Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Honeywort noun (Botany) A European plant of the genus Cerinthe , whose flowers are very attractive to bees. Loudon.
Hong noun [ Chinese hang , Canton dialect hong , a mercantile house, factory.] A mercantile establishment or factory for foreign trade in China, as formerly at Canton; a succession of offices connected by a common passage and used for business or storage. Hong merchant , one of the few Chinese merchants who, previous to the treaty of 1842, formed a guild which had the exclusive privilege of trading with foreigners.
Hong transitive verb & i. To hang. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Honiton lace A kind of pillow lace, remarkable for the beauty of its figures; -- so called because chiefly made in Honiton , England.
Honk noun [ Of imitative origin.] (Zoology) The cry of a wild goose. -- Honk"ing , noun
[ Middle English honor
, Old French honor
, F. honneur
, from Latin honor
.] [ Written also honour
.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
A prophet is not without honor , save in his own country. Matt. xiii. 57. 2. That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.
If she have forgot Shak.
Honor and virtue.
Godlike erect, with native honor clad. Milton. 3. A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege.
Say, what is honor ? 'T is the finest sense Wordsworth.
Of justice which the human mind can frame,
Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,
And guard the way of life from all offense
Suffered or done.
I could not love thee, dear, so much, Lovelace. 4. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
Loved I not honor more.
"Restored me to my honors
I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor . 1 Kings iii. 13.
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Ps. civ. 1. 5. Fame; reputation; credit.
Some in theiractions do woo, and affect honor and reputation. Bacon.
If my honor is meant anything distinct from conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the censure and esteem of the world. Rogers. 6. A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors ; civil honors .
"Their funeral honors
." Dryden. 7. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation. 8. A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable . 9. (Feud. Law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended. Cowell. 10. plural Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics. 11. plural (Whist) The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors . R. A. Proctor. Affair of honor
, a dispute to be decided by a duel, or the duel itself.
-- Court of honor
, a court or tribunal to investigate and decide questions relating to points of honor; as a court of chivalry, or a military court to investigate acts or omissions which are unofficerlike or ungentlemanly in their nature.
-- Debt of honor
, a debt contracted by a verbal promise, or by betting or gambling, considered more binding than if recoverable by law.
-- Honor bright!
An assurance of truth or fidelity. [ Colloq.] -- Honor court (Feudal Law)
, one held in an honor or seignory.
-- Honor point
. (Her.) See Escutcheon .
-- Honors of war (Mil.)
, distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy, as of marching out from a camp or town armed, and with colors flying.
-- Law, or Code
, of honor
, certain rules by which social intercourse is regulated among persons of fashion, and which are founded on a regard to reputation. Paley.
-- Maid of honor
, a lady of rank, whose duty it is to attend the queen when she appears in public.
-- On one's honor
, on the pledge of one's honor; as, the members of the House of Lords in Great Britain, are not under oath, but give their statements or verdicts on their honor .
-- Point of honor
, a scruple or nice distinction in matters affecting one's honor; as, he raised a point of honor .
-- To do the honors
, to bestow honor, as on a guest; to act as host or hostess at an entertainment.
"To do the honors
and to give the word." Pope.
-- To do one honor
, to confer distinction upon one.
-- To have the honor
, to have the privilege or distinction.
-- Word of honor
, an engagement confirmed by a pledge of honor.
Honor transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Honored
; present participle & verbal noun Honoring
.] [ Middle English honouren
, Old French honorer
, French honorer
, from Latin honorare
, from honor
] 1. To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
Honor thy father and thy mother. Ex. xx. 12.
That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. John v. 23.
It is a custom Shak. 2. To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
More honor'd in the breach than the observance.
Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor . Esther vi. 9.
The name of Cassius honors this corruption. Shak. 3. (Com.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honor a bill of exchange.
[ French honorable
, Latin honorabilis
.] 1. Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
Thy name and honorable family. Shak. 2. High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation. 3. Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
Is this proceeding just and honorable ? Shak. 4. Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
Honorable wounds from battle brought. Dryden. 5. Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.
Marriage is honorable in all. Hebrew xiii. 4. 6. Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; as, an honorable burial. 7. Of reputable association or use; respectable.
Let her descend: my chambers are honorable . Shak. 8. An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.
is a title of quality, conferred by English usage upon the younger children of earls and all the children of viscounts and barons. The maids of honor, lords of session, and the supreme judges of England and Ireland are entitled to the prefix. In American usage, it is a title of courtesy merely, bestowed upon those who hold, or have held, any of the higher public offices, esp. governors, judges, members of Congress or of the Senate, mayors. Right honorable
. See under Right .
1. The state of being honorable; eminence; distinction. 2. Conformity to the principles of honor, probity, or moral rectitude; fairness; uprightness; reputableness.
Honorably adverb 1. In an honorable manner; in a manner showing, or consistent with, honor.
The reverend abbot . . . honorably received him. Shak.
Why did I not more honorably starve? Dryden. 2. Decently; becomingly.
[ Obsolete] "Do this message honorably
." Shak. Syn.
-- Magnanimously; generously; nobly; worthily; justly; equitably; fairly; reputably.
Honorarium, Honorary noun
[ Latin honorarium
), from honorarius
. See Honorary
] 1. A fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars. S. Longfellow. 2. (Law) An honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price. Heumann.
Honorary adjective [ Latin honorarius , from honor honor: confer French honoraire .]
1. Done as a sign or evidence of honor; as, honorary services. Macaulay. 2. Conferring honor, or intended merely to confer honor without emolument; as, an honorary degree. " Honorary arches." Addison. 3. Holding a title or place without rendering service or receiving reward; as, an honorary member of a society.
Honorer noun One who honors.
[ See Honor
, and -ic
.] Conferring honor; tending to honor. London Spectator.
Honorless adjective Destitute of honor; not honored. Bp. Warburton.
(hŏnt) noun & v. See under Hunt .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Hung. honvēd
home + vēd
defense.] 1. The Hungarian army in the revolutionary war of 1848-49. 2. = Honvédség .
[ Hung. honvēdsēg
; honvēd + sēg
, an abstract or collective suffix.] (Hungary) See Army organization , above.
Hoo interj. 1. See Ho .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. Hurrah! -- an exclamation of triumphant joy. Shak.
[ Middle English hood
, Anglo-Saxon hōd
; akin to Dutch hoed
hat, German hut
, Old High German huot
, also to English hat
, and probably to English heed
. √13.] 1. State; condition.
How could thou ween, through that disguised hood Spenser. 2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
To hide thy state from being understood?
; especially: (a) A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed. (b) A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
make not monks." Shak. (c) A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure. (d) An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood . (e) A covering for a horse's head. (f) (Falconry) A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon . 3. Anything resembling a hood in form or use
; as: (a) The top or head of a carriage. (b) A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind. (c) A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue. (d) The top of a pump. (e) (Ord.) A covering for a mortar. (f) (Botany) The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet . Gray. (g) (Nautical) A covering or porch for a companion hatch. 4. (Shipbuilding) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
Hood transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hooded
; present participle & verbal noun Hooding
.] 1. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
The friar hooded , and the monarch crowned. Pope. 2. To cover; to hide; to blind.
While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyes Shak. Hooding end (Shipbuilding)
Thus with my hat, and sigh and say, "Amen."
, the end of a hood where it enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern post.
Hood molding, Hood moulding (Architecture) A projecting molding over the head of an arch, forming the outermost member of the archivolt; -- called also hood mold .
Hoodcap noun See Hooded seal , under Hooded .
Hooded adjective 1. Covered with a hood. 2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. 3. Hood-shaped; esp. (Botany) , rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. 4. (Zoology) (a) Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds. (b) Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded snake. Hooded crow
, a European crow (Corvus cornix) ; -- called also hoody , dun crow , and royston crow .
-- Hooded gull
, the European black-headed pewit or gull.
-- Hooded merganser
. See Merganser .
-- Hooded seal
, a large North Atlantic seal ( Cystophora cristata ). The male has a large, inflatible, hoodlike sac upon the head. Called also hoodcap .
-- Hooded sheldrake
, the hooded merganser. See Merganser .
-- Hooded snake
. See Cobra de capello , Asp , Haje , etc.
-- Hooded warbler
, a small American warbler ( Sylvania mitrata ).
Hoodless adjective Having no hood.
Hoodlum noun A young rowdy; a rough, lawless fellow. [ Colloq. U.S.]
Hoodman noun The person blindfolded in the game called hoodman-blind. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hoodman-blind noun An old term for blindman's buff. Shak.
Hoodoo noun [ Perh. a var. of voodoo .] One who causes bad luck. [ Colloq.]
Hoodoo transitive verb To be a hoodoo to; to bring bad luck to by occult influence; to bewitch. [ Colloq., U. S.]
Hoodoo noun A natural rock pile or pinnacle of fantastic shape. [ Western U. S.]
Hoodwink transitive verb
.] 1. To blind by covering the eyes.
We will blind and hoodwink him. Shak. 2. To cover; to hide.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 3. To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon.
with kindness." Sir P. Sidney.
Hoody noun (Zoology) The hooded crow; also, in Scotland, the hooded gull.
; plural Hoofs
, very rarely Hooves
. [ Middle English hof
, Anglo-Saxon hōf
; akin to Dutch hoef
, G1huf, Old High German huof
, Icelandic hōfr
, Swedish hof
, Danish hov
; confer Russian kopuito
, Sanskrit çapha
. √225.] 1. The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc.
On burnished hooves his war horse trode. Tennyson. 2. A hoofed animal; a beast.
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind. Ex. x. 26. 3. (Geom.) See Ungula .
Hoof intransitive verb To hoof it , to foot it.
1. To walk as cattle. [ R.] William Scott. 2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [ Slang, U.S.]
Hoof noun -- On the hoof , of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered.
Hoofbound adjective (Far.) Having a dry and contracted hoof, which occasions pain and lameness.
Hoofed adjective Furnished with hoofs. Grew.
Hoofless adjective Destitute of hoofs.
[ Middle English hok
, Anglo-Saxon hōc
; confer Dutch haak
, German hake
, Old High German hāko
, Icelandic haki
, Swedish hake
, Danish hage
. Confer Arquebuse
a half door, Heckle
.] 1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook , etc. 2. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns. 3. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
Like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook . Pope. 4. (Steam Engin.) See Eccentric , and V-hook . 5. A snare; a trap.
[ R.] Shak. 6. A field sown two years in succession.
[ Prov. Eng.] 7. plural The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones . By hook or by crook
, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect. Milton.
"In hope her to attain by hook or crook
-- Off the hooks
, unhinged; disturbed; disordered.
[ Colloq.] "In the evening, by water, to the Duke of Albemarle, whom I found mightly off the hooks
that the ships are not gone out of the river." Pepys.
-- On one's own hook
, on one's own account or responsibility; by one's self.
[ Colloq. U.S.] Bartlett.
-- To go off the hooks
, to die.
[ Colloq.] Thackeray.
-- Bid hook
, a small boat hook.
-- Chain hook
. See under Chain .
-- Deck hook
, a horizontal knee or frame, in the bow of a ship, on which the forward part of the deck rests.
-- Hook and eye
, one of the small wire hooks and loops for fastening together the opposite edges of a garment, etc.
-- Hook bill (Zoology)
, the strongly curved beak of a bird.
-- Hook ladder
, a ladder with hooks at the end by which it can be suspended, as from the top of a wall.
-- Hook motion (Steam Engin.)
, a valve gear which is reversed by V hooks.
-- Hook squid
, any squid which has the arms furnished with hooks, instead of suckers, as in the genera Enoploteuthis and Onychteuthis .
-- Hook wrench
, a wrench or spanner, having a hook at the end, instead of a jaw, for turning a bolthead, nut, or coupling.
Hook transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hooked
; present participle & verbal noun Hooking
.] 1. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
Hook him, my poor dear, . . . at any sacrifice. W. Collins. 2. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore. 3. To steal.
[ Colloq. Eng. & U.S.] To hook on
, to fasten or attach by, or as by, hook.
Hook intransitive verb To bend; to curve as a hook.
Hook noun (Geology) A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook .
Hook intransitive verb To move or go with a sudden turn; hence [ Slang or Prov. Eng.], to make off; to clear out; -- often with it . "Duncan was wounded, and the escort hooked it." Kipling.
Hook-billed adjective (Zoology) Having a strongly curved bill.
Hookah (hok"ȧ) noun [ Persian or Arabic huqqa a round box or casket, a bottle through which the fumes pass when smoking tobacco.] A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water.
1. Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird. 2. Provided with a hook or hooks. "The hooked chariot." Milton.
Hookedness noun The state of being bent like a hook; incurvation.