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(of a physical object) Possessing great weight
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“Our suitcase was very heavy once we had finished packing for our trip.”
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(of people or animals) Overweight or fat
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“He was now a heavy man after years of indulging wantonly in food.”
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With force
“The exuberant children delivered several heavy blows to the pinata.”
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Requiring significant physical exertion
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“Gardening is heavy, yet satisfying, work.”
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Mentally oppressive or hard to endure
“The collapse of his business proved to be a heavy burden on his mind and spirit.”
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Of substantial density
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“The skies were filled ominous and heavy clouds.”
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(of rain) Falling with force
“The weather forecast predicts heavy rain tomorrow.”
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Having a subject matter of importance
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“Doc, I have a heavy matter I need to discuss with you about the future.”
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Influential or powerful in rank, position, or status
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“It will be a concert that brings together almost every heavy hitter in the field of modern hip-hop.”
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Containing perceptible moisture
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“I grew up in Florida, where it is miserably hot and heavy, and you get sweaty walking from your house to the car.”
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Having a muddy or sticky consistency
“A few buckets of well-rotted compost will help to lighten heavy soil.”
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Large in size, amount, or intensity
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“The banks have suffered heavy losses from subsidizing state-run enterprises and bad loans.”
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(of the elements) Violently disturbed or agitated
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“The skipper skillfully negotiated the heavy seas until the rough weather had passed.”
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Extreme in intensity
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“The heavy fighting in the streets and the resulting fires destroyed much of the city.”
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(of an activity) Excessive in nature
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“Always a heavy drinker, she had stopped almost entirely in order to nurse James through his illness.”
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(of food) Very filling or hard to digest
“Johnny's tummy was bloated after eating a very heavy dinner.”
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(heavy on) Consisting of or using a lot of
“Indian food is heavy on chilies and exotic spices.”
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Feeling sluggish or slow
“He was exhausted and his legs were heavy after running the marathon.”
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Filled with sadness or melancholy
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“It is with a heavy heart that I must now say goodbye to you.”
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(of a literary work) Overly serious or difficult
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“The author's latest works were dull and heavy, failing to arouse interest among readers.”
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(predicative) Weighed down with something
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“The crates were heavy with products due for export.”
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Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful
“The favorable conditions have produced a heavy crop of strawberries this year.”
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Indelicate or coarse in appearance or manner
“Never one for preamble, Vaughn's heavy features were hawklike with concentration.”
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(of sleep) Deep and complete
“After a hard day at work, he crashed into his bed and fell into a heavy sleep.”
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Feeling sleepy or lethargic
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Lacking energy or enthusiasm
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Powerful, mighty, having authority
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Now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically
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Decadently pleasing to taste
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Of or belonging to the professional level of a sport, particularly baseball in the United States
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Lacking social grace, elegance or charm
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(typography) Of a kind of typeface having dark, heavy strokes, used especially for emphasis
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Having a thick, semi-solid consistency
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Inedible
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Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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Dull, sluggish, or ugly
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Describing land that is wet like a swamp
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Full of, possessing, or characterised by weight
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Crowded or packed closely together
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(of a sound) Tending to resonate, echo or reverberate
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Put beyond the limits of the law, forbidden, against the law
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Difficult to comprehend
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Of high quality, particularly good