Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 51

Howdy (n.) A midwife.

Howel (n.) A tool used by coopers for smoothing and chamfering rheir work, especially the inside of casks.

Howel (v. t.) To smooth; to plane; as, to howel a cask.

Howell (n.) The upper stage of a porcelian furnace.

However (adv.) In whetever manner, way, or degree.

However (adv.) At all events; at least; in any case.

However (conj.) Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it.

Howitz (n.) A howitzer.

Howitzer (n.) A gun so short that the projectile, which was hollow, could be put in its place by hand; a kind of mortar.

Howitzer (n.) A short, light, largebore cannon, usually having a chamber of smaller diameter than the rest of the bore, and intended to throw large projectiles with comparatively small charges.

Howker (n.) Same as Hooker.

Howled (imp. & p. p.) of Howl

Howling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Howl

Howl (v. i.) To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.

Howl (v. i.) To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.

Howl (v. i.) To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.

Howl (v. t.) To utter with outcry.

Howl (n.) The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.

Howl (n.) A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.

Howler (n.) One who howls.

Howler (n.) Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes. Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits, and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which they indulge at night.

Howlet (n.) An owl; an owlet.

Howp (v. i.) To cry out; to whoop.

Howso (adv.) Howsoever.

Howsoever (adj. & conj.) In what manner soever; to whatever degree or extent; however.

Howsoever (adj. & conj.) Although; though; however.

Howve (n.) A hood. See Houve.

Hox (v. t.) To hock; to hamstring. See Hock.

Hoy (n.) A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods from place to place, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.

Hoy (interj.) Ho! Halloe! Stop!

Hoyden (n.) Same as Hoiden.

Hoymen (pl. ) of Hoyman

Hoyman (n.) One who navigates a hoy.

Huanaco (n.) See Guanaco.

Hub (n.) The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

Hub (n.) The hilt of a weapon.

Hub (n.) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

Hub (n.) A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

Hub (n.) A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Hub (n.) A screw hob. See Hob, 3.

Hub (n.) A block for scotching a wheel.

Hubble-bubble (n.) A tobacco pipe, so arranged that the smoke passes through water, making a bubbling noise, whence its name. In India, the bulb containing the water is often a cocoanut shell.

Hubbub (v. i.) A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar.

Hubby (a.) Full of hubs or protuberances; as, a road that has been frozen while muddy is hubby.

Hubner (n.) A mineral of brownish black color, occurring in columnar or foliated masses. It is native manganese tungstate.

Huch (n.) Alt. of Huchen

Huchen (n.) A large salmon (Salmo, / Salvelinus, hucho) inhabiting the Danube; -- called also huso, and bull trout.

Huck (v. i.) To higgle in trading.

Huckaback (n.) A kind of linen cloth with raised figures, used for towelings.

Huckle (n.) The hip; the haunch.

Huckle (n.) A bunch or part projecting like the hip.

Huckle-backed (a.) Round-shoulded.

Huckleberry (n.) The edible black or dark blue fruit of several species of the American genus Gaylussacia, shrubs nearly related to the blueberries (Vaccinium), and formerly confused with them. The commonest huckelberry comes from G. resinosa.

Huckleberry (n.) The shrub that bears the berries. Called also whortleberry.

Huckster (n.) A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker.

Huckster (n.) A mean, trickish fellow.

Huckstered (imp. & p. p.) of Huckster

Huckstering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huckster

Huckster (v. i.) To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains.

Hucksterage (n.) The business of a huckster; small dealing; peddling.

Hucksterer (n.) A huckster.

Huckstress (n.) A female huckster.

Hud (n.) A huck or hull, as of a nut.

Huddled (imp. & p. p.) of Huddle

Huddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huddle

Huddle (v. i.) To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.

Huddle (v. t.) To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.

Huddle (v. t.) To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together.

Huddle (n.) A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.

Huddler (n.) One who huddles things together.

Hudge (n.) An iron bucket for hoisting coal or ore.

Hudibrastic (a.) Similar to, or in the style of, the poem "Hudibras," by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse.

Hudsonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hudson's Bay or to the Hudson River; as, the Hudsonian curlew.

Hue (n.) Color or shade of color; tint; dye.

Hue (n.) A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.

Hue (n.) A shouting or vociferation.

Hued (a.) Having color; -- usually in composition; as, bright-hued; many-hued.

Hueless (a.) Destitute of color.

Huer (n.) One who cries out or gives an alarm; specifically, a balker; a conder. See Balker.

Huffed (imp. & p. p.) of Huff

Huffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huff

Huff (v. t.) To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.

Huff (v. t.) To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.

Huff (v. t.) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.

Huff (v. i.) To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs.

Huff (v. i.) To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.

Huff (v. i.) To remove from the board a man which could have captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because it was the habit to blow upon the piece.

Huff (n.) A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage.

Huff (n.) A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance.

Huffcap (n.) A blusterer; a bully.

Huffcap (a.) Blustering; swaggering.

Huffer (n.) A bully; a blusterer.

Huffiness (n.) The state of being huffish; petulance; bad temper.

Huffingly (adv.) Blusteringly; arrogantly.

Huffish (a.) Disposed to be blustering or arrogant; petulant.

Huffy (a.) Puffed up; as, huffy bread.

Huffy (a.) Characterized by arrogance or petulance; easily offended.

Hugged (imp. & p. p.) of Hug

Hugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hug

Hug (v. i.) To cower; to crouch; to curl up.

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