Heavy

Definition of Heavy

Heav´y
a.1.Having the heaves.
1.Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.
2.Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod.
- 1 Sam. v. 6.
The king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make.
- Shak.
Sent hither to impart the heavy news.
- Wordsworth.
Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.
- Shak.
3.Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were.
- Chapman.
A light wife doth make a heavy husband.
- Shak.
4.Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
Whilst the heavy plowman snores.
- Shak.
Of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind.
- Dryden.
Neither [is] his ear heavy, that it can not hear.
- Is. lix. 1.
5.Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
6.Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more.
- Byron.
7.Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky.
8.Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
9.Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
10.Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food.
11.Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors.
12.With child; pregnant.
Heavy artillery
a - (Mil.) Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege, garrison, and seacoast guns.
b - Troops which serve heavy guns.
Heavy cavalry
See under Cavalry.
Heavy fire
(Mil.) a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms.
Heavy metal
(Mil.) large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large balls for such guns.
Heavy metals
(Chem.) See under Metal.
Heavy weight
c - in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather weight (c), under Feather.
adv.1.Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
v. t.1.To make heavy.

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