- heavy ► ADJECTIVE (heavier, heaviest) 1) of great weight; difficult to lift or move. 2) of great density; thick or substantial. 3) of more than the usual size, amount, or force. 4) doing something to excess: a heavy smoker. 5) striking or falling with force: a heavy blow. 6) not delicate or graceful; coarse or slow. 7) needing much physical effort. 8) hard to endure. 9) very important or serious. 10) informal strict, harsh, or difficult to deal with: things were getting heavy. 11) (of music, especially rock) having a strong bass component and a forceful rhythm. 12) (of ground) muddy or full of clay.► NOUN (pl. heavies) 1) something large or heavy of its kind. 2) informal a large, strong man, especially one hired for protection. 3) informal an important person.● heavy going — Cf. ↑heavy goingDERIVATIVES heavily adverb heaviness noun heavyish adjective.ORIGIN Old English, related to HEAVE(Cf. ↑heaver).
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