Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 34

High-raised (a.) Elated with great ideas or hopes.

High-reaching (a.) Reaching high or upward; hence, ambitious; aspiring.

High-red (a.) Of a strong red color.

Highroad (n.) A highway; a much traveled or main road.

High-seasoned (a.) Enriched with spice and condiments; hence, exciting; piquant.

High-sighted (a.) Looking upward; supercilious.

High-souled (a.) Having a high or noble spirit; honorable.

High-sounding (a.) Pompous; noisy; ostentatious; as, high-sounding words or titles.

High-spirited (a.) Full of spirit or natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition.

High-stepper (n.) A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing.

High-stomached (a.) Having a lofty spirit; haughty.

High-strung (a.) Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high-strung horse.

High-swelling (a.) Inflated; boastful.

Hight (n.) A variant of Height.

Hight (imp.) of Hight

Hot () of Hight

Hight (p. p.) of Hight

Hote () of Hight

Hoten () of Hight

Hight (v. t. & i.) To be called or named.

Hight (v. t. & i.) To command; to direct; to impel.

Hight (v. t. & i.) To commit; to intrust.

Hight (v. t. & i.) To promise.

Hightener (n.) That which heightens.

Highth (n.) Variant of Height.

High-toned (a.) High in tone or sound.

High-toned (a.) Elevated; high-principled; honorable.

High-top (n.) A ship's masthead.

Highty-tighty (a.) Hoity-toity.

Highway (n.) A road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare.

Highwaymen (pl. ) of Highwayman

Highwayman (n.) One who robs on the public road; a highway robber.

High-wrought (a.) Wrought with fine art or skill; elaborate.

High-wrought (a.) Worked up, or swollen, to a high degree; as, a highwrought passion.

Higre (n.) See Eagre.

Hig-taper (n.) A plant of the genus Verbascum (V. Thapsus); the common mullein. [Also high-taper and hag-taper.]

Hijera (n.) Alt. of Hijra

Hijra (n.) See Hegira.

Hilal (a.) Of or pertaining to a hilum.

Hilar (a.) Belonging to the hilum.

Hilarious (a.) Mirthful; noisy; merry.

Hilarity (n.) Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity.

Hilary term () Formerly, one of the four terms of the courts of common law in England, beginning on the eleventh of January and ending on the thirty-first of the same month, in each year; -- so called from the festival of St. Hilary, January 13th.

Hilding (n.) A base, menial wretch.

Hilding (a.) Base; spiritless.

Hile (v. t.) To hide. See Hele.

Hile (n.) Same as Hilum.

Hill (n.) A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain.

Hill (n.) The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.

Hill (v. t.) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes.

Hilled (imp. & p. p.) of Hill

Hilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hill

Hill (v. t.) To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn.

Hilliness (n.) The state of being hilly.

Hilling (n.) The act or process of heaping or drawing earth around plants.

Hillock (n.) A small hill.

Hillside (n.) The side or declivity of a hill.

Hilltop (n.) The top of a hill.

Hilly (a.) Abounding with hills; uneven in surface; as, a hilly country.

Hilly (a.) Lofty; as, hilly empire.

Hilt (n.) A handle; especially, the handle of a sword, dagger, or the like.

Hilted (a.) Having a hilt; -- used in composition; as, basket-hilted, cross-hilted.

Hilum (n.) The eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base or support; -- called also hile.

Hilum (n.) The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney.

Hilus (n.) Same as Hilum, 2.

Him (pron.) Them. See Hem.

Him (pron.) The objective case of he. See He.

Himalayan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Himalayas, the great mountain chain in Hindostan.

Himpne (n.) A hymn.

Himself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun; -- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved himself.

Himself (pron.) One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself.

Himself (pron. pl.) Alt. of Himselven

Himselven (pron. pl.) Themselves. See Hemself.

Himselve (pron.) See 1st Himself.

Himyaric (a.) Alt. of Himyaritic

Himyaritic (a.) Pertaining to Himyar, an ancient king of Yemen, in Arabia, or to his successors or people; as, the Himjaritic characters, language, etc.; applied esp. to certain ancient inscriptions showing the primitive type of the oldest form of the Arabic, still spoken in Southern Arabia.

Hin (n.) A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing three quarts, one pint, one gill, English measure.

Hind (n.) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.

Hind (n.) A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as E. apua of Bermuda, and E. Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney, John Paw, spotted hind.

Hind (n.) A domestic; a servant.

Hind (n.) A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.

Hind (a.) In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.

Hindberry (n.) The raspberry.

Hindbrain (n.) The posterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon only.

Hinder (a.) Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.

Hindered (imp. & p. p.) of Hinder

Hindering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hinder

Hinder (a.) To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.

Hinder (a.) To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

Hinder (v. i.) To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

Hinderance (n.) Same as Hindrance.

Hinderer (n.) One who, or that which, hinders.

Hinderest (a.) Hindermost; -- superl. of Hind, a.

Hinderling (a.) A worthless, base, degenerate person or animal.

Hindermost (a.) Alt. of Hindmost

Hindmost (a.) Furthest in or toward the rear; last.

Hindgut (n.) The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.

Hindi (n.) The name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindoos. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written.

Hindleys screw () A screw cut on a solid whose sides are arcs of the periphery of a wheel into the teeth of which the screw is intended to work. It is named from the person who first used the form.

Hindoos (pl. ) of Hindu

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