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heavy  


      adj   , heavier, heaviest  
1    of comparatively great weight  
a heavy stone     
2    having a relatively high density  
lead is a heavy metal     
3    great in yield, quality, or quantity  
heavy rain, heavy traffic     
4    great or considerable  
heavy emphasis     
5    hard to bear, accomplish, or fulfil  
heavy demands     
6    sad or dejected in spirit or mood  
heavy at heart     
7    coarse or broad  
a heavy line, heavy features     
8    (of soil) having a high clay content; cloggy  
9    solid or fat  
heavy legs     
10    (of an industry) engaged in the large-scale complex manufacture of capital goods or extraction of raw materials  
   Compare       light   2       19  
11    serious; grave  
12      (Military)  
a    armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc.  
b    (of guns, etc.) of a large and powerful type  
13    (of a syllable) having stress or accentuation  
   Compare       light   2       24  
14    dull and uninteresting  
a heavy style     
15    prodigious  
a heavy drinker     
16    (of cakes, bread, etc.) insufficiently leavened  
17    deep and loud  
a heavy thud     
18      (of music, literature, etc.)  
a    dramatic and powerful; grandiose  
b    not immediately comprehensible or appealing  
19    Slang  
a    unpleasant or tedious  
b    wonderful  
c    (of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard  
20    weighted; burdened  
heavy with child     
21    clumsy and slow  
heavy going     
22    permeating  
a heavy smell     
23    cloudy or overcast, esp. threatening rain  
heavy skies     
24    not easily digestible  
a heavy meal     
25    (of an element or compound) being or containing an isotope with greater atomic weight than that of the naturally occurring element  
heavy hydrogen, heavy water     
26      (Horse racing)   (of the going on a racecourse) soft and muddy  
27    Slang   using, or prepared to use, violence or brutality  
the heavy mob     
28    heavy on  
Informal   using large quantities of  
this car is heavy on petrol     
      n   pl   , heavies  
29   
a    a villainous role  
b    an actor who plays such a part  
30      (Military)  
a    a large fleet unit, esp. an aircraft carrier or battleship  
b    a large calibre or weighty piece of artillery  
31    Informal   usually pl, often preceded by: the   a serious newspaper  
the Sunday heavies     
32    Informal   a heavyweight boxer, wrestler, etc.  
33    Slang   a man hired to threaten violence or deter others by his presence  
34      (Scot)   strong bitter beer  
      adv  
35   
a    in a heavy manner; heavily  
time hangs heavy     
b    (in combination)  
heavy-laden     
     (Old English hefig; related to hebban to heave, Old High German hebig)  
  heavily      adv  
  heaviness      n  


heavy breather  
      n  
1    a person who breathes stertorously or with difficulty  
2    an anonymous telephone caller who imitates such sounds, as being suggestive of sexual excitement  
heavy chain  
      n     (Immunol)   a type of polypeptide chain present in an immunoglobulin molecule  
heavy-duty  
      n   modifier  
1    made to withstand hard wear, bad weather, etc.  
heavy-duty uniforms     
2    subject to high import or export taxes  
heavy earth  
      n      another name for       barium oxide  
heavy-footed  
      adj   having a heavy or clumsy tread  
heavy-handed  
      adj  
1    clumsy  
2    harsh and oppressive  
  heavy-handedly      adv  
  heavy-handedness      n  
heavy-hearted  
      adj   sad; melancholy  
heavy hydrogen  
      n      another name for       deuterium  
heavy metal  
      n  
1   
a    a type of rock music characterized by a strong beat and amplified instrumental effects, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic lyrics  
b    (as modifier)  
a heavy-metal band     
2    a metal with a high specific gravity  
3      (Military)   large guns or shot  
heavy oil  
      n   a hydrocarbon mixture, heavier than water, distilled from coal tar  
heavy spar  
      n      another name for       barytes  
heavy water  
      n   water that has been electrolytically decomposed to enrich it in the deuterium isotope in the form HDO or D2O  
heavy-water reactor  
      n   a nuclear reactor that uses heavy water as moderator  
steam-generating heavy-water reactor  
      n   a nuclear reactor using heavy water as the moderator, light water (H2O) as the coolant, and uranium oxide cased in zirconium alloy as the fuel,   (Abbrev)    SGHWR  
tail-heavy  
      adj   (of an aircraft) having too much weight at the rear because of overloading or poor design  
top-heavy  
      adj  
1    unstable or unbalanced through being overloaded at the top  
2      (Finance)   (of an enterprise or its capital structure) characterized by or containing too much debt capital in relation to revenue or profit so that too little is left over for dividend distributions; overcapitalized  
3    (of a business enterprise) having too many executives  
  top-heavily      adv  
  topheaviness      n  
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n.
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing or tents
also known as "cotton duck" or "duck canvas"

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