Heft

Definition of Heft

n.1.Same as Haft, n.
1.The act or effort of heaving; violent strain or exertion.
He craks his gorge, his sides,
With violent hefts.
- Shak.
2.Weight; ponderousness.
A man of his age and heft.
- T. Hughes.
3.The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the crop was spoiled.
1.A number of sheets of paper fastened together, as for a notebook; also, a part of a serial publication.
The size of "hefts" will depend on the material requiring attention, and the annual volume is to cost about 15 marks.
- The Nation.
v. t.1.To heave up; to raise aloft.
[imp. & p. p. Hefted (Heft, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Hefting.]
Inflamed with wrath, his raging blade he heft.
- Spenser.
2.To prove or try the weight of by raising.

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