Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 42

Homiletic (a.) Alt. of Homiletical

Homiletical (a.) Of or pertaining to familiar intercourse; social; affable; conversable; companionable.

Homiletical (a.) Of or pertaining to homiletics; hortatory.

Homiletics (n.) The art of preaching; that branch of theology which treats of homilies or sermons, and the best method of preparing and delivering them.

Homilist (n.) One who prepares homilies; one who preaches to a congregation.

Homilite (n.) A borosilicate of iron and lime, near datolite in form and composition.

Homilies (pl. ) of Homily

Homily (n.) A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a serious discourse.

Homily (n.) A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life.

Homing (a.) Home-returning; -- used specifically of carrier pigeons.

Hominy (n.) Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.

Homish (a.) Like a home or a home circle.

Hommock (n.) A small eminence of a conical form, of land or of ice; a knoll; a hillock. See Hummock.

Hommocky (a.) Filled with hommocks; piled in the form of hommocks; -- said of ice.

Homo- () A combining form from Gr. "omo`s, one and the same, common, joint.

Homocategoric (a.) Belonging to the same category of individuality; -- a morphological term applied to organisms so related.

Homocentric (a.) Having the same center.

Homocercal (a.) Having the tail nearly or quite symmetrical, the vertebral column terminating near its base; -- opposed to heterocercal.

Homocercy (n.) The possession of a homocercal tail.

Homocerebrin (n.) A body similar to, or identical with, cerebrin.

Homochromous (a.) Having all the florets in the same flower head of the same color.

Homodemic (a.) A morphological term signifying development, in the case of multicellular organisms, from the same unit deme or unit of the inferior orders of individuality.

Homodermic (a.) Relating to homodermy; originating from the same germ layer.

Homodermy (n.) Homology of the germinal layers.

Homodont (a.) Having all the teeth similar in front, as in the porpoises; -- opposed to heterodont.

Homodromal (a.) Alt. of Homodromous

Homodromous (a.) Running in the same direction; -- said of stems twining round a support, or of the spiral succession of leaves on stems and their branches.

Homodromous (a.) Moving in the same direction; -- said of a lever or pulley in which the resistance and the actuating force are both on the same side of the fulcrum or axis.

Homodynamic (a.) Homodynamous.

Homodynamous (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, homodynamy; as, successive or homodynamous parts in plants and animals.

Homodynamy (n.) The homology of metameres. See Metamere.

Homoeomeria (n.) The state or quality of being homogeneous in elements or first principles; likeness or identity of parts.

Homoeomeric (a.) Alt. of Homoeomerical

Homoeomerical (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, sameness of parts; receiving or advocating the doctrine of homogeneity of elements or first principles.

Homoeomerous (a.) Having the main artery of the leg parallel with the sciatic nerve; -- said of certain birds.

Homoeomery (n.) Same as Homoeomeria.

Homoeomorphism (n.) A near similarity of crystalline forms between unlike chemical compounds. See Isomorphism.

Homoeomorphous (a.) Manifesting homoeomorphism.

Homoeopathic (n.) Alt. of Homoeopathy

Homoeopathist (n.) Alt. of Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy (n.) Same as Homeopathic, Homeopathist, Homeopathy.

Homoeothermal (a.) See Homoiothermal.

Homoeozoic (a.) Pertaining to, or including, similar forms or kinds of life; as, homoeozoic belts on the earth's surface.

Homogamous (a.) Having all the flowers alike; -- said of such composite plants as Eupatorium, and the thistels.

Homogamy (n.) The condition of being homogamous.

Homogangliate (a.) Having the ganglia of the nervous system symmetrically arranged, as in certain invertebrates; -- opposed to heterogangliate.

Homogene (a.) Homogeneous.

Homogeneal (a.) Homogeneous.

Homogenealness (n.) Homogeneousness.

Homogeneity (n.) Same as Homogeneousness.

Homogeneous (a.) Of the same kind of nature; consisting of similar parts, or of elements of the like nature; -- opposed to heterogeneous; as, homogeneous particles, elements, or principles; homogeneous bodies.

Homogeneous (a.) Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial.

Homogeneousness (n.) Sameness 9kind or nature; uniformity of structure or material.

Homogenesis (n.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations are alike, the offspring, either animal or plant, running through the same cycle of existence as the parent; gamogenesis; -- opposed to heterogenesis.

Homogenetic (a.) Homogenous; -- applied to that class of homologies which arise from similarity of structure, and which are taken as evidences of common ancestry.

Homogenous (a.) Having a resemblance in structure, due to descent from a common progenitor with subsequent modification; homogenetic; -- applied both to animals and plants. See Homoplastic.

Homogeny (n.) Joint nature.

Homogeny (n.) The correspondence of common descent; -- a term used to supersede homology by Lankester, who also used homoplasy to denote any superinduced correspondence of position and structure in parts embryonically distinct (other writers using the term homoplasmy). Thus, there is homogeny between the fore limb of a mammal and the wing of a bird; but the right and left ventricles of the heart in both are only in homoplasy with each other, these having arisen independently since the divergence of both groups from a univentricular ancestor.

Homogonous (a.) Having all the flowers of a plant alike in respect to the stamens and pistils.

Homogony (n.) The condition of having homogonous flowers.

Homograph (n.) One of two or more words identical in orthography, but having different derivations and meanings; as, fair, n., a market, and fair, a., beautiful.

Homographic (a.) Employing a single and separate character to represent each sound; -- said of certain methods of spelling words.

Homographic (a.) Possessing the property of homography.

Homography (n.) That method of spelling in which every sound is represented by a single character, which indicates that sound and no other.

Homography (n.) A relation between two figures, such that to any point of the one corresponds one and but one point in the other, and vise versa. Thus, a tangent line rolling on a circle cuts two fixed tangents of the circle in two sets of points that are homographic.

Homoioptoton (n.) A figure in which the several parts of a sentence end with the same case, or inflection generally.

Homoiothermal (a.) Maintaining a uniform temperature; haematothermal; homothermic; -- applied to warm-bodied animals, because they maintain a nearly uniform temperature in spite of the great variations in the surrounding air; in distinct from the cold-blooded (poikilothermal) animals, whose body temperature follows the variations in temperature of the surrounding medium.

Homoiousian (n.) One of the semi-Arians of the 4th century, who held that the Son was of like, but not the same, essence or substance with the Father; -- opposed to homoousian.

Homoiousian (a.) Of or pertaining to Homoiousians, or their belief.

Homologated (imp. & p. p.) of Homologate

Homologating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Homologate

Homologate (v. t.) To approve; to allow; to confirm; as, the court homologates a proceeding.

Homologation (n.) Confirmation or ratification (as of something otherwise null and void), by a court or a grantor.

Homological (a.) Pertaining to homology; having a structural affinity proceeding from, or base upon, that kind of relation termed homology.

Homologinic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, homology; as, homologinic qualities, or differences.

Homologize (v. t.) To determine the homologies or structural relations of.

Homologon (n.) See Homologue.

Homologoumena (n. pl.) Those books of the New Testament which were acknowledged as canonical by the early church; -- distinguished from antilegomena.

Homologous (a.) Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure.

Homologous (a.) Corresponding in relative position and proportion.

Homologous (a.) Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.

Homologous (a.) Characterized by homology; belonging to the same type or series; corresponding in composition and properties. See Homology, 3.

Homologous (a.) Being of the same typical structure; having like relations to a fundamental type to structure; as, those bones in the hand of man and the fore foot of a horse are homologous that correspond in their structural relations, that is, in their relations to the type structure of the fore limb in vertebrates.

Homolographic (a.) Preserving the mutual relations of parts, especially as to size and form; maintaining relative proportion.

Homologue (n.) That which is homologous to something else; as, the corresponding sides, etc., of similar polygons are the homologues of each other; the members or terms of an homologous series in chemistry are the homologues of each other; one of the bones in the hand of man is the homologue of that in the paddle of a whale.

Homology (n.) The quality of being homologous; correspondence; relation; as, the homologyof similar polygons.

Homology (n.) Correspondence or relation in type of structure in contradistinction to similarity of function; as, the relation in structure between the leg and arm of a man; or that between the arm of a man, the fore leg of a horse, the wing of a bird, and the fin of a fish, all these organs being modifications of one type of structure.

Homology (n.) The correspondence or resemblance of substances belonging to the same type or series; a similarity of composition varying by a small, regular difference, and usually attended by a regular variation in physical properties; as, there is an homology between methane, CH4, ethane, C2H6, propane, C3H8, etc., all members of the paraffin series. In an extended sense, the term is applied to the relation between chemical elements of the same group; as, chlorine, bromine, and iodine are said to be in homology with each other. Cf. Heterology.

Homomallous (a.) Uniformly bending or curving to one side; -- said of leaves which grow on several sides of a stem.

Homomorphic (a.) Alt. of Homomorphous

Homomorphous (a.) Characterized by homomorphism.

Homomorphism (n.) Same as Homomorphy.

Homomorphism (n.) The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; -- opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism.

Homomorphism (n.) The possession of but one kind of larvae or young, as in most insects.

Homomorphy (n.) Similarity of form; resemblance in external characters, while widely different in fundamental structure; resemblance in geometric ground form. See Homophyly, Promorphology.

Homonomous (a.) Of or pertaining to homonomy.

Homonomy (n.) The homology of parts arranged on transverse axes.

Homonym (n.) A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning; as the noun bear and the verb bear.

Homonymous (a.) Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to heteronymous.

Homonymous (a.) Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous.

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