• (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
  • (v. t.) To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
  • (v. i.) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
  • (v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
  • (n.) An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.

Compare heave with other words:

heave vs. pant

heave vs. reave

heave vs. theave

heave vs. seave

heave vs. sheave

heave vs. heaved

heave vs. helve

heave vs. heaver

heave vs. heaven

heave vs. heavy

heave vs. leave

have vs. heave

heave vs. weave

fluctuate vs. heave

embillow vs. heave

heave vs. jolt

heave vs. hustle

assault vs. heave

heave vs. heaving

heave vs. upheave

heave vs. surge

heave vs. heft

heave vs. upheaval

heave vs. huzzah

heave vs. vomit

heave vs. retch

heave vs. pull

heave vs. utter

displace vs. heave

heave vs. raise

heave vs. lift

careen vs. heave

heave vs. pitch

heave vs. throw

cast vs. heave