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English Dictionary: Heft by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the property of being large in mass [syn: heft, heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, ponderosity]
  1. lift or elevate [syn: heave, heave up, heft, {heft up}]
  2. test the weight of something by lifting it
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Heft \Heft\, n.
      Same as {Haft}, n. [Obs.] --Waller.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Heft \Heft\, n. [From {Heave}: cf. hefe weight. Cf. {Haft}.]
      1. The act or effort of heaving[?] violent strain or
            exertion. [Obs.]
                     He craks his gorge, his sides, With violent hefts.
      2. Weight; ponderousness. [Colloq.]
                     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. [Colloq. U. S.] --J. Pickering.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Heft \Heft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hefted} ({Heft}, obs.); p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Hefting}.]
      1. To heave up; to raise aloft.
                     Inflamed with wrath, his raging blade he heft.
      2. To prove or try the weight of by raising. [Colloq.]
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