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heft

 (hĕft)
n.
Weight; heaviness; bulk.
v. heft·ed, heft·ing, hefts
v.tr.
1. To lift (something) in order to judge or estimate its weight.
2. To hoist (something); heave.
v.intr.
To have a given weight; weigh.

[Middle English, from heven, to lift; see heave.]

heft

(hɛft)
vb (tr)
1. to assess the weight of (something) by lifting
2. to lift
n
3. US weight
4. US the main part
[C19: probably from heave, by analogy with thieve, theft, cleave, cleft]
ˈhefter n

heft

(hɛft)

n.
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.
[1550–60; heave + -t, variant of -th1]

heft


Past participle: hefted
Gerund: hefting

Imperative
heft
heft
Present
I heft
you heft
he/she/it hefts
we heft
you heft
they heft
Preterite
I hefted
you hefted
he/she/it hefted
we hefted
you hefted
they hefted
Present Continuous
I am hefting
you are hefting
he/she/it is hefting
we are hefting
you are hefting
they are hefting
Present Perfect
I have hefted
you have hefted
he/she/it has hefted
we have hefted
you have hefted
they have hefted
Past Continuous
I was hefting
you were hefting
he/she/it was hefting
we were hefting
you were hefting
they were hefting
Past Perfect
I had hefted
you had hefted
he/she/it had hefted
we had hefted
you had hefted
they had hefted
Future
I will heft
you will heft
he/she/it will heft
we will heft
you will heft
they will heft
Future Perfect
I will have hefted
you will have hefted
he/she/it will have hefted
we will have hefted
you will have hefted
they will have hefted
Future Continuous
I will be hefting
you will be hefting
he/she/it will be hefting
we will be hefting
you will be hefting
they will be hefting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hefting
you have been hefting
he/she/it has been hefting
we have been hefting
you have been hefting
they have been hefting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hefting
you will have been hefting
he/she/it will have been hefting
we will have been hefting
you will have been hefting
they will have been hefting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hefting
you had been hefting
he/she/it had been hefting
we had been hefting
you had been hefting
they had been hefting
Conditional
I would heft
you would heft
he/she/it would heft
we would heft
you would heft
they would heft
Past Conditional
I would have hefted
you would have hefted
he/she/it would have hefted
we would have hefted
you would have hefted
they would have hefted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heft - the property of being large in mass
heaviness, weightiness - the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"
Verb1.heft - lift or elevate
upheave - lift forcefully from beneath
weigh anchor, weigh the anchor - heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing
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
librate, weigh - determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"
Translations

heft

[heft] (US)
A. Npeso m (fig) → influencia f
the heft ofla mayor parte de
B. VT
1. (= lift) → levantar
2. (= assess weight of) → sopesar

heft

vt (US inf) (= lift)(hoch)heben; (= assess weight)abwägen, das Gewicht (ab)schätzen von
nGewicht nt; (= strength)(Muskel)kraft f
References in classic literature ?
Now, a nigger of that ar heft and build is worth considerable, just as you may say, for his body, supposin he's stupid; but come to put in his calculatin faculties, and them which I can show he has oncommon, why, of course, it makes him come higher.
Well, angels have to go to the earth every day - millions of them - to appear in visions to dying children and good people, you know - it's the heft of their business.
Marry," cried Little John, clapping his palms together for joy, "thy bidding fitteth my liking like heft to blade.