Definition of heavyset in English:



  • (of a person) broad and strongly built.

    ‘a heavyset, bull-necked man wearing a T-shirt that revealed his powerful musculature’
    • ‘Who is the heavyset man with the receding hairline and the broad face?’
    • ‘She's a heavyset woman, now in her sixties with pure white hair and too much lipstick.’
    • ‘The heavyset mortal screamed out in pure affliction and fell on the ground, only widening the vampire's spacious grin.’
    • ‘A heavyset teen in a sweater vest and scarf turned around.’
    • ‘She sighed as a set of heavyset male arms embraced her from behind.’
    • ‘The theory is that these projects will finally give the heavyset crowd a chance to get a slimming workout.’
    • ‘Walking along the beach, he saw a tall, heavyset man throwing something into the water, and altered his course to investigate further.’
    • ‘Now, there was a description of a heavyset man at a separate shooting scene.’
    • ‘With the exception of the barmaids, the occupants of the tavern were men, the majority of them heavyset and tough-looking.’
    • ‘Someone was standing there, veiled in the haze: a girl, shorter than he was, heavyset, with masses of brunette curls.’
    • ‘The woman's skull was heavyset, belying her once-lithe frame, her brow-ridges dense, her jaws firm and stolid.’
    • ‘… Blessed with a big voice and stage presence, the heavyset Carter prided herself on her range as a performer, doing musicals and drama as well as comedy.’
    • ‘But as we took our seats and smilingly waved to one another across the auditorium, we became aware that we had been infiltrated by several square-looking, heavyset men.’
    • ‘Grumbling, the heavyset sheriff opened the bag and poked through it, bumping glass vials together.’
    • ‘The heavyset chieftain spent a silent moment appraising her clothing, or perhaps the runes picked out on her vest, before gratefully taking the mug and tossing half of it back in a single breath.’
    • ‘As Jake ducked under the crime scene tape a tall, heavyset man with grey hair accosted him.’
    • ‘I frequent a restaurant where the manager is unusually heavyset, and this guy always look sharp.’
    • ‘A heavyset Egyptian in front of him leaned back to whisper something.’
    • ‘From one of these offices a heavyset, middle-aged woman in a hideous floral dress and a black perm hairdo leaned out.’
    • ‘Their bodies are heavyset and covered with reddish or grayish brown fur.’
    • ‘The women described their abductor as a clean-shaven, heavyset man in his early 30s with blond hair and blue-grey eyes.’
    • ‘In the corner was a heavyset man sitting in the middle of a sofa, alone with huge headphones on his head and his laptop reflecting and glowing in his eyeglasses.’
    • ‘A heavyset woman in the front row was the first person to make it onstage, and she slapped her hands on him like she was trying to knock him out.’
    • ‘At the top of the stairs was a heavyset zombie who noted our presence.’
    • ‘They were greeted by a shady, heavyset guard that stood at least six feet tall.’
    • ‘It was difficult - he was heavyset, head and shoulders taller than me, with dark hair and eyes.’
    • ‘The British biologist, a heavyset woman of fifty-eight with eyeglasses and a permanently pinched expression, stood up unsteadily and reached for the device.’
    • ‘He is heavyset, with bushy mustache and eyebrows, and decades of somber repression imprinted on his face.’
    • ‘His face is heavyset, its mid-coffee coloring sheened with sweat.’
    • ‘She was a tall, heavyset girl, known for her continuous power hitting.’
    • ‘I looked up into the sparkling eyes of a heavyset man with gray, unkempt hair and a white goatee.’
    • ‘He was an older man - Latino in appearance, heavyset with thinning white hair, bushy black eyebrows, and a thick moustache.’
    • ‘She was a heavyset woman with a plain green dress, an apron and a head scarf.’
    • ‘A heavyset former border guard on the cusp of 50, he'd come home after the Soviet fall, like many military men, to find himself out of work.’
    • ‘Three pairs of startled eyes focused on a heavyset, aging man wearing a patriotic baseball cap and white nylon sports jacket.’
    • ‘Rex was a few inches shorter than him, but much more heavyset.’
    • ‘But when the lights went out, Cruise's friend and the heavyset man exchanged places so the actor could sit right next to his friend.’
    • ‘Reflected in the heart of the mirror was a heavyset, balding, middle-aged man with a mustache and ginger-and-cream goatee.’
    • ‘Gabriel sat in the back of the lecture hall, while the professor, a heavyset man with graying hair who was dressed in a tweed suit, spoke to the class about the psychology of identity development.’
    • ‘In a matter of minutes, her tall heavyset butler appeared at the door of the room.’
    big, burly, heavy, tall, bulky, thickset, chunky, strapping, powerfully built, hefty, muscular, muscle-bound, brawny, muscly, husky, solid, powerful, sturdy, solidly built, broad-shouldered, strong, big and strong, rugged, herculean
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