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"
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
Origin: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. hfigr, hfugr. See Heave.]
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
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. hefig—hebban, to heave; Old High Ger. hebîg.]
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The Heavy Corporation includes Heavy.com, one of the Web’s leading video brands and the leader for 18-34 year old guys, and Husky Network, a premium video ad network.Heavy.com’s target market is 18-34 year old males, which is a key demographic for marketers and advertisers. Heavy combines its own unique original programming with those of its users to create an environment where you can control and even participate in your own personal video experience. Heavy’s original programming staples include “Superficial Friends,” “Kung Fu Jimmy Chow,” “The Massive Mating Game,” “The Burly Sports Show,” and “Behind the Music that Sucks.” Heavy’s original programming is available on Verizon V-Cast, Verizon FiOS, Comcast VOD, TiVo, Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Joost. Advertisers on the broadband network include Coors, Nissan, Panasonic, Diesel, Axe, Sony and Nike.Husky Network, a premium video advertising network, provides brand advertisers with hand-selected premium publishers and bloggers who use Husky’s video ad units.
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The numerical value of heavy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of heavy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- ва́жкі, цяжкіBelarusian
- pesat, greuCatalan, Valencian
- stark, schwerGerman
- βαρύς, σοβαρόςGreek
- kova, vakava, vuolas, painava, raskas, pahis, kovisFinnish
- lourd, gros, pesant, graveFrench
- swierWestern Frisian
- trom, tromchúiseachIrish
- tromScottish Gaelic
- भारा, भारीHindi
- pesante, portinaio, cattivo, buttafuori, guardianoItalian
- 重装備, 多量, 蒸し暑い, 激しい, 大量, むっと, 重い, すごい, 深刻, 素晴らしい, 重大, 用心棒, ボディガード, 悪漢Japanese
- schwéierLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- тешко, тежок, обиленMacedonian
- လေး, လေးလံBurmese
- serieus, zwaarDutch
- tungNorwegian Nynorsk
- ndaaz, nisdaazNavajo, Navaho
- دروندPashto, Pushto
- pesont, greav, grev, pesant, greiv, pasantRomansh
- grea, greuRomanian
- тяжкий, тяжёлыйRussian
- тежак, težakSerbo-Croatian
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