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heft

[heft]
noun
1.
weight; heaviness: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.
2.
significance or importance.
3.
Archaic. the bulk or main part.
verb (used with object)
4.
to test the weight of by lifting and balancing: He hefted the spear for a few moments, and then flung it at the foe.
5.
to heave; hoist.

Origin:
1550–60; heave + -t, variant of -th1

hefter, noun
unhefted, adjective
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heft (hɛft)
 
vb
1.  to assess the weight of (something) by lifting
2.  to lift
 
n
3.  (US) weight
4.  (US) the main part
 
[C19: probably from heave, by analogy with thieve, theft, cleave, cleft]
 
'hefter
 
n

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heft
c.1445, "weight, heaviness," from heave on analogy of thieve/thief, weave/weft, etc.; also infl. by heft, obsolete pp. of heave. The verb meaning "to lift" is first recorded c.1661. Hefty is from 1867.
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