Complete Definition of "heave"

English
Etymology
OE. hebban, from Germanic *hafjan, from Indo-European. Cognate with Dutch heffen, German heben, Swedish häfva; and with Latin capere.

Pronunciation
IPA|/hiËv/
audio|en-us-heave.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËv|-iËv

Verb
en-verb|heaves|heaving|heaved or, nautical, hove|heaved or, nautical hove

  1. context|transitive|archaic To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards or forwards.
  2. transitive 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.

  1. context|transitive|mining|geology To displace (a vein, stratum).
  2. context|transitive|now|_|rare To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.

#:The wind heaved the waves.

  1. intransitive To rise and fall.

#:Her chest heaved with emotion.

  1. transitive To utter with effort.

#:She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.

  1. context|transitive|now|_|nautical To throw, cast.

#:The cap'n hove the body overboard.

  1. context|transitive|nautical To pull up with a rope or cable.

#:Heave up the anchor there, boys!

  1. intransitive To make an effort to vomit; to retch.

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

Category:English irregular verbs

Noun
en-noun

#An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
#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.
#A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
#nautical The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.

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