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Heavy meaning

heavy - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. sharply inclined; " a heavy grade"
  2. 2. of comparatively great physical weight or density; " a heavy load"; " lead is a heavy metal"; " heavy mahogony furniture"
  3. 3. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; " a heavy truck"; " heavy machinery"
  4. 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"
  5. 5. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; " heavy taxes"; " a heavy fine"; " heavy casualties"; " heavy losses"; " heavy rain"; " heavy traffic"
  6. 6. ( physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; " heavy hydrogen"; " heavy water"
  7. 7. of great intensity or power or force; " a heavy blow"; " the fighting was heavy"; " heavy seas"
  8. 8. made of fabric having considerable thickness; " a heavy coat"
  9. 9. having or suggesting a viscous consistency; " heavy cream"
  10. 10. ( of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; " Iago is the heavy role in ` Othello'"
  11. 11. Having the heaves.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
  14. 14. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
  15. 15. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
  16. 16. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
  17. 17. To make heavy.
  18. 18. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
  19. 19. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky.
  20. 20. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
  21. 21. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food.
  22. 22. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors.
  23. 23. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy- laden.
  24. 24. Having weight; oppressive; dull; sad; gloomy.

heavy - examples of usage

  1. I should sleep all the afternoon, I know, if I took a heavy meal in the middle of the day. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. There was not a breath of wind; they had to set to work to pull the heavy boat back to Erisaig. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. His heart felt a little heavy; he scarcely knew why. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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