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noun as in avoirdupois

verb as in heave

verb as in tote

verb as in weigh

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Example Sentences

By the end of the weekend, the turkey pile had dwindled surprisingly far below the lip of the Tupperware, but the whole container still had serious heft.

From Eater

Bearaby’s blankets are weighty enough to induce these effects, but unlike most products, they get their heft from the fabrics they’re woven from—not from little metal balls stuffed inside.

The acquisition adds heft to Bertelsmann’s publishing portfolio and fits with plans to expand the company’s Penguin Random House unit.

From Fortune

One project taking this route, Tesseract, is currently running in a basement at the University of California, Berkeley, looking for ripples from dark particles similar in heft to those that Sensei targets.

Iridescent orange in color, it looks sort of like a rosé but has considerable heft on the palate.

And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.

The film gave pretty equal heft to Captain America and Black Widow.

Its heft may scare away some casual readers, but Rough Country is surprisingly accessible.

In a room off the living room, saddles lounge everywhere you look, finely tooled leather saddles, things of great weight and heft.

The fibers of the meat absorb all the flavor, giving the beef tremendous heft.

"Heft it in your hand," said Barker, with boyish enthusiasm.

Tha weigh more, akordin tu their heft, than enny other kreetur, except a crowbar.

Considering the difference in our heft, I take it Ive got a birds appetite compared with you and Josh here—pound for pound.

Its no use trying for the rest, and weve got the heft of it.

There he seized a sharp axe, which he tried on the panel of the cabin, and then took the heft firmly between his teeth.


On this page you'll find 242 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heft, such as: bulk, bulkiness, fat, fatness, heftiness, and ponderosity.

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