Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 48

Horseman (n.) A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of horses; a mounted man.

Horseman (n.) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.

Horseman (n.) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly.

Horseman (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the light-horseman (E. lanceolatus).

Horsemanship (n.) The act or art of riding, and of training and managing horses; manege.

Horsemint (n.) A coarse American plant of the Mint family (Monarda punctata).

Horsemint (n.) In England, the wild mint (Mentha sylvestris).

Horsenail (n.) A thin, pointed nail, with a heavy flaring head, for securing a horsehoe to the hoof; a horsehoe nail.

Horseplay (n.) Rude, boisterous play.

Horsepond (n.) A pond for watering horses.

Horse power () The power which a horse exerts.

Horse power () A unit of power, used in stating the power required to drive machinery, and in estimating the capabilities of animals or steam engines and other prime movers for doing work. It is the power required for the performance of work at the rate of 33,000 English units of work per minute; hence, it is the power that must be exerted in lifting 33,000 pounds at the rate of one foot per minute, or 550 pounds at the rate of one foot per second, or 55 pounds at the rate of ten feet per second, etc.

Horse power () A machine worked by a horse, for driving other machinery; a horse motor.

Horse-radish (n.) A plant of the genus Nasturtium (N. Armoracia), allied to scurvy grass, having a root of a pungent taste, much used, when grated, as a condiment and in medicine.

Horserake (n.) A rake drawn by a horse.

Horseshoe (n.) A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse's hoof.

Horseshoe (n.) Anything shaped like a horsehoe crab.

Horseshoe (n.) The Limulus of horsehoe crab.

Horseshoer (n.) One who shoes horses.

Horseshoeing (n.) The act or employment of shoeing horses.

Horsetail (n.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is of the genus Equisetum, and is allied to the ferns. See Illust. of Equisetum.

Horsetail (n.) A Turkish standard, denoting rank.

Horseweed (n.) A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common weed.

Horsewhip (n.) A whip for horses.

Horsewhip (v. t.) To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.

Horsewomen (pl. ) of Horsewoman

Horsewoman (n.) A woman who rides on horseback.

Horsewood (n.) A West Indian tree (Calliandra latifolia) with showy, crimson blossoms.

Horseworm (n.) The larva of a botfly.

Horsiness (n.) The condition or quality of being a horse; that which pertains to a horse.

Horsiness (n.) Fondness for, or interest in, horses.

Horsly (a.) Horselike.

Horsy (a.) Pertaining to, or suggestive of, a horse, or of horse racing; as, horsy manners; garments of fantastically horsy fashions.

Hortation (n.) The act of exhorting, inciting, or giving advice; exhortation.

Hortative (a.) Giving exhortation; advisory; exhortative.

Hortative (n.) An exhortation.

Hortatory (a.) Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.

Hortensial (a.) Fit for a garden.

Horticultor (n.) One who cultivates a garden.

Horticultural (a.) Of or pertaining to horticulture, or the culture of gardens or orchards.

Horticulture (n.) The cultivation of a garden or orchard; the art of cultivating gardens or orchards.

Horticulturist (n.) One who practices horticulture.

Hortulan (a.) Belonging to a garden.

Hortus siccus () A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved, and arranged systematically; an herbarium.

Hortyard (n.) An orchard.

Hosannas (pl. ) of Hosanna

Hosanna (n.) A Hebrew exclamation of praise to the Lord, or an invocation of blessings.

Hose (pl. ) of Hose

Hosen (pl. ) of Hose

Hose (n.) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee.

Hose (n.) Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.

Hose (n.) A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water, from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.

Hosen (n. pl.) See Hose.

Hosier (n.) One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose.

Hosiery (n.) The business of a hosier.

Hosiery (n.) Stockings, in general; goods knit or woven like hose.

Hospice (n.) A convent or monastery which is also a place of refuge or entertainment for travelers on some difficult road or pass, as in the Alps; as, the Hospice of the Great St. Bernard.

Hospitable (a.) Receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality.

Hospitable (a.) Proceeding from or indicating kindness and generosity to guests and strangers; as, hospitable rites.

Hospitableness (n.) The quality of being hospitable; hospitality.

Hospitably (adv.) In a hospitable manner.

Hospitage (n.) Hospitality.

Hospital (n.) A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn.

Hospital (n.) A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for.

Hospital (a.) Hospitable.

Hospitaler (n.) One residing in a hospital, for the purpose of receiving the poor, the sick, and strangers.

Hospitaler (n.) One of an order of knights who built a hospital at Jerusalem for pilgrims, A. D. 1042. They were called Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, and after the removal of the order to Malta, Knights of Malta.

Hospitalism (n.) A vitiated condition of the body, due to long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of the atmosphere of a hospital.

Hospitalities (pl. ) of Hospitality

Hospitality (n.) The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality.

Hospitalize (v. t.) To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital.

Hospitate (v. i.) To receive hospitality; to be a guest.

Hospitate (v. t.) To receive with hospitality; to lodge as a guest.

Hospitium (n.) An inn; a lodging; a hospice.

Hospitium (n.) An inn of court.

Hospodar (n.) A title borne by the princes or governors of Moldavia and Wallachia before those countries were united as Roumania.

Host (n.) The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.

Host (n.) An army; a number of men gathered for war.

Host (n.) Any great number or multitude; a throng.

Host (n.) One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.

Host (v. t.) To give entertainment to.

Host (v. i.) To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.

Hostage (n.) A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.

Hostel (n.) An inn.

Hostel (n.) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.

Hosteler (n.) The keeper of a hostel or inn.

Hosteler (n.) A student in a hostel, or small unendowed collede in Oxford or Cambridge.

Hostelry (n.) An inn; a lodging house.

Hostess (n.) A female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house.

Hostess (n.) A woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper.

Hostess-ship (n.) The character, personality, or office of a hostess.

Hostie (n.) The consecrated wafer; the host.

Hostile (a.) Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.

Hostile (n.) An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.

Hostilely (adv.) In a hostile manner.

Hostilities (pl. ) of Hostility

Hostility (n.) State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.

Hostility (n.) An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy.

Hostilize (v. t.) To make hostile; to cause to become an enemy.

Hosting (n.) An encounter; a battle.

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