haft

noun
\ ˈhaft \

Definition of haft 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the handle of a weapon or tool

haft

verb
hafted; hafting; hafts

Definition of haft (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to set in or furnish with a haft

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Synonyms for haft

Synonyms: Noun

grip, handgrip, handle, helve

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Examples of haft in a Sentence

Noun

the blade of the adze is still good, but the haft is broken and will have to be replaced

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The event will include a Persian tea ceremony, dance and musical performances and a haft sin display. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Where to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian and Zoroastrian New Year celebration," 8 Mar. 2018 Kids were dressed as items included in haft seen, the centerpiece of the 13 day celebration — a symbol equally important as the Christmas tree. Eric Kurhi, The Mercury News, "Campbell: Hundreds celebrate upcoming Persian New Year," 5 Mar. 2017 During Nowruz (pronounced NO-rooz), everyone gathers around a haft sin, a table spread with seven items, including sprouts, which symbolize rebirth, and apples, which represent health and beauty. Samin Nosrat, New York Times, "The Verdant Food of Iran Entices at Persian New Year," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of haft

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haft

Noun

Middle English, from Old English hæft; akin to Old English hebban to lift — more at heave

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The first known use of haft was before the 12th century

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