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Heft

Definition of the noun heft

What does heft mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hefts

  1. the property of being large in mass

Alternative definition of the noun heft

noun

  1. [uncountable] Weight
  2. heaviness, the feel of weight.
  3. [Northern England] A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
  4. An animal that has become hefted thus.
  5. A West of Ireland term for poor condition in sheep caused by mineral deficiency.

Definition of the verb heft

What does heft mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hefted | hefting | hefts

  1. lift or elevate
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Amanda carried the package | Amanda drove the package
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package to New York | Amanda drove the package to New York
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package to New York from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package from home | Amanda drove the package from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package from home to New York | Amanda drove the package from home to New York

      Verbs of Carrying (with the same syntax): carry, drag, draw, haul, hoist, lug, nudge, pull, run, schlep, tote, tow, tug, yank.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of heft: heave / heave up / heft up
    • more generic word: lift = take hold of something and move it to a different location
    • more specific terms:
  2. test the weight of something by lifting it
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: librate / weigh = determine the weight of
    • entailment: lift = take hold of something and move it to a different location

Alternative definition of the verb heft

verb

  1. [transitive] To lift up; especially, to lift something heavy
  2. [transitive] To test the weight of something by lifting it.
  3. [transitive, Northern England and Scotland] [context: of a farm animal, especially a flock of sheep] To become accustomed and attached to an area of mountain pasture.
  4. [obsolete] past participle of to heave

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Heft

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Google previewThe Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare (1790)

Timon of Athens. Troilus and Cressida. Cymbeline. King Lear. Vol. 8 by William Shakespeare

Heft is an old word signifying command . So, in The Wars of Cyrus, &c. 1594: “ Must yield to beft of others that be free.

Google previewConundrums in Practical Theology (2016)

by Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Joyce Ann Mercer

The very idea of a conundrum in practical theologyisatheologicalconundrum, thatistosay,thegenerationofaconundrum with theological heft is a performance of the academic theologian that gains theological significance under certain conditions ...

Google previewThe plays and poems of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators; to which are added An essay on the chronological order of his plays; an essay relative to Shakspeare and Jonson; a dissertation on the three parts of King Henry vi; an historical account of the English stage; and notes. By E. Malone. 10 vols. [in 11 pt.]. (1790)

by William Shakespeare

Heft is an old word ...

Google previewContemporary Jewish-American Novelists (1997)

A Bio-critical Sourcebook by Joel Shatzky, Michael Taub

HAROLD HEFT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and Visiting Professor at the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997.

Google previewA Few Steps to a Complete Dictionary of English Dialects (1890)

by J. Heinrich Blascke

Heft 2. Johannssen. Vorschriften, Heft 1. Saggan, Rechenschule. Heft 2. Fricke und Maas, Licderbueh. Schiefertafel, Ziegler oder Fabev, No. 11.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Energy Resource Management

(priorities for 21st Century)

Heft 2, 84-89. El Bassam, N.-M. Dambroth-G. Ruhl (1987) : Die Zuckerhirse-eine neue Rohstoffbasis ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Heft 44 (1910) 89. Ceara rubber tree; Fr. caoutchoutier de Ceara; G. Ceara- Kautschukbaum; Port. mani9oba do Ceara. Brazil. Mainly in the past cultivated in numerous tropical countries: in Africa in former times especially in Uganda and ...

Google previewBARTLETT'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICANISMS (1859)

by JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT

Heft. 1. Weight; ponderousness. A colloquial term common to some parts of England and the Northern States.

Google previewJamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1867)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses.. by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.), John Longmuir

Fe HEFT, e." 1. To dwell, Aberd. 2. Totals:" *-- - - ~ * - - - - accustom to live in a place, S. Ramsay *" , , , , , , --- s–r- a--...

The Revera fe HEFT, e.a. To confine; applied toacow whenh! r- - - - - - - - airismoidrawn offorsometime, S-$16.1% ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1846)

by John Jamieson

merely a variety of Heft, ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged (1859)

by John Russell Bartlett

Heft. 1. Weight; ponderousness. A colloquial term common to some parts of England and the Northern States.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1840)

... to which is Prefixed, A Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language by John Jamieson

Heft. S. HEFFING, s. Keeping; maintenance; sustentation. S. To HEFT, v. n. 1. To dwell, Aberd.

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Scrabble value of H4E1F4T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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