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heavy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heavy

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(noun) an actor who plays villainous roles
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(noun) a serious (or tragic) role in a play
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(adj) of comparatively great physical weight or density
Example Sentence
  • a heavy load
  • lead is a heavy metal
  • heavy mahogany furniture

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(adj) unusually great in degree or quantity or number
Example Sentence
  • heavy taxes
  • a heavy fine
  • heavy casualties
  • heavy losses
  • heavy rain
  • heavy traffic

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(adj) of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(adj) marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
Example Sentence
  • a heavy heart
  • a heavy schedule
  • heavy news
  • a heavy silence
  • heavy eyelids

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(adj) usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
Synonyms : fleshy , overweight

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(adj) (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
Synonyms : clayey , cloggy
Example Sentence
  • the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated

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(adj) darkened by clouds
Synonyms : lowering , sullen , threatening
Example Sentence
  • a heavy sky

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(adj) of great intensity or power or force
Example Sentence
  • a heavy blow
  • the fighting was heavy
  • heavy seas

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(adj) (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
Example Sentence
  • heavy hydrogen
  • heavy water

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(adj) (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
Example Sentence
  • Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'

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(adj) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
Synonyms : dense , impenetrable
Example Sentence
  • dense smoke
  • heavy fog
  • impenetrable gloom

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(adj) of relatively large extent and density
Example Sentence
  • a heavy line

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(adj) made of fabric having considerable thickness
Example Sentence
  • a heavy coat

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(adj) prodigious
Synonyms : big
Example Sentence
  • big spender
  • big eater
  • heavy investor

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(adj) full and loud and deep
Synonyms : sonorous
Example Sentence
  • heavy sounds
  • a herald chosen for his sonorous voice

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(adj) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
Synonyms : hard , intemperate
Example Sentence
  • a hard drinker

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(adj) of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
Synonyms : grave , grievous , weighty
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(adj) slow and laborious because of weight
Synonyms : lumbering , ponderous
Example Sentence
  • the heavy tread of tired troops
  • moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot
  • ponderous prehistoric beasts
  • a ponderous yawn

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(adj) large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
Example Sentence
  • a heavy truck
  • heavy machinery

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(adj) dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
Example Sentence
  • a heavy pudding

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(adj) sharply inclined
Example Sentence
  • a heavy grade

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(adj) full of; bearing great weight
Synonyms : weighed down
Example Sentence
  • trees heavy with fruit
  • vines weighed down with grapes

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(adj) requiring or showing effort
Synonyms : labored , laboured
Example Sentence
  • heavy breathing
  • the subject made for labored reading

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(adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(adj) lacking lightness or liveliness
Synonyms : leaden
Example Sentence
  • heavy humor
  • a leaden conversation

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(adj) (of sleep) deep and complete
Synonyms : profound , sound , wakeless
Example Sentence
  • a heavy sleep
  • fell into a profound sleep
  • a sound sleeper
  • deep wakeless sleep

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(adj) in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Synonyms : big , enceinte , expectant , gravid , great , large , with child
Example Sentence
  • was big with child
  • was great with child

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(adv) slowly as if burdened by much weight
Synonyms : heavily
Example Sentence
  • time hung heavy on their hands

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