Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 46

Hoppet (n.) An infant in arms.

Hopping (n.) The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing.

Hopping (n.) A gathering of hops.

Hoppled (imp. & p. p.) of Hopple

Hoppling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hopple

Hopple (v. t.) To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse.

Hopple (v. t.) Fig.: To entangle; to hamper.

Hopple (n.) A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Hopplebush (n.) Same as Hobblebush.

Hoppo (n.) A collector of customs, as at Canton; an overseer of commerce.

Hoppo (n.) A tribunal or commission having charge of the revenue derived from trade and navigation.

Hopscotch (n.) A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; -- called also hoppers.

Hop-thumb (n.) See Hop-o'-my-thumb.

Hopyard (n.) A field where hops are raised.

Horal (a.) Of or pertaining to an hour, or to hours.

Horaly (adv.) Hourly.

Horary (a.) Of or pertaining to an hour; noting the hours.

Horary (a.) Occurring once an hour; continuing an hour; hourly; ephemeral.

Horatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Horace, the Latin poet, or resembling his style.

Horde (n.) A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.

Hordeic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, barley; as, hordeic acid, an acid identical or isomeric with lauric acid.

Hordein (n.) A peculiar starchy matter contained in barley. It is complex mixture.

Hordeolum (n.) A small tumor upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley; a sty.

Hordock (n.) An unidentified plant mentioned by Shakespeare, perhaps equivalent to burdock.

Hore (a.) Hoar.

Horehound (n.) A plant of the genus Marrubium (M. vulgare), which has a bitter taste, and is a weak tonic, used as a household remedy for colds, coughing, etc.

Horizon (n.) The circle which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of the earth and sky.

Horizon (n.) A plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place; a plane tangent to the earth's surface at that place; called distinctively the sensible horizon.

Horizon (n.) A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational / celestial horizon.

Horizon (n.) The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.

Horizon (n.) The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.

Horizon (n.) The chief horizontal line in a picture of any sort, which determines in the picture the height of the eye of the spectator; in an extended landscape, the representation of the natural horizon corresponds with this line.

Horizontal (a.) Pertaining to, or near, the horizon.

Horizontal (a.) Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as, a horizontalline or surface.

Horizontal (a.) Measured or contained in a plane of the horizon; as, horizontal distance.

Horizontality (n.) The state or quality of being horizontal.

Horizontally (adv.) In a horizontal direction or position; on a level; as, moving horizontally.

Hormogonium (n.) A chain of small cells in certain algae, by which the plant is propogated.

Horn (n.) A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.

Horn (n.) The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.

Horn (n.) Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form; esp.: (a) A projection from the beak of a bird, as in the hornbill. (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of a bird, as in the horned owl. (c) A hornlike projection from the head or thorax of an insect, or the head of a reptile, or fish. (d) A sharp spine in front of the fins of a fish, as in the horned pout.

Horn (n.) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).

Horn (n.) Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn

Horn (n.) A wind instrument of music; originally, one made of a horn (of an ox or a ram); now applied to various elaborately wrought instruments of brass or other metal, resembling a horn in shape.

Horn (n.) A drinking cup, or beaker, as having been originally made of the horns of cattle.

Horn (n.) The cornucopia, or horn of plenty.

Horn (n.) A vessel made of a horn; esp., one designed for containing powder; anciently, a small vessel for carrying liquids.

Horn (n.) The pointed beak of an anvil.

Horn (n.) The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.

Horn (n.) The Ionic volute.

Horn (n.) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.

Horn (n.) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.

Horn (n.) One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.

Horn (n.) One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.

Horn (n.) The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.

Horn (n.) The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.

Horn (n.) A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.

Horn (n.) An emblem of a cuckold; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Horn (v. t.) To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.

Horn (v. t.) To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.

Hornbeak (n.) A fish. See Hornfish.

Hornbeam (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus (C. Americana), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States, and is also called ironwood. The English hornbeam is C. Betulus. The American is called also blue beech and water beech.

Hornbill (n.) Any bird of the family Bucerotidae, of which about sixty species are known, belonging to numerous genera. They inhabit the tropical parts of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, and are remarkable for having a more or less horn-like protuberance, which is usually large and hollow and is situated on the upper side of the beak. The size of the hornbill varies from that of a pigeon to that of a raven, or even larger. They feed chiefly upon fruit, but some species eat dead animals.

Hornblende (n.) The common black, or dark green or brown, variety of amphibole. (See Amphibole.) It belongs to the aluminous division of the species, and is also characterized by its containing considerable iron. Also used as a general term to include the whole species.

Hornblendic (a.) Composed largely of hornblende; resembling or relating to hornblende.

Hornblower (n.) One who, or that which, blows a horn.

Hornbook (n.) The first book for children, or that from which in former times they learned their letters and rudiments; -- so called because a sheet of horn covered the small, thin board of oak, or the slip of paper, on which the alphabet, digits, and often the Lord's Prayer, were written or printed; a primer.

Hornbook (n.) A book containing the rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge; a manual; a handbook.

Hornbug (n.) A large nocturnal beetle of the genus Lucanus (as L. capreolus, and L. dama), having long, curved upper jaws, resembling a sickle. The grubs are found in the trunks of old trees.

Horned (a.) Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn.

Hornedness (n.) The condition of being horned.

Hornel (n.) The European sand eel.

Horner (n.) One who works or deal in horn or horns.

Horner (n.) One who winds or blows the horn.

Horner (n.) One who horns or cuckolds.

Horner (n.) The British sand lance or sand eel (Ammodytes lanceolatus).

Hornet (n.) A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown and yellow color. It is very pugnacious, and its sting is very severe. Its nest is constructed of a paperlike material, and the layers of comb are hung together by columns. The American white-faced hornet (V. maculata) is larger and has similar habits.

Hornfish (n.) The garfish or sea needle.

Hornfoot (a.) Having hoofs; hoofed.

Hornify (v. t.) To horn; to cuckold.

Horning (n.) Appearance of the moon when increasing, or in the form of a crescent.

Hornish (a.) Somewhat like horn; hard.

Hornito (n.) A low, oven-shaped mound, common in volcanic regions, and emitting smoke and vapors from its sides and summit.

Hornless (a.) Having no horn.

Horn-mad (a.) Quite mad; -- raving crazy.

Hornotine (n.) A yearling; a bird of the year.

Hornowl (n.) See Horned Owl.

Hornpike (n.) The garfish.

Hornpipe (n.) An instrument of music formerly popular in Wales, consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals. It was so called because the bell at the open end was sometimes made of horn.

Hornpipe (n.) A lively tune played on a hornpipe, for dancing; a tune adapted for such playing.

Hornpout (n.) See Horned pout, under Horned.

Hornsnake (n.) A harmless snake (Farancia abacura), found in the Southern United States. The color is bluish black above, red below.

Hornstone (n.) A siliceous stone, a variety of quartz, closely resembling flint, but more brittle; -- called also chert.

Horntail (n.) Any one of family (Uroceridae) of large hymenopterous insects, allied to the sawflies. The larvae bore in the wood of trees. So called from the long, stout ovipositors of the females.

Hornwork (n.) An outwork composed of two demibastions joined by a curtain. It is connected with the works in rear by long wings.

Hornwort (n.) An aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum), with finely divided leaves.

Hornwrack (n.) A bryozoan of the genus Flustra.

Horny (superl.) Having horns or hornlike projections.

Horny (superl.) Composed or made of horn, or of a substance resembling horn; of the nature of horn.

Horny (superl.) Hard; callous.

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