Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Hingeless adjective Without a hinge or joint.

Hink noun A reaping hook. Knight.

Hinniate, Hinny intransitive verb [ Latin hinnire .] To neigh; to whinny. [ Obsolete]

Hinny noun ; plural Hinnies . [ Latin hinnus , confer Greek ....] A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.

Hinny noun A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey . [ Prov. Eng.] Wright.

Hint transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hinted ; present participle & verbal noun Hinting .] [ Middle English henten , hinten , 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 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 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
Is common.
Shak.

The hint malevolent, the look oblique.
Hannah More.

Syn. -- Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion .

Hinterland 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 adverb In a hinting manner.

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 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 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 interj. Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip , hip , hurra!

Hip or Hipps noun See Hyp , noun [ Colloq.]

Hip lock (Wrestling) A lock in which a close grip is obtained and a fall attempted by a heave over the hip.

Hip tree (Botany) The dog- rose.

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 transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Hiped ; present participle & verbal noun Hiping .] (Wrestling) To throw by means of a hipe. -- Hip"er noun

Hiphalt adjective Lame in the hip. [ R.] Gower.

Hippa, Hippe 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 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 adjective [ From 5th Hip .] Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See Hyppish . [ Colloq.]

When we are hipped or in high spirits.
R. Latin Stevenson.

Hippobosca 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 noun See Hippocampus .

Hippocampal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the hippocampus.

Hippocampus 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 noun [ Latin hippocentaurus , Greek ...; "i`ppos horse + ... centaur.] (Myth.) Same as Centaur .

Hippocras noun [ French hippocras , hypocras , New Latin vinum hippocraticum , lit., wine of Hippocrates.] A cordial made of spiced wine, etc.

Hippocrates 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 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 noun The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.

Hippocrene 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 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 adjective [ Greek "i`ppos horse + ... shoe + -form .] (Botany) Shaped like a horseshoe.

Hippodame noun [ Confer French hippopotame .] A fabulous sea monster. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Hippodrome noun [ Latin hippodromos , Greek ...; "i`ppos horse + ... course, from ... to run: confer French hippodrome .]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.

2. An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.

Hippodrome noun (Sports) A fraudulent contest with a predetermined winner. [ Slang, U. S.]

Hippodrome intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle -dromed ; present participle & verbal noun -droming .] (Sports) To arrange contests with predetermined winners. [ Slang, U. S.]

Hippogriff noun [ French hippogriffe ; confer Italian ippogrifo . See Hippopotamus , Griffon .] (Myth.) A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin. Milton.

Hippolith noun [ Greek "i`ppos horse + -lith .] A concretion, or kind of bezoar, from the intestines of the horse.

Hippopathology noun [ Greek "i`ppos horse + English pathology : confer French hippopathologie .] The science of veterinary medicine; the pathology of the horse.

Hippophagi noun plural [ New Latin See Hippophagous .] Eaters of horseflesh.

Hippophagism noun Hippophagy. Lowell.

Hippophagist noun One who eats horseflesh.

Hippophagous adjective [ Greek "i`ppos horse + ... to eat: confer French hippophage .] Feeding on horseflesh; -- said of certain nomadic tribes, as the Tartars.

Hippophagy noun [ Confer French hippophagie .] The act or practice of feeding on horseflesh.

Hippophile noun [ Greek "i`ppos horse + ... to love.] One who loves horses. Holmes.

Hippopotamus noun ; plural English Hippopotamuses , Latin Hippopotami . [ Latin , from Greek ...; "i`ppos horse + ... river. Confer Equine .] (Zoology) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal ( Hippopotamus amphibius ), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe , and river horse . A smaller species ( H. Liberiencis ) inhabits Western Africa.

Hippotomy noun [ Greek "i`ppos horse + ... to cut: confer French hippotomie .] Anatomy of the horse.