Hindgut Hind"gut` noun [ Hind , adjective + gut .] (Anat.) The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.
Hindi Hin"di noun [ Prop. a Persian adj. meaning, Indian, Hindoo.] The name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindoos. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written. Whitworth.
Hindleys screw Hind"ley"s screw` (Mech.) A screw cut on a solid whose sides are arcs of the periphery of a wheel into the teeth of which the screw is intended to work. It is named from the person who first used the form.
Hindoo, Hindu Hin"doo, Hin"du noun
; plural Hindoos
. [ Persian Hindū
, from Hind
, India. Confer Indian
.] A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda.
Hindoo, Hindu, calendar Hin"doo, Hindu, calendar A lunisolar calendar of India, according to which the year is divided into twelve months, with an extra month inserted after every month in which two new moons occur (once in three years). The intercalary month has the name of the one which precedes it. The year usually commences about April 11. The months are follows:
Hindooism, Hinduism Hin"doo·ism, Hin"du·ism noun The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindoos; Brahmanism.
Hindoostanee, Hindustani Hin"doo·sta"nee, Hin"du·sta"ni adjective [ Hind. Hindūstānī an Indian, from Hind. and Persian Hindūstān India.] Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language. -- noun The language of Hindostan; the name given by Europeans to the most generally spoken of the modern Aryan languages of India. It is Hindi with the addition of Persian and Arabic words.
Hindrance Hin"drance noun
[ See Hinder
, transitive verb
] 1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered. 2. That which hinders; an impediment.
What various hindrances we meet. Cowper.
Something between a hindrance and a help. Wordsworth. Syn.
-- Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; interruption; check; delay; restraint.
Hindu Hin"du noun Same as Hindoo .
Hine Hine noun
[ See Hind
a servant.] A servant; a farm laborer; a peasant; a hind.
Bailiff, herd, nor other hine . Chaucer.
Hinge Hinge noun
[ Middle English henge
; akin to Dutch heng
, LG. henge
, Prov. English hingle
a small hinge; connected with hang
, v., and Icelandic hengja
to hang. See Hang
.] 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.
The gate self-opened wide, Milton. 2. That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned. 3. One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
On golden hinges turning.
When the moon is in the hinge at East. Creech.
Nor slept the winds . . . but rushed abroad. Milton. Hinge joint
. (a) (Anat.) See Ginglymus . (b) (Mech.) Any joint resembling a hinge, by which two pieces are connected so as to permit relative turning in one plane.
-- To be off the hinges
, to be in a state of disorder or irregularity; to have lost proper adjustment. Tillotson.
Hinge Hinge transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hinged ; present participle & verbal noun Hinging .] 1. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges. 2. To bend. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hinge Hinge intransitive verb To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon ; as, the argument hinges on this point. I. Taylor
Hinged Hinged adjective Furnished with hinges.
Hingeless Hinge"less adjective Without a hinge or joint.
Hink Hink noun A reaping hook. Knight.
Hinniate, Hinny Hin"ni·ate, Hin"ny intransitive verb [ Latin hinnire .] To neigh; to whinny. [ Obsolete]
Hinny Hin"ny noun
; plural Hinnies
. [ Latin hinnus
, confer Greek ....] A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.
Hinny Hin"ny noun A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey . [ Prov. Eng.] Wright.
Hint Hint transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hinted
; present participle & verbal noun Hinting
.] [ Middle English henten
, to seize, to catch, Anglo-Saxon hentan
to pursue, take, seize; or Icelandic ymta
to mutter, ymtr
a muttering, Danish ymte
to whisper. √36. Confer Hent
.] To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.
Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike. Pope. Syn.
-- To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply.
Hint Hint intransitive verb To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
We whisper, and hint , and chuckle. Tennyson. To hint at
, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously. Syn.
-- To allude; refer; glance; touch.
Hint Hint noun A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.
Our hint of woe Shak.
The hint malevolent, the look oblique. Hannah More. Syn.
-- Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion
Hinterland Hin"ter·land` noun [ G.; hinter behind + land land.] The land or region lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with reference to the so-called doctrine of the hinterland , sometimes advanced, that occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying inland of the coast.
Hintingly Hint"ing·ly adverb In a hinting manner.
Hip Hip noun [ Middle English hipe , huppe , Anglo-Saxon hype ; akin to Dutch heup , Old High German huf , German hüfte , Danish hofte , Swedish höft , Goth. hups ; confer Icelandic huppr , and also Greek ... the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lithuanian kumpis ham.] 1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle. 2. (Architecture) The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions. 3. (Engin) In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord. Waddell. Hip bone (Anat.) , the innominate bone; -- called also haunch bone and huckle bone . -- Hip girdle (Anat.) , the pelvic girdle. -- Hip joint (Anat.) , the articulation between the thigh bone and hip bone. -- Hip knob (Architecture) , a finial, ball, or other ornament at the intersection of the hip rafters and the ridge. -- Hip molding (Architecture) , a molding on the hip of a roof, covering the hip joint of the slating or other roofing. -- Hip rafter (Architecture) , the rafter extending from the wall plate to the ridge in the angle of a hip roof. -- Hip roof , Hipped roof (Architecture) , a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides. See Hip , noun , 2., and Hip , transitive verb , 3. -- Hip tile , a tile made to cover the hip of a roof. -- To catch upon the hip , or To have on the hip , to have or get the advantage of; -- a figure probably derived from wresting. Shak. -- To smite hip and thigh , to overthrow completely; to defeat utterly. Judg. xv. 8.
Hip Hip transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hipped ; present participle & verbal noun Hipping .] 1. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side. 2. To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock ). 3. To make with a hip or hips, as a roof. Hipped roof . See Hip roof , under Hip .
Hip Hip noun [ Middle English hepe , Anglo-Saxon heópe ; confer Old High German hiufo a bramble bush.] (Botany) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose ( Rosa canina ). [ Written also hop , hep .] Hip tree (Botany) , the dog- rose.
Hip Hip interj. Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip , hip , hurra!
Hip Hip or Hipps noun See Hyp , noun [ Colloq.]
Hip lock Hip lock (Wrestling) A lock in which a close grip is obtained and a fall attempted by a heave over the hip.
Hip tree Hip" tree` (Botany) The dog- rose.
Hip-roofed Hip"-roofed` adjective Having a hip roof.
Hipe Hipe noun Also Hype [ Etym. uncertain.] (Wrestling) A throw in which the wrestler lifts his opponent from the ground, swings him to one side, knocks up his nearer thigh from the back with the knee, and throws him on his back.
Hipe Hipe transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Hiped ; present participle & verbal noun Hiping .] (Wrestling) To throw by means of a hipe. -- Hip"er noun
Hiphalt Hip"halt` adjective Lame in the hip. [ R.] Gower.
Hippa, Hippe Hip"pa, Hip"pe noun (Zoology) A genus of marine decapod crustaceans, which burrow rapidly in the sand by pushing themselves backward; -- called also bait bug . See Illust. under Anomura .
Hipparion Hip·pa"ri·on noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a pony, dim. of ... a horse.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of Tertiary mammals allied to the horse, but three-toed, having on each foot a small lateral hoof on each side of the main central one. It is believed to be one of the ancestral genera of the Horse family.
Hipped, Hippish Hipped, Hip"pish adjective
[ From 5th Hip
.] Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See Hyppish .
When we are hipped or in high spirits. R. Latin Stevenson.
Hippobosca Hip`po·bos"ca noun [ New Latin , from Greek "i`ppos horse + ... to feed.] (Zoology) A genus of dipterous insects including the horsefly or horse tick. -- Hip`po*bos"can adjective
Hippocamp Hip"po·camp noun See Hippocampus .
Hippocampal Hip`po·cam"pal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the hippocampus.
Hippocampus Hip`po·cam"pus noun [ Latin , the sea horse, Greek ... a hippocampus (in senses 1 and 2); "i`ppos horse + ... to bend.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish ( Hippocampus brevirostris ), -- seen in Pompeian paintings, attached to the chariot of Neptune. Fairholt. 2. (Zoology) A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also sea horse . » They swim slowly, in an erect position, and often cling to seaweeds by means of the incurved prehensile tail. The male has a ventral pouch, in which it carries the eggs till hatched. 3. (Zoology) A name applied to either of two ridges of white matter in each lateral ventricle of the brain. The larger is called hippocampus major or simply hippocampus . The smaller, hippocampus minor , is called also ergot and calcar .
Hippocentaur Hip`po·cen"taur noun [ Latin hippocentaurus , Greek ...; "i`ppos horse + ... centaur.] (Myth.) Same as Centaur .
Hippocras Hip"po·cras noun [ French hippocras , hypocras , New Latin vinum hippocraticum , lit., wine of Hippocrates.] A cordial made of spiced wine, etc.
Hippocrates Hip·poc"ra·tes noun A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C. Hippocrates' sleeve , a conical strainer, made by stitching together two adjacent sides of a square piece of cloth, esp. flannel of linen.
Hippocratic Hip"po·crat"ic adjective Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings. Hippocratic face [ Latin facies Hippocratica ], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like. The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold; -- so called, as having been described by Hippocrates. Dunglison. -- Hippocratic oath , an oath said to have been dictated by Hippocrates to his disciples. Such an oath is still administered to candidates for graduation in medicine.
Hippocratism Hip·poc"ra·tism noun The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.
Hippocrene Hip"po·crene noun
[ Latin , from Greek ...; "i`ppos
horse + ... a fountain.] A fountain on Mount Helicon in Bœotia, fabled to have burst forth when the ground was struck by the hoof of Pegasus. Also, its waters, which were supposed to impart poetic inspiration. Keats.
Nor maddening draughts of Hippocrene . Longfellow.
Hippocrepian Hip"po·crep"i·an noun [ See Hippocrepiform .] (Zoology) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactolæma .
Hippocrepiform Hip`po·crep`i·form adjective [ Greek "i`ppos horse + ... shoe + -form .] (Botany) Shaped like a horseshoe.
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