Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 27

Heptone (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C7H10, of the valylene series.

Hep tree () The wild dog-rose.

Heptyl (n.) A compound radical, C7H15, regarded as the essential radical of heptane and a related series of compounds.

Heptylene (n.) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C7H14, of the ethylene series; also, any one of its isomers. Called also heptene.

Heptylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptyl or heptane; as, heptylic alcohol. Cf. /nanthylic.

Her (pron. & a.) The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.

Her (pron. pl.) Alt. of Here

Here (pron. pl.) Of them; their.

Heracleonite (n.) A follower of Heracleon of Alexandria, a Judaizing Gnostic, in the early history of the Christian church.

Herakline (n.) A picrate compound, used as an explosive in blasting.

Herald (n.) An officer whose business was to denounce or proclaim war, to challenge to battle, to proclaim peace, and to bear messages from the commander of an army. He was invested with a sacred and inviolable character.

Herald (n.) In the Middle Ages, the officer charged with the above duties, and also with the care of genealogies, of the rights and privileges of noble families, and especially of armorial bearings. In modern times, some vestiges of this office remain, especially in England. See Heralds' College (below), and King-at-Arms.

Herald (n.) A proclaimer; one who, or that which, publishes or announces; as, the herald of another's fame.

Herald (n.) A forerunner; a a precursor; a harbinger.

Herald (n.) Any messenger.

Heralded (imp. & p. p.) of Herald

Heralding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herald

Herald (v. t.) To introduce, or give tidings of, as by a herald; to proclaim; to announce; to foretell; to usher in.

Heraldic (a.) Of or pertaining to heralds or heraldry; as, heraldic blazoning; heraldic language.

Heraldically (adv.) In an heraldic manner; according to the rules of heraldry.

Heraldry (n.) The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.

Heraldship (n.) The office of a herald.

Herapathite (n.) The sulphate of iodoquinine, a substance crystallizing in thin plates remarkable for their effects in polarizing light.

Heraud (n.) A herald.

Herb (n.) A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.

Herb (n.) Grass; herbage.

Herbaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs; having the nature, texture, or characteristics, of an herb; as, herbaceous plants; an herbaceous stem.

Herbage (n.) Herbs collectively; green food beasts; grass; pasture.

Herbage (n.) The liberty or right of pasture in the forest or in the grounds of another man.

Herbaged (a.) Covered with grass.

Herbal (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs.

Herbal (n.) A book containing the names and descriptions of plants.

Herbal (n.) A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium.

Herbalism (n.) The knowledge of herbs.

Herbalist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs, especially medicinal herbs.

Herbar (n.) An herb.

Herbarian (n.) A herbalist.

Herbarist (n.) A herbalist.

Herbariums (pl. ) of Herbarium

Herbaria (pl. ) of Herbarium

Herbarium (n.) A collection of dried specimens of plants, systematically arranged.

Herbarium (n.) A book or case for preserving dried plants.

Herbarize (v. t.) See Herborize.

Herbary (n.) A garden of herbs; a cottage garden.

Herber (n.) A garden; a pleasure garden.

Herbergage (n.) Harborage; lodging; shelter; harbor.

Herbergeour (n.) A harbinger.

Herbergh (n.) Alt. of Herberwe

Herberwe (n.) A harbor.

Herbescent (a.) Growing into herbs.

Herbid (a.) Covered with herbs.

Herbiferous (a.) Bearing herbs or vegetation.

Herbist (n.) A herbalist.

Herbivora (n. pl.) An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.

Herbivore (n.) One of the Herbivora.

Herbivorous (a.) Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora.

Herbless (a.) Destitute of herbs or of vegetation.

Herblet (n.) A small herb.

Herborist (n.) A herbalist.

Herborization (n.) The act of herborizing.

Herborization (n.) The figure of plants in minerals or fossils.

Herborized (imp. & p. p.) of Herborize

Herborizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herborize

Herborize (v. i.) To search for plants, or new species of plants, with a view to classifying them.

Herborize (v. t.) To form the figures of plants in; -- said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.

Herborough (n.) A harbor.

Herbose (a.) Alt. of Herbous

Herbous (a.) Abounding with herbs.

Herb-women (pl. ) of Herb-woman

Herb-woman (n.) A woman that sells herbs.

Herby (a.) Having the nature of, pertaining to, or covered with, herbs or herbage.

Hercogamous (a.) Not capable of self-fertilization; -- said of hermaphrodite flowers in which some structural obstacle forbids autogamy.

Herculean (a.) Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.

Herculean (a.) Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.

Hercules (n.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors."

Hercules (n.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra.

Hercynian (a.) Of or pertaining to an extensive forest in Germany, of which there are still portions in Swabia and the Hartz mountains.

Herd (a.) Haired.

Herd (n.) A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.

Herd (n.) A crowd of low people; a rabble.

Herd (n.) One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.

Herded (imp. & p. p.) of Herd

Herding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herd

Herd (v. i.) To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.

Herd (v. i.) To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.

Herd (v. i.) To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.

Herd (v. t.) To form or put into a herd.

Herdbook (n.) A book containing the list and pedigrees of one or more herds of choice breeds of cattle; -- also called herd record, or herd register.

Herder (n.) A herdsman.

Herderite (n.) A rare fluophosphate of glucina, in small white crystals.

Herdess (n.) A shepherdess; a female herder.

Herdgroom (n.) A herdsman.

Herdic (n.) A kind of low-hung cab.

-men (pl. ) of Herdsman

Herdman (n.) Alt. of Herdsman

Herdsman (n.) The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.

women (pl. ) of Herdswoman

Herdswoman (n.) A woman who tends a herd.

Here (n.) Hair.

Here (pron.) See Her, their.

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