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Hast. Second person singular, indicative

mood, present tense, of have.
Haste, n. Speed ; hurry ; precipitation. — 2,

V. To hasten. [urge or hurry on.

Has'ten (ha'sn), v. To make haste; to
Has'tj:, a. Quick : — cursory ; superficial : —

irritable : — precipitate.
Hat, n. Cover for the head.
Hat' -band, n. Ribbon round a hat.
Hatch, V. a. To produce from eggs : — to

plot : — to engrave. — 2, v. n. To be hatched.

— 3, n. Brood from the egg : — opening in

a floor or deck, and the cover for it.
Hatch'el, n. Instrument for cleaning flax. —

2, V. a. To clean or dress flax, &c.
Hatch'? t, n. Small axe.
Hatch'way, n. Opening of a hatch.
Hate, V. a. To detest ; to abhor. — 2, n.

Hatred ; detestation ; malevolence.
Hate'ful, a. Detestable ; odious.
Hath, V. Old foi-m of has.
Ha'tred, n. Detestation ; hate ; enmity.
Hat'ter, n. Maker of, or dealer in, hats.
HSugii'tx (havp^'te), a. Proud: — arrogant;

H^ul, V. a. To pull ; to drag : — to convey in

a vehicle. — 2, n. Violent pull : — draught,

as of fishes.
H^um, \ (hawm), n. Dry stem or stalk of a
H^ulm I plant.

Haunch (hanch), n. Thigh ; hip.
Haunt (hant), v. To frequent or resort to.

— 2, n. Place much frequented.
Haunt'ed, p. a. Frequented, in an ill sense.
Haut'boy, (ho'bbi), n. Same as oboe.
Hauteur (ho-tiir'), n. Haughtiness.
Have (hav), V. a. [i. &^. had.] To possess ;

to hold : — to enjoy the use of : — to be
Ha'ven (ha'vn),n. Port; harbor, [obliged.
Ha v'er-sack, n.

Soldier's bag for

Hav'9c, n. Waste ;

H^w, n. Berry of

the hawthorn : —

stammer. — 2, v.

n. To speak

slowly, vdth hesi-
tation : — to turn

to the left, as a

Hawk, n. Vora-
cious bird of prey, of the falcon kind. —

2, V. n. To fly hawks at game: — to force


up phlegm with a noise. — 3, v. a. To cry

and sell goods ; to peddle.
Hawk'er, n. Pedler.

Hiwk'-eyed (-id), a. Having a keen eye.
H^wse'-hole, n. Hole for a cable in a ship's

H^w'ser, n. Hope or cable.
H^w' thorn, n. Thorn that bears haws.
Hay (ha), n. Grass dried for fodder.
Hay' -cock, n. Heap of fresh hay.
Hay'-fe-ver, n. Catarrh, sometimes with

fever, to which some persons are subject

in summer.
Hay' -16ft, n. Loft to put hay in.
Hay'-mo'^ (ha'moti), n. Mow of hay.
Hay' -rick (ha'rik), n. Eick of hay.
Hay'-seed, n. Seed of grass.
Hay'-stack (ha'stak), n. Stack of hay.
Haz'ard, n. Chance : — risk ; danger : —

gaiQe at dice. — 2, v. a. To expose to

Haz'ard-ous, a. Dangerous ; exposed.
Haze, n. Light mist. — 2, v. a. To punish

by hard work : — to play abusive tricks on.
Ha'zel (ha'zl), n. Shrub bearing a nut. —

2, a. Light brown.
Ha'zel-nut, n. Nut of the hazel.

Ha'zy, a. Characterized by haze ; misty :—

He, pron. Man or other male alluded to be-
fore. — 2, a. Male — as, a 7je-goat.

Head (hed), n. Part of an animal that con-
tains the brain : — top or fore part of any
thing : — principal part : — chief person ;
leader : — first place ; control : — brain ;
mind ; understanding :— topic : — person ;
animal : — source : — power of water or
steam : — crisis : — foam : — end, as of a cask.
— 2, a. Chief ; principal ; first ; highest. —

3, V. a. To lead ; to direct ; to govern : —
to furnish with a head. — 4, v. n. To form
a head, as a plant.

Head'aphe (hed'ak), n. Pain in the head.

Head' -dress, n. Dress or cover for the head.

Head'er, n. Plunge head-first.

Head' -first, f ad. With the head in

Head'-fore-most, j advance ; precipitately.

Head'ing, n. Materials for a head : — foam :
— title or caption.

Head'land, n. Promontory ; cape.

Head'less, a. Having no head : — rash.

Head'-iig-ht (hed'lit), n. Powerful lamp
on the front of a locomotive.

Head'long (hed'long), a. Steep : — thought-
less. — 2, ad. Eashly ; hastily : — head-
foremost, [understanding.

Head' -piece, n. Armor for the head : —

Head'-qu3.r'ter9 (hed'kwar'terz), n. pi.
Quarters or office, as of a general.

Heads'man (hedz'man), w. Executioner.

Head'stail (hed'stal), n. Part of a bridle.

Head' strong:, a. Ungovernable ; self-willed.

Head-wa'terg, n. pi. Upper part of a river.

Head'-way, n. Advance motion ; progress :
— space under an arch, over a stairway, &c.

HSad'-wmd, 71. Contrary wind.




Head'jr (hed'e), a. Kash ; hasty; violent.

Heal (hel), v! a. To cure : — to reconcile. —
2, V. n. To grow well.

Heal'ing, p. a. Tending to cure.

Health (helth), n. Freedom from bodily,
mental, or moral ill : — condition of body :
— wish of happiness.

Health'ffil (helth'fQl), a. Free from sick-
ness ; healthy : — wholesome.

Health's (helth'e), a. Enjoying health : —
conducive to health ; wholesome.

Heap (hep), «. Pile; accumulation: —
crowd. — 2, V. a. To pile ; to accumulate.

Hear (her), v. n. [I. & j). heard.] To per-
ceive by the ear ; to listen. — 2, v. a. To
perceive by the ear ; to listen to : — to re-
gard ; to favor : — to try judicially.

Heard (herd), i. Sep. from hear.

Hear'ingr, n. Sense by which sounds are
perceived : — audience : — judicial trial.

Heark'en (har'kn), v. To listen ; to regard.

Hear' say (her'sa), n. Report; rumor.

Hearse (hers), n. Carriage for the dead.

Heart (hart), n. Organ which puts the
blood in motion : — chief part : — inner part:
— courage : — affection : — sincerity: — mem-
ory — as, to learn by heart: — heart-shaped
figure : — playing-card marked with hearts.

Heart'a^he (hart'ak), n. Sorrow; pang.

Heart' -bro-ken (-bro'kn), a. Very sorrow-
Heart' en (har'tn), v. a. To encourage, [ful.

Heart' -felt (hart'felt), a. Sincere.

Hearth (harth), n. Fireplace : — home.

Heart'l?S3, a. Void of feeling : — insincere.

Heart' -rend-ing-, a. Very distressing.

Heart' s'-eage, n. Pansy : — peace of mind.

Heart' -sick, a. Pained in mind or heart.

Heart' -wood (-wM), n. Central wood of a
tree-trunk. [healthy.

Hear'tx (har'te), a. Cordial; sincere: —

Heat, n. Sensation caused by fire : — hot air
or weather : — passion ; ardor : — course at
a race. — 2, v. To make or become hot or

Heat'er, n. He who or that which heats :
— furnace for heating a house.

Heath (heth), n. Hardy evergreen shrub :
— place overgrown with heath or other

Hea'then (he'thn), n. ; pi. Hea'then, Hea'-
then§. Gentile ; pagan. — 2, a. Gentile ;

Hea'then-ish (he'thn-ish), a. Pagan ;

Heatfi'er, n. Heath ; ling.

Heat'lng:, a. Promoting heat : — stimulating.

Heave, v. a. [i. heaved or hove ; p. heaved.]
To lift :— to throw. — 2, v. n. To pant ; to
breathe with pain : — to try to vomit. — 3, n.
Throw : — lift : — effort to vomit.

Hgav'en (hev'vn), n. Regions above: —
habitation of God and blessed* spirits : —
state of bliss : — divine power.

HSav'en-lj!;, «• Relating to, or partaking
of, heaven ; celestial.

Hiav'en-wSrd, ad. Toward heaven.

Heave§, n. pi. Disease of horses, character-
ized by difficult respiration.

Heav'x (hev'e), a. Weighty: — grievous;
burdensome : — burdened : — sorrowful : —
dull ; sluggish : — difficult : — remarkable
for greatness, abundance, or severity : —
nat easily digested : — not well leavened.

He-bra'ic, a. Relating to the Hebrews, or
to the Hebrew language.

He'brew (he'bru), n. Israelite or Jew: —
language of the Jews. — 2, a. Hebraic.

Hgck'le (hek'kl), n. &. v. a. Same as hatchel.

Hec'tare, n. Metric land measure, of 2.471

Hec'tic, a. Habitual or protracted, as a
fever or cough.

Hgc't9-gram, \n. Metric weight, of

Hec'to-gramme, J 3.5274 avoirdupois

Hec'to-11-ter, ) n. Metric measure, of 2.838

Hec'to-li-tre, J bushels dry, or 24.417 gallons

Hec'to-me-ter, \ n. Metric measure, of


Trees or shrubs for hedging

Hec'to-me-tre, J 328.083 feet.

Hec'tor, v. a. To bully ; to tease.

Hed§e, n. Fence made with shrubs or
prickly bushes. — 2, v. a. To enclose with a
hedge : — to hamper. — 3, v. n. To skulk : —
to bet on both sides.

Hedg-e'hog', n. In-
sectivorous q u a d-
ruped, armed with
sharp prickles on
the back, and able
to roll itself into a

Hedf e'-row, '.

Heed, v. To mind ; to regard : — to use cau-
tion. — 2, n. Care ; attention : — caution.

Heed'f&l, a. AVatchful ; careful : — cautious.

Heed'less, a. Negligent ; inattentive.

Heel, n. Hind part of the foot, or of a shoe
or stocking : — last part or remainder of
any thing. — 2, v. n. To lean to one side,
as a ship. — 3, v. a. To add a heel to.

Heft, n. Weight ; heaviness.

Heifer fhSf'er), n. Young cow.

Heigit (hit), n. State of being high ; ele-
vation : — altitude ; eminence ; summit : —
utmost degree ; crisis.

Height' en (hi'tn), v. a. To raise; to im-
prove ; to enhance.

Hei'nous (ha'nus), a. Atrocious; wicked.

HSir (ar), n. One who inherits.

Heir'ess (ar'es), n. Woman who inherits.

Heir'iess (ar'les), a. Being without an

H8ir'188m (ar'lom), n. Movable or personal
chattel which descends by inheritance.

Held, i. & p. from hold. •

Hel'i-cal, a. Spiral ; winding.

He'li-o-graph, n. Reflector for telegraph-
ing by sun-flashes ; message so sent : — •
photograph. — 2, v. n. To telegraph by





He-li-og''ra-ph3r, n. Description of the sun :
— art of telegraphing by Bun-flashes : —
process of photographic printing.

He'li-o-tr5pe, n. Plant with fragrant
flowers, said to turn toward the sun.

He'lix, n. ; pi. Hel'i-ce§. Spiral.

Hell, n. Place of the devil and wicked
spirits : — gambling-house.

Hel'le-bore, n. Medicinal plant, of two

Hell'ish, a. E«lating to hell ; infernal.

Helm, n. Instrument by which a ship is
steered : — ^post of direc-
tion : — helmet. [head.

Hel'met, n. Armor for the

Helm§'man, n. One who

Help, V. To assist ; to aid :
— to prevent ; to avoid. —
2, n. Assistance ; aid.

Help'er, n. One who helps ; tt i 4.
assistant. Helmet.

Help'ful, a. Giving help ; useful.

Help'less, a. Destitute of help ; weak.

Hel'ter-skel'ter, ad. Confusedly.

Helve (helv), n. Handle of an axe.

Hem, n. Edge of a garment doubled and
sewed : — ^inarticulate sound. — 2, v. a. To
form a hem : — to shut in. — 3, v. n. To
utter a noise expressed by hem.

Hem'a-tlte, n. Kind of iron ore.

Hem'i-sphere (hem'i-sfer), n. Half a globe.

H5m-i-spher'ic, \ a. Relating to, or like,

Hem-i-spher'i-cal, J a hemisphere.

Hem'iock, n. Poisonous narcotic plant : —
large evergreen tree.

Hern'or-rhafe (hem'or-raj), w. Discharge
of blood from the blood-vessels.

Hemp, n. Plant, and its fibrous bark, used
for cordage, coarse cloth, &c.

Hemp'en (hem'pn), a. Made of hemp.

Hem'^stitch, n. Ornamental stitch for a
handkerchief, &c.

Hen, n. Female of a bird, especially of fowl.

Hen'bane, n. Poisonous, fetid, narcotic

Hence, ad. From this place, time, reason,
cause, or source. — 2, v. imp. Begone ;

Hence' forth, "1

Hence-fdr'ward, J

Hench'man, n. Follower ; servile supporter.

Hen' -coop, n. Cage for keeping hens.

Hen' -pecked (hgn'pekt), a. Governed by
a ^vife.

He-pat'ic, a. Relating to the liver.

He-pat'i-ca, n. Plant related to the anem-
one : — liver-wort.

Hep'ta-gon, n. Plane figure with seven
angles and sides.

Hep-tag'9-nal, a. Having seven angles and

Hep'tar-phjr, n. Government by, or coun-
try governed by, seven rulers.

Her, 2>r«m. Objective and possessive cases of
the. — pron. a. Belonging to a female.

ad. From this time forth.

Her'ald, n. Officer who registers genealo
gies and regulates public ceremonies : — .
precursor ; proclaimer. — 2, v. a. To in-
troduce as by a herald.

He-ral'die, a. Relating to heraldry.

Her'ald-rx, n. Art of a herald : — science re-
lating to coats of arms, banners, &c. : —
registry of genealogies.

Herb (erb), n. Plant not woody.

Her-ba'ceous (her-ba'shus), a. Relating to,
or like, herbs, [lectively ; grass ; pasture.

Herb'afe (er'baj or her'baj), n. Herbs col-

Herb'al, n. Treatise on plants : — herba-
rium. — 2, a. Pertaining to herbs.

Her-ba'ri-um, n. Collection of dried plants.

Her-biv'o-roiis, a. Feeding on herbage.

Her-cu'le-an,a. Strong: — difficult; arduous.

Herd, n. Number of beasts together ; drove :
— crowd. — 2, V. To unite or associate in
a herd or crowd : — to care for a herd.

Herd'er, ) ^ q^^ ^-^^ ^^^^^ ^gj.jj

Herd§'man, J

Here, ad. In this place ; in this state.

Hire'a-bblts I "^" ^^°"* *^^^ P^^*^®-

Here-Sf ter, ad. In time to come. — 2, n.
Future state.

Here-by', ad. By this place or thing.

He-red'i-ta-rx, «• Descending by inheri-

He-red'i-tx, n. Heirship : — doctrine that
offspring inherit the characteristics of
their parents or ancestors.

Here-in', ad. In this place or thing.

Here-of (her-of or her-6v'), ad. From
this ; of this.

Here-on', ad. On this place or thing.

Her'e-sjr, n. False or erroneous doctrine.

Her'e-tic, n. One who holds false or erro-
neous doctrines.

He-ret'i-cal, a. Containing heresy.

Hire-tS', ad. To this.

Here-to-fore', ad. Formerly.

Here-un-t8', ad. To this place or thing.

Here-iip-on', ad. Upon this place or thing.

Here'wxth, ad. With this.

Her'i-ta-ble, a. Capable of being inherited.

Her'i-taS'e, n. Inheritance ; estate.

Her-m§t ic, 1 a. Chemical : — completely

Her-met'i-cal, J closing ; air-tight.

Her'mit, n. One who lives in seclusion.

Her'mit-ag-e, n. Hermit's cell.

Her'ni-a, M. Protrusion of an
intestine ; rupture.

He'ro, n. Brave man ; great
warrior : — principal charac-
ter in a poem, tale, &c.

He-ro'ic, «. Relating to, or
becoming, a hero ; brave ;
noble. [male hero.

Her'o-ine (o»"he'ro-in), M. Fe-

Her'o-i§m {or he'ro-izm), n.
Qualities of a hero ; valor ;
courage. [long neck and legs.

Her' on, «. Large screaming water-fowl, with

Her'r|ng, n. SmaU edible sea-fish.





Her§, pron. Possessive form of s^.

Her-self , pron. Emphatic form of she or
her : — in her real cliaracter ; sane.

He§'i-tan-C3:, n. Uncertainty ; suspense.

He§'i-tate, v. n. To be doubtful ; to pause ;
to falter : — to stammer.

He§-i-ta'tion, n. Act of hesitating ; doubt ;
uncertainty : — a stammering.

Hetch'el, n. & v. a. Same as halchel.

Het'er-o-dox, a. Not orthodox ; heretical.

Het'er-o-dox-x, n. Quality of being heter-
odox ;' unorthodox opinion.

Het-er-o-fe'ne-ous, a. Composed of differ-
ing' elements. — Het-er-o-i"e-ne'i-tX( '«•

Hew (hii), 'V. «• [i- hewed ; ^. hewn or
hewed.] To cut with an axe : — to cut and
form regularly, as timber.

Hex'a-gfon, n. Figure with six sides and

Hex-ag'o-nal, a. Having six sides and

Hex-a-he'dron, n. Solid figure with six
equal square sides ; cube.

Hex-am'e-ter, n. Verse of six metrical feet.
— 2, a. Having six metrical feet.

Hey (ha), \interj. Expression of

Hey'day (ha'da), J joy or wonder.

Hi-a'tus, n. Breach ; deficiency.

Hi'ber-nate, v. n. To pass the winter : — to
winter in a dormant state.

Hi-ber-na'tion, n. Act of wintering.

Hi-ber'ni-an, a. Kelating to Ireland ; Irish.
— 2, n. irishman.

Hie' cough (hik'kup or hik'kof), n. Con-
vulsive cough or sob. — 2, v. n. To have a

Hick'o-ry, n. Tree of the walnut kind.

Hick'up, n. & V. n. Same as hiccough.

Hid, Hid'den (hid'dn), p. from hide.

Hide, V. a. [i. hid ; p. hid or hidden.] To
conceal ; to cover. — 2, v. n. To lie hid ; to
be concealed. — 3, n. Skin of an animal.

Hide'-and-seek', w. Play among children.

Hide'-boiind, a. Having the skin close : — -
stingy : — bigoted.

Hid'e-ous, a. Horrible ; ghastly ; frightful.

Hid'tngr, n. Concealment : — beating.

Hie (hi), t'. n. To go in haste.

Hi'e-rar-phy, n. Government by the priest-
hood : — prelates collectively.

Hi'e-ro-g-lyph, \n. Picture-writing ; sym-

Hi-e-ro-g-lyph'ic, J bol.

Hi-e-ro-glyph'ic, \ a. Having the nature

Hi-e-ro-g-lyph'i-cal, J of hieroglyphics.

Hi-e-ro-grlyph'ics, n. pi. Picture-writing,
words and ideas being represented by fig-
ures of animals, plants, &c.

Hig'gle, V. n. To chaffer ; to haggle.

High (hi), a. Elevated ; lofty : — exalted;
noble : — powerful : — proud ; boastful : —
oppressive : — vehement : — extreme in de-
gree : — abstruse : — complete ; full : — capi-
tal ; great : — sacred : — eminently favora-
ble : — acute or shrill. — 2, ad. Aloft : —

High' -born (hi'born), a. Of noble birth.

High' -bred, a. Of high breed or trainixig.
High'-flown (hi'flou),a. Bombastic.
High'-hand-ed, a. Arbitrary ; overbearing,
High'land, n. Mountainous district.
High'land-er, n. Dweller in the highlands.
High'ly (hi'le), ad. Aloft :— elevated :—

extremely ; exceedingly : — with great

High' -mass, n. Mass celebrated with music,

ritual, ceremonies, and incense.
High'-mind-ed, a. Noble : — proud.
High'ness (hi'nes), n. Elevation ; excel-
lence : — title of princes.
High'-priest, «. Chief priest.
High' -road, n. Public road.
High'-spir-it-ed, a. Bold ; daring : — proud.
High'-toned (lil'tond), a. Elevated ; noble.
High- way' (hi-wa'), w. Public road.
High' way-man (hi'wa-man), n. Bobber.
Hi-la'ri-ous, a. Gay ; merry ; jovial.
Hi-lar'i-ty, n. Gayety ; mirth ; joviality.
Hill, n. Elevation of ground less than a
Hil'lock, n. Little hill. [mountain.

Hil'ly, a. Full of hills ; uneven in surface.
Hilt, n. Handle of a sword, &c.
Him, pron. Objective case of he.
Him-self , proji. Emphatic form of he or

him : — in his real character ; sane.
Hind, a. Backward ; beiug behind. — 2, n.

Female of the stag : — rustic.
Hin'der, v. To obstruct ; to impede.
Hind'er, a. On or at the rear.
Hin'der-ance, 1«. Impediment; stop; ob-
Hin'dran'ce, J struction.
Hind'er-most, ) a. Last ; that comes in tb.3
Hind'inost, J rear.
Hin-dii', J "•
Hin-dos-tan'ee, \ n. Language of the Hin-
Hin-du-stan'ee, J doos. — 2, a. Eelating to

the Hindoos, or to Hindostan.
Hinf-e, n. Joint on which a door or cover

turns : — that on which something depends.

— 2, V. a. To furnish with hinges : — to

bend. — 3, v. n. To turn, as upon a hinge:

— to be dependent upon.
Hint, V. To bring to mind ; to suggest ; to

allude. — 2, n. Suggestion ; intimation.
Hip, 71. Joint of the thigh ; haunch : — fruit

of the brier or dog-rose.
Hipped (hipt), a. Sad ; melancholy.
H i p - p -

p o t a -

m u s, n.





ped of

A f r i ci

with short legs and a large head.
Hire, v, a. To employ, or let out, for pay. —

2, n. Eeward ; recompense ; wages.
Hire'ling, n. One who is hired ; mercenary.

— 2, a. Serving for hire ; venal.

Native of Hindostan.





Hir-sute', a. Rough ; hairy ; shaggy.

Hi§ (hiz), pron. Possessive case of he.

Hiss, v. To utter a sound like a continued
s, as a serpent : — to express disapproval by
a hiss. — 2, n. Sibilant sound : — expression
of contempt or hensure.

Hiss'ing:, M. Hiss :— object of scorn.

Hist, inierj. Commanding silence ; hush.

His-to'ri-an, n. Writer of history.

His-tor'ic,* ) a. Relating to, contained in,

His-tor'1-cal, j or derived from, history.

His-to-ri-5g'ra-pher, n. Historian.

His'to-rj, n. Narrative or chronicle of
events in the life of a nation, race, family,
religion, art, science, &c.

His-tri-on'ic, a. Theatrical ; pantomimic.

Hit, D. [i.'& p. hit.] To strike ; to touch :
— to reach : — to suit. — 2, n. Stroke : —
chance ; good fortune : — happy or perti-
nent remark.

Hitch, V. n. To be caught or entangled : —
to move by jerks. — 2, c. a. To fasten ; to
bind. — 3, n. Catch ; knot : — jerk : — im-
pediment ; hinderam f.

Hit^'er, ad. To this place. — 2, a. Nearer ;
toward this pait.

Hitfi'er-most, a. Nearei<t on this side.

Hitfi'er-to, ad. To thia time ; till now.

Hive,'n. Natural or artificial habitation
for bees; bees iiil-abitiug a hive. — 2, v. a.
To put into a hive : — to contain or store,
as in hives. — 3, t. n. To reside or take
shelter together.

Hi7e§, n. pi. EniptionH on the skin.

Ho, interj. Comm;:ndiag attention.

Hoar (hor), a. StiiB^_; as hoary.

Hoard (hord), «. tiUim laid up; treasure.
— 2, V. To lay up .stores or hoards.

Hoar'-frost (hor'fnVt ), n. White frost.

HSar'hofind, t*. Bitter medicinal plant.

Hoarse (hors), a. Hi-, ving the voice rough.

Hoar'x (hor'e), a. '•' hit« or gray vdth age
or frost.

Hoax (hoks), «. Impnsition ; deception. —
2, V. a. To deceive ; to impose upon.

Hob'ble, V- n. To walk lamely; to limp. —
2, V. a. To fett^T : — to perplex. — 3, n.
Uneven, awkward tjait : — perplexity : —
fetter ; clog.

Hob'by, n. Strong, active horse : — hobby-
horse : — favorite pursuit or plaything.

Hob'bjj-horse, M. Cliiki's wooden horse: —

Hob-gob'lin, n. Friirlitful apparition.

HSck, V. a. To hnmstriiig. — 2, n. Joint of
an animal between the knee and the fet-
lock : — whit<< Rhenish wine.

flock'ey, n. Game played by striking a ball
with a bent club.

Ho'cus-po'cus, «. Juggler : — cheat.

Hod, n. Trough or tray for carrying mortar,
bricks, coal, &c.

Hod|-e'pod|'e, »>• Medley ; hotchpotch.

Hoe (ho), n. Tool used in gardening, &c.
— 2, V. a. To cut or dig with a hoe.

Hog, n. Swine : — i&rty or mean man.

Hogr'iish, a. Like a hog ; selfish.

HSgr'-pen, n. Pen or enclosure for hogs.

Hogrs'h^ad (h6gz'hed), n. Large cask: —
liquid measure of sixty-three wine gallons.

Hog' -sty, n. Pen or enclosure for hogs.

Hoi'den (hoi'dn), n. Rude, romping girl.

Hoist, V. a. To raise or lift up ; to heave.
— 2, n. Lift ; act of raising up : — elevator :
— measure of a sail or flag along the pole.

Hold, V. a. \i. held ; p. held or holden.]
To grasp ; to clutch : — to retain : — to con-
fine ; to detain : — to unite ; to fasten : — to
stop ; to stay : — to occupy : — to prosecute ;
to support : — to adopt, as an opinion : — to
regard ; to think : — to receive and retain .
— to celebrate : — to assemble. — 2, v. n. To
stand ; to last ; to endure : — to adhere : —
to refrain ; to abstain : — to think ; to be-
lieve : — to derive or be derived. — 3, interj.
Stop ; forbear. — 4, n. Grasp ; seizure : —
support : — fortress ; castle : — interior of a

Hold'back, n. Hinderance ; restraint.

Hold' fast, w. Catch ; hook ; support.

Hold'ingr, n. Tenure ; hold : — land held.

Hole, 11. Cavity ; hollow : perforation.

Hol'i-day., n. Day reserved from business
for religious observances, for a civil fes-
tival, or for amusement and rest.

Ho'li-ness, n. Quality of being holy ; sanc-
tity : — title of the pope.

Hol'land, n. Fine kind of hnen -.—pi. gin
made in Holland.

Hol-lo', interj. Word used in calling. — 2,
v. n. To cry out ; to halloo. — 3, n. Shout ;
loud call.

Hol'low (hCl'lo), a. Excavated ; void ; not
solid : — not faithful ; false. — 2, n. Cavity ;
cavern ; hoi e. — 3, v. a. To make hollow.

Hol'ly, n. Evergreen tree wth prickly
leaves and scarlet or yellow berries.

Hol'lj^-hock, n. Rose-mallow, a plant of
the altha;a kind.

Holm (hom or holm), n. Small island : —
low, flat land : — evergreen oak.

Hol'ster, n. Case for a pistol.

Ho'Ijf, a. Pure from sin; good; devout:
— consecrated ; hallowed : — divine.

Hol'x-day, n. Same as holiday.

Ho'ly-week, v. Last seven days of Lent.

Hom'a,|-e, n. Reverence ; duty ; respect.

Home, n. One's house or country. — 2, a.
Domestic : — direct ; pointed. — 3, ad. To
one's home : — to the point.

Home'less, a. Destitute of a home.

Home'lj:, a. Plain ; not elegant ; coarse ;

Heme' -made, a. Made at home ; plain.

Hom'er, n. Pigeon that returns to its home
from great distances.

Home'-rfile, a. Pertaining to home-rule. —
2, n. Rule of a country by a native legis-

Horae-rfln', n. In base-ball, an uninter-
rupted run around the four bases.

Home' sick, «. Desirous to go home.




Home'spun, a. Made at home ; homely.
Home'stead, w. Place of the house : — farm
with its buildings.

HomeVard, 1 ^

TT- r ■ 3- r "(*• Toward home.
Home wardg, J

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