from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Weight; heaviness; bulk.
- transitive v. To lift (something) in order to judge or estimate its weight.
- transitive v. To hoist (something); heave.
- intransitive v. To have a given weight; weigh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Weight.
- n. Heaviness, the feel of weight.
- n. A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
- n. An animal that has become hefted thus.
- n. Poor condition in sheep caused by mineral deficiency.
- v. To lift up; especially, to lift something heavy.
- v. To test the weight of something by lifting it.
- v. (of a farm animal, especially a flock of sheep) To become accustomed and attached to an area of mountain pasture.
- v. past participle of to heave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as haft, n.
- n. The act or effort of heaving; violent strain or exertion.
- n. Weight; ponderousness.
- n. The greater part or bulk of anything.
- n. A number of sheets of paper fastened together, as for a notebook; also, a part of a serial publication.
- transitive v. To heave up; to raise aloft.
- transitive v. To prove or try the weight of by raising.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as haft.
- n. The act of heaving or retching; violent strain or exertion; effort.
- n. Weight; heaviness.
- n. The greater or weightier part of anything; the bulk; the gist.
- n. Need; emergency.
- n. Command; restraint.
- To heave up.
- To try the weight of.
- To weigh.
- An early modern English preterit and past participle of heave.
- n. A dwelling; a place of residence.
- To dwell.
- To familiarize with a place or an employment; attach or cause to become attached by long usage.
- n. A note-book.
- n. A part or number of a serial publication, as of a magazine; a division of a work which is being issued in parts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being large in mass
- v. lift or elevate
- v. test the weight of something by lifting it
Middle English, from heven, to lift; see heave.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse hefð. (Wiktionary)