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. --Spenser.
2. To prove or try the weight of by raising. [Colloq.]
Heft n. Same as Haft, n. [Obs.]
1. The act or effort of heaving; violent strain or exertion. [Obs.]
He craks his gorge, his sides,
With violent hefts. --Shak.
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.]
Heft n.; G. pl. Hefte . 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.
n : the property of being large in mass [syn: heftiness, massiveness,
v 1: lift or elevate [syn: heave, heave up, heft up]
2: test the weight of something by lifting it