heftPronunciation: (heft), [key]
weight; heaviness: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.
significance or importance.
the bulk or main part.
to test the weight of by lifting and balancing: He hefted the spear for a few moments, and then flung it at the foe.
to heave; hoist.
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