Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 24

Help (v. t.) A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.

Help (v. t.) Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.

Helper (n.) One who, or that which, helps, aids, assists, or relieves; as, a lay helper in a parish.

Helpful (a.) Furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary.

Helpless (a.) Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.

Helpless (a.) Beyond help; irremediable.

Helpless (a.) Bringing no help; unaiding.

Helpless (a.) Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of.

Helpmate (n.) A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.

Helpmeet (n.) A wife; a helpmate.

Helter-skelter (adv.) In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose; irregularly.

Helve (n.) The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze.

Helve (n.) The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer.

Helve (n.) A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.

Helved (imp. & p. p.) of Helve

Helving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Helve

Helve (v. t.) To furnish with a helve, as an ax.

Helvetian (a.) Same as Helvetic.

Helvetian (n.) A Swiss; a Switzer.

Helvetic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Helvetii, the ancient inhabitant of the Alps, now Switzerland, or to the modern states and inhabitant of the Alpine regions; as, the Helvetic confederacy; Helvetic states.

Helvine (n.) Alt. of Helvite

Helvite (n.) A mineral of a yellowish color, consisting chiefly of silica, glucina, manganese, and iron, with a little sulphur.

Hem (pron.) Them

Hem (interj.) An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm.

Hem (n.) An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.

Hem (v. i.) To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking.

Hem (n.) The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling.

Hem (n.) Border; edge; margin.

Hem (n.) A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.

Hemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Hem

Hemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hem

Hem (v. t.) To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.

Hem (v. t.) To border; to edge

Hema- () Same as Haema-.

Hemachate (n.) A species of agate, sprinkled with spots of red jasper.

Hemachrome (n.) Same as Haemachrome.

Hemacite (n.) A composition made from blood, mixed with mineral or vegetable substances, used for making buttons, door knobs, etc.

Hemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometer

Hemadromometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the velocity with which the blood moves in the arteries.

Hemadrometry (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometry

Hemadromometry (n.) The act of measuring the velocity with which the blood circulates in the arteries; haemotachometry.

Hemadynamics (n.) The principles of dynamics in their application to the blood; that part of science which treats of the motion of the blood.

Hemadynamometer (n.) An instrument by which the pressure of the blood in the arteries, or veins, is measured by the height to which it will raise a column of mercury; -- called also a haemomanometer.

Hemal (a.) Relating to the blood or blood vessels; pertaining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the heart and great blood vessels; -- opposed to neural.

Hemaphaein (n.) Same as Haemaphaein.

Hemapophyses (pl. ) of Hemapophysis

Hemapophysis (n.) The second element in each half of a hemal arch, corresponding to the sternal part of a rib.

Hemastatic (a. & n.) Alt. of Hemastatical

Hemastatical (a. & n.) Same as Hemostatic.

Hemastatics (n.) Laws relating to the equilibrium of the blood in the blood vessels.

Hematachometer (n.) Same as Haematachometer.

Hematein (n.) A reddish brown or violet crystalline substance, C16H12O6, got from hematoxylin by partial oxidation, and regarded as analogous to the phthaleins.

Hematemesis (n.) A vomiting of blood.

Hematherm (n.) A warm-blooded animal.

Hemathermal (a.) Warm-blooded; hematothermal.

Hematic (a.) Same as Haematic.

Hematic (n.) A medicine designed to improve the condition of the blood.

Hematin (n.) Hematoxylin.

Hematin (n.) A bluish black, amorphous substance containing iron and obtained from blood. It exists the red blood corpuscles united with globulin, and the form of hemoglobin or oxyhemoglobin gives to the blood its red color.

Hematinometer (n.) A form of hemoglobinometer.

Hematinometric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the amount of hematin or hemoglobin contained in blood, or other fluids.

Hematinon (n.) A red consisting of silica, borax, and soda, fused with oxide of copper and iron, and used in enamels, mosaics, etc.

Hematite (n.) An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; -- the last called red ocher. Called also specular iron, oligist iron, rhombohedral iron ore, and bloodstone. See Brown hematite, under Brown.

Hematitic (a.) Of or pertaining to hematite, or resembling it.

Hemato () See Haema-.

Hematocele (n.) A tumor filled with blood.

Hematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates, that is, all but the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to Hematotherma.

Hematocrystallin (n.) See Hemoglobin.

Hematoid (a.) Resembling blood.

Hematoidin (n.) A crystalline or amorphous pigment, free from iron, formed from hematin in old blood stains, and in old hemorrhages in the body. It resembles bilirubin. When present in the corpora lutea it is called haemolutein.

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

Hematoma (n.) A circumscribed swelling produced by an effusion of blood beneath the skin.

Hematophilia (n.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds.

Hematosin (n.) The hematin of blood.

Hematosis (n.) Sanguification; the conversion of chyle into blood.

Hematosis (n.) The arterialization of the blood in the lungs; the formation of blood in general; haematogenesis.

Hematotherma (n. pl.) The warm-blooded vertebrates, comprising the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to hematocrya.

Hematothermal (a.) Warm-blooded.

Hematoxylin (n.) Haematoxylin.

Hematuria (n.) Passage of urine mingled with blood.

Hemautography (n.) The obtaining of a curve similar to a pulse curve or sphygmogram by allowing the blood from a divided artery to strike against a piece of paper.

Hemelytra (pl. ) of Hemelytrum

Hemelytron (n.) Alt. of Hemelytrum

Hemelytrum (n.) One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera, the earwigs, etc.

Hemeralopia (n.) A disease of the eyes, in consequence of which a person can see clearly or without pain only by daylight or a strong artificial light; day sight.

Hemerobian (n.) A neuropterous insect of the genus Hemerobius, and allied genera.

Hemerobid (a.) Of relating to the hemerobians.

Hemerocallis (n.) A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily.

Hemi- () A prefix signifying half.

Hemialbumin (n.) Same as Hemialbumose.

Hemialbumose (n.) An albuminous substance formed in gastric digestion, and by the action of boiling dilute acids on albumin. It is readily convertible into hemipeptone. Called also hemialbumin.

Hemianaesthesia (n.) Anaesthesia upon one side of the body.

Hemibranchi (n. pl.) An order of fishes having an incomplete or reduced branchial apparatus. It includes the sticklebacks, the flutemouths, and Fistularia.

Hemicardia (n.) A lateral half of the heart, either the right or left.

Hemicarp (n.) One portion of a fruit that spontaneously divides into halves.

Hemicerebrum (n.) A lateral half of the cerebrum.

Hemicollin (n.) See Semiglutin.

Hemicrania (n.) A pain that affects only one side of the head.

Hemicrany (n.) Hemicranis.

Hemicycle (n.) A half circle; a semicircle.

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