Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Hexandria noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek "e`x six + ..., ..., a man, male: confer French hexandrie .] (Botany) A Linnæan class of plants having six stamens.
Hexandrian, Hex-androus adjective [ Confer French hexandre .] (Botany) Having six stamens.
Hexane noun [ Greek "e`x six.] (Chemistry) Any one of five hydrocarbons, C 6 H 14 , of the paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.
. Confer Sexangular
.] Having six angles or corners.
Hexapetalous adjective [ Hexa- + petal : confer French hexapétale .] (Botany) Having six petals.
Hexaphyllous adjective [ Hexa- + Greek ... a leaf: confer French hexaphylle .] (Botany) Having six leaves or leaflets.
Hexapla noun Etym. plural , but syntactically sing. [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ..., contr. ..., sixfold.] A collection of the Holy Scriptures in six languages or six versions in parallel columns; particularly, the edition of the Old Testament published by Origen, in the 3d century.
Hexapod adjective [ Greek ..., ..., sixfooted; "e`x six + ..., ..., foot: confer French hexapode .] Having six feet. -- noun (Zoology) An animal having six feet; one of the Hexapoda.
Hexapoda noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek "e`x
six + -poda
.] (Zoology) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.
» The Hexapoda have the head, thorax, and abdomen differentiated, and are mostly winged. They have three pairs of mouth organs, viz., mandibles, maxillæ, and the second maxillæ or labial palpi; three pairs of thoracic legs; and abdominal legs, which are present only in some of the lowest forms, and in the larval state of some of the higher ones. Many (the Metabola) undergo a complete metamorphosis, having larvæ (known as maggots, grubs, caterpillars) very unlike the adult, and pass through a quiescent pupa state in which no food is taken; others (the Hemimetabola) have larvæ much like the adult, expert in lacking wings, and an active pupa, in which rudimentary wings appear. See Insecta
. The Hexapoda are divided into several orders.
Hexapodous adjective (Zoology) Having six feet; belonging to the Hexapoda.
Hexapterous adjective [ Hexa- + Greek ... wing.] (Botany) Having six processes. Gray.
Hexastich Hex*as"ti*chon noun [ Latin hexastichus of six rows, lines, or verses, Greek ...; "e`x six + sti`chos row, line, verse.] A poem consisting of six verses or lines.
Hexastyle adjective [ Greek ... with six columns; "e`x six + column: confer French hexastyle .] (Architecture) Having six columns in front; -- said of a portico or temple. -- noun A hexastyle portico or temple.
Hexateuch noun [ Hexa- + ... a tool, a book.] The first six books of the Old Testament.
Hexatomic adjective [ Hex- + atomic .] (Chemistry) (a) Having six atoms in the molecule. [ R.] (b) Having six replaceable radicals.
+ Latin valens
, present participle
.] (Chemistry) Having a valence of six; -- said of hexads.
Hexdecyl noun [ Hex- + decyl .] (Chemistry) The essential radical, C 16 H 33 , of hecdecane.
Hexdecylic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexdecyl or hecdecane; as, hexdecylic alcohol.
Hexeikosane noun [ Hex- + eikosane .] (chem.) A hydrocarbon, C 26 H 54 , resembling paraffine; -- so called because each molecule has twenty-six atoms of carbon. [ Written also hexacosane .]
[ Greek "e`x
six.] (Chemistry) Same as Hexylene .
Hexicology noun [ Greek ... state or habit + -logy .] The science which treats of the complex relations of living creatures to other organisms, and to their surrounding conditions generally. St. George Mivart.
Hexine noun [ Greek "e`x six.] (Chemistry) A hydrocarbon, C 6 H 10 , of the acetylene series, obtained artificially as a colorless, volatile, pungent liquid; -- called also hexoylene .
Hexoctahedron noun [ Hex- + octahedron .] (Geom.) A solid having forty-eight equal triangular faces.
Hexoic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexane; as, hexoic acid.
Hexone noun [ Hex- + - one .] (Chemistry) A liquid hydrocarbon, C 6 H 8 , of the valylene series, obtained from distillation products of certain fats and gums.
Hexose noun [ Hexa- + - ose .] (Chemistry) Any member of a group of sugars containing six carbon atoms in the molecule. Some are widely distributed in nature, esp. in ripe fruits.
Hexyl noun [ Hex- + - yl .] (chem.) A compound radical, C 6 H 13 , regarded as the essential residue of hexane , and a related series of compounds.
Hexylene noun [ Hex- + - yl + ethl ene .] (Chemistry) A colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C 6 H 12 , of the ethylene series, produced artificially, and found as a natural product of distillation of certain coals; also, any one several isomers of hexylene proper. Called also hexene .
Hexylic adjective (chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexyl or hexane; as, hexylic alcohol.
[ See High
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Hey interj. [ Middle English hei ; confer D. & German hei .]
1. An exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement. Shak. 2. A cry to set dogs on. Shak.
[ Confer German heida
, or hei da
, Dutch hei daar
. Confer Hey
, and There
.] An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder. B. Jonson.
[ Prob. for. high day
. See High
, and Day
.] The time of triumph and exultation; hence, joy, high spirits, frolicsomeness; wildness.
The heyday in the blood is tame. Shak.
In the heyday of their victories. J. H. Newman.
Heydeguy noun [ Perh. from heyday + guise .] A kind of country-dance or round. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Heyh, Heygh adjective High. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Heyne noun [ Anglo-Saxon heán low, mean.] A wretch; a rascal. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Heyten adverb [ Icelandic h......an .] Hence. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ See Hiatus
.] Act of gaping.
[ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
, English Hiatuses
. [ Latin , from hiare
, to gape; akin to English yawn
. See Yawn
.] 1. An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break. 2. (Gram.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables. Pope.
[ Latin hibernaculum
a winter residence, plural hibernacula
winter quarters: confer French hibernacle
. See Hibernate
.] That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant. Martyn.
[ See Hibernacle
.] 1. (Botany) A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales. 2. (Zoology) A little case in which certain insects pass the winter. 3. Winter home or abiding place. J. Burroughs.
Hibernal adjective [ Latin hibernalis , from the root of hiems winter; akin to Greek ... snow, Sanskrit hima cold, winter, snow: confer French hibernal .] Belonging or relating to winter; wintry; winterish. Sir T. Browne.
Hibernate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hibernated
; present participle & verbal noun Hibernating
.] [ Latin hibernare
, from hibernus
wintry. See Hibernal
.] To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.
Inclination would lead me to hibernate , during half the year, in this uncomfortable climate of Great Britain. Southey.
Hibernation noun [ Confer French hibernation .] The act or state of hibernating. Evelyn.
Hibernian adjective [ Latin Hibernia , Ireland.] Of or pertaining to Hibernia, now Ireland; Irish. -- noun A native or an inhabitant of Ireland.
Hibernicism, Hibernianism noun An idiom or mode of speech peculiar to the Irish. Todd.
Hiberno-Celtic noun The native language of the Irish; that branch of the Celtic languages spoken by the natives of Ireland. Also adj .
[ Latin , marsh mallow; confer Greek ....] (Botany) A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea , Hollyhock , and Manoe .
Hiccius doctius [ Corrupted from Latin hic est doctus this is a learned man.] A juggler. [ Cant] Hudibras.