1. [ adjective ] rising and falling alternately as in waves

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

Related terms: moving
2. [ noun ] an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
Synonyms: heave

"the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

Related terms: rise billow
3. [ noun ] (biology) breathing heavily (as after exertion)
Synonyms: panting
Related terms: breathing pant
4. [ noun ] (biology,medicine) the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Synonyms: vomiting disgorgement regurgitation puking emesis vomit
Related terms: reflex expulsion hyperemesis rumination haematemesis vomit
5. [ noun ] the act of lifting something with great effort
Synonyms: heave
Related terms: rise heave
6. [ noun ] throwing something heavy (with great effort)
Synonyms: heave

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

Related terms: throw heave
Similar spelling:   heaviness