follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

heavyset

[hev-ee-set] /ˈhɛv iˈsɛt/
adjective
1.
having a large body build.
2.
stout; stocky.
Origin of heavyset
1920-1925
1920-25; heavy + set
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for heavyset
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The heavyset, black-bearded Muslim soldier took a spear from the boy standing near him and leveled it at Daoud, his face hard.

  • When they touched the landing at Sandy Point a heavyset man dressed in brown coveralls jumped into the boat.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • At the entrance to the inner sanctum the heavyset Scotty looked up at his approach.

    Medal of Honor Dallas McCord Reynolds

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for heavyset

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for heavyset

17
16
Scrabble Words With Friends