Definition of heft :
1. A number of sheets of paper fastened together, as for a notebook; also, a part of a serial publication.
2. of Heft
3. Same as Haft, n.
4. The act or effort of heaving violent strain or exertion.
5. The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the crop was spoiled.
6. To heave up; to raise aloft.
7. To prove or try the weight of by raising.
8. Weight; ponderousness.
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- I can't say my prayers yet in this place- not to get any heft on them; and that makes me feel bad, you know. - "Brother Copas", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- He must not be exposed to such dangers, with his mind as it wuz, and his heft. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
- Around its little throat was a cord entwined by a slipping noose, and drawn half way- as if the trembling hand of the murderer had revolted from its dreadful office, and he or she had heft the infant to pine away in nakedness and hunger, rather than see it die. - "Nature and Art", Mrs. Inchbald.