from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of considerable weight; heavy.
- adj. Rugged and powerful. See Synonyms at heavy.
- adj. Informal Of considerable size or amount: a hefty serving of mashed potatoes; received a hefty bonus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. heavy
- adj. strong, bulky
- adj. possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
- adj. impressive, mighty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Moderately heavy.
- adj. Strong; muscular; -- of people.
- adj. Substantial; large.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having considerable weight; rather heavy; hence, weighty; forcible: as, a hefty tool; a hefty argument.
- Easy to lift and handle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of considerable weight and size
- adj. large in amount or extent or degree
- adj. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
Neither committee appears to have clear internal spending guidelines, and their reports do not explain hefty expenditures in categories such as "office supplies" and "tips" that consume tax-exempt party funds.
At the same time, fantasy is afflicting those who think that an eleventh-hour dose of Obama campaign oratory can reconstitute a solid Democratic base and get it to the polls in hefty numbers.
They wrote in hefty, rich pensions for themselves and their cronies that were vested in as short as three months.
A change of coaches can lead to roster purges and the immediate acceleration of the unamortized bonuses into the cap, resulting in hefty charges for absent players.
Serve in hefty glasses or mugs, garnished with shredded lettuce.
I also seem to recall a hefty children's fantasy quartet in which families are assigned colors (browns, reds, yellows) according to a strict caste system, but I can't remember the name of the book, and I'm not sure if it would actually qualify as dystopian.
To Larson, it means the handwriting is on the wall, namely a hefty drop in stock prices.
--- June 1 Modern Healthcare checks out "Land of Opportunity," namely the hefty stimulus funds going to the Indian Health Service, with $227 million allocated for health facilities construction in just two states, Alaska and South Dakota.
The lake access makes the price tag hefty and the property taxes high.
One franchisee called the hefty burger "a loss leader."