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Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
Clara Bow

Meaning of "heavy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HEAVY

Old English hefig; related to hebban to heave, Old High German hebīg.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HEAVY

heavy  [ˈhɛvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEAVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Heavy can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES HEAVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of heavy in the English dictionary

The first definition of heavy in the dictionary is of comparatively great weight. Other definition of heavy is having a relatively high density. Heavy is also great in yield, quality, or quantity.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEAVY


bevvy
ˈbɛvɪ
bevy
ˈbɛvɪ
chevy
ˈtʃɛvɪ
levee
ˈlɛvɪ
levy
ˈlɛvɪ
neve
ˈnɛvɪ
replevy
rɪˈplɛvɪ
superheavy
ˌsuːpəˈhɛvɪ
ultraheavy
ʌltrəˈhɛvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEAVY

heavy breather
heavy breathing
heavy chain
heavy cream
heavy crude
heavy crude oil
heavy cruiser
heavy earth
heavy element
heavy going
heavy goods vehicle
heavy hitter
heavy hydrogen
heavy industry
heavy metal
heavy middleweight
heavy mob
heavy mud
heavy oil

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEAVY

cavy
Davy
Department of the Navy
Donleavy
French navy
gravy
merchant navy
navy
onion gravy
peavy
Royal Navy
tail-heavy
the navy
top-heavy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of heavy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEAVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «heavy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of heavy

Translation of «heavy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEAVY

Find out the translation of heavy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of heavy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «heavy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

笨重地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pesado
570 millions of speakers

English

heavy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَقِيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тяжелый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pesado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হেভিসাইড স্তর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lourd
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lapisan heaviside
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무거운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Heaviside layer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nặng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹெவிசைடு அடுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हेव्हीसइड स्तर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Heaviside tabakası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ciężki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

важкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βαρύς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tung
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tung
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of heavy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAVY»

The term «heavy» is very widely used and occupies the 2.842 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAVY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about heavy

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEAVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word heavy.
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Hiam Abbass
My tendency in life is to like movies that deal with heavy stuff, but it's my nature.
2
Gianni Agnelli
Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.
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Phil Anselmo
I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
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Mary Antin
You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose.
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John Barrasso
My dad, as a guy, had to quit school in the ninth grade, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And spent his life pushing wheel barrels of heavy wet cement. So we've gone from pushing cement to now in one generation pushing legislation. But we always want any president to succeed, to do well; that means America does well and Americans do well.
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Max Beerbohm
Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls.
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Clara Bow
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
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Warren Buffett
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
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Robert Burns
Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
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Gary Cherone
In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEAVY»

Discover the use of heavy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heavy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
With a foreword by party anthem master Andrew WK, the book gives headbangers the chance to colour legends like Metallica, Danzig and Panter; help get Spinal Tap through a backstage maze; complete the Black Metal word scramble and hair metal ...
Aye Jay Morano, Aye Jay, 2007
2
Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture
Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal.
Deena Weinstein, 2009
3
Heavy Duty Truck Systems
The fifth edition has been updated throughout including an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar's new highway vocational transmission, updates of electricity and electronics to cover new battery ...
Sean Bennett, 2010
4
A Practical Guide to Heavy Tails: Statistical Techniques and ...
This volume contains a unique collection of mathematical essays that resent a battery of techniques and approaches for the statistical analysis of heavy tailed distributions and processes.
Robert Adler, Raya Feldman, Murad Taqqu, 1998
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Heavy Drinking: The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease
Herbert Fingarette presents constructive approaches to heavy drinking, including new methods of helping heavy drinkers and social policies for preventing heavy drinking and the harms associated with it.
Herbert Fingarette, 1988
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Heavy Metals In The Environment
This text presents analytical techniques for the determination of heavy metals in air particles, water, soil and biological samples.
Bibudhendra Sarkar, 2002
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Maintenance Management of Heavy Duty Construction Plant and ...
This book provides succinct guidance on the management of the maintenance of construction plant, bringing together information which is only currently found dispersed amongst other publications.
David Edwards, Gary Holt, Frank Harris, 1998
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The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time
When all of this is melded with Popoff's unique and celebrated insights into the metal of yesterday and today, an essential resource becomes a rock-writing standard.
Martin Popoff, 2004
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HEAVY!: The Surprising Reasons America Is the Land of the ...
Allowing heavy Americans to shift responsibility for their weight gain can only exacerbate the country s weight problems.
Richard B. McKenzie, 2011
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Heavy Metals in Soils
Building on the success and acclaim of the first edition, this book continues to provide an up-to-date, balanced and comprehensive review of the subject in two sections: the first providing an introduction to the metals chemistry, sources ...
B. J. Alloway, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEAVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heavy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Two Dead, at Least Six Missing in Kentucky as Heavy Storms Race …
Two people are dead and at least six others remain missing Tuesday in Johnson County, Kentucky, where flash floods destroyed about 150 ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
2
WATCH: Andrew McCutchen Hits All-Star Game Home Run | Heavy
It took one hit in one at bat for Andrew McCutchen to shake up the MLB All-Star game. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, who was not originally ... «Heavy.com, Jul 15»
3
NYC Incubator Grand Central Tech Snags Talent-Heavy Second Batch
Grand Central Tech, the startup hub and business accelerator now welcoming in its second batch of companies into its massive office space ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
4
Kristen Posey, Buster's Wife: 5 Fast Facts | Heavy.com
Buster Posey has a reputation as a well-spoken, if not slightly quiet guy when he isn't leading the San Francisco Giants to World Series titles. «Heavy.com, Jul 15»
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The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete …
Geek's Guide to Britain Last time London flooded was 1953. Three hundred lives were lost, 30,000 evacuated and the damage totalled a ... «The Register, Jul 15»
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Heavy downpours cause flooding woes in Montgomery Co. | 6abc.com
... problems in Pottstown. Heavy downpours overnight resulted in flash flooding in some areas, and prompted a rescue in Montgomery County. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
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Jessica Cox & Mike Trout: The Pictures You Need to See | Heavy.com
Want to talk about relationship goals? Jessica Cox and Mike Trout are relationship goals. The pair have been dating since they were ... «Heavy.com, Jul 15»
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'heavy lifting' on capital - Financial Review
National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn says NAB has "done most of the heavy lifting" in increasing its capital, after the ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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Coastal Karnataka to Get Heavy Rainfall - NDTV.com
Bengaluru: The weather office today forecast heavy rainfall for coastal Karnataka. The coastal Karnataka districts include Uttara Kannada, ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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Report calls for heavy crude oil ban in Straits of Mackinac pipeline …
LANSING, MI — Banning heavy tar sands oil from ever flowing through the aging twin Straits of Mackinac pipelines is one of about a dozen ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»

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