Adjective: heavy (heavier,heaviest) he-vee
Noun: heavy he-vee
- Of comparatively great physical weight or density
"a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
- Unusually great in degree, 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, 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
- fleshy, overweight
- (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
"the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"; "the cloggy soil was heavy and easily saturated";
- clayey, cloggy
- Darkened by clouds
"a heavy sky";
- lowering, sullen, threatening, lowery, louring, loury
- Of great intensity, 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, impenetrable
- Of relatively large extent and density
"a heavy line"
- Made of fabric having considerable thickness
"a heavy coat"
- Full and loud and deep
- Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
"a heavy drinker";
- intemperate, hard
- Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
"heavy matters of state";
- grave, grievous, weighty
- Slow and laborious because of weight
"the heavy tread of tired troops";
- 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";
- weighed down
- Requiring or showing effort
- labored [US], laboured [Brit, Cdn]
- Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
"heavy work"; "heavy going";
- arduous, backbreaking, grueling [US], gruelling [Brit, Cdn], hard, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
- Lacking lightness or liveliness
- (of sleep) deep and complete
"a heavy sleep";
- profound, sound, wakeless
- In an advanced stage of pregnancy
"was heavy with child";
- big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, with child
Adverb: heavy he-vee
- An actor who plays villainous roles
- A serious (or tragic) role in a play
- Slowly as if burdened by much weight
"time hung heavy on their hands";
Derived forms: heavies, heavier, heaviest
See also: big, burdensome, cloudy, compact, concerning, deep, dense, distressful, distressing, disturbing, doughy, dull, effortful, fat, full, harsh, heavier-than-air, heavy-duty, heavy-footed, hebetudinous, hefty, important, indigestible, indulgent, intemperate, leaden, massive, non-buoyant, of import, onerous, oppressive, perturbing, ponderous, preggers [informal], pregnant, soggy, steep, taxing, thick, troubling, weight, weighted, weighty, wicked, worrisome, worrying
Type of: actor, character, histrion, part, persona, player, role, role player, theatrical role, thespian
Encyclopedia: Heavy, Left-handed and Candid