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Meaning & Definition of Heavy in English

English

Heavy

/hɛvi/

noun

1. An actor who plays villainous roles

    synonym:
  • heavy

2. A serious (or tragic) role in a play

    synonym:
  • heavy

adjective

1. Of comparatively great physical weight or density

  • "A heavy load"
  • "Lead is a heavy metal"
  • "Heavy mahogany furniture"
    synonym:
  • heavy

2. Unusually great in degree or quantity or number

  • "Heavy taxes"
  • "A heavy fine"
  • "Heavy casualties"
  • "Heavy losses"
  • "Heavy rain"
  • "Heavy traffic"
    synonym:
  • heavy

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • heavy

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • heavy

5. Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

    synonym:
  • fleshy
  • ,
  • heavy
  • ,
  • overweight

6. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained

  • "The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
    synonym:
  • clayey
  • ,
  • cloggy
  • ,
  • heavy

7. Darkened by clouds

  • "A heavy sky"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • lowering
  • ,
  • sullen
  • ,
  • threatening

8. Of great intensity or power or force

  • "A heavy blow"
  • "The fighting was heavy"
  • "Heavy seas"
    synonym:
  • heavy

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

  • "Heavy hydrogen"
  • "Heavy water"
    synonym:
  • heavy

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

  • "Iago is the heavy role in `othello'"
    synonym:
  • heavy

11. Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

  • "Dense smoke"
  • "Heavy fog"
  • "Impenetrable gloom"
    synonym:
  • dense
  • ,
  • heavy
  • ,
  • impenetrable

12. Of relatively large extent and density

  • "A heavy line"
    synonym:
  • heavy

13. Made of fabric having considerable thickness

  • "A heavy coat"
    synonym:
  • heavy

14. Prodigious

  • "Big spender"
  • "Big eater"
  • "Heavy investor"
    synonym:
  • big(a)
  • ,
  • heavy(a)

15. Full and loud and deep

  • "Heavy sounds"
  • "A herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • sonorous

16. Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

  • "A hard drinker"
    synonym:
  • intemperate
  • ,
  • hard
  • ,
  • heavy

17. 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"
    synonym:
  • grave
  • ,
  • grievous
  • ,
  • heavy
  • ,
  • weighty

18. 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"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • lumbering
  • ,
  • ponderous

19. Large and powerful

  • Especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
  • "A heavy truck"
  • "Heavy machinery"
    synonym:
  • heavy

20. Dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

  • "A heavy pudding"
    synonym:
  • heavy

21. Sharply inclined

  • "A heavy grade"
    synonym:
  • heavy

22. Full of

  • Bearing great weight
  • "Trees heavy with fruit"
  • "Vines weighed down with grapes"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • weighed down

23. Requiring or showing effort

  • "Heavy breathing"
  • "The subject made for labored reading"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • labored
  • ,
  • laboured

24. 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"
    synonym:
  • arduous
  • ,
  • backbreaking
  • ,
  • grueling
  • ,
  • gruelling
  • ,
  • hard
  • ,
  • heavy
  • ,
  • laborious
  • ,
  • operose
  • ,
  • punishing
  • ,
  • toilsome

25. Lacking lightness or liveliness

  • "Heavy humor"
  • "A leaden conversation"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • leaden

26. (of sleep) deep and complete

  • "A heavy sleep"
  • "Fell into a profound sleep"
  • "A sound sleeper"
  • "Deep wakeless sleep"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • profound
  • ,
  • sound
  • ,
  • wakeless

27. In an advanced stage of pregnancy

  • "Was big with child"
  • "Was great with child"
    synonym:
  • big(p)
  • ,
  • enceinte
  • ,
  • expectant
  • ,
  • gravid
  • ,
  • great(p)
  • ,
  • large(p)
  • ,
  • heavy(p)
  • ,
  • with child(p)

adverb

1. Slowly as if burdened by much weight

  • "Time hung heavy on their hands"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • heavily

Examples of using

A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue.
The basket is so heavy, but i can lift it.
The basket is so heavy, but i can lift it.