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'heavy' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'heavy'
1. of comparatively great physical weight or density
a heavy load
lead is a heavy metal
heavy mahogany furniture
2. unusually great in degree or quantity or number
heavy taxes
a heavy fine
heavy casualties
heavy losses
heavy rain
heavy traffic
3. 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
4. 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
5. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
6. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated
7. darkened by clouds
a heavy sky
8. of great intensity or power or force
a heavy blow
the fighting was heavy
heavy seas
9. (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
heavy hydrogen
heavy water
10. (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
Iago is the heavy role in 'Othello'
11. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
heavy fog
12. of relatively large extent and density
a heavy line
13. made of fabric having considerable thickness
a heavy coat
14. prodigious
heavy investor
15. full and loud and deep
heavy sounds
16. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
17. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
heavy matters of state
18. slow and laborious because of weight
the heavy tread of tired troops
19. large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
a heavy truck
heavy machinery
20. dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
a heavy pudding
21. sharply inclined
a heavy grade
22. full of; bearing great weight
trees heavy with fruit
23. requiring or showing effort
heavy breathing
24. characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
heavy work
heavy going
25. lacking lightness or liveliness
heavy humor
26. (of sleep) deep and complete
a heavy sleep
27. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

'heavy' - used as a adverb
28. slowly as if burdened by much weight
time hung heavy on their hands

'heavy' - used as a noun
29. an actor who plays villainous roles
30. a serious (or tragic) role in a play

derived forms
1. Heavy / Plural
2. Heavy / Comparitive
3. Heavy / Superlative
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