Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Hunt's-up noun A tune played on the horn very early in the morning to call out the hunters; hence, any arousing sound or call.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Time plays the hunt's-up to thy sleepy head. Drayton.
Hunting noun The pursuit of game or of wild animals. A. Smith. Happy hunting grounds
, the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting. Tylor.
-- Hunting box
. Same As Hunting lodge (below).
-- Hunting cat (Zoology)
, the cheetah.
-- Hunting cog (Machinery)
, a tooth in the larger of two geared wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting of the same pairs of teeth.
-- Hunting dog (Zoology)
, the hyena dog.
-- Hunting ground
, a region or district abounding in game; esp. ( plural ), the regions roamed over by the North American Indians in search of game.
-- Hunting horn
, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See Horn , and Bulge .
-- Hunting leopard (Zoology)
, the cheetah.
-- Hunting lodge
, a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.
-- Hunting seat
, a hunting lodge. Gray.
-- Hunting shirt
, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather.
-- Hunting spider (Zoology)
, a spider which hunts its prey, instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.
-- Hunting watch
. See Hunter , 6.
Huntress noun A woman who hunts or follows the chase; as, the huntress Diana. Shak.
; plural Huntsmen 1. One who hunts, or who practices hunting. 2. The person whose office it is to manage the chase or to look after the hounds. L'Estrange. Huntsman's cup (Botany)
, the sidesaddle flower, or common American pitcher plant ( Sarracenia purpurea ).
Huntsmanship noun The art or practice of hunting, or the qualification of a hunter. Donne.
[ From Hurds
.] A coarse kind of linen; -- called also harden .
[ Prov. Eng.]
[ Middle English hurdel
, Anglo-Saxon hyrdel
; akin to Dutch horde
, Old High German hurt
, German hürde
a hurdle, fold, pen, Icelandic hur...
door, Goth. haúrds
, Latin cratis
wickerwork, hurdle, Greek ..., Sanskrit k...t
to spin, c...t
to bind, connect. √16. Confer Crate
] 1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes. 2. In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution. Bacon. 3. An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race. Hurdle race
, a race in which artificial barriers in the form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.
Hurdle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurdleed
; present participle & verbal noun Hurdleing
.] To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles. Milton.
Hurdlework noun Work after manner of a hurdle.
[ See Hards
.] The coarse part of flax or hemp; hards.
Hurdy-gurdy noun [ Prob. of imitative origin.]
1. A stringled instrument, lutelike in shape, in which the sound is produced by the friction of a wheel turned by a crank at the end, instead of by a bow, two of the strings being tuned as drones, while two or more, tuned in unison, are modulated by keys. 2. In California, a water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.
Hurkaru noun [ Hind. harkāra ] In India, a running footman; a messenger. [ Written also hurkaroo .]
Hurl transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurled
; present participle & verbal noun Hurling
.] [ Middle English hurlen
; probably contracted from Middle English hurtlen
to hurtle, or probably akin to English whirl
. √16. See Hurtle
.] 1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.
And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main. Pope. 2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective. Spenser. 3.
[ Confer Whirl
.] To twist or turn.
or crooked feet." [ Obsolete] Fuller.
Hurl intransitive verb 1. To hurl one's self; to go quickly.
[ R.] 2. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another).
God shall hurl at him and not spare. Job xxvii. 22 (Rev. Ver. ). 3. To play the game of hurling. See Hurling .
1. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling. Congreve. 2. Tumult; riot; hurly-burly. [ Obsolete] Knolles. 3. (Hat Manuf.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.
Hurlbat noun See Whirlbat .
[ Obsolete] Holland.
Hurlbone noun 1. See Whirlbone . 2. (Far.) A bone near the middle of the buttock of a horse. Crabb.
Hurler noun One who hurls, or plays at hurling.
Hurling noun 1. The act of throwing with force. 2. A kind of game at ball, formerly played.
Hurling taketh its denomination from throwing the ball. Carew.
Hurlwind noun A whirlwind. [ Obsolete] Sandys.
[ Confer French hurler
to howl.] Noise; confusion; uproar.
That, with the hurly , death itself awakes. Shak.
[ Reduplicated from Middle English hurly
confusion: confer French hurler
to howl, yell, Latin ululare
; or confer English hurry
.] Tumult; bustle; confusion. Shak.
All places were filled with tumult and hurly- burly . Knolles.
Huron-Iroquous noun (Ethnol.) A linguistic group of warlike North American Indians, belonging to the same stock as the Algonquins, and including several tribes, among which were the Five Nations. They formerly occupied the region about Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the larger part of New York.
Huronian adjective [ Named from Lake Huron .] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to certain non- fossiliferous rocks on the borders of Lake Huron, which are supposed to correspond in time to the latter part of the Archæan age.
Hurons noun plural ; sing. Huron . (Ethnol.) A powerful and warlike tribe of North American Indians of the Algonquin stock. They formerly occupied the country between Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario, but were nearly exterminated by the Five Nations about 1650.
Hurr intransitive verb
[ See Hurry
.] To make a rolling or burring sound.
R is the dog's letter, and hurreth in the sound. B. Jonson.
Hurrah noun A cheer; a shout of joy, etc. Hurrah's nest
, state of utmost confusion.
[ Colloq. U.S.]
A perfect hurrah's nest in our kitchen. Mrs. Stowe.
Hurrah intransitive verb To utter hurrahs; to huzza.
Hurrah transitive verb To salute, or applaud, with hurrahs.
Hurrah, Hurra interj.
[ Confer G., Dan., & Swedish hurra
. Confer Huzza
.] A word used as a shout of joy, triumph, applause, encouragement, or welcome.
Hurrah ! hurrah ! for Ivry and Henry of Navarre. Macaulay.
[ Spanish hurracan
; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd. Tennyson.
Each guilty thought to me is Massinger. Hurricane bird (Zoology)
A dreadful hurricane .
, the frigate bird.
-- Hurricane deck
. (Nautical) See under Deck .
; plural Hurricanoes
. A waterspout; a hurricane.
[ Obsolete] Drayton.
"You cataracts and hurricanoes
, spout." Shak.
1. Urged on; hastened; going or working at speed; as, a hurried writer; a hurried life. 2. Done in a hurry; hence, imperfect; careless; as, a hurried job. "A hurried meeting." Milton. -- Hur"ried*ly , adverb -- Hur"ried*ness , noun
Hurrier noun One who hurries or urges.
Hurries noun A staith or framework from which coal is discharged from cars into vessels.
Hurry transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurried
; present participle & verbal noun Hurrying
.] [ Middle English horien
; confer OSw. hurra
to whirl round, dial. Swedish hurr
great haste, Danish hurre
to buzz, Icelandic hurr
hurly-burly, Middle High German hurren
to hurry, and English hurr
to hurry; all probably of imitative origin.] 1. To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
Impetuous lust hurries him on. South.
They hurried him abroad a bark. Shak. 2. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
And wild amazement hurries up and down Shak. 3. To cause to be done quickly. Syn.
The little number of your doubtful friends.
-- To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate; urge.
Hurry intransitive verb To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry . To hurry up , to make haste. [ Colloq.]
Hurry noun The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.
Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the mind, and puts into a violent hurry of thought. Addison. Syn.
-- Haste; speed; dispatch. See Haste
Hurry-skurry adverb [ An imitative word; confer Swedish skorra to rattle, snarl, English scurry .] Confusedly; in a bustle. [ Obsolete] Gray.
Hurryingly adverb In a hurrying manner.
Hurst noun [ Middle English hurst , Anglo-Saxon hyrst ; akin to Old High German hurst , horst , wood, thicket, German horst the nest of a bird of prey, an eyerie, thicket.] A wood or grove; -- a word used in the composition of many names, as in Hazle hurst .
Hurt noun (Machinery) (a) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions. (b) A husk. See Husk , 2.
Hurt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurt
; present participle & verbal noun Hurting
.] [ Middle English hurten
; probably from Old French hurter
, to knock, thrust, strike, French heurter
; confer W. hyrddu
to push, drive, assault, hwrdd
a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; confer Dutch horten
to push, strike, Middle High German hurten
, both probably from Old French.] 1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
The hurt lion groans within his den. Dryden. 2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt . Milton. 3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
"I am angry and hurt
Hurter noun 1. A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.
The pains of sickness and hurts . . . all men feel. Locke. 2. An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.
But the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels. Tennyson. 3. Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.
Thou dost me yet but little hurt . Shak. Syn.
-- Wound; bruise; injury; harm; damage; loss; detriment; mischief; bane; disadvantage.
Hurter noun One who hurts or does harm.
I shall not be a hurter , if no helper. Beau. & Fl.
[ French heurtoir
, lit., a striker. See Hurt
, transitive verb
] A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.
Hurtful adjective Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct. Syn. -- Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental; disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious; unwholesome; destructive. -- Hurt"ful*ly , adverb -- Hurt"ful*ness , noun
Hurtle intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurtled
; present participle & verbal noun Hurtling
.] [ Middle English hurtlen
, freq. of hurten
. See Hurt
, transitive verb
, and confer Hurl
.] 1. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
Together hurtled both their steeds. Fairfax. 2. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
Now hurtling round, advantage for to take. Spenser.
Down the hurtling cataract of the ages. R. Latin Stevenson. 3. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
The noise of battle hurtled in the air. Shak.
The earthquake sound Mrs. Browning.
Hurtling 'death the solid ground.
Hurtle transitive verb 1. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.
His harmful club he gan to hurtle high. Spenser. 2. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
And he hurtleth with his horse adown. Chaucer.