English adjective: heavy
|1.||heavy of comparatively great physical weight or density|
|Samples||A heavy load.|
Lead is a heavy metal.
Heavy mahogany furniture.
|Similar||dense, doughy, heavier-than-air, hefty, massive, non-buoyant, ponderous, soggy|
|2.||heavy unusually great in degree or quantity or number|
A heavy fine.
|3.||heavy of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment|
A heavy cruiser.
Heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries.
|4.||heavy marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness|
|Samples||A heavy heart.|
A heavy schedule.
A heavy silence.
|Similar||burdensome, distressful, distressing, disturbing, leaden, onerous, oppressive, perturbing, taxing, troubling, weighted, weighty, worrisome, worrying|
|5.||heavy usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it|
|6.||heavy (used of soil) compact and fine-grained|
|Samples||The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated.|
|7.||heavy darkened by clouds|
|Samples||A heavy sky.|
|Synonyms||lowering, sullen, threatening|
|8.||heavy of great intensity or power or force|
|Samples||A heavy blow.|
The fighting was heavy.
|9.||heavy (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight|
|Domain category||chemical science, chemistry|
|10.||heavy (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain|
|Samples||Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'.|
|11.||heavy permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter|
|12.||heavy of relatively large extent and density|
|Samples||A heavy line.|
|13.||heavy made of fabric having considerable thickness|
|Samples||A heavy coat.|
|15.||heavy full and loud and deep|
A herald chosen for his sonorous voice.
|16.||heavy given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors|
|Samples||A hard drinker.|
|17.||heavy of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought|
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.
|Synonyms||grave, grievous, weighty|
|Similar||important, of import|
|18.||heavy slow and laborious because of weight|
|Samples||The heavy tread of tired troops.|
Moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot.
Ponderous prehistoric beasts.
A ponderous yawn.
|19.||heavy large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work|
|Samples||A heavy truck.|
|20.||heavy dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal|
|Samples||A heavy pudding.|
|21.||heavy sharply inclined|
|Samples||A heavy grade.|
|22.||heavy full of; bearing great weight|
|Samples||Trees heavy with fruit.|
Vines weighed down with grapes.
|23.||heavy requiring or showing effort|
The subject made for labored reading.
|24.||heavy characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort|
|Samples||Worked their arduous way up the mining valley.|
A grueling campaign.
Spent many laborious hours on the project.
Set a punishing pace.
|Synonyms||arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome|
|25.||heavy lacking lightness or liveliness|
A leaden conversation.
|26.||heavy (of sleep) deep and complete|
|Samples||A heavy sleep.|
Fell into a profound sleep.
A sound sleeper.
Deep wakeless sleep.
|Synonyms||profound, sound, wakeless|
|27.||heavy in an advanced stage of pregnancy|
|Samples||Was big with child.|
Was great with child.
|Synonyms||big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, with child|
English noun: heavy
|1.||heavy (person) an actor who plays villainous roles|
|Broader (hypernym)||actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian|
|2.||heavy (cognition) a serious (or tragic) role in a play|
|Broader (hypernym)||character, part, persona, role, theatrical role|
English adverb: heavy
|1.||heavy slowly as if burdened by much weight|
|Samples||Time hung heavy on their hands.|