- very good; excellent.
- very serious or important: a really heavy relationship.
OTHER WORDS FOR heavy
Origin of heavy
synonym study for heavy
OTHER WORDS FROM heavy
How to use heavy in a sentence
Sheppard said before the draft that Wall won’t be playing heavy minutes anymore after averaging just under 36 minutes per game since coming into the league as the No.Wizards’ plan for John Wall involves fewer minutes, more run for Ish Smith, Cassius Winston|Ava Wallace|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
A long-haul aircraft like this is much heavier when it takes off than when it lands—that’s the reason a pilot may decide to dump fuel if they need to return to the airport they took off from right away in an emergency.The world’s longest commercial flights, by the numbers|Rob Verger|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
That includes heavy metals, radioactive materials, coliforms and phosphates.Two Companies See a Golden Opportunity in the Tijuana River’s Brown Waters|MacKenzie Elmer|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
If you lift heavy weights, you develop bigger muscles and get better at lifting heavy weights.
As in his Cavaliers stint, Lue takes over the Clippers with the franchise facing its heaviest championship expectations to date.
So the heaviness was not so much a literary conceit but something I wanted to talk about.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Something heavy and sad came over Abu Hassar and the heaviness of that thing came over me.
He saw himself as a deep-inside player in the intelligence world, and the heaviness of the responsibility was not sitting well.Bradley Manning’s Political Dreams: New Biography of Accused WikiLeaker|Denver Nicks|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And later, we want to see people in various stages of working it off, or at the very least, grappling with heaviness.
A heaviness as of unguessed tragedy lay upon all three, not only upon Tom.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
It was also (p. 255) supposed valuable in cases of heaviness and obtuseness of intellect.
The varnish has a thicker and less dainty aspect, although of excellent quality still, but there is an impression of heaviness.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
Do not gastronomists complain of heaviness in London after eating a couple of mutton-chops?Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
In spite of the sunshine and balm of the bright weather, a sense of heaviness and foreboding oppressed her.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for heavy
- 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
- 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
Other 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