Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 11

Hare'brained' (a.) Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless.

Harefoot (n.) A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; -- said of dogs.

Harefoot (n.) A tree (Ochroma Laqopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare's foot.

Hare-hearted (a.) Timorous; timid; easily frightened.

Harehound (n.) See Harrier.

Hareld (n.) The long-tailed duck.

Harelip (n.) A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.

Harem (n.) The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.

Harem (n.) The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.

Harengiform (a.) Herring-shaped.

Hare's-ear (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Bupleurum rotundifolium ); -- so named from the shape of its leaves.

Hare's-foot fern () A species of fern (Davallia Canariensis) with a soft, gray, hairy rootstock; -- whence the name.

Hare's-tail (n.) A kind of grass (Eriophorum vaginatum). See Cotton grass, under Cotton.

Harfang (n.) The snowy owl.

Hariali grass () The East Indian name of the Cynodon Dactylon; dog's-grass.

Haricot (n.) A ragout or stew of meat with beans and other vegetables.

Haricot (n.) The ripe seeds, or the unripe pod, of the common string bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), used as a vegetable. Other species of the same genus furnish different kinds of haricots.

Harier (n.) See Harrier.

Harikari (n.) See Hara-kiri.

Harioiation (n.) Prognostication; soothsaying.

Harish (a.) Like a hare.

Hark (v. i.) To listen; to hearken.

Harken (v. t. & i.) To hearken.

Harl (n.) A filamentous substance; especially, the filaments of flax or hemp.

Harl (n.) A barb, or barbs, of a fine large feather, as of a peacock or ostrich, -- used in dressing artificial flies.

Harle (n.) The red-breasted merganser.

Harlech group () A minor subdivision at the base of the Cambrian system in Wales.

Harlequin (n.) A buffoon, dressed in party-colored clothes, who plays tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or an audience; a merry-andrew; originally, a droll rogue of Italian comedy.

Harlequin (n. i.) To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.

Harlequin (v. t.) Toremove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.

Harlequinade (n.) A play or part of play in which the harlequin is conspicuous; the part of a harlequin.

Harlock (n.) Probably a corruption either of charlock or hardock.

Harlot (n.) A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.

Harlot (n.) A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.

Harlot (n.) A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.

Harlot (a.) Wanton; lewd; low; base.

Harlot (v. i.) To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.

Harlotize (v. i.) To harlot.

Harlotry (n.) Ribaldry; buffoonery; a ribald story.

Harlotry (n.) The trade or practice of prostitution; habitual or customary lewdness.

Harlotry (n.) Anything meretricious; as, harlotry in art.

Harlotry (n.) A harlot; a strumpet; a baggage.

Harm (n.) Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.

Harm (n.) That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

Harmed (imp. & p. p.) of Harm

Harming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harm

Harm (n.) To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.

Harmaline (n.) An alkaloid found in the plant Peganum harmala. It forms bitter, yellow salts.

Harmattan (n.) A dry, hot wind, prevailing on the Atlantic coast of Africa, in December, January, and February, blowing from the interior or Sahara. It is usually accompanied by a haze which obscures the sun.

Harmel (n.) A kind of rue (Ruta sylvestris) growing in India. At Lahore the seeds are used medicinally and for fumigation.

Harmful (a.) Full of harm; injurious; hurtful; mischievous.

Harmine (n.) An alkaloid accompanying harmaline (in the Peganum harmala), and obtained from it by oxidation. It is a white crystalline substance.

Harmless (a.) Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless.

Harmless (a.) Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive.

Harmonic (a.) Alt. of Harmonical

Harmonical (a.) Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds.

Harmonical (a.) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body.

Harmonical (a.) Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines. motions, and the like.

Harmonic (n.) A musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics.

Harmonica (n.) A musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.

Harmonica (n.) A toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.

Har monically (adv.) In an harmonical manner; harmoniously.

Har monically (adv.) In respect to harmony, as distinguished from melody; as, a passage harmonically correct.

Har monically (adv.) In harmonical progression.

Harmonicon (n.) A small, flat, wind instrument of music, in which the notes are produced by the vibration of free metallic reeds.

Harmonics (n.) The doctrine or science of musical sounds.

Harmonics (n.) Secondary and less distinct tones which accompany any principal, and apparently simple, tone, as the octave, the twelfth, the fifteenth, and the seventeenth. The name is also applied to the artificial tones produced by a string or column of air, when the impulse given to it suffices only to make a part of the string or column vibrate; overtones.

Harmonious (a.) Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical.

Harmonious (a.) Acting together to a common end; agreeing in action or feeling; living in peace and friendship; as, an harmonious family.

Harmonious (a.) Vocally or musically concordant; agreeably consonant; symphonious.

Harmoniphon (n.) An obsolete wind instrument with a keyboard, in which the sound, which resembled the oboe, was produced by the vibration of thin metallic plates, acted upon by blowing through a tube.

Harmonist (n.) One who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of different authors, as of the four evangelists.

Harmonist (n.) One who understands the principles of harmony or is skillful in applying them in composition; a musical composer.

Harmonist (n.) Alt. of Harmonite

Harmonite (n.) One of a religious sect, founded in Wurtemburg in the last century, composed of followers of George Rapp, a weaver. They had all their property in common. In 1803, a portion of this sect settled in Pennsylvania and called the village thus established, Harmony.

Harmonium (n.) A musical instrument, resembling a small organ and especially designed for church music, in which the tones are produced by forcing air by means of a bellows so as to cause the vibration of free metallic reeds. It is now made with one or two keyboards, and has pedals and stops.

Harmonization (n.) The act of harmonizing.

Harmonized (imp. & p. p.) of Harmonize

Harmonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harmonize

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport; as, the parts of a mechanism harmonize.

Harmonize (v. i.) To be in peace and friendship, as individuals, families, or public organizations.

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in vocal or musical effect; to form a concord; as, the tones harmonize perfectly.

Harmonize (v. t.) To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.

Harmonize (v. t.) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.

Harmonizer (n.) One who harmonizes.

Harmonometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the harmonic relations of sounds. It is often a monochord furnished with movable bridges.

Harmonies (pl. ) of Harmony

Harmony (n.) The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.

Harmony (n.) Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.

Harmony (n.) A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels.

Harmony (n.) A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.

Harmony (n.) The science which treats of their construction and progression.

Harmony (n.) See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.

Harmost (n.) A governor or prefect appointed by the Spartans in the cities subjugated by them.

Harmotome (n.) A hydrous silicate of alumina and baryta, occurring usually in white cruciform crystals; cross-stone.

Harness (n.) Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.

Harness (n.) The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.

Harness (n.) The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.

Harnessed (imp. & p. p.) of Harness

Harnessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harness

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