Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Ha (hä) interj. [ Anglo-Saxon ] An exclamation denoting surprise, joy, or grief. Both as uttered and as written, it expresses a great variety of emotions, determined by the tone or the context. When repeated, ha, ha , it is an expression of laughter, satisfaction, or triumph, sometimes of derisive laughter; or sometimes it is equivalent to "Well, it is so."

Ha-has , and inarticulate hootings of satirical rebuke.
Carlyle.

Haaf (häf) noun [ Of Scand. origin; confer Icelandic & Swedish haf the sea, Danish hav , perhaps akin to English haven .] The deepsea fishing for cod, ling, and tusk, off the Shetland Isles.

Haak (hāk) noun (Zoology) A sea fish. See Hake . Ash.

Haar (här) noun [ See Hoar .] A fog; esp., a fog or mist with a chill wind. [ Scot.] T. Chalmers.

Habeas corpus (hā"be*ăs kôr"pŭs). [ Latin you may have the body.] (Law) A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial. Bouvier.

Habendum (hȧ*bĕn"dŭm) noun [ Latin , that must be had.] (Law) That part of a deed which follows the part called the premises , and determines the extent of the interest or estate granted; -- so called because it begins with the word Habendum . Kent.

Haberdash (hăb"ẽr*dăsh) intransitive verb [ See Haberdasher .] To deal in small wares. [ R.]

To haberdash in earth's base ware.
Quarles.

Haberdasher (-dăsh`ẽr) noun [ Prob. from Icelandic hapurtask trumpery, trifles, perhaps through French. It is possibly akin to English haversack , and to Icelandic taska trunk, chest, pocket, German tasche pocket, and the orig. sense was perhaps , peddler's wares.]
1. A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter. [ Obsolete]

The haberdasher heapeth wealth by hats.
Gascoigne.

2. A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.

Haberdashery (-ȳ) noun The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles. Burke.

Haberdine (hăb`ẽr*dēn" or hă"bẽr*dĭn) noun [ Dutch abberdaan , labberdaan ; or a French form, confer Old French habordeau , from the name of a Basque district, confer French Labourd , adj. Labourdin. The l was misunderstood as the French article.] A cod salted and dried. Ainsworth.

Habergeon (hȧ*bẽr"je*ŏn or hăb"ẽr*jŭn) noun [ French haubergeon a small hauberk, dim. of Old French hauberc , French haubert . See Hauberk .] Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk. Chaucer.

Habilatory (hăb"ĭ*lȧ*to*rȳ) adjective Of or pertaining to clothing; wearing clothes. Ld. Lytton.

Habile (hăb"ĭl) adjective [ French habile , Latin habilis . See Able , Habit .] Fit; qualified; also, apt. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Habiliment (hȧ*bĭl"ĭ*m e nt) noun [ French habillement , from habiller to dress, clothe, orig., to make fit, make ready, from habile apt, skillful, Latin habilis . See Habile .]
1. A garment; an article of clothing. Camden.

2. plural Dress, in general. Shak.

Habilimented adjective Clothed. Taylor (1630).

Habilitate (-tat) adjective [ Late Latin habilitatus , past participle of habilitare to enable.] Qualified or entitled. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Habilitate (-tāt) transitive verb To fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle. Johnson.

Habilitation (-tā"shŭn) noun [ Late Latin habilitatio : confer French habilitation .] Equipment; qualification. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Hability (hȧ*bĭl"ĭ*tȳ) noun [ See Ability .] Ability; aptitude. [ Obsolete] Robynson (More's Utopia).

Habit (hăb"ĭt) noun [ Middle English habit , abit , F. habit from Latin habitus state, appearance, dress, from habere to have, be in a condition; probably akin to English have. See Have , and confer Able , Binnacle , Debt , Due , Exhibit , Malady. ]
1. The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit ; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit ; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.

2. (Biol.) The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.

3. Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior.

A man of very shy, retired habits .
W. Irving.

4. Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit .

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.
Shak.

There are, among the statues, several of Venus, in different habits .
Addison.

Syn. -- Practice; mode; manner; way; custom; fashion. -- Habit , Custom . Habit is a disposition or tendency leading us to do easily, naturally, and with growing certainty, what we do often; custom is external, being habitual use or the frequent repetition of the same act. The two operate reciprocally on each other. The custom of giving produces a habit of liberality; habits of devotion promote the custom of going to church. Custom also supposes an act of the will, selecting given modes of procedure; habit is a law of our being, a kind of "second nature" which grows up within us.

How use doth breed a habit in a man !
Shak.

He who reigns . . . upheld by old repute,
Consent, or custom .
Milton.

Habit (hăb"ĭt) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Habited ; present participle & verbal noun Habiting .] [ Middle English habiten to dwell, French habiter , from Latin habitare to have frequently, to dwell, intens. from habere to have. See Habit , noun ]
1. To inhabit. [ Obsolete]

In thilke places as they [ birds] habiten .
Rom. of R.

2. To dress; to clothe; to array.

They habited themselves like those rural deities.
Dryden.

3. To accustom; to habituate. [ Obsolete] Chapman.

Habitability (- ȧ*bĭl"ĭ*tȳ) noun Habitableness.

Habitable (hăb"ĭt*ȧ*b'l) adjective [ French habitable , Latin habitabilis .] Capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in; as, the habitable world. -- Hab"it*a*ble*ness , noun -- Hab"it*a*bly , adverb

Habitacle (hăb"ĭt*ȧ*k'l) noun [ French habitacle dwelling place, binnacle, Latin habitaculum dwelling place. See Binnacle , Habit , v. ] A dwelling place. Chaucer. Southey.

Habitan (ȧ`be`tä⊁") noun Same as Habitant , 2.

General Arnold met an emissary . . . sent . . . to ascertain the feelings of the habitans or French yeomanry.
W. Irwing.

Habitance (hăb"ĭt* a ns) noun [ Old French habitance , Late Latin habitantia .] Dwelling; abode; residence. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Habitancy (- a n*sȳ) noun Same as Inhabitancy .

Habitant (- a nt) noun [ French habitant . See Habit , transitive verb ]


1. An inhabitant; a dweller. Milton. Pope.

2. [ French pron. ȧ`be`tä⊁"] An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually in the plural.

The habitants or cultivators of the soil.
Parkman.

Habitat (hăb"ĭ*tăt) noun [ Latin , it dwells, from habitare . See Habit , transitive verb ]
1. (Biol.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.

2. Place where anything is commonly found.

This word has its habitat in Oxfordshire.
Earle.

Habitation (-tā"shŭn) noun [ French habitation , Latin habitatio .]
1. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy. Denham.

2. Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

The Lord . . . blesseth the habitation of the just.
Prov. iii. 33.

Habitator (hăb"ĭ*tā`tẽr) noun [ Latin ] A dweller; an inhabitant. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Habited (-ĭt*ĕd) past participle & adjective
1. Clothed; arrayed; dressed; as, he was habited like a shepherd.

2. Fixed by habit; accustomed. [ Obsolete]

So habited he was in sobriety.
Fuller.

3. Inhabited. [ Archaic]

Another world, which is habited by the ghosts of men and women.
Addison.

Habitual (hȧ*bĭt"u* a l; 135) adjective [ Confer French habituel , Late Latin habitualis . See Habit , noun ]
1. Formed or acquired by habit or use.

An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims.
South.

2. According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habitual practice of sin.

It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common and ordinary blessings.
Buckminster.

Syn. -- Customary; accustomed; usual; common; wonted; ordinary; regular; familiar.

-- Ha*bit"u*al*ly , adverb -- Ha*bit"u*al*ness , noun

Habituate (-āt) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Habituated (- ā`tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Habituating (-ā`tĭng).] [ Latin habituatus , past participle of habituare to bring into a condition or habit of body: confer French habituer . See Habit .]
1. To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.

Our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime.
Sir K. Digby.

Men are first corrupted . . . and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices.
Tillotson.

2. To settle as an inhabitant. [ Obsolete] Sir W. Temple.

Habituate (-at) adjective Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual. [ R.] Hammond.

Habituation (-ā"shŭn) noun [ Confer French habituation .] The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.

Habitude (hăb"ĭ*tūd) noun [ French, from Latin habitudo condition. See Habit .]
1. Habitual attitude; usual or accustomed state with reference to something else; established or usual relations. South.

The same ideas having immutably the same habitudes one to another.
Locke.

The verdict of the judges was biased by nothing else than their habitudes of thinking.
Landor.

2. Habitual association, intercourse, or familiarity.

To write well, one must have frequent habitudes with the best company.
Dryden.

3. Habit of body or of action. Shak.

It is impossible to gain an exact habitude without an infinite number of acts and perpetual practice.
Dryden.

Habitué (ȧ`be`tu`a") noun [ French, past participle of habituer . See Habituate .] One who habitually frequents a place; as, an habitué of a theater.

Habiture (hăb"ĭ*tur; 135) noun Habitude. [ Obsolete]

Habitus (-tŭs) noun [ Latin ] (Zoology) Habitude; mode of life; general appearance.

Hable (hā"b'l) adjective See Habile . [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Habnab (hăb"năb) adverb [ Hobnob .] By chance. [ Obsolete]

Hachure (hăch"ur) noun [ French, from hacher to hack. See Hatching .] (Fine Arts) A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See Hatching .

Hacienda (ä`the*an"dȧ or hä`sĭ*ĕn"dȧ) noun [ Spanish , from OSp. facienda employment, estate, from Latin facienda , plural of faciendum what is to be done, from facere to do. See Fact .] A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; -- a word used in Spanish-American regions.