browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
heft

more about heft

heft


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heft  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heft  \Heft\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Haft},  n.  [Obs.]  --Waller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heft  \Heft\,  n.  [From  {Heave}:  cf  hefe  weight.  Cf  {Haft}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  effort  of  heaving?  violent  strain  or  exertion. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  He  craks  his  gorge,  his  sides,  With  violent  hefts. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heft  \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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  prove  or  try  the  weight  of  by  raising.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heft 
  n  :  the  property  of  being  large  in  mass  [syn:  {heftiness},  {massiveness}, 
  {ponderousness},  {ponderosity}] 
  v  1:  lift  with  difficulty  [syn:  {heave},  {heave  up},  {heft  up}] 
  2:  test  the  weight  of  something  by  lifting  it 




more about heft