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Meaning of heft

heft

Pronunciation: (heft), [key]
— n.
  1. weight; heaviness: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.
  2. significance or importance.
  3. the bulk or main part.
—v.t.
  1. to test the weight of by lifting and balancing: He hefted the spear for a few moments, and then flung it at the foe.
  2. to heave; hoist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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