Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 2

Hackle (v. t.) To tear asunder; to break in pieces.

Hackly (a.) Rough or broken, as if hacked.

Hackly (a.) Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface; as, the hackly fracture of metallic iron.

Hackmen (pl. ) of Hackman

Hackman (n.) The driver of a hack or carriage for public hire.

Hackmatack (n.) The American larch (Larix Americana), a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close-grained timber. Called also tamarack.

Hackneys (pl. ) of Hackney

Hackney (n.) A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.

Hackney (n.) A horse or pony kept for hire.

Hackney (n.) A carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach.

Hackney (n.) A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.

Hackney (a.) Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors.

Hackneyed (imp. & p. p.) of Hackney

Hackneying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hackney

Hackney (v. t.) To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.

Hackney (v. t.) To carry in a hackney coach.

Hackneymen (pl. ) of Hackneyman

Hackneyman (n.) A man who lets horses and carriages for hire.

Hackster (n.) A bully; a bravo; a ruffian; an assassin.

Hacqueton (n.) Same as Acton.

Had (imp. & p. p.) See Have.

Hadder (n.) Heather; heath.

Haddie (n.) The haddock.

Haddock (n.) A marine food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), allied to the cod, inhabiting the northern coasts of Europe and America. It has a dark lateral line and a black spot on each side of the body, just back of the gills. Galled also haddie, and dickie.

Hade (n.) The descent of a hill.

Hade (n.) The inclination or deviation from the vertical of any mineral vein.

Hade (v. i.) To deviate from the vertical; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode.

Hades (n.) The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.

Hadj (n.) The pilgrimage to Mecca, performed by Mohammedans.

Hadji (n.) A Mohammedan pilgrim to Mecca; -- used among Orientals as a respectful salutation or a title of honor.

Hadji (n.) A Greek or Armenian who has visited the holy sepulcher at Jerusalem.

Hadrosaurus (n.) An American herbivorous dinosaur of great size, allied to the iguanodon. It is found in the Cretaceous formation.

Haecceity () Literally, this-ness. A scholastic term to express individuality or singleness; as, this book.

Haema- () Alt. of Haemo-

Haemato- () Alt. of Haemo-

Haemo- () Combining forms indicating relation or resemblance to blood, association with blood; as, haemapod, haematogenesis, haemoscope.

Haemachrome (n.) Hematin.

Haemacyanin (n.) A substance found in the blood of the octopus, which gives to it its blue color.

Haemacytometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the number of corpuscles in a given quantity of blood.

Haemad (adv.) Toward the haemal side; on the haemal side of; -- opposed to neurad.

Haemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Haemadremometer

Haemadremometer (n.) Same as Hemadrometer.

Haemadrometry (n.) Alt. of Haemadromometry

Haemadromometry (n.) Same as Hemadrometry.

Haemadromograph (n.) An instrument for registering the velocity of the blood.

Haemadynameter () Alt. of Haemadynamometer

Haemadynamometer () Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haemadynamics (n.) Same as Hemadynamics.

Haemal (a.) Pertaining to the blood or blood vessels; also, ventral. See Hemal.

Haemaphaein (n.) A brownish substance sometimes found in the blood, in cases of jaundice.

Haemapod (n.) An haemapodous animal.

Haemapodous (a.) Having the limbs on, or directed toward, the ventral or hemal side, as in vertebrates; -- opposed to neuropodous.

Haemapoietic (a.) Bloodforming; as, the haemapoietic function of the spleen.

Haemapophysis (n.) Same as Hemapophysis.

Haemastatics (n.) Same as Hemastatics.

Haematachometer (n.) A form of apparatus (somewhat different from the hemadrometer) for measuring the velocity of the blood.

Haematachometry (n.) The measurement of the velocity of the blood.

Haematemesis (n.) Same as Hematemesis.

Haematic (a.) Of or pertaining to the blood; sanguine; brownish red.

Haematin (n.) Same as Hematin.

Haematinometer (n.) Same as Hematinometer.

Haematinometric (a.) Same as Hematinometric.

Haematite (n.) Same as Hematite.

Haematitic (a.) Of a blood-red color; crimson; (Bot.) brownish red.

Haemato- (prefix.) See Haema-.

Haematoblast (n.) One of the very minute, disk-shaped bodies found in blood with the ordinary red corpuscles and white corpuscles; a third kind of blood corpuscle, supposed by some to be an early stage in the development of the red corpuscles; -- called also blood plaque, and blood plate.

Haematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates. Same as Hematocrya.

Haematocryal (a.) Cold-blooded.

Haematocrystallin (n.) Same as Hematocrystallin.

Haematodynamometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haematogenesis (n.) The origin and development of blood.

Haematogenesis (n.) The transformation of venous arterial blood by respiration; hematosis.

Haematogenic (a.) Relating to haematogenesis.

Haematogenous (a.) Originating in the blood.

Haematoglobulin (n.) Same as Hematoglobin.

Haematoid (a.) Same as Hematoid.

Haematoidin (n.) Same as Hematoidin.

Haematoin (n.) A substance formed from the hematin of blood, by removal of the iron through the action of concentrated sulphuric acid. Two like bodies, called respectively haematoporphyrin and haematolin, are formed in a similar manner.

Haematolin (n.) See Haematoin.

Haematology (n.) The science which treats of the blood. Same as Hematology.

Haematometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haematometer (n.) An instrument for determining the number of blood corpuscles in a given quantity of blood.

Haematophlina (n. pl.) A division of Cheiroptera, including the bloodsucking bats. See Vampire.

Haematoplast (n.) Same as Haematoblast.

Haematoplastic (a.) Blood formative; -- applied to a substance in early fetal life, which breaks up gradually into blood vessels.

Haematoporphyrin (n.) See Haematoin.

Haematosac (n.) A vascular sac connected, beneath the brain, in many fishes, with the infundibulum.

Haematoscope (n.) A haemoscope.

Haematosin (n.) Hematin.

Haematosis (n.) Same as Hematosis.

Haematotherma (n. pl.) Same as Hematotherma.

Haematothermal (a.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal.

Haematothorax (n.) Same as Hemothorax.

Haematexylin (n.) The coloring principle of logwood. It is obtained as a yellow crystalline substance, C16H14O6, with a sweetish taste. Formerly called also hematin.

Haematoxylon (n.) A genus of leguminous plants containing but a single species, the H. Campechianum or logwood tree, native in Yucatan.

Haematozoa (pl. ) of Haematozoon

Haematozoon (n.) A parasite inhabiting the blood

Haematozoon (n.) Certain species of nematodes of the genus Filaria, sometimes found in the blood of man, the horse, the dog, etc.

Haematozoon (n.) The trematode, Bilharzia haematobia, which infests the inhabitants of Egypt and other parts of Africa, often causing death.

Haemic (a.) Pertaining to the blood; hemal.

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