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HEAVING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heaving mean? 

HEAVING (noun)
  The noun HEAVING has 4 senses:

1. an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
2. breathing heavily (as after exertion)
3. the act of lifting something with great effort
4. throwing something heavy (with great effort)

  Familiarity information: HEAVING used as a noun is uncommon.


HEAVING (adjective)
  The adjective HEAVING has 1 sense:

1. rising and falling alternately as in waves

  Familiarity information: HEAVING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEAVING (noun)


Sense 1heaving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

heave; heaving

Context example:

the heaving of waves on a rough sea

Hypernyms ("heaving" is a kind of...):

ascension; ascent; rise; rising (a movement upward)


Sense 2heaving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Breathing heavily (as after exertion)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

panting; heaving

Hypernyms ("heaving" is a kind of...):

breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)


Sense 3heaving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of lifting something with great effort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

heave; heaving

Hypernyms ("heaving" is a kind of...):

ascending; ascension; ascent; rise (the act of changing location in an upward direction)


Sense 4heaving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throwing something heavy (with great effort)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

heaving; heave

Context examples:

he gave it a mighty heave / he was not good at heaving passes

Hypernyms ("heaving" is a kind of...):

throw (the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist))


HEAVING (adjective)


Sense 1heaving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rising and falling alternately as in waves

Context examples:

the heaving waves in the storm-tossed sea / the exhausted dog's heaving chest

Similar:

moving (in motion)


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