What does heave mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heave, heavingnoun

    an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

    "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

  2. heavenoun

    (geology) a horizontal dislocation

  3. heave, heavingnoun

    the act of lifting something with great effort

  4. heave, retchnoun

    an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

    "a bad case of the heaves"

  5. lift, raise, heavenoun

    the act of raising something

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

  6. heave, heavingverb

    throwing something heavy (with great effort)

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

  7. heaveverb

    utter a sound, as with obvious effort

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

  8. heaveverb

    throw with great effort

  9. billow, surge, heaveverb

    rise and move, as in waves or billows

    "The army surged forward"

  10. heave, heave up, heft, heft upverb

    lift or elevate

  11. heaveverb

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

    "The vessel hove into sight"

  12. pant, puff, gasp, heaveverb

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

  13. heave, buckle, warpverb

    bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

    "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

  14. gag, heave, retchverb

    make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Wiktionary

  1. heavenoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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).

  2. heavenoun

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

    Etymology: 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).

  3. heavenoun

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

    Etymology: 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).

  4. heavenoun

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

    Etymology: 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).

  5. heaveverb

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

    Etymology: 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).

  6. heaveverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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).

  7. heaveverb

    To displace (a vein, stratum).

    Etymology: 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).

  8. heaveverb

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

    The wind heaved the waves.

    Etymology: 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).

  9. heaveverb

    To rise and fall.

    Her chest heaved with emotion.

    Etymology: 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).

  10. heaveverb

    To utter with effort.

    She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.

    Etymology: 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).

  11. heaveverb

    To throw, cast.

    The cap'n hove the body overboard.

    Etymology: 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).

  12. heaveverb

    To pull up with a rope or cable.

    Heave up the anchor there, boys!

    Etymology: 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).

  13. heaveverb

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

    The ship hove in sight.

    Etymology: 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).

  14. heaveverb

    To make an effort to vomit; to retch.

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

    Etymology: 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. Heaveverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  2. Heaveverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  3. Heaveverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  4. Heaveverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  5. Heaveverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  6. Heaveverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  7. Heaveverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  8. Heaveverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  9. Heaveverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  10. Heavenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  11. Heavenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  12. Heavenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. hfva, Dan. hve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heave

    hēv, v.t. to lift up: to throw upward: to draw in any direction, as by a windlass: to cause to swell: to force from the breast: (geol.) to move away or displace (a vein or stratum).—v.i. to be raised: to rise and fall: to try to vomit:—pr.p. heav′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. heaved or (naut.) hōve.—n. an effort upward: a throw: a swelling: an effort to vomit: broken wind in horses.—ns. Heave′-off′ering, a voluntary Jewish offering lifted up before the Lord by the priest; Heav′er, one who, or that which, heaves; Heaves, a disease in horses; Heave′-shoul′der, the shoulder of an animal elevated in sacrifice; Heav′ing, a rising: swell: (Shak.) panting.—Heave ho! an exclamation used by sailors in putting forth exertion, as in heaving the anchor; Heave in sight, to come into view; Heave to, to bring a vessel to a stand-still, to make her lie to. [A.S. hebban, pa.t. hóf, pa.p. hafen; Ger. heben.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HEAVE

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heave in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of heave in a Sentence

  1. John Miller:

    The heave-ho of everyone getting through -- you have Oath Keepers next to Proud Boys next to white supremacists, that's what makes this a dangerous time, the movement is energized and Proud Boys're emboldened by surprise success on [ January ] 6th. I think Proud Boys're surprised. Proud Boys didn't plan to Nth degree, and to be able to breach the pillar of democracy, that's going to motivate Proud Boys.

  2. Newt Gingrich:

    I actually think it is very good for the long-run health of the administration that they're learning early that managing the Congress is a very difficult and very complicated job, if they'd been able to rush it through, they wouldn't heave learned just how hard everything in Congress is.

  3. Scotty Miller:

    We were going to try to heave it like a Hail Mary type thing, they played me pretty much man-to-man and my guy didn’t get too much depth, so I was able to just run right by him. Then Tom put a great ball on me like he always does. It was a special moment. I don’t even know if I could have dreamed of it as a kid. It’s just so crazy.

  4. Officer Daniel Hodges:

    The mob of terrorists were coordinating their efforts… shouting ‘heave, ho,’ as they synchronized pushing their weight forward crushing me further against the metal doorframe, a man in front of me grabbed my baton… he bashed me in the head and face with it, rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull.

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