Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 28

Here (pron.) Her; hers. See Her.

Here (adv.) In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.

Here (adv.) In the present life or state.

Here (adv.) To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.

Here (adv.) At this point of time, or of an argument; now.

Herea-bout (adv.) Alt. of Hereabouts

Hereabouts (adv.) About this place; in this vicinity.

Hereabouts (adv.) Concerning this.

Hereafter (adv.) In time to come; in some future time or state.

Hereafter (n.) A future existence or state.

Hereafterward (adv.) Hereafter.

Here-at (adv.) At, or by reason of, this; as, he was offended hereat.

Hereby (adv.) By means of this.

Hereby (adv.) Close by; very near.

Hereditability (n.) State of being hereditable.

Hereditable (a.) Capable of being inherited. See Inheritable.

Hereditable (a.) Qualified to inherit; capable of inheriting.

Hereditably (adv.) By inheritance.

Hereditament (n.) Any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir.

Hereditarily (adv.) By inheritance; in an hereditary manner.

Hereditary (a.) Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.

Hereditary (a.) Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.

Heredity (n.) Hereditary transmission of the physical and psychical qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants. See Pangenesis.

Hereford (n.) One of a breed of cattle originating in Herefordshire, England. The Herefords are good working animals, and their beef-producing quality is excellent.

Herehence (adv.) From hence.

Herein (adv.) In this.

Hereinafter (adv.) In the following part of this (writing, document, speech, and the like).

Hereinbefore (adv.) In the preceding part of this (writing, document, book, etc.).

Hereinto (adv.) Into this.

Heremit (n.) Alt. of Heremite

Heremite (n.) A hermit.

Heremitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a hermit; solitary; secluded from society.

Heren (a.) Made of hair.

Hereof (adv.) Of this; concerning this; from this; hence.

Hereon (adv.) On or upon this; hereupon.

Hereout (adv.) Out of this.

Heresiarch (n.) A leader in heresy; the chief of a sect of heretics.

Heresiarchy (n.) A chief or great heresy.

Heresiographer (n.) One who writes on heresies.

Heresiography (n.) A treatise on heresy.

Heresies (pl. ) of Heresy

Heresy (n.) An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; -- usually, but not necessarily, said in reproach.

Heresy (n.) Religious opinion opposed to the authorized doctrinal standards of any particular church, especially when tending to promote schism or separation; lack of orthodox or sound belief; rejection of, or erroneous belief in regard to, some fundamental religious doctrine or truth; heterodoxy.

Heresy (n.) An offense against Christianity, consisting in a denial of some essential doctrine, which denial is publicly avowed, and obstinately maintained.

Heretic (n.) One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.

Heretic (n.) One who having made a profession of Christian belief, deliberately and pertinaciously refuses to believe one or more of the articles of faith "determined by the authority of the universal church."

Heretical (a.) Containing heresy; of the nature of, or characterized by, heresy.

Heretically (adv.) In an heretical manner.

Hereticate (v. t.) To decide to be heresy or a heretic; to denounce as a heretic or heretical.

Heretification (n.) The act of hereticating or pronouncing heretical.

Hereto (adv.) To this; hereunto.

Heretoch (n.) Alt. of Heretog

Heretog (n.) The leader or commander of an army; also, a marshal.

Heretofore (adv.) Up to this time; hitherto; before; in time past.

Hereunto (adv.) Unto this; up to this time; hereto.

Hereupon (adv.) On this; hereon.

Herewith (adv.) With this.

Herie (v. t.) To praise; to worship.

Heriot (n.) Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant; in modern use, a customary tribute of goods or chattels to the lord of the fee, paid on the decease of a tenant.

Heriotable (a.) Subject to the payment of a heriot.

Herisson (n.) A beam or bar armed with iron spikes, and turning on a pivot; -- used to block up a passage.

Heritability (n.) The state of being heritable.

Heritable (a.) Capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance; inheritable.

Heritable (a.) Capable of inheriting or receiving by inheritance.

Heritage (a.) That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

Heritage (a.) A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.

Heritance (n.) Heritage; inheritance.

Heritor (n.) A proprietor or landholder in a parish.

Herl (n.) Same as Harl, 2.

Herling (n.) Alt. of Hirling

Hirling (n.) The young of the sea trout.

Hermae (pl. ) of Herma

Herma (n.) See Hermes, 2.

Hermaphrodeity (n.) Hermaphrodism.

Hermaphrodism (n.) See Hermaphroditism.

Hermaphrodite (n.) An individual which has the attributes of both male and female, or which unites in itself the two sexes; an animal or plant having the parts of generation of both sexes, as when a flower contains both the stamens and pistil within the same calyx, or on the same receptacle. In some cases reproduction may take place without the union of the distinct individuals. In the animal kingdom true hermaphrodites are found only among the invertebrates. See Illust. in Appendix, under Helminths.

Hermaphrodite (a.) Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower.

Hermaphroditic (a.) Alt. of Hermaphroditical

Hermaphroditical (a.) Partaking of the characteristics of both sexes; characterized by hermaphroditism.

Hermaphroditism (n.) The union of the two sexes in the same individual, or the combination of some of their characteristics or organs in one individual.

Hermeneutic (a.) Alt. of Hermeneutical

Hermeneutical (a.) Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase.

Hermeneutically (adv.) According to the principles of interpretation; as, a verse of Scripture was examined hermeneutically.

Hermeneutics (n.) The science of interpretation and explanation; exegesis; esp., that branch of theology which defines the laws whereby the meaning of the Scriptures is to be ascertained.

Hermes (n.) See Mercury.

Hermes (n.) Originally, a boundary stone dedicated to Hermes as the god of boundaries, and therefore bearing in some cases a head, or head and shoulders, placed upon a quadrangular pillar whose height is that of the body belonging to the head, sometimes having feet or other parts of the body sculptured upon it. These figures, though often representing Hermes, were used for other divinities, and even, in later times, for portraits of human beings. Called also herma. See Terminal statue, under Terminal.

Hermetic (a.) Alt. of Hermetical

Hermetical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or taught by, Hermes Trismegistus; as, hermetic philosophy. Hence: Alchemical; chemic.

Hermetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the system which explains the causes of diseases and the operations of medicine on the principles of the hermetic philosophy, and which made much use, as a remedy, of an alkali and an acid; as, hermetic medicine.

Hermetical (a.) Made perfectly close or air-tight by fusion, so that no gas or spirit can enter or escape; as, an hermetic seal. See Note under Hermetically.

Hermetically (adv.) In an hermetical manner; chemically.

Hermetically (adv.) By fusion, so as to form an air-tight closure.

Hermit (n.) A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives.

Hermit (n.) A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.

Hermitage (n.) The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.

Hermitage (n.) A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drome.

Hermitary (n.) A cell annexed to an abbey, for the use of a hermit.

Hermitess (n.) A female hermit.

Hermitical (a.) Pertaining to, or suited for, a hermit.

Hermodactyl (n.) A heart-shaped bulbous root, about the size of a finger, brought from Turkey, formerly used as a cathartic.

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