define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

heaving

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Heaved} (h[=e]vd), or {Hove} (h[=o]v); p. p. {Heaved}, {Hove}, formerly {Hoven} (h[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Heaving}.] [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. h[aum]fva, Dan. h[ae]ve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw'ph handle. Cf. {Accept}, {Behoof}, {Capacious}, {Forceps}, {Haft}, {Receipt}.]

1. 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.

One heaved ahigh, to be hurled down below. --Shak.

Note: Heave, as now used, implies that the thing raised is heavy or hard to move; but formerly it was used in a less restricted sense.

Here a little child I stand, Heaving up my either hand. --Herrick.

2. To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.

3. 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.

4. To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.

The wretched animal heaved forth such groans. --Shak.

5. To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.

The glittering, finny swarms That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores. --Thomson.

{To heave a cable short} (Naut.), to haul in cable till the ship is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.

{To heave a ship ahead} (Naut.), to warp her ahead when not under sail, as by means of cables.

{To heave a ship down} (Naut.), to throw or lay her down on one side; to careen her.

{To heave a ship to} (Naut.), to bring the ship's head to the wind, and stop her motion.

{To heave about} (Naut.), to put about suddenly.

{To heave in} (Naut.), to shorten (cable).

{To heave in stays} (Naut.), to put a vessel on the other tack.

{To heave out a sail} (Naut.), to unfurl it.

{To heave taut} (Naut.), to turn a capstan, etc., till the rope becomes strained. See {Taut}, and {Tight}.

{To heave the lead} (Naut.), to take soundings with lead and line.

{To heave the log}. (Naut.) See {Log}.

{To heave up anchor} (Naut.), to raise it from the bottom of the sea or elsewhere.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Heaving \Heav"ing\, noun A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing. --Addison. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

heaving

noun

1: an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea" [syn: {heave}, {heaving}]

2: breathing heavily (as after exertion) [syn: {panting}, {heaving}]

3: the act of lifting something with great effort [syn: {heave}, {heaving}]

4: throwing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes" [syn: {heave}, {heaving}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign