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Definition of "heft" []

  • Weight; heaviness; bulk. (noun)
  • To lift (something) in order to judge or estimate its weight. (verb-transitive)
  • To hoist (something); heave. (verb-transitive)
  • To have a given weight; weigh. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heft" in a sentence
  • "The manager continues to see value in heft, although muscle can be accompanied by subtlety."
  • "It didn't compare in heft to what a Marine carried on an amphibious landing."
  • "He bade the Scrivener write the tale of the Men of the Sickle at an hundred and a half, and his folk fared past the War-leader joyously, being one half of them bowmen; and fell shooters they were; the other half were girt with swords, and bore withal long ashen staves armed with great blades curved inwards, which weapon they called heft-sax."