Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 3

Haemin (n.) Same as Hemin.

Haemo- (prefix.) See Haema-.

Haemochrome (n.) Same as Haemachrome.

Haemochromogen (n.) A body obtained from hemoglobin, by the action of reducing agents in the absence of oxygen.

Haemochromometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of hemoglobin in a fluid, by comparing it with a solution of known strength and of normal color.

Haemocyanin (n.) Same as Haemacyanin.

Haemocytolysis (n.) See Haemocytotrypsis.

Haemocytometer (n.) See Haemacytometer.

Haemocytotrypsis (n.) A breaking up of the blood corpuscles, as by pressure, in distinction from solution of the corpuscles, or haemcytolysis.

Haemodromograph (n.) Same as Haemadromograph.

Haemodynameter (n.) Same as Hemadynamics.

Haemoglobin (n.) Same as Hemoglobin.

Haemoglobinometer (n.) Same as Hemochromometer.

Haemolutein (n.) See Hematoidin.

Haemomanometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haemometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haemony (n.) A plant described by Milton as "of sovereign use against all enchantments."

Haemoplastic (a.) Same as Haematoplastic.

Haemorrhoidal (a.) Same as Hemorrhoidal.

Haemoscope (n.) An instrument devised by Hermann, for regulating and measuring the thickness of a layer of blood for spectroscopic examination.

Haemostatic (a.) Same as Hemostatic.

Haemotachometer (n.) Same as Haematachometer.

Haemotachometry (n.) Same as Haematachometry.

Haf (imp.) Hove.

Haffle (v. i.) To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.

Haft (n.) A handle; that part of an instrument or vessel taken into the hand, and by which it is held and used; -- said chiefly of a knife, sword, or dagger; the hilt.

Haft (n.) A dwelling.

Haft (v. t.) To set in, or furnish with, a haft; as, to haft a dagger.

Hafter (n.) A caviler; a wrangler.

Hag (n.) A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard.

Hag (n.) An ugly old woman.

Hag (n.) A fury; a she-monster.

Hag (n.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotpeta. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken.

Hag (n.) The hagdon or shearwater.

Hag (n.) An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.

Hagged (imp. & p. p.) of Hag

Hagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hag

Hag (v. t.) To harass; to weary with vexation.

Hag (n.) A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled.

Hag (n.) A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.

Hagberry (n.) A plant of the genus Prunus (P. Padus); the bird cherry.

Hagborn (a.) Born of a hag or witch.

Hagbut (n.) A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim.

Hagbutter (n.) A soldier armed with a hagbut or arquebus.

Hagdon (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Puffinus; esp., P. major, the greater shearwarter, and P. Stricklandi, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater; -- called also hagdown, haglin, and hag. See Shearwater.

Haggadoth (pl. ) of Haggada

Haggada (n.) A story, anecdote, or legend in the Talmud, to explain or illustrate the text of the Old Testament.

Haggard (a.) Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk.

Haggard (a.) Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.

Haggard (a.) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.

Haggard (a.) A fierce, intractable creature.

Haggard (a.) A hag.

Haggard (n.) A stackyard.

Haggardly (adv.) In a haggard manner.

Hagged (a.) Like a hag; lean; ugly.

Haggis (n.) A Scotch pudding made of the heart, liver, lights, etc., of a sheep or lamb, minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, etc., highly seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the same animal; minced head and pluck.

Haggish (a.) Like a hag; ugly; wrinkled.

Haggishly (adv.) In the manner of a hag.

Haggled (imp. & p. p.) of Haggle

Haggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haggle

Haggle (v. t.) To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.

Haggle (v. i.) To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.

Haggle (n.) The act or process of haggling.

Haggler (n.) One who haggles or is difficult in bargaining.

Haggler (n.) One who forestalls a market; a middleman between producer and dealer in London vegetable markets.

Hagiarchy (n.) A sacred government; by holy orders of men.

Hagiocracy (n.) Government by a priesthood; hierarchy.

Hagiographa (n. pl.) The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.

Hagiographa (n. pl.) The lives of the saints.

Hagiographal () Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.

Hagiographer (n.) One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.

Hagiography (n.) Same Hagiographa.

Hagiolatry (n.) The invocation or worship of saints.

Hagiologist (n.) One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a hagiographer.

Hagiology (n.) The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints.

Hagioscope (n.) An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; -- called, in architecture, a squint.

Hag-ridden (a.) Ridden by a hag or witch; hence, afflicted with nightmare.

Hagseed (n.) The offspring of a hag.

Hagship (n.) The state or title of a hag.

Hag-taper (n.) The great woolly mullein (Verbascum Thapsus).

Haguebut (n.) See Hagbut.

Hah (interj.) Same as Ha.

Ha-ha (n.) A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it.

Haidingerite (n.) A mineral consisting of the arseniate of lime; -- so named in honor of W. Haidinger, of Vienna.

Haiduck (n.) Formerly, a mercenary foot soldier in Hungary, now, a halberdier of a Hungarian noble, or an attendant in German or Hungarian courts.

Haik (n.) A large piece of woolen or cotton cloth worn by Arabs as an outer garment.

Haikal (n.) The central chapel of the three forming the sanctuary of a Coptic church. It contains the high altar, and is usually closed by an embroidered curtain.

Hail (n.) Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.

Halled (imp. & p. p.) of Hail

Halting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hail

Hail (v. i.) To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

Hail (v. t.) To pour forcibly down, as hail.

Hail (a.) Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

Hail (v. t.) To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.

Hail (v. t.) To name; to designate; to call.

Hail (v. i.) To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.

Hail (v. i.) To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from.

Hail (v. t.) An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

Hail (n.) A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.

Hail-fellow (n.) An intimate companion.

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