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Definition of 'heavy'

Noun

  1. an actor who plays villainous roles
  2. a serious (or tragic) role in a play

Adjective

  1. of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
       Antonyms: light
  2. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
       Antonyms: light
  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"
       Antonyms: light
  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"
       Antonyms: light
  5. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
       Synonyms: fleshy overweight
  6. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
       Synonyms: clayey cloggy
  7. darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
       Synonyms: lowering sullen threatening
  8. of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
       Antonyms: light
  9. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
       Antonyms: light
  10. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
  11. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
       Synonyms: dense impenetrable
  12. of relatively large extent and density; " a heavy line"
  13. made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
  14. prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
       Synonyms: big
  15. full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
       Synonyms: sonorous
  16. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"
       Synonyms: intemperate hard
  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"
       Synonyms: grave grievous 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"
       Synonyms: lumbering ponderous
  19. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
  20. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
  21. sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
  22. full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
       Synonyms: weighed down
  23. requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
       Synonyms: labored laboured
  24. 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
  25. lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
       Synonyms: leaden
  26. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
       Synonyms: profound sound wakeless
  27. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
       Synonyms: big enceinte expectant gravid great large with child

Adverb

  1. slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
       Synonyms: heavily


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