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heft

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noun \ˈheft\

Simple Definition of heft

  • : weight or heaviness

  • : importance or influence

Full Definition of heft

  1. 1 a :  weight, heaviness b :  importance, influence

  2. 2 archaic :  the greater part of something :  bulk

Examples of heft

  1. the heft of a good hammer

  2. <some synthetic fabrics are nice and warm, but I prefer wool because it has more heft>



Origin of heft

from heave, after such pairs as weave : weft


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with heft


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heft

verb

Simple Definition of heft

  • : to lift (something) up

Full Definition of heft

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to heave up :  hoist

  3. 2 :  to test the weight of by lifting <hefting the rod … to get the feel of it — Consumer Reports>

Examples of heft

  1. <hefted his growing son onto his shoulders>

  2. <heft your baggy gym shorts a little higher—you're showing us more than we care to see>



Circa 1661

First Known Use of heft

circa 1661


HEFT Defined for Kids

heft

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verb \ˈheft\

Definition of heft

heft·edheft·ing

  1. :  to lift something up <She hefted her suitcase onto the train.>





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