a baseball player who makes many extra-base hits.
a very important or influential person:
the secretary of state and other heavy hitters.
(informal) another term for big hitter (sense 2)
See big hitter
A person of achievement; an expert; major leaguer: There was no one-upmanship dealing with a heavy hitter like Cifelli/ Hitler was a heavy-hitter if there ever was one/ I knew immediately that Annette Bening was a long-ball hitter, emotionally, intellectually and artistically
[1980s+; fr a baseball term, ”player who hits the ball hard,” found by 1883; long-ball variant found in baseball by 1950s]
An important or influential individual or organization. For example, This publishing house is one of the heavy hitters in the textbook industry. This expression originated in sports such as boxing, where it literally meant “hitting hard,” and was transferred to other enterprises in the mid-1900s.
noun 1. either of the heavy isotopes of hydrogen, especially . 2. . noun 1. another name for deuterium heavy hydrogen n. See deuterium. heavy hydrogen See deuterium.
- Heavy into
adjective phrase Much engaged in; prominent in: his family very heavy into potato chips/ Us niggers be very heavy into stockings over our faces doing houses and Seven Elevens (1970s+)
noun 1. the nucleus of a heavy element. heavy ion
noun 1. the plant family Ericaceae, characterized by evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees, and woody plants growing in acid soil and having simple leaves, often showy flowers either solitary or in clusters, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the azalea, blueberry, cranberry, heather, madrone, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and trailing […]