Heavy - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a serious (or tragic) role in a play
- (used of soil) compact and fine-grained (syn: clayey, cloggy)
- darkened by clouds (syn: lowering, sullen, threatening)
- (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
- permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter (syn: dense, impenetrable)
- made of fabric having considerable thickness
- prodigious (syn: big)
- full and loud and deep (syn: sonorous)
- given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors (syn: hard, intemperate)
- of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought (syn: grave, grievous, weighty)
- slow and laborious because of weight (syn: lumbering, ponderous)
- large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
- dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
- sharply inclined
- full of; bearing great weight
- requiring or showing effort (syn: labored, laboured)
- characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort (syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome)
- lacking lightness or liveliness (syn: leaden)
- (of sleep) deep and complete (syn: profound, sound, wakeless)
- in an advanced stage of pregnancy (syn: big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large)
“Is that box too heavy for you to lift?” “No, it's not very heavy.”
The truck was carrying a heavy load.
The man was six feet tall with a heavy build.
Turnout for the election is expected to be heavy.
We got caught in heavy traffic.
Heavy rains caused flooding in the area.
She was wearing sunglasses and heavy makeup.
The storm caused heavy damage to the building.
The company is facing heavy losses this quarter.
The smoke hung heavy in the air.
He played the heavy in film after film.
The conference will be attended by several media heavies.
They have become one of the industry heavies.
The boy is so heavy he needs extra-large shirts.
She brought in a tray heavy with elegant sandwiches, scones and cakes.