Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 36

Hire (n.) To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; -- now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has hired out his horse, or his time.

Hireless (a.) Without hire.

Hireling (n.) One who is hired, or who serves for wages; esp., one whose motive and interest in serving another are wholly gainful; a mercenary.

Hireling (a.) Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary.

Hirer (n.) One who hires.

Hires (pron.) Alt. of Hirs

Hirs (pron.) Hers; theirs. See Here, pron.

Hirsute (a.) Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

Hirsute (a.) Rough and coarse; boorish.

Hirsute (a.) Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs.

Hirsute (a.) Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of certain birds.

Hirsuteness (n.) Hairiness.

Hirtellous (a.) Pubescent with minute and somewhat rigid hairs.

Hirudine (a.) Of or pertaining to the leeches.

Hirudinea (n. pl.) An order of Annelida, including the leeches; -- called also Hirudinei.

Hirudo (n.) A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech.

Hirundine (a.) Like or pertaining to the swallows.

Hirundo (n.) A genus of birds including the swallows and martins.

His (pron.) Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete.

His (pron.) The possessive of he; as, the book is his.

Hisingerite (n.) A soft black, iron ore, nearly earthy, a hydrous silicate of iron.

Hispanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.

Hispanicism (n.) A Spanish idiom or mode of speech.

Hispanicize (v. t.) To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words.

Hispid (a.) Rough with bristles or minute spines.

Hispid (a.) Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.

Hispidulous (a.) Minutely hispid.

Hissed (imp. & p. p.) of Hiss

Hissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hiss

Hiss (v. i.) To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.

Hiss (v. i.) To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.

Hiss (v. t.) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.

Hiss (v. t.) To utter with a hissing sound.

Hiss (n.) A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt.

Hiss (n.) Any sound resembling that above described

Hiss (n.) The noise made by a serpent.

Hiss (n.) The note of a goose when irritated.

Hiss (n.) The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.

Hissing (n.) The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.

Hissing (n.) The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision.

Hissingly (adv.) With a hissing sound.

Hist (interj.) Hush; be silent; -- a signal for silence.

Histiology (n.) Same as Histology.

Histogenesis (n.) The formation and development of organic tissues; histogeny; -- the opposite of histolysis.

Histogenesis (n.) Germ history of cells, and of the tissues composed of cells.

Histogenetic (a.) Tissue-producing; connected with the formation and development of the organic tissues.

Histogeny (n.) Same as Histogenesis.

Histographer (n.) One who describes organic tissues; an histologist.

Histographical (a.) Of or pertaining to histography.

Histography (n.) A description of, or treatise on, organic tissues.

Histohaematin (n.) One of a class of respiratory pigments, widely distributed in the animal kingdom, capable of ready oxidation and reduction.

Histoid (a.) Resembling the normal tissues; as, histoid tumors.

Histologic (a.) Alt. of Histological

Histological (a.) Pertaining to histology, or to the microscopic structure of the tissues of living organisms.

Histologist (n.) One versed in histology.

Histology (n.) That branch of biological science, which treats of the minute (microscopic) structure of animal and vegetable tissues; -- called also histiology.

Histolysis (n.) The decay and dissolution of the organic tissues and of the blood.

Histolytic (a.) Of or pertaining to histolysis, or the degeneration of tissues.

Histonomy (n.) The science which treats of the laws relating to organic tissues, their formation, development, functions, etc.

Histophyly (n.) The tribal history of cells, a division of morphophyly.

Historial (a.) Historical.

Historian (n.) A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.

Historian (n.) One versed or well informed in history.

Historic (a.) Alt. of Historical

Historical (a.) Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page.

Historically (adv.) In the manner of, or in accordance with, history.

Historicize (v. t.) To record or narrate in the manner of a history; to chronicle.

Historied (a.) Related in history.

Historier (n.) An historian.

Historiette (n.) Historical narration on a small scale; a brief recital; a story.

Histority (v. t.) To record in or as history.

Historiographer (n.) An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to write a history; also, a title bestowed by some governments upon historians of distinction.

Historiographership (n.) The office of an historiographer.

Historiography (n.) The art of employment of an historiographer.

Historiology (n.) A discourse on history.

Historionomer (n.) One versed in the phenomena of history and the laws controlling them.

Historize (v. t.) To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize.

Histories (pl. ) of History

History (n.) A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.

History (n.) A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.

History (v. t.) To narrate or record.

Histotomy (n.) The dissection of organic tissues.

Histozyme (n.) A soluble ferment occurring in the animal body, to the presence of which many normal decompositions and synthetical processes are supposed to be due.

Histrion (n.) A player.

Histrionic (a.) Alt. of Histrionical

Histrionical (a.) Of or relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a theatre; theatrical; -- sometimes in a bad sense.

Histrionicism (n.) The histronic art; stageplaying.

Histrionism (n.) Theatrical representation; acting; affectation.

Histrionize (v. t.) To act; to represent on the stage, or theatrically.

Hit (pron.) It.

Hit () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hide, contracted from hideth.

Hit (imp. & p. p.) of Hit

Hitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hit

Hit (v. t.) To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).

Hit (v. t.) To reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit.

Hit (v. t.) To guess; to light upon or discover.

Hit (v. t.) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point.

Hit (v. i.) To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on.

Hit (v. i.) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck.

Hit (n.) A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.

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