Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Hurtless adjective Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.
Gentle dame so hurtless and so true. Spenser.
[ Middle English hosebonde
, a husband, the master of the house or family, Anglo-Saxon h...sbonda
master of the house; h...s
house + bunda
, householder, husband; probably from Icelandic h...sbōndi
house master, husband; h...s
house + b...andi
dwelling, inhabiting, present participle of b...a
to dwell; akin to Anglo-Saxon b...an
, Goth. bauan
. See House Be
, and confer Bond
a slave, Boor
.] 1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.
[ Obsolete] 2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
The painful husband , plowing up his ground. Hakewill.
He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestic and field accommodations. Evelyn. 3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.
God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband , to improve the short remnant left me. Fuller. 4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife .
The husband and wife are one person in law. Blackstone. 5. The male of a pair of animals.
[ R.] Dryden. A ship's husband (Nautical)
, an agent representing the owners of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts.
Husband transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Husbanded
; present participle & verbal noun Husbanding
.] 1. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.
For my means, I'll husband them so well, Shak. 2. To cultivate, as land; to till.
They shall go far.
Land so trim and rarely husbanded . Evelyn. 3. To furnish with a husband.
[ R.] Shak.
Husbandable adjective Capable of being husbanded, or managed with economy. Sherwood.
Husbandage noun (Nautical) The commission or compensation allowed to a ship's husband.
Husbandless adjective Destitute of a husband. Shak.
Husbandly adjective Frugal; thrifty. [ R.] Tusser.
; plural Husbandmen 1. The master of a family.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.
Husbandry noun 1. Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.
There's husbandry in heaven; Shak. 2. The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.
Their candles are all out.
Husbandry supplieth all things necessary for food. Spenser.
Hush transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hushed
; present participle & verbal noun Hushing
.] [ Middle English huschen
, probably of imitative origin; confer LG. hussen
to lull to sleep, German husch
quick, make haste, be silent.] 1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. Shak. 2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
With thou, then, Otway.
Hush my cares?
And hush'd my deepest grief of all. Tennyson. To hush up
, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret.
"This matter is hushed up
Hush intransitive verb To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.
Hush , idle words, and thoughts of ill. Keble.
But all these strangers' presence every one did hush . Spenser.
Hush noun Stillness; silence; quiet. [ R.] "It is the hush of night." Byron. Hush money , money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the disclosure of facts. Swift.
Hush adjective Silent; quiet. " Hush as death." Shak.
Husher noun An usher. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Hushing noun (Mining) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming .
[ Prob. for hulsk
, and from the same root as hull
a husk. See Hull
a husk.] 1. The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize. 2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones. Husks of the prodigal son (Botany)
, the pods of the carob tree. See Carob .
Husk transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Husked
; present participle & verbal noun Husking
.] To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
1. Covered with a husk. 2. Stripped of husks; deprived of husks.
[ From Husky
.] In a husky manner; dryly.
1. The state of being husky. 2. Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice. G. Eliot.
1. The act or process of stripping off husks, as from Indian corn. 2. A meeting of neighbors or friends to assist in husking maize; -- called also husking bee . [ U.S.] "A red ear in the husking ." Longfellow.
[ From Husk
] Abounding with husks; consisting of husks. Dryden.
[ Prob. for husty
; confer Middle English host
cough, Anglo-Saxon hwōsta
; akin to Dutch hoest
, German husten
, Old High German huosto
, Icelandic hōsti
. See Wheeze
.] Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
Husky adjective Powerful; strong; burly.
[ Colloq., U. S.]
A good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard. Hamlin Garland.
; plural - kies
. [ Confer Eskimo
.] 1. An Eskimo; also, an Eskimo dog. 2. The Eskimo language.
Huso noun [ New Latin , from German hausen , and English isin ...glass.] (Zoology) (a) A large European sturgeon ( Acipenser huso ), inhabiting the region of the Black and Caspian Seas. It sometimes attains a length of more than twelve feet, and a weight of two thousand pounds. Called also hausen . (b) The huchen, a large salmon.
Hussar noun [ Hung. huszár , from husz twenty, because under King Matthais I., in the fifteenth century, every twenty houses were to furnish one horse soldier; confer German husar , French houssard , hussard , from the same source.] (Mil.) Originally, one of the national cavalry of Hungary and Croatia; now, one of the light cavalry of European armies.
Hussite noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of John Huss , the Bohemian reformer, who was adjudged a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.
Hussy noun [ Contr. from huswife .]
1. A housewife or housekeeper. [ Obsolete] 2. A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach. Grew. 3. A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely. Goldsmith.
[ From Icelandic h...si
a case, probably from h...s
house. See House
, and confer Housewife
a bag, Huswife
a bag.] A case or bag. See Housewife , 2.
Hustings noun plural
[ Middle English husting
an assembly, coucil, Anglo-Saxon h...sting
; of Scand. origin; confer Icelandic h...s...ing
home + ...ing
thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Swedish ting
, English thing
. See House
, and Thing
.] 1. A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant. Mozley & W. 2. Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament. 3. The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.
When the rotten hustings shake Tennyson.
In another month to his brazen lies.
Hustle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hustled
; present participle & verbal noun Hustling
.] [ Dutch hustelen
to shake, from husten
to shake. Confer Hotchpotch
.] To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room. Macaulay.
Hustle intransitive verb To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and with confusion; a hurry.
Leaving the king, who had hustled along the floor with his dress worfully arrayed. Sir W. Scott.
[ Middle English huswif
house + wif
wife. Confer Hussy
a housewife, Housewife
.] [ Written also housewife
.] 1. A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.
"The bounteous huswife
The huswife is she that do labor doth fall. Tusser. 2. A worthless woman; a hussy.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 3.
[ See Hussy
a bag.] A case for sewing materials. See Housewife . Cowper.
Huswife transitive verb To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman. Dryden.
Huswifely adjective Like a huswife; capable; economical; prudent. -- adverb In a huswifely manner.
Huswifery noun The business of a housewife; female domestic economy and skill. Tusser.
[ Middle English hotte
; akin to Dutch hut
, German hütte
, Old High German hutta
, Danish hytte
, Swedish hydda
; and French hutte
, of G. origin; all akin to English hide
to conceal. See Hude
to conceal.] A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.
Death comes on with equal footsteps
To the hall and hut
. Bp. Coxe.
Hutch transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Hutted
; present participle & verbal noun Hutting
.] To place in huts; to live in huts; as, to hut troops in winter quarters.
The troops hutted among the heights of Morristown. W. Irving.
[ Middle English hucche
, French huche
, Late Latin hutica
.] 1. A chest, box, coffer, bin, coop, or the like, in which things may be stored, or animals kept; as, a grain hutch ; a rabbit hutch . 2. A measure of two Winchester bushels. 3. (Mining) The case of a flour bolt. 4. (Mining) (a) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit. (b) A jig for washing ore. Bolting hutch
, Booby hutch
, etc. See under Bolting , etc.
Hutch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hutched
; present participle & verbal noun Hutching
.] 1. To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
[ R.] "She hutched
the . . . ore." Milton. 2. (Mining) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
Hutchunsonian noun A follower of John Hutchinson of Yorkshire, England, who believed that the Hebrew Scriptures contained a complete system of natural science and of theology.
Huttonian adjective Relating to what is now called the Plutonic theory of the earth, first advanced by Dr. James Hutton . Lyell.
Huttoning noun [ So named after two English bonesetters, Richard and Robert Hutton , who made it a part of their method.] (Medicine) Forcible manipulation of a dislocated, stiff, or painful joint.
Huxter noun & intransitive verb See Huckster .
Huyghenian adjective Pertaining to, or invented by, Christian Huyghens , a Dutch astronomer of the seventeenth century; as, the Huyghenian telescope. Huyghenian eyepiece See under Eyepiece .
Huzz intransitive verb
[ An onomatopœa. √43. Confer Buzz
.] To buzz; to murmur.
Huzzing and burring in the preacher's ear. Latimer.