Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 55

Hurdle (n.) In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.

Hurdle (n.) An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.

Hurdleed (imp. & p. p.) of Hurdle

Hurdleing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurdle

Hurdle (v. t.) To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.

Hurdlework (n.) Work after manner of a hurdle.

Hurds (n.) The coarse part of flax or hemp; hards.

Hurdy-gurdy (n.) A stringled instrument, lutelike in shape, in which the sound is produced by the friction of a wheel turned by a crank at the end, instead of by a bow, two of the strings being tuned as drones, while two or more, tuned in unison, are modulated by keys.

Hurdy-gurdy (n.) In California, a water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.

Hurkaru (n.) In India, a running footman; a messenger.

Hurled (imp. & p. p.) of Hurl

Hurling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurl

Hurl (v. t.) To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.

Hurl (v. t.) To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective.

Hurl (v. t.) To twist or turn.

Hurl (v. i.) To hurl one's self; to go quickly.

Hurl (v. i.) To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another).

Hurl (v. i.) To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.

Hurl (n.) The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling.

Hurl (n.) Tumult; riot; hurly-burly.

Hurl (n.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.

Hurlbat (n.) See Whirlbat.

Hurlbone (n.) See Whirlbone.

Hurlbone (n.) A bone near the middle of the buttock of a horse.

Hurler (n.) One who hurls, or plays at hurling.

Hurling (n.) The act of throwing with force.

Hurling (n.) A kind of game at ball, formerly played.

Hurlwind (n.) A whirlwind.

Hurly (n.) Noise; confusion; uproar.

Hurly-burly (n.) Tumult; bustle; confusion.

Huronian (a.) Of or pertaining to certain non-fossiliferous rocks on the borders of Lake Huron, which are supposed to correspond in time to the latter part of the Archaean age.

Huron-Iroquous (n.) A linguistic group of warlike North American Indians, belonging to the same stock as the Algonquins, and including several tribes, among which were the Five Nations. They formerly occupied the region about Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the larger part of New York.

Hurons (n. pl.) ; sing. Huron. (Ethnol.) A powerful and warlike tribe of North American Indians of the Algonquin stock. They formerly occupied the country between Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario, but were nearly exterminated by the Five Nations about 1650.

Hurr (v. i.) To make a rolling or burring sound.

Hurrah (interj.) Alt. of Hurra

Hurra (interj.) A word used as a shout of joy, triumph, applause, encouragement, or welcome.

Hurrah (n.) A cheer; a shout of joy, etc.

Hurrah (v. i.) To utter hurrahs; to huzza.

Hurrah (v. t.) To salute, or applaud, with hurrahs.

Hurricane (n.) A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.

Hurricanoes (pl. ) of Hurricano

Hurricano (n.) A waterspout; a hurricane.

Hurried (a.) Urged on; hastened; going or working at speed; as, a hurried writer; a hurried life.

Hurried (a.) Done in a hurry; hence, imperfect; careless; as, a hurried job.

Hurrier (n.) One who hurries or urges.

Hurries (n.) A staith or framework from which coal is discharged from cars into vessels.

Hurried (imp. & p. p.) of Hurry

Hurrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurry

Hurry (v. t.) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.

Hurry (v. t.) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.

Hurry (v. t.) To cause to be done quickly.

Hurry (v. i.) To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry.

Hurry (n.) The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.

Hurryingly (adv.) In a hurrying manner.

Hurry-skurry (adv.) Confusedly; in a bustle.

Hurst (n.) A wood or grove; -- a word used in the composition of many names, as in Hazlehurst.

Hurt (n.) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.

Hurt (n.) A husk. See Husk, 2.

Hurt (imp. & p. p.) of Hurt

Hurting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurt

Hurt (v. t.) To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.

Hurt (v. t.) To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.

Hurt (v. t.) To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.

Hurter (n.) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.

Hurter (n.) An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.

Hurter (n.) Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.

Hurter (n.) One who hurts or does harm.

Hurter (v. t.) A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.

Hurtful (a.) Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.

Hurtled (imp. & p. p.) of Hurtle

Hurtling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurtle

Hurtle (v. t.) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.

Hurtle (v. t.) To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.

Hurtle (v. t.) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.

Hurtle (v. t.) To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.

Hurtle (v. t.) To push; to jostle; to hurl.

Hurtleberry (n.) See Whortleberry.

Hurtless (a.) Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.

Husband (n.) The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.

Husband (n.) A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.

Husband (n.) One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.

Husband (n.) A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife.

Husband (n.) The male of a pair of animals.

Husbanded (imp. & p. p.) of Husband

Husbanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Husband

Husband (v. t.) To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.

Husband (v. t.) To cultivate, as land; to till.

Husband (v. t.) To furnish with a husband.

Husbandable (a.) Capable of being husbanded, or managed with economy.

Husbandage (n.) The commission or compensation allowed to a ship's husband.

Husbandless (a.) Destitute of a husband.

Husbandly (a.) Frugal; thrifty.

Husbandmen (pl. ) of Husbandman

Husbandman (n.) The master of a family.

Husbandman (n.) A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.

Husbandry (n.) Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.

Husbandry (n.) The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.

Hushed (imp. & p. p.) of Hush

Hushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hush

Hush (v. t.) To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.

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