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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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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|
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n → Gewicht nt; (= strength) → (Muskel)kraft f
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