Heaves Synonyms & Definitions
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• HeavesDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) A disease of horses, characterized by difficult breathing, with heaving of the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar cough; broken wind.
• HeaveDefinition & Meaning in English
- (v. t.) To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
- (v. t.) To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
- (v. i.) To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound.
- (v. t.) To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.
- (v. t.) To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
- (n.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
- (n.) An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
- (v. i.) To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle.
- (v. i.) To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult.
- (v. t.) To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
- (n.) An effort to raise something, as a weight, or ones self, or to move something heavy.
- (v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.