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Definition 1: a serious (or tragic) role in a play - [noun denoting cognition]

(heavy is a kind of ...) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

"she played the part of Desdemona"

Definition 2: an actor who plays villainous roles - [noun denoting person]

(heavy is a kind of ...) a theatrical performer

Definition 3: of comparatively great physical weight or density - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy load
  • lead is a heavy metal
  • heavy mahogany furniture

(heavy is similar to ...) having high relative density or specific gravity

"dense as lead"

(heavy is similar to ...) having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking

"the cake fell; it's a doughy mess"

(heavy is similar to ...) relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces

(heavy is similar to ...) of considerable weight and size

"a hefty dictionary"

(heavy is similar to ...) consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

"Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets"

(heavy is similar to ...) tending to sink in a liquid or fall in air

(heavy is similar to ...) having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

"a ponderous stone" "a ponderous burden" "ponderous weapons"

(... are attributes of heavy) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

Definition 4: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy heart
  • a heavy schedule
  • heavy news
  • a heavy silence
  • heavy eyelids

(heavy is similar to ...) not easily borne; wearing

"the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return" "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests" "a taxing schedule"

(heavy is similar to ...) causing distress or worry or anxiety

"distressing (or disturbing) news" "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation" "a disturbing amount of crime" "a revelation that was most perturbing" "a new and troubling thought" "in a particularly worrisome predicament" "a worrying situation" "a worrying time"

(heavy is similar to ...) made heavy or weighted down with weariness

"his leaden arms" "weighted eyelids"

(heavy is similar to ...) weighing heavily on the senses or spirit

"the atmosphere was oppressive" "oppressive sorrows"

(heavy is similar to ...) weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

"weighty problems"

Definition 5: unusually great in degree or quantity or number - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavy taxes
  • a heavy fine
  • heavy casualties
  • heavy losses
  • heavy rain
  • heavy traffic

(heavy is similar to ...) severe

"a harsh penalty"

Definition 6: of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavy artillery
  • heavy infantry
  • a heavy cruiser
  • heavy guns
  • heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries

Definition 7: (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavy hydrogen
  • heavy water

(heavy belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 8: of great intensity or power or force - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy blow
  • the fighting was heavy
  • heavy seas

(heavy is similar to ...) marked by intense physical force

"a big wind"

Definition 9: slowly as if burdened by much weight - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • time hung heavy on their hands

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

Definition 10: darkened by clouds - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy sky

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) full of or covered with clouds

"cloudy skies"

Definition 11: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) closely and firmly united or packed together

"compact soil" "compact clusters of flowers"

Definition 12: (of sleep) deep and complete - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy sleep
  • fell into a profound sleep
  • a sound sleeper
  • deep wakeless sleep

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

"a deep breath" "a deep sigh" "deep concentration" "deep emotion" "a deep trance" "in a deep sleep"

Definition 13: lacking lightness or liveliness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavy humor
  • a leaden conversation

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) lacking in liveliness or animation

"he was so dull at parties" "a dull political campaign" "a large dull impassive man" "dull days with nothing to do" "how dull and dreary the world is" "fell back into one of her dull moods"

Definition 14: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
  • a grueling campaign
  • hard labor
  • heavy work
  • heavy going
  • spent many laborious hours on the project
  • set a punishing pace

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) requiring great physical effort

Definition 15: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) having an (over)abundance of flesh

"he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

Definition 16: full of; bearing great weight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trees heavy with fruit
  • vines weighed down with grapes

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

"a full glass" "a sky full of stars" "a full life" "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

Definition 17: full and loud and deep - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavy sounds
  • a herald chosen for his sonorous voice

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) (of sound) having marked deepness and body

"full tones" "a full voice"

Definition 18: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy truck
  • heavy machinery

(heavy is similar to ...) designed for heavy work

"a heavy-duty detergent" "heavy-duty gloves"

Definition 19: slow and laborious because of weight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heavy tread of tired troops
  • moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot
  • ponderous prehistoric beasts
  • a ponderous yawn

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) (of movement) lacking ease or lightness

"his tired heavy-footed walk"

Definition 20: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grave responsibilities
  • faced a grave decision in a time of crisis
  • a grievous fault
  • heavy matters of state
  • the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 21: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy pudding

(heavy is similar to ...) digested with difficulty

Definition 22: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hard drinker

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

"indulgent grandparents"

Definition 23: in an advanced stage of pregnancy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was big with child
  • was great with child

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

Definition 24: sharply inclined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy grade

(heavy is similar to ...) having a sharp inclination

"the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

Definition 25: made of fabric having considerable thickness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy coat

(heavy is similar to ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

Definition 26: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'

(heavy is similar to ...) morally bad in principle or practice

Definition 27: requiring or showing effort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heavy breathing
  • the subject made for labored reading

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) requiring great physical effort

Definition 28: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dense smoke
  • heavy fog
  • impenetrable gloom

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) relatively dense in consistency

"thick cream" "thick soup" "thick smoke" "thick fog"

Definition 29: prodigious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • big spender
  • big eater
  • heavy investor

Synonyms for heavy in the sense of this definition

(heavy is similar to ...) excessive in behavior

"intemperate rage"

Definition 30: of relatively large extent and density - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heavy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy line

(heavy is similar to ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

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