Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 49

Hosting (n.) A muster or review.

Hostler (n.) An innkeeper. [Obs.] See Hosteler.

Hostler (n.) The person who has the care of horses at an inn or stable; hence, any one who takes care of horses; a groom; -- so called because the innkeeper formerly attended to this duty in person.

Hostler (n.) The person who takes charge of a locomotive when it is left by the engineer after a trip.

Hostless (a.) Inhospitable.

Hostry (n.) A hostelry; an inn or lodging house.

Hostry (n.) A stable for horses.

Hot () imp. & p. p. of Hote.

Hot (superl.) Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; -- opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air.

Hot (superl.) Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.

Hot (superl.) Lustful; lewd; lecherous.

Hot (superl.) Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.

Hotbed (n.) A bed of earth heated by fermenting manure or other substances, and covered with glass, intended for raising early plants, or for nourishing exotics.

Hotbed (n.) A place which favors rapid growth or development; as, a hotbed of sedition.

Hot blast () See under Blast.

Hot-blooded (a.) Having hot blood; excitable; high-spirited; irritable; ardent; passionate.

Hot-brained (a.) Ardent in temper; violent; rash; impetuous; as, hot-brained youth.

Hotchpot (n.) Alt. of Hotchpotch

Hotchpotch (n.) A mingled mass; a confused mixture; a stew of various ingredients; a hodgepodge.

Hotchpotch (n.) A blending of property for equality of division, as when lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter were, after the death of the ancestor, blended with the lands descending to her and to her sisters from the same ancestor, and then divided in equal portions among all the daughters. In modern usage, a mixing together, or throwing into a common mass or stock, of the estate left by a person deceased and the amounts advanced to any particular child or children, for the purpose of a more equal division, or of equalizing the shares of all the children; the property advanced being accounted for at its value when given.

Hotcockles (n.) A childish play, in which one covers his eyes, and guesses who strikes him or his hand placed behind him.

Hatte (pres. & imp.) of Hote

Hot () of Hote

Hote (p. p.) of Hote

Hoten () of Hote

Hot () of Hote

Hote (v. t. & i.) To command; to enjoin.

Hote (v. t. & i.) To promise.

Hote (v. t. & i.) To be called; to be named.

Hotel (n.) A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class.

Hotel (n.) In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth.

Hotel-de-ville (n.) A city hall or townhouse.

Hotel-Dieu (n.) A hospital.

Hoten () p. p. of Hote.

Hotfoot (adv.) In haste; foothot.

Hot-head (n.) A violent, passionate person; a hasty or impetuous person; as, the rant of a hot-head.

Hot-headed (a.) Fiery; violent; rash; hasty; impetuous; vehement.

Hothouse (n.) A house kept warm to shelter tender plants and shrubs from the cold air; a place in which the plants of warmer climates may be reared, and fruits ripened.

Hothouse (n.) A bagnio, or bathing house.

Hothouse (n.) A brothel; a bagnio.

Hothouse (n.) A heated room for drying green ware.

Hot-livered (a.) Of an excitable or irritable temperament; irascible.

Hotly (a.) In a hot or fiery manner; ardently; vehemently; violently; hastily; as, a hotly pursued.

Hotly (a.) In a lustful manner; lustfully.

Hot-mouthed (a.) Headstrong.

Hotness (n.) The quality or state of being hot.

Hotness (n.) Heat or excitement of mind or manner; violence; vehemence; impetuousity; ardor; fury.

Hotpress (v. t.) To apply to, in conjunction with mechanical pressure, for the purpose of giving a smooth and glosay surface, or to express oil, etc.; as, to hotpress paper, linen, etc.

Hotpressed (a.) Pressed while heat is applied. See Hotpress, v. t.

Hot-short (a.) More or less brittle when heated; as, hot-short iron.

Hot-spirited (a.) Having a fiery spirit; hot-headed.

Hotspur (n.) A rash, hot-headed man.

Hotspur (a.) Alt. of Hotspurred

Hotspurred (a.) Violent; impetuous; headstrong.

Hottentot (n.) One of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.

Hottentot (n.) The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds.

Hottentotism (n.) A term employed to describe one of the varieties of stammering.

Houdah (n.) See Howdah.

Hough (n.) Same as Hock, a joint.

Houghed (imp. & p. p.) of Hough

Houghing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hough

Hough (v. t.) Same as Hock, to hamstring.

Hough (n.) An adz; a hoe.

Hough (v. t.) To cut with a hoe.

Houlet (n.) An owl. See Howlet.

Hoult (n.) A piece of woodland; a small wood. [Obs.] See Holt.

Hound (n.) A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc.

Hound (n.) A despicable person.

Hound (n.) A houndfish.

Hound (n.) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.

Hound (n.) A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.

Hounded (imp. & p. p.) of Hound

Hounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hound

Hound (v. t.) To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.

Hound (v. t.) To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.

Houndfish (n.) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (G. canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish.

Hounding (n.) The act of one who hounds.

Hounding (n.) The part of a mast below the hounds and above the deck.

Hound's-tongue (n.) A biennial weed (Cynoglossum officinale), with soft tongue-shaped leaves, and an offensive odor. It bears nutlets covered with barbed or hooked prickles. Called also dog's-tongue.

Houp (n.) See Hoopoe.

Hour (n.) The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes.

Hour (n.) The time of the day, as expressed in hours and minutes, and indicated by a timepiece; as, what is the hour? At what hour shall we meet?

Hour (n.) Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour.

Hour (n.) Certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers.

Hour (n.) A measure of distance traveled.

Hourglass (n.) An instrument for measuring time, especially the interval of an hour. It consists of a glass vessel having two compartments, from the uppermost of which a quantity of sand, water, or mercury occupies an hour in running through a small aperture unto the lower.

Houris (pl. ) of Houri

Houri (n.) A nymph of paradise; -- so called by the Mohammedans.

Hourly (a.) Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual.

Hourly (adv.) Every hour; frequently; continually.

Hours (n. pl.) Goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day.

Housage (n.) A fee for keeping goods in a house.

Houses (pl. ) of House

House (n.) A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.

House (n.) Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.

House (n.) Those who dwell in the same house; a household.

House (n.) A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an illustrious race; as, the house of Austria; the house of Hanover; the house of Israel.

House (n.) One of the estates of a kingdom or other government assembled in parliament or legislature; a body of men united in a legislative capacity; as, the House of Lords; the House of Commons; the House of Representatives; also, a quorum of such a body. See Congress, and Parliament.

House (n.) A firm, or commercial establishment.

House (n.) A public house; an inn; a hotel.

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