a. 1. Having the heaves.
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.
2. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or
accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses,
undertakings, trials, news, etc.
The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod.
- 1 Sam. v. 6.
The king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make.
Sent hither to impart the heavy news.
Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.
3. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed
down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain,
The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were.
A light wife doth make a heavy husband.
4. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid;
as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy
writer or book.
Whilst the heavy plowman snores.
Of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind.
Neither [is] his ear heavy, that it can not hear.
- Is. lix. 1.
5. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade,
and the like.
6. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more.
7. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky.
8. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy
road, soil, and the like.
9. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
10. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily
digested; - said of food.
11. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors.
12. With child; pregnant.Heavy artillery
a - (Mil.) Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege,
garrison, and seacoast guns.
b - Troops which serve heavy guns.
See under Cavalry.
(Mil.) a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of
(Mil.) large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large
balls for such guns.
(Chem.) See under Metal.
c - in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest
of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather
weight (c), under Feather.
adv. 1. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
v. t. 1. To make heavy.
Noun 1. heavy - an actor who plays villainous roles
2. heavy - a serious (or tragic) role in a play
Adj. 1. heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density;
"a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy
light - of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a
light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific
gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
2. heavy - unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy
taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties";
"heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy
light - not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light
sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were
light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty
rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"
3. heavy - 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"
light - of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively
small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry";
"light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light
4. heavy - having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy
5. heavy - wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"
6. heavy - 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"
light - psychologically light; especially free from sadness or
troubles; "a light heart"
7. heavy - usually describes a large person who is fat but has
a large frame to carry it
Synonyms: fleshy, overweight
8. heavy - (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the
clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
Synonyms: cloggy, clayey
9. heavy - darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
Synonyms: lowering, sullen, threatening
10. heavy - of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy
blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
light - of little intensity or power or force; "the light
touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
11. heavy - (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope
with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen";
light - (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater
than average; "light water is ordinary water"
12. heavy - (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain;
"Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
13. heavy - permitting little if any light to pass through because
of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog";
Synonyms: dense, impenetrable
14. heavy - made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a
15. heavy - of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately;
"does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
16. heavy - prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater";
17. heavy - used of syllables or musical beats
Synonyms: accented, strong
18. heavy - full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds";
"a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
19. heavy - 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"
Synonyms: weighty, grave, grievous
20. heavy - slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy
tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied
trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a
Synonyms: lumbering, ponderous
21. heavy - large and powerful; especially designed for heavy
loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
22. heavy - dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to
cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
23. heavy - sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
24. heavy - full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with
fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
Synonyms: weighed down
25. heavy - requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing";
"the subject made for labored reading"
Synonyms: labored, laboured
26. heavy - 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"
Synonyms: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, laborious,
toilsome, punishing, hard
27. heavy - lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor";
"a leaden conversation"
28. heavy - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep";
"fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper";
"deep wakeless sleep"
Synonyms: wakeless, profound, sound
29. heavy - in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with
child"; "was great with child"
Synonyms: enceinte, gravid, with child, expectant, large, great,
Adv. 1. heavy - slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time
hung heavy on their hands"
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, 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,
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, 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 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, glossal, glottal, gluelike, gluey, glutenous, glutinose,
glutinous, gone, gooey, graceful, gracile, grand, gravid, great,
grey, grieving, grinding, groggy, groovy, gross, gross-headed,
grueling, grumous, guinde, gumbo, gumbolike, gumlike, gummous,
gummy, guttural, half asleep, halting, handsome, hard, hard-earned,
hard-fought, 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, 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,
lines, lingual, liquid, listless, loaded, logy, long-faced, lovely,
low, low-pitched, low-spirited, lowering, lumbering, lump, lumpish,
lush, luxuriant, main, mammatus, marvy, 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, 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, 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, serried, sesquipedalian, 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, 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, well-built, well-constructed, well-founded,
well-grounded, well-made, wide, with child, wizard, wooden, world-weary,
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v. t. 1. To pull or draw with force; to drag.
[imp. & p. p. Hauled (h?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hauling.]
Some dance, some haul the rope.
Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
Is hauled about in gallantry robust.
2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul
logs to a sawmill.
When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the
wood used in the house and shops.
- U. S. Grant.
To haul over the coals
See under Coal.
To haul the wind
(Naut.) to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from
which the wind blows.
v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling
the wind. See under Haul, v. t.
I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island.
2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.To haul around
(Naut.) to shift to any point of the compass; - said of the wind.
To haul off
(Naut.) to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away
from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back.
n. 1. A pulling with force; a violent pull.
2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a
3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling
4. Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything
is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short
5. (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be
Noun 1. haul - the act of drawing or hauling something; "the
haul up the hill went very slowly"
Synonyms: haulage, draw
2. haul - the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only
Verb 1. haul - draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones";
Synonyms: cart, drag, hale
2. haul - transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry
in a truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"
attraction, bag, barge, blackmail, board, boat, boodle, boom,
boost, booty, bring to, burden, bus, capture, cargo, carry, cart,
cast loose, catch, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, coach, convey,
cut loose, draft, draggle, dray, elevate, ferry, float, freight,
graft, hale, harvest, haul down, haul off, haul the wind, haul
to, haul up, head to windward, heave, heave apeak, heave round,
heave short, heave to, hoist, hot goods, kedge, lading, lay, lay
aloft, lift, lighter, load, log, loot, lug, move, overexert, overexertion,
overextend, overextension, overstrain, overstress, overtax, overtaxing,
payload, perks, perquisite, pickings, plunder, pork barrel, press,
prize, public till, public trough, rack, raft, raise, ratline
down, remove, sail to windward, seizure, shift, ship, sled, sledge,
snake, spar down, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, squeeze, stealings,
stolen goods, strain, strain every nerve, straining, stream the
log, stress, stress and strain, stressfulness, stretch, swag,
sweat blood, take, take in tow, tax, taxing, tense, tension, till,
tow, trail, train, transport, traverse a yard, trawl, troll, truck,
tug, unlash, uphelm, van, wagon, warp, weather, wheelbarrow, yield
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