Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 39

Hogcote (n.) A shed for swine; a sty.

Hogfish (n.) A large West Indian and Florida food fish (Lachnolaemus).

Hogfish (n.) The pigfish or sailor's choice.

Hogfish (n.) An American fresh-water fish; the log perch.

Hogfish (n.) A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpaena scrofa).

Hogframe (n.) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also hogging frame, and hogback.

Hogged (a.) Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends. See Hog, v. i.

Hogger (n.) A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work.

Hoggerel (n.) A sheep of the second year. [Written also hogrel.] Ash.

Hoggerpipe (n.) The upper terminal pipe of a mining pump.

Hogger-pump (n.) The for pump in the pit.

Hoggery (n.) Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beastliness.

Hogget (n.) A young boar of the second year.

Hogget (n.) A sheep or colt alter it has passed its first year.

Hogging (n.) Drooping at the ends; arching;-in distinction from sagging.

Hoggish (a.) Swinish; gluttonous; filthy; selfish.

Hogh (n.) A hill; a cliff.

Hogherd (n.) A swineherd.

Hogmanay (n.) The old name, in Scotland, for the last day of the year, on which children go about singing, and receive a dole of bread or cakes; also, the entertainment given on that day to a visitor, or the gift given to an applicant.

Hognosesnake () A harmless North American snake of the genus Heterodon, esp. H. platyrhynos; -- called also puffing adder, blowing adder, and sand viper.

Hognut (n.) The pignut.

Hognut (n.) In England, the Bunium flexuosum, a tuberous plant.

Hogo (n.) High flavor; strong scent.

Hogpen (n.) A pen or sty for hogs.

Hogreeve (n.) A civil officer charged with the duty of impounding hogs running at large.

Hogringer (n.) One who puts rings into the snouts of hogs.

Hog's-back (n.) A hogback.

Hogscore (n.) A distance lime brawn across the rink or course between the middle line and the tee.

Hogshead (n.) An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52/ imperial gallons; a half pipe.

Hogshead (n.) A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.

Hogskin (n.) Leather tanned from a hog's skin. Also used adjectively.

Hogsties (pl. ) of Hogsty

Hogsty (n.) A pen, house, or inclosure, for hogs.

Hogwash (n.) Swill.

Hogweed (n.) A common weed (Ambrosia artemisiaege). See Ambrosia, 3.

Hogweed (n.) In England, the Heracleum Sphondylium.

Hoiden (n.) A rude, clownish youth.

Hoiden (n.) A rude, bold girl; a romp.

Hoiden (a.) Rustic; rude; bold.

Hoiden (v. i.) To romp rudely or indecently.

Hoidenhood (n.) State of being a hoiden.

Hoidenish (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a hoiden.

Hoise (v. t.) To hoist.

Hoisted (imp. & p. p.) of Hoist

Hoisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoist

Hoist (v. t.) To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

Hoist (n.) That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.

Hoist (n.) The act of hoisting; a lift.

Hoist (n.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.

Hoist (n.) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay.

Hoist (p. p.) Hoisted.

Hoistaway (n.) A mechanical lift. See Elevator.

Hoistway (n.) An opening for the hoist, or elevator, in the floor of a wareroom.

Hoit (v. i.) To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.

Hoity-toity (a.) Thoughtless; giddy; flighty; also, haughty; patronizing; as, to be in hoity-toity spirits, or to assume hoity-toity airs; used also as an exclamation, denoting surprise or disapprobation, with some degree of contempt.

Hokeday (n.) Same as Hockday.

Hoker (n.) Scorn; derision; abusive talk.

Hol (a.) Whole.

Holaspidean (a.) Having a single series of large scutes on the posterior side of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.

Holcad (n.) A large ship of burden, in ancient Greece.

Hold (n.) The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.

Held (imp. & p. p.) of Hold

Holding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hold

Holden () of Hold

Hold (v. t.) To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.

Hold (v. t.) To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.

Hold (v. t.) To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.

Hold (v. t.) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.

Hold (v. t.) To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.

Hold (v. t.) To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.

Hold (v. t.) To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.

Hold (v. t.) To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.

Hold (v. t.) To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.

Hold (v. t.) To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.

Hold (n. i.) In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:

Hold (n. i.) Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative.

Hold (n. i.) Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.

Hold (n. i.) Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.

Hold (n. i.) Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for.

Hold (n. i.) To restrain one's self; to refrain.

Hold (n. i.) To derive right or title; -- generally with of.

Hold (n.) The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.

Hold (n.) The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.

Hold (n.) Binding power and influence.

Hold (n.) Something that may be grasped; means of support.

Hold (n.) A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.

Hold (n.) A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold.

Hold (n.) A character [thus /] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona.

Holdback (n.) Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.

Holdback (n.) The projection or loop on the thill of a vehicle. to which a strap of the harness is attached, to hold back a carriage when going down hill, or in backing; also, the strap or part of the harness so used.

Holder (n.) One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.

Holder (n.) One who, or that which, holds.

Holder (n.) One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant.

Holder (n.) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it.

Holder-forth (n.) One who speaks in public; an haranguer; a preacher.

Holdfast (n.) Something used to secure and hold in place something else, as a long fiat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc.; hence, a support.

Holdfast (n.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is attached to its support, and differing from a root in that it is not specially absorbent of moisture.

Holding (n.) The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.

Holding (n.) A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.

Holding (n.) That which holds, binds, or influences.

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