heavy heavy  /ˈhɛ vi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an actor who plays villainous roles
  2. (n) a serious (or tragic) role in a play
  3. (adj) of comparatively great physical weight or density
  4. (adj) unusually great in degree or quantity or number
  5. (adj) of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment
  6. (adj) marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
  7. (adj) usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
  8. (adj) (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
  9. (adj) darkened by clouds
  10. (adj) of great intensity or power or force
  11. (adj) (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
  12. (adj) (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
  13. (adj) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
  14. (adj) of relatively large extent and density
  15. (adj) made of fabric having considerable thickness
  16. (adj) prodigious
  17. (adj) full and loud and deep
  18. (adj) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
  19. (adj) of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
  20. (adj) slow and laborious because of weight
  21. (adj) large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
  22. (adj) dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
  23. (adj) sharply inclined
  24. (adj) full of; bearing great weight
  25. (adj) requiring or showing effort
  26. (adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
  27. (adj) lacking lightness or liveliness
  28. (adj) (of sleep) deep and complete
  29. (adj) in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  30. (adv) slowly as if burdened by much weight

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  • More energy from heavy oilAt first glance, it looks like any other oilfield, with acre upon acre of pumps rhythmically nodding up and down as they suck up the crude.

News

  1. Heavy rains means flood watch

    Heavy rains means flood watch Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:44 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The National Weather Service is warning about the potential flooding in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Columbia counties and a portion of Saratoga County south of Saratoga Springs ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Heavy Rain Prompts Flood Watches

    Heavy rains are expected Thursday, prompting flood watches across the state.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  3. Heavy rainfall expected Thursday

    Heavy rainfall expected Thursday Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:52 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 [...] on Thursday, lower temperatures and heavy rain will hit the region and continue into Friday, according to the National Weather Service. "An inch and a half to two and a half ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense. If this is what happened, BP's carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: AOL News

  2. "It is a fact we are going to get very heavy rains," said Gov. Fidel Herrera of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Fidel Herrera Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Untrained teenagers with heavy weapons," Gates told students and faculty at the Marine Corps War College. "Everybody in the room knows the consequences of that."
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Chicago Tribune

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