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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Heavy

HEAV'Y, adjective hev'y.

1. Weighty; ponderous; having great weight; tending strongly to the center of attraction; contrary to light; applied to material bodies; as a heavy stone; a heavy load.

2. Sad; sorrowful; dejected; depressed in mind.

A light wife makes a heavy husband.

So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart. Proverbs 25:20.

3. Grievous; afflictive; depressing to the spirits; as heavy news; a heavy calamity.

4. Burdensome; oppressive; as heavy taxes.

Make thy father's heavy yoke--lighter. 1 Kings 12:4.

5. Wanting life and animation; dull.

My heavy eyes you say confess

A heart to love and grief inclined.

6. Drowsy; dull.

Their eyes were heavy Matthew 26:37. Luke 9:32.

7. Wanting spirit or animation; destitute of life or rapidity of sentiment; dull; as a heavy writer; a heavy style.

8. Wanting activity or vivacity; indolent.

But of a heavy dull, degenerate mind.

9. Slow; sluggish.

He walks with a heavy gait.

10. Burdensome; tedious; as heavy hours.

Time lies heavy on him who has no employment.

11. Loaded; encumbered; burdened.

He found his men heavy and laden with booty.

12. Lying with weight on the stomach; not easily digested; as, oily food is heavy to the stomach.

13. Moist; deep; soft; miry; as heavy land; a heavy soil. We apply heavy to soft loamy or clayey land, which makes the draught of a plow or wagon difficult and laborious. So we say, a heavy road.

14. Difficult; laborious; as a heavy draught.

15. Weary; supported with pain or difficulty.

And the hands of Moses were heavy Exodus 17:12.

16. Inflicting severe evils, punishments or judgments.

The hand of the Lord was heavy on them of Ashdod.

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17. Burdensome; occasioning great care.

This thing is too heavy for thee. Exodus 18:18.

18. Dull; not hearing; inattentive.

Neither his ears heavy that he cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1.

19. Large, as billows; swelling and rolling with great force; as a heavy sea.

20. Large in amount; as a heavy expense; a heavy debt.

21. Thick; dense; black; as a heavy cloud.

22. Violent; tempestuous; as a heavy wind or gale.

23. Large; abundant; as a heavy fall of snow or rain.

24. Great; violent; forcible; as a heavy fire of cannon or small arms.

25. Not raised by leaven or fermentation; not light; clammy; as heavy bread.

26. Requiring much labor or much expense; as a heavy undertaking.

27. Loud; as heavy thunder.

Heavy metal, in military affairs, signifies large guns, carrying balls of a large size, or it is applied to large balls themselves.

HEAVY, adverb hev'y. With great weight; used in composition.

HEAVY, verb transitive hev'y. To make heavy [Not in use.]