What is heavy?

  • (adj): Dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal.
    Example: "A heavy pudding"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on heavy:

Heavy Cruiser
... The heavy cruiser was a type of cruiser, a naval warship designed for long range and high speed, armed generally with naval guns of roughly 203mm calibre (8 inches in caliber ... While the general mission of the heavy cruiser to act as a fast scout for a battle fleet and protect and hunt down commerce was largely unchanged from ... The heavy cruiser can be seen as a lineage of ship design from 1915 until 1945, although the term 'heavy cruiser' only came into formal use in 1930 ...
Heavy - Other
... Heavy (aviation), a term used by pilots and air-traffic controllers A type of strength of Scottish beer A class in Team Fortress, and Team Fortress 2 Heavy ...
Aller - Hydrology - Heavy Metal Pollution
... The pollution of the Aller by heavy metals has resulted from centuries of mining in the Harz mountains ... as the Aller tributary of the Oker, picked up heavy metals from the mines and their spoil heaps ... In 1999 investigations were carried out into the heavy metal content of the suspended material in the Aller near Verden ...
T-35 - Combat History
... The T-35 served with the 5th Separate Heavy Tank Brigade in Moscow, primarily for parade duties, from 1935 until 1940 ... the T-35s from frontline service, with the option to either convert them to heavy self-propelled artillery, or to assign them to the various military academies ... In fact, two other prototypes of multi-turreted heavy tanks had been sent to the front for testing T-100 and SMK ...
509th Heavy Tank Battalion (Germany)
... The 509th Heavy Panzer Battalion (abbreviated s.Pz.Abt. 509) was a German heavy panzer abteilung equipped with Tiger I and later Tiger II Königstiger tanks ... As with other German heavy tank battalions, it was never assigned to a single corps but shuffled around as needed ...

More definitions of "heavy":

  • (adj): Wide from side to side.
    Example: "A heavy black mark"
    Synonyms: thick
  • (adv): Slowly as if burdened by much weight.
    Example: "Time hung heavy on their hands"
    Synonyms: heavily
  • (adj): Of comparatively great physical weight or density.
    Example: "A heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"
  • (adj): Marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness.
    Example: "A heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
  • (adj): Sharply inclined.
    Example: "A heavy grade"
  • (adj): Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.
    Example: "Heavy matters of state"
    Synonyms: grave, grievous, weighty
  • (adj): Prodigious.
    Example: "Heavy investor"
    Synonyms: big
  • (adj): (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight.
    Example: "Heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
  • (adj): Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it.
    Synonyms: fleshy, overweight
  • (adj): (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain.
    Example: "Iago is the heavy role in 'Othello'"
  • (adj): Unusually great in degree or quantity or number.
    Example: "Heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
  • (adj): Of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter.
    Example: "Heavy fog"
    Synonyms: dense, impenetrable
  • (adj): Requiring or showing effort.
    Example: "Heavy breathing"
    Synonyms: labored, laboured
  • (noun): An actor who plays villainous roles.
  • (adj): Made of fabric having considerable thickness.
    Example: "A heavy coat"
  • (adj): Used of syllables or musical beats.
    Synonyms: accented, strong
  • (adj): Having or suggesting a viscous consistency.
    Example: "Heavy cream"
  • (adj): Slow and laborious because of weight.
    Example: "The heavy tread of tired troops"
    Synonyms: lumbering, ponderous
  • (adj): Large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work.
    Example: "A heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
  • (adj): Full and loud and deep.
    Example: "Heavy sounds"
    Synonyms: sonorous
  • (noun): A serious (or tragic) role in a play.
  • (adj): Of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately.
    Example: "A heavy drinker"
    Synonyms: hard
  • (adj): Lacking lightness or liveliness.
    Example: "Heavy humor"
    Synonyms: leaden
  • (adj): Full of; bearing great weight.
    Example: "Trees heavy with fruit"
    Synonyms: weighed down
  • (adj): (used of soil) compact and fine-grained.
    Example: "The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
    Synonyms: clayey, cloggy
  • (adj): Of great intensity or power or force.
    Example: "A heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"

Famous quotes containing the word heavy:

    I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.... I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.
    Edward VIII (1894–1972)

    We find that the child who does not yet have language at his command, the child under two and a half, will be able to cooperate with our education if we go easy on the “blocking” techniques, the outright prohibitions, the “no’s” and go heavy on “substitution” techniques, that is, the redirection or certain impulses and the offering of substitute satisfactions.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    The heavy sensual shoulders, the thighs, the blood-born flesh
    and earth turning into color, rocks into their crystals,
    water to sound, fire to form: life flickers
    uncounted into the supple arms of love.
    Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980)