Definitions for heavyˈhɛv i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
heav•yˈhɛv i(adj.)heav•i•er, heav•i•est
(adj.)of great weight:
a heavy load.
of great amount, quantity, or size:
a heavy vote.
of great force, intensity, or turbulence:
of more than the usual or average weight:
a heavy person.
of high specific gravity:
a heavy metal.
a heavy offense.
a heavy slumber.
equipped with weapons of large size. (of guns) of the more powerful sizes:
hard to bear; burdensome; oppressive:
hard to cope with; trying; difficult:
a heavy schedule.
being as indicated to an unusual degree:
a heavy drinker.
broad, thick, or coarse:
heavy lines; heavy features.
weighted or laden:
air heavy with moisture.
fraught; loaded; charged:
words heavy with meaning.
depressed with trouble or sorrow; sad:
a heavy heart.
without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull:
a heavy style.
slow or labored in movement or action; clumsy; lumbering:
a heavy walk.
loud and deep; sonorous:
overcast or cloudy; threatening rain.
thick or dense:
(of food) not easily digested.
capable of doing rough work:
a heavy truck.
producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing:
Informal. possessing or using in large quantities:
heavy on the mascara.
a heavy role.
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
(of a syllable in verse) stressed. long.
Slang. excellent; remarkable. very serious or important. distressing or threatening.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(n.)a theatrical character or role that is tragic, unsympathetic, or villainous. an actor who plays this type of role.
a gun of great weight or large caliber.
Slang. a very important or influential person. a person employed to use violence or coercion.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(adv.)in a heavy manner; heavily.
Idioms for heavy:
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
an actor who plays villainous roles
a serious (or tragic) role in a play
of comparatively great physical weight or density
"a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
unusually great in degree or quantity or number
"heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
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"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries"
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"
fleshy, heavy, overweight(adj)
usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
clayey, cloggy, heavy(adj)
(used of soil) compact and fine-grained
"the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening(adj)
darkened by clouds
"a heavy sky"
of great intensity or power or force
"a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
(physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
"heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
(of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
"Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
"dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
of relatively large extent and density
"a heavy line"
made of fabric having considerable thickness
"a heavy coat"
"big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
full and loud and deep
"heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
intemperate, hard, heavy(adj)
given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
"a hard drinker"
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty(adj)
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"
heavy, lumbering, ponderous(adj)
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"
large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
"a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
"a heavy pudding"
"a heavy grade"
heavy, weighed down(adj)
full of; bearing great weight
"trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
heavy, labored, laboured(adj)
requiring or showing effort
"heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)
characterized by 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"
lacking lightness or liveliness
"heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)
(of sleep) deep and complete
"a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)(adverb)
in an advanced stage of pregnancy
"was big with child"; "was great with child"
slowly as if burdened by much weight
"time hung heavy on their hands"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a heavy box of books; I can't carry you, you're too heavy.
in larger amounts or having a greater effect than usual
heavy snow/rain/wind; The traffic was heavy in the city.; heavy financial losses; the heavy impact of the storm
sb who smokes a lot
big or thick
a heavy cotton material; heavy machinery
using or needing a lot of physical strength
a heavy fall/blow; Bend your knees when doing heavy lifting.
involving too much serious or unpleasant emotion
The movie was pretty heavy.; the heaviness of the bucket; the topic's heaviness
A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts.
With his wrinkled, uneven face, the actor always seemed to play the heavy in films.
A doorman, bouncer or bodyguard.
A fight started outside the bar but the heavies came out and stopped it.
A large multi-engined aircraft.
The term heavy normally follows the call-sign when used by air traffic controllers.
To make heavier.
To use power and/or wealth to exert influence on, e.g., governments or corporations; to pressure.
The union was well known for the methods it used to heavy many businesses.
Having great weight.
This film is heavy.
The Moody Blues are, like, heavy.
Come heavy, or not at all.
louder, more distorted
Metal is heavier than swing.
hot and humid
doing the specified activity more intensely than most other people.
He was a heavy sleeper, heavy eater and a heavy smoker - certainly not an ideal husband.
high in fat or protein; difficult to digest.
Cheese stuffed sausage is too heavy to eat before exercising.
Of great force, power, or intensity; deep or intense;
laden to a great extent.
Origin: From hevy, from hefig.
having the heaves
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
not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc
laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment
slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book
strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like
loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder
dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky
impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like
not raised or made light; as, heavy bread
not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food
having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors
with child; pregnant
heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden
to make heavy
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Translations for heavy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having great weight; difficult to lift or carry
a heavy parcel.
- pesadoPortuguese (BR)
- tung, solid, massivNorwegian
- دروند ، تياره ، جدىPashto
- 沉重的Chinese (Trad.)
- وزنی، ثقیلUrdu
- nặng nềVietnamese
- 沉重的Chinese (Simp.)
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