Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 45

Hook (v. t.) To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.

Hook (v. t.) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.

Hook (v. t.) To steal.

Hook (v. i.) To bend; to curve as a hook.

Hookah (n.) A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water.

Hook-billed (a.) Having a strongly curved bill.

Hooked (a.) Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird.

Hooked (a.) Provided with a hook or hooks.

Hookedness (n.) The state of being bent like a hook; incurvation.

Hooker (n.) One who, or that which, hooks.

Hooker (n.) A Dutch vessel with two masts.

Hooker (n.) A fishing boat with one mast, used on the coast of Ireland.

Hooker (n.) A sailor's contemptuous term for any antiquated craft.

Hooke's gearing () Spur gearing having teeth slanting across the face of the wheel, sometimes slanting in opposite directions from the middle.

Hooke's joint () A universal joint. See under Universal.

Hookey (n.) See Hockey.

Hooklet (n.) A little hook.

Hook-nosed (a.) Having a hooked or aquiline nose.

Hooky (a.) Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.

Hool (a.) Whole.

Hoolock (n.) A small black gibbon (Hylobates hoolock), found in the mountains of Assam.

Hoom (n.) Home.

Hoonoomaun (n.) An Indian monkey. See Entellus.

Hoop (n.) A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc.

Hoop (n.) A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese.

Hoop (n.) A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; crinoline; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Hoop (n.) A quart pot; -- so called because originally bound with hoops, like a barrel. Also, a portion of the contents measured by the distance between the hoops.

Hoop (n.) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.

Hooped (imp. & p. p.) of Hoop

Hooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoop

Hoop (v. t.) To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.

Hoop (v. t.) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.

Hoop (v. i.) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.

Hoop (v. i.) To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.

Hoop (v. t.) To drive or follow with a shout.

Hoop (v. t.) To call by a shout or peculiar cry.

Hoop (n.) A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.

Hoop (n.) The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.

Hooper (n.) One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper.

Hooper (n.) The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); -- called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk.

Hoopoe (n.) Alt. of Hoopoo

Hoopoo (n.) A European bird of the genus Upupa (U. epops), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure. Called also hoop, whoop. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.

Hoosier (n.) A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana.

Hooted (imp. & p. p.) of Hoot

Hooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoot

Hoot (v. i.) To cry out or shout in contempt.

Hoot (v. i.) To make the peculiar cry of an owl.

Hoot (v. t.) To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.

Hoot (n.) A derisive cry or shout.

Hoot (n.) The cry of an owl.

Hoove (n.) A disease in cattle consisting in inflammation of the stomach by gas, ordinarily caused by eating too much green food; tympany; bloating.

Hooven (a.) Alt. of Hoven

Hoven (a.) Affected with hoove; as, hooven, or hoven, cattle.

Hopped (imp. & p. p.) of Hop

Hopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hop

Hop (v. i.) To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.

Hop (v. i.) To walk lame; to limp; to halt.

Hop (v. i.) To dance.

Hop (n.) A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.

Hop (n.) A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball.

Hop (n.) A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).

Hop (n.) The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.

Hop (n.) The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.

Hop (v. t.) To impregnate with hops.

Hop (v. i.) To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]

Hopbine (n.) Alt. of Hopbind

Hopbind (n.) The climbing stem of the hop.

Hope (n.) A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

Hope (n.) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

Hope (n.) A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.

Hope (n.) One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.

Hope (n.) That which is hoped for; an object of hope.

Hoped (imp. & p. p.) of Hope

Hoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hope

Hope (v. i.) To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for.

Hope (v. i.) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.

Hope (v. t.) To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.

Hope (v. t.) To expect; to fear.

Hopeful (a.) Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.

Hopeful (a.) Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect.

Hopeite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of zinc in transparent prismatic crystals.

Hopeless (a.) Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.

Hopeless (a.) Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.

Hopeless (a.) Unhoped for; despaired of.

Hoper (n.) One who hopes.

Hopingly (adv.) In a hopeful manner.

Hoplite (n.) A heavy-armed infantry soldier.

Hop-o'-my-thumb (n.) Alt. of Hop-thumb

Hop-thumb (n.) A very diminutive person.

Hopped (p. a.) Impregnated with hops.

Hopper (n.) One who, or that which, hops.

Hopper (n.) A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.

Hopper (n.) See Grasshopper, 2.

Hopper (n.) A game. See Hopscotch.

Hopper (n.) See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree.

Hopper (n.) The larva of a cheese fly.

Hopper (n.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; -- called also dumping scow.

Hopperings (n.) Gravel retaining in the hopper of a cradle.

Hoppestere (a.) An unexplained epithet used by Chaucer in reference to ships. By some it is defined as "dancing (on the wave)"; by others as "opposing," "warlike."

Hoppet (n.) A hand basket; also, a dish used by miners for measuring ore.

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