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.
To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or
colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead;
to heave the log.
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.
To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort;
as, to heave a sigh.
To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or
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.
To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to
strain to do something difficult.
To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or
to move something heavy.
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.
A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at
an intersection with another lode.