Definition of "heaving" []

  • To lift or move with a great effort (verb)
  • To throw (something heavy) with effort (verb)
  • To utter (sounds, sighs, etc) or breathe noisily or unhappily (verb)
  • To rise and fall or cause to rise and fall heavily (verb)
  • To move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position (verb)
  • (of a vessel) to pitch or roll (verb)
  • To displace (rock strata, mineral veins, etc) in a horizontal direction (verb)
  • To retch (verb)
  • The act or an instance of heaving (noun)
  • A fling (noun)
  • The horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault (noun)
  • Present participle of heave. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Crowded with people (adjective)
  • An occasion on which something heaves or is heaved (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "heaving" in a sentence
  • ""That's what we call heaving the log, Miss Garden," said the master, who had been explaining the use of the log, though in not quite so succinct"
  • ""Saturday Night Live" has, since its earliest days, shamelessly flirted with bad taste -- and sometimes taken a wicked delight in heaving itself over the line, rather than just tiptoeing up to it."
  • "This time I remained aloft, and Wolf Larsen succeeded in heaving to without being swept."