What does heavy mean?

Definitions for heavy
ˈhɛv iheavy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word heavy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavy(noun)

    an actor who plays villainous roles

  2. heavy(adj)

    a serious (or tragic) role in a play

  3. heavy(adj)

    of comparatively great physical weight or density

    "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"

  4. heavy(adj)

    unusually great in degree or quantity or number

    "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"

  5. heavy(adj)

    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"

  6. heavy(adj)

    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"

  7. fleshy, heavy, overweight(adj)

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

  8. clayey, cloggy, heavy(adj)

    (used of soil) compact and fine-grained

    "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"

  9. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening(adj)

    darkened by clouds

    "a heavy sky"

  10. heavy(adj)

    of great intensity or power or force

    "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"

  11. heavy(adj)

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

    "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"

  12. heavy(adj)

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

    "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"

  13. dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)

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

    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

  14. heavy(adj)

    of relatively large extent and density

    "a heavy line"

  15. heavy(adj)

    made of fabric having considerable thickness

    "a heavy coat"

  16. big(a), heavy(a)(adj)

    prodigious

    "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"

  17. heavy, sonorous(adj)

    full and loud and deep

    "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"

  18. intemperate, hard, heavy(adj)

    given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

    "a hard drinker"

  19. 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"

  20. 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"

  21. heavy(adj)

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

    "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"

  22. heavy(adj)

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

    "a heavy pudding"

  23. heavy(adj)

    sharply inclined

    "a heavy grade"

  24. heavy, weighed down(adj)

    full of; bearing great weight

    "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"

  25. heavy, labored, laboured(adj)

    requiring or showing effort

    "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"

  26. 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"

  27. heavy, leaden(adj)

    lacking lightness or liveliness

    "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"

  28. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

  29. 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"

  30. heavy, heavily(adverb)

    slowly as if burdened by much weight

    "time hung heavy on their hands"

Wiktionary

  1. heavy(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  2. heavy(Noun)

    A doorman, bouncer or bodyguard.

    A fight started outside the bar but the heavies came out and stopped it.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  3. heavy(Noun)

    A large multi-engined aircraft.

    The term heavy normally follows the call-sign when used by air traffic controllers.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  4. heavy(Verb)

    To make heavier.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  5. heavy(Verb)

    To sadden.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  6. heavy(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  7. heavy(Adverb)

    very

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  8. heavy(Adjective)

    Having great weight.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  9. heavy(Adjective)

    Serious, somber.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  10. heavy(Adjective)

    good.

    This film is heavy.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  11. heavy(Adjective)

    Profound.

    The Moody Blues are, like, heavy.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  12. heavy(Adjective)

    High, great.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  13. heavy(Adjective)

    armed.

    Come heavy, or not at all.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  14. heavy(Adjective)

    louder, more distorted

    Metal is heavier than swing.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  15. heavy(Adjective)

    hot and humid

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  16. heavy(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  17. heavy(Adjective)

    high in fat or protein; difficult to digest.

    Cheese stuffed sausage is too heavy to eat before exercising.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  18. heavy(Adjective)

    Of great force, power, or intensity; deep or intense;

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

  19. heavy(Adjective)

    laden to a great extent.

    Etymology: From hevy, from hefig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heavy(adj)

    having the heaves

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  2. Heavy

    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

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  3. Heavy

    not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  4. Heavy

    laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  5. Heavy

    slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  6. Heavy

    strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  7. Heavy

    loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  8. Heavy

    dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  9. Heavy

    impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  10. Heavy

    not raised or made light; as, heavy bread

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  11. Heavy

    not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  12. Heavy

    having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  13. Heavy

    with child; pregnant

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  14. Heavy(adverb)

    heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

  15. Heavy(verb)

    to make heavy

    Etymology: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]

Freebase

  1. Heavy

    Heavy is the debut studio album by the rock band Iron Butterfly, released in early 1968. Most of the songs are strikingly simple, based on two or three riffs. The lyrics are also simple; with the exceptions of "Unconscious Power" and "Gentle as it May Seem", each song has but a single verse of eight lines or less, repeated in whole or in part as needed. The first two tracks, "Possession" and "Unconscious Power", were released as the respective sides of a single. Three of the group's members left the band shortly after the album was recorded, leaving Ingle and Bushy to find replacements. Despite being a debut album with no hit single to provide an entry point for the casual listener, Heavy was a commercial success, reaching #78 on the Billboard Charts and eventually going Gold in the US. Darryl DeLoach, Doug Ingle & Jerry Penrod contributed lead vocals to the songs on Heavy. Side A credited Doug Ingle with Darryl DeLoach, Side B credited Darryl DeLoach with Doug Ingle on all songs except "Look For The Sun" which credited Darryl DeLoach with Jerry Penrod and "Iron Butterfly Theme" which was an instrumental. The two part vocals arranged, mixed and recorded in different ways changed the feeling and progression of the songs. By using the harmony of DeLoach & Ingle to create different vocal textures, the songs benefited by expanding the sonic field of the vocals more than one singer or multi-tracking of the same vocalist could have produced.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heavy

    hev′i, adj. weighty: not easy to bear: oppressive: afflicted: inactive: dull, lacking brightness and interest: inclined to slumber: violent: loud: not easily digested, as food: miry, as soil: having strength, as liquor: dark with clouds: gloomy: expensive: (B.) sad: (theat.) pertaining to the representation of grave or serious parts.—adv. Heav′ily.—n. Heav′iness.—adjs. Heav′y-armed, bearing heavy armour or arms; Heav′y-hand′ed, clumsy, awkward: oppressive; Heav′y-head′ed, having a heavy or large head: dull, stupid, drowsy; Heav′y-heart′ed, weighed down with grief; Heav′y-lād′en, laden with a heavy burden.—n. Heav′y-spar, native sulphate of barium, barytes.—Heavy marching order, the condition of troops fully equipped for field service; Heavy metal, guns or shot of large size: great influence or power; Heavy-weight, one beyond the average weight, esp. in sporting phrase, one placed highest in the ascending scale, feather-weight, light-weight, middle-weight, heavy-weight; Heavy wet, a drink of strong ale or ale and porter mixed.—The heavies (mil.), the heavy cavalry: those who play heavy parts. [A.S. hefighebban, to heave; Old High Ger. hebîg.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. Heavy

    161-210mm.

CrunchBase

  1. Heavy

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. heavy

    Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy cannonade.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heavy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1086

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heavy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1272

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heavy' in Adjectives Frequency: #111

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of heavy in a Sentence

  1. Donald Duncan:

    In 1997 we were the fastest growing manufacturing metro area in the country and four years later it collapsed, what you can see on the ground today is 3,000 job openings. China's emergence as the world's low-cost producer and export superpower following its World Trade Organization entry in 2001 dealt a heavy blow to traditional industrial communities such as Hickory. Economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson have tried to separate the impact of trade from other factors affecting U.S. manufacturing employment and they estimate that between 1990 and 2007 Hickory lost 16 percent of its manufacturing jobs just due to surging imports from China. DEEP SCARS. Buffeted by other headwinds, such as the 1994 North American Free Trade agreement and the lifting of textile quotas in 2004, the area lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs overall, half the total, between 2000 and 2009. Nationally, more than 5 million manufacturing jobs have disappeared since 2000, a period that also included the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The collapse left deep and still visible scars that help explain the appeal of Trump's pledge to bring back manufacturing's glory days. In Hickory, disability rolls soared more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2014, swollen by older workers who struggled to return to the workforce. At the same time, the share of the 25-34 year old in the population fell by almost a fifth between 2000 and 2010. Consequently, even as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak above 15 percent in 2010 to 4.6 percent today, below the national average, so did the labor force participation rate. It fell from above 68 percent in 2000 to below 59 percent in 2014. Poverty levels doubled. Yet the manufacturing upswing in areas that suffered the most during the downturn is evident. Rust belt states, such as Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that may prove pivotal in the Nov. 8 presidential election, have been adding manufacturing jobs faster than the economy as a whole. Michigan, for example, which lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009, has since then seen a 25 percent rise, well above the 4 percent gain nationally. Manufacturing employment there is still well below the levels in the 1990s. Economists debate whether returning to that level is realistic given technological advances that have reduced manufacturing's share of the workforce from a high of above 30 percent in the 1950s to around 8 percent today. But they also feel that have already seen the bottom, particularly when it comes to China's impact.

  2. Michele Gonzalez:

    That part was okay. The most difficult was going through the entire 112-mile bike ride [6.5 hours] without pumping, by that point, my boobs were heavy and felt like they were ready to explode. I pumped in the second transition and then completed the run.

  3. Michel Cadot:

    To take on this heavy responsibility that is Euro 2016, we needed extra resources. The minister gave them to me. So from this point of view I got the desired response.

  4. John Thune:

    It sounds like it's a very, very heavy-handed government intervention in the marketplace and essentially kind of killing the free market for drugs.

  5. Attorney General Mandelblit:

    I had the privilege of working with him and witnessing his many talents and capabilities as prime minister, the decision to file an indictment against him was made with a heavy heart.

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