Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 16

Hazard (n.) A game of chance played with dice.

Hazard (n.) The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.

Hazard (n.) Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.

Hazard (n.) Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).

Hazard (n.) Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.

Hazarded (imp. & p. p.) of Hazard

Hazarding (p. pr. & vb. /) of Hazard

Hazard (n.) To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.

Hazard (n.) To venture to incur, or bring on.

Hazard (v. i.) To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.

Hazardable (a.) Liable to hazard or chance; uncertain; risky.

Hazardable (a.) Such as can be hazarded or risked.

Hazarder (n.) A player at the game of hazard; a gamester.

Hazarder (n.) One who hazards or ventures.

Hazardize (n.) A hazardous attempt or situation; hazard.

Hazardous (a.) Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky.

Hazardry (n.) Playing at hazard; gaming; gambling.

Hazardry (n.) Rashness; temerity.

Haze (n.) Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness.

Haze (v. i.) To be hazy, or tick with haze.

Hazed (imp. & p. p.) of Haze

Hazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haze

Haze (v. t.) To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.

Haze (v. t.) To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.

Hazel (n.) A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the C. avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are C. Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and C. rostrata. See Filbert.

Hazel (n.) A miner's name for freestone.

Hazel (a.) Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand.

Hazel (a.) Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut.

Hazeless (a.) Destitute of haze.

Hazelly (a.) Of the color of the hazelnut; of a light brown.

Hazelnut (n.) The nut of the hazel.

Hazelwort (n.) The asarabacca.

Hazily (adv.) In a hazy manner; mistily; obscurely; confusedly.

Haziness (n.) The quality or state of being hazy.

Hazle (v. t.) To make dry; to dry.

Hazy (n.) Thick with haze; somewhat obscured with haze; not clear or transparent.

Hazy (n.) Obscure; confused; not clear; as, a hazy argument; a hazy intellect.

He (obj.) The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated.

He (obj.) Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.

He (obj.) Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively.

-head (suffix.) A variant of -hood.

Head (n.) The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.

Head (n.) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.

Head (n.) The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.

Head (n.) The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.

Head (n.) The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.

Head (n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.

Head (n.) The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.

Head (n.) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.

Head (n.) A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.

Head (n.) A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.

Head (n.) Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.

Head (n.) Power; armed force.

Head (n.) A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.

Head (n.) An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.

Head (n.) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.

Head (n.) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.

Head (n.) The antlers of a deer.

Head (n.) A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.

Head (n.) Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.

Head (a.) Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.

Headed (imp. & p. p.) of Head

Heading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Head

Head (v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.

Head (v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.

Head (v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.

Head (v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.

Head (v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.

Head (v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.

Head (v. i.) To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.

Head (v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?

Head (v. i.) To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.

Headache (n.) Pain in the head; cephalalgia.

Headachy (a.) Afflicted with headache.

Headband (n.) A fillet; a band for the head.

Headband (n.) The band at each end of the back of a book.

Headbeard (n.) A board or boarding which marks or forms the head of anything; as, the headboard of a bed; the headboard of a grave.

Headborough (n.) Alt. of Headborrow

Headborrow (n.) The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder.

Headborrow (n.) A petty constable.

Head-cheese (n.) A dish made of portions of the head, or head and feet, of swine, cut up fine, seasoned, and pressed into a cheeselike mass.

Headdress (n.) A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire.

Headdress (n.) A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.

Headed (a.) Furnished with a head (commonly as denoting intellectual faculties); -- used in composition; as, clear-headed, long-headed, thick-headed; a many-headed monster.

Headed (a.) Formed into a head; as, a headed cabbage.

Header (n.) One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading.

Header (n.) One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief; leader.

Header (n.) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in the surface of the wall.

Header (n.) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends of the tailpieces.

Header (n.) A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.

Header (n.) A fall or plunge headforemost, as while riding a bicycle, or in bathing; as, to take a header.

Headfirst (adv.) Alt. of Headforemost

Headforemost (adv.) With the head foremost.

Headfish (n.) The sunfish (Mola).

Head gear (n.) Alt. of Headgear

Headgear (n.) Headdress.

Headgear (n.) Apparatus above ground at the mouth of a mine or deep well.

Head-hunter (n.) A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters.

Headily (adv.) In a heady or rash manner; hastily; rashly; obstinately.

Headiness (n.) The quality of being heady.

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