Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 17

Heading (n.) The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.

Heading (n.) That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a paper.

Heading (n.) Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.

Heading (n.) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift.

Heading (n.) The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.

Heading (n.) That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.

Headland (n.) A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water.

Headland (n.) A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.

Headless (a.) Having no head; beheaded; as, a headless body, neck, or carcass.

Headless (a.) Destitute of a chief or leader.

Headless (a.) Destitute of understanding or prudence; foolish; rash; obstinate.

Headlight (n.) A light, with a powerful reflector, placed at the head of a locomotive, or in front of it, to throw light on the track at night, or in going through a dark tunnel.

Headline (n.) The line at the head or top of a page.

Headline (n.) See Headrope.

Headlong (a. & adv.) With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong.

Headlong (a. & adv.) Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.

Headlong (a. & adv.) Hastily; without delay or respite.

Headlong (a.) Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.

Headlong (a.) Steep; precipitous.

Head-lugged (a.) Lugged or dragged by the head.

Headmen (pl. ) of Headman

Headman (n.) A head or leading man, especially of a village community.

Headmold shot () Alt. of Headmould shot

Headmould shot () An old name for the condition of the skull, in which the bones ride, or are shot, over each other at the sutures.

Headmost (a.) Most advanced; most forward; as, the headmost ship in a fleet.

Headnote (n.) A note at the head of a page or chapter; in law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the principles involved and the opinion of the court.

Headpan (n.) The brainpan.

Headpiece (n.) Head.

Headpiece (n.) A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages.

Headpiece (n.) Understanding; mental faculty.

Headpiece (n.) An engraved ornament at the head of a chapter, or of a page.

Headquarters (n. sing.) The quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order.

Headrace (n.) See Race, a water course.

Headroom (n.) See Headway, 2.

Headrope (n.) That part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail.

Headsail (n.) Any sail set forward of the foremast.

Headshake (n.) A significant shake of the head, commonly as a signal of denial.

Headship (n.) Authority or dignity; chief place.

Headsmen (pl. ) of Headsman

Headsman (n.) An executioner who cuts off heads.

Headspring (n.) Fountain; source.

Headstall (n.) That part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head.

Headstock (n.) A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine

Headstock (n.) The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock.

Headstock (n.) The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.

Headstone (n.) The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone.

Headstone (n.) The stone at the head of a grave.

Headstrong (a.) Not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn.

Headstrong (a.) Directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy.

Headstrongness (n.) Obstinacy.

Headtire (n.) A headdress.

Headtire (n.) The manner of dressing the head, as at a particular time and place.

Headway (n.) The progress made by a ship in motion; hence, progress or success of any kind.

Headway (n.) Clear space under an arch, girder, and the like, sufficient to allow of easy passing underneath.

Headwork (n.) Mental labor.

Heady (a.) Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.

Heady (a.) Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.

Heady (a.) Violent; impetuous.

Heal (v. t.) To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.

Healed (imp. & p. p.) of Heal

Healing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heal

Heal (v. t.) To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.

Heal (v. t.) To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.

Heal (v. t.) To restore to original purity or integrity.

Heal (v. t.) To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.

Heal (v. i.) To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.

Heal (v. t.) Health.

Healable (a.) Capable of being healed.

Healall (n.) A common herb of the Mint family (Brunela vulgaris), destitute of active properties, but anciently thought a panacea.

Heald (n.) A heddle.

Healful (a.) Tending or serving to heal; healing.

Healing (a.) Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words.

Healingly (adv.) So as to heal or cure.

Health (n.) The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.

Health (n.) A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast.

Healthful (a.) Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant.

Healthful (a.) Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.

Healthful (a.) Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition.

Healthful (a.) Well-disposed; favorable.

Healthfully (adv.) In health; wholesomely.

Healthfulness (n.) The state of being healthful.

Healthily (adv.) In a healthy manner.

Healthiness (n.) The state of being healthy or healthful; freedom from disease.

Healthless (n.) Without health, whether of body or mind; in firm.

Healthless (n.) Not conducive to health; unwholesome.

Healthlessness (n.) The state of being health/ess.

Healthsome (a.) Wholesome; salubrious.

Healthward (a. & adv.) In the direction of health; as, a healthward tendency.

Healthy (superl.) Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy chid; a healthy plant.

Healthy (superl.) Evincing health; as, a healthy pulse; a healthy complexion.

Healthy (superl.) Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthy exercise; a healthy climate.

Heam (n.) The afterbirth or secundines of a beast.

Heap (n.) A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.

Heap (n.) A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.

Heap (n.) A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.

Heaped (imp. & p. p.) of Heap

Heaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heap

Heap (v. t.) To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.

Heap (v. t.) To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.

Heap (v. t.) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.

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