Heed Heed intransitive verb To mind; to consider.
Heed Heed noun 1. Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take .
With wanton heed and giddy cunning. Milton.
Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand. 2 Sam. xx. 10.
Birds give more heed and mark words more than beasts. Bacon. 2. Careful consideration; obedient regard.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard. Hebrew ii. 1. 3. A look or expression of heading.
He did it with a serious mind; a heed Shak.
Was in his countenance.
Heedful Heed"ful adjective Full of heed; regarding with care; cautious; circumspect; attentive; vigilant. Shak. -- Heed"ful*ly , adverb -- Heed"ful*ness , noun
Heedless Heed"less adjective Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; unobservant.
O, negligent and heedless discipline! Shak.
The heedless lover does not know Waller.
Whose eyes they are that wound him so.
Heedy Heed"y adjective Heedful. [ Obsolete] " Heedy shepherds." Spenser. -- Heed"i*ly adverb [ Obsolete] -- Heed"i*ness , noun [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Heel Heel (hēl) intransitive verb [ Middle English helden to lean, incline, Anglo-Saxon heldan , hyldan ; akin to Icelandic halla , Danish helde , Swedish hälla to tilt, pour, and perhaps to English hill .] (Nautical) To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it. Heeling error (Nautical) , a deviation of the compass caused by the heeling of an iron vessel to one side or the other.
Heel Heel noun
[ Middle English hele
, Anglo-Saxon hēla
, perhaps for hōhila
, from Anglo-Saxon hōh
heel (cf. Hough
); but confer Dutch hiel
, OFries. heila
, Icelandic hæll
, Danish hæl
, Swedish häl
, and Latin calx
. √12. Confer Inculcate
.] 1. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.
He [ the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed, Denham. 2. The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe. 3. The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.
His winged heels and then his armed head.
of a hunt." A. Trollope.
of the white loaf." Sir W. Scott. 4. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob. 5. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests
; especially: (a) (Nautical) The after end of a ship's keel. (b) (Nautical) The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc. (c) (Mil.) In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position. (d) (Mil.) The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt. (e) The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe. 6. (Man.) Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well. 7. (Architecture) (a) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping. (b) A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen. Gwilt. Heel chain (Nautical)
, a chain passing from the bowsprit cap around the heel of the jib boom.
-- Heel plate
, the butt plate of a gun.
-- Heel of a rafter
. (Architecture) See Heel , noun , 7.
-- Heel ring
, a ring for fastening a scythe blade to the snath.
-- Neck and heels
, the whole body.
(Colloq.) -- To be at the heels of
, to pursue closely; to follow hard; as, hungry want is at my heels . Otway.
-- To be down at the heel
, to be slovenly or in a poor plight.
-- To be out at the heels
, to have on stockings that are worn out; hence, to be shabby, or in a poor plight. Shak.
-- To cool the heels
. See under Cool .
-- To go heels over head
, to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner.
-- To have the heels of
, to outrun.
-- To lay by the heels
, to fetter; to shackle; to imprison. Shak. Addison.
-- To show the heels
, to flee; to run from.
-- To take to the heels
, to flee; to betake to flight.
-- To throw up another's heels
, to trip him. Bunyan.
-- To tread upon one's heels
, to follow closely. Shak.
Heel Heel transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Heeled
; present participle & verbal noun Heeling
.] 1. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.
I cannot sing, Shak. 2. To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe. 3. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
Nor heel the high lavolt.
Heel Heel noun 1. (Golf) The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft. 2. In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.
Heel Heel transitive verb 1. (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club. 2. (Football) To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
Heelball Heel"ball` noun A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.
Heeler Heel"er noun 1. A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs. 2. A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political patron.
[ Political Cant, U. S.]
The army of hungry heelers who do their bidding. The Century.
Heelless Heel"less adjective Without a heel.
Heelpath Heel"path` noun
[ So called with a play upon the words tow
.] The bank of a canal opposite, and corresponding to, that of the towpath; berm.
[ U. S.]
The Cowles found convenient spiles sunk in the heelpath . The Century.
Heelpiece Heel"piece` noun 1. A piece of armor to protect the heels. Chesterfield. 2. A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe. 3. The end. "The heelpiece of his book." Lloyd.
Heelpost Heel"post` noun 1. (Nautical) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft. 2. (Carp.) The post to which a gate or door is hinged. 3. (Engineering) The quoin post of a lock gate.
Heelspur Heel"spur` noun (Zoology) A slender bony or cartilaginous process developed from the heel bone of bats. It helps to support the wing membranes. See Illust. of Cheiropter .
Heeltap Heel"tap` noun 1. One of the segments of leather in the heel of a shoe. 2. A small portion of liquor left in a glass after drinking. "Bumpers around and no heeltaps ." Sheridan.
Heeltap Heel"tap` transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Heeltapped ; present participle & verbal noun Heeltapping .] To add a piece of leather to the heel of (a shoe, boot, etc.)
Heeltool Heel"tool` noun A tool used by turners in metal, having a bend forming a heel near the cutting end.
Heemraad Heem"raad` noun
; plural - raaden
. [ Sometimes, incorrectly, Heemraat
or even Heemrad
.] [ Dutch heem
village + raad
council, councilor.] In Holland, and, until the 19th century, also in Cape Colony, a council to assist a local magistrate in the government of rural districts; hence, also, a member of such a council.
Heep Heep noun The hip of the dog- rose. [ Obsolete]
Heer Heer noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] A yarn measure of six hundred yards or &frac1x24; of a spindle. See Spindle .
Heer Heer noun [ See Hair .] Hair. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Heft Heft noun Same as Haft , noun [ Obsolete] Waller.
Heft Heft noun
[ From Heave
: confer hefe
weight. Confer Haft
.] 1. The act or effort of heaving... violent strain or exertion.
He craks his gorge, his sides, Shak. 2. Weight; ponderousness.
With violent hefts .
A man of his age and heft . T. Hughes. 3. The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the crop was spoiled.
[ Colloq. U. S.] J. Pickering.
Heft Heft transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hefted
, obsolete ); present participle & verbal noun Hefting
.] 1. To heave up; to raise aloft.
Inflamed with wrath, his raging blade he heft . Spenser. 2. To prove or try the weight of by raising.
Heft Heft noun
; G. plural Hefte
. [ G.] A number of sheets of paper fastened together, as for a notebook; also, a part of a serial publication.
The size of " hefts " will depend on the material requiring attention, and the annual volume is to cost about 15 marks. The Nation.
Hefty Heft"y adjective Moderately heavy. [ Colloq. U. S.]
Hegelian He·ge"li·an adjective Pertaining to Hegelianism. -- noun A follower of Hegel.
Hegelianism, Hegelism He·ge"li·an·ism, He"gel·ism noun The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel , a German writer (1770-1831).
Hegemonic, Hegemonical Heg`e·mon"ic, Heg`e·mon"ic·al adjective [ Greek .... See Hegemony .] Leading; controlling; ruling; predominant. "Princelike and hegemonical ." Fotherby.
Hegemony He·gem`o·ny noun [ Greek ..., from ... guide, leader, from ... to go before.] Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates. Lieber.
Hegge Heg"ge noun A hedge. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Hegira He·gi"ra noun [ Written also hejira .] [ Arabic hijrah flight.] The flight of Mohammed from Mecca, September 13, A. D. 622 (subsequently established as the first year of the Moslem era); hence, any flight or exodus regarded as like that of Mohammed. » The starting point of the Era was made to begin, not from the date of the flight, but from the first day of the Arabic year, which corresponds to July 16, A. D. 622.
Heifer Heif"er noun [ Middle English hayfare , Anglo-Saxon heáhfore , heáfore ; the second part of this word seems akin to Anglo-Saxon fearr bull, ox; akin to Old High German farro , German farre , Dutch vaars , heifer, German färse , and perhaps to Greek ..., ..., calf, heifer.] (Zoology) A young cow.
Heigh-ho Heigh"-ho (hī"-hō) interj. An exclamation of surprise, joy, dejection, uneasiness, weariness, etc. Shak.
[ Written also hight
.] [ Middle English heighte
, Anglo-Saxon heáhðu
high; akin to Dutch hoogte
, Swedish höjd
, Danish höide
, Icelandic hæð
, Goth. hauhiþa
. See High
.] 1. The condition of being high; elevated position.
Behold the height of the stars, how high they are! Job xxii. 12. 2. The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of an animal, especially of a man; stature. Bacon.
[ Goliath's] height was six cubits and a span. 1 Sam. xvii. 4. 3. Degree of latitude either north or south.
Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as Peru to the south. Abp. Abbot. 4. That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights . Dryden. 5. Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preëminence or distinction in society; prominence.
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts. R. Browning.
All would in his power hold, all make his subjects. Chapman. 6. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
Social duties are carried to greater heights , and enforced with stronger motives by the principles of our religion. Addison. 7. Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.
My grief was at the height before thou camest. Shak. On height
[ He] spake these same words, all on hight . Chaucer.
(hīt"'n) transitive verb
[ Written also highten
.] [ imperfect & past participle Heightened
; present participle & verbal noun Heightening
.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. 2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; - - used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
our confusion." Addison.
An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous. Hawthorne.
Heightener Height"en·er noun [ Written also hightener .] One who, or that which, heightens.
[ Old French haïnos
hateful, French haineux
, from Old French haïne
hate, French haine
, from haïr
to hate; of German origin. See Hate
.] Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.
It were most heinous and accursed sacrilege. Hooker.
How heinous had the fact been, how deserving Milton. Syn.
-- Monstrous; flagrant; flagitious; atrocious. -- Hei"nous*ly
Heir Heir noun
[ Middle English heir
, Old French heir
, French hoir
, Latin heres
; of uncertain origin. Confer Hereditary
.] 1. One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
I am my father's heir and only son. Shak. 2. One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
And I his heir in misery alone. Pope. Heir apparent
. (Law.) See under Apparent .
-- Heir at law
, one who, after his ancector's death, has a right to inherit all his intestate estate. Wharton (Law Dict.).
-- Heir presumptive
, one who, if the ancestor should die immediately, would be his heir, but whose right to the inheritance may be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative, or by some other contingency.
Heir Heir transitive verb To inherit; to succeed to.
One only daughter heired the royal state. Dryden.
Heirdom Heir"dom noun The state of an heir; succession by inheritance. Burke.
Heiress Heir"ess noun A female heir.
Heirless Heir"less adjective Destitute of an heir. Shak.
Heirloom Heir"loom` noun
, in its earlier sense of implement
the frame.] Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.
Woe to him whose daring hand profanes Moir.
The honored heirlooms of his ancestors.
Heirship Heir"ship noun The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting. Heirship movables , certain kinds of movables which the heir is entitled to take, besides the heritable estate. [ Scot.]
Hejira He·ji"ra noun See Hegira .
Hektare, Hektogram Hek"tare`, Hek"to·gram Hek"to*li`ter & Hek"to*me`ter noun Same as Hectare , Hectogram , Hectoliter , and Hectometer .
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