Find the word definition

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hoven \Ho"ven\, obs. or archaic p. p. of Heave.


Hoven \Ho"ven\, a. Affected with the disease called hoove; as, hoven cattle.


Hooven \Hoov"en\, Hoven \Ho"ven\, a. Affected with hoove; as, hooven, or hoven, cattle.


Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Heaved (h[=e]vd), or Hove (h[=o]v); p. p. Heaved, Hove, formerly Hoven (h[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Heaving.] [OE. heven, hebben, AS. hebban; akin to OS. hebbian, D. heffen, OHG. heffan, hevan, G. heben, Icel. hefja, Sw. h[aum]fva, Dan. h[ae]ve, Goth. hafjan, L. capere to take, seize; cf. Gr. kw`ph handle. Cf. Accept, Behoof, Capacious, Forceps, Haft, Receipt.]

  1. To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.

    One heaved ahigh, to be hurled down below.

    Note: Heave, as now used, implies that the thing raised is heavy or hard to move; but formerly it was used in a less restricted sense.

    Here a little child I stand, Heaving up my either hand.

  2. To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.

  3. To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.

  4. To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.

    The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.

  5. To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.

    The glittering, finny swarms That heave our friths, and crowd upon our shores.

    To heave a cable short (Naut.), to haul in cable till the ship is almost perpendicularly above the anchor.

    To heave a ship ahead (Naut.), to warp her ahead when not under sail, as by means of cables.

    To heave a ship down (Naut.), to throw or lay her down on one side; to careen her.

    To heave a ship to (Naut.), to bring the ship's head to the wind, and stop her motion.

    To heave about (Naut.), to put about suddenly.

    To heave in (Naut.), to shorten (cable).

    To heave in stays (Naut.), to put a vessel on the other tack.

    To heave out a sail (Naut.), to unfurl it.

    To heave taut (Naut.), to turn a capstan, etc., till the rope becomes strained. See Taut, and Tight.

    To heave the lead (Naut.), to take soundings with lead and line.

    To heave the log. (Naut.) See Log.

    To heave up anchor (Naut.), to raise it from the bottom of the sea or elsewhere.


Etymology 1 alt. (form of Alternative past participle heave English) vb. (form of Alternative past participle heave English) Etymology 2

  1. Affected with the disease called hoove.

Hoven, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 511
Housing Units (2000): 245
Land area (2000): 0.303559 sq. miles (0.786213 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.303559 sq. miles (0.786213 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30300
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 45.241807 N, 99.776747 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57450
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hoven, SD

Hoven may refer to:

  • Hoven, Denmark
  • Hoven, South Dakota
  • , a part of the town Zülpich, Kreis Euskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Usage examples of "hoven".

He stepped around his desk and snatched vos Hoven up onto his toes by the front of his suddenly sweat-stained uniform blouse.

When he came across vos Hoven beating Sendahli, he ordered vos Hoven off .

Shaylar was reasonably certain that nothing would have pleased Threbuch more than for vos Hoven to try something which, regrettably, ended up with the prisoner plunging several thousand feet to his doom after a brief, desperate struggle with his guard.

But vos Hoven fell away from him, evading his grip and circled quickly to his own right.

Jasak said, and reached into one of his cargo pockets as Sendahli hauled vos Hoven back to his feet.

November 2, 1999 Kenzie van der Hoven comes from a long line of legal-minded men.

Her great-grandfather had started van der Hoven and Weiss, one of the first law firms in Boston.

Kenzie van der Hoven rises leagues in my estimation as she squats down beside Faith and stares at the television.

I am so jealous of Kenzie van der Hoven that I am having trouble breathing.

But Ian-- well, he does for me what Kenzie van der Hoven did for Faith.

Mariah opens the door a crack to find Kenzie van der Hoven on the threshold.

After Rothbottam agrees, Joan nods to Kenzie van der Hoven, who walks to the doors at the rear of the courtroom.

Van Hoven, his craggy face resolute, walked on shattered glass to a lever on the wall and without hesitation pulled it downward.

Van Hoven and Schrader both understood the honor of piloting this mission, and their families would be well provided for.

In the cockpit Van Hoven released the brakes and started them rolling once more along the runway to their takeoff point.