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heft

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noun \ˈheft\

Definition of heft

  1. 1a :  weight, heavinessb :  importance, influence

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

Examples of heft in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of heft

from heave, after such pairs as weave : weft


First Known Use: 15th century


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heft

verb

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 in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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heft

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noun \ˈheft\

Definition of heft for English Language Learners

  • : weight or heaviness

  • : importance or influence


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heft

verb

Definition of heft for English Language Learners

  • : to lift (something) up


HEFT Defined for Kids

heft

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verb \ˈheft\

Definition of heft for Students

hefted

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hefting

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



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