Pronunciation: hēv
v. t.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.
[imp. Heaved (hēvd), or Hove (hōv); p. p. Heaved, Hove, formerly Hoven (hō"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Heaving.]
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.
5.To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
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.
v. i.1.To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
And the huge columns heave into the sky.
- Pope.
The heaving sods of Bunker Hill.
- E. Everett.
2.To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle.
3.To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
4.To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
To heave at
a - To make an effort at.
b - To attack, to oppose.
To heave in sight
as a ship at sea), to come in sight; to appear.
- Fuller.
To heave up
to vomit.
n.1.An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
2.An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
3.(Geol.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
Noun1.heave - an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
Synonyms: heaving
2.heave - (geology) a horizontal dislocation
3.heave - the act of lifting something with great effort
Synonyms: heaving
4.heave - an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
Synonyms: retch
5.heave - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
Synonyms: raise, lift
6.heave - throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
Synonyms: heaving
Verb1.heave - utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
2.heave - throw with great effort
3.heave - rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
Synonyms: surge, billow
4.heave - lift or elevate
Synonyms: heave up, heft, heft up
5.heave - nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"
6.heave - breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
Synonyms: gasp, pant, puff
7.heave - bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heatwave"
Synonyms: warp, buckle
8.heave - make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
Synonyms: retch, gag
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