adjective, heav·i·er, heav·i·est.
- very good; excellent.
- very serious or important: a really heavy relationship.
noun, plural heav·ies.
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Example sentences from the Web for heavy
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.
I was far and away the heaviest kid all through elementary school, junior high, and high school.
For now though, the TOW is the heaviest American-made weapon seen on the Syrian battlefield.The Big Weapons that the U.S. May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels|Thomas Gibbons-Neff|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, the heaviest attacks on Hagel were directed at his views on Israel and his incautious comments about its supporters.How the Chuck Hagel Fight Changed the American Jewish Landscape in Washington|J. J. Goldberg|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Willing to take the heaviest blow, if only he might land as heavy a smash in return, Dan tore away at his foe.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
If so, the Bar may indeed seriously block the heaviest commerce.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman
"The less reason, then, for her being a thief," Gilder grumbled in his heaviest voice.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
This helm is one of the heaviest in existence, for it weighs 25 lb.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
The period of largest water supply usually nearly coincides with that of heaviest lighting load, but this is not always true.Electric Transmission of Water Power|Alton D. Adams
British Dictionary definitions for heavy
adjective heavier or heaviest
- armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc
- (of guns, etc) of a large and powerful type
- dramatic and powerful; grandiose
- not immediately comprehensible or appealing
- unpleasant or tedious
- (of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard
noun plural heavies
- a villainous role
- an actor who plays such a part
- a large fleet unit, esp an aircraft carrier or battleship
- a large calibre or weighty piece of artillery
- in a heavy manner; heavilytime hangs heavy
- (in combination)heavy-laden
Derived forms of heavyheavily, adverbheaviness, noun
Word Origin for heavy
Idioms and Phrases with heavy
In addition to the idioms beginning with heavy
- heavy going
- heavy hand, with a
- heavy heart, with a
- heavy hitter
- hot and heavy
- make heavy weather of
- play the heavy
- time hangs heavy