adjective, heftier, heftiest.
heavy; weighty: a hefty book.
big and strong; powerful; muscular: a hefty athlete.
impressively large or substantial: a hefty increase in salary.

1865–70; heft + -y1

heftily, adverb
heftiness, noun

2. robust, husky, burly, stalwart.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hefty
World English Dictionary
hefty (ˈhɛftɪ)
adj , heftier, heftiest
1.  big and strong
2.  characterized by vigour or force: a hefty blow
3.  large, bulky, or heavy
4.  sizable; involving a large amount of money: a hefty bill; a hefty wage

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Try dipping these hefty sandwiches in the broth the meat cooks in, or sip the
  broth alongside.
On top she adds more toasted coconut, hefty dollops of whipped cream, and
  shavings of white chocolate.
It would give the hefty table top an airy lofty feel.
Most must resort to an iron self-discipline bolstered by a hefty dose of
  superiority over those who eat junk food.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature