Definition of Hefty

1. Adjective. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful. "Powerful arms"

Exact synonyms: Brawny, Muscular, Powerful, Sinewy
Similar to: Strong
Derivative terms: Brawn, Brawniness, Heft, Heftiness, Muscle, Muscularity, Sinew



2. Adjective. Of considerable weight and size. "A hefty dictionary"
Similar to: Heavy
Derivative terms: Heft, Heftiness

3. Adjective. Large in amount or extent or degree. "A sizable fortune"
Exact synonyms: Goodish, Goodly, Healthy, Respectable, Sizable, Sizeable, Tidy
Similar to: Considerable
Derivative terms: Heftiness, Sizeableness

Definition of Hefty

1. a. Moderately heavy.

Definition of Hefty

1. Adjective. heavy ¹

2. Adjective. strong, bulky ¹

3. Adjective. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built. ¹

4. Adjective. impressive, mighty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hefty

1. heavy [adj HEFTIER, HEFTIEST] : HEFTILY [adv] - See also: heavy

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hefty

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hefty (current term)
hegari
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hegemonies
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hegemonises
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hegemonist
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hegemonists
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hegemonized

Literary usage of Hefty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Exiles and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis (1903)
"THE ROMANCE IN THE LIFE OF hefty BURKE hefty BURKE was a young man of honest countenance and godlike figure, who had been born by some mischance in the ..."

2. The Wandering Jewby Robert D. Manning by Robert D. Manning (1991)
"GOLIATH makes no reply, but opens his hefty eyes to an immense size, clasps his hands and retreats two steps. MOROK (impatiently) Well, you understand me ..."

3. A Hedonist's Guide to Prague by Tremayne Carew Pole (2004)
"Its grand interior, hefty chandeliers and mirrors are packed full of original I 9th-century features, especially evident in the rich use of dark wood and ..."

4. Annual Report [etc.] on State Banks, Mutual Savings Banks and Trust Companies by Wisconsin Banking Dept (1906)
"THOMAS hefty, President. JOSEPH HOESLY, Vice President. ... Т. C. hefty, New Glarus. . . JC Zimmerman, Los $5000 00 2. 5OO 00 3700 00 FK hefty, ..."

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