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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)

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.

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! ""