Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 32

Hexone (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C6H8, of the valylene series, obtained from distillation products of certain fats and gums.

Hexyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H13, regarded as the essential residue of hexane, and a related series of compounds.

Hexylene (n.) A colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H12, of the ethylene series, produced artificially, and found as a natural product of distillation of certain coals; also, any one several isomers of hexylene proper. Called also hexene.

Hexylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexyl or hexane; as, hexylic alcohol.

Hey (a.) High.

Hey (interj.) An exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement.

Hey (interj.) A cry to set dogs on.

Heyday (interj.) An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder.

Heyday (n.) The time of triumph and exultation; hence, joy, high spirits, frolicsomeness; wildness.

Heydeguy (n.) A kind of country-dance or round.

Heyh (a.) Alt. of Heygh

Heygh (a.) High.

Heyne (n.) A wretch; a rascal.

Heyten (adv.) Hence.

Hiation (n.) Act of gaping.

Hiatus (pl. ) of Hiatus

Hiatuses (pl. ) of Hiatus

Hiatus (n.) An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break.

Hiatus (n.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables.

Hibernacle (n.) That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant.

Hibernaculum (n.) A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales.

Hibernaculum (n.) A little case in which certain insects pass the winter.

Hibernaculum (n.) Winter home or abiding place.

Hibernal (a.) Belonging or relating to winter; wintry; winterish.

Hibernated (imp. & p. p.) of Hibernate

Hibernating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hibernate

Hibernate (v. i.) To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.

Hibernation (n.) The act or state of hibernating.

Hibernian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hibernia, now Ireland; Irish.

Hibernian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Ireland.

Hibernicism (n.) Alt. of Hibernianism

Hibernianism (n.) An idiom or mode of speech peculiar to the Irish.

Hiberno-Celtic (n.) The native language of the Irish; that branch of the Celtic languages spoken by the natives of Ireland. Also adj.

Hibiscus (n.) A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe.

Hiccius doctius () A juggler.

Hiccough (n.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, accompanied with closure of the glottis, so that further entrance of air is prevented, while the impulse of the column of air entering and striking upon the closed glottis produces a sound, or hiccough.

Hiccoughed (imp. & p. p.) of Hiccough

Hiccoughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hiccough

Hiccough (v. i.) To have a hiccough or hiccoughs.

Hickory (n.) An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.

Hicksite (n.) A member or follower of the "liberal" party, headed by Elias Hicks, which, because of a change of views respecting the divinity of Christ and the Atonement, seceded from the conservative portion of the Society of Friends in the United States, in 1827.

Hickup (n. & v. i.) See Hiccough.

Hickwall (n.) Alt. of Hickway

Hickway (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor) of Europe.

Hid () imp. & p. p. of Hide. See Hidden.

Hidage (n.) A tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.

Hidalgo (n.) A title, denoting a Spanish nobleman of the lower class.

Hidden (p. p. & a.) from Hide. Concealed; put out of view; secret; not known; mysterious.

Hiddenite (n.) An emerald-green variety of spodumene found in North Carolina; lithia emerald, -- used as a gem.

Hiddenly (adv.) In a hidden manner.

Hid (imp.) of Hide

Hidden (p. p.) of Hide

Hid () of Hide

Hiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hide

Hide (v. t.) To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.

Hide (v. t.) To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.

Hide (v. t.) To remove from danger; to shelter.

Hide (v. i.) To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.

Hide (n.) An abode or dwelling.

Hide (n.) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old English charters, the quantity of which is not well ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80, 100, and 120 acres.

Hide (n.) The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.

Hide (n.) The human skin; -- so called in contempt.

Hided (imp. & p. p.) of Hide

Hiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hide

Hide (v. t.) To flog; to whip.

Hidebound (a.) Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal.

Hidebound (a.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.

Hidebound (a.) Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.

Hidebound (a.) Niggardly; penurious.

Hideous (a.) Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks.

Hideous (a.) Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise.

Hideous (a.) Hateful; shocking.

Hider (n.) One who hides or conceals.

Hiding (n.) The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment.

Hiding (n.) A flogging.

Hied (imp. & p. p.) of Hie

Hying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hie

Hie (v. i.) To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun.

Hie (n.) Haste; diligence.

Hiems (n.) Winter.

Hierapicra (n.) A warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark.

Hierarch (n.) One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs.

Hierarchal (a.) Alt. of Hierarchic

Hierarchic (a.) Pertaining to a hierarch.

Hierarchical (a.) Pertaining to a hierarchy.

Hierarchism (n.) The principles or authority of a hierarchy.

Hierarchies (pl. ) of Hierarchy

Hierarchy (n.) Dominion or authority in sacred things.

Hierarchy (n.) A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.

Hierarchy (n.) A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.

Hierarchy (n.) A rank or order of holy beings.

Hieratic (a.) Consecrated to sacred uses; sacerdotal; pertaining to priests.

Hierocracy (n.) Government by ecclesiastics; a hierarchy.

Hieroglyph (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphic

Hieroglyphic (a.) A sacred character; a character in picture writing, as of the ancient Egyptians, Mexicans, etc. Specifically, in the plural, the picture writing of the ancient Egyptian priests. It is made up of three, or, as some say, four classes of characters: first, the hieroglyphic proper, or figurative, in which the representation of the object conveys the idea of the object itself; second, the ideographic, consisting of symbols representing ideas, not sounds, as an ostrich feather is a symbol of truth; third, the phonetic, consisting of symbols employed as syllables of a word, or as letters of the alphabet, having a certain sound, as a hawk represented the vowel a.

Hieroglyphic (a.) Any character or figure which has, or is supposed to have, a hidden or mysterious significance; hence, any unintelligible or illegible character or mark.

Hieroglyphic (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphical

Hieroglyphical (a.) Emblematic; expressive of some meaning by characters, pictures, or figures; as, hieroglyphic writing; a hieroglyphic obelisk.

Hieroglyphical (a.) Resembling hieroglyphics; not decipherable.

Hieroglyphically (adv.) In hieroglyphics.

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