(1)   Darkened by clouds
"A heavy sky"
(2)   (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
"The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
(3)   (of sleep) deep and complete
"A heavy sleep"
"Fell into a profound sleep"
"A sound sleeper"
"Deep wakeless sleep"
(4)   Lacking lightness or liveliness
"Heavy humor"
"A leaden conversation"
(5)   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 work"
"Heavy going"
"Spent many laborious hours on the project"
"Set a punishing pace"
(6)   Requiring or showing effort
"Heavy breathing"
"The subject made for labored reading"
(7)   Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
(8)   Full of; bearing great weight
"Trees heavy with fruit"
"Vines weighed down with grapes"
(9)   Sharply inclined
"A heavy grade"
(10)   Dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal
"A heavy pudding"
(11)   Of comparatively great physical weight or density
"A heavy load"
"Lead is a heavy metal"
"Heavy mahogany furniture"
(12)   Large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
"A heavy truck"
"Heavy machinery"
(13)   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"
(14)   Unusually great in degree or quantity or number
"Heavy taxes"
"A heavy fine"
"Heavy casualties"
"Heavy losses"
"Heavy rain"
"Heavy traffic"
(15)   (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
"Heavy hydrogen"
"Heavy water"
(16)   Of great intensity or power or force
"A heavy blow"
"The fighting was heavy"
"Heavy seas"
(17)   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"
(18)   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"
(19)   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"
(20)   Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
"A hard drinker"
(21)   Full and loud and deep
"Heavy sounds"
"A herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
(22)   Made of fabric having considerable thickness
"A heavy coat"
(23)   Of relatively large extent and density
" a heavy line"
(24)   Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
"Dense smoke"
"Heavy fog"
"Impenetrable gloom"
(25)   (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
"Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"


(26)   Slowly as if burdened by much weight
"Time hung heavy on their hands"


(27)   A serious (or tragic) role in a play
(28)   An actor who plays villainous roles


  1. Having great weight.
  2. Serious, somber.
  3. good.
    This film is heavy.
  4. Profound.
    The Moody Blues are, like, heavy.
  5. High, great.
  6. armed.
    Come heavy, or not at all.
  7. louder, more distorted
    Metal is heavier than swing.
  8. hot and humid
  9. doing the specified activity more intensely than most other people.
    He was a heavy sleeper, heavy eater and a heavy smoker - certainly not an ideal husband.
  10. high in fat or protein; difficult to digest.
    Cheese stuffed sausage is too heavy to eat before exercising.
  11. Of great force, power, or intensity; deep or intense;
    It was a heavy storm
    A heavy slumber in bed
    A heavy punch
  12. laden to a great extent.
    His eyes were heavy with sleep
    She was heavy with child


  1. A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts.
    With his wrinkled, uneven face, the actor always seemed to play the heavy in films.
  2. A doorman, bouncer or bodyguard.
    A fight started outside the bar but the heavies came out and stopped it.


  1. To use power and/or wealth to exert influence on, e.g., governments or corporations.
    The union was well known for the methods it used to heavy many businesses.