Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 21

Hederaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, ivy.

Hederal (a.) Of or pertaining to ivy.

Hederic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the ivy (Hedera); as, hederic acid, an acid of the acetylene series.

Hederiferous (a.) Producing ivy; ivy-bearing.

Hederose (a.) Pertaining to, or of, ivy; full of ivy.

Hedge (n.) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden.

Hedged (imp. & p. p.) of Hedge

Hedging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hedge

Hedge (v. t.) To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden.

Hedge (v. t.) To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.

Hedge (v. t.) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).

Hedge (v. t.) To surround so as to prevent escape.

Hedge (v. i.) To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.

Hedge (v. i.) To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.

Hedge (v. i.) To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.

Hedgeborn (a.) Born under a hedge; of low birth.

Hedgebote (n.) Same as Haybote.

Hedgehog (n.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europaeus), and other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.

Hedgehog (n.) The Canadian porcupine.

Hedgehog (n.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods of which are armed with short spines; -- popularly so called.

Hedgehog (n.) A form of dredging machine.

Hedgeless (a.) Having no hedge.

Hedgepig (n.) A young hedgehog.

Hedger (n.) One who makes or mends hedges; also, one who hedges, as, in betting.

Hedgerow (n.) A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.

Hedging bill () A hedge bill. See under Hedge.

Hedonic (a.) Pertaining to pleasure.

Hedonic (a.) Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect.

Hedonistic (a.) Same as Hedonic, 2.

Heeded (imp. & p. p.) of Heed

Heeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heed

Heed (v. t.) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.

Heed (v. i.) To mind; to consider.

Heed (n.) Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take.

Heed (n.) Careful consideration; obedient regard.

Heed (n.) A look or expression of heading.

Heedful (a.) Full of heed; regarding with care; cautious; circumspect; attentive; vigilant.

Heedless (a.) Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; unobservant.

Heedy (a.) Heedful.

Heel (v. i.) To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

Heel (n.) The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.

Heel (n.) The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe.

Heel (n.) The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.

Heel (n.) Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

Heel (n.) The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests

Heel (n.) The after end of a ship's keel.

Heel (n.) The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.

Heel (n.) In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.

Heel (n.) The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.

Heel (n.) The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.

Heel (n.) Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.

Heel (n.) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.

Heel (n.) A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen.

Heeled (imp. & p. p.) of Heel

Heeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heel

Heel (v. t.) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

Heel (v. t.) To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.

Heel (v. t.) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

Heelball (n.) A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.

Heeler (n.) A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs.

Heeler (n.) A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political patron.

Heelless (a.) Without a heel.

Heelpiece (n.) A piece of armor to protect the heels.

Heelpiece (n.) A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.

Heelpiece (n.) The end.

Heelpost (n.) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft.

Heelpost (n.) The post to which a gate or door is hinged.

Heelpost (n.) The quoin post of a lock gate.

Heelspur (n.) A slender bony or cartilaginous process developed from the heel bone of bats. It helps to support the wing membranes. See Illust. of Cheiropter.

Heeltap (n.) One of the segments of leather in the heel of a shoe.

Heeltap (n.) A small portion of liquor left in a glass after drinking.

Heeltapped (imp. & p. p.) of Heeltap

Heeltapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heeltap

Heeltap (v. t.) To add a piece of leather to the heel of (a shoe, boot, etc.)

Heeltool (n.) A tool used by turners in metal, having a bend forming a heel near the cutting end.

Heep (n.) The hip of the dog-rose.

Heer (n.) A yarn measure of six hundred yards or / of a spindle. See Spindle.

Heer (n.) Hair.

Heft (n.) Same as Haft, n.

Heft (n.) The act or effort of heaving/ violent strain or exertion.

Heft (n.) Weight; ponderousness.

Heft (n.) The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the crop was spoiled.

Hefted (imp. & p. p.) of Heft

Heft () of Heft

Hefting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heft

Heft (v. t.) To heave up; to raise aloft.

Heft (v. t.) To prove or try the weight of by raising.

Hefty (a.) Moderately heavy.

Hegelian (a.) Pertaining to Hegelianism.

Hegelian (n.) A follower of Hegel.

Hegelianism (n.) Alt. of Hegelism

Hegelism (n.) The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).

Hegemonic (a.) Alt. of Hegemonical

Hegemonical (a.) Leading; controlling; ruling; predominant.

Hegemony (n.) Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.

Hegge (n.) A hedge.

Hegira (n.) The flight of Mohammed from Mecca, September 13, A. D. 622 (subsequently established as the first year of the Moslem era); hence, any flight or exodus regarded as like that of Mohammed.

Heifer (n.) A young cow.

Heigh-ho (interj.) An exclamation of surprise, joy, dejection, uneasiness, weariness, etc.

Height (n.) The condition of being high; elevated position.

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