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Definitions of heavy:

  • noun:   a serious (or tragic) role in a play
  • noun:   an actor who plays villainous roles
  • adjective:   of great intensity or power or force
    Example: "A heavy blow"
  • adjective:   slow and laborious because of weight
    Example: "The heavy tread of tired troops"
  • adjective:   of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment
    Example: "Heavy artillery"
  • adjective:   full and loud and deep
    Example: "Heavy sounds"
  • adjective:   made of fabric having considerable thickness
    Example: "A heavy coat"
  • adjective:   having or suggesting a viscous consistency
    Example: "Heavy cream"
  • adjective:   (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
    Example: "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
  • adjective:   wide from side to side
    Example: "A heavy black mark"
  • adjective:   darkened by clouds
    Example: "A heavy sky"
  • adjective:   (of sleep) deep and complete
    Example: "A heavy sleep"
  • adjective:   lacking lightness or liveliness
    Example: "Heavy humor"
  • adjective:   requiring or showing effort
    Example: "Heavy breathing"
  • adjective:   full of; bearing great weight
    Example: "Trees heavy with fruit"
  • adjective:   sharply inclined
    Example: "A heavy grade"
  • adjective:   dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
    Example: "A heavy pudding"
  • adjective:   of comparatively great physical weight or density
    Example: "A heavy load"
  • adjective:   large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
    Example: "A heavy truck"
  • adjective:   marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
    Example: "A heavy heart"
  • adjective:   unusually great in degree or quantity or number
    Example: "Heavy taxes"
  • adjective:   (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
    Example: "Heavy hydrogen"
  • adjective:   used of syllables or musical beats
  • adjective:   of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately
    Example: "A heavy drinker"
  • adjective:   permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    Example: "Heavy fog"
  • adjective:   usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  • adjective:   of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
    Example: "Heavy matters of state"
  • adjective:   (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
    Example: "The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
  • adjective:   characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    Example: "Heavy work"
  • adverb:   slowly as if burdened by much weight
    Example: "Time hung heavy on their hands"


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