verb (used with object)
Origin of heft
Related Words for heftingraise, rise, hoist, climb, boost, disappear, soar, tote, give, import, move, bear, transfer, remove, bring, haul, lift, take, lug, transmit
Examples from the Web for hefting
Historical Examples of hefting
He raised it, examining and hefting it with the judgment of an expert.The Downfall
"Should think you were," mused the Colonel, hefting the lightened vessel.Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)
Well, two pounds easily, answered Old Crusty, shutting one eye and hefting his troutship knowingly.The Arrival of Jimpson
Ralph Henry Barbour
He hitched the horse, and hefting the insensible man in his arms, staggered blindly into the timber.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
Hefting it in his hand, and then swinging it about his head, Phil discovered that he had a weapon that would almost fell an ox.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers
Claude A. Labelle
Word Origin for heft
"to lift," 1660s, from heft (n.). Related: Hefted; hefting.
mid-15c., "weight, heaviness, quality of weight," from heave on analogy of thieve/theft, weave/weft, etc.; also influenced by heft, obsolete past participle of heave.