Definition of Heavy metal

1. Noun. A metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead).

Generic synonyms: Alloy, Metal, Metal, Metallic Element

2. Noun. Loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery.

Definition of Heavy metal

1. Noun. Any metal that has a specific gravity greater than about 5, especially one, such as lead, that is poisonous and may be a hazard in the environment. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A genre descended from rock music, characterized by massive sound, highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, complex song structure, emphatic beats and overall loudness, often with lyrics that involve violent or fantastic imagery. ¹

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Medical Definition of Heavy metal

1. A metal with a high specific gravity, typically larger than 5; e.g., Fe, Co, Cu, Mn, Mo, Zn, V. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heavy Metal

heavy chain disease
heavy cream
heavy drinker
heavy drinkers
heavy drinking
heavy goods vehicle
heavy goods vehicles
heavy hitter
heavy hydrogen
heavy industry
heavy ion
heavy ions
heavy legs
heavy lifting
heavy liquid petrolatum
heavy metal (current term)
heavy metal neuropathy
heavy metal umlaut
heavy metal umlauts
heavy nitrogen
heavy oxygen
heavy particle
heavy roller
heavy rollers
heavy sink
heavy spar
heavy swell
heavy tail
heavy tails
heavy water

Literary usage of Heavy metal

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1. Sheet-metal Work: A Manual of Practical Self-instruction in the Art of by William Neubecker, American Technical Society (1917)
"PROBLEMS FOR WORKERS IN heavy metal. While all of the problems given in this course are applicable to developments in heavy metal as well as in that of ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"From tungstate of TUNGSTEN", a very heavy metal. (Swedish.) Also called* TURBULENT, disorderly, restless as a crowd, ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1852)
"Almost all these compounds of an alkaline cyanide with a heavy metal, are crystallizable and soluble in water. Towards vegetable colours they are neutral or ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"3. Uy digesting a heavy metallic cyanide with an aqueous alkali. In this case, on the contrary, part of the heavy metal is separated in the form of hydrate ..."

5. Soaps and Proteins: Their Colloid Chemistry in Theory and Practice by Martin Fischer, George D. McLaughlin, Marian Osgood Hooker (1921)
"In pathology and medical practice the formation of such heavy metal protoplasmic compounds is generally considered to constitute an irreversible change and ..."

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