An example of heft is to measure the weight of a package.
An example of heft is the weight of a large group of packages that need to be carried up the stairs.
The heft of the crop was spoiled.
He hefted the sack of concrete into the truck.
Other Word Forms
Origin of heft
- Middle English from heven to lift heave
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse hefð.