• The animals heave at the rock
    The animals heave at the rock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v heave breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
    • v heave make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    • v heave bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
    • v heave utter a sound, as with obvious effort "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
    • v heave lift or elevate
    • v heave throw with great effort
    • v heave rise and move, as in waves or billows "The army surged forward"
    • v heave move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position "The vessel hove into sight"
    • n heave throwing something heavy (with great effort) "he gave it a mighty heave","he was not good at heaving passes"
    • n heave the act of raising something "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow","fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
    • n heave an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting "a bad case of the heaves"
    • n heave the act of lifting something with great effort
    • n heave (geology) a horizontal dislocation
    • n heave an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling) "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heave (Geol) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
    • Heave An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy. "After many strains and heaves He got up to his saddle eaves."
    • Heave 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. "There's matter in these sighs, these profound heaves ,
      You must translate."
      "None could guess whether the next heave of the earthquake would settle . . . or swallow them."
    • Heave To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. "And the huge columns heave into the sky.""Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap.""The heaving sods of Bunker Hill."
    • Heave 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.""Here a little child I stand, Heaving up my either hand."
    • Heave To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom. "The glittering, finny swarms
      That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores."
    • Heave 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.
    • Heave To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult. "The Church of England had struggled and heaved at a reformation ever since Wyclif's days."
    • Heave To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
    • Heave To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh. "The wretched animal heaved forth such groans."
    • Heave 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. "Frequent for breath his panting bosom heaves .""The heaving plain of ocean."
    • Heave To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heave To raise; lift; hoist.
    • heave Especially To lift with obvious effort; raise with exertion, as something heavy or resistant.
    • heave To lift (a child) at baptism; baptize; also, to be sponsor for.
    • heave To weigh; heft.
    • heave To cause to swell or bulge upward; raise above the former or the surrounding level: often with up.
    • heave To elevate or elate in condition or feeling, as by the operation of some potent agency or some moving influence; exalt; promote; raise suddenly or forcibly to a higher state.
    • heave To increase.
    • heave To bring up or forth with effort; raise from the breast or utter with the voice laboriously or painfully: as, to heave a sigh or a groan.
    • heave To throw upward and outward; cast or toss with force or effort; hurl or pitch, as with aim or purpose: as, to heave a stone; to heave the lead.
    • heave In geology, to throw or lift out of its place: said of the intersection of two veins, or of that of a cross-course with another vein. When a displacement of one or the other is caused by the intersection, one vein is said to heave the other out of its regular position.
    • heave Nautical, to draw or pull in any direction, as by means of a windlass or capstan: as, to heave a ship ahead (that is, to bring her forward, when not under sail, by means of a cable or other appliance); to heave up an anchor (to raise it from the bottom of the sea or elsewhere).
    • heave Synonyms and Hoist, Lift, etc. See raise.
    • heave To be raised, thrown, or forced up; rise; swell up; bulge out.
    • heave To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the waves of the sea, the lungs in difficult or painful breathing, the earth in an earthquake, etc.
    • heave To pant, as after severe exertion; labor.
    • heave To make an effort to vomit; retch.
    • heave To mount.
    • heave To labor heavily; toil.
    • n heave An act of heaving; a lifting, throwing, tossing, or retching exertion.
    • n heave An upward movement or expansion; swell or distention, as of the waves of the sea, of the lungs in difficult or painful breathing, of the earth in an earthquake, etc.; a forcible uplifting.
    • n heave A rise of land; a knoll.
    • n heave In mining, a dislocation or displacement of a part of a vein, in consequence of its intersection by another vein or cross-course, or by a simple slide, fracture, or jointing of the country-rock. But it occasionally happens that a vein is “hove” when there is no sign of a cross-vein or joint at the place where the continuity of the vein is broken.
    • n heave plural A disease of horses. See heaves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Heave hēv to lift up: to throw upward: to draw in any direction, as by a windlass: to cause to swell: to force from the breast:
    • v.i Heave to be raised: to rise and fall: to try to vomit:—pr.p. heav′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. heaved or (naut.) hōve
    • n Heave an effort upward: a throw: a swelling: an effort to vomit: broken wind in horses
    • v.t Heave hēv (geol.) to move away or displace (a vein or stratum)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban,; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. häfva, Dan. hæve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere, to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept Behoof Capacious Forceps Haft Receipt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hebban, pa.t. hóf, pa.p. hafen; Ger. heben.


In literature:

Just heave me a rope, will you, to save me from drowning.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Possibly another deer might heave in sight, or even a wild turkey.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
Heaving my craft to, I leapt into the dinghy, and pulled towards him, but before I could reach the spot he had sunk.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Suddenly I felt a terrific heave.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
With a heave worthy of Hercules he lifted his foe some inches off the sand, but failed to turn it.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
The boatmen at once began to heave and roll the goods over the side.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
From that heaving grey wilderness of water called the North Sea we pass now to that lively wilderness of bricks and mortar called London.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
The tumultuous heaving almost overturned it several times.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
You know a seaman can usually heave a coil of rope pretty well.
"Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was an unquiet glitter in his eye, and his chest heaved violently for a few moments.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

In poetry:

And though of all the Father gave
The Saviour loses none,
I cannot search the heav'nly roll
To learn if I am one.
"On Being Asked the Necessity of Prayer" by Caroline Fry
For there, I knew, in silence sat,
With breasts slow-heaving,
Illusion’s Queen Rabesquerat,
Her web a-weaving.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
His hands above his heaving breast
Are clasped in agony —
'O Father! Father! let me rest!
And call my soul to thee!
"Call Me Away" by Anne Bronte
His mercy and his righteousness
Let heav'n and earth proclaim;
His works of nature and of grace
Reveal his wondrous name.
"Psalm XXXIII: Rejoice, Ye Righteous" by Isaac Watts
Let heav'n succeed our painful years,
Let sin and sorrow cease,
And in proportion to our tears
So make our joys increase.
"Psalm 90 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Some hear thi voice an pass thi by,
An feel noa touch o' sorrow;
An, maybe, them at heave a sigh,
Laff it away to-morrow.
"That Drabbled Brat" by John Hartley

In news:

Highland's Giger claims state shot put title with last heave.
A pair of recently discovered Mall studies say the heaving bricks are the result of the failing concrete slab beneath them.
Truckee quarterback Louden Smith prepares to heave the ball downfield in the fourth quarter of his game against Spring Creek on Friday.
And you thought Tom Brady looked sexy heaving a pigskin: Josh Duhamel has a ball during downtime on the Long Island, New York set of his upcoming film, The Romantics, on Tuesday, by playing catch with crew members.
Here's the mistake, as pointed out by the heaving throngs over on Reddit: No, the iPad isn't 0.37 mm thick .
French voters throw out the incumbent president and Greeks give the heave-ho to the ruling parliamentary coalition.
There's music that heaves, and then there's music that sighs.
Why winning Ohio means the difference between an electoral college layup and a 30-foot heave for Mitt Romney.
But, at a Daytona Cubs minor league game, the public address DJ got the heave-ho.
And now he was giving this team one last heave, past the Yankees and into the World Series.
If you're thinking about giving your bank the old heave-ho, joining a credit union may be the right move for you.
Japan welcomes sumo's first new grand champion in five years, in a tradition-steeped ceremony at a Shinto shrine in the country's heaving capital.
A sailor assigned to the submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) casts a heaving line to sailors assigned to the port operations department at Naval Submarine Base New London, Aug 30, 2011.
Sometimes, though, those heaves come at a different time.
Italy's capital, heaving with marble and masterpieces, may not want for art.

In science:

Both lepton and hadron identification are important for heav y-flavour detection. D and B mesons have relatively large branching ratios (BR) in the semi-leptonic channels, ≃ 10% to electrons and ≃ 10% to muons, and inclusive cross-section measurements can be performed via single leptons or di-leptons.
Heavy Quarks: Summary Report
In light of this observation, we must dispense with preconceived notions of what are “traditionally ” heav y and light quarks, and be prepared to deal with all quark on an equal footing at a VLHC facility.
Precision Measurements Of Heavy Objects Working Group Summary
While the Standard Model is a remarkably succesful theory, heaving been sub jected to numerous high precision experimental tests, there are many aspects about it that are not understood, e.g.
Seeing Planck Scale Physics At Accelerators