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 for heavy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heavy \Heav"y\, a. [Compar. Heavier; superl. Heaviest.] [OE.
     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.
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     2. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure
        or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy
        yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
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              The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod.
                                                    --1 Sam. v. 6.
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              The king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make.
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              Sent hither to impart the heavy news. --Wordsworth.
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              Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.
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     3. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened;
        bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care,
        grief, pain, disappointment.
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              The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were.
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              A light wife doth make a heavy husband. --Shak.
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     4. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate,
        stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the
        like; a heavy writer or book.
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              Whilst the heavy plowman snores.      --Shak.
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              Of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind.    --Dryden.
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              Neither [is] his ear heavy, that it can not hear.
                                                    --Is. lix. 1.
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     5. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm,
        cannonade, and the like.
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     6. Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
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              But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more.
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     7. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the
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     8. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a
        heavy road, soil, and the like.
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     9. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
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     10. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not
         easily digested; -- said of food.
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     11. Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other
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     12. With child; pregnant. [R.]
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     Heavy artillery. (Mil.)
         (a) Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege,
             garrison, and seacoast guns.
         (b) Troops which serve heavy guns.
     Heavy cavalry. See under Cavalry.
     Heavy fire (Mil.), a continuous or destructive cannonading,
        or discharge of small arms.
     Heavy metal (Mil.), large guns carrying balls of a large
        size; also, large balls for such guns.
     Heavy metals. (Chem.) See under Metal.
     Heavy weight, in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to
        the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are
        divided. Cf. Feather weight
         (c), under Feather.
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     Note: Heavy is used in composition to form many words which
           need no special explanation; as, heavy-built,
           heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heavy \Heav"y\, a.
     Having the heaves.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heavy \Heav"y\, v. t.
     To make heavy. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heavy \Heav"y\, adv.
     Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  746 Moby Thesaurus words for "heavy":
     Herculean, Latinate, OK, Roscius, abeyant, abstruse, abundant,
     accented, ace-high, actor, actress, acute, adamantine, adhesive,
     aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, alveolar, ample, amylaceous,
     anesthetized, annoying, antagonist, anticipating, antihero,
     apathetic, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arcane, arduous,
     arid, articulated, assimilated, attractive, awe-inspiring, awful,
     awkward, back, backbreaking, bad, bad guy, bang-up, baritone,
     barnstormer, barren, barytone, bass, beauteous, beautiful,
     benumbed, besetting, big, big with child, big-laden, bilabial, bit,
     bit part, blah, blank, blase, bleak, blimp, bloodless, blunt,
     blunt-witted, bombastic, bonzer, bored, boring, boss, bothersome,
     breeding, broad, broad-bodied, bulky, bullnecked, bully, burdened,
     burdensome, burdensomely, buskined, but good, cacuminal, carrying,
     carrying a fetus, cast, castellatus, cataleptic, catatonic,
     central, cerebral, character, character actor, character man,
     character woman, characterless, checked, cheerless, child actor,
     chubby, cirrose, cirrous, clabbered, clammy, close, close-knit,
     close-textured, close-woven, clotted, cloud-flecked, clouded,
     cloudy, clumsy, coagulated, coarse, cold, colorless, comatose,
     compact, compacted, complex, comprehensive, compressed,
     concentrated, concrete, condensed, congested, consequential,
     considerable, consolidated, consonant, consonantal, continuant,
     contralto, cool, copious, corking, corpulent, cothurned,
     crackerjack, crammed, crammed full, cramped, crass, crestfallen,
     critical, crowded, crucial, crushing, cue, cumbersome,
     cumbersomely, cumbrous, cumuliform, cumulous, curdled, dandy, dark,
     dead, debilitated, deep, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned,
     deepmouthed, dejected, delicious, dense, dental, depressed,
     depressing, despondent, difficult, dim, dim-witted, dirty,
     disconsolate, diseur, diseuse, dismal, dissimilated, distressful,
     distressing, doped, dopey, dormant, dorsal, doughy, downcast,
     downhearted, dozy, draggy, dramatizer, dreamy, drearisome, dreary,
     droopy, drowsy, drugged, drugged with sleep, dry, dryasdust, ducky,
     dull, dull of mind, dull-headed, dull-pated, dull-witted, durable,
     dusty, earnest, effete, effortful, elegant, elephantine, empty,
     encumbered, endowed with beauty, enduring, enervated, esoteric,
     etiolated, exanimate, excessive, exhausting, exhaustive, expectant,
     expecting, exquisite, exuberant, eye-filling, fab, fade, fat,
     fat part, fat-witted, fatal, fateful, fatty, feeder, fine,
     fine and dandy, firm, flat, fleshy, flourishing, flowerlike, foil,
     forced, forceful, formal, formidable, foul, front, full,
     full-bodied, gaumy, gear, gelatinous, gestating, glairy, glide,
     gloomy, glossal, glottal, gluelike, gluey, glutenous, glutinose,
     glutinous, gone, gooey, graceful, gracile, grand, grave, gravid,
     great, grey, grieving, grievous, grinding, groggy, groovy, gross,
     gross-headed, grueling, grumous, guinde, gumbo, gumbolike, gumlike,
     gummous, gummy, guttural, half asleep, halting, handsome, hard,
     hard-earned, hard-fought, harsh, heavily, heavy with child,
     heavy with sleep, heavy-eyed, heavyhearted, heavyset, heavyweight,
     hebetudinous, hefty, hermetic, hero, heroine, high, hippo, histrio,
     histrion, ho-hum, hollow, hot, hunky-dory, impenetrable,
     impermeable, important, imposing, in a stupor, in abeyance,
     in suspense, inactive, inane, inanimate, incomprehensible, inert,
     inexcitable, ingenue, inkhorn, insipid, inspissated, insupportable,
     intense, intolerable, intonated, irksome, irresistible, jaded,
     jam-packed, jam-up, jammed, jejune, jelled, jellied, jellylike,
     jungled, jungly, just dandy, juvenile, keen, killing, knocked up,
     labial, labiodental, labiovelar, labored, laborious, lackadaisical,
     laden, laden with sorrow, languid, languorous, lasting, latent,
     lateral, lax, lead, lead role, leaden, leadenly, leading lady,
     leading man, leading woman, lenticularis, lethargic, lifeless,
     light, lines, lingual, liquid, listless, loaded, logy, long-faced,
     lovely, low, low-pitched, low-spirited, lowering, lumbering, lump,
     lumpish, lush, luxuriant, main, mammatus, marvy, massive, massy,
     matinee idol, maximum, mean, melancholy, mid, mighty, mime, mimer,
     mimic, miserable, monologist, monophthongal, monotonous, moribund,
     morose, mucilaginous, mummer, muted, napping, narcoleptic, narcose,
     narcotized, narcous, narrow, nasal, nasalized, neat, nebulous,
     nifty, nimbose, nobby, nodding, nonporous, nubilous, numb, obese,
     obtuse, occlusive, occult, okay, onerous, onerously, open, operose,
     oppressed, oppressive, oscitant, out of it, out of sight,
     overburdensome, overcast, overclouded, overflowing, overgrown,
     overloaded, overrun, overweight, oxytone, packed, painful, palatal,
     palatalized, pale, pallid, pantomime, pantomimist, part,
     parturient, passive, pasty, paunchy, peachy, peachy-keen,
     pedestrian, person, personage, pharyngeal, pharyngealized,
     phlegmatic, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, piece, pitch, pitched,
     plaguey, playactor, player, plenary, plodding, plump, pointless,
     poky, pompous, ponderous, ponderously, pooped, portentous, portly,
     posttonic, potbelly, powerful, preggers, pregnant, pretty,
     prodigious, profound, profuse, prosaic, protagonist, protean actor,
     pulchritudinous, punishing, rank, reciter, recondite, rich,
     riotous, ripping, role, roly-poly, ropy, rounded, rugged, rum, sad,
     sad of heart, sad-eyed, sad-faced, saddened, sadhearted, sated,
     scrumptious, secret, sedated, sedentary, semivowel, sepulchral,
     serious, serried, sesquipedalian, severe, side, slabby, slack,
     slap-up, sleep-drowned, sleep-drunk, sleep-filled, sleep-swollen,
     sleepful, sleeping, sleepy, slimy, slithery, slow, slow-witted,
     sluggish, slumbering, slumberous, slumbery, smashing, smoldering,
     snoozy, sober, soft, solemn, solid, something else, somnolent,
     sonant, soporific, sore, sorrowful, soubrette, sound, spiffing,
     spiffy, spiritless, squally, stable, stage performer, stage player,
     stagnant, stagnating, staid, standing, starchy, static, steady,
     sterile, sticky, stiff, stifling, stilted, stodgy, stooge, stopped,
     stormy, stout, straight man, straight part, strained, stratiform,
     stratous, strenuous, stressed, stretchy, stringy, stroller,
     strolling player, strong, stuffy, stultified, stultifying,
     stunning, stupid, stuporose, stuporous, sturdy, substantial,
     superfetate, superficial, superimpregnated, supine,
     supporting character, supporting role, surd, suspended, swagbelly,
     swell, syllabic, syrupy, tacky, tame, tasteless, tedious, teeming,
     tenacious, tense, theatrical, thespian, thick, thick-bodied,
     thick-brained, thick-growing, thick-headed, thick-pated,
     thick-witted, thickened, thickset, thickskulled, threatening,
     three-dimensional, throaty, thunderheaded, title role, toilsome,
     tonal, tonic, torpid, torrential, total, tough, tragic, tremelloid,
     tremellose, troublesome, trouper, trying, tub, tub of lard, tubby,
     tun, turgid, twangy, tyrannous, unaccented, unaroused, unbearable,
     unfathomable, ungraceful, unhandy, unhappy, uninteresting,
     unlively, unmanageable, unrounded, unstressed, unsupportable,
     unweeded, unwieldy, unyielding, uphill, upsetting, utility man,
     vapid, vegetable, vegetative, velar, vexatious, villain, violent,
     viscid, viscose, viscous, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless,
     vowel, vowellike, walk-on, walking part, wan, weak, wearing,
     wearisome, weary, wearying, weed-choked, weed-ridden, weedy,
     weighed upon, weighted down, weightily, weighty, well-built,
     well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, wide,
     with child, wizard, wooden, world-weary, yawning, yawny

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