• The animals heave at the rock
    The animals heave at the rock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heaving throwing something heavy (with great effort) "he gave it a mighty heave","he was not good at heaving passes"
    • n heaving the act of lifting something with great effort
    • n heaving breathing heavily (as after exertion)
    • n heaving 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
    • n Heaving A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heaving Upheaval; swell; rising; panting; palpitation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Heaving a rising: swell:
    • Heaving (Shak.) panting
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hebban, pa.t. hóf, pa.p. hafen; Ger. heben.


In literature:

The ice was heaving with an under swell.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
And, as I gazed upon the prospect, my bosom began to heave, and my tears to trickle.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
The iceberg heaved slightly with the swell: the gurgling and hissing appeared to follow the heaving motion.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Oakes will have a heavy time of it out yonder in the very chops of the channel, with a westerly swell heaving in against this ebb.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
But now we can continue our heaving course, still accompanied by dolphins and porpoises.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Its weight is a mere nothing, it is true, but it is rather too bulky to heave on board.
"The Log of the Flying Fish" by Harry Collingwood
Heave, and raise the dead!
"A Middy in Command" by Harry Collingwood
Now, serang, heave with a will!
"The Penang Pirate" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Heave it down yourself, then, and put him out of his misery.
"The Black Tor" by George Manville Fenn
As I leaned over the side, Ching heaved a deep sigh.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

For the bruis'd insect on the waste
A sigh would heave her breast;
And oft her careful hand replac'd
The linnet's fallen nest.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Yet the dear path to thine abode
Lies through this horrid land;
Lord! we would keep the heav'nly road,
And run at thy command.
"Hymn 53" by Isaac Watts
Jesus, who on his glorious throne
Rules heav'n and earth and sea;
Is pleased to claim me for his own,
And give himself to me.
"The Lord Is My Portion" by John Newton
We touch, we taste the heav'nly bread,
We drink the sacred cup;
With outward forms our sense is fed,
Our souls rejoice in hope.
"Hymn 24" by Isaac Watts
Good is the Lord, the heav'nly King,
Who makes the earth his care;
Visits the pastures ev'ry spring,
And bids the grass appear.
"Psalm 65 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Our souls would learn the heav'nly art
T' improve the hours we have,
That we may act the wiser part,
And live beyond the grave.
"Psalm 90 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

While each Airbus at Fiumicino heaves itself aloft over the beach umbrellas in row on row where the Tyrrhenian Sea laps, soft.
Ali Catores heaved a sigh of relief.
Larson's last second heave lifts Riverland women.
Fred Crawford's heave wowed crowd in '35.
On Monday, city crews were repairing pavement, at the intersection of Avenue J and 20th Street, that heaved from expansion during excessively high temperatures last week.
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 .
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.
And now he was giving this team one last heave, past the Yankees and into the World Series.
Not once but twice the Times ' editorialists departed from heaving confetti to remind us all of George W Bush , the war criminal.
If that is the case, I've prevented you from blowing 10 dollars on this listless, heaving waste of cinema space.
Olympic's Tyson relives miracle heave.
Few civilians were to be found on the streets, most stores were shuttered, and the typically heaving downtown was deserted.
Martin heaves a sigh of relief after pulling off tough fight with Overman-Jackman.

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