AskDefine | Define hefty

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hefty adj
1 (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms" [syn: brawny, muscular, powerful, sinewy]
2 of considerable weight and size; "a hefty dictionary"
3 large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune" [syn: goodly, goodish, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy] [also: heftiest, heftier]

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  1. heavy
    She carries a hefty backpack full of books.
  2. strong
    They use some hefty bolts to hold up road signs.

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Hefty is a brand name of trash bags, foam disposable tableware, children’s disposable tableware, slider closure food storage and freezer bags, and disposable cookware. It is a registered trademark of Pactiv Corporation. Founded by Mobil Corporation, the brand was later sold to Tenneco.

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