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Weight; heaviness; bulk.
v. heft·ed, heft·ing, hefts
1. To lift (something) in order to judge or estimate its weight.
2. To hoist (something); heave.
To have a given weight; weigh.
[Middle English, from heven, to lift; see heave.]
1. to assess the weight of (something) by lifting
2. to lift
3. US weight
4. US the main part
[C19: probably from heave, by analogy with thieve, theft, cleave, cleft]
1. weight; heaviness.
2. significance; importance.
3. Archaic. the bulk or main part.v.t.
4. to test the weight of by lifting and balancing: He hefted the spear for a moment and then flung it.
5. to heave; hoist.
Past participle: hefted
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|Noun||1.||heft - the property of being large in mass|
|Verb||1.||heft - lift or elevate|
upheave - lift forcefully from beneath
lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
|2.||heft - test the weight of something by lifting it|