, bear, or suffer; dejected: sluggish.
  54. Heavyness.
  55. 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.
  56. With great weight.
  57. With child; pregnant.
  58. 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.
  59. Common as the first element of a compound; heavily, as in heavy- laden, heavy- hearted.

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
  3. So heavy on my heart he sitteth. – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  4. " No, you are not to blame this time, Umbelazi," replied the King, with a heavy sigh. – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  5. The wine and the air of the cabin had made my eyes heavy. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. My heart was heavy, and dark thoughts came to me, because my man is gone, and the life is not my life, and I am only an Indian woman from the Warais, and my heart goes out there always now. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  7. As he took his place this morning, his heart was heavy. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  8. And, while I think of it, while I am by no means vain of my sweet nature, I claim it was most good of me to hold my heavy lips open for him. – The Sa'-Zada Tales by William Alexander Fraser
  9. We really must pay the heavy fine, because we had a little fun the other day? – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  10. As we rather expected, the heavy man's quarters were deserted. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  11. You entered by a heavy gate and you closed it carefully after you. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  12. " It would need to be a heavy one," answered Adrian, " if it was worse than that of which I know." – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  13. How heavy his heart was as he took his clothes off and got into bed? – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  14. She had been under heavy fire. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  15. How heavy the air is! – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  16. Mrs. Lancaster's breath was coming short and heavy, her eyes were shut, her face dark with blood. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  17. His heart was heavy. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  18. And twice she drew a heavy breath. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  19. " That is where the heavy play goes on," Boldero said. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
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