adjective, heav·i·er, heav·i·est.
- very good; excellent.
- very serious or important: a really heavy relationship.
noun, plural heav·ies.
SYNONYMS FOR heavy
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Origin of heavy
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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
And so come the most surprising facet of Delia's memoir, her choice to lead with the emotionally heaviest subject—Nora's death.Delia Ephron Talks Her Memoir, ‘Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog’|Erin Cunningham|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then the general started out to secure the longest and heaviest pair of cavalry sabres he could find in Rome.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The heaviest rainfall usually occurs, however, during the summer.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
This blow, struck by Madame Roland, was by far the heaviest the throne of France had yet received.
They rivaled the Jacobins in the endeavor to see who could strike the heaviest blows against the throne.
The Pryor makes the heaviest, richest shipping, and can only be grown to perfection on alluvial or heavily manured lands.
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