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heav·y

 (hĕv′ē)
adj. heav·i·er, heav·i·est
1. Having relatively great weight: a heavy load.
2. Having relatively high density; having a high specific gravity.
3.
a. Large, as in number or quantity: a heavy turnout; heavy casualties.
b. Large in yield or output: heavy rainfall.
4. Of great intensity: heavy activity; heavy fighting.
5.
a. Having great power or force: a heavy punch.
b. Violent; rough: heavy seas.
6.
a. Equipped with massive armaments and weapons: a heavy cruiser; heavy infantry.
b. Large enough to fire powerful shells: heavy guns.
7.
a. Indulging to a great degree: a heavy drinker.
b. Involved or participating on a large scale: a heavy investor.
8. Of great import or seriousness; grave: heavy matters of state.
9.
a. Having considerable thickness: a heavy coat.
b. Broad or coarse: drew the face with heavy lines.
10.
a. Dense; thick: a heavy fog.
b. Slow to dissipate; strong: "There was a heavy fragrance of flowers and lemon trees" (Mario Puzo).
c. Too dense or rich to digest easily: a heavy dessert.
d. Insufficiently leavened: heavy bread.
e. Full of clay and readily saturated: heavy soil.
11.
a. Weighed down; burdened: trees heavy with plums.
b. Emotionally weighed down; despondent: a heavy heart.
c. Marked by or exhibiting weariness: heavy lids.
d. Sad or painful: heavy news.
12.
a. Hard to do or accomplish; arduous: heavy going; heavy reading.
b. Not easily borne; oppressive: heavy taxes.
13. Lacking vitality; deficient in vivacity or grace: a heavy gait; heavy humor.
14. Sharply inclined; steep: a heavy grade.
15. Having a large capacity or designed for rough work: a heavy truck.
16. Of, relating to, or involving the large-scale production of basic products, such as steel: heavy industry.
17. Of or relating to a serious dramatic role.
18. Physics Of or relating to an isotope with an atomic mass greater than the average mass of that element.
19. Loud; sonorous: a heavy sound; heavy breathing.
20. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a syllable ending in a long vowel or in a vowel plus two consonants.
21. Slang
a. Of great significance or profundity.
b. Very popular or important: a rock star who is really heavy.
adv. heav·i·er, heav·i·est
Heavily: The snow is falling heavier tonight than last night.
n. pl. heav·ies
1.
a. A serious or tragic role in a play.
b. An actor playing such a role.
2. Slang A villain in a story or play.
3. Slang A mobster.
4. Slang One that is very important or influential: a media heavy.

[Middle English hevi, from Old English hefig; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

heav′i·ness n.
Synonyms: heavy, weighty, hefty, massive, ponderous
These adjectives mean having a relatively great weight. Heavy refers to what has great physical weight (a heavy boulder) and figuratively to what is burdensome or oppressive to the spirit (heavy responsibilities). Weighty literally denotes having considerable weight (a weighty package); figuratively, it describes what is onerous, serious, or important (a weighty decision). Hefty refers principally to physical heaviness or brawniness: a hefty book; a short, hefty wrestler. Massive describes what is bulky, heavy, solid, and strong: massive marble columns. Ponderous refers to what has great mass and weight and usually implies unwieldiness: ponderous prehistoric beasts. Figuratively it describes what is complicated, involved, or lacking in grace: a book with a ponderous plot.

heavy

(ˈhɛvɪ)
adj, heavier or heaviest
1. of comparatively great weight: a heavy stone.
2. (General Physics) having a relatively high density: lead is a heavy metal.
3. great in yield, quality, or quantity: heavy rain; heavy traffic.
4. great or considerable: heavy emphasis.
5. hard to bear, accomplish, or fulfil: heavy demands.
6. sad or dejected in spirit or mood: heavy at heart.
7. coarse or broad: a heavy line; heavy features.
8. (Physical Geography) (of soil) having a high clay content; cloggy
9. solid or fat: heavy legs.
10. (Commerce) (of an industry) engaged in the large-scale complex manufacture of capital goods or extraction of raw materials. Compare light219
11. serious; grave
12. (Military) military
a. armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc
b. (of guns, etc) of a large and powerful type
13. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of a syllable) having stress or accentuation. Compare light224
14. dull and uninteresting: a heavy style.
15. prodigious: a heavy drinker.
16. (Cookery) (of cakes, bread, etc) insufficiently leavened
17. deep and loud: a heavy thud.
18. (of music, literature, etc)
a. dramatic and powerful; grandiose
b. not immediately comprehensible or appealing
19. slang
a. unpleasant or tedious
b. wonderful
c. (of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard
20. weighted; burdened: heavy with child.
21. clumsy and slow: heavy going.
22. permeating: a heavy smell.
23. (Physical Geography) cloudy or overcast, esp threatening rain: heavy skies.
24. (Cookery) not easily digestible: a heavy meal.
25. (General Physics) (of an element or compound) being or containing an isotope with greater atomic weight than that of the naturally occurring element: heavy hydrogen; heavy water.
26. (Horse Racing) horse racing (of the going on a racecourse) soft and muddy
27. slang using, or prepared to use, violence or brutality: the heavy mob.
28. heavy on informal using large quantities of: this car is heavy on petrol.
n, pl heavies
29. (Theatre)
a. a villainous role
b. an actor who plays such a part
30. (Military) military
a. a large fleet unit, esp an aircraft carrier or battleship
b. a large calibre or weighty piece of artillery
31. (Journalism & Publishing) the heavies (usually plural) informal a serious newspaper: the Sunday heavies.
32. informal a heavyweight boxer, wrestler, etc
33. slang a man hired to threaten violence or deter others by his presence
34. (Brewing) Scot strong bitter beer
adv
a. in a heavy manner; heavily: time hangs heavy.
b. (in combination): heavy-laden.
[Old English hefig; related to hebban to heave, Old High German hebīg]
ˈheavily adv
ˈheaviness n

heav•y

(ˈhɛv i)

adj. heav•i•er, heav•i•est, adj.
1. of great weight: a heavy load.
2. of great amount, quantity, or size: a heavy vote.
3. of great force, intensity, or turbulence: heavy seas.
4. of more than the usual or average weight: a heavy person.
5. of high specific gravity: a heavy metal.
6. grave; serious: a heavy offense.
7. profound: a heavy slumber.
8.
a. equipped with weapons of large size.
b. (of guns) of the more powerful sizes: heavy artillery.
9. hard to bear; burdensome; oppressive: heavy taxes.
10. hard to cope with; trying; difficult: a heavy schedule.
11. being as indicated to an unusual degree: a heavy drinker.
12. broad, thick, or coarse: heavy lines; heavy features.
13. weighted or laden: air heavy with moisture.
14. fraught; loaded; charged: words heavy with meaning.
15. depressed with trouble or sorrow; sad: a heavy heart.
16. without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull: a heavy style.
17. slow or labored in movement or action; clumsy; lumbering: a heavy walk.
18. loud and deep; sonorous: heavy breathing.
19. overcast or cloudy; threatening rain.
20. thick or dense: heavy fog.
21. (of food) not easily digested.
22. capable of doing rough work: a heavy truck.
23. producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing: heavy industry.
24. Informal. possessing or using in large quantities: heavy on the mascara.
25. serious: a heavy role.
26.
a. of or pertaining to an isotope of greater atomic weight than the common isotope.
b. of or pertaining to a compound containing such an element.
27. (of a syllable in verse)
a. stressed.
b. long.
28. Slang.
a. excellent; remarkable.
b. very serious or important.
c. distressing or threatening.
n.
29.
a. a theatrical character or role that is tragic, unsympathetic, or villainous.
b. an actor who plays this type of role.
30. a gun of great weight or large caliber.
31. Slang.
a. a very important or influential person.
b. a person employed to use violence or coercion.
adv.
32. in a heavy manner; heavily.
Idioms:
heavy with child, in a state of advanced pregnancy.
[before 900; Middle English hevi, Old English hefig=hef(e) weight (akin to heave) + -ig -y1]
heav′i•ness, n.

heavy

- From the Proto-Germanic verb khabjan, "lift," came the noun khabiz, "weight," which begat the Dutch hevig and then English heavy.
See also related terms for lift.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heavy - an actor who plays villainous roles
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
2.heavy - a serious (or tragic) role in a play
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
Adj.1.heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
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 traffic"
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 weapons"
4.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"
5.heavy - usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
6.heavy - (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
compact - closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
7.heavy - darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"
8.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"
9.heavy - (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
light - (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
10.heavy - (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
11.heavy - permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
12.heavy - of relatively large extent and density; "a heavy line"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
13.heavy - made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
14.heavy - prodigiousheavy - prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
15.heavy - full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
16.heavy - given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
17.heavy - of great gravity or crucial importheavy - 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"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
18.heavy - slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
heavy-footed - (of movement) lacking ease or lightness; "his tired heavy-footed walk"
19.heavy - large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
heavy-duty - designed for heavy work; "a heavy-duty detergent"; "heavy-duty gloves"
20.heavy - dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
indigestible - digested with difficulty
21.heavy - sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
steep - having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
22.heavy - full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"
23.heavy - requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
effortful - requiring great physical effort
24.heavy - characterized by effort to the point of exhaustionheavy - characterized by 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"
effortful - requiring great physical effort
25.heavy - lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
26.heavy - (of sleep) deep and completeheavy - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
deep - relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
27.heavy - in an advanced stage of pregnancyheavy - in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
pregnant - carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
Adv.1.heavy - slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"

heavy

adjective
1. weighty, large, massive, hefty, bulky, ponderous, hevE (S.M.S.) He was carrying a very heavy load.
weighty light, small, compact, handy
2. intensive, severe, serious, concentrated, fierce, excessive, relentless, hevE (S.M.S.) Heavy fighting has been going on.
3. considerable, large, huge, substantial, abundant, copious, profuse, hevE (S.M.S.) There was a heavy amount of traffic on the roads.
considerable light, slight, moderate, sparse
4. solid, strong, thick, substantial, sturdy, hevE (S.M.S.) Put the sugar and water in a heavy pan and heat slowly.
solid lightweight
5. overweight, fat, plump, obese, stocky, fleshy, portly, corpulent, thickset, hevE (S.M.S.) He was short and heavy.
6. viscous, thick, sticky, gooey (informal), syrupy, glutinous, gummy, gelatinous, icky (informal), gluey, treacly, mucilaginous, hevE (S.M.S.), viscid 11 million gallons of heavy crude oil.
7. substantial, large, filling, generous, hevE (S.M.S.) the effects of an unusually heavy meal
8. excessive, intemperate, immoderate, overindulgent, hevE (S.M.S.) He's a smoker and a very heavy drinker.
9. onerous, hard, difficult, severe, harsh, tedious, intolerable, oppressive, grievous, burdensome, wearisome, vexatious, hevE (S.M.S.) They bear a heavy burden of responsibility.
onerous light, easy, soft, gentle, moderate, mild, bearable
10. sluggish, slow, dull, wooden, stupid, inactive, inert, apathetic, drowsy, listless, indolent, torpid, hevE (S.M.S.) I struggle to raise eyelids still heavy with sleep.
sluggish quick, alert, brisk, agile
11. forceful, hard, powerful, strong, sharp, violent, mighty, vigorous, hefty, hevE (S.M.S.) a heavy blow on the back of the skull
12. busy, full, hectic, tiring, hevE (S.M.S.) It's been a heavy day and I'm tired.
13. hard, demanding, difficult, physical, strenuous, laborious, hevE (S.M.S.) They employ two full-timers to do the heavy work.
14. overcast, dull, gloomy, cloudy, leaden, hevE (S.M.S.), louring or lowering The night sky was heavy with rain clouds.
15. humid, close, sticky, oppressive, clammy, airless, muggy, hevE (S.M.S.) The air outside was heavy and moist and sultry.
16. sad, depressed, gloomy, grieving, melancholy, dejected, despondent, downcast, sorrowful, disconsolate, crestfallen, hevE (S.M.S.) My parents' faces were heavy with fallen hope.
sad happy, calm, cheerful, joyful
17. sorrowful, sad, gloomy, melancholy, dejected, downcast, grief-stricken, disconsolate, hevE (S.M.S.) He handed over his resignation with a heavy heart.
18. serious, grave, solemn, difficult, deep, complex, profound, weighty, hevE (S.M.S.) I don't want any more of that heavy stuff.
serious trivial, unimportant, inconsequential
19. tempestuous, wild, rough, stormy, choppy, storm-tossed, squally, hevE (S.M.S.) The ship capsized in heavy seas.

heavy

adjective
1. Having a relatively great weight:
2. Unwieldy or clumsy, especially due to excess weight:
3. Having a large body, especially in girth:
5. Intensely sustained, especially in activity:
6. Conveying great physical force:
7. Intensely violent in sustained velocity:
8. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
9. Indulging in drink to an excessive degree:
Informal: two-fisted.
10. Having great consequence or weight:
11. Having a dense or viscous consistency:
12. Not readily digested because of richness:
13. Growing profusely:
14. Burdened by a weighty load:
15. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
16. Slang. Beyond the understanding of an average mind:
noun
Slang. A mean, worthless character in a story or play:
Translations
ثَقيلثَقِيلثَقيل، إلى حد عَظيمثَقيل، غَزير، شَديد، قَويصَعْبٌ للقِراءَه
těžkýtíživýzataženýdusnýhustý
tungvoldsommørkstærksvær
painavaraskasvakavavuolaskova
težak
nehézviharos
erfiîurmikill, òunguròungbúinnòunglamalegur, háværòungur
重い
무거운
gravis
didelio atsparumosmarkussunkia širdimisunkiai sektissunkiai virškinamas
apmāciesaugstsdrūmsgrūti gremojamsgrūti saprotams
zwaarzware
rozbúrený
gostmočantežekvisok
tung
หนัก
nặng

heavy

[ˈhevɪ]
A. ADJ (heavier (compar) (heaviest (superl)))
1. (= weighty) → pesado
you mustn't lift heavy weightsno debes levantar cargas pesadas
to be heavypesar mucho
is it heavy?¿pesa mucho?
how heavy are you?¿cuánto pesas?
he has his father's heavy buildtiene la misma corpulencia de su padre
his eyes were heavy (with sleep)los párpados le pesaban de sueño
my arms felt so heavyme pesaban tanto los brazos
the mayor's heavy moblos gorilas del alcalde
the trees were heavy with fruitlos árboles estaban cargados de fruta
2. (= considerable) [traffic] → denso; [rain, shower] → fuerte; [crop] → abundante; [loss] → considerable, cuantioso; [fine] → fuerte; [defeat] → aplastante; [irony, symbolism] → enorme; [fighting, fire] → intenso
there had been a heavy fall of snowhabía caído una fuerte nevada
the news came as a heavy blowla noticia fue un duro golpe
a heavy concentration of troopsuna gran concentración de tropas
heavy demand has depleted suppliesuna intensa or enorme demanda ha reducido las existencias
to be a heavy drinkerbeber mucho
the school places heavy emphasis on languagesla escuela da mucha importancia a los idiomas
to be heavy on sth: the car is heavy on petrolel coche consume mucha gasolina
you've been a bit heavy on the butterse te ha ido un poco la mano con la mantequilla
he is under heavy pressure to resignle están presionando enormemente para que dimita
the heavy scent of honeysuckleel intenso or fuerte olor a madreselva
to be a heavy smokerfumar mucho
see also casualty, price
3. (= thick, solid) [cloth, coat, line] → grueso; [features] → tosco; [meal, food] → fuerte, pesado; [soil] → arcilloso; [fog, mist] → espeso, denso
the going was heavy because of the rainel terreno estaba muy blando debido a la lluvia
heavy crude (oil)crudo m denso or pesado
4. (= oppressive, gloomy) [atmosphere] → cargado; [sky] → encapotado; [burden, responsibility] → pesado
I found this talk of marriage a bit heavyesa conversación sobre el matrimonio me resultaba algo pesada
with a heavy heartapesadumbrado, acongojado
the air was heavy with scentel aire estaba cargado de perfume
5. (= deep) [sigh, sleep, silence] → profundo
heavy breather (on telephone) → maníaco m telefónico
heavy breathing (from exertion) → jadeos mpl, resoplidos mpl
his heavy breathing kept me awakerespiraba tan fuerte que no me dejaba dormir, sus jadeos no me dejaban dormir
to be a heavy sleepertener el sueño profundo
6. (= arduous) [task, work] → pesado; [schedule] → apretado
I've had a heavy dayhe tenido un día muy liado or ajetreado
see also weather
7. (= boring, laboured) [book, film, humour] → denso, pesado
to be heavy going [book, film] → ser muy denso
the conversation was heavy goingera difícil encontrar temas de conversación
his new album/book is pretty heavy stuffsu nuevo álbum es bastante fuerte
8. (= bad)
to have a heavy coldestar muy resfriado or acatarrado
he had had a heavy fallhabía tenido una mala caída
to get heavy things got a bit heavy (= nasty) → la cosa se puso fea
9. (= rough) [sea] → grueso
B. N
1. (= thug) → matón m, gorila m
2. (= eminent person) → peso m pesado
3. (= newspaper) → periódico m serio
4. (Scot) (beer) → cerveza f tostada
C. ADV
time hung heavy (on our hands)las horas/los días se nos hacían interminables
the shadow of war hung heavy over the cityla sombra de la guerra pesaba sobre la ciudad
his son's troubles weighed heavy on his mindlos problemas de su hijo le preocupaban mucho
D. CPD heavy artillery Nartillería f pesada
heavy cream N (US) → nata f para montar (Sp), nata f enriquecida
heavy goods NPLartículos mpl pesados
heavy goods vehicle Nvehículo m pesado
heavy guns NPL = heavy artillery heavy industry Nindustria f pesada
heavy metal N (Chem, Ind) → metal m pesado (Mus) → heavy m (metal)
heavy type Nnegrita f
heavy water N (Phys) → agua f pesada

heavy

[ˈhɛvi] adj
(in weight) [thing] → lourd(e)
This bag's very heavy → Ce sac est très lourd.
It's ten times heavier than we estimated → C'est dix fois plus lourd que ce que nous avions prévu.
how heavy is it? → combien est-ce que ça pèse ?
how heavy are you? → combien pesez-vous ?, quel est votre poids?
(= heavily built) [person] → trapu(e)
[material] → épais(se)
(in amount, extent) [responsibility] → lourd(e); [fine] → lourd(e); [casualties] → important(e); [traffic] → dense; [drinker, smoker] → grand(e)
to be a heavy drinker → être un(e) grand(e) buveur/euse
heavy drinking → consommation excessive d'alcool
[rain] → fort(e)
The rain was heavy at first → La pluie a été forte dans un premier temps.
heavy rain → fortes pluies
Heavy rain has destroyed a lot of crops → De fortes pluies ont détruit une grosse partie des récoltes.
heavy snow
In the middle of the month there was heavy snow → Il y a eu une importante chute de neige au milieu du mois.
(= hard) [blow] → violent(e)
(= intense) [fighting] → acharné(e)
(= busy) → chargé(e)
I've got a very heavy week ahead → Je vais avoir une semaine très chargée.
[meal, food] → lourd(e)
(= sad) [heart] → gros(e)
to be heavy on (= use a lot of) → consommer beaucoup de
Tanks are very heavy on fuel → Les chars consomment beaucoup d'essence. (= be full of)
It is heavy on supposition and light on fact → Il y a beaucoup d'hypothèses mais peu de faits.
to be heavy with (= full of) [+ scent] → être empli(e) de; [+ suspicion, questions, betrayal] → être lourd(e) de (= laden with) → être chargé(e) de
The air was heavy with moisture → L'air était très humide.
(= serious) [situation, discussion] → sérieux/euse
to be heavy going [book]
It's heavy going → Ce n'est pas facile à lire. heavy breathingheavy breathing nforte respiration fheavy cream n (US)crème f fraîche épaisseheavy-duty [ˌhɛviˈdjuːti] adj [carpet, equipment] → résistant(e)heavy goods vehicle n (British)poids m lourdheavy-handed [ˌhɛviˈhændɪd] adj [tactics, behaviour] → maladroit(e)
to be heavy-handed → être maladroit(e)heavy industry nindustrie f lourdeheavy metal n (MUSIC)heavy metal mheavy-set [ˌhɛviˈsɛt] adj (mainly US)costaud(e)

heavy

adj (+er)
(= of great weight, Phys, fig) → schwer; featuresgrob; with a heavy heartschweren Herzens, mit schwerem Herzen; heavy with pollenmit Pollen geschwängert (geh); heavy with sleep (person)schläfrig; eyes alsoschwer; the air was heavy with smoke/the smell of cookingder Rauch/Essensgeruch hing schwer in der Luft; his voice was heavy with sarcasmseine Stimme triefte von or vor Sarkasmus
blow, gunfire, casualties, fog, book, meal, defeat, lossesschwer; rain, traffic, drinker, smoker, periodstark; expenses, taxeshoch; buyinggroß; linedick; sleeptief; landing, fallhart; heavy buyerGroßabnehmer m; heavy type (Typ) → Fettdruck m; heavy breathingschweres Atmen; to be heavy on petrol (Brit) or gas (US) → viel Benzin brauchen; to be heavy on the stomachschwer im Magen liegen; to be heavy with child (liter)schweren Leibes sein (geh)
(= heavy-handed) manner, style, sense of humourschwerfällig
(= oppressive) silencebedrückend; weather, airdrückend, schwül; skybedeckt
(= difficult) task, work, dayschwer; the going was heavywir kamen nur schwer voran; she can be heavy goingsie kann ziemlich anstrengend sein; the conversation was heavy goingdie Unterhaltung war mühsam; this book is very heavy goingdas Buch liest sich schwer
(Theat) partschwer, ernst
(inf: = strict) → streng (on mit); to play the heavy father/husbandden gestrengen Vater/Ehemann spielen
(dated US sl) → prima (inf), → dufte (dated inf)
advschwer; his guilt weighs or lies heavy on himseine Schuld lastet schwer auf ihm
n
(Brit inf: = thug) → Schlägertyp m
(Theat, = villain) → Schurke m
(Scot: = beer) dunkleres, obergäriges Bier

heavy

:
heavy artillery
n (Mil) → schwere Artillerie
heavy-duty
adj clothes, tyres etcstrapazierfähig; plastic, flexdick; heavy machineHochleistungsmaschine f
heavy-footed
heavy goods vehicle
heavy-handed
heavy-hearted
adjmit schwerem Herzen, bedrückt
heavy hitter
heavy industry
heavy-laden
adjschwer beladen (also Bibl)
heavy metal
n
(Mus) → Heavymetal m
heavy water
heavy water reactor
nSchwerwasserreaktor m

heavy

[ˈhɛvɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) (fig) → pesante; (sigh) → profondo/a; (sleep) → profondo/a, pesante; (blow, rain, taxation) → forte; (sea) → grosso/a (after n); (expense, casualties) → ingente; (traffic) → intenso/a; (atmosphere) → opprimente; (crop) → abbondante (Mil) (fighting) → accanito/a; (fire) → nutrito/a, fitto/a; (loss) → grave; (smoker) → accanito/a
how heavy are you? → quanto pesi?
to have a heavy cold → avere un forte raffreddore
it's a heavy burden for her to bear → è un peso troppo grande per lei
with a heavy heart → col cuore gonfio
air heavy with scent → aria carica di profumo
to be a heavy drinker → essere un(a) forte bevitore/trice
my car is heavy on petrol → la mia macchina consuma troppo
to be a heavy sleeper → avere il sonno duro or pesante
it's heavy going → è una gran fatica

heavy

(ˈhevi) adjective
1. having great weight; difficult to lift or carry. a heavy parcel.
2. having a particular weight. I wonder how heavy our little baby is.
3. of very great amount, force etc. heavy rain; a heavy blow; The ship capsized in the heavy seas; heavy taxes.
4. doing something to a great extent. He's a heavy smoker/drinker.
5. dark and dull; looking or feeling stormy. a heavy sky/atmosphere.
6. difficult to read, do, understand etc. Books on philosophy are too heavy for me.
7. (of food) hard to digest. rather heavy pastry.
8. noisy and clumsy. heavy footsteps.
ˈheavily adverb
ˈheaviness noun
ˌheavy-ˈduty adjective
made to stand up to very hard wear or use. heavy-duty tyres.
heavy industry
industries such as coalmining, ship-building etc which involve the use of large or heavy machines or which produce large or heavy products.
ˈheavyweight adjective, noun
(a person) in the heaviest of the various classes into which competitors in certain sports (eg boxing, wrestling) are divided according to their weight. a heavyweight boxer.
heavy going
difficult to make any progress with. I found this book very heavy going.
a heavy heart
a feeling of sadness. He obeyed with a heavy heart.
make heavy weather of
to find surprising difficulty in doing. He said he'd finish the job in half an hour, but he's making rather heavy weather of it.

heavy

ثَقِيل těžký tung schwer βαρύς pesado painava lourd težak pesante 重い 무거운 zwaar tung ciężki pesado тяжелый tung หนัก ağır nặng 笨重地

heavy

a. pesado-a, grueso-a, fornido-a;
___ chain diseaseenfermedad de red o cadena;
___ drinkerbebedor, que bebe demasiado;
___ foodalimento indigesto;
___ liquidlíquido espeso;
___ mealcomida fuerte;
___ periodhipermenorrea;
___ sleepsueño profundo;
___ traffictráfico denso.

heavy

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) pesado; (bleeding) profuso; — drinker (smoker, etc.) persona que bebe (fuma, etc.) mucho
References in classic literature ?
In the station yard, after the evening train had gone, there was a heavy silence.
Yes, he and Eradicate were having an argument about who should move a heavy casting from one of the shops.
We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
Silent, slow, and solemn; bowing over still further his chronically broken back, he toiled away, as if toil were life itself, and the heavy beating of his hammer the heavy beating of his heart.
It often went to my heart to see how the little ponies were used, straining along with heavy loads or staggering under heavy blows from some low, cruel boy.
She had depended on a twilight walk to the Grecian temple, and perhaps all over the grounds, and an evening merely cold or damp would not have deterred her from it; but a heavy and settled rain even SHE could not fancy dry or pleasant weather for walking.
I dance on the hide of Shere Khan, but my heart is very heavy.
He was a powerfully-built man, as I have said, with a fine forehead and rather heavy features; but his eyes had that odd drooping of the skin above the lids which often comes with advancing years, and the fall of his heavy mouth at the corners gave him an expression of pugnacious resolution.
And then the Martian beside us raised his tube on high and discharged it, gunwise, with a heavy report that made the ground heave.
If he was detected in this and the earth proved too heavy, he would be stifled, and then -- so much the better, all would be over.
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day.
There is a class of optimists ready to reinsure an "overdue" ship at a heavy premium.