What is the meaning of heavy?


  • An actor who plays villainous roles.
  • A serious (or tragic) role in a play.


  • Of comparatively great physical weight or density.
    • usage: "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
  • Unusually great in degree or quantity or number.
    • usage: "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
  • Of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment.
    • usage: "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"
  • Marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness.
    • usage: "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
  • Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it.
  • Used of soil. ( compact and fine-grained)
    • usage: "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
  • Darkened by clouds.
    • usage: "a heavy sky"
  • Of great intensity or power or force.
    • usage: "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
  • Physics, chemistry. ( being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight)
    • usage: "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
  • Of an actor or role. ( being or playing the villain)
    • usage: "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
  • Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter.
    • usage: "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
  • Of relatively large extent and density.
    • usage: "a heavy line"
  • Made of fabric having considerable thickness.
    • usage: "a heavy coat"
  • Prodigious.
    • usage: "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
  • Full and loud and deep.
    • usage: "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
  • Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors.
    • usage: "a hard drinker"
  • Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.
    • usage: "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"
  • Slow and laborious because of weight.
    • usage: "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
  • Large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work.
    • usage: "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
  • Dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal.
    • usage: "a heavy pudding"
  • Sharply inclined.
    • usage: "a heavy grade"
  • Full of; bearing great weight.
    • usage: "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
  • Requiring or showing effort.
    • usage: "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
  • Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort.
    • usage: "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"
  • Lacking lightness or liveliness.
    • usage: "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
  • Of sleep. ( deep and complete)
    • usage: "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
  • In an advanced stage of pregnancy.
    • usage: "was big with child"; "was great with child"


  • Slowly as if burdened by much weight.
    • usage: "time hung heavy on their hands"
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APAWordNet. (2010). heavy. Retrieved September 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/heavy/definitions/1175446
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