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English adjective: heavy

1. heavy of comparatively great physical weight or density


SamplesA heavy load.
Lead is a heavy metal.
Heavy mahogany furniture.


Similardense, doughy, heavier-than-air, hefty, massive, non-buoyant, ponderous, soggy


Attributeweight


Antonymslight

2. heavy unusually great in degree or quantity or number


SamplesHeavy taxes.
A heavy fine.
Heavy casualties.
Heavy losses.
Heavy rain.
Heavy traffic.


Similarharsh


Antonymslight

3. heavy of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment


SamplesHeavy artillery.
Heavy infantry.
A heavy cruiser.
Heavy guns.
Heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries.


Antonymslight

4. heavy marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness


SamplesA heavy heart.
A heavy schedule.
Heavy news.
A heavy silence.
Heavy eyelids.


Similarburdensome, distressful, distressing, disturbing, leaden, onerous, oppressive, perturbing, taxing, troubling, weighted, weighty, worrisome, worrying


Antonymslight

5. heavy usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it


Synonymsfleshy, overweight


Similarfat


Antonymslean, thin

6. heavy (used of soil) compact and fine-grained


SamplesThe clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated.


Synonymsclayey, cloggy


Similarcompact


Antonymsloose

7. heavy darkened by clouds


SamplesA heavy sky.


Synonymslowering, sullen, threatening


Similarcloudy


Antonymsclear

8. heavy of great intensity or power or force


SamplesA heavy blow.
The fighting was heavy.
Heavy seas.


Similarbig


Antonymslight

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


SamplesHeavy hydrogen.
Heavy water.


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


Antonymslight

10. heavy (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain


SamplesIago is the heavy role in `Othello'.


Similarwicked


Antonymsvirtuous

11. heavy permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter


SamplesDense smoke.
Heavy fog.
Impenetrable gloom.


Synonymsdense, impenetrable


Similarthick


Antonymsthin

12. heavy of relatively large extent and density


SamplesA heavy line.


Similarthick


Antonymsthin

13. heavy made of fabric having considerable thickness


SamplesA heavy coat.


Similarthick


Antonymsthin

14. heavy prodigious


SamplesBig spender.
Big eater.
Heavy investor.


Synonymsbig


Similarintemperate


Antonymstemperate

15. heavy full and loud and deep


SamplesHeavy sounds.
A herald chosen for his sonorous voice.


Synonymssonorous


Similarfull


Antonymsthin

16. heavy given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors


SamplesA hard drinker.


Synonymshard, intemperate


Similarindulgent


Antonymsnonindulgent, strict

17. heavy of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought


SamplesGrave 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.


Synonymsgrave, grievous, weighty


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant

18. heavy slow and laborious because of weight


SamplesThe heavy tread of tired troops.
Moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot.
Ponderous prehistoric beasts.
A ponderous yawn.


Synonymslumbering, ponderous


Similarheavy-footed


Antonymslight-footed

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


SamplesA heavy truck.
Heavy machinery.


Similarheavy-duty


Antonymslight-duty

20. heavy dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal


SamplesA heavy pudding.


Similarindigestible


Antonymsdigestible

21. heavy sharply inclined


SamplesA heavy grade.


Similarsteep


Antonymsgradual

22. heavy full of; bearing great weight


SamplesTrees heavy with fruit.
Vines weighed down with grapes.


Synonymsweighed down


Similarfull


Antonymsempty

23. heavy requiring or showing effort


SamplesHeavy breathing.
The subject made for labored reading.


Synonymslabored, laboured


Similareffortful


Antonymseffortless

24. heavy characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort


SamplesWorked 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 punishing pace.


Synonymsarduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome


Similareffortful


Antonymseffortless

25. heavy lacking lightness or liveliness


SamplesHeavy humor.
A leaden conversation.


Synonymsleaden


Similardull


Antonymslively

26. heavy (of sleep) deep and complete


SamplesA heavy sleep.
Fell into a profound sleep.
A sound sleeper.
Deep wakeless sleep.


Synonymsprofound, sound, wakeless


Similardeep


Antonymsshallow

27. heavy in an advanced stage of pregnancy


SamplesWas big with child.
Was great with child.


Synonymsbig, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, with child


Similarpregnant


Antonymsnonpregnant


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


SamplesTime hung heavy on their hands.


Synonymsheavily









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