Crossword clues for heavy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Heavy \Heav"y\, a. Having the heaves.
Heavy \Heav"y\, a. [Compar. Heavier; superl. Heaviest.] [OE. hevi, AS. hefig, fr. hebban to lift, heave; akin to OHG. hebig, hevig, Icel. h["o]figr, h["o]fugr. See Heave.]
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.
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.
Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
The heavy [sorrowing] nobles all in council were.
A light wife doth make a heavy husband.
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.
Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
But, hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more.
Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.
Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.
Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.
With child; pregnant. [R.] Heavy artillery. (Mil.)
Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege, garrison, and seacoast guns.
Troops which serve heavy guns.
Heavy cavalry. See under Cavalry.
Heavy fire (Mil.), a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms.
Heavy metal (Mil.), large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large balls for such guns.
Heavy metals. (Chem.) See under Metal.
Heavy weight, in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather weight
, under Feather.
Note: Heavy is used in composition to form many words which need no special explanation; as, heavy-built, heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.
Heavy \Heav"y\, v. t.
To make heavy. [Obs.]
Heavy \Heav"y\, adv. Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, grave; oppressive; slow, dull," from Proto-Germanic *hafiga "containing something; having weight" (cognates: Old Saxon, Old High German hebig, Old Norse hofugr, Middle Dutch hevich, Dutch hevig), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Jazz slang sense of "profound, serious" is from 1937 but would have been comprehensible to an Anglo-Saxon. Heavy industry recorded from 1932. Heavy metal attested by 1839 in chemistry; in nautical jargon from at least 1744 in sense "large-caliber guns on a ship."\n\nWhile we undervalue the nicely-balanced weight of broadsides which have lately been brought forward with all the grave precision of Cocker, we are well aware of the decided advantages of heavy metal. ["United Services Journal," London, 1830] \n\nAs a type of rock music, from 1972.
mid-13c., "something heavy; heaviness," from heavy (adj.). Theatrical sense of "villain" is 1880.
(context of a physical object English) Having great weight. adv. 1 heavily 2 (context India colloquial English) very n. 1 A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts. 2 (context slang English) A doorman, bouncer or bodyguard. 3 (context aviation English) A large multi-engined aircraft. v
1 (context often with "up" English) To make heavier. 2 To sadden. 3 (context Australia New Zealand informal English) To use power and/or wealth to exert influence on, e.g., governments or corporations; to pressure. Etymology 2
a. Having the heaves.
adj. of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture" [ant: light]
unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic" [ant: light]
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" [ant: light]
having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"
wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark" [syn: thick]
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" [ant: light]
of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas" [ant: light]
(physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water" [ant: light]
(of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker" [syn: hard(a)]
prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" [syn: big(a), heavy(a)]
full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice" [syn: sonorous]
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" [syn: grave, grievous, weighty]
large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes" [syn: weighed down]
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" [syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, punishing, toilsome]
lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation" [syn: leaden]
Heavy may refer to:
- A concept of weight
Heavy was Swollen Members' fourth full-length release on Battleaxe Records. Many regard it as their most mainstream-sounding release to date, and a strong negative reaction to direction the album took from the group's core fan base resulted in them discontinuing shipments of the album after its initial release. Guest appearances include Abstract Rude and Son Doobie, and album artwork was drawn by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, who had directed one of their music videos. The song "All Night" was featured on the video game, SSX 3.
"Heavy" is a song by American post-grunge band Collective Soul. It is the second single from their fourth album Dosage. It was the last of the band's seven number ones on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, as well as their most successful, staying atop the chart for fifteen weeks. It was also their last song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 73. It was featured as one of two songs in NHL 2001. The song was also featured in the NASCAR intro on NBC in 2003. An instrumental version is played in the 2014 Golden Corral ad.
"Heavy" is the first single of Lauri Ylönen from his first solo album New World. The world premiere of the song was on 26 February 2011 with a digital release on 25 February.
Heavy is a 1995 independent American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, and Deborah Harry. The plot focuses on an unhappy overweight cook (Vince) and the changes which are brought into his life after an enchanting college drop-out (Tyler) begins working as a waitress at his and his mother's roadside tavern. The film explores themes of loneliness, false hope, unrequited love, and the problematic nature of self worth.
The film was Mangold's directorial debut, and he wrote the screenplay for it while attending filmmaking seminars at Columbia University. The film featured an original soundtrack by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth as well as songs by Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, who also had a minor role in the film. Filming took place on location in and around Barryville and Hyde Park, New York; some scenes were filmed at the Culinary Institute of America.
Heavy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize and was later screened at Cannes before receiving major theatrical releases. It was first released in the United Kingdom on December 29, 1995, and later received a limited release in the United States on June 5, 1996. It has since had several home video releases, including two DVD releases which are both currently out of production.
Heavy is the debut studio album by the rock band Iron Butterfly, released in early 1968.
The first two tracks, "Possession" and "Unconscious Power", were released as the respective sides of a single.
Three of the group's members ( Jerry Penrod, Darryl DeLoach and Danny Weis) left the band shortly after the album was recorded, leaving Ingle and Bushy to find replacements. Despite being a debut album with no hit single to provide an entry point for the casual listener, Heavy was a commercial success, reaching #78 on the Billboard Charts and eventually going Gold in the US.
Contrary to rumor, tambourine player Darryl DeLoach contributed lead vocals to only a few songs on Heavy. As with all of Iron Butterfly's albums prior to Scorching Beauty, most of the lead vocals are by Doug Ingle.
The term heavy is used, with exceptions noted below, during all radio transmissions between air traffic control and any aircraft which has been assigned a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) rating of or more. Aircraft with a MTOW rating between 7 t and 136 t are considered medium and aircraft with a MTOW rating less than 7 t are considered light. In the US, the FAA uses a slightly different categorization. Aircraft capable of maximum takeoff weights more than and less than are considered large.
Such "heavy" aircraft over 136 t create wake turbulence from the wings. The term is mostly used around airports during take off and landing, incorporated into their call sign so as to warn other aircraft that they need extra distance to avoid this wake turbulence. All wide-body aircraft, except for the Airbus A300B1 (MTOW of , only two built and retired in 1990) and the Airbus A380 and Antonov An-225 (which are classified in the even larger category of super), are thus classified as heavy. Certain variants of the narrow-bodied Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 also were considered "heavy" based on MTOW.
Of special note here is the narrow-bodied Boeing 757. Under current guidance, the 757 is considered large, as it has a maximum MTOW of . After a number of accidents where smaller aircraft following closely behind a 757 crashed, however, the rules were changed so that controllers are required to apply the special wake turbulence separation criteria specified in paragraph 5-5-4 in the FAA guidelines for aircraft separation, as though the 757 were heavy.
Heavy is the second album by rapper Heavy D. The album was released on June 15, 1999 for Uptown Records and was produced by Heavy D, Tony Dofat, Erick Sermon, and The Ummah. The album was a mild success, making it to #60 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It is Heavy D's lowest selling album to date at a little over 500,000 units sold. Guests on the album include Cee-Lo, Q-Tip, Chico DeBarge, Big Pun and Eightball. Two Music Videos were Made: "Don't Stop" (directed by Diane Martel) & "On Point" f/ Big Pun & Eightball (directed by Terry Heller)
Usage examples of "heavy".
The invisible wall of heavy atoms had even reached as far as Abadan, Iran-some 780 miles from the blast zone.
Only narrow gaps had been cleared through the interlaced abattis, and the Confederation infantry took heavy losses while threading slowly through the gaps.
As so often he wore his portable sundial strapped to his hip, a monstrously heavy bronze piece cast in Baghdad during the fifth Abbasid caliphate.
But Lake Champlain was heavy with French ships, not to mention parties of Abenaki and Wyandot.
From the starboard bow Captain Abernethy shrilled a cry of warning, and the heavy, bellowing voice of Loge shouted an answer of challenge and ferocity.
The surf is heavy at Accra and Frank held his breath, as, after waiting for a favorable moment, the steersman gave the sign and the boat darted in at lightning speed on the top of a great wave, and ran up on the beach in the midst of a whirl of white foam.
The surf was much heavier here than it had been at Accra, and each wave threw the boat almost perpendicularly into the air, so that only a few feet of the end of the keel touched the water.
He was a big man, fatter even than Acta, and he wore strangely constraining clothes: a tightly sewn jacket and trousers, heavy leather shoes, a hat stuffed with straw.
THE HEAVIEST BLOW of his young life befell John Adams on May 25, 1761, when his father, Deacon John, died at age seventy, the victim of epidemic influenza that took a heavy toll in eastern Massachusetts and on older people especially.
Down the same road Adams traveled that spring to New York came small caravans from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut--families with children and household belongings piled onto heavy wagons, bound for Ohio, a journey of more than 700 miles.
NOT UNTIL NOVEMBER did Washington announce that he would accept a second term, and only then did Adams conclude it was time to return to Philadelphia, setting off by public coach in heavy winter weather.
Marcus Junius Brutus sank like the heavy stone it was, down, down, down, to lie forever on the muddy bottom of the Adriatic Sea somewhere between Dyrrachium and Ancona.
The rumble of heavy machinery, even the smell of meating men and animals, triggered mass assaults by the rampaging Africans, many of which bore deadly stings.
Coyote killed the afterburner, then snapped the Tomcat into a wingover which sent the heavy aircraft plunging toward the cloud deck in an inverted dive.
In the midst of the battle, these troops having moved towards the enemy, as if intending to make an attack, turned suddenly around, and opened a heavy fire of artillery and musketry on the columns by the aids of which they had a few moments before been fighting.