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There are 14 meanings of the word Heave.

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Heave - as a noun

An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

Example: "The heaving of waves on a rough sea"

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(geology) a horizontal dislocation

The act of lifting something with great effort

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An involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

Example: "A bad case of the heaves"

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The act of raising something

Example: "He responded with a lift of his eyebrow"

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Throwing something heavy (with great effort)

Example: "He gave it a mighty heave"

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Heave - as a verb

Utter a sound, as with obvious effort

Example: "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

Throw with great effort

Rise and move, as in waves or billows

Example: "The army surged forward"

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Lift or elevate

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
heave upheft10heft up
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Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position

Example: "The vessel hove into sight"

Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

Example: "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

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Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

Example: "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

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Hypernyms (Closely Related)
change surface
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

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Example Sentences

"The heave of the ship made me feel nauseous."
"I let out a deep heave as I lifted the heavy box."
"The heave of his chest indicated his exhaustion."
"The boat rocked with each heave of the waves."
"The heave of her shoulders showed her despair."
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Word Game Points

Is HEAVE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, heave is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

HEAVE has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is HEAVE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, heave is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
HEAVE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 11.

Is HEAVE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, heave is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
HEAVE has a WORDFEUD points total of 11.

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