Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

"Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"

2.Definition: (of sleep) deep and complete

"A heavy sleep"

Related Adjective(s):profound, sound, wakeless

3.Definition: (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight

"Heavy hydrogen", "Heavy water"

4.Definition: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained

"The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"

Related Adjective(s):clayey, cloggy

5.Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

"Heavy work", "Heavy going"

Related Adjective(s):arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome

6.Definition: darkened by clouds

"A heavy sky"

Related Adjective(s):lowering, sullen, threatening

7.Definition: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

"A heavy pudding"

8.Definition: full and loud and deep

"Heavy sounds"

Related Adjective(s):sonorous

9.Definition: full of; bearing great weight

"Trees heavy with fruit"

10.Definition: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Related Adjective(s):hard, intemperate

11.Definition: in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Related Adjective(s):big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large

12.Definition: lacking lightness or liveliness

"Heavy humor"

Related Adjective(s):leaden

13.Definition: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

"A heavy truck", "Heavy machinery"

14.Definition: made of fabric having considerable thickness

"A heavy coat"

15.Definition: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

"A heavy heart", "A heavy schedule", "Heavy news", "A heavy silence", "Heavy eyelids"

16.Definition: of comparatively great physical weight or density

"A heavy load", "Lead is a heavy metal", "Heavy mahogany furniture"

17.Definition: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

"Heavy matters of state"

Related Adjective(s):grave, grievous, weighty

18.Definition: of great intensity or power or force

"A heavy blow", "The fighting was heavy", "Heavy seas"

19.Definition: of relatively large extent and density

"A heavy line"

20.Definition: of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment

"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"

21.Definition: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

"Heavy fog"

Related Adjective(s):dense, impenetrable

22.Definition: prodigious

"Heavy investor"

Related Adjective(s):big

23.Definition: requiring or showing effort

"Heavy breathing"

Related Adjective(s):labored, laboured

24.Definition: sharply inclined

"A heavy grade"

25.Definition: slow and laborious because of weight

"The heavy tread of tired troops"

Related Adjective(s):lumbering, ponderous

26.Definition: unusually great in degree or quantity or number

"Heavy taxes", "A heavy fine", "Heavy casualties", "Heavy losses", "Heavy rain", "Heavy traffic"

27.Definition: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

Related Adjective(s):fleshy, overweight

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