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Meaning of heavy

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on
             their hands" [syn: {heavy}, {heavily}]
      adj 1: of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a
             heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany
             furniture" [ant: {light}]
      2: unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy
         taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses";
         "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic" [ant: {light}]
      3: of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest
         and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; "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"
         [ant: {light}]
      4: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down
         especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy
         heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence";
         "heavy eyelids" [ant: {light}]
      5: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large
         frame to carry it [syn: {fleshy}, {heavy}, {overweight}]
      6: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was
         heavy and easily saturated" [syn: {clayey}, {cloggy},
      7: darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky" [syn: {heavy}, {lowering},
         {sullen}, {threatening}]
      8: of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the
         fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas" [ant: {light}]
      9: (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with
         greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen";
         "heavy water" [ant: {light}]
      10: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is
          the heavy role in `Othello'"
      11: permitting little if any light to pass through because of
          denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog";
          "impenetrable gloom" [syn: {dense}, {heavy}, {impenetrable}]
      12: of relatively large extent and density; "a heavy line"
      13: made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
      14: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
          [syn: {big(a)}, {heavy(a)}]
      15: full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for
          his sonorous voice" [syn: {heavy}, {sonorous}]
      16: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially
          for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker" [syn:
          {intemperate}, {hard}, {heavy}]
      17: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious
          thought; "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" [syn: {grave}, {grievous}, {heavy}, {weighty}]
      18: slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of
          tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot";
          "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn" [syn:
          {heavy}, {lumbering}, {ponderous}]
      19: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or
          rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
      20: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause
          distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
      21: sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
      22: full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit";
          "vines weighed down with grapes" [syn: {heavy}, {weighed
      23: requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject
          made for labored reading" [syn: {heavy}, {labored},
      24: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
          especially physical effort; "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" [syn: {arduous},
          {backbreaking}, {grueling}, {gruelling}, {hard}, {heavy},
          {laborious}, {operose}, {punishing}, {toilsome}]
      25: lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden
          conversation" [syn: {heavy}, {leaden}]
      26: (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a
          profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
          [syn: {heavy}, {profound}, {sound}, {wakeless}]
      27: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child";
          "was great with child" [syn: {big(p)}, {enceinte},
          {expectant}, {gravid}, {great(p)}, {large(p)}, {heavy(p)},
          {with child(p)}]
      n 1: an actor who plays villainous roles
      2: a serious (or tragic) role in a play

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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