Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 15

Have (v. t.) To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.

Have (v. t.) To hold, regard, or esteem.

Have (v. t.) To cause or force to go; to take.

Have (v. t.) To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.

Have (v. t.) To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.

Have (v. t.) To understand.

Have (v. t.) To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.

Haveless (a.) Having little or nothing.

Havelock (n.) A light cloth covering for the head and neck, used by soldiers as a protection from sunstroke.

Haven (n.) A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.

Haven (n.) A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.

Haven (v. t.) To shelter, as in a haven.

Havenage (n.) Harbor dues; port dues.

Havened (p. a.) Sheltered in a haven.

Havener (n.) A harbor master.

Haver (n.) A possessor; a holder.

Haver (n.) The oat; oats.

Haver (v. i.) To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter.

Haversack (n.) A bag for oats or oatmeal.

Haversack (n.) A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack.

Haversack (n.) A gunner's case or bag used carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading.

Haversian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Clopton Havers, an English physician of the seventeenth century.

Havildar (n.) In the British Indian armies, a noncommissioned officer of native soldiers, corresponding to a sergeant.

Having (n.) Possession; goods; estate.

Havior (n.) Behavior; demeanor.

Havoc (n.) Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste.

Havoc (v. t.) To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.

Havoc (n.) A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.

Haw (n.) A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard.

Haw (n.) The fruit of the hawthorn.

Haw (n.) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

Haw (n.) An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made.

Haw (v. i.) To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation.

Hawed (imp. & p. p.) of Haw

Hawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haw

Haw (v. i.) To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee.

Haw (v. t.) To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.

Hawaiian (a.) Belonging to Hawaii or the Sandwich Islands, or to the people of Hawaii.

Hawaiian (n.) A native of Hawaii.

Hawebake (n.) Probably, the baked berry of the hawthorn tree, that is, coarse fare. See 1st Haw, 2.

Hawfinch (n.) The common European grosbeak (Coccothraustes vulgaris); -- called also cherry finch, and coble.

Haw-haw (n.) See Ha-ha.

Hawhaw (v. i.) To laugh boisterously.

Hawk (n.) One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconidae. They differ from the true falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.

Hawked (imp. & p. p.) of Hawk

Hawking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hawk

Hawk (v. i.) To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.

Hawk (v. i.) To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.

Hawk (v. i.) To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances.

Hawk (v. t.) To raise by hawking, as phlegm.

Hawk (n.) An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.

Hawk (v. t.) To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.

Hawk (n.) A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.

Hawkbill (n.) A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.

Hawkbit (n.) The fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnale).

Hawked (a.) Curved like a hawk's bill; crooked.

Hawker (n.) One who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a packman.

Hawker (v. i.) To sell goods by outcry in the street.

Hawker (n.) A falconer.

Hawkey (n.) See Hockey.

Hawk-eyed (a.) Having a keen eye; sharpsighted; discerning.

Hawk moth () Any moth of the family Sphingidae, of which there are numerous genera and species. They are large, handsome moths, which fly mostly at twilight and hover about flowers like a humming bird, sucking the honey by means of a long, slender proboscis. The larvae are large, hairless caterpillars ornamented with green and other bright colors, and often with a caudal spine. See Sphinx, also Tobacco worm, and Tomato worm.

Hawkweed (n.) A plant of the genus Hieracium; -- so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision.

Hawkweed (n.) A plant of the genus Senecio (S. hieracifolius).

Hawm (n.) See Haulm, straw.

Hawm (v. i.) To lounge; to loiter.

Hawse (n.) A hawse hole.

Hawse (n.) The situation of the cables when a vessel is moored with two anchors, one on the starboard, the other on the port bow.

Hawse (n.) The distance ahead to which the cables usually extend; as, the ship has a clear or open hawse, or a foul hawse; to anchor in our hawse, or athwart hawse.

Hawse (n.) That part of a vessel's bow in which are the hawse holes for the cables.

Hawser (n.) A large rope made of three strands each containing many yarns.

Hawser-laid (a.) Made in the manner of a hawser. Cf. Cable-laid, and see Illust. of Cordage.

Hawthorn (n.) A thorny shrub or tree (the Crataegus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike, fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Crataegus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.

Hay (n.) A hedge.

Hay (n.) A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit.

Hay (v. i.) To lay snares for rabbits.

Hay (n.) Grass cut and cured for fodder.

Hay (v. i.) To cut and cure grass for hay.

Haybird (n.) The European spotted flycatcher.

Haybird (n.) The European blackcap.

Haybote (n.) An allowance of wood to a tenant for repairing his hedges or fences; hedgebote. See Bote.

Haycock (n.) A conical pile or hear of hay in the field.

Hay-cutter (n.) A machine in which hay is chopped short, as fodder for cattle.

Hayfield (n.) A field where grass for hay has been cut; a meadow.

Hayfork (n.) A fork for pitching and tedding hay.

Hayloft (n.) A loft or scaffold for hay.

Haymaker (n.) One who cuts and cures hay.

Haymaker (n.) A machine for curing hay in rainy weather.

Haymaking (n.) The operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay.

Haymow (n.) A mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.

Haymow (n.) The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

Hayrack (n.) A frame mounted on the running gear of a wagon, and used in hauling hay, straw, sheaves, etc.; -- called also hay rigging.

Hayrake (n.) A rake for collecting hay; especially, a large rake drawn by a horse or horses.

Hayrick (n.) A heap or pile of hay, usually covered with thatch for preservation in the open air.

Haystack (n.) A stack or conical pile of hay in the open air.

Haystalk (n.) A stalk of hay.

Haythorn (n.) Hawthorn.

Haytian (a.) Of pertaining to Hayti.

Haytian (n.) A native of Hayti.

Hayward (n.) An officer who is appointed to guard hedges, and to keep cattle from breaking or cropping them, and whose further duty it is to impound animals found running at large.

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