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Definition of "heavy" []

  • Having relatively great weight: a heavy load. (adjective)
  • Having relatively high density; having a high specific gravity. (adjective)
  • Large, as in number or quantity: a heavy turnout; heavy casualties. (adjective)
  • Large in yield or output: heavy rainfall. (adjective)
  • Of great intensity: heavy activity; heavy fighting. (adjective)
  • Of comparatively great weight (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having a relatively high density (adjective)
  • Great in yield, quality, or quantity (adjective)
  • Great or considerable (adjective)
  • Hard to bear, accomplish, or fulfil (adjective)
  • Sad or dejected in spirit or mood (adjective)
  • Coarse or broad (adjective)
  • (of soil) having a high clay content; cloggy (adjective)
  • Solid or fat (adjective)
  • (of an industry) engaged in the large-scale complex manufacture of capital goods or extraction of raw materials (adjective)
  • Serious; grave (adjective)
  • Armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc (adjective)
  • (of guns, etc) of a large and powerful type (adjective)
  • (of a syllable) having stress or accentuation (adjective)
  • Dull and uninteresting (adjective)
  • Prodigious (adjective)
  • (of cakes, bread, etc) insufficiently leavened (adjective)
  • Deep and loud (adjective)
  • Dramatic and powerful; grandiose (adjective)
  • Not immediately comprehensible or appealing (adjective)
  • Unpleasant or tedious (adjective)
  • Wonderful (adjective)
  • (of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard (adjective)
  • Weighted; burdened (adjective)
  • Clumsy and slow (adjective)
  • Permeating (adjective)
  • Cloudy or overcast, esp threatening rain (adjective)
  • Not easily digestible (adjective)
  • (of an element or compound) being or containing an isotope with greater atomic weight than that of the naturally occurring element (adjective)
  • (of the going on a racecourse) soft and muddy (adjective)
  • Using, or prepared to use, violence or brutality (adjective)
  • A villainous role (noun)
  • An actor who plays such a part (noun)
  • A large fleet unit, esp an aircraft carrier or battleship (noun)
  • A large calibre or weighty piece of artillery (noun)
  • A heavyweight boxer, wrestler, etc (noun)
  • A man hired to threaten violence or deter others by his presence (noun)
  • Strong bitter beer (noun)
  • In a heavy manner; heavily (adverb)
  • (in combination) (adverb)

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Use "heavy" in a sentence
  • "The sentence = _Gold is heavy beyond the degree in which iron is heavy_."
  • "_duple_; the alternation of heavy and light pulses is regular; and therefore the third beat is again an accent, as well as the first, though _less heavy_."
  • "She's heavy artillery; and I mean _heavy_, believe me! ""