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  Definition of Heavy
  1. a serious (or tragic) role in a play
  2. an actor who plays villainous roles
  3. darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
  4. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
  5. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
  6. lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
  7. 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
  8. requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
  9. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  10. full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
  11. sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
  12. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
  13. of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"
  14. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
  15. 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"
  16. unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
  17. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
  18. of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
  19. 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"
  20. 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 a
  21. 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"
  22. full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
  23. used of syllables or musical beats
  24. of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
  25. made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
  26. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
  27. having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"
  28. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello''"
  29. wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"
  30. slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
Similar Words: lowering, sullen, threatening, clayey, cloggy, profound, sound, wakeless, leaden, arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, punishing, toilsome, labored, laboured, fleshy, overweight, weighed down, lumbering, ponderous, grave, grievous, weighty, sonorous, accented, strong, hard(a), dense, impenetrable, thick, heavily


Attributes: weight


Anagrams: Yahve


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: swaar   Albanian: rëndë  
Chinese: 重的   Croatian: težak  
Danish: tung   Dutch: zwaar  
Esperanto: peza   Finnish: painava  
French: lourd   Frisian: swier  
German: schwer   Greek: βαρύς  
Hungarian: nehéz   Icelandic: þungur  
Italian: pesante   Japanese: 重い  
Korean: 무거운   Latin: gravis  
Polish: ciężki   Portuguese: pesado  
Romanian: greu   Russian: тяжелый  
Spanish: pesado   Swedish: tung  
Telugu: బరువైన   Vietnamese: nặng  
Welsh: trwm  
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