Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 6

Haloid (a.) Resembling salt; -- said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides.

Haloid (n.) A haloid substance.

Halomancy (n.) See Alomancy.

Halometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the forms and angles of salts and crystals; a goniometer.

Halones (n. pl.) Alternating transparent and opaque white rings which are seen outside the blastoderm, on the surface of the developing egg of the hen and other birds.

Halophyte (n.) A plant found growing in salt marshes, or in the sea.

Haloscope (n.) An instrument for exhibition or illustration of the phenomena of halos, parhelia, and the like.

Halotrichite (n.) An iron alum occurring in silky fibrous aggregates of a yellowish white color.

Haloxyline (n.) An explosive mixture, consisting of sawdust, charcoal, niter, and ferrocyanide of potassium, used as a substitute for gunpowder.

Halp (imp.) Helped.

Halpace (n.) See Haut pas.

Hals (n.) The neck or throat.

Halse (v. t.) To embrace about the neck; to salute; to greet.

Halse (v. t.) To adjure; to beseech; to entreat.

Halsed (imp. & p. p.) of Halse

Halsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halse

Halse (v. t.) To haul; to hoist.

Halsening (a.) Sounding harshly in the throat; inharmonious; rough.

Halser (n.) See Hawser.

Halt () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.

Halt (n.) A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.

Halted (imp. & p. p.) of Halt

Halting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halt

Halt (v. i.) To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.

Halt (v. i.) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.

Halt (v. t.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.

Halt (a.) Halting or stopping in walking; lame.

Halt (n.) The act of limping; lameness.

Halt (a.) To walk lamely; to limp.

Halt (a.) To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.

Halter (n.) One who halts or limps; a cripple.

Halter (n.) A strong strap or cord.

Halter (n.) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse.

Halter (n.) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.

Haltered (imp. & p. p.) of Halter

Haltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halter

Halter (v. t.) To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.

Halteres (n. pl.) Balancers; the rudimentary hind wings of Diptera.

Halter-sack (n.) A term of reproach, implying that one is fit to be hanged.

Haltingly (adv.) In a halting or limping manner.

Halvans (n. pl.) Impure ore; dirty ore.

Halve (n.) A half.

Halved (imp. & p. p.) of Halve

Halving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halve

Halve (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of.

Halve (v. t.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.

Halved (a.) Appearing as if one side, or one half, were cut away; dimidiate.

Halves (n.) pl. of Half.

Halwe (n.) A saint.

Hal'yard (v. t.) A rope or tackle for hoisting or lowering yards, sails, flags, etc.

Halysites (n.) A genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See Chain coral, under Chain.

Ham (n.) Home.

Ham (n.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.

Ham (n.) The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking.

Hamadryads (pl. ) of Hamadryad

Hamadryades (pl. ) of Hamadryad

Hamadryad (n.) A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode.

Hamadryad (n.) A large venomous East Indian snake (Orhiophagus bungarus), allied to the cobras.

Hamadryas (n.) The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).

Hamamelis (n.) A genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel (Hamamelis Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally.

Hamate (a.) Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous.

Hamated (a.) Hooked, or set with hooks; hamate.

Hamatum (n.) See Unciform.

Hamble (v. t.) To hamstring.

Hamburg (n.) A commercial city of Germany, near the mouth of the Elbe.

Hame (n.) Home.

Hame (n.) One of the two curved pieces of wood or metal, in the harness of a draught horse, to which the traces are fastened. They are fitted upon the collar, or have pads fitting the horse's neck attached to them.

Hamel (v. t.) Same as Hamele.

Hamesecken (n.) Alt. of Hamesucken

Hamesucken (n.) The felonious seeking and invasion of a person in his dwelling house.

Hamiform (n.) Hook-shaped.

Hamilton period () A subdivision of the Devonian system of America; -- so named from Hamilton, Madison Co., New York. It includes the Marcellus, Hamilton, and Genesee epochs or groups. See the Chart of Geology.

Haminura (n.) A large edible river fish (Erythrinus macrodon) of Guiana.

Hamite (n.) A fossil cephalopod of the genus Hamites, related to the ammonites, but having the last whorl bent into a hooklike form.

Hamite (n.) A descendant of Ham, Noah's second son. See Gen. x. 6-20.

Haitic (a.) Pertaining to Ham or his descendants.

Hamlet (n.) A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.

Hamleted (p. a.) Confined to a hamlet.

Hammer (n.) An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.

Hammer (n.) Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer

Hammer (n.) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.

Hammer (n.) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.

Hammer (n.) The malleus.

Hammer (n.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.

Hammer (n.) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.

Hammered (imp. & p. p.) of Hammer

Hammering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hammer

Hammer (v. t.) To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.

Hammer (v. t.) To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.

Hammer (v. t.) To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.

Hammer (v. i.) To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.

Hammer (v. i.) To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.

Hammerable (a.) Capable of being formed or shaped by a hammer.

Hammer-beam (n.) A member of one description of roof truss, called hammer-beam truss, which is so framed as not to have a tiebeam at the top of the wall. Each principal has two hammer-beams, which occupy the situation, and to some extent serve the purpose, of a tiebeam.

Hammercloth (n.) The cloth which covers a coach box.

Hammer-dressed (a.) Having the surface roughly shaped or faced with the stonecutter's hammer; -- said of building stone.

Hammerer (n.) One who works with a hammer.

Hammer-harden (v. t.) To harden, as a metal, by hammering it in the cold state.

Hammerhead (n.) A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygaena is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish.

Hammerhead (n.) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller.

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