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Definition of heavy:

  1. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky.
  2. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors.
  3. Having the heaves.
  4. 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.
  5. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy- laden.
  6. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
  7. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
  8. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
  9. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food.
  10. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
  11. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
  12. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
  13. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
  14. To make heavy.


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