heavy rain led to destructive flash floods throughout the Phoenix, Arizona area Monday morning.
Rapidly, the brothers descended into heavy drug use, not knowing how to cope on their own in the world.
A sign peeking out from the heavy forest is barely visible on the trip back.
The soldiers, suicide bombers, and heavy weapons parading through Sadr City last month—that was the launch of the Peace Brigades.
Former Florencia 13 heavy hitter Alfred Lomas says that gang members were far from the only participants in the riots.
Inside his shirt there bulged a heavy 45 slung from a leather breast-holster.
Evidences of heavy rainfall at certain times to be seen everywhere.
Some years ago I could deliver a heavy punch and the knack had 31stayed with me.
The weather is heavy and cloudy, and I hope to get some rain shortly.
The wood is very hard, heavy, and is split with the greatest difficulty.
Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, grave; oppressive; slow, dull," from Proto-Germanic *hafiga "containing something; having weight" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German hebig, Old Norse hofugr, Middle Dutch hevich, Dutch hevig), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Jazz slang sense of "profound, serious" is from 1937 but would have been comprehensible to an Anglo-Saxon. Heavy industry recorded from 1932. Heavy metal attested by 1839 in chemistry; in nautical jargon from at least 1744 in sense "large-caliber guns on a ship.
While we undervalue the nicely-balanced weight of broadsides which have lately been brought forward with all the grave precision of Cocker, we are well aware of the decided advantages of heavy metal. ["United Services Journal," London, 1830]As a type of rock music, from 1972.
mid-13c., "something heavy; heaviness," from heavy (adj.). Theatrical sense of "villain" is 1880.