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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hove
 (vbl.)heave的過去式

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heave v. t. [imp. Heaved or Hove p. p. Heaved, Hove, formerly Hoven p. pr. & vb. n. Heaving.]
 1. To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.
    One heaved ahigh, to be hurled down below.   --Shak.
 Note:Heave, as now used, implies that the thing raised is heavy or hard to move; but formerly it was used in a less restricted sense.
 Here a little child I stand,
 Heaving up my either hand.   --Herrick.
 2. To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
 3. To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
 4. To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
    The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.   --Shak.
 5. To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
 The glittering, finny swarms
 That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores.   --Thomson.
 To heave a cable short Naut., to haul in cable till the ship is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.
 To heave a ship ahead Naut., to warp her ahead when not under sail, as by means of cables.
 To heave a ship down Naut., to throw or lay her down on one side; to careen her.
 To heave a ship to Naut., to bring the ship's head to the wind, and stop her motion.
 To heave about Naut., to put about suddenly.
 To heave in Naut., to shorten (cable).
 To heave in stays Naut., to put a vessel on the other tack.
 To heave out a sail Naut., to unfurl it.
 To heave taut Naut., to turn a capstan, etc., till the rope becomes strained. See Taut, and Tight.
 To heave the lead Naut., to take soundings with lead and line.
 To heave the log. Naut. See Log.
 To heave up anchor Naut., to raise it from the bottom of the sea or elsewhere.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hove imp. & p. p. of Heave.
 Hove short, Hove to. See To heave a cable short, To heave a ship to, etc., under Heave.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hove, v. i. & t. To rise; to swell; to heave; to cause to swell. [Obs. or Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hove, v. i.  To hover around; to loiter; to lurk. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hove
      See heave

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 heave
      n 1: an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and
           falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea" [syn: heaving]
      2: (geology) a horizontal dislocation
      3: the act of lifting something with great effort [syn: heaving]
      4: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of
         the heaves" [syn: retch]
      5: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of
         his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for
         getting ladders up" [syn: lift, raise]
      6: throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a
         mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes" [syn: heaving]
      v 1: utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep
           sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
      2: throw with great effort
      3: rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged
         forward" [syn: billow, surge]
      4: lift or elevate [syn: heave up, heft, heft up]
      5: nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way,
         direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"
      6: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners
         reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: pant, puff,
          gasp]
      7: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The
         highway buckled during the heatwave" [syn: buckle, warp]
      8: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit [syn:
         gag, retch]
      [also: hove]