heavier, heaviest, heavies
1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is heavy weighs a lot.

These scissors are awfully heavy...

Gosh, that was a heavy bag!...

The mud stuck to her boots, making her feet heavy and her legs tired.

Derived words:
heaviness N-UNCOUNT

...a sensation of warmth and heaviness in the muscles.

2) ADJ-GRADED: how ADJ, as ADJ as, ADJ-compar than You use heavy to ask or talk about how much someone or something weighs.

How heavy are you?...

Protons are nearly 2000 times as heavy as electrons.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Heavy means great in amount, degree, or intensity.

Heavy fighting has been going on...

The State fails to recognize the heavy responsibility that parents take on...

He worried about her heavy drinking.

...lengthy jail sentences and heavy fines...

The traffic along Fitzjohn's Avenue was heavy.

Derived words:
heavily ADV-GRADED ADV after v, ADV -ed/adj

It has been raining heavily all day.

...groups of riot police and heavily armed members of a special anti-robbery squad.

heaviness N-UNCOUNT

...the heaviness of the blood loss.

4) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is heavy is solid in appearance or structure, or is made of a thick material.

We talk in her Belgrade flat, full of heavy old brown furniture...

He was short and heavy...

Put the sugar and water in a heavy pan and heat slowly.

...a heavy cream silk blouse.

Derived words:
heavily ADV-GRADED ADV -ed

He was a big man of about forty, wide-shouldered and heavily built.

5) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A heavy substance is thick in texture.

It is advisable to mix coarse grit into heavy soil to improve drainage.

...11 million gallons of heavy crude oil.

6) ADJ-GRADED A heavy meal is large in amount and often difficult to digest.

He had been feeling drowsy, the effect of an unusually heavy meal.

7) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ with n Something that is heavy with things is full of them or loaded with them. [LITERARY]

The air is heavy with moisture...

She brought in a tray heavy with elegant sandwiches, scones and cakes.

8) ADJ-GRADED If a person's breathing is heavy, it is very loud and deep.

Her breathing became slow and heavy.

light, shallow
Derived words:
heavily ADV-GRADED ADV after v

She sank back on the pillow and closed her eyes, breathing heavily as if asleep.

9) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n A heavy movement or action is done with a lot of force or pressure.

...a heavy blow on the back of the skull...

The plane made a heavy landing.

Derived words:
heavily ADV-GRADED ADV after v

I sat down heavily on the ground beside the road...

A man stumbled heavily against the side of the car.

10) ADJ: ADJ n A heavy machine or piece of military equipment is very large and very powerful.

...government militia backed by tanks and heavy artillery.

...armoured personnel carriers and other heavy vehicles.

11) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a period of time or a schedule as heavy, you mean it involves a lot of work.

It's been a heavy day and I'm tired...

Hopefully, Max would be able to spend a few days with them, depending on his heavy schedule.

12) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Heavy work requires a lot of strength or energy.

The business is thriving and Philippa employs two full-timers for the heavy work.

13) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ on n If you say that something is heavy on another thing, you mean that it uses a lot of that thing or too much of that thing.

Tanks are heavy on fuel, destructive to roads and difficult to park.

...Linda, a platinum blonde, heavy on the lipstick.

...salads heavy on carrots.

14) ADJ-GRADED Air or weather that is heavy is unpleasantly still, hot, and damp.

The outside air was heavy and moist and sultry.

cool, fresh
15) ADJ-GRADED If you describe a person's face as heavy, you mean that it looks sad, tired, or unfriendly. [LITERARY]

Many of them were policemen, with their heavy faces and cropped hair.

16) ADJ-GRADED If your heart is heavy, you are sad about something. [LITERARY]

Mr Maddison handed over his resignation letter with a heavy heart.

17) ADJ-GRADED A situation that is heavy is serious and difficult to cope with. [INFORMAL]

I don't want any more of that heavy stuff.

18) N-COUNT A heavy is a large strong man who is employed to protect a person or place, often by using violence. [INFORMAL]

They had employed heavies to evict shop squatters from neighbouring sites.

19) to make heavy weather of something → see weather
a heavy handsee hand

English dictionary. 2008.

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