The Daily Pic: In 1978, Daniel Joseph Martinez made shadows have heft.
The weight and heft of a Bible, its solidity, itself implies eternity.
The 31-year old Dean lacked the heft of his predecessors, so he had to find some new mission for himself.
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.
"to lift," 1660s, from heft (n.). Related: Hefted; hefting.