(n.) An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
(n.) An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
(n.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
(v. i.) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
(v. i.) To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle.
(v. i.) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
(v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
(v. t.) To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.
(v. t.) To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
(v. t.) To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
(v. t.) To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
(v. t.) To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
(adv.) Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
(superl.) Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
(superl.) Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
(superl.) Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
(superl.) Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
(superl.) Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.
(superl.) Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
(superl.) Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
(superl.) Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.
(superl.) Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.