Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 7

Hammerhead (n.) An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus); -- so called from its large blunt nozzle.

Hammerkop (n.) A bird of the Heron family; the umber.

Hammer-less (a.) Without a visible hammer; -- said of a gun having a cock or striker concealed from sight, and out of the way of an accidental touch.

Hammermen (pl. ) of Hammerman

Hammerman (n.) A hammerer; a forgeman.

Hammochrysos (n.) A stone with spangles of gold color in it.

Hammock (n.) A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.

Hammock (n.) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also adjectively; as, hammock land.

Hamose () Alt. of Hamous

Hamous () Having the end hooked or curved.

Hamper (n.) A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.

Hampered (imp. & p. p.) of Hamper

Hampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hamper

Hamper (v. t.) To put in a hamper.

Hamper (v. t.) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.

Hamper (n.) A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.

Hamper (n.) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

Hamshackle (v. t.) To fasten (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the fore legs; as, to hamshackle a horse or cow; hence, to bind or restrain; to curb.

Hamster (n.) A small European rodent (Cricetus frumentarius). It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations.

Hamstring (n.) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.

Hamstrung (imp. & p. p.) of Hamstring

Hamstringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hamstring

Hamstring (v. t.) To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.

Hamular (a.) Hooked; hooklike; hamate; as, the hamular process of the sphenoid bone.

Hamulate (a.) Furnished with a small hook; hook-shaped.

Hamule (n.) A little hook.

Hamulose (a.) Bearing a small hook at the end.

Hamuli (pl. ) of Hamulus

Hamulus (n.) A hook, or hooklike process.

Hamulus (n.) A hooked barbicel of a feather.

Han (inf. & plural pres.) To have; have.

Hanap (n.) A rich goblet, esp. one used on state occasions.

Hanaper (n.) A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.

Hance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.

Hance () Alt. of Hanch

Hanch () See Hanse.

Hanch () A sudden fall or break, as the fall of the fife rail down to the gangway.

Hand (n.) That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.

Hand (n.) That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand

Hand (n.) A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.

Hand (n.) An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.

Hand (n.) A measure equal to a hand's breadth, -- four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.

Hand (n.) Side; part; direction, either right or left.

Hand (n.) Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.

Hand (n.) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.

Hand (n.) An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.

Hand (n.) Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.

Hand (n.) Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.

Hand (n.) Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.

Hand (n.) Rate; price.

Hand (n.) That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once

Hand (n.) The quota of cards received from the dealer.

Hand (n.) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.

Hand (n.) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.

Hand staves (pl. ) of Hand

Handed (imp. & p. p.) of Hand

Handing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hand

Hand (v. t.) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.

Hand (v. t.) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.

Hand (v. t.) To manage; as, I hand my oar.

Hand (v. t.) To seize; to lay hands on.

Hand (v. t.) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.

Hand (v. t.) To furl; -- said of a sail.

Hand (v. i.) To cooperate.

Handbarrow (n.) A frame or barrow, without a wheel, carried by hand.

Handbill (n.) A loose, printed sheet, to be distributed by hand.

Handbill (n.) A pruning hook.

Handbook (n.) A book of reference, to be carried in the hand; a manual; a guidebook.

Handbreadth (n.) A space equal to the breadth of the hand; a palm.

Handcart (n.) A cart drawn or pushed by hand.

Handcloth (n.) A handkerchief.

Handcraft (n.) Same as Handicraft.

-men (pl. ) of Handcraftsman

Handcraftsman (n.) A handicraftsman.

Handcuff (n.) A fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle; -- usually in the plural.

Handcuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Handcuff

Handcuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handcuff

Handcuff (v. t.) To apply handcuffs to; to manacle.

Handed (a.) With hands joined; hand in hand.

Handed (a.) Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.

Hander (n.) One who hands over or transmits; a conveyer in succession.

Handfast (n.) Hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping.

Handfast (n.) Contract; specifically, espousal.

Handfast (a.) Fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands.

Handfasted (imp. & p. p.) of Handfast

Handfasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handfast

Handfast (v. t.) To pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage.

Handfast (n.) Strong; steadfast.

Handfastly (adv.) In a handfast or publicly pledged manner.

Handfish (n.) The frogfish.

Hand flus (pl. ) of Handful

Handful (n.) As much as the hand will grasp or contain.

Handful (n.) A hand's breadth; four inches.

Handful (n.) A small quantity.

Hand-hole (n.) A small hole in a boiler for the insertion of the hand in cleaning, etc.

Handicap (n.) An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.

Handicap (n.) A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.

Handicap (n.) An old game at cards.

Handicapped (imp. & p. p.) of Handicap

Handicapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handicap

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