HEAVY

enceinte, big(p), expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child

(adjective) in an advanced stage of pregnancy; “was big with child”; “was great with child”

heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening

(adjective) darkened by clouds; “a heavy sky”

clayey, cloggy, heavy

(adjective) (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; “the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated”

heavy, profound, sound, wakeless

(adjective) (of sleep) deep and complete; “a heavy sleep”; “fell into a profound sleep”; “a sound sleeper”; “deep wakeless sleep”

heavy, leaden

(adjective) lacking lightness or liveliness; “heavy humor”; “a leaden conversation”

arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome

(adjective) 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”

heavy, labored, laboured

(adjective) requiring or showing effort; “heavy breathing”; “the subject made for labored reading”

fleshy, heavy, overweight

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

heavy, weighed down

(adjective) full of; bearing great weight; “trees heavy with fruit”; “vines weighed down with grapes”

heavy

(adjective) sharply inclined; “a heavy grade”

heavy

(adjective) dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; “a heavy pudding”

heavy

(adjective) of comparatively great physical weight or density; “a heavy load”; “lead is a heavy metal”; “heavy mahogany furniture”

heavy

(adjective) large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; “a heavy truck”; “heavy machinery”

heavy

(adjective) 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”

heavy

(adjective) unusually great in degree or quantity or number; “heavy taxes”; “a heavy fine”; “heavy casualties”; “heavy losses”; “heavy rain”; “heavy traffic”

heavy

(adjective) (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; “heavy hydrogen”; “heavy water”

heavy

(adjective) of great intensity or power or force; “a heavy blow”; “the fighting was heavy”; “heavy seas”

heavy, lumbering, ponderous

(adjective) 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”

heavy

(adjective) 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”

grave, grievous, heavy, weighty

(adjective) 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”

intemperate, hard, heavy

(adjective) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; “a hard drinker”

heavy, sonorous

(adjective) full and loud and deep; “heavy sounds”; “a herald chosen for his sonorous voice”

heavy, big(a)

(adjective) prodigious; “big spender”; “big eater”; “heavy investor”

heavy

(adjective) made of fabric having considerable thickness; “a heavy coat”

heavy

(adjective) of relatively large extent and density; “a heavy line”

dense, heavy, impenetrable

(adjective) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; “dense smoke”; “heavy fog”; “impenetrable gloom”

heavy

(adjective) (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; “Iago is the heavy role in ‘Othello’”

heavy, heavily

(adverb) slowly as if burdened by much weight; “time hung heavy on their hands”

heavy

(noun) a serious (or tragic) role in a play

heavy

(noun) an actor who plays villainous roles

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Adjective

heavy (comparative heavier, superlative heaviest)

(of a physical object) Having great weight.

(of a topic) Serious, somber.

Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive.

(British, slang, dated) Good.

(dated, late 1960s, 1970s, US) Profound.

(of a rate of flow) High, great.

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(slang) Armed.

(music) Louder, more distorted.

(of weather) Hot and humid.

(of a person) Doing the specified activity more intensely than most other people.

(of food) High in fat or protein; difficult to digest.

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

Laden to a great extent.

Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with grief, pain, disappointment, etc.

Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid.

Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey.

Not raised or leavened.

(of wines or spirits) Having much body or strength.

(obsolete) With child; pregnant.

(physics) Containing one or more isotopes that are heavier than the normal one

(petroleum) with high viscosity

Synonyms

• sweer/swear

Antonyms

• light

Adverb

heavy (comparative more heavy, superlative most heavy)

In a heavy manner; weightily; heavily; gravely.

(colloquial, nonstandard) To a great degree; greatly.

(India, colloquial) very

Noun

heavy (plural heavies or heavys)

A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts.

(slang) A doorman, bouncer or bodyguard.

(aviation) A large multi-engined aircraft. (The term heavy normally follows the call-sign when used by air traffic controllers.)

Verb

heavy (third-person singular simple present heavies, present participle heavying, simple past and past participle heavied)

(often with "up") To make heavier.

To sadden.

(Australia, New Zealand, informal) To use power and/or wealth to exert influence on, e.g, governments or corporations; to pressure.

Etymology 2

Adjective

heavy (comparative more heavy, superlative most heavy)

Having the heaves.

Anagrams

• Havey, Yahve

Source: Wiktionary


Heav"y, a.

Definition: Having the heaves.

Heav"y, a. [Compar. Heavier; superl. Heaviest.] Etym: [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. höfigr, höfugr. See Heave.]

1. 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.

2. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc. The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod. 1 Sam. v. 6. The king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make. Shak. Sent hither to impart the heavy news. Wordsworth. Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence. Shak.

3. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment. The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were. Chapman. A light wife doth make a heavy husband. Shak.

4. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book. Whilst the heavy plowman snores. Shak. Of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind. Dryden. Neither [is] his ear heavy, that it can not hear. Is. lix. 1.

5. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.

6. Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder. But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more. Byron.

7. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.

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

9. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.

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

11. Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.

12. With child; pregnant. [R.] Heavy artillery. (Mil.) (a) Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege, garrison, and seacoast guns. (b) Troops which serve heavy guns.

– Heavy cavalry. See under Cavalry.

– Heavy fire (Mil.), a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms.

– Heavy metal (Mil.), large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large balls for such guns.

– Heavy metals. (Chem.) See under Metal.

– Heavy weight, in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather weight (c), under Feather.

Note: Heavy is used in composition to form many words which need no special explanation; as, heavy-built, heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.

Heav"y

Definition: , adv. Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy- laden.

Heav"y, v. t.

Definition: To make heavy. [Obs.] Wyclif.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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