verb (used with object), heaved or (especially Nautical) hove; heaving.
to raise or lift with effort or force; hoist:
to heave a heavy ax.
to throw, especially to lift and throw with effort, force, or violence:
to heave an anchor overboard; to heave a stone through a window.
to utter laboriously or painfully:
to heave a sigh.
to cause to rise and fall with or as with a swelling motion:
to heave one’s chest.
to vomit; throw up:
He heaved his breakfast before noon.
to haul or pull on (a rope, cable, line, etc.), as with the hands or a capstan:
Heave the anchor cable!
verb (used without object), heaved or (especially Nautical) hove; heaving.
to rise and fall in rhythmically alternate movements:
The ship heaved and rolled in the swelling sea.
to breathe with effort; pant:
He sat there heaving and puffing from the effort.
to vomit; retch.
to rise as if thrust up, as a hill; swell or bulge:
The ground heaved and small fissures appeared for miles around.
to pull or haul on a rope, cable, etc.
to push, as on a capstan bar.
an act or effort of heaving.
a throw, toss, or cast.
Geology. the horizontal component of the apparent displacement resulting from a fault, measured in a vertical plane perpendicular to the strike.
the rise and fall of the waves or swell of a sea.
heaves, (used with a singular verb). Also called broken wind. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of horses, similar to asthma in human beings, characterized by difficult breathing.
heave down, Nautical. to careen (a vessel).
heave out, Nautical.
heave ho, (an exclamation used by sailors, as when heaving the anchor up.)
heave in sight, to rise to view, as from below the horizon:
The ship hove in sight as dawn began to break.
heave the lead. 2 (def 16).
verb heaves, heaving, heaved (mainly nautical) hove
(transitive) to lift or move with a great effort
(transitive) to throw (something heavy) with effort
to utter (sounds, sighs, etc) or breathe noisily or unhappily: to heave a sigh
to rise and fall or cause to rise and fall heavily
(past tense and past participle hove) (nautical)
(transitive) to displace (rock strata, mineral veins, etc) in a horizontal direction
(intransitive) to retch
the act or an instance of heaving
the horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault
Old English hebban “to lift, raise; lift up, exalt” (class VI strong verb; past tense hof, past participle hafen), from Proto-Germanic *hafjan (cf. Old Norse hefja, Dutch heffen, German heben, Gothic hafjan “to lift, raise”), from PIE *kap-yo-, from root *kap- “to grasp” (see capable).
Related to Old English habban “to hold, possess.” Intransitive use by c.1200. Meaning “to throw” is from 1590s. Sense of “retch, make an effort to vomit” is first attested c.1600. Related: Heaved; heaving. Nautical heave-ho was a chant in lifting (c.1300, hevelow).
1570s, from heave (v.).
A shelter: Heave. Any shelter used by a policeman to avoid the elements (1950s+ Police)
To vomit; barf (1868+)
[heev] /hiv/ verb (used with object), heaved or (especially Nautical) hove; heaving. 1. to raise or lift with effort or force; hoist: to heave a heavy ax. 2. to throw, especially to lift and throw with effort, force, or violence: to heave an anchor overboard; to heave a stone through a window. 3. Nautical. 4. […]
[heev-hoh] /ˈhivˈhoʊ/ noun, Informal. 1. an act of rejection, dismissal, or forcible ejection: The bartender gave the noisy drunk the old heave-ho. sentence substitute 1. a sailors’ cry, as when hoisting anchor noun 2. (informal) dismissal, as from employment
- Heave into sight
Rise or seem to rise into view. For example, We waited and waited, and finally the rest of our party heaved into sight. This expression was at first used for ships rising over the horizon. [ Late 1700s ]
[hev-uh n-bawrn] /ˈhɛv ənˈbɔrn/ adjective 1. of or as of heavenly origin: the heaven-born gods.