Meaning of heavily built in English:

heavily built


  • (of a person) having a large, broad, and strong body.

    ‘he was tall and heavily built’
    • ‘Some male passengers confessed to being nervous about offering a seat to a woman in case she was heavily built rather than pregnant.’
    • ‘The head waiter, a heavily built, bespectacled man in his forties, wore a barely ironed shirt entirely untucked from his trousers.’
    • ‘He was a heavily built man, big boned, not fat, with raven black hair.’
    • ‘The first man to go in was tall and heavily built.’
    • ‘He is described as white, 6ft 4in, and heavily built with blue eyes.’
    • ‘I am a 28-year-old man, 6ft tall and heavily built.’
    • ‘The first man is described as between 5ft 10 in and 6ft tall, heavily built with rounded shoulders and in his early 20s.’
    • ‘The second man was described as heavily built, aged between 23 and 24 with dark hair.’
    • ‘The people here are darker and more heavily built and have a different lilt to their speech.’
    • ‘He is described as being heavily built, 6ft 2in tall, and speaks English with a British accent.’
    • ‘He is very powerful, heavily built.’
    • ‘One apparently experienced fighter, tall and heavily built, held a loudspeaker and directed students in the street.’
    • ‘Joan was as heavily built as Mary and in the dull light Joe thought it was Mary at first.’
    • ‘An accomplished second row forward who played rugby for the Army, he was too heavily built and was turned down.’
    • ‘He was aged about 30, over 6ft tall, heavily built and wearing white or light-coloured trousers and a woollen bob hat.’
    • ‘He is heavily built and wore a green T-shirt.’
    • ‘He was heavily built and looked like an extra from Oliver!’
    • ‘McGovern, who is heavily built and six feet tall was last seen wearing a dark blue short jacket and dark blue jeans.’
    • ‘He is heavily built with bushy eyebrows, wears glasses and also has a number of tattoos on his left arm.’
    • ‘She was heavily built.’