Found 2 items, similar to heavier.
English → English
adj 1: of comparatively great physical weight or density; “a heavy
; “lead is a heavy metal”
; “heavy mahogony
2: unusually great in degree or quantity or number; “heavy
; “a heavy fine”
; “heavy casualties”
; “heavy rain”
; “heavy traffic”
3: of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest
and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment;
; “heavy infantry”
; “a heavy cruiser”
; “heavy industry involves large-scale
production of basic products (such as steel) used by other
4: having or suggesting a viscous consistency; “heavy cream”
5: wide from side to side; “a heavy black mark”
6: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down
especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; “a heavy
; “a heavy schedule”
; “heavy news”
; “a heavy
; “heavy eyelids”
7: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large
frame to carry it [syn: fleshy
8: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; “the clayey soil
was heavy and easily saturated”
9: darkened by clouds; “a heavy sky”
10: of great intensity or power or force; “a heavy blow”
fighting was heavy”
; “heavy seas”
11: (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with
greater than average atomic mass or weight; “heavy
; “heavy water”
12: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is
the heavy role in `Othello'"
13: permitting little if any light to pass through because of
denseness of matter; “dense smoke”
; “heavy fog”
14: made of fabric having considerable thickness; “a heavy coat”
15: of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; “does a
lot of hard drinking”
; “a heavy drinker”
16: prodigious; “big spender”
; “big eater”
; “heavy investor”
17: used of syllables or musical beats [syn: accented
18: full and loud and deep; “heavy sounds”
; “a herald chosen for
his sonorous voice”
19: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious
thought; “grave responsibilities”
; “faced a grave
decision in a time of crisis”
; “a grievous fault”
matters of state”
; “the weighty matters to be discussed
at the peace conference”
20: slow and laborious because of weight; “the heavy tread of
; “moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot”
“ponderous prehistoric beasts”
; “a ponderous yawn”
21: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or
rough work; “a heavy truck”
; “heavy machinery”
22: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause
distress in the alimentary canal; “a heavy pudding”
23: sharply inclined; “a heavy grade”
24: full of; bearing great weight; “trees heavy with fruit”
“vines weighed down with grapes”
[syn: weighed down
25: requiring or showing effort; “heavy breathing”
; “the subject
made for labored reading”
26: characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion;
especially physical effort; “worked their arduous way up
the mining valley”
; “a grueling campaign”
; “hard labor”
; “heavy going”
; “spent many laborious hours
on the project”
; “set a punishing pace”
27: lacking lightness or liveliness; “heavy humor”
; “a leaden
28: (of sleep) deep and complete; “a heavy sleep”
; “fell into a
; “a sound sleeper”
; “deep wakeless sleep”
29: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; “was big with child”
“was great with child”
, with child(p)
adv : slowly as if burdened by much weight; “time hung heavy on
n 1: an actor who plays villainous roles
2: a serious (or tragic) role in a play
English → English
, a. [Compar. Heavier
; superl. Heaviest
hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG.
hebig, hevig, Icel. h["o]figr, h["o]fugr. See Heave
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.
Sent hither to impart the heavy news. --Wordsworth.
Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.
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.
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.
7. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the
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
12. With child; pregnant. [R.]
(a) Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege,
garrison, and seacoast guns.
(b) Troops which serve heavy guns.
. See under Cavalry
(Mil.), a continuous or destructive cannonading,
or discharge of small arms.
(Mil.), large guns carrying balls of a large
size; also, large balls for such guns.
. (Chem.) See under Metal
, in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to
the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are
divided. Cf. Feather weight
(c), under Feather
Note: Heavy is used in composition to form many words which
need no special explanation; as, heavy-built,
heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.