heavy

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: heavy

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adjadv
of comparatively great physical weight or density
slowly as if burdened by much weight
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adjn
(of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
an actor who plays villainous roles
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adj
(used of soil) compact and fine-grained
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: heavy
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adj of comparatively great physical weight or density

“a heavy load”
“lead is a heavy metal”
heavy mahogany furniture”
Synonyms
dense
having high relative density or specific gravity
doughy, soggy
having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking
heavier-than-air
relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces
hefty
of considerable weight and size
massive
consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
non-buoyant
tending to sink in a liquid or fall in air
ponderous
having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
Antonyms:
light
of comparatively little physical weight or density
lightweight
weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use
airy
having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air
buoyant, floaty
tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
lighter-than-air
relating to a balloon or other aircraft that flies because it weighs less than the air it displaces
low-density
having low relative density or specific gravity
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adj usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

Synonyms:
fleshy, overweight
fat
having an (over)abundance of flesh

adj slow and laborious because of weight

“the heavy tread of tired troops”
Synonyms:
lumbering, ponderous
heavy-footed
(of movement) lacking ease or lightness

adj full of; bearing great weight

“trees heavy with fruit”
Synonyms:
weighed down
full
containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

adj in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Synonyms:
big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, with child
pregnant
carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

adj unusually great in degree or quantity or number

heavy taxes”
“a heavy fine”
heavy casualties”
heavy losses”
heavy rain”
heavy traffic”
Synonyms
harsh
severe
Antonyms:
light
not great in degree or quantity or number

adj of great intensity or power or force

“a heavy blow”
“the fighting was heavy
heavy seas”
Synonyms
big
marked by intense physical force
Antonyms:
light
of little intensity or power or force
easy, gentle, soft
having little impact
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adj of relatively large extent and density

“a heavy line”
Synonyms
thick
not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

adj prodigious

heavy investor”
Synonyms:
big
intemperate
excessive in behavior

adj large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

“a heavy truck”
heavy machinery”
Synonyms
heavy-duty
designed for heavy work

adj 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”
Antonyms:
light
of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
light-armed, lightly-armed
armed with light weapons
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adj 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”
Synonyms
burdensome, onerous, taxing
not easily borne; wearing
distressful, distressing, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying
causing distress or worry or anxiety
leaden, weighted
made heavy or weighted down with weariness
oppressive
weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
weighty
weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry
Antonyms:
light
psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
casual, fooling
characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
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adj lacking lightness or liveliness

heavy humor”
Synonyms:
leaden
dull
lacking in liveliness or animation

adj of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

heavy matters of state”
Synonyms:
grave, grievous, weighty
important, of import
of great significance or value

adj permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

heavy fog”
Synonyms:
dense, impenetrable
thick
relatively dense in consistency

adj darkened by clouds

“a heavy sky”
Synonyms:
lowering, sullen, threatening
cloudy
full of or covered with clouds

adj made of fabric having considerable thickness

“a heavy coat”
Synonyms
thick
not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

adj dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

“a heavy pudding”
Synonyms
indigestible
digested with difficulty

adj given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Synonyms:
hard, intemperate
indulgent
characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

adj characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

heavy work”
heavy going”
Synonyms:
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
effortful
requiring great physical effort

adj requiring or showing effort

heavy breathing”
Synonyms:
labored, laboured
effortful
requiring great physical effort

adj full and loud and deep

heavy sounds”
Synonyms:
sonorous
full
(of sound) having marked deepness and body

adj (of sleep) deep and complete

“a heavy sleep”
Synonyms:
profound, sound, wakeless
deep
relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

adj (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight

heavy hydrogen”
heavy water”
Antonyms:
light
(physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average

adj sharply inclined

“a heavy grade”
Synonyms
steep
having a sharp inclination

adv slowly as if burdened by much weight

“time hung heavy on their hands”
Synonyms:
heavily
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adj (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

“Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'”
Synonyms
wicked
morally bad in principle or practice

n an actor who plays villainous roles

Type of:
actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian
a theatrical performer

n a serious (or tragic) role in a play

Type of:
character, part, persona, role, theatrical role
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
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adj (used of soil) compact and fine-grained

Synonyms:
clayey, cloggy
compact
closely and firmly united or packed together
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