heavy

heavy
heav•y
[[t]ˈhɛv i[/t]] adj. heav•i•er, heav•i•est,
1) of great weight:
a heavy load[/ex]
2) of great amount, quantity, or size:
a heavy vote[/ex]
3) of great force, intensity, or turbulence:
heavy seas[/ex]
4) of more than the usual or average weight:
a heavy person[/ex]
5) phs of high specific gravity:
a heavy metal[/ex]
6) grave; serious:
a heavy offense[/ex]
7) profound:
a heavy slumber[/ex]
8) mil
a) equipped with weapons of large size
b) (of guns) of the more powerful sizes:
heavy artillery[/ex]
9) hard to bear; burdensome; oppressive:
heavy taxes[/ex]
10) hard to cope with; trying; difficult:
a heavy schedule[/ex]
11) being as indicated to an unusual degree:
a heavy drinker[/ex]
12) broad, thick, or coarse:
heavy lines; heavy features[/ex]
13) weighted or laden:
air heavy with moisture[/ex]
14) fraught; loaded; charged:
words heavy with meaning[/ex]
15) depressed with trouble or sorrow; sad:
a heavy heart[/ex]
16) without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull:
a heavy style[/ex]
17) slow or labored in movement or action; clumsy; lumbering:
a heavy walk[/ex]
18) loud and deep; sonorous:
heavy breathing[/ex]
19) overcast or cloudy; threatening rain
20) thick or dense:
heavy fog[/ex]
21) (of food) not easily digested
22) capable of doing rough work:
a heavy truck[/ex]
23) producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing:
heavy industry[/ex]
24) Informal. possessing or using in large quantities:
heavy on the mascara[/ex]
25) serious:
a heavy role[/ex]
26) chem. phs
a) of or pertaining to an isotope of greater atomic weight than the common isotope
b) of or pertaining to a compound containing such an element
27) pro (of a syllable in verse)
a) stressed
b) long
28) cvb sts Slang.
a) excellent; remarkable
b) very serious or important
c) distressing or threatening
29) sbz
a) a theatrical character or role that is tragic, unsympathetic, or villainous
b) an actor who plays this type of role
30) mil a gun of great weight or large caliber
31) cvb sts Slang.
a) a very important or influential person
b) a person employed to use violence or coercion
32) in a heavy manner; heavily
Etymology: bef. 900; ME hevi, OE hefig=hef(e) weight (akin to heave) +-ig -y I heav′i•ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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