heavy

[ hev-ee ]
/ ˈhɛv i /

adjective, heav·i·er, heav·i·est.

noun, plural heav·ies.

adverb

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Origin of heavy

First recorded before 900; Middle English hevi, Old English hefig, equivalent to hef(e) “weight” + -ig; cf. heave-y1

synonym study for heavy

14. Heavy, momentous, weighty refer to anything having a considerable amount of figurative weight. Heavy suggests the carrying of a figurative burden: words heavy with menace. Momentous emphasizes the idea of great and usually serious consequences: a momentous occasion, statement. Weighty, seldom used literally, refers to something heavy with importance, often concerned with public affairs, which may require deliberation and careful judgment: a weighty matter, problem.

OTHER WORDS FROM heavy

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British Dictionary definitions for heavy

heavy
/ (ˈhɛvɪ) /

adjective heavier or heaviest

noun plural heavies

adverb

  1. in a heavy manner; heavilytime hangs heavy
  2. (in combination)heavy-laden

Derived forms of heavy

heavily, adverbheaviness, noun

Word Origin for heavy

Old English hefig; related to hebban to heave, Old High German hebīg
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Idioms and Phrases with heavy

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