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    HEART-BURNED, a. Having the heart inflamed.

    HEART-BURNING, a. Causing discontent.

    HEART-BURNING, n. Heart-burn, which see.

    1. Discontent; secret enmity.NWAD HEART-BURNING.3

    HEART-CHILLED, a. Having the heart chilled.

    HEART-CONSUMING, a. Destroying peace of mind.

    HEART-CORRODING, a. Preying on the heart.

    HEART-DEAR, a. Sincerely beloved.

    HEART-DEEP, a. Rooted in the heart.

    HEART-DISCOURAGING, a. [See Courage.] Depressing the spirits.

    HEART-EASE, n. Quiet; tranquillity of mind.

    HEART-EASING, a. Giving quiet to the mind.

    HEART-EATING, a. Preying on the heart.

    HEART-EXPANDING, a. Enlarging the heart; opening the feelings.

    HEART-FELT, a. Deeply felt; deeply affecting, either as joy or sorrow.

    HEART-GRIEF, n. Affliction of the heart.

    HEART-HARDENED, a. Obdurate; impenitent; unfeeling.

    HEART-HARDENING, a. Rendering cruel or obdurate.

    HEART-HEAVINESS, n. Depression of spirits.

    HEART-OFFENDING, a. Wounding the heart.

    HEART-PEA, n. A plant, the Cardiospermum, with black seeds, having the figure of a heart of a white color on each.

    HEART-QUELLING, a. Conquering the affection.

    HEART-RENDING, a. Breaking the heart; overpowering with anguish; deeply afflictive.

    HEART-ROBBING, a. Depriving of thought; ecstatic.

    1. Stealing the heart; winning.NWAD HEART-ROBBING.2

    HEART’S-BLOOD, HEART-BLOOD, n. The blood of the heart; life; essence.

    HEART’S-EASE, n. A plant, a species of Viola.

    HEART-SEARCHING, a. Searching the secret thoughts and purposes.

    HEART-SICK, a. Sick at heart; pained in mind; deeply afflicted or depressed.

    HEART-SORE, n. That which pains the heart.

    HE`ART-SORE, a. Deeply wounded.

    HEART-SORROWING, a. Sorrowing deeply in heart.

    HEART-STRING, n. A nerve or tendon, supposed to brace and sustain the heart.

    HEART-STRUCK, a. Driven to the heart; infixed in the mind.

    1. Shocked with fear; dismayed.NWAD HEART-STRUCK.2

    HEART-SWELLING, a. Rankling in the heart.

    HEART-WHOLE, a. [See Whole.] Not affected with love; not in love, or not deeply affected.

    1. Having unbroken spirits, or good courage.NWAD HEART-WHOLE.2

    HEART-WOUNDED, a. Wounded with love or grief; deeply affected with some passion.

    HEART-WOUNDING, a. Piercing with grief.

    HEARTED, a. Taken to heart. [Not used.]

    1. Composed of hearts. [Not used.]NWAD HEARTED.2

    2. Laid up in the heart.NWAD HEARTED.3

    This word is chiefly used in composition, as hard-hearted, faint-hearted, stout-hearted, etc.NWAD HEARTED.4

    HEARTEN, v.t. h`artn. To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate courage.

    1. To restore fertility or strength to; as, to hearten land. [Little used.]NWAD HEARTEN.2

    HEARTENER, n. He or that which gives courage or animation.

    HEARTH, n. harth. A pavement or floor of brick or stone in a chimney, on which a fire is made to warm a room, and from which there is a passage for the smoke to ascend.

    HEARTH-MONEY, HEARTH-PENNY, n. A tax on hearths.

    HEARTILY, adv. [from hearty.] From the heart; with all the heart; with sincerity; really.

    I heartily forgive them.NWAD HEARTILY.2

    1. With zeal; actively; vigorously. He heartily assisted the prince.NWAD HEARTILY.3

    2. Eagerly; freely; largely; as, to eat heartily.NWAD HEARTILY.4

    HEARTINESS, n. Sincerity; zeal; ardor; earnestness.

    1. Eagerness of appetite.NWAD HEARTINESS.2

    HEARTLESS, a. Without courage; spiritless; faint-hearted.

    Heartless they fought, and quitted soon their ground.NWAD HEARTLESS.2

    HEARTLESSLY, adv. Without courage or spirit; faintly; timidly; feebly.

    HEARTLESSNESS, n. Want of courage or spirit; dejection of mind; feebleness.

    HEARTY, a. Having the heart engaged in any thing; sincere; warm; zealous; as, to be hearty in support of government.

    1. Proceeding from the heart; sincere; warm; as a hearty welcome.NWAD HEARTY.2

    2. Being full of health; sound; strong; healthy; as a hearty man.NWAD HEARTY.3

    3. Strong; durable; as hearty timber. [Not used in America.]NWAD HEARTY.4

    4. Having a keen appetite; eating much; as a hearty eater.NWAD HEARTY.5

    5. Strong; nourishing; as hearty food.NWAD HEARTY.6

    HEARTY-HALE, a. Good for the heart.

    HEAT, n. [L. aestus, for haestus, or caestus.]

    1. Heat, as a cause of sensation, that is, the matter of heat, is considered to be a subtil fluid, contained in a greater or less degree in all bodies. In modern chimistry, it is called caloric. It expands all bodies in different proportions, and is the cause of fluidity and evaporation. A certain degree of it is also essential to animal and vegetable life. Heat is latent, when so combined with other matter as not to be perceptible. It is sensible, when it is evolved and perceptible.NWAD HEAT.2

    2. Heat, as a sensation, is the effect produced on the sentient organs of animals, by the passage of caloric, disengaged from surrounding bodies, to the organs. When we touch or approach a hot body, the caloric or heat passes from that body to our organs of feeling, and gives the sensation of heat. On the contrary, when we touch a cold body, the caloric passes from the hand to that body, and causes a sensation of cold.NWAD HEAT.3

    Note. This theory of heat seems not to be fully settled.NWAD HEAT.4

    3. Hot air; hot weather; as the heat of the tropical climates.NWAD HEAT.5

    4. Any accumulation or concentration of the matter of heat or caloric; as the heat of the body; the heat of a furnace; a red heat; a white heat; a welding heat.NWAD HEAT.6

    5. The state of being once heated or hot.NWAD HEAT.7

    Give the iron another heat.NWAD HEAT.8

    6. A violent action unintermitted; a single effort.NWAD HEAT.9

    Many causes are required for refreshment between the heats.NWAD HEAT.10

    7. A single effort in running; a course at a race. Hector won at the first heat.NWAD HEAT.11

    8. Redness of the face; flush.NWAD HEAT.12

    9. Animal excitement; violent action or agitation of the system. The body is all in a heat.NWAD HEAT.13

    10. Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as the heat of battle.NWAD HEAT.14

    11. Violence; ardor; as the heat of party.NWAD HEAT.15

    12. Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation; as the heat of passion.NWAD HEAT.16

    13. Ardor; fervency; animation in thought or discourse.NWAD HEAT.17

    With all the strength and heat of eloquence.NWAD HEAT.18

    14. Fermentation.NWAD HEAT.19

    HEAT, v.t. [L. odi, osus, for hodi, hosus; L aestus, for haestus, heat, tide; Gr. to burn, and the English haste and hoist are probably of the same family.]

    1. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to be hot; as, to heat an oven or a furnace; to heat iron.NWAD HEAT.21

    2. To make feverish; as, to heat the blood.NWAD HEAT.22

    3. To warm with passion or desire; to excite; to rouse into action.NWAD HEAT.23

    A noble emulation heats your breast.NWAD HEAT.24

    4. To agitate the blood and spirits with action; to excite animal action.NWAD HEAT.25

    HEAT, v.i. To grow warm or hot by fermentation, or extrication of latent heat.

    Green hay heats in a mow, and green corn in a bin.NWAD HEAT.27

    1. To grow warm or hot. The iron or the water heats slowly.NWAD HEAT.28

    HEAT, for heated, is in popular use and pronounced het; but it is not elegant.

    HEATED, pp. Made hot; inflamed; exasperated.

    HEATER, n. He or that which eats.

    1. A triangular mass of iron, which is heated and put into a box-iron to heat it and keep it hot, for ironing or smoothing clothes. [This utensil is going into disuse.]NWAD HEATER.2

    HEATH, n.

    1. A plant of the genus Erica, of many species. It is a shrub which is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. Its leaves are small and continue green all the year. It is called also ling.NWAD HEATH.2

    2. A place overgrown with heath.NWAD HEATH.3

    3. A place overgrown with shrubs of any kind.NWAD HEATH.4

    HEATHCOCK, n. A large fowl which frequents heaths, a species of grouse.

    HEATHPEA, n. A species of bitter vetch, Orobus.

    HEATHPOUT, n. A bird, the same as the heath-cock.

    HEATHROSE, n. A plant.

    HEATHEN, n. [Gr. from heath, that is, one who lives in the country or woods, as pagan from pagus, a village.]

    1. A pagan; a Gentile; one who worships idols, or is unacquainted with the true God. In the Scriptures, the word seems to comprehend all nations except the Jews or Israelites, as they were all strangers to the true religion, and all addicted to idolatry. The word may now be applied perhaps to all nations, except to Christians and Mohammedans.NWAD HEATHEN.2

    Heathen, without the plural termination, is used plurally or collectively, for Gentiles or heathen nations.NWAD HEATHEN.3

    Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance. Psalm 2:8.NWAD HEATHEN.4

    Heathen, however, has a plural, expressing two or more individuals.NWAD HEATHEN.5

    If men have reason to be heathens in Japan--NWAD HEATHEN.6

    The precepts and examples of the ancient heathens.NWAD HEATHEN.7

    2. A rude, illiterate, barbarous person.NWAD HEATHEN.8

    HEATHEN, a. Gentile, pagan; as a heathen author.

    HEATHENISH, a. Belonging to Gentiles or pagans; as heathenish rites.

    1. Rude; illiterate; wild; uncivilized.NWAD HEATHENISH.2

    2. Barbarous; savage; cruel; rapacious.NWAD HEATHENISH.3

    HEATHENISHLY, adv. After the manner of heathens.

    HEATHENISM, n. Gentilism; paganism; ignorance of the true God; idolatry; the rites or system of religion of a pagan nation.

    1. Rudeness; barbarism; ignorance.NWAD HEATHENISM.2

    HEATHENIZE, v.t. To render heathen or heathenish.

    HEATHER, n. Heath.

    HEATHY, a. [from heath.] Full of heath; abounding with heath; as heathy land.

    HEATING, ppr. Making warm or hot; inflaming; rousing the passions; exasperating.

    1. Tending to impart heat to; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as heating medicines or applications.NWAD HEATING.2

    HEATLESS, a. Destitute of heat; cold.

    HEAVE, v.t. heev. pret. heaved, or hove; pp. heaved, hove, formerly hoven. [Gr. to breathe.]

    1. To lift; to raise; to move upward.NWAD HEAVE.2

    So stretch’d out huge in length the arch fiend lay,NWAD HEAVE.3

    Chain’d on the burning lake, nor ever henceNWAD HEAVE.4

    Had ris’n, or heaved his head.NWAD HEAVE.5

    2. To cause to swell.NWAD HEAVE.6

    The glittering finny swarmsNWAD HEAVE.7

    That heave our friths and crowd upon our shores.NWAD HEAVE.8

    3. To raise or force from the breast; as, to heave a sigh or groan, which is accompanied with a swelling or expansion of the thorax.NWAD HEAVE.9

    4. To raise; to elevate; with high.NWAD HEAVE.10

    One heaved on high.NWAD HEAVE.11

    5. To puff; to elate.NWAD HEAVE.12

    6. To throw; to cast; to send; as, to heave a stone. This is a common use of the word in popular language, and among seamen; as, to heave the lead.NWAD HEAVE.13

    7. To raise by turning a windlass; with up; as, to heave up the anchor. Hence,NWAD HEAVE.14

    8. To turn a windlass or capstern with bars or levers. Hence the order, to heave away.NWAD HEAVE.15

    To heave ahead, to draw ship forwards.NWAD HEAVE.16

    To heave astern, to cause to recede; to draw back.NWAD HEAVE.17

    To heave down, to throw or lay down on one side; to careen.NWAD HEAVE.18

    To heave out, to throw out. With seamen, to loose or unfurl a sail, particularly the stay-sails.NWAD HEAVE.19

    To heave in stays, in tacking, to bring a ship’s head to the wind.NWAD HEAVE.20

    To heave short, to draw so much of a cable into the ship, as that she is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.NWAD HEAVE.21

    To heave a strain, to work at the windlass with unusual exertion.NWAD HEAVE.22

    To heave taught, to turn a capstern, etc. till the rope becomes straight. [See Taught and Tight.]NWAD HEAVE.23

    To heave to, to bring the ship’s head to the wind, and stop her motion.NWAD HEAVE.24

    To heave up, to relinquish; [so to throw up;] as, to heave up a design. [Vulgar.]NWAD HEAVE.25

    HEAVE, v.i. heev. To swell, distend or dilate; as, a horse heaves in panting. Hence,

    1. To pant; to breathe with labor or pain; as, he heaves for breath.NWAD HEAVE.27

    2. To keck; to make an effort to vomit.NWAD HEAVE.28

    3. To rise in billows, as the sea; to swell.NWAD HEAVE.29

    4. To rise; to be lifted; as, a ship heaves.NWAD HEAVE.30

    5. To rise or swell, as the earth at the breaking up of frost.NWAD HEAVE.31

    To heave in sight, to appear; to make its first appearance; as a ship at sea, or as a distant object approaching or being approached.NWAD HEAVE.32

    We observe that this verb has often the sense of raising or rising in an arch or circular form, as in throwing and in distention, and from this sense is derived its application to the apparent arch over our heads, heaven.NWAD HEAVE.33

    HEAVE, n. heev. A rising or swell; an exertion or effort upward.

    None could guess whether the next heave of the earthquake would settle or swallow them.NWAD HEAVE.35

    1. A rising swell, or distention, as of the breast.NWAD HEAVE.36

    These profound heaves.NWAD HEAVE.37

    2. An effort to vomit.NWAD HEAVE.38

    3. An effort to rise.NWAD HEAVE.39

    HEAVEN, n. hev’n.

    1. The region or expanse which surrounds the earth, and which appears above and around us, like an immense arch or vault, in which are seen the sun, moon and stars.NWAD HEAVEN.2

    2. Among christians, the part of space in which the omnipresent Jehovah is supposed to afford more sensible manifestations of his glory. Hence this is called the habitation of God, and is represented as the residence of angels and blessed spirits. Deuteronomy 26:15.NWAD HEAVEN.3

    The sanctified heart loves heaven for its purity, and God for his goodness.NWAD HEAVEN.4

    3. Among pagans, the residence of the celestial gods.NWAD HEAVEN.5

    4. The sky or air; the region of the atmosphere; or an elevated place; in a very indefinite sense. Thus we speak of a mountain reaching to heaven; the fowls of heaven; the clouds of heaven; hail or rain from heaven. Jeremiah 9:10; Job 35:5, 11.NWAD HEAVEN.6

    Their cities are walled to heaven. Deuteronomy 1:28.NWAD HEAVEN.7

    5. The Hebrews acknowledged three heavens; the air or aerial heavens; the firmament in which the stars are supposed to be placed; and the heaven of heavens, or third heaven, the residence of Jehovah.NWAD HEAVEN.8

    6. Modern philosophers divide the expanse above and around the earth into two parts, the atmosphere or aerial heaven, and the etherial heaven beyond the region of the air, in which there is supposed to be a thin, unresisting medium called ether.NWAD HEAVEN.9

    7. The Supreme Power; the Sovereign of heaven; god; as prophets sent by heaven.NWAD HEAVEN.10

    I have sinned against heaven. Luke 15:18, 21.NWAD HEAVEN.11

    Shun the impious profaneness which scoffs at the institution of heaven.NWAD HEAVEN.12

    8. The pagan deities; celestials.NWAD HEAVEN.13

    And show the heavens more just.NWAD HEAVEN.14

    9. Elevation; sublimity.NWAD HEAVEN.15

    O! for a muse of fire, that would ascendNWAD HEAVEN.16

    The brightest heaven of invention.NWAD HEAVEN.17

    10. Supreme felicity; great happiness.NWAD HEAVEN.18

    HEAVEN-ASPIRING, a. Aspiring to heaven.

    HEAVEN-BANISHED, a. Banished from heaven.

    HEAVEN-BEGOT, a. Begot by a celestial being.

    HEAVEN-BORN, a. Born from heaven; native of heaven, or of the celestial regions; as heaven-born sisters.

    HEAVEN-BRED, a. Produced or cultivated in heaven; as heaven-bred poesy.

    HEAVEN-BUILT, a. Built by the agency or favor of the gods; as a heaven-built wall.

    HEAVEN-DIRECTED, a. Pointing to the sky; as a heaven-directed spire.

    1. Taught or directed by the celestial powers; as heaven-directed hands.NWAD HEAVEN-DIRECTED.2

    HEAVEN-FALLEN, a. Fallen from heaven; having revolted from God.

    HEAVEN-GIFTED, a. Bestowed by heaven.

    HEAVEN-INSPIRED, a. Inspired by heaven.

    HEAVEN-INSTRUCTED, a. Taught by heaven.

    HEAVENIZE, v.t. hev’nize. To render like heaven. [Unauthorized.]

    HEAVEN-KISSING, a. Touching as it were the sky.

    HEAVENLINESS, n. [from heavenly.] Supreme excellence.

    HEAVEN-LOVED, a. Beloved by heaven.

    HEAVENLY, a. Pertaining to heaven; celestial; as heavenly regions; heavenly bliss.

    1. Resembling heaven; supremely excellent; as a heavenly lyre; a heavenly temper.NWAD HEAVENLY.2

    The love of heaven makes one heavenly.NWAD HEAVENLY.3

    2. Inhabiting heaven; as a heavenly race; the heavenly throng.NWAD HEAVENLY.4

    HEAVNELY, adv. In a manner resembling that of heaven.

    Where heavenly pensive contemplation dwells.NWAD HEAVNELY.2

    1. By the influence or agency of heaven.NWAD HEAVNELY.3

    Our heavenly guided soul shall climb.NWAD HEAVNELY.4

    HEAVENLY-MINDED, a. Having the affections place on heaven, and on spiritual things.

    HEAVENLY-MINDEDNESS, n. The state of having the affections placed on heavenly things and spiritual objects.

    HEAVEN-SALUTING, a. Touching the sky.

    HEAVENWARD, adv. Toward heaven.

    HEAVEN-WARRING, a. Warring against heaven.

    HEAVE-OFFERING, n. Among the Jews, an offering consisting of the tenth of the tithes which the Levites received, or of the first of the dough, etc. which was to be heaved or elevated. Numbers 15:19-21 and Numbers 18:8-29.

    HEAVER, n. One who heaves or lifts.

    Among seamen, a staff for a lever.NWAD HEAVER.2

    HEAVES, n. heevz. A disease of horses, characterized by difficult and laborious respiration.

    HEAVILY, adv. hev’ily. [from heavy.] With great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.

    1. With great weight of grief; grievously; afflictively. When calamities fall heavily on the christian, he finds consolation in Christ.NWAD HEAVILY.2

    2. Sorrowfully; with grief.NWAD HEAVILY.3

    I came hither to transport the tidings,NWAD HEAVILY.4

    Which I have heavily borne.NWAD HEAVILY.5

    3. With an air of sorrow or dejection.NWAD HEAVILY.6

    Why looks your Grace so heavily to day?NWAD HEAVILY.7

    4. With weight; oppressively. Taxes sometimes bear heavily on the people.NWAD HEAVILY.8

    5. Slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; as, to move heavily.NWAD HEAVILY.9

    So they drove them heavily. Exodus 14:25.NWAD HEAVILY.10

    HEAVINESS, n. hev’iness. Weight; ponderousness; gravity; the quality of being heavy; as the heaviness of a body.

    1. Sadness; sorrow; dejection of mind; depression of spirits.NWAD HEAVINESS.2

    Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. Proverbs 12:25.NWAD HEAVINESS.3

    Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season ye are in heaviness, through manifold temptations. 1 Peter 1:6.NWAD HEAVINESS.4

    2. Sluggishness; torpidness; dullness of spirit; languidness; languor; lassitude.NWAD HEAVINESS.5

    What means this heaviness that hangs upon me?NWAD HEAVINESS.6

    3. Weight; burden; oppression; as, the heaviness of taxes.NWAD HEAVINESS.7

    4. That which it requires great strength to move or overcome; that which creates labor and difficulty; as the heaviness of a draught.NWAD HEAVINESS.8

    5. Thickness; moistness; deepness; as the heaviness of ground or soil.NWAD HEAVINESS.9

    6. Thickness; moistness; as of air.NWAD HEAVINESS.10

    HEAVING, ppr. Lifting; swelling; throwing; panting; making an effort to vomit.

    HEAVING, n. A rising or swell; a panting.

    HEAVY, a. hev’y.

    1. Weighty; ponderous; having great weight; tending strongly to the center of attraction; contrary to light; applied to material bodies; as a heavy stone; a heavy load.NWAD HEAVY.2

    2. Sad; sorrowful; dejected; depressed in mind.NWAD HEAVY.3

    A light wife makes a heavy husband.NWAD HEAVY.4

    So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart. Proverbs 25:20.NWAD HEAVY.5

    3. Grievous; afflictive; depressing to the spirits; as heavy news; a heavy calamity.NWAD HEAVY.6

    4. Burdensome; oppressive; as heavy taxes.NWAD HEAVY.7

    Make thy father’s heavy yoke--lighter. 1 Kings 12:4.NWAD HEAVY.8

    5. Wanting life and animation; dull.NWAD HEAVY.9

    My heavy eyes you say confessNWAD HEAVY.10

    A heart to love and grief inclined.NWAD HEAVY.11

    6. Drowsy; dull.NWAD HEAVY.12

    Their eyes were heavy. Matthew 26:43; Luke 9:32.NWAD HEAVY.13

    7. Wanting spirit or animation; destitute of life or rapidity of sentiment; dull; as a heavy writer; a heavy style.NWAD HEAVY.14

    8. Wanting activity or vivacity; indolent.NWAD HEAVY.15

    But of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind.NWAD HEAVY.16

    9. Slow; sluggish.NWAD HEAVY.17

    He walks with a heavy gait.NWAD HEAVY.18

    10. Burdensome; tedious; as heavy hours.NWAD HEAVY.19

    Time lies heavy on him who has no employment.NWAD HEAVY.20

    11. Loaded; encumbered; burdened.NWAD HEAVY.21

    He found his men heavy, and laden with booty.NWAD HEAVY.22

    12. Lying with weight on the stomach; not easily digested; as, oily food is heavy to the stomach.NWAD HEAVY.23

    13. Moist; deep; soft; miry; as heavy land; a heavy soil. We apply heavy to soft loamy or clayey land, which makes the draught of a plow or wagon difficult and laborious. So we say, a heavy road.NWAD HEAVY.24

    14. Difficult; laborious; as a heavy draught.NWAD HEAVY.25

    15. Weary; supported with pain or difficulty.NWAD HEAVY.26

    And the hands of Moses were heavy. Exodus 17:12.NWAD HEAVY.27

    16. Inflicting severe evils, punishments or judgments.NWAD HEAVY.28

    The hand of the Lord was heavy on them of Ashdod. 1 Samuel 5:6.NWAD HEAVY.29

    17. Burdensome; occasioning great care.NWAD HEAVY.30

    This thing is too heavy for thee. Exodus 18:18.NWAD HEAVY.31

    18. Dull; not hearing; inattentive.NWAD HEAVY.32

    Neither his ears heavy, that he cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1.NWAD HEAVY.33

    19. Large, as billows; swelling and rolling with great force; as a heavy sea.NWAD HEAVY.34

    20. Large in amount; as a heavy expense; a heavy debt.NWAD HEAVY.35

    21. Thick; dense; black; as a heavy cloud.NWAD HEAVY.36

    22. Violent; tempestuous; as a heavy wind or gale.NWAD HEAVY.37

    23. Large; abundant; as a heavy fall of snow or rain.NWAD HEAVY.38

    24. Great; violent; forcible; as a heavy fire of cannon or small arms.NWAD HEAVY.39

    25. Not raised by leaven or fermentation; not light; clammy; as heavy bread.NWAD HEAVY.40

    26. Requiring much labor or much expense; as a heavy undertaking.NWAD HEAVY.41

    27. Loud; as heavy thunder.NWAD HEAVY.42

    Heavy metal, in military affairs, signifies large guns, carrying balls of a large size, or it is applied to large balls themselves.NWAD HEAVY.43

    HEAVY, adv. hev’y. With great weight; used in composition.

    HEAVY, v.t. hev’y. To make heavy. [Not in use.]

    HEAVY-HANDED, a. Clumsy; not active or dexterous.

    HEAVY-LADEN, a. Laden with a heavy burden.

    HEAVY SPAR, n. [See Baryte.] A genus of minerals of four species, viz. rhomboidal, prismatic, di-prismatic and axifrangible.

    HEBDOMAD, n. [Gr. seven days; L. hebdomada.]

    A week; a period of seven days. [Not used.]NWAD HEBDOMAD.2

    HEBDOMADAL, HEBDOMADARY, a. Weekly; consisting of seven days, or occurring every seven days.

    HEBDOMADARY, n. A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, rehearse the anthems and prayers, and perform other services, which on extraordinary occasions are performed by the superiors.

    HEBDOMATICAL, a. Weekly.

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