Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 26

Hencoop (n.) A coop or cage for hens.

Hende (a.) Skillful; dexterous; clever.

Hende (a.) Friendly; civil; gentle; kind.

Hendecagon (n.) A plane figure of eleven sides and eleven angles.

Hendecane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C11H24, of the paraffin series; -- so called because it has eleven atoms of carbon in each molecule. Called also endecane, undecane.

Hendecasyllabic (a.) Pertaining to a line of eleven syllables.

Hendecasyllable (n.) A metrical line of eleven syllables.

Hendecatoic (a.) Undecylic; pertaining to, or derived from, hendecane; as, hendecatoic acid.

Hendiadys (n.) A figure in which the idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups and gold, for golden cups.

Hendy (a.) See Hende.

Henen (adv.) Hence.

Henfish (n.) A marine fish; the sea bream.

Henfish (n.) A young bib. See Bib, n., 2.

Heng (imp.) Hung.

Hen-hearted (a.) Cowardly; timid; chicken-hearted.

Henhouses (pl. ) of Henhouse

Henhouse (n.) A house or shelter for fowls.

Henhussy (n.) A cotquean; a man who intermeddles with women's concerns.

Heniquen (n.) See Jeniquen.

Henna (n.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (L. alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the hails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.

Henna (n.) The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.

Hennery (n.) An inclosed place for keeping hens.

Hennes (adv.) Hence.

Hennotannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a brown resinous substance resembling tannin, and extracted from the henna plant; as, hennotannic acid.

Henoge ny (n.) Alt. of Henogenesis

Henogenesis (n.) Same as Ontogeny.

Henotheism (n.) Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest.

Henotic (a.) Harmonizing; irenic.

Henpecked (imp. & p. p.) of Henpeck

Henpecking (p. pr. & vb.) of Henpeck

Henpeck (v. t.) To subject to petty authority; -- said of a wife who thus treats her husband. Commonly used in the past participle (often adjectively).

Henroost (n.) A place where hens roost.

Henrys (pl. ) of Henry

Henry (n.) The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere a second.

Hen's-foot (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Caucalis daucoides).

Hente (imp.) of Hent

Hent (p. p.) of Hent

Hent (v. t.) To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get.

Henware (n.) A coarse, blackish seaweed. See Badderlocks.

Henxman (n.) Henchman.

Hep (n.) See Hip, the fruit of the dog-rose.

Hepar (n.) Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also hepar sulphuris (/).

Hepar (n.) Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (/).

Hepatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic diseases.

Hepatic (a.) Resembling the liver in color or in form; as, hepatic cinnabar.

Hepatic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the plants called Hepaticae, or scale mosses and liverworts.

Hepaticae (pl. ) of Hepatica

Hepatica (n.) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup.

Hepatica (n.) Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the cryptogamous class Hepaticae; -- called also scale moss and liverwort. See Hepaticae, in the Supplement.

Hepatical (a.) Hepatic.

Hepatite (n.) A variety of barite emitting a fetid odor when rubbed or heated.

Hepatitis (n.) Inflammation of the liver.

Hepatization (n.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas.

Hepatization (n.) Conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air.

Hepatized (imp. & p. p.) of Hepatize

Hepatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hepatize

Hepatize (v. t.) To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.

Hepatize (v. t.) To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.

Hepatocele (n.) Hernia of the liver.

Hepatocystic (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver and gall bladder; as, the hepatocystic ducts.

Hepatogastric (a.) See Gastrohepatic.

Hepatogenic (a.) Alt. of Hepatogenous

Hepatogenous (a.) Arising from the liver; due to a condition of the liver; as, hepatogenic jaundice.

Hepatology (n.) The science which treats of the liver; a treatise on the liver.

Hepato-pancreas (n.) A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc., usually called the liver, but different from the liver of vertebrates.

Hepatorenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver and kidneys; as, the hepatorenal ligament.

Hepatoscopy (n.) Divination by inspecting the liver of animals.

Heppen (a.) Neat; fit; comfortable.

Hepper (n.) A young salmon; a parr.

Hepta () A combining form from Gr. "epta`, seven.

Heptachord (n.) A system of seven sounds.

Heptachord (n.) A lyre with seven chords.

Heptachord (n.) A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.

Heptad (n.) An atom which has a valence of seven, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, seven monad atoms or radicals; as, iodine is a heptad in iodic acid. Also used as an adjective.

Heptade (n.) The sum or number of seven.

Heptaglot (n.) A book in seven languages.

Heptagon (n.) A plane figure consisting of seven sides and having seven angles.

Heptagonal (a.) Having seven angles or sides.

Heptagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having seven pistils.

Heptagynian (a.) Alt. of Heptagynous

Heptagynous (a.) Having seven pistils.

Heptahedron (n.) A solid figure with seven sides.

Heptamerous (a.) Consisting of seven parts, or having the parts in sets of sevens.

Heptandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having seven stamens.

Heptandrian (a.) Alt. of Heptandrous

Heptandrous (a.) Having seven stamens.

Heptane (n.) Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, C7H16, of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); -- so called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms. Specifically, a colorless liquid, found as a constituent of petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.

Heptangular (a.) Having seven angles.

Heptaphyllous (a.) Having seven leaves.

Heptarch (n.) Same as Heptarchist.

Heptarchic (a.) Of or pertaining to a heptarchy; constituting or consisting of a heptarchy.

Heptarchist (n.) A ruler of one division of a heptarchy.

Heptarchy (n.) A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.

Heptaspermous (a.) Having seven seeds.

Heptastich (n.) A composition consisting of seven lines or verses.

Heptateuch (n.) The first seven books of the Testament.

Heptavalent (a.) Having seven units of attractive force or affinity; -- said of heptad elements or radicals.

Heptene (n.) Same as Heptylene.

Heptine (n.) Any one of a series of unsaturated metameric hydrocarbons, C7H12, of the acetylene series.

Heptoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptane; as, heptoic acid.

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