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heavies

noun

  1. (actor)  an actor who plays villainous roles
    Type of: actor
  2. (character)  a serious (or tragic) role in a play
    Type of: character

Etymology summary

Old English hefig; related to hebban to heave, Old High German hebīg
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Villain | villainess

an "evil" character in a story, whether a historical narrative or, especially, a work of fiction. The villain usually is the antagonist, the character who tends to have a negative effect on other characters. A female villain is sometimes called a ... (41 of 2099 words, 3 images)

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Heavy [disambiguation]

may refer to: A concept of weight | "Heavy" (song), a 1999 song by Collective Soul from the album Dosage | Heavy (Iron Butterfly album), the first album by the band Iron Butterfly | Heavy (Heavy D album), 1999 | Heavy (Swollen Members album), a 2003... (42 of 274 words, 24 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

heavy | heavys [plural] | heavies [plural] | heavied [past tense] | heavying [present participle] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | good [synonym, sense-specific] | armed [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[physical object] Having great weight. | [topic] Serious, somber. | [British, slang] good. | [outdated, late 1960s, 1970s, United States] Profound. | [rate of flow] High, great. | [slang] armed. | [Music terminology] louder, more distorted | [weather]... (31 of 219 words, 20 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heavy

Collins Dictionary:

heavies | heavy | heavy on [sense-specific] | the heavies [sense-specific] | cloggy [synonym, sense-specific] | serious [synonym, sense-specific] | prodigious [synonym, sense-specific] | grandiose [synonym, sense-specific] | wonderful [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[of] "heavy" | of comparatively great weight | having a relatively high density | great in yield, quality, or quantity, | great or considerable | hard ... (21 of 771 words, 43 definitions, 32 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heavies

heavy | heavy on [sense-specific] | the heavies [sense-specific] | cloggy [synonym, sense-specific] | serious [synonym, sense-specific] | prodigious [synonym, sense-specific] | grandiose [synonym, sense-specific] | wonderful [synonym, sense-specific] | hard [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of comparatively great weight | having a relatively high density | great in yield, quality, or quantity, | great or considerable | hard to bear, ... (21 of 966 words, 42 definitions, 32 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heavy

Random House Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | hvy. [abbreviation] | heavily [sense-specific] | stressed [synonym, sense-specific] | long [synonym, sense-specific]

of great weight; hard to lift or carry. | of great amount, quantity, or size; extremely large; massive. | of great force, intensity, turbulence, etc.. ... (23 of 418 words, 34 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/heavy

American Heritage Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | heaviness [noun, related]

Having relatively great weight | Having relatively high density; having a high specific gravity. | Large, as in number or quantity | Large in yield or ... (23 of 392 words, 41 definitions, 32 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heavy

New World Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty | of high specific gravity; of concentrated weight for the size | above the usual or defined ... (25 of 356 words, 25 definitions, 24 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heavy

Merriam-Webster:

heavy [entry 1, adjective] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | hvy [abbreviation] | serious [synonym, sense-specific] | drowsy [synonym, sense-specific] | long [sense-specific, synonym] | deep [synonym, sense-specific] | important [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

having great weight ; also, characterized by mass or weight ; having a high ... | hard to bear ; specifically, "grievous", "afflictive" | of weighty ... (24 of 637 words, 14 definitions, 28 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heavy

heavy [entry 2, adverb] | heavily [synonym]

in a heavy manner; "heavily" (5 of 34 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heavy show=1

heavy [entry 3, noun] | heavies [plural] | heavyweight [synonym, sense-specific] | villain [synonym, sense-specific] | elite [synonym, sense-specific] | baddie [synonym, sense-specific] | beast [synonym, sense-specific] | brute [synonym, sense-specific] | caitiff [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"heavyweight" [sense-specific] | a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character ; also, an actor playing such a role ; "villain" ... (21 of 187 words, 2 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

heavy [noun] | heavies [plural]

[countable, informal] a large strong man whose job is to protect someone ; ... | [countable, informal] an important or powerful person | [countable, ... (22 of 71 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 79

heavy | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | heavy with child | heavy going | heavy smoker/drinker | make heavy weather of something | heaviness [noun, uncountable, related]

a heavy object weighs a lot ; used when talking about how much someone or ... | used for saying that there is a lot of something ; used for saying ... (30 of 784 words, 21 definitions, 45 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heavy

heavy [adverb] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | be/lie/weigh heavy on | time lies/hangs heavy on your hands

"be/lie/weigh heavy on": [literary] to make you feel continuously worried or uncomfortable | "time lies/hangs heavy on your hands": [literary] used ... (20 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 88

Oxford Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | heavy on | heavy going | the heavy mob | make heavy weather of | coarse [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of great weight; difficult to lift or move | used in questions about weight | [attributive] : (of a class of thing) above the average weight; large of ... (26 of 435 words, 36 definitions, 31 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heavy

Cambridge Dictionary:

heavy [entry 1]

weighing a lot; needing effort to move or lift (9 of 30 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 1

heavy [entry 2] | heavy seas

(especially of something unpleasant) of very or especially great force, amount or degree | "heavy seas": sea which is rough with large waves (22 of 43 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 2

heavy [entry 3]

thick, strong, solid or strongly made | describes soil which is thick and difficult to dig or walk through | thick, solid-looking and not delicate (23 of 54 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 3

heavy [entry 4]

describes machines or vehicles that are very large and powerful (10 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 4

heavy [entry 5, old-fashioned slang]

describes something such as a situation that is dangerous or unpleasant (11 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 5

heavy [entry 6, slang]

a large strong man employed to protect someone else or to frighten other people (14 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heavy 6

Encarta Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

weighing a relatively large amount and thus difficult to lift, carry, or move | occurring or produced in large amounts or in greater amounts than ... (24 of 594 words, 35 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617132​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

heavies | heavy

Origin: Old English hefig; related to hebban to heave, Old High German hebīg

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heavies

Online Etymology:

heavy

First use: mid-13th century

Origin: [adjective] Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, ... | [noun] "something heavy; heaviness", from "heavy" (adjective). ... (19 of 143 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=heavy

Wiktionary:

heavy | heavys [plural] | heavies [plural] | heavied [past tense] | heavying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English hevy, heviȝ, from Old English hefiġ, hefeġ, hæfiġ ("heavy; important, grave, severe, serious; oppressive, grievous; slow, dull"), from Proto-Germanic *habīgaz ("heavy, hefty, weighty"),... (25 of 79 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heavy

New World Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English hevi from Old English hefig (akin to Old High German hebig) from base of hebban (see "heave") + -ig ... (21 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heavy

Oxford Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative] | heavy on

Origin: Old English hefig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hevig, also to "heave"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heavy

American Heritage Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English hevi, from Old English hefig; see kap- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heavy

Merriam-Webster:

heavy [entry 1, adjective] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English hevy, from Old English hefig; akin to Old High German hebīc heavy, Old English hebban to lift

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heavy

Encarta Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Origin: Old English hefig from Germanic, "lift"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617132​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

heavy | heavys [plural] | heavies [plural] | heavied [past tense] | heavying [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heavy"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heavy

Collins Dictionary:

heavy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heavy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heavy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

heavy [adjective] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heavy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/heavy

heavy [countable, informal, noun] | heavies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heavy"

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heavy [adverb] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heavy"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

heavy | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heavy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heavy

heavy [noun] | heavies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heavy"

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heavy [adverb] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heavy"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

heavy [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "heavy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "heavy"

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the Free Dictionary:

heavy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heavy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heavy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "heavy" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

heavy | heavies [plural] | heavier [comparative] | heaviest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "heavy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

heavy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heavy"

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YourDictionary Audio:

heavy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heavy" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

heavy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heavy" by speech synthesizer

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