Heaviness Heav"i*ness, n. The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • heaviness — O.E. hefigness heaviness, weight; burden, affliction; dullness, torpor; see HEAVY (Cf. heavy) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heaviness — [hev′ē nis] n. a heavy quality or state * * * See heavy. * * * …   Universalium

  • heaviness — index damper (depressant), languor, pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heaviness — [hev′ē nis] n. a heavy quality or state …   English World dictionary

  • heaviness — noun 1. the property of being comparatively great in weight (Freq. 2) the heaviness of lead • Syn: ↑weightiness • Ant: ↑lightness • Derivationally related forms: ↑weighty ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • heaviness — heav|i|ness [ hevinəs ] noun 1. ) uncount the measurement of how heavy something is: She liked the heaviness of the velvet curtains. 2. ) count or uncount a heavy feeling: the unpleasant heaviness of his stomach 3. ) count or uncount a feeling or …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heaviness — svarumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. heaviness; ponderobility; ponderosity vok. Schwere, f; Wägbarkeit, f rus. весомость, f pranc. pondérabilité, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • heaviness — heavy ► ADJECTIVE (heavier, heaviest) 1) of great weight; difficult to lift or move. 2) of great density; thick or substantial. 3) of more than the usual size, amount, or force. 4) doing something to excess: a heavy smoker. 5) striking or falling …   English terms dictionary

  • heaviness — noun see heavy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heaviness — noun The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity. First got with guile, and then preserud with dread, / And after spent with pride and lauishnesse, / Leauing behind them griefe and heauinesse …   Wiktionary

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