Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 20

Heavily (adv.) As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.

Heaviness (n.) The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.

Heaving (n.) A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing.

Heavisome (a.) Heavy; dull.

Heavy (a.) Having the heaves.

Heavy (superl.) Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.

Heavy (superl.) Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.

Heavy (superl.) Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.

Heavy (superl.) Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.

Heavy (superl.) Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.

Heavy (superl.) Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.

Heavy (superl.) Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.

Heavy (superl.) Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.

Heavy (superl.) Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.

Heavy (superl.) Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.

Heavy (superl.) Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.

Heavy (superl.) With child; pregnant.

Heavy (adv.) Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.

Heavy (v. t.) To make heavy.

Heavy-armed (a.) Wearing heavy or complete armor; carrying heavy arms.

Heavy-haded (a.) Clumsy; awkward.

Heavy-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.

Heavy spar () Native barium sulphate or barite, -- so called because of its high specific gravity as compared with other non-metallic minerals.

Hebdomad (n.) A week; a period of seven days.

Hebdomadal (a.) Alt. of Hebdomadary

Hebdomadary (a.) Consisting of seven days, or occurring at intervals of seven days; weekly.

Hebdomadally (adv.) In periods of seven days; weekly.

Hebdomadary (n.) A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.

Hebdomatical (a.) Weekly; hebdomadal.

Hebe (n.) The goddess of youth, daughter of Jupiter and Juno. She was believed to have the power of restoring youth and beauty to those who had lost them.

Hebe (n.) An African ape; the hamadryas.

Heben (n.) Ebony.

Hebenon (n.) See Henbane.

Hebetated (imp. & p. p.) of Hebetate

Hebetating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hebetate

Hebetate (v. t.) To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties.

Hebetate (a.) Obtuse; dull.

Hebetate (a.) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.

Hebetation (n.) The act of making blunt, dull, or stupid.

Hebetation (n.) The state of being blunted or dulled.

Hebete (a.) Dull; stupid.

Hebetude (n.) Dullness; stupidity.

Hebraic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews, or to the language of the Hebrews.

Hebraically (adv.) After the manner of the Hebrews or of the Hebrew language.

Hebraism (n.) A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew language.

Hebraism (n.) The type of character of the Hebrews.

Hebraist (n.) One versed in the Hebrew language and learning.

Hebraistic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Hebrew language or idiom.

Hebraistically (adv.) In a Hebraistic sense or form.

Hebraize (v. t.) To convert into the Hebrew idiom; to make Hebrew or Hebraistic.

Hebraized (imp. & p. p.) of Hebraize

Hebraizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hebraize

Hebraize (v. i.) To speak Hebrew, or to conform to the Hebrew idiom, or to Hebrew customs.

Hebrew (n.) An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.

Hebrew (n.) The language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages.

Hebrew (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites.

Hebrewess (n.) An Israelitish woman.

Hebrician (n.) A Hebraist.

Hebridean (a.) Alt. of Hebridian

Hebridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the islands called Hebrides, west of Scotland.

Hebridian (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Hebrides.

Hecatomb (n.) A sacrifice of a hundred oxen or cattle at the same time; hence, the sacrifice or slaughter of any large number of victims.

Hecatompedon (n.) A name given to the old Parthenon at Athens, because measuring 100 Greek feet, probably in the width across the stylobate.

Hecdecane (n.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, C16H34, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; -- called also hexadecane.

Heck (n.) The bolt or latch of a door.

Heck (n.) A rack for cattle to feed at.

Heck (n.) A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.

Heck (n.) A latticework contrivance for catching fish.

Heck (n.) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.

Heck (n.) A bend or winding of a stream.

Heckimal (n.) The European blue titmouse (Parus coeruleus).

Heckle (n. & v. t.) Same as Hackle.

Hectare (n.) A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres.

Hectic (a.) Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush.

Hectic (a.) In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.

Hectic (n.) Hectic fever.

Hectic (n.) A hectic flush.

Hectocotylized (a.) Changed into a hectocotylus; having a hectocotylis.

Hectocotyli (pl. ) of Hectocotylus

Hectocotylus (n.) One of the arms of the male of most kinds of cephalopods, which is specially modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the eggs. In a special sense, the greatly modified arm of Argonauta and allied genera, which, after receiving the spermatophores, becomes detached from the male, and attaches itself to the female for reproductive purposes.

Hectogram (n.) A measure of weight, containing a hundred grams, or about 3.527 ounces avoirdupois.

Hectogramme (n.) The same as Hectogram.

Hectograph (n.) A contrivance for multiple copying, by means of a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin.

Hectoliter (n.) Alt. of Hectolitre

Hectolitre (n.) A measure of liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 26/ gallons of wine measure, or 22.0097 imperial gallons. As a dry measure, it contains ten decaliters, or about 2/ Winchester bushels.

Hectometer (n.) Alt. of Hectometre

Hectometre (n.) A measure of length, equal to a hundred meters. It is equivalent to 328.09 feet.

Hector (n.) A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.

Hectored (imp. & p. p.) of Hector

Hectoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hector

Hector (v. t.) To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying.

Hector (v. i.) To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent.

Hectorism (n.) The disposition or the practice of a hector; a bullying.

Hectorly (a.) Resembling a hector; blustering; insolent; taunting.

Hectostere (n.) A measure of solidity, containing one hundred cubic meters, and equivalent to 3531.66 English or 3531.05 United States cubic feet.

Heddles (pl. ) of Heddle

Heddle (n.) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.

Heddle (v. t.) To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.

Heddle-eye (n.) The eye or loop formed in each heddle to receive a warp thread.

Heddling (vb. n.) The act of drawing the warp threads through the heddle-eyes of a weaver's harness; the harness itself.

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