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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pon·der·ous a.
 1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.
 The sepulcher . . .
 Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.   --Shak.
 2. Important; momentous; forcible. “Your more ponderous and settled project.”
 3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.
 Ponderous spar Min., heavy spar, or barytes. See Barite.