heavyset
adjective Date: 1922 stocky and compact and sometimes tending to stoutness in build

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  • heavyset — adj. 1. obese. Note: usually men are portly and women are stout Syn: portly, stout. [WordNet 1.5] 2. heavy and compact in form or build or stature. Syn: compact, stocky, thick, thickset. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heavyset — [hev′ē set΄] adj. having a stout or stocky build …   English World dictionary

  • heavyset — adjective Having a large, solid, imposing bodily appearance; overweight. No Soviet political figure has been as irreverently outspoken about Soviet life or as ambitious to change it as Boris Yeltsin, 58, a heavyset, 6 ft. 2 in. man from… …   Wiktionary

  • heavyset — adjective having a short and solid form or stature a wrestler of compact build he was tall and heavyset stocky legs a thickset young man • Syn: ↑compact, ↑stocky, ↑thick, ↑thickset …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavyset — /hev ee set /, adj. 1. having a large body build. 2. stout; stocky. [1920 25; HEAVY + SET] * * * …   Universalium

  • heavyset — Synonyms and related words: adipose, beefy, big bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, broad bodied, bulky, bullnecked, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, coarse, corpulent, crass, dense, distended, dumpy, fat, fattish, fleshy, full, full bodied,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heavyset — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Short, heavy, and solidly built: blocky, chunky, compact1, dumpy, squat, stocky, stodgy, stubby, stumpy, thick, thickset. See FAT …   English dictionary for students

  • heavyset — adj. stocky, stout, portly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heavyset — adjective (of a person) broad and strongly built …   English new terms dictionary

  • heavyset — heav•y•set [[t]ˈhɛv iˈsɛt[/t]] adj. having a large or stocky body build …   From formal English to slang

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