Heft meaning

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Weight; heaviness.
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Importance; influence.
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The main part; bulk.
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To lift or heave.
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To try to determine the weight of by lifting.
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To weigh.
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(uncountable) Weight.
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Heaviness, the feel of weight.

A high quality hammer should have good balance and heft.

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(Northern England) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
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An animal that has become hefted thus.
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(West of Ireland) Poor condition in sheep caused by mineral deficiency.
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The act or effort of heaving; violent strain or exertion.
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(US, dated, colloquial) The greater part or bulk of anything.

The heft of the crop was spoiled.

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To lift up; especially, to lift something heavy.

He hefted the sack of concrete into the truck.

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To test the weight of something by lifting it.
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(Northern England and Scotland) (of a farm animal, especially a flock of sheep) To become accustomed and attached to an area of mountain pasture.
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Heft is defined as to lift, heave or weigh.

An example of heft is to measure the weight of a package.

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The definition of heft is weight, heaviness or importance.

An example of heft is the weight of a large group of packages that need to be carried up the stairs.

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Weight; heaviness; bulk.
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To lift (something) in order to judge or estimate its weight.
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To hoist (something); heave.
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To have a given weight; weigh.
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Origin of heft

  • Middle English from heven to lift heave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse hefð.

    From Wiktionary