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

oe. hevi, as. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to ohg. hebig, hevig, icel. h, h. see heave

Meaning of heavy


as adjective

  • 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.

as adverb

  • heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.

as transitive verb

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