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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heavy  \Heav"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Heavier};  superl.  {Heaviest}.]  [OE. 
  hevi,  AS  hefig  fr  hebban  to  lift,  heave;  akin  to  OHG. 
  hebig  hevig  Icel.  h["o]figr,  h["o]fugr.  See  {Heave}.] 
  1.  Heaved  or  lifted  with  labor;  not  light;  weighty; 
  ponderous;  as  a  heavy  stone;  hence  sometimes  large  in 
  extent,  quantity,  or  effects;  as  a  heavy  fall  of  rain  or 
  snow;  a  heavy  failure;  heavy  business  transactions,  etc.; 
  often  implying  strength;  as  a  heavy  barrier;  also 
  difficult  to  move  as  a  heavy  draught. 
 
  2.  Not  easy  to  bear;  burdensome;  oppressive;  hard  to  endure 
  or  accomplish;  hence  grievous,  afflictive;  as  heavy 
  yokes,  expenses,  undertakings,  trials,  news  etc 
 
  The  hand  of  the  Lord  was  heavy  upon  them  of  Ashdod. 
  --1  Sam.  v.  6. 
 
  The  king  himself  hath  a  heavy  reckoning  to  make 
  --Shak. 
 
  Sent  hither  to  impart  the  heavy  news  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Trust  him  not  in  matter  of  heavy  consequence. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Laden  with  that  which  is  weighty;  encumbered;  burdened; 
  bowed  down  either  with  an  actual  burden,  or  with  care 
  grief,  pain,  disappointment. 
 
  The  heavy  [sorrowing]  nobles  all  in  council  were 
  --Chapman. 
 
  A  light  wife  doth  make  a  heavy  husband.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Slow;  sluggish;  inactive;  or  lifeless,  dull,  inanimate, 
  stupid;  as  a  heavy  gait,  looks  manners,  style,  and  the 
  like  a  heavy  writer  or  book. 
 
  Whilst  the  heavy  plowman  snores.  --Shak. 
 
  Of  a  heavy,  dull,  degenerate  mind.  --Dryden. 
 
  Neither  [is]  his  ear  heavy,  that  it  can  not  hear. 
  --Is.  lix.  1. 
 
  5.  Strong;  violent;  forcible;  as  a  heavy  sea,  storm, 
  cannonade,  and  the  like 
 
  6.  Loud;  deep;  --  said  of  sound;  as  heavy  thunder. 
 
  But  hark!  that  heavy  sound  breaks  in  once  more 
  --Byron. 
 
  7.  Dark  with  clouds,  or  ready  to  rain;  gloomy;  --  said  of  the 
  sky. 
 
  8.  Impeding  motion;  cloggy;  clayey;  --  said  of  earth;  as  a 
  heavy  road,  soil,  and  the  like 
 
  9.  Not  raised  or  made  light;  as  heavy  bread. 
 
  10.  Not  agreeable  to  or  suitable  for  the  stomach;  not 
  easily  digested;  --  said  of  food. 
 
  11.  Having  much  body  or  strength;  --  said  of  wines,  or  other 
  liquors. 
 
  12.  With  child;  pregnant.  [R.] 
 
  {Heavy  artillery}.  (Mil.) 
  a  Guns  of  great  weight  or  large  caliber,  esp.  siege, 
  garrison,  and  seacoast  guns. 
  b  Troops  which  serve  heavy  guns. 
 
  {Heavy  cavalry}.  See  under  {Cavalry}. 
 
  {Heavy  fire}  (Mil.),  a  continuous  or  destructive  cannonading, 
  or  discharge  of  small  arms. 
 
  {Heavy  metal}  (Mil.),  large  guns  carrying  balls  of  a  large 
  size;  also  large  balls  for  such  guns. 




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