Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Halisauria (hăl`ĭ*sa"rĭ*ȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek "a`ls , "alo`s , sea + say^ros .] (Paleon.) The Enaliosauria.
Halite (hā"līt or hăl"īt) noun [ Greek "a`ls salt.] (Min.) Native salt; sodium chloride.
Halituous (hȧ*lĭt"u*ŭs; 135) adjective [ Latin halitus breath, vapor, from halare to breathe: confer French halitueux .] Produced by, or like, breath; vaporous. Boyle.
Halk (hak) noun A nook; a corner. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Middle English halle
, Anglo-Saxon heal
; akin to Dutch hal
, Old Saxon & Old High German halla
, German halle
, Icelandic höll
, and probably from a root meaning, to hide, conceal, cover. See Hell
.] 1. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall , in London. 2. (a) The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower , which was the private or sleeping apartment.
Full sooty was her bower and eke her hall . Chaucer.
Hence, as the entrance from outside was directly into the hall: (b) A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.
Hence: (c) Any corridor or passage in a building. 3. A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house. Cowell. 4. A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college). 5. The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock. 6. Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation.
[ Obsolete] "A hall
! a hall
!" B. Jonson. Syn.
-- Entry; court; passage. See Vestibule
Hall-mark (hal"märk`) noun The official stamp of the Goldsmiths' Company and other assay offices, in the United Kingdom, on gold and silver articles, attesting their purity. Also used figuratively; -- as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers.
Hallage (-aj; 48) noun (O. Eng. Law) A fee or toll paid for goods sold in a hall.
(hăl`le*lū"yȧ) noun & interj.
[ Hebrew See Alleluia
.] Praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration. Rev. xix. 1 (Rev. Ver.)
So sung they, and the empyrean rung Milton.
With Hallelujahs .
In those days, as St. Jerome tells us,"any one as he walked in the fields, might hear the plowman at his hallelujahs ." Sharp.
Hallelujatic (-lu*yăt"ĭk) adjective Pertaining to, or containing, hallelujahs. [ R.]
(hăl"yẽrd) noun See Halyard .
(hăl"lĭ*dōm) noun Same as Halidom .
(hăl"lĭ*ẽr or hal"yẽr) noun
[ From Hale
to pull.] A kind of net for catching birds.
(hăl*lō"). See Halloo .
[ Perh. from ah
; confer Anglo-Saxon ealā
, German halloh
, French haler
to set (a dog) on. Confer Hollo
.] A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout.
List! List! I hear Milton.
Some far off halloo break the silent air.
Halloo intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hallooed
(-lōd"); present participle & verbal noun Hallooing
.] To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo .
Country folks hallooed and hooted after me. Sir P. Sidney.
Halloo transitive verb 1. To encourage with shouts.
Old John hallooes his hounds again. Prior. 2. To chase with shouts or outcries.
If I fly . . . Halloo me like a hare. Shak. 3. To call or shout to; to hail. Shak.
[ Middle English halow
. See Halloo
] An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one.
(hăl"lo) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hallowed
(-lod); present participle & verbal noun Hallowing
.] [ Middle English halowen
, Anglo-Saxon hālgian
, from hālig
holy. See Holy
.] To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
be thy name." Matt. vi. 9.
Hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein. Jer. xvii. 24.
His secret altar touched with hallowed fire. Milton.
In a larger sense . . . we can not hallow this ground [ Gettysburg]. A. Lincoln.
Halloween (hăl`lo*ēn") noun The evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day. [ Scot.] Burns.
[ See Mass
the eucharist.] The feast of All Saints, or Allhallows.
To speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas . Shak.
Halloysite (hăl*loi"sīt) noun [ Named after Omalius d' Halloy .] (Min.) A claylike mineral, occurring in soft, smooth, amorphous masses, of a whitish color.
Hallstatt, Hallstattian adjective Of or pert. to Hallstatt, Austria, or the Hallstatt civilization.
-- Hallstatt, or Hallstattian
, a prehistoric civilization of central Europe, variously dated at from 1000 to 1500 b. c. and usually associated with the Celtic or Alpine race. It was characterized by expert use of bronze, a knowledge of iron, possession of domestic animals, agriculture, and artistic skill and sentiment in manufacturing pottery, ornaments, etc.
The Hallstattian civilization flourished chiefly in Carinthia, southern Germany, Switzerland, Bohemia, Silesia, Bosnia, the southeast of France, and southern Italy. J. Deniker.
-- H. epoch
, the first iron age, represented by the Hallstatt civilization .
Hallucal (hăl"lu*k a l) adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the hallux.
Hallucinate (hăl*lū"sĭ*nāt) intransitive verb [ Latin hallucinatus , alucinatus , past participle of hallucinari , alucinari , to wander in mind, talk idly, dream.] To wander; to go astray; to err; to blunder; -- used of mental processes. [ R.] Byron.
[ Latin hallucinatio
: confer French hallucination
.] 1. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error; mistake; a blunder.
This must have been the hallucination of the transcriber. Addison. 2. (Medicine) The perception of objects which have no reality, or of sensations which have no corresponding external cause, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; delusion.
Hallucinations are always evidence of cerebral derangement and are common phenomena of insanity. W. A. Hammond.
Hallucinator (hăl*lū"sĭ*nā`tẽr) noun [ Latin ] One whose judgment and acts are affected by hallucinations; one who errs on account of his hallucinations. N. Brit. Rev.
Hallucinatory (-nȧ*to*rȳ) adjective Partaking of, or tending to produce, hallucination.
Hallux (hăl"lŭks) noun [ New Latin , from Latin hallex , allex .] (Anat.) The first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds.
(ham) noun (Botany) Same as Haulm .
Halma (hăl"mȧ) noun [ New Latin , from Greek "a`lma , from "a`llesqai to leap.] (Greek Antiq.) The long jump, with weights in the hands, -- the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon.
Halma noun A game played on a board having 256 squares, by two persons with 19 men each, or by four with 13 men each, starting from different corners and striving to place each his own set of men in a corresponding position in the opposite corner by moving them or by jumping them over those met in progress.
; plural Halos
(-lōz). [ Latin halos
, acc. halo
, Greek "a`lws
a thrashing floor, also (from its round shape) the disk of the sun or moon, and later a halo round it; confer Greek e'ily`ein
to enfold, 'ely`ein
to roll round, Latin volvere
, and English voluble
.] 1. A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions. 2. A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus. 3. An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object. 4. A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.
Halo transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Haloed
(-lōd); present participle & verbal noun Haloing
.] To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo.
The fire Southey.
That haloed round his saintly brow.
(hā"lōd) adjective Surrounded with a halo; invested with an ideal glory; glorified.
Some haloed face bending over me. C. Bronté.
[ Greek "a`ls
, salt + -gen
: confer French halogène
.] (Chemistry) An electro-negative element or radical, which, by combination with a metal, forms a haloid salt; especially, chlorine, bromine, and iodine; sometimes, also, fluorine and cyanogen. See Chlorine family , under Chlorine .
Halogenous (hȧ*lŏj"e*nŭs) adjective Of the nature of a halogen.
Haloid (hā"loid or hăl"oid) adjective [ Greek "a`ls , "alo`s salt + -oid : confer French haloïde .] (Chemistry) Resembling salt; -- said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides. -- noun A haloid substance.
(hăl"o*măn`sȳ) noun See Alomancy .
Halometer (hȧ*lŏm"e*tẽr) noun [ Greek "a`ls , "alo`s , salt + -meter .] An instrument for measuring the forms and angles of salts and crystals; a goniometer.
Halones (hȧ*lō"nēz) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek "a`lwn , "a`lwnos , a halo.] (Biol.) Alternating transparent and opaque white rings which are seen outside the blastoderm, on the surface of the developing egg of the hen and other birds.
Halophyte (hăl"o*fīt) noun [ Greek "a`ls , "alo`s , salt + fyto`n a plant.] (Botany) A plant found growing in salt marshes, or in the sea.
Haloscope (hā"lo*skōp) noun [ Halo + -scope .] An instrument for exhibition or illustration of the phenomena of halos, parhelia, and the like.
Halotrichite (hăl*o*trī"kīt) noun [ Greek "a`ls sea + qri`x , tricho`s , hair.] (Min.) An iron alum occurring in silky fibrous aggregates of a yellowish white color.
Haloxyline noun [ Greek "a`ls , "alo`s , salt + xy`lon wood.] An explosive mixture, consisting of sawdust, charcoal, niter, and ferrocyanide of potassium, used as a substitute for gunpowder.
(hăl"pās) noun (Architecture) See Haut pas .
[ Anglo-Saxon heals
; akin to D., G., & Goth. hals
. See Collar
.] The neck or throat.
Do me hangen by the hals . Chaucer.
(hals) transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon healsian
.] 1. To embrace about the neck; to salute; to greet.
Each other kissed glad Spenser. 2. To adjure; to beseech; to entreat.
And lovely halst .
O dere child, I halse thee, Chaucer.
In virtue of the Holy Trinity.
Halse transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Halsed
(halst); present participle & verbal noun Halsing
.] [ Confer Hawser
.] To haul; to hoist.
[ Obsolete] Grafton
Halsening (hal"sĕn*ĭng) adjective Sounding harshly in the throat; inharmonious; rough. [ Obsolete] Carew.