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. Heavy metals. (Chem.)
See under Metal. Heavy weight, in wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the heaviest of the
classes into which contestants are divided. Cf. Feather weight (c), under Feather.
Heavy is used in composition to form many words which need no special explanation; as, heavy-built,
heavy-browed, heavy-gaited, etc.
(Heav"y), adv. Heavily; sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
(Heav"y), v. t. To make heavy. [Obs.] Wyclif.