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English

Etymology

From Old Norse hefð.

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
heft

Plural
s

heft (s)
  1. (uncountable) Weight or the feel of weight.
    A quality hammer should have good balance and heft.
  2. (Northern England) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
  3. An animal that has become hefted thus.
  4. A West of Ireland term for ill-thrift in sheep.

Verb

Infinitive
to heft

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to heft (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To lift up; especially, to lift something heavy
    He hefted the sack of concrete into the truck.
  2. (transitive) To test the weight of something by lifting it.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The process by which a farm animal becomes accustomed to an area of mountain pasture.

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Dutch

Noun

heft (plural heften, diminutive heftje)

  1. haft; handle of a knife or other tool
  2. (metaphor, absolute use: het heft) control, charge

Verb

heft

  1. Singular present imperfect and imperative form of heffen.

Kurdish

Cardinal number

heft

  1. (cardinal) seven

Scots

Etymology

From Old Norse hefð.

Noun

Singular
heft

Plural
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  1. A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
  2. An animal that has become hefted thus.

Verb

tae heft (third-person singular simple present hefts, present participle heftin, simple past heftit, past participle heftit)

Infinitive
tae heft

Third person singular
hefts

Simple past
heftit

Past participle
-

Present participle
heftin

  1. (transitive) The process by which a farm animal becomes accustomed to an area of mountain pasture.

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