1. [ adjective ] of comparatively great physical weight or density

"a heavy load" "lead is a heavy metal" "heavy mahogany furniture"

Related terms: light heavyweight ponderous dense welterweight hefty doughy heavier-than-air massive middleweight weight
2. [ adjective ] unusually great in degree or quantity or number

"heavy taxes" "a heavy fine" "heavy casualties" "heavy losses" "heavy rain" "heavy traffic"

Related terms: light thick harsh
3. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: light
4. [ adjective ] having or suggesting a viscous consistency

"heavy cream"

Related terms: thick
5. [ adjective ] wide from side to side
Synonyms: thick

"a heavy black mark"

Related terms: wide
6. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: light distressing burdensome leaden weighty oppressive
7. [ adjective ] darkened by clouds
Synonyms: sullen lowering threatening

"a heavy sky"

Related terms: cloudy
8. [ adjective ] (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
Synonyms: cloggy clayey

"the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"

Related terms: compact
9. [ adjective ] usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
Synonyms: overweight fleshy
Related terms: fat
10. [ adverb ] slowly as if burdened by much weight
Synonyms: heavily

"time hung heavy on their hands"

11. [ adjective ] requiring or showing effort
Synonyms: laboured labored

"heavy breathing" "the subject made for labored reading"

Related terms: effortful
12. [ adjective ] characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Synonyms: hard arduous punishing gruelling laborious labourious grueling toilsome backbreaking

"worked their arduous way up the mining valley" "a grueling campaign" "hard labor" "heavy work" "heavy going" "spent many laborious hours on the project"

Related terms: effortful
13. [ adjective ] slow and laborious because of weight
Synonyms: ponderous lumbering

"the heavy tread of tired troops" "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot" "ponderous prehistoric beasts" "a ponderous yawn"

Related terms: heavy-footed
14. [ adjective ] of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
Synonyms: grievous weighty grave

"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"

Related terms: important
15. [ adjective ] full of; bearing great weight
Synonyms: weighed_down

"trees heavy with fruit" "vines weighed down with grapes"

Related terms: full
16. [ noun ] (performing arts) an actor who plays villainous roles
Related terms: actor
17. [ adjective ] (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight

"heavy hydrogen" "heavy water"

Related terms: light chemistry
18. [ adjective ] of great intensity or power or force

"a heavy blow" "the fighting was heavy" "heavy seas"

Related terms: light big
19. [ adjective ] sharply inclined

"a heavy grade"

Related terms: steep
20. [ adjective ] of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately
Synonyms: hard

"does a lot of hard drinking" "a heavy drinker"

Related terms: intemperate
21. [ adjective ] made of fabric having considerable thickness

"a heavy coat"

Related terms: thick
22. [ adjective ] full and loud and deep
Synonyms: sonorous

"heavy sounds" "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"

Related terms: full
23. [ adjective ] used of syllables or musical beats
Synonyms: strong accented
Related terms: stressed
24. [ adjective ] prodigious
Synonyms: big

"big spender" "big eater" "heavy investor"

Related terms: intemperate
25. [ adjective ] dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

"a heavy pudding"

Related terms: indigestible
26. [ adjective ] (of sleep) deep and complete
Synonyms: sound wakeless profound

"a heavy sleep" "fell into a profound sleep" "a sound sleeper" "deep wakeless sleep"

Related terms: deep
27. [ adjective ] permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
Synonyms: dense impenetrable

"dense smoke" "heavy fog" "impenetrable gloom"

Related terms: thick
28. [ adjective ] (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

"Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"

Related terms: wicked
29. [ adjective ] large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

"a heavy truck" "heavy machinery"

Related terms: heavy-duty
30. [ adjective ] lacking lightness or liveliness
Synonyms: leaden

"heavy humor" "a leaden conversation"

Related terms: dull
31. [ adjective ] in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Synonyms: gravid enceinte expectant great large with_child big

"was big with child" "was great with child"

Related terms: pregnant
32. [ noun ] (theater) a serious (or tragic) role in a play
Related terms: character
Similar spelling:   Hevey