Webster's Dictionary, 1913
(-rōm`) noun (Architecture) See Headway , 2.
Headrope (-rōp`) noun (Nautical) That part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail.
Headsail (-sāl`) noun (Nautical) Any sail set forward of the foremast. Totten.
Headshake (-shāk`) noun A significant shake of the head, commonly as a signal of denial. Shak.
Headship noun Authority or dignity; chief place.
; plural Headsmen
n). An executioner who cuts off heads. Dryden.
(hĕd"sprĭng`) noun Fountain; source.
The headspring of our belief. Stapleton.
Headstall (-stal`) noun That part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head. Shak.
Headstock (-stŏk`) noun (Machinery) A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine ; as: (a) The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head , the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock . (b) The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.
Headstone (-stōn`) noun
1. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone. Ps. cxviii. 22. 2. The stone at the head of a grave.
(-strŏng`; 115) adjective 1. Not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn.
Now let the headstrong boy my will control. Dryden. 2. Directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy; as, a headstrong course. Dryden. Syn.
-- Violent; obstinate; ungovernable; untractable; stubborn; unruly; venturesome; heady.
Headstrongness noun Obstinacy. [ R.] Gayton.
Headtire (-tīr`) noun
1. A headdress. "A headtire of fine linen." 1 Esdras iii. 6. 2. The manner of dressing the head, as at a particular time and place.
Headwater noun The source and upper part of a stream; -- commonly used in the plural; as, the headwaters of the Missouri.
Headway (-wā`) noun
1. The progress made by a ship in motion; hence, progress or success of any kind. 2. (Architecture) Clear space under an arch, girder, and the like, sufficient to allow of easy passing underneath.
Headwork (-wûrk`) noun Mental labor.
[ From Head
.] 1. Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.
All the talent required is to be hot, to be heady , -- to be violent on one side or the other. Sir W. Temple. 2. Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.
The liquor is too heady . Dryden. 3. Violent; impetuous.
(hēl) transitive verb
[ See Hele
.] To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
Heal transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Healed
(hēld); present participle & verbal noun Healing
.] [ Middle English helen
, Anglo-Saxon hǣlan
, from hāl
hale, sound, whole; akin to Old Saxon hēlian
, Dutch heelen
, German heilen
, Goth. hailjan
. See Whole
.] 1. To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed . Matt. viii. 8. 2. To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
I will heal their backsliding. Hos. xiv. 4. 3. To restore to original purity or integrity.
Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters. 2 Kings ii. 21. 4. To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
(hēl) intransitive verb To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals , or the wound heals ; -- sometimes with up or over ; as, it will heal up, or over.
Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves. Shak.
[ Anglo-Saxon hǣlu
. See Heal
, transitive verb
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Healable (-ȧ*b'l) adjective Capable of being healed.
Healall (-al`) noun (Botany) A common herb of the Mint family ( Brunella vulgaris ), destitute of active properties, but anciently thought a panacea.
[ CF. Heddle
.] A heddle. Ure.
Healer (hēl"ẽr) noun One who, or that which, heals.
Healful (-ful) adjective Tending or serving to heal; healing. [ Obsolete] Ecclus. xv. 3.
Healing adjective Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words.
Here healing dews and balms abound. Keble.
Healingly adverb So as to heal or cure.
[ Middle English helthe
, Anglo-Saxon hǣlþ
, from hāl
hale, sound, whole. See Whole
.] 1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.
There is no health in us. Book of Common Prayer.
Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. Buckminster. 2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast.
"Come, love and health
to all." Shak. Bill of health
. See under Bill .
-- Health lift
, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; -- also called lifting machine .
-- Health officer
, one charged with the enforcement of the sanitary laws of a port or other place.
-- To drink a health
. See under Drink .
(-ful) adjective 1. Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant. 2. Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.
The healthful Spirit of thy grace. Book of Common Prayer. 3. Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition.
A mind . . . healthful and so well- proportioned. Macaulay. 4. Well-disposed; favorable.
Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests. Shak.
Healthfully adverb In health; wholesomely.
Healthfulness noun The state of being healthful.
Healthily (-ĭ*lȳ) adverb In a healthy manner.
Healthiness noun The state of being healthy or healthful; freedom from disease.
1. Without health, whether of body or mind; infirm. "A healthless or old age." Jer. Taylor. 2. Not conducive to health; unwholesome. [ R.]
Healthlessness noun The state of being healthless.
Healthsome (-sŭm) adjective Wholesome; salubrious. [ R.] " Healthsome air." Shak.
Healthward (-wẽrd) adjective & adverb In the direction of health; as, a healthward tendency.
[ Compar. Healthier
(-ĭ*ẽr); superl. Healthiest
.] 1. Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy child; a healthy plant.
His mind was now in a firm and healthy state. Macaulay. 2. Evincing health; as, a healthy pulse; a healthy complexion. 3. Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthy exercise; a healthy climate. Syn.
-- Vigorous; sound; hale; salubrious; healthful; wholesome; salutary.
Heam (hēm) noun [ Confer Anglo-Saxon cild hamma womb, OD. hamme afterbirth, LG. hamen .] The afterbirth or secundines of a beast.
[ Middle English heep
, heap, multitude, Anglo-Saxon heáp
; akin to Old Saxon hōp
, Dutch hoop
, Old High German houf
, German haufe
, Swedish hop
, Danish hob
, Icelandic hōpr
troop, flock, Russian kupa
heap, crowd, Lithuanian kaupas
. Confer Hope
, in Forlorn hope
.] 1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
[ Now Low or Humorous]
The wisdom of a heap of learned men. Chaucer.
A heap of vassals and slaves. Bacon.
He had heaps of friends. W. Black. 2. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
[ Now Low or Humorous]
A vast heap , both of places of scripture and quotations. Bp. Burnet.
I have noticed a heap of things in my life. R. Latin Stevenson. 3. A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.
Huge heaps of slain around the body rise. Dryden.
Heap transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Heaped
(hēpt); present participle & verbal noun Heaping
.] [ Anglo-Saxon heápian
.] 1. To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up ; as, to heap up treasures.
Though he heap up silver as the dust. Job. xxvii. 16. 2. To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up ; as, to heap up earth; or with on ; as, to heap on wood or coal. 3. To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.
Heaper (hēp"ẽr) noun One who heaps, piles, or amasses.
Heapy (-ȳ) adjective Lying in heaps. Gay.
(hēr) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Heard
(hẽrd); present participle & verbal noun Hearing
.] [ Middle English heren
, AS,. hiéran
; akin to Old Saxon hōrian
, OFries. hera
, Dutch hooren
, Old High German hōren
, German hören
, Icelandic heyra
, Swedish höra
, Danish hore
, Goth. hausjan
, and perhaps to Greek 'akoy`ein
, English acoustic
. Confer Hark
.] 1. To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.
Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers. Shak.
He had been heard to utter an ominous growl. Macaulay. 2. To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to- morrow. 3. To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass. 4. To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. 2 Sam. xv. 3.
I beseech your honor to hear me one single word. Shak. 5. To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Ps. cxvi. 1.
They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt. vi. 7. Hear him
. See Remark, under Hear , intransitive verb
-- To hear a bird sing
, to receive private communication.
[ Colloq.] Shak.
-- To hear say
, to hear one say; to learn by common report; to receive by rumor.
Hear intransitive verb 1. To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.
ear." Prov. xx. 12. 2. To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard , Milton. 3. To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.
Well pleased, but answered not.
I have heard , sir, of such a man. Shak.
I must hear from thee every day in the hour. Shak. To hear ill
, to be blamed.
Not only within his own camp, but also now at Rome, he heard ill for his temporizing and slow proceedings. Holland.
-- To hear well
, to be praised.
[ Obsolete] » Hear
, or Hear him
, is often used in the imperative, especially in the course of a speech in English assemblies, to call attention to the words of the speaker.
Hear him , . . . a cry indicative, according to the tone, of admiration, acquiescence, indignation, or derision. Macaulay.
(hẽrd), imperfect & past participle of Hear .
Hearer (hēr"ẽr) noun One who hears; an auditor.
Hearing noun 1. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear. Job xlii. 5.
» Hearing in a special sensation, produced by stimulation of the auditory nerve; the stimulus (waves of sound) acting not directly on the nerve, but through the medium of the endolymph on the delicate epithelium cells, constituting the peripheral terminations of the nerve. See Ear
. 2. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing . 3. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.
His last offenses to us Shak.
Shall have judicious hearing .
Another hearing before some other court. Dryden.
, as applied to equity cases, means the same thing that the word trial
does at law. Abbot. 4. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
"She's not within hearing
They laid him by the pleasant shore, Tennyson.
And in the hearing of the wave.