1. Of comparatively great physical weight or density (synset 301188475)
    "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
  2. Unusually great in degree or quantity or number (synset 301194226)
    "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
  3. Of the military or industry;
    Using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment (synset 301196916)
    "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"
  4. Marked by great psychological weight;
    Weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness (synset 301192305)
    "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
  5. Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it (synset 300990957)
  6. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained (synset 300504399)
    "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
  7. Darkened by clouds (synset 300464442)
    "a heavy sky"
  8. Of great intensity or power or force (synset 301195161)
    "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
  9. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight (synset 301194770)
    "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
  10. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain (synset 302524297)
    "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
  11. Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter (synset 302425186)
    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
  12. Of relatively large extent and density (synset 302420355)
    "a heavy line"
  13. Made of fabric having considerable thickness (synset 302420243)
    "a heavy coat"
  14. Prodigious (synset 302411163)
    "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
  15. Full and loud and deep (synset 301460500)
    "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
  16. Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors (synset 301302121)
    "a hard drinker"
  17. Of great gravity or crucial import;
    Requiring serious thought (synset 301281533)
    "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"
  18. Slow and laborious because of weight (synset 301196329)
    "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
  19. Large and powerful;
    Especially designed for heavy loads or rough work (synset 301192034)
    "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
  20. Dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal (synset 301186658)
    "a heavy pudding"
  21. Sharply inclined (synset 301149124)
    "a heavy grade"
  22. Full of;
    Bearing great weight (synset 301088956)
    "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
  23. Requiring or showing effort (synset 300840954)
    "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
  24. Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
    Especially physical effort (synset 300840083)
    "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"
  25. Lacking lightness or liveliness (synset 300811237)
    "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
  26. (of sleep) deep and complete (synset 300696469)
    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
  27. In an advanced stage of pregnancy (synset 300174652)
    "was big with child"; "was great with child"
  1. An actor who plays villainous roles (synset 110186954)
  2. A serious (or tragic) role in a play (synset 105938368)
  1. Slowly as if burdened by much weight (synset 400357411)
    "time hung heavy on their hands"

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