Hitchel Hitch"el noun & transitive verb See Hatchel .
Hithe Hithe (hī&thlig;) noun [ Anglo-Saxon hȳð . Confer Hide to conceal.] A port or small haven; -- used in composition; as, Lambhithe , now Lambeth . Pennant.
Hither Hith"er adverb
[ Middle English hider
, Anglo-Saxon hider
; akin to Icelandic hēðra
, Danish hid
, Swedish hit
, Goth. hidrē
; confer Latin citra
on this side, or English here
. √183. Confer He
.] 1. To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither ; as, to come or bring hither . 2. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.
Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the highest perfection of man. Hooker. Hither and thither
, to and fro; backward and forward; in various directions.
"Victory is like a traveller, and goeth hither and thither
Hither Hith"er adjective 1. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther ; as, on the hither side of a hill. Milton. 2. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.
And on the hither side, or so she looked, Tennyson.
Of twenty summers.
To the present generation, that is to say, the people a few years on the hither and thither side of thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday. Huxley.
Hithermost Hith"er·most` adjective Nearest on this side. Sir M. Hale.
Hitherto Hith"er·to` adverb 1. To this place; to a prescribed limit.
Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further. Job xxxviii. 11. 2. Up to this time; as yet; until now.
The Lord hath blessed me hitherto . Josh. xvii. 14.
Hitherward Hith"er·ward adverb
[ Anglo-Saxon hiderweard
.] Toward this place; hither.
Marching hitherward in proud array. Shak.
Hitter Hit"ter noun One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter .
Hittite Hit"tite noun [ From Hebrew Khittīm Hittites.] A member of an ancient people (or perhaps group of peoples) whose settlements extended from Armenia westward into Asia Minor and southward into Palestine. They are known to have been met along the Orontes as early as 1500 b. c. , and were often at war with the Egyptians and Assyrians. Especially in the north they developed a considerable civilization, of which numerous monuments and inscriptions are extant. Authorities are not agreed as to their race. While several attempts have been made to decipher the Hittite characters, little progress has yet been made.
Hittorf rays Hit"torf rays (Electricity) Rays (chiefly cathode rays) developed by the electric discharge in Hittorf tubes.
Hittorf tube Hit"torf tube (Electricity) (a) A highly exhausted glass tube with metallic electrodes nearly in contact so as to exhibit the insulating effects of a vacuum. It was used by the German physicist W. Hittorf (b. 1824). (b) A Crookes tube.
Hive Hive noun
[ Middle English hive
, Anglo-Saxon h...fe
.] 1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees. Dryden. 2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees. Shak. 3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.
The hive of Roman liars. Tennyson. Hive bee (Zoology)
, the honeybee.
Hive Hive transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hived
; present participle & verbal noun Hiving
.] 1. To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees. 2. To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.
Hiving wisdom with each studious year. Byron.
Hive Hive intransitive verb To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body. Pope.
Hiveless Hive"less adjective Destitute of a hive. Gascoigne.
Hiver Hiv"er noun One who collects bees into a hive.
Hives Hives noun [ Scot.; perhaps akin to English heave .] (Medicine) (a) The croup. (b) An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis) , allied to the chicken pox.
Hizz Hizz intransitive verb To hiss. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Ho Ho pron. Who. [ Obsolete] In some Chaucer MSS.
Ho, Hoa Ho, Hoa noun
[ See Ho
, 2.] A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
There is no ho with them. Decker.
Ho, Hoa Ho, Hoa
[ Confer F. & German ho
.] 1. Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach.
"What noise there, ho
! who's within?" Shak. 2.
[ Perhaps corrupted from hold
; but confer French hau
stop! and English whoa
.] Stop! stand still! hold! - - a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything.
[ Written also whoa
, and, formerly, hoo
The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried " Hoo !" Chaucer.
An herald on a scaffold made an hoo . Chaucer.
Hoar Hoar adjective
[ Middle English hor
, Anglo-Saxon hār
; akin to Icelandic hārr
, and to Old High German hēr
illustrious, magnificent; confer Icelandic Heið
brightness of the sky, Goth. hais
torch, Sanskrit kētus
light, torch. Confer Hoary
.] 1. White, or grayish white; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs.
waters." Spenser. 2. Gray or white with age; hoary.
Whose beard with age is hoar . Coleridge.
Old trees with trunks all hoar . Byron. 3. Musty; moldy; stale.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Hoar Hoar noun Hoariness; antiquity.
Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages. Burke.
Hoar Hoar transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon hārian to grow gray.] To become moldy or musty. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hoard Hoard noun See Hoarding , 2. Smart.
Hoard Hoard noun [ Middle English hord , Anglo-Saxon hord ; akin to Old Saxon hord , German hort , Icelandic hodd , Goth. huzd ; probably from the root of English hide to conceal, and of Latin custos guard, English custody . See Hide to conceal.] A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money.
Hoard Hoard transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hoarded ; present participle & verbal noun Hoarding .] [ Anglo-Saxon hordian .] To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain.
Hoard Hoard intransitive verb To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.
To hoard for those whom he did breed. Spenser.
Hoarder Hoard"er noun One who hoards.
Hoarding Hoard"ing noun
[ From Old French hourd
, barrier, palisade, of German or Dutch origin; confer Dutch horde
hurdle, fence, German horde
; akin to English hurdle
. √16. See Hurdle
.] 1. (Architecture) A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.
Posted on every dead wall and hoarding . London Graphic. 2. A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something.
The whole arrangement was surrounded by a hoarding , the space within which was divided into compartments by sheets of tin. Tyndall.
Hoared Hoared adjective Moldy; musty. [ Obsolete] Granmer.
Hoarfrost Hoar"frost` noun The white particles formed by the congelation of dew; white frost.
[ Written also horefrost
. See Hoar
He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. Ps. cxlvii. 16.
Hoarhound Hoar"hound` noun Same as Horehound .
Hoariness Hoar"i·ness noun [ From Hoary .] The state of being hoary. Dryden.
Hoarse Hoarse adjective
[ Compar. Hoarser
, superl. Hoarsest
.] [ Middle English hors
, also hos
, Anglo-Saxon hās
; akin to Dutch heesch
, German heiser
, Icelandic hāss
, Danish hæs
, Swedish hes
. Confer Prov. English heazy
.] 1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven.
The hoarse resounding shore. Dryden. 2. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.
Hoarsely Hoarse"ly adverb With a harsh, grating sound or voice.
Hoarsen Hoars"en transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hoarsened
; present participle & verbal noun Hoarsening
.] To make hoarse.
I shall be obliged to hoarsen my voice. Richardson.
Hoarseness Hoarse"ness noun Harshness or roughness of voice or sound, due to mucus collected on the vocal cords, or to swelling or looseness of the cords.
Hoarstone Hoar"stone` (hōr"stōn`) noun A stone designating the bounds of an estate; a landmark. Halliwell.
Hoary Hoar"y adjective 1. White or whitish.
willows." Addison. 2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.
Reverence the hoary head. Dr. T. Dwight. 3.
Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity. 4. Moldy; mossy; musty.
[ Obsolete] Knolles. 5. (Zoology) Of a pale silvery gray. 6. (Botany) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent. Hoary bat (Zoology)
, an American bat ( Atalapha cinerea ), having the hair yellowish, or brown, tipped with white.
Hoatzin Ho"at·zin noun (Zoology) Same as Hoazin .
Hoax Hoax noun [ Prob. contr. from hocus , in hocus-pocus .] A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke. Macaulay.
Hoax Hoax transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hoaxed ; present participle & verbal noun Hoaxing .] To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively. Lamb.
Hoaxer Hoax"er noun One who hoaxes.
Hoazin Hoa"zin noun (Zoology) A remarkable South American bird ( Opisthocomus cristatus ); the crested touraco. By some zoölogists it is made the type of a distinct order ( Opisthocomi ).
Hob Hob noun [ Prob. akin to hump . Confer Hub . ] 1. The hub of a wheel. See Hub . Washington. 2. The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm. Smart. 3. (Mech.) A threaded and fluted hardened steel cutter, resembling a tap, used in a lathe for forming the teeth of screw chasers, worm wheels, etc.
Hob Hob noun
[ Orig. an abbrev. of Robin
; Robin Goodfellow
a celebrated fairy, or domestic spirit. Confer Hobgoblin
, and see Robin
. ] 1. A fairy; a sprite; an elf.
From elves, hobs, and fairies, . . . Beau. & FL. 2. A countryman; a rustic; a clown.
Defend us, good Heaven !
[ Obsolete] Nares.
Hob Hob noun A peg, pin, or mark used as a target in some games, as an iron pin in quoits; also, a game in which such a target is used.
Hob Hob noun (Zoology) The male ferret.
Hobanob, Hobandnob Hob"a·nob`, Hob"and·nob` intransitive verb Same as Hobnob . Tennyson.
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