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Grave'yard, n. Place for burying the dead.

Grav'i-tate, v. n. To tend to centre of at-
traction, or together.

Grav-i-ta'tion, n. Act of gravitating ; ten-
dency to the centre of attraction ; mutual
attraction of all bodies for each other.

Grav'i-tj:, «. Gravitation : — weight : — seri-
ousness ; dignity: — importance : — atrocity.

Gra'vjr, n. Juice of cooked meat.

Gray, a. White mixed with black : — hoary.
— 2, 71. Gray color.

Gray 'beard (gra'berd), n. Old man.

Gray'ish, a. Somewhat gray.

Graze, v. To eat or feed upon grass : — to
supply grass : — to touch or rub lightly.

Graz'ier (gra'zher), n. One who raises and
deals in cattle.

Graz'ingr, n. Act of feeding on grass : — light
touch in passing.

Grease fgres), n. Animal fat.

Greage (grez), v. a. To smear with grease.

Greaj'i-ness, n. State of being greasy.

Greag'jr (gre'ze), a. Oily; fat; unctuous.

Great (grat), a. Large in bulk or number :
— important : — eminent : — chief : — noble ;
generous : — difficult ; grievous.

Great' -coat, n. Lai'ge outer coat.

Great'ly (grat'le), ad. In a great degree.

Great'ness, n. Largeness : — dignity ; power.

Grebe, n. Diving water-bird.

Gre'cian (gre'shan), a. & n. Greek.

Greed, n. Voracity : — avarice.

Greed'x, «• Ravenous ; voracious : — eager.

Greek, a. Relating to Greece or the Greeks.
— 2, n. Native of Greece : — language of
Greece.

Green, a. Of the color of grass : — flourish-
ing : — new ; fresh : — not dry : — not ripe :
— raw : — immature ; inexperienced. — 2, n.
Green color : — grassy plain : — -pi. leaves,
branches, or stalks of vegetation, for dec-
oration or (cooked) for food. — 3, v. To
make or become green.

Green' ga|-e, n. Species of plum.

Green' -gro-cer, n. Retailer of vegetables.

Green'hbrn, n. Raw, unpractised person.

Green'hbilse, w. House for growing and
preserving tender plants.

Green'ing:, n. Large, green apple.

Green'-wood (-wM), n. Leafy forest.

Greet, v. To salute kindly ; to welcome.

Greet' ingr, n. Friendly salutation.

Gr§-ga'ri-ous, a. Flocking together.

Gre-nade', n. Bomb thrown by hand.

Gren-a-dier', n. Tall foot-
soldier.

Gren'a-dtne, n. Thin fab-
ric of silk or wool.

Grew (grii), i. of grmc.

Grew'spme (gru'sum), a.
Frighfcfcil; dreadful;
ugly. Greyhound.

Grey (gra), a. Same SLt, gray. [dog.

Grey'hoflnd (gra'ho<ind), n. Tall, swift




Grid'dle, n. Flat pan for baking cakes.

Grid'dle-cake, n. Cake baked on a griddle,

Grid'ir-on (grid'i-urn), n. Grate for broil-
ing meat.

Grief (gref), n. Sorrow ; affliction.

Griev'ance, n. Wrongs suffered ; injury.

Grieve (grev), v. a. To afflict ; to make
sad. — 2, V. n. To feel sorrow ; to mourn.

Griev'ous (gre'vus), a. Causing sorrow or
pain ; burdensome : — heinous.

Griffin, \ n. Fabled monster, part eagle

Griffon, J and part lion.

Grill, v. a. To broil. — 2, n. Grating.

Grim, a. Horrible ; hideous : — surly ; stern,

Gri-mace', n. Distortion of the face. — 2,
V. n. To make grimaces.

Gri-mal'kin, n. Old cat.

Grime, v. a. To sully deeply ; to daub. — 2,
n. Dirt ingrained.

Gri'my, a. Dirty ; sooty.

Grin, v. n. To show the teeth, as in laugh-
ing. — 2, n. Act of grinning.

Grind, v. [i. & p. ground.] To powder,
sharpen, smooth, or dress by friction : — to
rub together : — to oppress. — 2, n. Act of
grinding : — hard work.

Grind'er, n. He or that which grinds: —
double tooth ; molar.

Grind' stone, I n. Revolving stone for

Grind' stone, J sharpening tools.

Grip, n. Grasp: — appliance for holding
fast ; handle. — 2, v. a. To seize ; to gripe.

Gripe, v. a. To hold hard ; to grasp : — to
pain ; to afflict. — 2, v. n. To feel the colic :
— to obtain money meanly. — 3, n. Grasp ;
hold : — oppression : — affliction : — pi. pain
in the bowels.

Grippe, n. Influenza ; epidemic catarrh.

Grip'sack, n. Hand-satchel.

Grig'ly, a. Dreadful ; horrible : — grizzly.

Grist, n. Corn to be ground : — supply.

Gris'tle (gris'sl), n. Tough, smooth, elastic
animal tissue ; cartilage.

Gris'tly (gris'sle), a. Full of, or like,
gristle.

Grist' -mill, n. Mill for grinding grain.

Grit, n. Coarse part of meal ; grain coarsely
ground : — sand ; gravel : — courage ; reso-
lution. — 2, V. To grate.

Grit'ty, a. Full of, or consisting of, grit ;
sandy : — plucky.

Griz'zle, n. Gray color. — 2, v. n. To be-
come grizzled or gray : to grow gray-
haired.

Griz'zly, a. Somewhat gray ; grayish.

Griz'zly-beir, n. Fierce American bear.

Groan, v. n. To moan or sigh, as in pain. —
2, n. Deep moan from sorrow or pain.

Groan'ingf, n. Lamentation ; deep sigh.

Groats (grawts), n. pi. Hulled oats.

Gro'cer, n. Dealer in tea, sugar, spices, &c.

Gro'cer-y, n. Shop of a grocer : — pi. goods
sold by a grocer.

Grog, n. Spirit and water : — strong drink.

Grog'ger-y, ) n. Place where grog ie sold

Grog'-shop, J and drunk.



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Groin, n. Junction of the belly with the
thigh : — junction of intersecting arches.

GrSSm, n. One who tends horses : — ^bride-
groom. — 2, r. a. To take care of, as a
horse.

GrSSmg'man, n. Attendant on a bride-
groom.

Groove, v. a. To cut in channels. — 2, n.
Channel.

Grope, V. To feel blindly, as in the dark.

Gros'beak, n. Singing bird, with a short,
thick beak.

Gross, a. Thick ; bulky : — great ; palpable :
— indelicate ; coarse ; impure : — stupid ;
dull : — fat : — total ; entire. — 2, n. Main
mass ; whole : — twelve dozen.

Grot, n. Same as grotto.

Gro-tesque' (-tesk'), a. Fantastic; odd.

GrSt/to, n. Artificial cave ; cavern.

Gro^d, n. Surface of the earth ; region :
— land ; soil : — estate : — foundation ; basis :
— foundation color : — surface from which
sculptured figures rise : — field or place of
action : — -pi. dregs. — 2, v. a. To place or
fix ; to base. — 3, v. n. To strike the bot-
tom and remain fixed. — i, i. & p. from
griiid.

Ground' -floor (-flor), n. Lower floor.

Ground' -hog, n. Woodchuck.

Ground'less, a. "Wanting ground or reason.

Ground' -nut, n. Pea-nut, and several other
plants with edible roots.

Grb^d'work (-wurk), ♦*. Foundation;
base : — first principle.

GrSup (grop), n. Cluster; collection. — 2,
V. To form into groups ; to collect.

Grofise, n. Game-bird alhed to the partridge.

Grove, n. Small group of trees.

GrSv'el (grov'vD, v. n. To lie prone: — to
creep low on the ground : — to be mean.

Grow. V. n. [i. grew ; p. grown.] To in-
crease in size, number, or frequency : — to
advance : — to become. — 2, v. a. To cause
to grow ; to raise.

Grb<&^l. r. To snarl ; to grumble. — 2, n.
Murmur, as of an angry dog.

Grown, p. from grow.

Growli (groth), n. Act of growing: vege-
tation : — product : — ^increase of stature,
number, or frequency : — advance.

Grub, r. a. To dig up ; to root out. — 2, n.
Small worm or maggot.

Grudfe, v. To envj- the use of: — to give
unwillingly. — 2, n. Old quarrel ; iU-will.

Grudl^ing-lj:, ad. Unwillingly.

Gru'el. n. Food made by boiling meal in

Grue'some, a- Same as grewsome. [water.

Gruff, a. Sour of aspect ; harsh.

Griim. a. Sour ; surly ; grim ; harsh.

Grum'ble, v. n. To murmur with discon-
tent ; to growl : — to rumble.

Gnint, v. n. To utter a guttural sound like
a pig. — 2, n. Guttural sound of a pig.

Gua'no I'gwa'no), n. Excrement of sea-fowl,
used for manure ; fertilizer manufactured
from refuse.



Guar-an-tee' (gar-^n-te'), n. Surety, as
for performance of duty, truth of a state-
ment, (fee. — 2, V. a. To give guarantee or
surety.

Guar' an- tor, n. One who guarantees.

Guar'an-tjc, n. & v. a. Same as guarantee.

Guard (gard), v. To protect; to defend;
to take care. — 2, n. Man, or body of men,
for defence : — protection ; care.

Guard'ed-lx, ad. In a cautious manner.

Guar'di-an (gar'de-an or gard'yan), n.
One who cares for or protects another.

Guar'di-an-ship, n. Office of a guardian.

Guava (gAva'va), «. Tropical tree, and its
fruit, made into jelly.

Gii-ber-na-t5'ri-al, a. Eelating to a gov-
ernor.

Giid^eon (gtid'jun), n. Small fresh-water
fish : — man easily cheated : — pin on which
a wheel or rudder turns.

Guer'don (ger'don), w. Eecompense.

Gue-ril'la (ge-ril'la), n. Irregular warfare :
— person engaged in irregular warfare.

Guess (§es), v. To conjecture; to judge
from insufficient knowledge. — 2, n. Con-
jecture ; supposition.

Guest (iest), n. One entertained by an-
other.

Guf-fSw', n._ Boisterous laugh.

Guid'ance (gid'ans), n. Direction.

Guide (gid), v. a. To direct ; to govern ; to
conduct. — 2, n. One who guides.

Guide'book (^idnjUk), n. Tourist's direc-
tory.

Gaide'post (gid'post), «. Post at the road-
side to direct travellers.

Gui'don, n. Cavalry banner. [aid.

Guild (gild), n. Society of men for mutual

Guile (ill), n. Cunning; deceit; fraud.

Guile'ful, a. Wily ; cunning ; insidious.

Guile'less, a. Free from deceit ; honest.

Guil-lo-tine' (gil-lo-ten'), n. Machine used
for beheading in France. — 2, v. a. To
behead by the guillotine.

Guilt (gilt), n. State of being guilty ; crime ;
sin.

Guilt'less. n. Free from crime ; innocent.

Guil'ty (^il'te), a. Having guUt : wicked.

Guin'e'a (§in'e), n. English gold coin,
worth about five dollars.

Guin'ea-hen, n. Spotted dark -gray fowl of
the pheasant kind.

Guin'ea-pig (gJtn'e-pig), n. Small Brazilian
rodent.

Guife (iiz), "• Manner; mien : — dress.

Gui-tar' (le-tar'), n. Stringed musical
instrument.

Gulch, «. Gully ; deep water-course.

Gulf. n. Arm of the sea ; large bay : — ^abyss :
— whirlpool.

Gull, V. a. To trick ; to cheat.— 2, n. Sea-
fowl with long wings : — cheat ; trick : —
one easily cheated.

Gul'let. n. Throat ; oesophagus.

Gul'li-ble, a. Easily imposed upon.— Gul-
li-bil'i-tjr, n.



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Gfil'lx. »• Channel made by running water.

— 2, V. a. To wear away by water.
Gulp, r. eu To swallow eagerly or rora-

ciously. — 2, 71. Act of gulping ; swallow ;

that which is swallowed at one time.
Gum, n. Soluble exudation from certain

trees and plants : — fleshy covering of the

teeth. — 2, v. a. To smear, stick, or close

with gum. — 3, v. n. To exude or form

gum : — to become gummy.
Giim-ar'a-bic, n. Dried mucilaginous gum.
Gum'bo, n. Same as gornbo.
Gum'bbil, n. Abscess on the gum. [rubber.
Gum'-e-las'tic, «. Caoutchouc ; india-
Giim'mj:, a. Consisting of, abounding in,

or covered with , gum ; like gum.
Gump'tion (gum'shun), n. Sagacity.
Gun, n. In general, any firearm, except a

pistol or a mortar ; cannon. — 2, v. n. To

shoot with a gun ; to hunt.
Giin'-bar-rel, «. Tube of a gun.
Gun'-boat, n. Lightly-armed naval vesseL
Giin'-cot-ton (-tn), n. Explosive prepara-
tion of cotton.
Giin'-met-al. n. Kind of bronze.
Gun'nel, n. Same as gunwale. [soldier.

Gun'ner, n. One who shoots : — artiUery
Gfin'ner-j:, n. Art of handling artillery.
Giin'nx. "• Coarse sacking-cloth.
Gun'pb^-der, n. Explosive compound, used

in guns, for blasting, for fireworks, <S:c.
Gun' shot. n. Reach or range of a gun. — 2,

a. Made by the shot of a gun.
Gun' smith, n. Man who makes guns.
Gun' stock, «. Wooden part of a gun, in

which the barrel is fixed.
Gun'wale {commo-jily pronounced gun'nel),

jj. Upper part of a ship's side.
Giir'gle (giir'gl), i'. n. To gush, as water.

— 2, n. Noisy flow of water.
Giish, 1'. n. To flow out violently or noisily :

— to be effusive, or highly sentimental. — 2,

n. Copious emission of liquor : — eflnsive

sentiment.



Gfish'ing', a. Flowing copiously : — effusively
sentimental.

Giis'set, n. Angular piece of cloth to
strengthen or shape a garment.

Gust, n. Sense of tasting : — ^blast of wind ;
sudden squall.

Gus'to, n. Taste ; relish ; liking.

Giis'tx, a. Stormy ; tempestuous ; Aivindy.

Giit, n. Intestinal canal of an animal. — 2,
V. a. To disembowel : — t-o plunder, or to
destroy the con ten t* of.

Gfit'ta-per'cha, n. Substance like india-
rubber.

Giit'ter, n. Channel for wat«r. — 2, r. a.
To cut in channels.

Giit'tTjr-al, a. Belonging to, or formed in,
the throat : — harsh in sound. — 2, n. Letter
pronounced chiefly in the throat.

Guy (^i), «. Eope or rod for steadying
anything. — 2, r. a. To steady by a guy :
— to act as a guy.

Guz'zle (guz'zl), f. To drink greedUy.

5^Xm-na'§i-iim (jim-na'zhe-ilm), n. Place
for athletic exercises : — school of high

9ym'na.st, n. Athlete. [grade.

5^Xm-nas'tic, 1 a. Relating to gymnae-

5xm-nas'ti-cal, / tics ; athletic.

5r5:m-nas'tics, n. pi. Art of gymnastic ex-
ercises ; athletic exercises.

5-yp'sey, n. Same as giipsy.

9^yp'sum, n. Mineral which yields plaster
of Paris when calcined.

p^yp'sjj, 11. One of a wandering Eastern
race of people : — one with a dark com-
plexion : — sly, crafty woman.

9y'rate, v. lu To turn round ; to whirl.

Qy-ra'tion, n. Act of gVTating ; rotation.

9y'ra-to-ry, a. Moving round ; rotatory.

5y'ro-scope, n. Instrument for demon-
strating certain effects of rotation and
revolution.

9yve, n. Fetter for the legs — used com-
monly in the plural. — 2, i*. a. To fetter ;
to shackle.



H.



Ha, interf. Expression of wonder, surprise,
delight, laughter, or sudden exertion.
Ha'be-as cor'pus, n. Writ bringing

an imprisoned person before a court.
Hab'er-dash-er, n. Dealer in ribbons, tape,

pins, needles, buttons, <tc.
Hab'er-dash-er-y, n. Small goods or wares.
Ha-bil'i-ment, n. Dress ; clothing.
Hab'it, n. Usual practice or state ; custom :

— state of anything : — dress ; garb. — 2,

r. a. To dress ; to accoutre.
H5b'i-ta-ble, a. Inhabitable ; capable of

being dwelt in. — Hab-i-ta-bll'i-tjr, «.
Hab'i-tat, n. Place of the natural growth

of plants, animals, insects, &c.
Hab-i-ta'tioa, n. Place of abode ; dwelling.



Ha-bit'i-al (ha-bit'yn-al), a. Customary;

constant ; usual.
Ha-bit'6-ate, v. a. To make familiar.
HJb'i-tiide, n. Long custom ; habit.
Hack, r. o. To chop ; to cut clumsily. — 2, n.
Notch ; cut : — ^horse kept for hire : — hack-
ney-coach : — ^writer for hire. — 3, a. Hired ;
mercenary ; venal. — i, v. n. To cough
faintly and frequently.
I Hac'kle, n. & v. a. Same as TiaicheJ,
I Hack'ma-tack, n. American larch.
} HSck'ney (hak'ne), n. Hired horse: —
I drudge : — any thing let out for hire. — 2. a.
1 Much used : — let for hire. — 3, v. a. To
I make common.
' Hack'ney -coach, n. Carriage let for hire.



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Hack'neyed (hak'nid), p. a. Much used;
Had, i. '& p. of JMve. [trite.

Had' dock, n. Sea-fish of the cod kind.
Ha'de§, n. Place of departed spirits.
Haem'pr-rhai-e, n. Same as hemorrhage.
Haft, «. Handle ; hilt.
Hag^, n. Witch : — ngly woman.
Hag'gard, a. Wild :— spare ; gaunt : ugly.
Hag'gie, V. a. To cut ; to mangle : — to

tease ; to vex. — 2, v. n. To bargain ; to

higgle.
Hah (ha), inter). Same as ^.a.
Hail (hal), n. Drops of rain frozen in fall-
ing. — 2, V. n. To pour down hail. — 3, v. a.

To salute ; to call to : — to pour, as hail. —

4, mterj. Term of salutation ; health. — 5,

a. Healthy ; sound ; hale.
Hail' stone, «. Single ball of hail.
Hair, n. Dry, elastic filaments on the skin

of animals ; single filament : — any thing

haying length, but very small and fine.
Hiir' -breadth (har'bredth), n. Very small

distance. — 2, a. Yery narrow.
Hiir'-brush, n. Brush for the hair.
Hiir'-cloth, n. Stuif made of hair.
Hair'-pin, n. Pin for dressing the hair.
Hair' -spring, n. Delicate spring, as in a

watch or pistol.
Hiir'x, a. Covered with, or consisting of,

hair.
Hake, n. Fish resembling the

cod.
HS,l'berd, \ n. Combined spear
Hal'berd, J and battle-axe.
Hal'cx-on, w. Kingfisher.— 2,

a. Placid ; quiet ; peaceful.
Hale, a. Healthy; sound;

hearty.

S?j®' I y. a. To drag ; to haul.

Half (haf), n. ; pi. Halve§ (havz). One of
two equal parts. — 2, a. Having, or con-
sisting of, a half ; being in part : — incom-
plete. — .3, ad. In an equal part or degree ;
in part : — imperfectly.

Half-breed, n. Person or animal of mixed
race.

Half-brotfi-er, n. Brother by one parent
only.

Half-caste, n. Person of mixed race.

Half-heart' ed, a. Indifferent ; lukewarm.

Half-mast, 'o. At half the full height-
said of flags.

Half-pen-njj (ha'pen-ne, hap'pen-ne, or
haf'pen-ne), «. English copper coin,
worth about one cent.

Half-sis'ter, n. Sister by one parent only.

Half-truth, n. Statement only partially
true.

Half-way, n. Half the distance. — 2, a.
Equidistant ; in the middle.

Half - wit-ted, a. Foolish; lacking sense.

Hal'i-biit (hoi'-), n. Large, flat sea-fish.

E^lli n. Large building or room, as for
public assembly : — manor-house : — en-
trance to a dwelling.




Halberd.



Hal-le-lu'jah (-lu'ya), n. Same as aEeluia.

Hall'iard§ (hal'yardz), n. pi. Ropes or
tackle to hoist yards, sails, &c.

Hal-168', inter). Expressing call. — 2, v. n.
To cry out. — 3, v. a. To shout to or at ;
to hail. — 4, n. Loud call.

Hal'low, V. a. To make or think holy.

Hal-lii-ci-na'tion, n. Diseased imagination ;
dehision : — error ; blunder.

Ha'lo, n. ; pi. Ha'16§. Bright circle round
the sun or moon : — glorj^ in painting.

Hilt, V. n. To Ump : — to stop ; to hesitate.
— 2, V. a. To cause to stop. — 3, a. Lame ;
crippled. — 4, n. Act of limping : — stop in
a march.

Hal'ter, n. Hangman's rope : — sort of
bridle. — 2, v. a. To bind with a halter.

Halve (hav), v. a. To divide into two equal

Halveg (havz), «. ; pi. of lialf. [parts.

Hal'yard§, n. pi. Same as halliards.

Ham, n. Hip : — thigh of a hog salted.

Hame§, n. pi. Frame attached to a horse-
collar, to which the traces are fastened.

Ham'let, n. Small vOlage.

Ham'mer, n. Instrument for driving nails,
forging metals, &c. — 2, v. a. To beat or
form with a hammer : — to strike re-
peatedly. — 3, V. n. To be busy.

Ham'mock, n. Swinging bed.

Ham'per, n. Large basket : — fetter. — 2,
V. a. To put into a hamper : — to shackle ;
to hinder.

Ham' string, n. Tendon of the hip. — 2,
V. a. To lame by cutting the hamstring.

Hand, n. Palm with the fingers : — measure
of four inches : — ^index, as of a clock : —
manner of writing : — side, right or left : —
person employed ; agency : — control. — 2,
V. a. To give or transmit : — to guide oi
lead.

Hand'biU, n. Loose printed sheet.

Hand' -book (hand'buk), n. Small book
for common and convenient use.

Hand'-breadth, w. Space equal to the
breadth of the hand.

Hand'ciifF, n. Fetter for the wrist. — 2, v. a.
To manacle ; to fa-sten.

Hand'ful, n. ; pi. Hand'ful§. As much as
the hand can grasp ; small quantity.

Hand' -gal-lop, n. Gentle, easy gallop.

Han'di-cap, v. a. To burden or restrict, for
counterbalancing a supposed advantage :
— to affect disadvantageously. — 2, «. Con-
test equalized by handicapping : — allow-
ance made for equalizing chances : —
disadvantage.

Hand'i-craft, n. Manual craft or trade.

Hand'i-crafts-man. 7i. Mechanic ; artisan.

Hand'i-work (-wiirk), n. Work of the
band.

Hand'ker-chief (hftng'ker-chtf), n. Cloth
to wipe the face or cover the neck.

Han' die, v. a. To touch or feel : — to man-
age ; to use : — to treat : — to treat of. — 2, n.
Part of a thing held in the hand : — that
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Hand'lingr, n. Touch ; manipulation.

ilnd^SlidUn,}- Waiting-maid.

Hand' -rail, n. Rail supported by balusters,
as in staircases, to bold by.

Hand's^w, n. Saw managed by the hand.

Hand'some (han'sgm), a. Beautiful, ele-
gant :— ample ; generous : — noble.

Hand' spike, n. Kind of wooden lever.

Hand' spring, n. Somersault upon the
hands.

Hand'work (-wiirk), w. Handiwork.

Hand'writ-ing' (-rit-iiig), n. Form of
writing peculiar to each hand.

Hand'x, «• Ready ; dexterous : — conven-
ient.

Hang', V. a. [i. & p. hung or hanged.] To
suspend : — to cover with something sus-
pended.: — to kill by suspending by the
neck. — 2, v. n. To depend ; to be sus-
pended : — to be killed by hanging. — 3, n.
Facility ; knack.

Hang'er, n. He who or that which hangs :
— broad sword.

Hang'ing, n. Death by being hung : —
drapery hung to the walls of rooms.

Hang'man, n. Public executioner.

Hang'nail, n. Sliver of skin at the root of
the finger-nail.

Hank (hangk), n. Skeins tied together.

Hank'er (hangk'er), v. n. To long for.

Hank'er-ing, n. Strong desire.

Han'som, n. Two-wheeled cab.

Hap, n. Chance ; fortune ; accident.

Hap-haz'ard, n. Chance ; accident. — 2, a.
Made, done, or happening by chance or at
random.

HS.p'less, a. Unhappy ; luckless.

Hap'ljr, ad. Perhaps ; by chance.

Hap'pen (hap'pn), v. n. To chance; to
occur ; to take place.

Hap'pi-ness, n. Felicity ; joy ; bliss.

Hap'px, a. Delighted; joyous: — lucky;
successful : — ready ; expert.

Ha-rangue' (ha-rang'), n. Declamatory or
noisy speech. — 2, v. To address by ha-
rangue.

Har'ass, v. a. To fatigue ; to torment.

Har'bin-|-er, n. Forerunner ; precursor.

Har'bor, n. Port ; haven : — shelter. — 2, v.
To lodge ; to take or give shelter.

Hard, a. Firm ; solid ; not soft : — difficult ;
laborious : — severe ; unkind : — harsh. — 2,
ad. Close ; near : — laboriously.

Hard' en (har'dn), v. To make or become
hard or firm.

Hard'-fist-ed, a. Stingy ; covetous.

Hard'-liead-ed, a. Shrewd : — obstinate.

Hard'-heart-ed, a. Cruel ; obdurate.

Hard'i-hood (har'de-htld), n. Boldness;
audacity ; effrontery.

Hard' ship, n. Severe labor : — suffering.

Hard'tack, n. Hard dry bread ; sea-
bread.
Hard'w&re, n. Manufactures, goods, or
wares made of iron or other metals.




Hare.



Hard'j:, a. Bold ; brave : — stout ; strong :
— impudent. [the rabbit.

Hare, n. Small timid quadruped allied to

Hire'bell,
n. Plant
of two
species,
and its
blue bell-
shaped
blossom.

H a r e ' -
b ra i n e d
(-brand), a. Volatile; wild.

Hire'lip, n. Divided lip, like a hare's.

Ha' rem, I M. Apartments for women in

Ha' rem, J Oriental houses.

Har'i-cot (har'e-ko), n. Stew of meat and
vegetables : — kind of bean.

Hark, v. n. To listen ; to hearken. — 2,
interj. List ; hear.

Har'le-quin (har'le-kin), n. Buffoon.

Harm, n. Injury ; mischief ; hurt. — 2, v. a.
To hurt ; to injure.

Harm'ful, a. Hurtful ; injurious.

Harm'less, a. Innocent ; not hurtful.

Har-mon'ic, \ a. Relating to harmony ;

Har-mon'i-cal, J harmonious.

Har-mon'i-ca, n. Musical apparatus, con-
sisting of a set of glass goblets, variously
tuned : — small, flat, musical instrument,
with reeds vibrated by the breath.

Har-mo'ni-oiis, a. Concordant ; agreeing :
— musical.

Har-mo'ni-um, n. Small keyed organ, with
reeds instead of pipes. [nious.

Har'mo-nize, v. To make or be harmo-

Har'mo-njc, "• Agreement ; good feeling ;
— musical concord.

Har'ness, n. Armor : — trappings for horses,
— 2, V. a. To put harness on.

Harp, n. Stringed musical instrument. — 2,
V. a. To play upon the harp : — to dwell on.

Harp'er, or Harp'ist, n. Player on the harp.

Har-p6Sn', n. Dart to strike whales with,
—2, V. a. To strike with the harpoon.

Harp'si-phord, n. Keyed musical instru-
ment strung with wires.

Har'pjr, n. Fabled ravenous and filthy
winged monster : — extortioner.

Har'que-buse, n. Same as arquebuse.

Har'ri-dan, n. Old hag. [hare.

Har'ri-er, n. Small hound for hunting the

Har'r5w (har'ro), n. Toothed implement
for smoothing ploughed land, covering
seed, &c. — 2, v. a. To break or cover with
the harrow : — to disturb ; to vex.

Har'rx, v. a. To torment : — to plunder.

Harsh, a. Austere ; rough : — severe.

Hart, n. Male deer. [of ammonia.

Harts'hbrn, n. Horn of the hart : — water

Hir'um-scir'um, a. Flighty ; wild.

Har'vest, n. Season of gathering in grain
and other produce; produce gathered:
—product of labor. — 2, v. a. To gather in,
as produce.



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Har'vest-er, n. One who gathers in prod-
uce : — machine for harvesting.
Ha§. Third person singular, indicative

mood, present tense, of have.
Hash, V. a. To chop into small pieces and

mix. — 2, n. Meat, &c., minced and mixed.
Hash'eesh, ) n. Indian hemp, a narcotic
Hash'lsh, J drug.
Hasp, n. Clasp folded over a staple.
Has sock, n. Thick mat : — footstool : — tuft

of coarse grass.



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