Definition and Meanings for heavy
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Heavy is ranked 38,505 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of heavy
adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, transitive verb
Etymology of heavy
Meaning of heavy
- having the heaves.
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.
- not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
- laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
- slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
- strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
- loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
- dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.
- impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
- not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
- not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.
- having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.
- with child; pregnant.
- heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
as transitive verb
- to make heavy.