Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 52

Hug (v. i.) To crowd together; to cuddle.

Hug (v. t.) To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.

Hug (v. t.) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

Hug (v. t.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.

Hug (n.) A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.

Huge (superl.) Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; -- used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference.

Hugger (n.) One who hugs or embraces.

Hugger (v. t. & i.) To conceal; to lurk ambush.

Hugger-mugger (n.) Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger-mugger, with haste and secrecy.

Hugger-mugger (a.) Secret; clandestine; sly.

Hugger-mugger (a.) Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger doings.

Huggle (v. t.) To hug.

Huguenot (n.) A French Protestant of the period of the religious wars in France in the 16th century.

Huguenotism (n.) The religion of the Huguenots in France.

Hugy (a.) Vast.

Huia bird () A New Zealand starling (Heteralocha acutirostris), remarkable for the great difference in the form and length of the bill in the two sexes, that of the male being sharp and straight, that of the female much longer and strongly curved.

Huisher (n.) See Usher.

Huisher (v. t.) To usher.

Huke (n.) An outer garment worn in Europe in the Middle Ages.

Hulan (n.) See Uhlan.

Hulch (n.) A hunch.

Hulchy (a.) Swollen; gibbous.

Hulk (n.) The body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; esp., the body of an old vessel laid by as unfit for service.

Hulk (n.) A heavy ship of clumsy build.

Hulk (n.) Anything bulky or unwieldly.

Hulk (v. t.) To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a hare.

Hulking (a.) Alt. of Hulky

Hulky (a.) Bulky; unwiedly.

Hull (v. t.) The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.

Hull (v. t.) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.

Hulled (imp. & p. p.) of Hull

Hulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hull

Hull (v. t.) To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.

Hull (v. t.) To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.

Hull (v. i.) To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.

Hullabaloo (n.) A confused noise; uproar; tumult.

Hulled (a.) Deprived of the hulls.

Huller (n.) One who, or that which, hulls; especially, an agricultural machine for removing the hulls from grain; a hulling machine.

Hullo (interj.) See Hollo.

Hully (a.) Having or containing hulls.

Huloist (n.) See Hyloist.

Hulotheism (n.) See Hylotheism.

Hulver (n.) Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.

Hummed (imp. & p. p.) of Hum

Humming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hum

Hum (v. i.) To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.

Hum (v. i.) To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.

Hum (v. i.) To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.

Hum (v. i.) To express satisfaction by a humming noise.

Hum (v. i.) To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, -- a pathological condition.

Hum (v. t.) To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.

Hum (v. t.) To express satisfaction with by humming.

Hum (v. t.) To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.

Hum (n.) A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.

Hum (n.) Any inarticulate and buzzing sound

Hum (n.) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.

Hum (n.) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.

Hum (n.) An imposition or hoax.

Hum (interj.) An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.

Hum (interj.) A kind of strong drink formerly used.

Hum (interj.) Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.

Human (a.) Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices.

Human (n.) A human being.

Humanate (a.) Indued with humanity.

Humane (a.) Pertaining to man; human.

Humane (a.) Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.

Humane (a.) Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.

Humanics (n.) The study of human nature.

Humanify (v. t.) To make human; to invest with a human personality; to incarnate.

Humanism (n.) Human nature or disposition; humanity.

Humanism (n.) The study of the humanities; polite learning.

Humanist (n.) One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title.

Humanist (n.) One who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature.

Humanist (n.) One versed in knowledge of human nature.

Humanistic (a.) Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion.

Humanistic (a.) Pertaining to polite kiterature.

Humanitarian (a.) Pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature.

Humanitarian (a.) Content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid.

Humanitarian (a.) Benevolent; philanthropic.

Humanitarian (n.) One who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human.

Humanitarian (n.) One who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual.

Humanitarian (n.) One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist.

Humanitarianism (n.) The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.

Humanitarianism (n.) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.

Humanitian (n.) A humanist.

Humanities (pl. ) of Humanity

Humanity (n.) The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.

Humanity (n.) Mankind collectively; the human race.

Humanity (n.) The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.

Humanity (n.) Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.

Humanity (n.) The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.

Humanization (n.) The act of humanizing.

Humanized (imp. & p. p.) of Humanize

Humanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humanize

Humanize (v. t.) To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize.

Humanize (v. t.) To give a human character or expression to.

Humanize (v. t.) To convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.

Humanize (v. i.) To become or be made more humane; to become civilized; to be ameliorated.

Humanizer (n.) One who renders humane.

Humankind (n.) Mankind.

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