Definition of 'heavy'
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- an actor who plays villainous roles
- a serious (or tragic) role in a play
- of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
- unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
- 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"
- 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"
- usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
Synonyms: fleshy overweight
- (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
Synonyms: clayey cloggy
- darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
Synonyms: lowering sullen threatening
- of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
- (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
- (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
- permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
Synonyms: dense impenetrable
- of relatively large extent and density; " a heavy line"
- made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
- prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
- full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
- given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"
Synonyms: intemperate hard
- 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"
Synonyms: grave grievous weighty
- 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"
Synonyms: lumbering ponderous
- large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
- dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
- sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
- full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
Synonyms: weighed down
- requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
Synonyms: labored laboured
- 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"
Synonyms: arduous backbreaking grueling gruelling hard laborious operose punishing toilsome
- lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
- (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
Synonyms: profound sound wakeless
- in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
Synonyms: big enceinte expectant gravid great large with child
- slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"