Webster 1913 Edition
Having the heaves.
hebbanto lift, heave; akin to OHG.
Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous;
as, a; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects;
as, a; often implying strength;
heavyfall of rain or snow; a
heavybusiness transactions, etc.
as, a; also, difficult to move;
Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive;
heavyyokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
The hand of the Lord was
heavyupon them of Ashdod.
1 Sam. v. 6.
The king himself hath a
heavyreckoning to make.
Sent hither to impart the
Trust him not in matter of
Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
heavy[sorrowing] nobles all in council were.
A light wife doth make a
Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid;
heavygait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a
heavywriter or book.
heavy, dull, degenerate mind.
Neither [is] his ear
heavy, that it can not hear.
Is. lix. 1.
Strong; violent; forcible;
heavysea, storm, cannonade, and the like
Loud; deep; – said of sound;
But, hark! that
heavysound breaks in once more.
Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; – said of the sky.
Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; – said of earth;
heavyroad, soil, and the like
Not raised or made light;
Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; – said of food.
Having much body or strength; – said of wines, or other liquors.
With child; pregnant.
Guns of great weight or large caliber, esp. siege, garrison, and seacoast guns.
Troops which serve heavy guns.–
a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms.–
large guns carrying balls of a large size; also, large balls for such guns.–
in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the classes into which contestants are divided. Cf.
☞ Heavy is used in composition to form many words which need no special explanation; as, heavy-built, heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.
Heavily; – sometimes used in composition;
To make heavy.
Webster 1828 Edition
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. Prov.25.
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.
5.Wanting life and animation; dull.
My heavy eyes you say confess
A heart to love and grief inclined.
Their eyes were heavy. Matt.26. Luke.9.
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.
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. Ex.17.
16. Inflicting severe evils,punishments or judgments.
The hand of the Lord was heavy on them of Ashdod.
17. Burdensome; occasioning great care.
This thing is too heavy for thee. Ex.18.
18. Dull; not hearing; inattentive.
Neither his ears heavy, that he cannot hear. Is.59.
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.