hove

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heave

[heev]
verb (used with object), heaved or (especially Nautical) hove; heaving.
1.
to raise or lift with effort or force; hoist: to heave a heavy ax.
2.
to throw, especially to lift and throw with effort, force, or violence: to heave an anchor overboard; to heave a stone through a window.
3.
Nautical.
a.
to move into a certain position or situation: to heave a vessel aback.
b.
to move in a certain direction: Heave the capstan around! Heave up the anchor!
4.
to utter laboriously or painfully: to heave a sigh.
5.
to cause to rise and fall with or as with a swelling motion: to heave one's chest.
6.
to vomit; throw up: He heaved his breakfast before noon.
7.
to haul or pull on (a rope, cable, line, etc.), as with the hands or a capstan: Heave the anchor cable!
verb (used without object), heaved or (especially Nautical) hove; heaving.
8.
to rise and fall in rhythmically alternate movements: The ship heaved and rolled in the swelling sea.
9.
to breathe with effort; pant: He sat there heaving and puffing from the effort.
10.
to vomit; retch.
11.
to rise as if thrust up, as a hill; swell or bulge: The ground heaved and small fissures appeared for miles around.
12.
to pull or haul on a rope, cable, etc.
13.
to push, as on a capstan bar.
14.
Nautical.
a.
to move in a certain direction or into a certain position or situation: heave about; heave alongside; heave in stays.
b.
(of a vessel) to rise and fall, as with a heavy beam sea.
noun
15.
an act or effort of heaving.
16.
a throw, toss, or cast.
17.
Geology. the horizontal component of the apparent displacement resulting from a fault, measured in a vertical plane perpendicular to the strike.
18.
the rise and fall of the waves or swell of a sea.
19.
heaves, (used with a singular verb) . Also called broken wind. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of horses, similar to asthma in human beings, characterized by difficult breathing.
Verb phrases
20.
heave down, Nautical. to careen (a vessel).
21.
heave out, Nautical.
a.
to shake loose (a reef taken in a sail).
b.
to loosen (a sail) from its gaskets in order to set it.
22.
heave to,
a.
Nautical. to stop the headway of (a vessel), especially by bringing the head to the wind and trimming the sails so that they act against one another.
b.
to come to a halt.
Idioms
23.
heave ho, (an exclamation used by sailors, as when heaving the anchor up.)
24.
heave in sight, to rise to view, as from below the horizon: The ship hove in sight as dawn began to break.
25.
heave the lead. lead2 ( def 16 ).

Origin:
before 900; Middle English heven, variant (with -v- from simple past tense and past participle) of hebben, Old English hebban; cognate with German heben, Old Norse hefja, Gothic hafjan; akin to Latin capere to take

heaver, noun
heaveless, adjective
unheaved, adjective


1. elevate. See raise. 2. hurl, pitch, fling, cast, sling. 11. surge, billow.
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heave (hiːv)
 
vb , chiefly nautical heaves, heaving, heaved, hove
1.  (tr) to lift or move with a great effort
2.  (tr) to throw (something heavy) with effort
3.  to utter (sounds, sighs, etc) or breathe noisily or unhappily: to heave a sigh
4.  to rise and fall or cause to rise and fall heavily
5.  (past tense and past participle hove) nautical
 a.  to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position: to heave in sight
 b.  (intr) (of a vessel) to pitch or roll
6.  (tr) to displace (rock strata, mineral veins, etc) in a horizontal direction
7.  (intr) to retch
 
n
8.  the act or an instance of heaving
9.  a fling
10.  the horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault
 
[Old English hebban; related to Old Norse hefja, Old Saxon hebbian, Old High German heffen to raise, Latin capere to take, Sanskrit kapatī two hands full]
 
'heaver
 
n

hove (həʊv)
 
vb
chiefly nautical a past tense and past participle of heave

Hove (həʊv)
 
n
a town and coastal resort in S England, in Brighton and Hove unitary authority, East Sussex. Pop: 72 335 (2001)

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heave
O.E. hebban "to lift, raise" (class VI strong verb; past tense hof, pp. hafen), from P.Gmc. *khafjanan (cf. O.N. hefja, Du. heffen, Ger. heben, Goth. hafjan), from PIE *kap- "seize;" related to O.E. habban "to hold, possess." Sense of "retch, make an effort to vomit" is first attested 1601. Nautical
heave-ho was a chant in lifting.
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hove

town, unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, historic county of Sussex, England, on the English Channel, adjoining Brighton to the east and Portslade to the west. Hove, which grew with Brighton as a seaside resort and residential town in the 19th century, has excellent road and rail connections with London to the north. Pop. (2001) 72,335.

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