Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 37

Hit (n.) A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit.

Hit (n.) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.

Hit (n.) A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.

Hit (n.) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.

Hit. (adj.) having become very popular or acclaimed; -- said of entertainment performances; as, a hit record, a hit movie.

Hitch (v. t.) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

Hitch (v. t.) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.

Hitch (v. t.) To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.

Hitched (imp. & p. p.) of Hitch

Hitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hitch

Hitch (v. t.) To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.

Hitch (v. t.) To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.

Hitch (n.) A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.

Hitch (n.) The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.

Hitch (n.) A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.

Hitch (n.) A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.

Hitch (n.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.

Hitch (n.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.

Hitchel (n. & v. t.) See Hatchel.

Hithe (n.) A port or small haven; -- used in composition; as, Lambhithe, now Lambeth.

Hither (adv.) To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.

Hither (adv.) To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.

Hither (a.) Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill.

Hither (a.) Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.

Hithermost (a.) Nearest on this side.

Hitherto (adv.) To this place; to a prescribed limit.

Hitherto (adv.) Up to this time; as yet; until now.

Hitherward (adv.) Toward this place; hither.

Hitter (n.) One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter.

Hive (n.) A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.

Hive (n.) The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

Hive (n.) A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

Hived (imp. & p. p.) of Hive

Hiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hive

Hive (v. t.) To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.

Hive (v. t.) To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.

Hive (v. i.) To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

Hiveless (a.) Destitute of a hive.

Hiver (n.) One who collects bees into a hive.

Hives (n.) The croup.

Hives (n.) An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis), allied to the chicken pox.

Hizz (v. i.) To hiss.

Ho (pron.) Who.

Ho (interj.) Alt. of Hoa

Hoa (interj.) A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

Ho (interj.) Alt. of Hoa

Hoa (interj.) Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach.

Hoa (interj.) Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything.

Hoar (a.) White, or grayish white; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs.

Hoar (a.) Gray or white with age; hoary.

Hoar (a.) Musty; moldy; stale.

Hoar (n.) Hoariness; antiquity.

Hoar (v. t.) To become moldy or musty.

Hoard (n.) See Hoarding, 2.

Hoard (n.) A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money.

Hoarded (imp. & p. p.) of Hoard

Hoarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoard

Hoard (v. t.) To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain.

Hoard (v. i.) To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.

Hoarder (n.) One who hoards.

Hoarding (n.) A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.

Hoarding (n.) A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something.

Hoared (a.) Moldy; musty.

Hoarfrost (n.) The white particles formed by the congelation of dew; white frost.

Hoarhound (n.) Same as Horehound.

Hoariness (n.) The state of being hoary.

Hoarse (superl.) Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven.

Hoarse (superl.) Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.

Hoarsely (adv.) With a harsh, grating sound or voice.

Hoarsened (imp. & p. p.) of Hoarsen

Hoarsening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoarsen

Hoarsen (v. t.) To make hoarse.

Hoarseness (n.) Harshness or roughness of voice or sound, due to mucus collected on the vocal cords, or to swelling or looseness of the cords.

Hoarstone (n.) A stone designating the /ounds of an estate; a landmark.

Hoary (a.) White or whitish.

Hoary (a.) White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.

Hoary (a.) remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.

Hoary (a.) Moldy; mossy; musty.

Hoary (a.) Of a pale silvery gray.

Hoary (a.) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.

Hoatzin (n.) Same as Hoazin.

Hoax (n.) A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke.

Hoaxed (imp. & p. p.) of Hoax

Hoaxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoax

Hoax (v. t.) To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively.

Hoaxer (n.) One who hoaxes.

Hoazin (n.) A remarkable South American bird (Opisthocomus cristatus); the crested touraco. By some zoologists it is made the type of a distinct order (Opisthocomi).

Hob (n.) The hub of a wheel. See Hub.

Hob (n.) The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.

Hob (n.) A threaded and fluted hardened steel cutter, resembling a tap, used in a lathe for forming the teeth of screw chasers, worm wheels, etc.

Hob (n.) A fairy; a sprite; an elf.

Hob (n.) A countryman; a rustic; a clown.

Hobanob (v. i.) Alt. of Hobandnob

Hobandnob (v. i.) Same as Hobnob.

Hobbism (n.) The philosophical system of Thomas Hobbes, an English materialist (1588-1679); esp., his political theory that the most perfect form of civil government is an absolute monarchy with despotic control over everything relating to law, morals, and religion.

Hobbist (n.) One who accepts the doctrines of Thomas Hobbes.

Hobbled (imp. & p. p.) of Hobble

Hobbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hobble

Hobble (n. i.) To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.

Hobble (n. i.) To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in writing.

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