Heave, n. 1. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
After many strains and heavesHudibras.
He got up to his saddle eaves.
2. 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.
There's matter in these sighs, these profound heaves,Shak.
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None could guess whether the next heave of the earthquake would settle . . . or swallow them.Dryden.
(Geol.) A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
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