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heft

noun

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  1. 1 the amount that something weighs some synthetic fabrics are nice and warm, but I prefer wool because it has more heft Synonyms avoirdupois, heaviness, weightRelated Words bulk, mass; poundage, tonnage; deadweight; heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness; solidity, solidness, substantiality, substantialness

  2. 2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly as a former senator, he still had some heft in political circles Synonyms authority, clout, credit, influence, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, weightRelated Words counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 archaic  the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts the heft of the wainwright's business had been the building of hay wagons Synonyms brunt, bulk, chief, core, generality, body [archaic], main, mass, staple, weightRelated Words majority; aggregate, amount, entirety, quantum, sum, sum total, total, totality, whole; bottom, essence, essentiality, marrow, meat, nature, pith, quintessence, root, soul, stuff, substance; center, heart, hub, kernel, middle, nucleus, nut, seat; affair, argument, burden, crux, focus, gist, nub, pitch, point, purport; matter, motif, subject, text, theme, topicNear Antonyms accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side


heft

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heft

  1. 1 to lift with effort hefted his growing son onto his shoulders Synonyms boost, heave, hoist, jack (up), upheaveRelated Words elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprearNear Antonyms depress, drop, lower; sink, submerge, submerse

  2. 2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position heft your baggy gym shorts a little higher—you're showing us more than we care to see Synonyms boost, crane, elevate, heave, raise, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseRelated Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms drop, lower


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