Definition of Heaving

1. Noun. An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling). "The heaving of waves on a rough sea"

Exact synonyms: Heave
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Heave, Heave



2. Noun. Breathing heavily (as after exertion).
Exact synonyms: Panting
Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Derivative terms: Heave, Pant, Pant

3. Noun. The act of lifting something with great effort.
Exact synonyms: Heave
Generic synonyms: Ascending, Ascension, Ascent, Rise
Derivative terms: Heave, Heave

4. Noun. Throwing something heavy (with great effort). "He was not good at heaving passes"
Exact synonyms: Heave
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Heave, Heave

Definition of Heaving

1. n. A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing.

Definition of Heaving

1. Verb. (present participle of heave) ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) crowded with people ¹

3. Noun. An occasion on which something heaves or is heaved ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heaving

1. heave [v] - See also: heave

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heaving

heavenwardly
heavenwards
heaver
heavers
heaves
heavied
heavier
heavier-than-air
heavier-than-air craft
heavies
heaviest
heavily
heavily traveled
heaviness
heavinesses
heaving (current term)
heaving line bend
heaving line bends
heavings
heavisome
heavy
heavy(a)
heavy(p)
heavy-armed
heavy-coated
heavy-duty
heavy-duty vehicle
heavy-footed
heavy-handed
heavy-handedly

Literary usage of Heaving

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1. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"If free access of water to the'growing ice lens is allowed but the soil is prevented from heaving, heaving pressure is produced. ..."

2. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"Thus, whereas at a certain distance from the foundation the heaving forces are equal to the weight of the overlying ground, near the foundation their ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine (1858)
"The leading idea of the later invention appears tobe identical with that of Mr. T. White's (of Portsmouth) invention; viz., that of first heaving the ship ..."

4. Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology by Babette Deutsch, Avrahm Yarmolinsky (1921)
"... heaving ON THE STORMY WATERS " When, heaving on the stormy waters, I felt my ship begin to sink, I prayed, " Oh, Father Satan, save me, Forgive me at ..."

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