Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 54

Humorousness (n.) Facetiousness; jocularity.

Humorsome (a.) Moody; whimsical; capricious.

Humorsome (a.) Jocose; witty; humorous.

Humorsomely (adv.) Pleasantly; humorously.

Humorsomeness (n.) Quality of being humorsome.

Hump (n.) A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.

Hump (n.) A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.

Humpback (n.) A crooked back; a humped back.

Humpback (n.) A humpbacked person; a hunchback.

Humpback (n.) Any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and M. osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is M. versabilis.

Humpback (n.) A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America.

Humpbacked (a.) Having a humped back.

Humped (a.) Having a hump, as the back.

Humph (interj.) An exclamation denoting surprise, or contempt, doubt, etc.

Humpless (a.) Without a hump.

Hump-shouldered (a.) Having high, hunched shoulders.

Humpy (a.) Full of humps or bunches; covered with protuberances; humped.

Humstrum (n.) An instrument out of tune or rudely constructed; music badly played.

Humulin (n.) An extract of hops.

Humus (n.) That portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. It is a valuable constituent of soils.

Hun (n.) One of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe.

Hunch (n.) A hump; a protuberance.

Hunch (n.) A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread.

Hunch (n.) A push or thrust, as with the elbow.

Hunched (imp. & p. p.) of Hunch

Hunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunch

Hunch (v. t.) To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.

Hunch (v. t.) To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.

Hunchback (n.) A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person.

Hunchbacked (a.) Having a humped back.

Hundred (n.) The product of ten mulitplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.

Hundred (n.) A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen.

Hundred (a.) Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars.

Hundreder (n.) An inhabitant or freeholder of a hundred.

Hundreder (n.) A person competent to serve on a jury, in an action for land in the hundred to which he belongs.

Hundreder (n.) One who has the jurisdiction of a hundred; and sometimes, a bailiff of a hundred.

Hundredfold (n.) A hundred times as much or as many.

Hundredth (a.) Coming last of a hundred successive individuals or units.

Hundredth (a.) Forming one of a hundred equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a tenth.

Hundredth (n.) One of a hundred equal parts into which one whole is, or may be, divided; the quotient of a unit divided by a hundred.

Hundredweight (n.) A denomination of weight, containing 100, 112, or 120 pounds avoirdupois, according to differing laws or customs. By the legal standard of England it is 112 pounds. In most of the United States, both in practice and by law, it is 100 pounds avoirdupois, the corresponding ton of 2,000 pounds, sometimes called the short ton, being the legal ton.

Hung () imp. & p. p. of Hang.

Hungarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hungary or to the people of Hungary.

Hungarian (n.) A native or one of the people of Hungary.

Hungary (n.) A country in Central Europe, now a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Hunger (n.) An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.

Hunger (n.) Any strong eager desire.

Hungered (imp. & p. p.) of Hunger

Hungering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunger

Hunger (n.) To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.

Hunger (n.) To have an eager desire; to long.

Hunger (v. t.) To make hungry; to famish.

Hunger-bit (a.) Alt. of Hunger-bitten

Hunger-bitten (a.) Pinched or weakened by hunger.

Hungered (a.) Hungry; pinched for food.

Hungerer (n.) One who hungers; one who longs.

Hungerly (a.) Wanting food; starved.

Hungerly (adv.) With keen appetite.

Hunger-starve (v. t.) To starve with hunger; to famish.

Hungred (a.) Hungered; hungry.

Hungrily (adv.) In a hungry manner; voraciously.

Hungry (superl.) Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire.

Hungry (superl.) Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious.

Hungry (superl.) Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil.

Hunk (n.) A large lump or piece; a hunch; as, a hunk of bread.

Hunker (n.) Originally, a nickname for a member of the conservative section of the Democratic party in New York; hence, one opposed to progress in general; a fogy.

Hunkerism (n.) Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress.

Hunks (n.) A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard.

Hunted (imp. & p. p.) of Hunt

Hunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunt

Hunt (v. t.) To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.

Hunt (v. t.) To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.

Hunt (v. t.) To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.

Hunt (v. t.) To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.

Hunt (v. t.) To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.

Hunt (v. i.) To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.

Hunt (v. i.) To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after.

Hunt (n.) The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.

Hunt (n.) The game secured in the hunt.

Hunt (n.) A pack of hounds.

Hunt (n.) An association of huntsmen.

Hunt (n.) A district of country hunted over.

Hunt-counter (n.) A worthless dog that runs back on the scent; a blunderer.

Hunte (n.) A hunter.

Hunter (n.) One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.

Hunter (n.) A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.

Hunter (n.) A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.

Hunter (n.) One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter.

Hunter (n.) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.

Hunter (n.) A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.

Hunterian (a.) Discovered or described by John Hunter, an English surgeon; as, the Hunterian chancre. See Chancre.

Hunting (n.) The pursuit of game or of wild animals.

Huntress (n.) A woman who hunts or follows the chase; as, the huntress Diana.

Huntsmen (pl. ) of Huntsman

Huntsman (n.) One who hunts, or who practices hunting.

Huntsman (n.) The person whose office it is to manage the chase or to look after the hounds.

Huntsmanship (n.) The art or practice of hunting, or the qualification of a hunter.

Hunt's-up (n.) A tune played on the horn very early in the morning to call out the hunters; hence, any arousing sound or call.

Hurden (n.) A coarse kind of linen; -- called also harden.

Hurdle (n.) A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.

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