Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 9

Hanger (n.) A steep, wooded declivity.

Hangers-on (pl. ) of Hanger-on

Hanger-on (n.) One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted.

Hanging (a.) Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.

Hanging (a.) Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.

Hanging (a.) Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.

Hanging (n.) The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.

Hanging (n.) Death by suspension; execution by a halter.

Hanging (n.) That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Hangmen (pl. ) of Hangman

Hangman (n.) One who hangs another; esp., one who makes a business of hanging; a public executioner; -- sometimes used as a term of reproach, without reference to office.

Hangmanship (n.) The office or character of a hangman.

Hangnail (n.) A small piece or silver of skin which hangs loose, near the root of finger nail.

Hangnest (n.) A nest that hangs like a bag or pocket.

Hangnest (n.) A bird which builds such a nest; a hangbird.

Hank (n.) A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or thread tied together.

Hank (n.) A rope or withe for fastening a gate.

Hank (n.) Hold; influence.

Hank (n.) A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay.

Hank (v. t.) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.

Hank (v. t.) To form into hanks.

Hankered (imp. & p. p.) of Hanker

Hankering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hanker

Hanker (v. i.) To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town.

Hanker (v. i.) To linger in expectation or with desire.

Hankeringly (adv.) In a hankering manner.

Hankey-pankey (n.) Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery.

Hanoverian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hanover or its people, or to the House of Hanover in England.

Hanoverian (n.) A native or naturalized inhabitant of Hanover; one of the House of Hanover.

Han sa (n.) See 2d Hanse.

Hansard (n.) An official report of proceedings in the British Parliament; -- so called from the name of the publishers.

Hansard (n.) A merchant of one of the Hanse towns. See the Note under 2d Hanse.

Hanse (n.) That part of an elliptical or many-centered arch which has the shorter radius and immediately adjoins the impost.

Hanse (n.) An association; a league or confederacy.

Hanseatic (a.) Pertaining to the Hanse towns, or to their confederacy.

Hansel (n. & v.) See Handsel.

Hanselines (n.) A sort of breeches.

Hansom () Alt. of Hansom cab

Hansom cab () A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top.

Han't () A contraction of have not, or has not, used in illiterate speech. In the United States the commoner spelling is hain't.

Hanuman (n.) See Hoonoomaun.

Hap (v. t.) To clothe; to wrap.

Hap (n.) A cloak or plaid.

Hap (n.) That which happens or comes suddenly or unexpectedly; also, the manner of occurrence or taking place; chance; fortune; accident; casual event; fate; luck; lot.

Hap (v. i.) To happen; to befall; to chance.

Hap'penny (n.) A half-penny.

Haphazard (n.) Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.

Hapless (a.) Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth; hapless maid.

Haplessly (adv.) In a hapless, unlucky manner.

Haplomi (n. pl.) An order of freshwater fishes, including the true pikes, cyprinodonts, and blindfishes.

Haplostemonous (a.) Having but one series of stamens, and that equal in number to the proper number of petals; isostemonous.

Haply (adv.) By hap, chance, luck, or accident; perhaps; it may be.

Happed (p. a.) Wrapped; covered; cloaked.

Happened (imp. & p. p.) of Happen

Happening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Happen

Happen (v. i.) To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out.

Happen (v. i.) To take place; to occur.

Happily (adv.) By chance; peradventure; haply.

Happily (adv.) By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.

Happily (adv.) In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.

Happily (adv.) With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success.

Happiness (n.) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

Happiness (n.) An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.

Happiness (n.) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.

Happy (superl.) Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.

Happy (superl.) Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.

Happy (superl.) Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

Hapuku (n.) A large and valuable food fish (Polyprion prognathus) of New Zealand. It sometimes weighs one hundred pounds or more.

Haquebut (n.) See Hagbut.

Hara-kiri (n.) Suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials; disembowelment; -- also written, but incorrectly, hari-kari.

Harangue (n.) A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.

Harangued (imp. & p. p.) of Harangue

Haranguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harangue

Harangue (v. i.) To make an harangue; to declaim.

Harangue (v. t.) To address by an harangue.

Harangueful (a.) Full of harangue.

Haranguer (n.) One who harangues, or is fond of haranguing; a declaimer.

Harassed (imp. & p. p.) of Harass

Harassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harass

Harass (v. t.) To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out.

Harass (n.) Devastation; waste.

Harass (n.) Worry; harassment.

Harasser (n.) One who harasses.

Harassment (n.) The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety.

Harberous (a.) Harborous.

Harbinger (n.) One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.

Harbinger (n.) A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.

Harbingered (imp. & p. p.) of Harbinger

Harbingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harbinger

Harbinger (v. t.) To usher in; to be a harbinger of.

Harbor (n.) A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.

Harbor (n.) Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.

Harbor (n.) The mansion of a heavenly body.

Harbor (n.) A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.

Harbor (n.) A mixing box materials.

Harbored (imp. & p. p.) of Harbor

Harboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harbor

Harbor (n.) To afford lodging to; to enter as guest; to receive; to give a refuge to; indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought).

Harbor (v. i.) To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.

Harborage (n.) Shelter; entertainment.

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