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Heavy

Heavy Meaning & Definition
Heavy Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Heavy?

[n] a serious (or tragic) role in a play
[n] an actor who plays villainous roles
[adv] slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
[adj] darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
[adj] (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
[adj] (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
[adj] lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
[adj] characterized by toilsome 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"
[adj] requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
[adj] usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
[adj] full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
[adj] sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
[adj] dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
[adj] of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"
[adj] large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
[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"
[adj] unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
[adj] (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
[adj] of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
[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"
[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"
[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"
[adj] full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
[adj] used of syllables or musical beats
[adj] of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
[adj] made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
[adj] permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
[adj] having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"
[adj] (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
[adj] wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Heavy: accented | arduous | backbreaking | big | broad | burdensome | clayey | cloggy | cloudy | compact | deep | dense | distressful | distressing | disturbing | doughy | dull | effortful | fat | fleshy | full | grave | grievous | grueling | gruelling | hard | hard(a) | harsh | heavily | heavy-duty | heavy-footed | heavyweight | hefty | impenetrable | important | indigestible | intemperate | labored | laborious | laboured | labourious | leaden | lowering | lumbering | massive | middleweight | of import | onerous | oppressive | overweight | perturbing | ponderous | profound | punishing | soggy | sonorous | sound | steep | stressed | strong | sullen | taxing | thick | threatening | toilsome | troubling | wakeless | weighed down | weighted | weighty | welterweight | wicked | wide | worrisome | worrying

Related Terms | Find terms related to Heavy: abeyant | abstruse | abundant | accented | ace-high | actor | actress | acute | adamantine | adhesive | aesthetic | aesthetically appealing | alveolar | ample | amylaceous | anesthetized | annoying | antagonist | anticipating | antihero | apathetic | apical | apico-alveolar | apico-dental | arcane | arduous | arid | articulated | assimilated | attractive | awe-inspiring | awful | awkward | back | backbreaking | bad | bad guy | bang-up | baritone | barnstormer | barren | barytone | bass | beauteous | beautiful | benumbed | besetting | big | big with child | big-laden | bilabial | bit | bit part | blah | blank | blase | bleak | blimp | bloodless | blunt | blunt-witted | bombastic | bonzer | bored | boring | boss | bothersome | breeding | broad | broad-bodied | bulky | bullnecked | bully | burdened | burdensome | burdensomely | buskined | but good | cacuminal | carrying | carrying a fetus | cast | castellatus | cataleptic | catatonic | central | cerebral | character | character actor | character man | character woman | characterless | checked | cheerless | child actor | chubby | cirrose | cirrous | clabbered | clammy | close | close-knit | close-textured | close-woven | clotted | clouded | cloud-flecked | cloudy | clumsy | coagulated | coarse | cold | colorless | comatose | compact | compacted | complex | comprehensive | compressed | concentrated | concrete | condensed | congested | consequential | considerable | consolidated | consonant | consonantal | continuant | contralto | cool | copious | corking | corpulent | cothurned | crackerjack | crammed | crammed full | cramped | crass | crestfallen | critical | crowded | crucial | crushing | cue | cumbersome | cumbersomely | cumbrous | cumuliform | cumulous | curdled | dandy | dark | dead | debilitated | deep | deep-echoing | deepmouthed | deep-pitched | deep-toned | dejected | delicious | dense | dental | depressed | depressing | despondent | difficult | dim | dim-witted | dirty | disconsolate | diseur | diseuse | dismal | dissimilated | distressful | distressing | doped | dopey | dormant | dorsal | doughy | downcast | downhearted | dozy | draggy | dramatizer | dreamy | drearisome | dreary | droopy | drowsy | drugged | drugged with sleep | dry | dryasdust | ducky | dull | dull of mind | dull-headed | dull-pated | dull-witted | durable | dusty | earnest | effete | effortful | elegant | elephantine | empty | encumbered | endowed with beauty | enduring | enervated | esoteric | etiolated | exanimate | excessive | exhausting | exhaustive | expectant | expecting | exquisite | exuberant | eye-filling | fab | fade | fat | fat part | fatal | fateful | fatty | fat-witted | feeder | fine | fine and dandy | firm | flat | fleshy | flourishing | flowerlike | foil | forced | forceful | formal | formidable | foul | front | full | full-bodied | gaumy | gear | gelatinous | gestating | glairy | glide | gloomy | glossal | glottal | gluelike | gluey | glutenous | glutinose | glutinous | gone | gooey | graceful | gracile | grand | grave | gravid | great | grey | grieving | grievous | grinding | groggy | groovy | gross | gross-headed | grueling | grumous | guinde | gumbo | gumbolike | gumlike | gummous | gummy | guttural | half asleep | halting | handsome | hard | hard-earned | hard-fought | harsh | heavily | heavy with child | heavy with sleep | heavy-eyed | heavyhearted | heavyset | heavyweight | hebetudinous | hefty | Herculean | hermetic | hero | heroine | high | hippo | histrio | histrion | ho-hum | hollow | hot | hunky-dory | impenetrable | impermeable | important | imposing | in a stupor | in abeyance | in suspense | inactive | inane | inanimate | incomprehensible | inert | inexcitable | ingenue | inkhorn | insipid | inspissated | insupportable | intense | intolerable | intonated | irksome | irresistible | jaded | jammed | jam-packed | jam-up | jejune | jelled | jellied | jellylike | jungled | jungly | just dandy | juvenile | keen | killing | knocked up | labial | labiodental | labiovelar | labored | laborious | lackadaisical | laden | laden with sorrow | languid | languorous | lasting | latent | lateral | Latinate | lax | lead | lead role | leaden | leadenly | leading lady | leading man | leading woman | lenticularis | lethargic | lifeless | light | lines | lingual | liquid | listless | loaded | logy | long-faced | lovely | low | lowering | low-pitched | low-spirited | lumbering | lump | lumpish | lush | luxuriant | main | mammatus | marvy | massive | massy | matinee idol | maximum | mean | melancholy | mid | mighty | mime | mimer | mimic | miserable | monologist | monophthongal | monotonous | moribund | morose | mucilaginous | mummer | muted | napping | narcoleptic | narcose | narcotized | narcous | narrow | nasal | nasalized | neat | nebulous | nifty | nimbose | nobby | nodding | nonporous | nubilous | numb | obese | obtuse | occlusive | occult | OK | okay | onerous | onerously | open | operose | oppressed | oppressive | oscitant | out of it | out of sight | overburdensome | overcast | overclouded | overflowing | overgrown | overloaded | overrun | overweight | oxytone | packed | painful | palatal | palatalized | pale | pallid | pantomime | pantomimist | part | parturient | passive | pasty | paunchy | peachy | peachy-keen | pedestrian | person | personage | pharyngeal | pharyngealized | phlegmatic | phonemic | phonetic | phonic | piece | pitch | pitched | plaguey | playactor | player | plenary | plodding | plump | pointless | poky | pompous | ponderous | ponderously | pooped | portentous | portly | posttonic | potbelly | powerful | preggers | pregnant | pretty | prodigious | profound | profuse | prosaic | protagonist | protean actor | pulchritudinous | punishing | rank | reciter | recondite | rich | riotous | ripping | role | roly-poly | ropy | Roscius | rounded | rugged | rum | sad | sad of heart | saddened | sad-eyed | sad-faced | sadhearted | sated | scrumptious | secret | sedated | sedentary | semivowel | sepulchral | serious | serried | sesquipedalian | severe | side | slabby | slack | slap-up | sleep-drowned | sleep-drunk | sleep-filled | sleepful | sleeping | sleep-swollen | sleepy | slimy | slithery | slow | slow-witted | sluggish | slumbering | slumberous | slumbery | smashing | smoldering | snoozy | sober | soft | solemn | solid | something else | somnolent | sonant | soporific | sore | sorrowful | soubrette | sound | spiffing | spiffy | spiritless | squally | stable | stage performer | stage player | stagnant | stagnating | staid | standing | starchy | static | steady | sterile | sticky | stiff | stifling | stilted | stodgy | stooge | stopped | stormy | stout | straight man | straight part | strained | stratiform | stratous | strenuous | stressed | stretchy | stringy | stroller | strolling player | strong | stuffy | stultified | stultifying | stunning | stupid | stuporose | stuporous | sturdy | substantial | superfetate | superficial | superimpregnated | supine | supporting character | supporting role | surd | suspended | swagbelly | swell | syllabic | syrupy | tacky | tame | tasteless | tedious | teeming | tenacious | tense | theatrical | thespian | thick | thick-bodied | thick-brained | thickened | thick-growing | thick-headed | thick-pated | thickset | thickskulled | thick-witted | threatening | three-dimensional | throaty | thunderheaded | title role | toilsome | tonal | tonic | torpid | torrential | total | tough | tragic | tremelloid | tremellose | troublesome | trouper | trying | tub | tub of lard | tubby | tun | turgid | twangy | tyrannous | unaccented | unaroused | unbearable | unfathomable | ungraceful | unhandy | unhappy | uninteresting | unlively | unmanageable | unrounded | unstressed | unsupportable | unweeded | unwieldy | unyielding | uphill | upsetting | utility man | vapid | vegetable | vegetative | velar | vexatious | villain | violent | viscid | viscose | viscous | vocalic | vocoid | voiced | voiceless | vowel | vowellike | walking part | walk-on | wan | weak | wearing | wearisome | weary | wearying | weed-choked | weed-ridden | weedy | weighed upon | weighted down | weightily | weighty | well-built | well-constructed | well-founded | well-grounded | well-made | wide | with child | wizard | wooden | world-weary | yawning | yawny

See Also | actor | character | histrion | part | persona | player | role | role player | theatrical role | thespian

Heavy In Webster's Dictionary

\Heav"y\, a. Having the heaves.
\Heav"y\, a. [Compar. {Heavier}; superl. {Heaviest}.] [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. h["o]figr, h["o]fugr. 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\, adv. Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
\Heav"y\, v. t. To make heavy. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

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