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GUEST (gest), 77. One entertained by
aiiother; a visitor ; a visitant.

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

"GUIDE (gid), >. a. To direct ; to gov-
ern ; to conduct : to regulate ; to lead.

GUIDE (gid), n. One who guides.

GUiDE'L^ss, a. Having no guide.

guide'post, 71. A directing post. [tion.

GUILD (§ild), 77. A society ; a corpora-

guTld'er (5ild'er), ti. A Dutch coin.

guile (5i1), Tf. Cunning ; deceit ; fraud.

GUILE'FUL (gil'ful), a. Wily; insidious.

guTle'less (gil'-), a. Free from deceit.

GUIL-LO-TINE' (gil-lo-ten'), 77. A ma-
chine u.sed for beheading in France.

GUifiT (gilt), 77. Criminality: — sin.

GUlLT'l-NEss, 71. State of being guilty.

GUILT'LESS, a. Not guilty; innocent.

guilt'Y, a. Having guilt ; criminal.

guin'ea (gin'e), 71. Formerly an Eng-
lish gold coin, value 21s. sterling.

GUi^E (giz), 77. Manner; mien ; habit.

GUI-tar' (ge-tar'), n. An instrument
of music, having sis strings.

GiJLF, n. A bay; an opening into land

gOlf'y, a. Full of gulfs or whirlpools.

gOll,«. a. To trick ; to cheat, defraud.

GULL, 71. A sea-fowl : — a trick ; fraud.

gDl'let, 77. The throat; oesophagus.

GUL-LI BlL'l-TY, ii. Weak credulity.

GUL'Ly, 77. A ravine; a clianuel.

gOl'ly, 75. To wear away by water.

GULP, V. a. To swallow eagerly; to

GULP, 71. A swallow. [suck down.

gD.'m, 77. A viscous juice : — the fleshy
substance that surrounds the teeth.

GU-M, f. a. To close or wash with gum.

gDm'boil, 77. A tumor on the gums.

GDM'MV,a. Having gum ; viscous.

GUMP, ?i. An awkward, foolish person.'tion, 7j. Understanding ; skill.

GUN. 77. Name for fire-arms ; a musket.

GUN, V. n. To shoot with a gun,

gun'ner, 77. A cannoneer ; a shooter.

gun'ner-y, 77. Art of managing guns.

gOn'ning, 77. Use of a gun in shooting.

gun'pow-der, 77. Powder for guns.

gun'suot, 77. The reach of a gun.

GUN'snoT, a. Made by the shot of a gun.

gun'smIth, 77, A man who makes guns.

gDn'stock, 77. Wood in which a gun-
barrel IS fixed. [of a ship's side.

gDn'wale (giin'nel), 77. Upper part

GtiRGE, 77. A whirlpool ; a gulf.

gljr'gle, v. n. To gush, as water.

GtJSH, V. n. To flow out with violence.

GUSH, 77. A copious emission of water.

gOs'set, 77. ,'\n angular piece of cloth.

GUST, 77. Sense of tasting : — a blast.

gOs'to, 77. Relish; t'.ste; liking.

gust'y, fl. Stormy; tempestuous.

GUT, 77. The internal passage for food.

GUT, v. a. To eviscerate ; to exenterate.

gTjt'ter, 77. A passage for water.

gut'ter, 7). a. To cut in hollows.

GiJT'TLE, V. To swallow ; to guzzle.

gut'tu-lous, a. In the form of a drop.

GUT'TyR-AL,a. Belonging to the throat.

Guz ' z LE , v.a.&. 77. To s wal low greedi ly .

9YM-NA'§i-ARjeH, 77. In Athens, a mas-
ter of a gymnasium.

gJYM-NA'^l-CM (jjm-na'zhe-um), 77. A
place for athletic exercises : — a school.

9^Y]vi-NAS'Tlc,a. Relating to gymnastics.

(^i-YM-NAs'Tics, 71. pi. Gymnastic art or
exercises, as wrestling, boxing, &c.

9^^'p'sUM, n. Plaster stone; a native
sulphate of lime. [people.

(^vp'sY, ??. One of a wandering race of

^v'ral, a. Turning round ; rotatory.

(;^^y-ra'tion, 77. Act of turning about.

(;}Y'RA-TO-RY,o,.Moving round ;rotatoiy.

(^VVE, 77. A fetter or chain lor the legs.

9-VVE, V. a. To fetter ; to shackle.

', u. x\ ua.y ; an upemiig iiiio lanu. (,+ v VJi, v. a, J. o leiier ; 10 siiacKif.
il Y, long' ; AEIOUY, short ; AEioy Y, obscure.— fakv: , far, fSst, FALL ; HEIK,






HA, intei-j. An expression noting won-
der or surprise.
hab'er-dash-er, n. A dealer in small

wares, as rihbons, tapes, &c. [wares.
iiAB'ER-DASH-ER-y, ?i. Small goods or
hab-er-dIne', u. a dried salt cod.
HA-BiL'i-MENT, lu Dress ; clothes.
HAB'iT,7!. Dress ; garb: — custom ; invet-
erate use : — state of any thing
hab'it, v. a. To dress ; to accoutre.
HAE'i-T^-BLE, a. Inhabitable.
HAB-i-Tl'TiON, K. A place of abode.
ha-bIt'U-al, a. Customary ; constant.
HA-BlT'y-^L-LY, ad. Customarily.
HA-BiT'y-ATE, tj. a. To make familiar.
hAb'i-tudEjM. Long custom , habit,
HACK, V. a. To cut clumsily ; to chop.
HACK, w. A notch ; a cut : — a horse

kept for hire : — a hackney-coach.
HACK, a. Hired ; mercenary ; venal.
HAc'KL,E,n. Ahatchel. SeeHATCHEL..
Hac'kle, v. a. To dress flax ; to hatchel.
hXck'ney (hak'ne),7i. A nag ; a hired

horse : — any thing let out for hire.
hXck'ne Y, a. Much used : — let for hire.
HACK'ney, i;. a. To make common.
hAck'ney-coach. 71. A coach let for

hire. [used ; trite,

Hack'neyed (hak'nid),_;>. a. Much
HXd, i. & p. of have.
had'oock, n. A fish of the cod kind.
HAFT, n. A handle ; a hilt. [a fury.
hag, n. A witch ; an old, ugly woman ;
hXg, v. a. To torment ; to harass.
hXg'gard, a. Lean} rugged; pale.
hAg'j&ish, a. Like a hag ; deformed.
hag'gLiE, v. a. To cut ; to mangle.
HAG'GLE, V. n. To be difficult in a bar-
Hag'gler,7i. One who haggles, [gain.
ha-9^I-6g'ra-pher, n. A sacred writer.
HA-(^i-6G'RA-PHY,7!. Sacred writings.
HAH, interj. Noting surprise or effort.
HAIL, n. Frozen drops of rain or vapor.
HAIL, V. n. To pour down hail.
HAIL, V. a. To salute ; to call to.
HAIL, interj. A term of salutation.
hail'stone, n. A single ball of hail.
HAIR, n. Dry, elastic filaments on the

skin of animals :— a single hair.
hair'br£adth (hir'bredth),?i. Avery

small distance. — a. Very narrow.
hair'brush, 71. A brush for the hair.
hair'cloth, n. Stuff made of hair.

hair'i-ness, 71, State of being hairy,

hair'less, a. Destitute of hair ; bald.

hair'y, (u Full of hair ; made of hair.

hake, 71. A fish resembling the cod.

hal'berd or hal'bekd, 7?. A sort of

hal'cy-qn, 71. The Iving- fisher, [spear.

hal'cy-on, a. Placid ; quiet ; peacefuL

HALE, a. Healthy ; sound ; uninjured,

hAle or HALE, V. a. To drag ; to haul,

HALF (haf),7i. ,• pi, hAlve§. One of

HALF(haO,«<^- In part. [two equal parts.

HALF (haf), a. Consisting of half.

hAlf'-blood (haf'bliid), n. A relation
by one parent only.

hAlf'-pay, n. Pay reduced one half.

half'-pen-ny (ha'pen-ne or haPpen-
ne), «. ,• pi. HALFPENCE. An Eng-
lish copper coin. [fish.

hal'i-but (hol'e-biit), n. A large, flat

HALL, n. A court of justice : — a man-
or-house ^— an entry : — a large room.

hAl-le-lu'jah (hal-le-lu'ya), n. A
song of praise to God, , [call.

hal-loo', interj. Noting incitement or

halloo', v. n. To cry, as after dogs.

HAL-LOO', V. a. To encourage, call to.

hAl'low (hal'l5), V, a. To consecrate.

h^l-lu-ci-na'tion,7i. Error; delusion.

ha'lo, 71. A bright circle round the sun.

hAlt, v. 71. To limp : — to stop, hesitate.

HALT, a. Lame ; crippled. [march.

hAlt, 7i. A limping gait: — a stop in a

hAlt'eb, 71. One who halts : — a hang-
man's rope : — a sort of bridle.

hal'ter, v. a. To bind with a halter.

hAlve (hav), V. a. To divide into two
equal parts : — to join by letting into.

HALVE§ (havz), n. pi. of lialf. f&c.

HAM, 11. The hip : — the thigh of a hog,

HAM'LET, 71. A small village.

hAm'mer, 71. An instrument for driv-
ing nails, &c. [hammer.

hAm'me R,v.a. To beat or form with a

hAm'mock, 71. A swinging bed.

ham'per, 7t. A large basket :— a fetter.

hAm'per, v. a. To shackle, entangle.

ham'string, n. Tendon of the ham.

hAivi'string,v. a. [L&c p. hamstrung.]
To cut the tendon of the ham of,

hAnd, 71, The palm, with the fingers:
— an index, as of a clock : — manner ol
writing:— a person employed,

hAnd, v. a. To give ; to guide or !ea(},

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hAnd'-eali., ?i. A game with a ball.
hand' -BASKET, n. A portable basket.
HANn'-BELL, ?i. Bell rung by the hand.
hAnd'-BILL, n. A loose printed sheet-
HANU'-BOOK (bfijt), V. A tnannal-
liAND'cuFF, n. A fetter for the wrist.
HAND'cfiFF, V. a. To riiauacle, fasten.
HAND'ful, n. ; pi. iiand'fOl^, As

much as the hand can hold or grasj).
IIANd'-GAL-LOP, n. A gentle, easy

gallop [hand.

hXnb'i-crAft, n. Work done by the
HAND'i-CRAFTS-MAN, n, A mechanic.
Hand'i-NESS, n. Readiness ; dexterity.
HAND'icER-CHlEF (hang'ker-chifj, n.

A cloth used for the face or neck.
HlN'DliE, V. a. To touch ; to treat of.
IIXn'dle, n. The part by which a

thing IS held m the hand ; a haft.
hAnd'ling, n. Touch ; manipulation.
hXnd'maid, n. A waiting-maid.
HXND'MIL.Ii,?^. A mill moved by hand.
Hand'rail,?!. a rail supported by posts.
hand'saw, n. A saw used by hand.
HAND'some (han'sum), a Beautiful ;

graceful; elegant: — ample; liberal.
hAnd'sqme-ly, ad. Well : — liberally.
HAND'sPlKE, n. A wooden lever.
hXnd'y, a. Dexterous : — convenient.
hAng, v. a. [i. &L p. hung or hanged.]

To suspend : — to kill by suspending.
hXng, v. n. To be suspended ; to depend.
hXng'er, ?i. One who hangs: — a sword.
hAng'ing, 71. Drapery hung to walls.
hAng'man, n. A public executioner.
hAnk, n. Two or more skeins : — a tie.
hAnk'er (hangk'er),?;. n. To long.
hAnk'er-ing, 71. Desire; a longing.
iiAn'kle (hang'kl),-*;. m. To entangle.
hAp, 71. Chance; fortune; accident.
hAp-hAz'ard, 77. Chance; accident.
hAp'less, a. Unhappy ; unfortunate.
hAp'ly, ad. Perhaps ; by chance, [cur.
hAp'pen (hap'pn), V. n. To chance, oc-
hAp'pi-ly, ad. In a happy manner.
HAP'pi-N£ss,7i. Felicity ; good fortune.
hAp'py, a. Having happiness.
HA-rA'ngue' (liEi-rang'), n. A declama-
tory or noisy speech ; declamation.
HA-rAngue' (-rang'), v. n. To declaim.
hAr'ass v. a. To weary ; to vex. [sor.
HAR'bin-GER, n. A forerunner ; precur-
HAR'bqr, n. A port or haven : — shelter.
k4R'BOR, V. n. To lodge; to take shelter.
HAr^bor, 7^. a. To entertain ; to shelter.
hXr'bdr-l, JESs, a- Wanting harbor.
HArd, a. firm ;' solid ; not soft:— diffi-
• ciilt ; laborious :^utikirid ; bbdiirate.
hXrD, ad. ■ Close ; near :— lahoTiously. I

hard'en (har'dn),77. n. To grow hard.
IIARD'EN (har'dn), v. a. To make hard.

hard'hack, n. A flowering shrub.
hArd'-hand-ed, a. Coarse, severe.

hard'iieart-eu, a. Cruel , obdurate.
HAR'Di-uooD (-hud),7(. Stoutness.

iiAr'di-nesS; n. Firmness ; stoutness.

hard'ly, ad. Not easily ; barely.

IIARD'NESS, n duality ot being hard.

HARDS, n. pi. The refuse of flax ; tow.

iiard'sjup. 71. Severe labor; grievance.

HARD'wAilE, a. Manufactures of iron.

HAR'DY.a. Bold ; brave ; stout ; strong.

HARE, n. A small, timid quadruped.

hare'bell,, 71 A plant and its flower.

HARE'-BRAINED, a. Volatile; wild.

IIARE'FOOT (hir'fi'it), 71. A sort of
herb : — a species of bird.

HARE 'lip, 71. A divided lip, like the
upper lip of a hare. [harelip.

HARE 'lipped (hir'lipt), a. Having a

ha'rem or HA'REM, 71. The apart-
ment for women in a seraglio, &c.

har'i-eb, n. A dog. See Harrier.

HARK, V. n. To listen ; to hearken.

HARK, njter;. List', hear!

HARL, 71. The filaments of flax or hemp.

har'le-quin, 71. A buffoon ; a zany.

har'lot, 7i. A prostitute ; a strumpet.

har'lot-ry, 77. The trade of a harlot.

HARM, M. Injury; mischief; hurt.

HARivi, V. a. To hurt ; to injure, damage.

HARM'Ft>L,a. Hurtful; injurious.

harm'less, a. Innocent ; not hurtful.

har-mon'jc, )a. Relating to har-

HAR-MON'i-cAL, \ mony ; concordant.

har-m6n'i-c6n, n. A musical instru-
ment,_invented by Dr. Franklin.

HAR-MO'Ni-ous,a.Concordant; musical..

HAR-MO'Ni-ots-LY, ad. With har-
mony , melodiously. [nious.

har'mo-nize, v. a. To m*ke harmo-

har'mo-nize, t;. 71. To agree.

har'mo-ny, n. Concord ; agreement.

hAr'ness, 71. Furniture for horses.

har'ness, v. a. To put harness on.

HARP, n. A stringed instrument.

HARP, V. n. To play upon the harp.

HARP'EE, 71. A player on the harp.

harpoon', n, A barbed dart or spear
to strike whales with. [harpoon.

har-p66n', v. a. To strike with the

hArp'si-«hord, 7). A keyed musical
instrument,or harp,strung with wires.

hAr'py, 71. A fabulous winged monster.

HAR'Ri-ER,7i. A dog for hunting hares;
— a species of hawk.

hAr'roM'', 77. An implement to be

' ' dragged over ploughed lands.

Af lOUY, long ; A£l605, short ; AEIQV¥» obscure.— FAR^,v'Ar, fAsTjEAll ; H^IE,




UXn^RbWfV. a. To break or tear with
the harrow :— to disturb ; to vex,

Har'ky, v. a. To tease ; to ruffle, vex.

HARSH, a. Austere; severe; rough.

harsh'ness, n. Roughness ; severitj\

HAKs'JLET, n. Liver, lights, <SiC., of a

HART, n. The male of the red deer.[hog.

Harts'horn, 7i. Volatile spirit; car-
bonate of ammonia : — a plant.

HAR'VEST, n. The season for gather-
ing in grain. &;c. :— crop gathered.

Har'vest, v. a. To reap and gather in.

HAS. The third person sing, of have.

HASH, V. a. To mince ; to chop tine.

hXsh, n. Minced meat :— a mixture.

HASP, n. A clasp over a staple.

HASP, V. a. To fasten vvitli a hasp.

HAs'socK, n. A thick mat for kneel-
ing upon : — a tuft of coarse grass.

HAST. Second person singular of have.

HASTE, n. Hurry ; speed ; precipitation.

has'ten (ha'sn), v. n. To make haste.

HAS'TEN (ha'sn), V. a. To expedite.

has'ti-ly, ad. With haste ; speedily.

HAs'ty, a. Q.uick ; speedy ; vehement.

HAT, n. A covering for the head.

hAtch, v. a. To produce from eggs ;
to quicken, as eggs. [deck.

hatch, 71. A brood : — a hatchway in a

(Ihatch'EL, (hach'el or halt'kl), n. An
instrument for cleaning flax, [flax, &c.

(IhXtch'el, v. a. To clean or dress, as

hatch'et, n. A small axe.

hXtch'way, 71. Opening in a deck.

hate, v. a. To detest ; to abhor.

hate, n. Hatred ; malignity ; dislike.

HATE'Ft>j[.,a. Detestable; odious.

ha'tred, 71. Enmity; hate ; ill will.

hat'ter, 71. One who makes hats.

Haugh'ti-ly (haw'te-le), ad. Proudly.

HAUGH'TJ-Nfiss, n. Pride ; arrogance.

haugh'ty (haiw'te), a. Proud; arro-
gant; insolent; bold; high; lofty.

HAUL, V. a. To pull ; to draw ; to drag.

HAUL, 71. Act of pulling : — a draught.

HAUM, hIulm, 71. Stem of grain.

HAUNCH (hansh),7i. The thigh or hip.

haunt (hant), 77. a. To resort to ; to
frequent troublesomely, or as a spirit.

haunt, 7^. A place much frequented.

haut'boy (h5'boi),7J.. A wind instru-
ment resembling the clarinet.

have (hav), V. a. [i. & p. had.] To
possess ; to enjoy : — to be obliged.

ha'ven (ha'vn),77. A port ; a harbor.

HAv'pc, 7!. Devastation ; destruction.

HAW, n. The berry of the hawthorn.

hIwk, n. A voracious bird of prey.

H^WK, 7). n. To force up phlegm.

HAWK, V. a. To cry and sell, as goods,

hAwk'er^ 71. A pedler ; news-carrier.

HAWK'-EYED (-id), a. Having a keen

haws'er, 77. A rope or cable. [eye.

haw'thorn, 71. Thorn that bears haws.

hay (ha), 77. Grass dried for fodder.

hay'ing, n. Act of making hay.

hay'loft, n. A loft to put hay in.

HAY'mow (ha'mbu),7i. A mow of hay.

hay'rick (ha'rik),7i. A rick of hay.

HAY'STACK(ha'sta.k),7i. A Stack of hay.

haz'ard, 71. Chance ; danger : — a game.

haz'ard, v. a. To expose to chance.

HAZ'ARi)-oiJS, a. Exposed to hazard.

HAZE, 71. Fog ; mist; watery vapor.

HA'ZEL (-zl),7i. A shrub bearing a nut.

ha'zel, a. Light brown; like hazel.

HA'ZEL-NUT, 71. The fruit of the hazel,

ha'zi-ness, 71. State of being hazy.

ha'z Y, a. Dark ; foggy ; misty ; cloudy.

HE, pron. Tlie man ; the male.

HEAD (hed), 77. The part of an ani-
mal tliat contains the brain : — chief.

HEAB, a. Chief; principal; highest.

HEAD, V. a. To lead ; to direct ; to govern.

HEAD, 77.77. To form a head, as a plant.

head'ajBHE (-ak), 71. Pain in the head.

head'dress, 71. Dress of the head.

head'ed (hed'ed), a. Having a head.

HEAD'iNG, n. Materials for a head.

head'land,77. a promontory ; a cape.

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

head'l6ng, a. Steep : — thoughtless.

head'long, a<Z. Rashly; hastily.

HEAD'PiECE, 71, Armor for the head.

pi. A place of rendezvous for an army.

head'stIll, 77. A part of a bridle.

head'strong, a. Obstinate ; stubborn.

head'-way, 71. Motion of a ship at sea.

HEAD'-wiND, 71. A contrary wind.

head'y, a. Rash ; hasty ; violent.

HEAL (hel), V. a. To cure ; to restore.

HEAL, V. n. To grow well or sound.

heald§, 77. pi. Harness of a loom.

HEAL'iNGjp. a. Tending to cure ; mild.

HEALTH (helth), 77. Freedom from
bodily pain or sickness ; a sound state.

HEALTH'Ft)L (helth'ful), a. Free from
disease ; salubrious ; salutary; healthy.

h£alth'i-n£ss, 77. State of being

health'less, a. Sickly, [healthy.

HEALTH'Y, a. Enjoying health ; hale.

heam, 71, After-birth in beasts, [ter.

HEAP, 71. A pile ; accumulation; clus-

HEAP, 77. a. To pile; to accumulate.

heap'y (he'pe), a. Lying in heaps.

HEAR (her), 77. a. & 77. [7. & p. heard.]
To perceive by the ear ; to listen.





HEARD (herd), i. & p. from hear.

hear'er, n. One who hears ; listener.

hear'ing, 11. The sense by which
sounds are perceived: — audience; trial.

HEAR' KEN (har'kn), v. n. To listen.

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

HEARSE, n. A carriage to convey dead.

HEART (hart), n. The seat of life, and
the organ of the blood's motion : — vi-
tal part^: — vitality; strength; affection.

HEiRT'A£JHE (hart'ak), n. Sorrow ;
pang. [of the stomach.

HEARt'burn, n. Pain about the region

HE art'en (har'tn), v. a. To encourage.

heXrt'felt, a. Felt at heart ; sincere.

HEARTH (harth), n. A place for a fire.

heart'i-ly, ad. Cordially ; sincerely.

heart'i-ness^ 71. Cordiality; sincerity.

heart'Less, a. Void of affection ; cold.

heart'less-ness, n. Want of affec-
tion or spirit. [heart.

heart'-sick, a. Pained in mmd or

HEAR'ty (har'te), a. Cordial ; sincere.

HEAT (het), w. The sensation caused
by fire ; hot air : — passion ; ardor.

heat, v. a. To make hot ; to excite.

HEAt'er, n. One that heats.

HEATH (heth), n. A shrub :— a place
overgrown with heath or other shrubs.

HEATh'-cock, n. A fowl ; grouse.

HEA'THEN (he'thn), n.A gentilejpagan.

HEA'THEN (he'thn), a. Gentile ; pagan.

HEA'then-ish, a. Pagan ; savage. [ism.

HEA'then-i§m (he'thn-izm), n. Pagan-

HEATH'er, n. Heath ; a shrub.

HEATh'y (heth'e), a. Full of heath.

HEAVE (hev), V. a. [i. heaved or hove ;
p. heaved.] To lift ; to raise ; to throw.

HEAVE, m. A throw: — an effort to vomit.

HEAv'en (hev'vn), n. The regions
above ; expanse of the sky : — state of
bliss ; abode of the blessed.

HEAv'en-ey (hev'vn-le), a. Celestial.

HfiAV'i-NESS, n. Weight ; depression.

HEAv'y (hev've), a. Ponderous: — de-
jected ; grievous : — sluggish ; dull.

h:|B-d6m'a-dal, a. Weekly.

he'bra-ist, n. One versed in Hebrew.

HE'BREW(he'bru),'ft. A Jew: — Hebrew
tongue. [fice of a hundred cattle.

HEc'a-tomb (hek'a-tom), n. A sacri-

HEc'tic, 71. A slow, intermittent fever.

HEC'TJc, a. Habitual ; consumptive.

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

HEC'tqr, 71. A bully ; one who teases.

HED(^E,7i. A fence made with slirubs.

HED9^E, V. a. To enclose with a hedge.

HED(j^E'H6G,7^. A small quadruped.

HEED, V. a. To mind ; to attend to.

HEED, 72. Care; attention; caution.

heed'fOl, a. Watchful ; careful.

heed'less, a. Negligent; inattentive.

heed'less-ness, n. Carelessness.

HEEL,, n. The hind part of the foot.

HEEL., V. n. To lean on one side.

heet, 71. A handle: — heaviness.

HE-91'RA or Hii&'l-RA, 71. The flight
of Mahomet ; Mahometan era, reck-
oned from July 16, A. D.622.

heif'er (lieffer), 71. A young cow.

HEIGHT (hit), 7i. Elevation; altitude;
summit ; utmost degree ; crisis.

HEiGHT-'EN (hi'tu), V. a. To raise, [ed.

HEI'nous (ha'nus), a. Atrocious ; vvick-

HEi'Noys-LY (lia'-), ad. Atrociously.

h£ir (^ir), 71. One who inherits. [herits.

h£ir'ess (ir'es), n. A woman who in-

heir'l^ss (ir'les), a. Without an heir.

heir'shxp (ir'ship), n. State of an heir.

HELD, i. &, p. from hold. [turnsole.

he'ei-o-trope, 71. A genus of plants ;

HEEL, 71. The place of the devil and
of wicked souls after death.

hel'le-bore, 7t. A medicinal plant.

HELL'iSH, a. Relating to hell ; infernal.

HELM, n. An instrument for steering
a ship : — the place of direction.

hel'met, 71. Armor for the head.

hel'qt, n. A slave ; a Spartan slave.

help, v. a. To assist ; to aid ; to avoid.

HELP, n. Assistance ; aid ; support.

help'er, 71. One who helps ; assistant.

help'fOl, a. Giving help ; useful.

HELP'LESS, a. Destitute of help ; weak.

help'less-ness, 71. Want of ability.

HELVE (helv), 71. Handle of an axe.

h£m, n. The edge of a garment.

HEM, V. a. To form a hem : — to shut in.

hem'i (hem'e). A Greek prefix, used
in composition, signifying half.

hem'i-sphere (-sfer),7i. Haifa globe.

HEBi-i-SPHER'lc, i a. Relating to a

HEM-i-sPHER'i-cAL, ) hemisphere.

hem'lock, 71. A poisonous plant : — a
large evergreen tree.

hem'or-rha^e, 71. A flux of blood.

hem'qr-rhoid§ (-rbids), n. pi. Piles.

hemp, n. A plant : — its dressed fibres.

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

hen, n_. The female of a bird.

hen'bane,7i. a poisonous fetid weed.

hence, ad. From this place or time.

HENCE 'forth, ) ad. From this

hence-for'ward, \ time forward.

hen'-coop, 71. A cage for poultry.

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

hEp'ta-jBhord, n. An instrument of
seven strings : — system of seven notes.

AEIOUy, long^ ; AeioOI?, short ; AEloyy, odscare.— rAREjFiiRjFASTjFALLi HllIR,




h£p'ta-g6n, n. A figure with seven
sides and seven angles.

HEP-TAG' o-NAL, a. Having seven sides.

HEP'tar-jBhy, /*. A government by
seven rulers. [ — belonging to a female.

HER, pron. The objective case of she:

HER'ald, 71. One who registers gene-
alogies, adjusts ensigns armorial, aud
regulates public ceremonies : — a har-
binger 5 a precursor. [herald.

her'ald, v. a. To introduce, as by a

he-ral'dic, a. Relating to heraldry.

her'ald-ry, 71. The art of a herald j
registiy of genealogies 5 blazonry.

HERB (erb), n. A plant with a soft stem.

her-ba'ceous (-shus),a. Relating to,
.or partaking of, herbs.

HERB'AqtE- (er'baj or her'baj), n. Herbs
collectively 3 grass ; pasture.

herb'al, 71. A treatise on plants.

herc'al, a. Pertaining to herbs.

herb'^l-ist, n. One skilled in herbs.

HER-ba'ri-Om, 71. A collection of dried
specimens of plants. [or herbage.

HER-Biv'o-Rous, a. Feeding on plants

HEB-ctJ'LE-AN, a. Relating to Hercu-
les ; very strong ; arduous ; large.

HERD, 71. A collection ; a drove.

HERD, t'. n. To run in herds, associate.

HERE, a<Z. In this place : — in this state.

here'a-bouts, ad. About this place.

HERE-af'ter, ad. In time to come.

Here-a*"'ter, n. A future state.

hereby', ad. By this place or thing.

HER-E-dit'A-m£nt, 71. An inheritance.

HE-RfiD'i-TA-Rl-LY, ad.By inheritance.

H^i.-RED'i-TA-K'Vj A- Descending by in-

hEre-in', ad. in this. [heritance.

HERE-of', ad. From this ; of this.

HEREjON', ad. On this place or thing.

HE-RE'§l-AKi3H, n. A chief heretic.

HER'e-sy, n. An opinion not orthodox.

her'e-tIc, n. One not orthodox.

he-ret'i-CALi, a. Containing heresy.

here-to-fore', ad. Formerly.

here-un-t6', here-to', ad. To this.

HERE-UP-ON', ad. Upon this ; hereon.

HERE-w^iTH', ad. Witli this. [ited.

HER'i-TA-BLE, a. . That may be inher-

HfiR'i-TA(^E, 7*. An inheritance 5 estate.

her-'maph'ro-dite, 71. An animal
or a plant of both sexes. [ditic.

her-maph'rq-dite, a. Hermaphro-

her-waph-ro-dit'ic, ) a. Par-

her-maph-ro-dit'i-cal, \ taking of
both sexes ; hermaphroditic.

HER-met'ic, ) a. Chemical : — com-

HER-MET'i-CAL, i pletely closing;

her-met'i-cal-ly, ad. Closely. [tight.

her'mit, n. One who lives in solitude.
her'mit-a^^e, 71. A hermit's cell.
he'ro, n. A brave man ; a warrior.
HE-Ro'ic, } a. Like a hero \ brave ;
HE-RO'l-CAL, ) intrepid ; valiant; epic.
he-ro'i-cal,-ly, ad. In an heroic man-
HER'o-iNE, 71. A female hero. [ner.
HEr'o-I§m, 7i. Bravery; valor.
her'on, n. A.bird that" feeds upon fish.
her'ring, n. A small sea-fish.
HERS,p7-07i. The possessive form o( she.
HER'SCHEL, 77. A planet ; Uranus.
HER-SEEF',p7-i;?i. A female individual.
HE§'l-T^N-CY,7i. Uncertainty; suspense.
HEs'l-TATE, 77.71. To doubt ; to pause.
HJE:§-l-TA'TiON, n. Doubt ; suspense.
HES-PE'Rl-AN, a. Western; being in

the west ; occidental. [retical.

het'er-O-dox, a. Not orthodox ; he-
het'er-o-dox-y, 77. The state or the

quality of being heterodox, [in nature.
HET-ER-0-<^E'NE-otjs, a. Dissimilar
,HE w (hii), V. a. [i. hewed ; p. hewn or

hewed.] To cut ; to cut and form.
HEw'er ^hu'er), 71. One who hews.

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