Definitions for heaviness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

heav•yˈhɛv i(adj.)heav•i•er, heav•i•est

  1. (adj.)of great weight:

    a heavy load.

  2. of great amount, quantity, or size:

    a heavy vote.

  3. of great force, intensity, or turbulence:

    heavy seas.

  4. of more than the usual or average weight:

    a heavy person.

  5. of high specific gravity:

    a heavy metal.

    Category: Physics

  6. grave; serious:

    a heavy offense.

  7. profound:

    a heavy slumber.

  8. equipped with weapons of large size. (of guns) of the more powerful sizes:

    heavy artillery.

    Category: Military

  9. hard to bear; burdensome; oppressive:

    heavy taxes.

  10. hard to cope with; trying; difficult:

    a heavy schedule.

  11. being as indicated to an unusual degree:

    a heavy drinker.

  12. broad, thick, or coarse:

    heavy lines; heavy features.

  13. weighted or laden:

    air heavy with moisture.

  14. fraught; loaded; charged:

    words heavy with meaning.

  15. depressed with trouble or sorrow; sad:

    a heavy heart.

  16. without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull:

    a heavy style.

  17. slow or labored in movement or action; clumsy; lumbering:

    a heavy walk.

  18. loud and deep; sonorous:

    heavy breathing.

  19. overcast or cloudy; threatening rain.

  20. thick or dense:

    heavy fog.

  21. (of food) not easily digested.

  22. capable of doing rough work:

    a heavy truck.

  23. producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing:

    heavy industry.

  24. Informal. possessing or using in large quantities:

    heavy on the mascara.

  25. serious:

    a heavy role.

  26. of or pertaining to an isotope of greater atomic weight than the common isotope. of or pertaining to a compound containing such an element.

    Category: Chemistry, Physics

  27. (of a syllable in verse) stressed. long.

    Category: Prosody

  28. Slang. excellent; remarkable. very serious or important. distressing or threatening.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  29. (n.)a theatrical character or role that is tragic, unsympathetic, or villainous. an actor who plays this type of role.

    Category: Showbiz

  30. a gun of great weight or large caliber.

    Category: Military

  31. Slang. a very important or influential person. a person employed to use violence or coercion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  32. (adv.)in a heavy manner; heavily.

Idioms for heavy:

  1. heavy with child,in a state of advanced pregnancy.

    Category: Idiom, Medicine

Origin of heavy:

bef. 900; ME hevi, OE hefig=hef(e) weight (akin to heave ) +-ig -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. heaviness, weightiness(noun)

    the property of being comparatively great in weight

    "the heaviness of lead"

  2. heaviness(noun)

    persisting sadness

    "nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss"

  3. ponderousness, heaviness(noun)

    an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency

    "a book so serious that it sometimes subsided into ponderousness"; "his lectures tend to heaviness and repetition"

  4. thickness, heaviness(noun)

    used of a line or mark

  5. burdensomeness, heaviness, onerousness, oppressiveness(noun)

    unwelcome burdensome difficulty


  1. heaviness(Noun)

    The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity.

  2. heaviness(Noun)

    Oppression; dejectedness, sadness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heaviness(noun)

    the state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness

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