Definition of Heavy


  • a serious (or tragic) role in a play
  • an actor who plays villainous roles


  • in an advanced stage of pregnancy
    "was big with child"
    "was great with child"
    - with child
  • (of sleep) deep and complete
    "a heavy sleep"
    "fell into a profound sleep"
    "a sound sleeper"
    "deep wakeless sleep"
  • lacking lightness or liveliness
    "heavy humor"
    "a leaden conversation"
  • characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    especially physical effort
    "worked 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"
  • requiring or showing effort
    "heavy breathing"
    "the subject made for labored reading"
  • full of
    bearing great weight
    "trees heavy with fruit"
    "vines weighed down with grapes"
    - weighed down
  • sharply inclined
    "a heavy grade"
  • dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
    "a heavy pudding"
  • large and powerful
    especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
    "a heavy truck"
    "heavy machinery"
  • slow and laborious because of weight
    "the heavy tread of tired troops"
    "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"
    "ponderous prehistoric beasts"
    "a ponderous yawn"
  • of great gravity or crucial import
    requiring serious thought
    "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"
  • given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
    "a hard drinker"
  • full and loud and deep
    "heavy sounds"
    "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
  • prodigious
    "big spender"
    "big eater"
    "heavy investor"
  • made of fabric having considerable thickness
    "a heavy coat"
  • of relatively large extent and density
    "a heavy line"
  • permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    "dense smoke"
    "heavy fog"
    "impenetrable gloom"
  • (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
    "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
  • (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
    "heavy hydrogen"
    "heavy water"
  • of great intensity or power or force
    "a heavy blow"
    "the fighting was heavy"
    "heavy seas"
  • darkened by clouds
    "a heavy sky"
  • (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
    "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
  • usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • unusually great in degree or quantity or number
    "heavy taxes"
    "a heavy fine"
    "heavy casualties"
    "heavy losses"
    "heavy rain"
    "heavy traffic"
  • of comparatively great physical weight or density
    "a heavy load"
    "lead is a heavy metal"
    "heavy mahogany furniture"


  • slowly as if burdened by much weight
    "time hung heavy on their hands"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble heavy

23 unscramble word found using the letters heavy.

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