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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a hefty/fat feeinformal (= a very large fee)
▪ Customers are being charged a hefty fee for their telephone service.
heavy/hefty fine (=a large fine)
▪ If convicted, the men face heavy fines.
▪ Restaurateurs have already been warned they could face hefty fines if they fail to join the Darlington Council register before April 3.
▪ The penalty: a five-year jail sentence and hefty fines.
▪ A hefty fine would help concentrate the mind and could save the lives of commuters.
▪ Threats of jail sentences and hefty fines aim to deter.
▪ That penalty could be a hefty price, considering how many communities depend on federal funds.
▪ Contact lenses often get lost during competition, so bear this in mind before you spend a hefty sum on them.
▪ The only way to avert this would be hefty tax increases.
▪ Pataki is cutting deeply into spending on Medicaid and welfare in order to pay for hefty tax cuts.
pack a (hard/hefty/strong etc) punch
▪ A wave 10 feet high and 500 feet long can pack a punch of 400,000 pounds per linear foot of its crest.
▪ Anne Packer packed a punch with Baked Beans.
▪ At last - takeaway sandwiches with flavour that packs a punch!
▪ For the first time in a long time, an Eddie Murphy movie packs a punch.
▪ The paper is light; it doesn't pack a punch.
hefty admission fees
▪ a hefty slice of apple pie
▪ Both of Myra's sons were hefty, energetic boys.
▪ He gets paid a pretty hefty salary.
▪ It was a $350,000 contract, plus hefty bonuses and expenses.
▪ Ivers is a big woman, six feet tall and hefty.
▪ The mechanic was a big hefty man who could lift up the front of a truck with his bare hands.
▪ The other driver received a hefty fine for his role in the accident.
▪ All claim to be user-friendly enough so that hefty manuals aren't necessary.
▪ And, I justify to myself, she worked her butt off to graduate with honors and hefty scholarships.
▪ Any insurrection was met by a hefty blow.
▪ Applications software not only brings extra development costs but needs selling, which means hefty marketing and advertising budgets.
▪ But if the idea of a hefty loss unnerves you, consider shortening your maturities.
▪ If you own sale falls through you may face a hefty interest bill.
▪ Pataki is cutting deeply into spending on Medicaid and welfare in order to pay for hefty tax cuts.
▪ This is a hefty shift away from the traditional model of motherhood, but it generates enormous advantages.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hefty \Heft"y\, a.

  1. Moderately heavy. [Colloq. U. S.]

  2. Strong; muscular; -- of people.

  3. Substantial; large; as, a hefty increase in annual profits.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1867, from heft + -y (2). Related: Heftiness.


a. 1 heavy 2 strong, bulky 3 (context of a person English) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built. 4 impressive, mighty

  1. adj. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms" [syn: brawny, muscular, powerful, sinewy]

  2. of considerable weight and size; "a hefty dictionary"

  3. large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune" [syn: goodly, goodish, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy]

  4. [also: heftiest, heftier]


Hefty is a brand name of household products such as trash bags and trash cans, disposable tableware, children’s disposable tableware, slider closure food storage and freezer bags, plastic storage bins, and disposable cookware. Originally a Mobil product, the brand has been owned by Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc since 2010.

Hefty (disambiguation)

Hefty is a registered trademark of Pactiv Corporation.

Hefty may also refer to:

  • Fred K. Hefty (1871-1925), an American politician
  • Hefty Records, an independent record label
  • Hefty Smurf, a male fictional character from The Smurfs

Usage examples of "hefty".

The best and most fiercely alive cats could usually claw their way out of a Hefty bag, though, which created this conundrum where the ones most worth watching assuming bagged shapes were the ones Lenz risked maybe not getting his issues resolved on.

Templar disliked Bittle enough to seize a convenient opportunity of dotting the millionaire one with a hefty bit of bronze.

Father Cesare sat his hefty body upon his chair once more, his eyes wincing in pain as the bones wracked painfully together.

Arabian to the heftiest drafter, and also camels and their cousins, the sleek racing dromedaries.

She picked up the little, soft Golden Retriever with her free hand and studied it closely, swigging a hefty champagne guzzle at the same time.

Knowing full well that Kogh had the bread, he had demanded and gotten a hefty retainer, but it and double or triple it would be worth it if he could turn up anything relating to Arsen and Rupen and the rest.

Nicholas Loder and his friend Rollo, and it was because they were crowding him, I thought, that Dozen Roses swung round on his leading rein and pulled backwards from his lad, and in straightening up again hit the Rollo man a hefty buffet with his rump and knocked him to his knees.

It was Pilau who took the hefty batteries from the coun cilhouse kitchen, trundling them back and forth one at a time in a wheelbarrow for each test.

Tuck splits the take, half for him-out of- which he pays a hefty concession fee to Sombra Brothers and all over head-the other half to be divided among his other eleven attractions.

Rama made his way through a group of excited young vaisya girls, all clutching hands together and laughing excitedly, led by a trio of hefty daiimaas.

Hart had one hefty blue vulcanite suitcase on wheels, a kind of cabin trunk, called Globetrotter.

Cindy is the heftier of the two, the more zoftig the one he imagined would now call the tune and lead the band.

The stopper popped open with a soft plop and Brett sniffed the brandy appreciatively before he poured a hefty draught into a silver cup.

Zeebron Stell, with his hefty build, swarthy skin, short-cropped black hair and shaggy mustache, almost an inverse of Brose, brought them back on track.

The fact is, Macintosh left her a hefty fortune, which I understood was destined for myself.