1. of comparatively great physical weight or density
- a heavy load
- lead is a heavy metal
- heavy mahogany furniture
2. unusually great in degree or quantity or number
- heavy taxes
- a heavy fine
- heavy casualties
Similar word(s): harsh
3. 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
4. marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
- a heavy heart
- a heavy schedule
- heavy news
5. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
6. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
- the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated
7. darkened by clouds
- a heavy sky
8. of great intensity or power or force
- a heavy blow
- the fighting was heavy
- heavy seas
Similar word(s): big
9. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
- heavy hydrogen
- heavy water
10. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
- Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'
Similar word(s): wicked
11. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
- heavy fog
12. of relatively large extent and density
- a heavy line
Similar word(s): thick
13. made of fabric having considerable thickness
- a heavy coat
Similar word(s): thick
- heavy investor
15. full and loud and deep
- heavy sounds
16. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
17. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
- heavy matters of state
18. slow and laborious because of weight
- the heavy tread of tired troops
19. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
- a heavy truck
- heavy machinery
20. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
- a heavy pudding
Similar word(s): indigestible
21. sharply inclined
- a heavy grade
Similar word(s): steep
22. full of; bearing great weight
- trees heavy with fruit
Similar word(s): full
23. requiring or showing effort
- heavy breathing
24. characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
- heavy work
- heavy going
25. lacking lightness or liveliness
- heavy humor
26. (of sleep) deep and complete
- a heavy sleep
27. in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Sentences with heavy as an adjective:
- heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
- This film is heavy.
- The Moody Blues are, like, heavy.
- Come heavy, or not at all.
- He was a heavy sleeper, a heavy eater and a heavy smoker - certainly not an ideal husband.
- Cheese-stuffed sausage is too heavy to eat before exercising.
- it was a heavy storm;
- his eyes were heavy with sleep;
- a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, etc.
- a heavy writer or book
- a heavy road; a heavy soil
- heavy bread
- a heavy horse
1. slowly as if burdened by much weight
- time hung heavy on their hands
Similar word(s): heavily
Sentences with heavy as an adverb:
- heavy laden with their sins
1. an actor who plays villainous roles
2. a serious (or tragic) role in a play
Sentences with heavy as a noun:
- With his wrinkled, uneven face, the actor always seemed to play the heavy in films.
- The term heavy normally follows the call-sign when used by air traffic controllers.
1. (often with "up") To make heavier.
2. To sadden.
3. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) To use power and/or wealth to exert influence on, e.g., governments or corporations; to pressure.
- The union was well known for the methods it used to heavy many businesses.