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heave Tweet Definition of heave Like Definition of heave on Facebook
noun
  1. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
  2. 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.
  3. A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
  4. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.
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.
Holocene Tweet Definition of Holocene Like Definition of Holocene on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) The Holocene epoch.
adjective
  1. (geology) Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 11,000 years ago to the present; the age of man.
horizon Tweet Definition of horizon Like Definition of horizon on Facebook
noun
  1. The horizontal line that appears to separate the Earth from the sky.
  2. The range or limit of one's knowledge, experience or interest.
  3. (geology) A specific layer of soil or strata
horseback Tweet Definition of horseback Like Definition of horseback on Facebook
noun
  1. The back of a horse.
  2. A ridge of sand, gravel, and boulders.
adverb
  1. On the back of a horse.
    • He rode to town.
horst Tweet Definition of horst Like Definition of horst on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) an area of the earth's surface which is raised relative to surrounding land
    • 1968: Your body is a and mine a graben, because horst is the opposite of graben. " Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside
hot spot Tweet Definition of hot spot Like Definition of hot spot on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, hotspot (geology))
(plural hot spots)
  1. (geology) the surface manifestation of a plume that rises from deep in the Earth"s mantle
  2. a dangerous place of violent political unrest
  3. a lively and entertaining place, such as a nightclub
  4. an area of radioactive contamination
  5. (genetics) the region of a gene in which there is higher than normal rate of mutation
  6. (computing) a location in which WiFi? Internet access is available
(wikipedia, hotspot (wifi))      
hot spring Tweet Definition of hot spring Like Definition of hot spring on Facebook
noun
  1. A natural spring producing water whose temperature is greater than about 20°C
hydrogeology Tweet Definition of hydrogeology Like Definition of hydrogeology on Facebook
noun
  1. The geology of groundwater, especially concerning the physical, biological and chemical properties of its occurrence and movement.
hydrology Tweet Definition of hydrology Like Definition of hydrology on Facebook
noun
  1. The science of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on a planet's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere
hydrothermal Tweet Definition of hydrothermal Like Definition of hydrothermal on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to hot water
  1. (geology) of or relating to emanations of hot water that are rich in minerals, or to the rocks formed from them
hypabyssal Tweet Definition of hypabyssal Like Definition of hypabyssal on Facebook
adjective
  1. (geology) (of rock) that solidifies, as a minor intrusion, before reaching the Earth's surface

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