Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 22

Height (n.) The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of animal, especially of a man; stature.

Height (n.) Degree of latitude either north or south.

Height (n.) That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.

Height (n.) Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence.

Height (n.) Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.

Height (n.) Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.

Heightened (imp. & p. p.) of Heighten

Heightening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heighten

Heighten (v. t.) To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.

Heighten (v. t.) To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.

Heightener (n.) One who, or that which, heightens.

Heinous (a.) Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.

Heir (n.) One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.

Heir (n.) One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.

Heir (v. t.) To inherit; to succeed to.

Heirdom (n.) The state of an heir; succession by inheritance.

Heiress (n.) A female heir.

Heirless (a.) Destitute of an heir.

Heirloom (n.) Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.

Heirship (n.) The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting.

Hejira (n.) See Hegira.

Hektare (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektogram (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektoliter (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektometer (n.) Same as Hectare, Hectogram, Hectoliter, and Hectometer.

Hektograph (n.) See Hectograph.

Helamys (n.) See Jumping hare, under Hare.

Helcoplasty (n.) The act or process of repairing lesions made by ulcers, especially by a plastic operation.

Held () imp. & p. p. of Hold.

Hele (n.) Health; welfare.

Hele (v. t.) To hide; to cover; to roof.

Helena (n.) See St. Elmo's fire, under Saint.

Helenin (n.) A neutral organic substance found in the root of the elecampane (Inula helenium), and extracted as a white crystalline or oily material, with a slightly bitter taste.

Heliac (a.) Heliacal.

Heliacal (a.) Emerging from the light of the sun, or passing into it; rising or setting at the same, or nearly the same, time as the sun.

Heliacally (adv.) In a heliacal manner.

Helianthin (n.) An artificial, orange dyestuff, analogous to tropaolin, and like it used as an indicator in alkalimetry; -- called also methyl orange.

Helianthoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Helianthoidea.

Helianthoidea (n. pl.) An order of Anthozoa; the Actinaria.

Helical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or in the form of, a helix; spiral; as, a helical staircase; a helical spring.

Helichrysum (n.) A genus of composite plants, with shining, commonly white or yellow, or sometimes reddish, radiated involucres, which are often called "everlasting flowers."

Heliciform (a.) Having the form of a helix; spiral.

Helicin (n.) A glucoside obtained as a white crystalline substance by partial oxidation of salicin, from a willow (Salix Helix of Linnaeus.)

Helicine (a.) Curled; spiral; helicoid; -- applied esp. to certain arteries of the penis.

Helicograph (n.) An instrument for drawing spiral lines on a plane.

Helicoid (a.) Spiral; curved, like the spire of a univalve shell.

Helicoid (a.) Shaped like a snail shell; pertaining to the Helicidae, or Snail family.

Helicoid (n.) A warped surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner that every point of the line shall have a uniform motion in the direction of another fixed straight line, and at the same time a uniform angular motion about it.

Helicoidal (a.) Same as Helicoid.

Helicon (n.) A mountain in Boeotia, in Greece, supposed by the Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses.

Heliconia (n.) One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white.

Heliconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Helicon.

Heliconian (a.) Like or pertaining to the butterflies of the genus Heliconius.

Helicotrema (n.) The opening by which the two scalae communicate at the top of the cochlea of the ear.

Helio- () A combining form from Gr. "h`lios the sun.

Heliocentric (a.) Alt. of Heliocentrical

Heliocentrical (a.) pertaining to the sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to geocentrical.

Heliochrome (n.) A photograph in colors.

Heliochromic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, heliochromy.

Heliochromy (n.) The art of producing photographs in color.

Heliograph (n.) A picture taken by heliography; a photograph.

Heliograph (n.) An instrument for taking photographs of the sun.

Heliograph (n.) An apparatus for telegraphing by means of the sun's rays. See Heliotrope, 3.

Heliographic (a.) Of or pertaining to heliography or a heliograph; made by heliography.

Heliography (n.) Photography.

Heliogravure (n.) The process of photographic engraving.

Heliolater (n.) A worshiper of the sun.

Heliolatry (n.) Sun worship. See Sabianism.

Heliolite (n.) A fossil coral of the genus Heliolites, having twelve-rayed cells. It is found in the Silurian rocks.

Heliometer (n.) An instrument devised originally for measuring the diameter of the sun; now employed for delicate measurements of the distance and relative direction of two stars too far apart to be easily measured in the field of view of an ordinary telescope.

Heliometric (a.) Alt. of Heliometrical

Heliometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the heliometer, or to heliometry.

Heliometry (n.) The apart or practice of measuring the diameters of heavenly bodies, their relative distances, etc. See Heliometer.

Heliopora (n.) An East Indian stony coral now known to belong to the Alcyonaria; -- called also blue coral.

Helioscope (n.) A telescope or instrument for viewing the sun without injury to the eyes, as through colored glasses, or with mirrors which reflect but a small portion of light.

Heliostat (n.) An instrument consisting of a mirror moved by clockwork, by which a sunbeam is made apparently stationary, by being steadily directed to one spot during the whole of its diurnal period; also, a geodetic heliotrope.

Heliotrope (n.) An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line.

Heliotrope (n.) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; -- called also turnsole and girasole. H. Peruvianum is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers.

Heliotrope (n.) An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror.

Heliotrope (n.) See Bloodstone (a).

Heliotroper (n.) The person at a geodetic station who has charge of the heliotrope.

Heliotropic (a.) Manifesting heliotropism; turning toward the sun.

Heliotropism (n.) The phenomenon of turning toward the light, seen in many leaves and flowers.

Heliotype (n.) A picture obtained by the process of heliotypy.

Heliotypic (a.) Relating to, or obtained by, heliotypy.

Heliotypy (n.) A method of transferring pictures from photographic negatives to hardened gelatin plates from which impressions are produced on paper as by lithography.

Heliozoa (n. pl.) An order of fresh-water rhizopods having a more or less globular form, with slender radiating pseudopodia; the sun animalcule.

Helispheric (a.) Alt. of Helispherical

Helispherical (a.) Spiral.

Helium (n.) A gaseous element found in the atmospheres of the sun and earth and in some rare minerals.

Helices (pl. ) of Helix

Helixes (pl. ) of Helix

Helix (n.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of which are in the plane.

Helix (n.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital.

Helix (n.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear.

Helix (n.) A genus of land snails, including a large number of species.

Hell (v. t.) The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.

Hell (v. t.) The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.

Hell (v. t.) A place where outcast persons or things are gathered

Hell (v. t.) A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.

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