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Meaning of HEFT

Pronunciation:  heft

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property of being large in mass
  2. [v]  lift or elevate
  3. [v]  test the weight of something by lifting it

HEFT is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: heave, heave up, heft up, heftiness, massiveness, ponderosity, ponderousness
 See Also: heaviness, librate, lift, upheave, weigh, weigh anchor, weightiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Heft\, n.
    Same as {Haft}, n. [Obs.] --Waller.
  2. \Heft\, n. [From {Heave}: cf. hefe weight. Cf. {Haft}.]
    1. The act or effort of heaving? violent strain or exertion.
             He craks his gorge, his sides, With violent hefts.
    2. Weight; ponderousness. [Colloq.]
             A man of his age and heft.            --T. Hughes.
    3. The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the
       crop was spoiled. [Colloq. U. S.] --J. Pickering.
  3. \Heft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hefted} ({Heft}, obs.); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Hefting}.]
    1. To heave up; to raise aloft.
             Inflamed with wrath, his raging blade he heft.
    2. To prove or try the weight of by raising. [Colloq.]
  4. \Heft\, n.; G. pl. {Hefte}. [G.]
    A number of sheets of paper fastened together, as for a
    notebook; also, a part of a serial publication.
          The size of ``hefts'' will depend on the material
          requiring attention, and the annual volume is to cost
          about 15 marks.                          --The Nation.
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