heft heft  /ˈhɛft/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property of being large in mass
  2. (v) lift or elevate
  3. (v) test the weight of something by lifting it

Usage(s):

  1. The Bi-Autogo was essentially a two-wheeled vehicle, carrying its considerable heft on 37-in.
  2. Lightweight at six ounces, it's got a balanced heft you might associate with a well-made handgun.
  3. But if you think the heft of the material had any effect on the seriousness with which the all-star ensemble cast prepared for their roleswell, you'd be right.

News

  1. Dr. Brazelton, Sensei Of Swaddle, And His Babysitting Era In Waco

    Five stories that have North Texas talking: Waco-reared doctor reflects on almost a century spent listening to babies, Austin gains on Seattle in venture capital heft, a Dallas exonoree's case brings up the question: Should ex-spouses be awarded compensation for their former partners' wrongful convictions? and more.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

  2. Clearwire's board backs Dish offer, dealing blow to Sprint

    Clearwire's board of directors has unanimously recommended its shareholders reject the takeover bid by Sprint Nextel, which owns roughly half of Clearwire, and instead accept a buyout offer from Dish Network. Sprint has been planning to buy out the remainder of Clearwire in conjunction with its possible acquisition by SoftBank, which would give Sprint the heft to make the deal possible. Before ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. Marie Claire Hosts 'Women Taking the Lead' Luncheon

    Hearst Magazines has been intent on adding some heft to its fashion books over the past year. First, there was Cosmopolitan, which under the leadership of Joanna Coles has put a premium on political coverage and “leaning in” à la Sheryl Sandberg. Now, Marie Claire is proving its own current events know-all with a campaign to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act both in its ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: AdWeek

Quotes

  1. "Over the last 100 years the middle class was built on the back of organized labor. Without their weight, heft and their insistence starting in the early 1900s we wouldn't have the middle class we have now, in my view," Biden told CNBC on...
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: USA Today

  2. Another man likes Clinton, saying she "brings heft to the table" and "respect from around the world."
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: WOI

  3. "The story will be the same heft as '300' but it cover a much, much greater span of time -- it's 10 years, not three days," Miller said. "This is a more complex story. The story is so much larger. The Spartans in '300' were being enclosed by...
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Frank Miller Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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