Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 41

Holotricha (n. pl.) A group of ciliated Infusoria, having cilia all over the body.

Holour (n.) A whoremonger.

Holp () Alt. of Holpen

Holpen () imp. & p. p. of Help.

Holsom (a.) Wholesome.

Holster (n.) A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle.

Holstered (a.) Bearing holsters.

Holt () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contr. from holdeth.

Holt (n.) A piece of woodland; especially, a woody hill.

Holt (n.) A deep hole in a river where there is protection for fish; also, a cover, a hole, or hiding place.

Holwe (a.) Hollow.

Holy (superl.) Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use; holy vessels; a holy priesthood.

Holy (superl.) Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God.

Holy cross () The cross as the symbol of Christ's crucifixion.

Holyday (n.) A religious festival.

Holyday (n.) A secular festival; a holiday.

Holystone (n.) A stone used by seamen for scrubbing the decks of ships.

Holystone (v. t.) To scrub with a holystone, as the deck of a vessel.

Homacanth (a.) Having the dorsal fin spines symmetrical, and in the same line; -- said of certain fishes.

Homage (n.) A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign.

Homage (n.) Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance.

Homage (n.) Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection.

Homaged (imp. & p. p.) of Homage

Homaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Homage

Homage (v. t.) To pay reverence to by external action.

Homage (v. t.) To cause to pay homage.

Homageable (a.) Subject to homage.

Homager (n.) One who does homage, or holds land of another by homage; a vassal.

Homalographic (a.) Same as Homolographic.

Homaloid (a.) Alt. of Homaloidal

Homaloidal (a.) Flat; even; -- a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms, and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight lines are assumed to hold true.

Homarus (n.) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including the common lobsters.

Homatropine (n.) An alkaloid, prepared from atropine, and from other sources. It is chemically related to atropine, and is used for the same purpose.

Homaxonial (a.) Relating to that kind of homology or symmetry, the mathematical conception of organic form, in which all axes are equal. See under Promorphology.

Home (n.) See Homelyn.

Home (n.) One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives; esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.

Home (n.) One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.

Home (n.) The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.

Home (n.) The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat; as, the home of the pine.

Home (n.) A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.

Home (n.) The home base; he started for home.

Home (a.) Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

Home (a.) Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

Home (adv.) To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.

Home (adv.) Close; closely.

Home (adv.) To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length; as, to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home.

Homeborn (a.) Native; indigenous; not foreign.

Homeborn (a.) Of or pertaining to the home or family.

Home-bound (a.) Kept at home.

Home-bred (a.) Bred at home; domestic; not foreign.

Home-bred (a.) Not polished; rude; uncultivated.

Home-coming (n.) Return home.

Home-driven (a.) Driven to the end, as a nail; driven close.

Home-dwelling (a.) Keeping at home.

Home-felt (a.) Felt in one's own breast; inward; private.

Homefield (n.) A field adjacent to its owner's home.

Home-keeping (a.) Staying at home; not gadding.

Home-keeping (n.) A staying at home.

Homeless (a.) Destitute of a home.

Homelike (a.) Like a home; comfortable; cheerful; cozy; friendly.

Homelily (adv.) Plainly; inelegantly.

Homeliness (n.) Domesticity; care of home.

Homeliness (n.) Familiarity; intimacy.

Homeliness (n.) Plainness; want of elegance or beauty.

Homeliness (n.) Coarseness; simplicity; want of refinement; as, the homeliness of manners, or language.

Homeling (n.) A person or thing belonging to a home or to a particular country; a native; as, a word which is a homeling.

Homely (n.) Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.

Homely (n.) Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.

Homely (n.) Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome.

Homely (adv.) Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed.

Homelyn (n.) The European sand ray (Raia maculata); -- called also home, mirror ray, and rough ray.

Homemade (a.) Made at home; of domestic manufacture; made either in a private family or in one's own country.

Homeopath (n.) A practitioner of homeopathy.

Homeopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to homeopathy; according to the principles of homeopathy.

Homeopathically (adv.) According to the practice of homeopathy.

Homeopathist (n.) A believer in, or practitioner of, homeopathy.

Homeopathy (n.) The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to allopathy, or heteropathy.

Homer (n.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.

Homer (n.) See Hoemother.

Homer (n.) A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.

Homeric (a.) Of or pertaining to Homer, the most famous of Greek poets; resembling the poetry of Homer.

Homesick (a.) Pining for home; in a nostalgic condition.

Home-speaking (n.) Direct, forcible, and effective speaking.

Homespun (a.) Spun or wrought at home; of domestic manufacture; coarse; plain.

Homespun (a.) Plain in manner or style; not elegant; rude; coarse.

Homespun (n.) Cloth made at home; as, he was dressed in homespun.

Homespun (n.) An unpolished, rustic person.

Homestall (n.) Place of a home; homestead.

Homestead (n.) The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it.

Homestead (n.) The home or seat of a family; place of origin.

Homestead (n.) The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.

Homesteader (n.) One who has entered upon a portion of the public land with the purpose of acquiring ownership of it under provisions of the homestead law, so called; one who has acquired a homestead in this manner.

Homeward (a.) Being in the direction of home; as, the homeward way.

Homeward (adv.) Alt. of Homewards

Homewards (adv.) Toward home; in the direction of one's house, town, or country.

Homicidal (a.) Pertaining to homicide; tending to homicide; murderous.

Homicide (v. t.) The killing of one human being by another.

Homicide (v. t.) One who kills another; a manslayer.

Homiform (a.) In human form.

Homilete (n.) A homilist.

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