For now though, the TOW is the heaviest American-made weapon seen on the Syrian battlefield.
At the same time, the heaviest parts—the main fuselage, the engines and wings—sink to the bottom.
He fought alongside Russian forces in the heaviest fighting of the brief war at Tskhinvali, forcing Georgian forces to retreat.
The current clampdown is the heaviest in Tibetan communities since March 2008.
The Afghans will undoubtedly be the ones who pay the heaviest price for a NATO withdrawal.
Many of the heaviest trading houses have been entirely ruined; and others brought to the verge of it.
heaviest and most pressing was the problem what to do with Fort Sumter.
That the heaviest reduction could have been made with Head-quarter trains, is equally true.
They are the heaviest sheep we have, and their wool is long.
But that was not the heaviest blow to the confederation that Tecumseh and the Prophet had worked so hard to establish.
Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, grave; oppressive; slow, dull," from Proto-Germanic *hafiga "containing something; having weight" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German hebig, Old Norse hofugr, Middle Dutch hevich, Dutch hevig), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Jazz slang sense of "profound, serious" is from 1937 but would have been comprehensible to an Anglo-Saxon. Heavy industry recorded from 1932. Heavy metal attested by 1839 in chemistry; in nautical jargon from at least 1744 in sense "large-caliber guns on a ship.
While we undervalue the nicely-balanced weight of broadsides which have lately been brought forward with all the grave precision of Cocker, we are well aware of the decided advantages of heavy metal. ["United Services Journal," London, 1830]As a type of rock music, from 1972.
mid-13c., "something heavy; heaviness," from heavy (adj.). Theatrical sense of "villain" is 1880.