Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 4

Hailse (v. t.) To greet; to salute.

Hailshot (n. pl.) Small shot which scatter like hailstones.

Hailstone (n.) A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail.

Hailstorm (n.) A storm accompanied with hail; a shower of hail.

Haily (a.) Of hail.

Han (v. t.) To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.

Hain't () A contraction of have not or has not; as, I hain't, he hain't, we hain't.

Hair (n.) The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.

Hair (n.) One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in invertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.

Hair (n.) Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.

Hair (n.) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.

Hair (n.) An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).

Hair (n.) A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.

Hair (n.) A haircloth.

Hair (n.) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.

Hairbell (n.) See Harebell.

Hairbird (n.) The chipping sparrow.

Hairbrained (a.) See Harebrained.

Hairbreadth () Alt. of Hair'sbreadth

Hair'sbreadth () The diameter or breadth of a hair; a very small distance; sometimes, definitely, the forty-eighth part of an inch.

Hairbreadth (a.) Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape.

Hair-brown (a.) Of a clear tint of brown, resembling brown human hair. It is composed of equal proportions of red and green.

Hairbrush (n.) A brush for cleansing and smoothing the hair.

Haircloth (n.) Stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair.

Hairdresser (n.) One who dresses or cuts hair; a barber.

Haired (a.) Having hair.

Haired (a.) In composition: Having (such) hair; as, red-haired.

Hairen (a.) Hairy.

Hair grass () A grass with very slender leaves or branches; as the Agrostis scabra, and several species of Aira or Deschampsia.

Hairiness (n.) The state of abounding, or being covered, with hair.

Hairless (a.) Destitute of hair.

Hairpin (n.) A pin, usually forked, or of bent wire, for fastening the hair in place, -- used by women.

Hair-salt (n.) A variety of native Epsom salt occurring in silky fibers.

Hairsplitter (n.) One who makes excessively nice or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles.

Hairsplitting (a.) Making excessively nice or trivial distinctions in reasoning; subtle.

Hairsplitting (n.) The act or practice of making trivial distinctions.

Hairspring (n.) The slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the balance in a timepiece.

Hairstreak (n.) A butterfly of the genus Thecla; as, the green hairstreak (T. rubi).

Hairtail (n.) Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., T. lepterus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish.

Hairworm () A nematoid worm of the genus Gordius, resembling a hair. See Gordius.

Hairy (a.) Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; hirsute.

Haitian (a. & n.) See Haytian.

Haye (n.) The Egyptian asp or cobra (Naja haje.) It is related to the cobra of India, and like the latter has the power of inflating its neck into a hood. Its bite is very venomous. It is supposed to be the snake by means of whose bite Cleopatra committed suicide, and hence is sometimes called Cleopatra's snake or asp. See Asp.

Hake (n.) A drying shed, as for unburned tile.

Hake (n.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera Phycis, Merlucius, and allies. The common European hake is M. vulgaris; the American silver hake or whiting is M. bilinearis. Two American species (Phycis chuss and P. tenius) are important food fishes, and are also valued for their oil and sounds. Called also squirrel hake, and codling.

Hake (v. t.) To loiter; to sneak.

Hake's-dame (n.) See Forkbeard.

Haketon (n.) Same as Acton.

Hakim (n.) A wise man; a physician, esp. a Mohammedan.

Hakim (n.) A Mohammedan title for a ruler; a judge.

Halachoth (pl. ) of Halacha

Halacha (n.) The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.

Halation (n.) An appearance as of a halo of light, surrounding the edges of dark objects in a photographic picture.

Halberd (n.) An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form.

Halberdier (n.) One who is armed with a halberd.

Halberd-shaped (a.) Hastate.

Halcyon (n.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia.

Halcyon (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice.

Halcyon (a.) Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy.

Halcyonian (a.) Halcyon; calm.

Halcyonold (a. & n.) See Alcyonoid.

Hale (a.) Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.

Hale (n.) Welfare.

Haled (imp. & p. p.) of Hale

Haling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hale

Hale (v. t.) To pull; to drag; to haul.

Halesia (n.) A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels.

Half (a.) Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

Half (a.) Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.

Half (adv.) In an equal part or degree; in some pa/ appro/mating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.

Halves (pl. ) of Half

Half (a.) Part; side; behalf.

Half (a.) One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.

Half (v. t.) To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.

Half-and-half (n.) A mixture of two malt liquors, esp. porter and ale, in about equal parts.

Halfbeak (n.) Any slender, marine fish of the genus Hemirhamphus, having the upper jaw much shorter than the lower; -- called also balahoo.

Half blood () The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both; as, a brother or sister of the half blood. See Blood, n., 2 and 4.

Half blood (n.) A person so related to another.

Half blood (n.) A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.

Half-blooded (a.) Proceeding from a male and female of different breeds or races; having only one parent of good stock; as, a half-blooded sheep.

Half-blooded (a.) Degenerate; mean.

Half-boot (n.) A boot with a short top covering only the ankle. See Cocker, and Congress boot, under Congress.

Half-bound (n.) Having only the back and corners in leather, as a book.

Half-bred (a.) Half-blooded.

Half-bred (a.) Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good-breeding; not well trained.

Half-breed (a.) Half-blooded.

Half-breed (n.) A person who is blooded; the offspring of parents of different races, especially of the American Indian and the white race.

Half-brother (n.) A brother by one parent, but not by both.

Half-caste (n.) One born of a European parent on the one side, and of a Hindoo or Mohammedan on the other. Also adjective; as, half-caste parents.

Half-clammed (a.) Half-filled.

Halfcocked (imp. & p. p.) of Halfcock

Halfcocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halfcock

Halfcock (v. t.) To set the cock of (a firearm) at the first notch.

Half-cracked (a.) Half-demented; half-witted.

Half-deck (n.) A shell of the genus Crepidula; a boat shell. See Boat shell.

Half-deck (n.) See Half deck, under Deck.

Half-decked (a.) Partially decked.

Halfen (a.) Wanting half its due qualities.

Halfendeal (adv.) Half; by the part.

Halfendeal (n.) A half part.

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