Definitions for heavehiv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

heavehiv(v.)heaved; hove; heav•ing

  1. (v.t.)to raise or lift with effort or force; hoist:

    to heave a heavy ax.

  2. to throw, esp. to lift and throw with effort or force:

    to heave a stone through a window.

  3. Naut. to move into a certain position or situation.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. to utter laboriously or painfully:

    to heave a sigh.

  5. to cause to rise and fall with a swelling motion:

    to heave one's chest.

  6. to vomit; throw up.

    Category: Physiology

  7. to haul or pull on (a rope, cable, line, etc.).

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  8. (v.i.)to rise and fall in rhythmically alternate movements:

    The ship heaved and rolled.

  9. to breathe with effort; pant.

    Category: Physiology

  10. to vomit; retch.

    Category: Physiology

  11. to rise as if thrust up, as a hill; swell or bulge.

  12. to pull or haul on a rope, cable, etc.

  13. Naut. to move in a certain direction or into a certain position or situation:

    The ship hove into sight.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  14. heave to, to stop the headway of (a vessel), esp. by bringing the head to the wind and trimming the sails. to come to a halt.

    Category: Nautical, Navy, Verb Phrase

  15. (n.)an act or effort of heaving.

  16. a throw, toss, or cast.

  17. the horizontal component of the apparent displacement resulting from a geologic fault, measured in a vertical plane perpendicular to the strike.

    Category: Geology

  18. the rise and fall of the waves or swell of a sea.

    Category: Navy

  19. heaves, (used with a sing. v.)

    Category: Veterinary Science

    Ref: Also called broken wind.

Idioms for heave:

  1. heave ho!(an exclamation used by sailors, as when heaving the anchor up.)

    Category: Idiom, Navy

Origin of heave:

bef. 900; ME heven, var. (with -v- from pt. and ptp.) of hebben, OE hebban, c. OS hebbian, OHG heffen, ON hefja, Go hafjan

heav′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heave, heaving(noun)

    an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

    "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

  2. heave(noun)

    (geology) a horizontal dislocation

  3. heave, heaving(noun)

    the act of lifting something with great effort

  4. heave, retch(noun)

    an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

    "a bad case of the heaves"

  5. lift, raise, heave(noun)

    the act of raising something

    "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

  6. heave, heaving(verb)

    throwing something heavy (with great effort)

    "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"

  7. heave(verb)

    utter a sound, as with obvious effort

    "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

  8. heave(verb)

    throw with great effort

  9. billow, surge, heave(verb)

    rise and move, as in waves or billows

    "The army surged forward"

  10. heave, heave up, heft, heft up(verb)

    lift or elevate

  11. heave(verb)

    move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position

    "The vessel hove into sight"

  12. pant, puff, gasp, heave(verb)

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

  13. heave, buckle, warp(verb)

    bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

    "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

  14. gag, heave, retch(verb)

    make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Wiktionary

  1. heave(Noun)

    An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.

  2. heave(Noun)

    An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.

  3. heave(Noun)

    A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.

  4. heave(Noun)

    The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.

  5. heave(Verb)

    To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards (particularly in ships or vehicles) or forwards.

  6. heave(Verb)

    To lift with difficulty; to raise with some effort; to lift (a heavy thing).

    We heaved the chest-of-doors on to the second-floor landing.

  7. heave(Verb)

    To displace (a vein, stratum).

  8. heave(Verb)

    To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.

    The wind heaved the waves.

  9. heave(Verb)

    To rise and fall.

    Her chest heaved with emotion.

  10. heave(Verb)

    To utter with effort.

    She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.

  11. heave(Verb)

    To throw, cast.

    The cap'n hove the body overboard.

  12. heave(Verb)

    To pull up with a rope or cable.

    Heave up the anchor there, boys!

  13. heave(Verb)

    To move in a certain direction or into a certain position or situation.

    The ship hove in sight.

  14. heave(Verb)

    To make an effort to vomit; to retch.

    The smell of the old cheese was enough to make you heave.

  15. Origin: heven, hebben, from hebban, from habjanan (compare West Frisian heffe, Dutch heffen, German heben, Danish hæve), from kap- (compare Old Irish cáin 'law, tribute', cacht 'prisoner', Latin capio 'to take', Latvian kàmpt 'to seize', Albanian kap, Ancient Greek κάπτω, κώπη).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heave(verb)

    to cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land

  2. Heave(verb)

    to throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log

  3. Heave(verb)

    to force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead

  4. Heave(verb)

    to raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh

  5. Heave(verb)

    to cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom

  6. Heave(verb)

    to be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound

  7. Heave(verb)

    to rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle

  8. Heave(verb)

    to make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult

  9. Heave(verb)

    to make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit

  10. Heave(noun)

    an effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy

  11. Heave(noun)

    an upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like

  12. Heave(noun)

    a horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HEAVE

    To raise. HEAVEN A good place to be raised to.


Translations for heave

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

heave(verb)

to (try to) lift or to pull, with great effort

They heaved with all their strength, but could not move the rock; They heaved the wardrobe up into the lorry.

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