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  1. heav·y
    IPA[ˈhevē]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. a thing, such as a vehicle, that is large or heavy of its kind.

    • 2. a large, strong man, especially one hired for protection:

      I needed money to pay off the heavies
    • 3. serious newspapers:

      reporters from the Sunday heavies
    • 4. an important person:

      music business heavies
    • 5. strong beer, especially bitter:

      a pint of heavy

    adverb

    • 1. heavily:

      heavy-laden
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: heavy, plural noun: heavies

    • adjective

      of great weight; difficult to lift or move:

      used in questions about weight:

    • noun

      a thing, such as a vehicle, that is large or heavy of its kind.

      a large, strong man, especially one hired for protection:

    • adverb

      heavily:
    • adjective

      disproportionately heavy at the top so as to be in danger of toppling.

      (of an organization) having a disproportionately large number of people in senior administrative positions.

    • adjective

      clumsy or insensitive:

      overly forceful or oppressive:

    • noun

      a type of highly amplified harsh-sounding rock music with a strong beat, characteristically using violent or fantastic imagery.

      a metal of relatively high density, or of high relative atomic weight.

    • noun

      the lifting of heavy objects.

      hard or difficult work:

    • adjective

      (of material or an article) designed to withstand the stresses of demanding use:

      intense, important, or abundant:

    • adjective

      (of a vehicle) capable of lifting or transporting extremely heavy loads:
    • noun

      another term for deuterium
    • noun

      the protein subunit that, as one of a pair, makes up the major part of an immunoglobulin molecule.
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