Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 23

Hell (v. t.) A gambling house.

Hell (v. t.) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.

Hell (v. t.) To overwhelm.

Hellanodic (n.) A judge or umpire in games or combats.

Hellbender (n.) A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.

Hellborn (a.) Born in or of hell.

Hellbred (a.) Produced in hell.

Hellbrewed (a.) Prepared in hell.

Hellbroth (n.) A composition for infernal purposes; a magical preparation.

Hell-cat (n.) A witch; a hag.

Hell-diver (n.) The dabchick.

Helldoomed (a.) Doomed to hell.

Hellebore (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Helleborus) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. H. niger is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. H. officinalis was the officinal hellebore of the ancients.

Hellebore (n.) Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus Veratrum, especially V. album and V. viride, both called white hellebore.

Helleborein (n.) A poisonous glucoside accompanying helleborin in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a bittersweet taste. It has a strong action on the heart, resembling digitalin.

Helleborin (n.) A poisonous glucoside found in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a sharp tingling taste. It possesses the essential virtues of the plant; -- called also elleborin.

Helleborism (n.) The practice or theory of using hellebore as a medicine.

Hellene (n.) A native of either ancient or modern Greece; a Greek.

Hellenian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or Greeks.

Hellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian.

Hellenic (n.) The dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of Alexander.

Hellenism (n.) A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism.

Hellenism (n.) The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.

Hellenist (n.) One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).

Hellenist (n.) One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.

Hellenistic (a.) Alt. of Hellenistical

Hellenistical (a.) Pertaining to the Hellenists.

Hellenistically (adv.) According to the Hellenistic manner or dialect.

Hellenize (v. i.) To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize.

Hellenize (v. t.) To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.

Hellenotype (n.) See Ivorytype.

Hellespont (n.) A narrow strait between Europe and Asia, now called the Daradanelles. It connects the Aegean Sea and the sea of Marmora.

Hellespontine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellespont.

Hellgamite (n.) Alt. of Hellgramite

Hellgramite (n.) The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect (Corydalus cornutus), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera.

Hellhag (n.) A hag of or fit for hell.

Hell-haunted (a.) Haunted by devils; hellish.

Hellhound (n.) A dog of hell; an agent of hell.

Hellier (v. t.) One who heles or covers; hence, a tiler, slater, or thatcher.

Hellish (a.) Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.

Hellkite (n.) A kite of infernal breed.

Hello (interj. & n.) See Halloo.

Hellward (adv.) Toward hell.

Helly (a.) Hellish.

Helm (n.) See Haulm, straw.

Helm (n.) The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone.

Helm (n.) The place or office of direction or administration.

Helm (n.) One at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director.

Helm (n.) A helve.

Helmed (imp. & p. p.) of Helm

Helming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Helm

Helm (v. t.) To steer; to guide; to direct.

Helm (n.) A helmet.

Helm (n.) A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.

Helm (v. t.) To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet.

Helmage (n.) Guidance; direction.

Helmed (a.) Covered with a helmet.

Helmet (n.) A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver.

Helmet (n.) The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form.

Helmet (n.) A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun.

Helmet (n.) That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.

Helmet (n.) The upper part of a retort.

Helmet (n.) The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.

Helmet (n.) A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.

Helmeted (a.) Wearing a helmet; furnished with or having a helmet or helmet-shaped part; galeate.

Helmet-shaped (a.) Shaped like a helmet; galeate. See Illust. of Galeate.

Helminth (n.) An intestinal worm, or wormlike intestinal parasite; one of the Helminthes.

Helminthagogue (n.) A vermifuge.

Helminthes (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.

Helminthiasis (n.) A disease in which worms are present in some part of the body.

Helminthic (a.) Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms.

Helminthic (n.) A vermifuge; an anthelmintic.

Helminthite (n.) One of the sinuous tracks on the surfaces of many stones, and popularly considered as worm trails.

Helminthoid (a.) Wormlike; vermiform.

Helminthologic (a.) Alt. of Helminthological

Helminthological (a.) Of or pertaining to helminthology.

Helminthologist (n.) One versed in helminthology.

Helminthology (n.) The natural history, or study, of worms, esp. parasitic worms.

Helmless (a.) Destitute of a helmet.

Helmless (a.) Without a helm or rudder.

Helmsmen (pl. ) of Helmsman

Helmsman (n.) The man at the helm; a steersman.

Helmwind (n.) A wind attending or presaged by the cloud called helm.

Helot (n.) A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf.

Helotism (n.) The condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.

Helotry (n.) The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen.

Helped (imp. & p. p.) of Help

Holp (imp.) of Help

Holpen (p. p.) of Help

Helping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Help

Help (v. t.) To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, "Help me scale yon balcony."

Help (v. t.) To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.

Help (v. t.) To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.

Help (v. t.) To change for the better; to remedy.

Help (v. t.) To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?

Help (v. t.) To forbear; to avoid.

Help (v. t.) To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.

Help (v. i.) To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.

Help (v. t.) Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.

Help (v. t.) Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.

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