Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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HEAV'INESS, noun hev'iness. Weight; ponderousness; gravity; the quality of being heavy; as the heaviness of a body.

1. Sadness; sorrow; dejection of mind; depression of spirits.

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. Proverbs 12:25.

Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. 1 Peter 1:6.

2. Sluggishness; torpidness; dullness of spirit; languidness; languor; lassitude.

What means this heaviness that hangs upon me?

3. Weight; burden; oppression; as, the heaviness of taxes.

4. That which it requires great strength to move or overcome; that which creates labor and difficulty; as the heaviness of a draught.

5. Thickness; moistness; deepness; as the heaviness of ground or soil.

6. Thickness; moistness; as of air.