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Hi'e-rar-£;hal, ) a. Relating to a hierarch,
Hl-E-RAR'jeHi-CAL, \ or to a hierarchy.
Hi'e-rar-jGHY, n. An ecclesiastical government.
Hi-e-rat'ic, a. Employed in sacred uses.

hO:rp:g'Iph'ic,!- a symbolical Character.

Hi-e-ro-glyph'ic, ) a. Relating to hiero-

HT-e-ro-gl$ph'i-cal, \ glypliics ; emblematical.

HI-E-RO-GLYPH'i-CAL-LY, ad. Emblematically.

HI-E-Rp-GLVPH'ics, n. pi. Sculpture-writing or
picture-writing, consisting of figures of animals,
plants, and other material objects.

H1'e-rq-grAm, ?!. Sacred writing ; hierography.

Hi-e-ro-graph'ic, ) a. Relating to hierog-

HI-e-ro-grXpii'i-cal, \ raphy, or sacred writing.

HI-e-r6g'RA-phy, n. Holy or sacred writing.

HT-E-ROL'p-qjy, n. Discourse on sacred things.

H]'e-ro-Man-cy [hl'e-ro-man-se, Ja. K. Sm. ; hl-
e-i-om'an-se, Wb7\, n. Divination by sacrifices.

Hi-ER'O-PHXNT or Hi'E-RO-PHANT [hi-er'o-fant,
W. Johnson ; hi'e-ro-fknt, S. K. Sm.], n. An ex-
pounder of mysteries ; a priest.

HiG'GLE, V. n. To chaffer ; to haggle ; to be hard
in a bargain ; to peddle.

HlG'GLE-DY-P"iG'GLE-DY,ad. Confusedly. \_Low.]

Hig'gler, n. One wlio hawks or higgles.

High (lii), a. Rising much above the ground or
surface ; elevated ; exalted ; not low : — difficult ;
arduous • — proud : — noble : — violent : — full : —
exorbitant; dear: — loud; tempestuous.

High (hi),_arf. Aloft ; aloud ; powerfully.

High'-blown (hi'blon), a. Swelled with wind.

High'-boriv (hi'bbrn), a. Of noble extraction.

High'-flT-er, m. One extravagant in his opinions.

High'-flown (hi'flon), a. Proud ; extravagant.

High'land (hi'land), n. A mountainous region.

HiGH'tiAND-ER (hi'land-er), n. A mountaineer.
High'lv (hi'le), ad. Aloft ; in a great degree.
HiGH'-iviiND-ED, a. [Proud ; arrogant, Rum. ix. :]

^ noble ; magnanimous ; honorable.
High'NESS (hi'nes), n. Elevation; dignity of na-
ture ; excellence : — a title of princes.
High'-press'vre (hi'presh'ur), n. A pressure

greater than that of a single atmosphere.
High'-priest, n. Chief priest among the Jews.
High'-sea-§oned (hi'se-znd), a. Piquant.
HiGH'-spiR-iT-ED, a. Bold; daring; insolent.
Highth (liith), n. Height. Milton. See Height.
HlGH-WA'TER, n. The utmost flow of the tide ;

high tide.
High-way' (hi-wa'), n. Great road ; public path.
HiGH'WAY-MAN (hi'wa-man), re. A rublier.
HIgh'-wrought (hi'rawt), a. Higlily finished.
Hi-LA'Ri-oDs, a. P'ull of hilarity ; gay ; merry.
Hi-LAR'i-TY, n. Gayety excited by social pleas-
ure ; joviality ; mirtb ; merriment.
Hill, n. An elevation of ground less than a

mountain and larger than a hillock.
Hill, v. a. To form elevations or hills.
Hil'lock, 71. A little hill.
Hil'ly, a. Full of hills ; unequal in surface.
Hilt, 7!. The handle of a sword, &;c.
HlLT'ED, a. Having a hilt.
Hi'LUM, re. [L.J {Bot.) The scar left upon a seed

when separated from the placenta.
Him, pron. The objective case of He.
Him-self', pron. in the nominative or objective

case. He or him. — Bij himself, alone.
HiN, re. A Jewish measure often pints.
Hind, a. [comp. hinder ; sm;)C7-/. HINDMOST.] Back

ward ; contrary in position to the face.
Hind, n. The female of the stag : — a boor , rustic
HIn'der, y. a. To obstruct ; to stop ; to impede.
Syn. — Hinder what is unfinished ; prevent what

is not begun. Hindered by the weather ; prevented

by sickness ; obstructed and impeded by obstacles ;

stopped in progress.
HIn'der, v. n. To cause impediment.
Hind'er, a. On the rear or backside.
Hin'der-ance, re. Any thing that hinders; an

obstacle ; an impediment ; a stop ; an obstructitrfi :

— very often written hindrance.
Hin'der-er, m. He or that which hinders.
Hind'er-ling, re. A paltry, worthless animal.
Hind'er-most, a. Hindmost ; last. [R.]
Hind'most, a. Last ; that comes in the rear.
Hin-d66', 77. An aboriginal of Hindostan.
Hi'N-DOS-Tan'ee [hin-dos-tan'e, Sm. Earnskaw'],

n. The language of the Hindoos. — a. Relating

to the Hindoos.
HiN^^E, re. The joint on which a door turns: —

that on which something depends.
HiNqtE, V. a. To furnisli with hinges ; to bend.
HiNc^E, V. re. To turn, as upon a hinge ; to hang.
Hint, v. a. & re. To bring to mind ; to allude.
Hint, re. A remote suggestion ; an intimation.
Hip, n. The joint of the thigh ; the haunch : — the

fruit of the brier or dog-rose.
Hipped (hipt), j a. (A corruption oi hypochondriac.')
H'l'p'PiSH, ( Low in spirits ; much dejected ;

Hi'p'po-cSmp, 71. A sea-horse.
HTp-po-cen'taur, re. A fabulous monster, half

horse and half man.
HiP'pp-CRAS, re. A medicated wine.
HiP'pp-DROME, 77. A course for horse-races, &c,
Hlp'pp-GRiFF, 77. A winged horse.
Hip-p6ph'a-6oDs, a. Feeding on horses.
Hip-POPH'A-qfY, ™. Act of feeding on horse-flesh.
Hip-PO-POT'A-MlJS, 77. [X.] iiTp-po-put'

A-Mi; Eng.'HIP-pp-POT'A-M0s-E§. The river

horse, a large aquatic animal.
HiP'-ROOF, re. A roof whose ends slope in tha

same degree as the sides.
HiP'sHOT, a. Sprained or dislocated in the hip.
Hir'cine,«. (Chem.) A fatty substance obtained

from inutton-suet.

I, E, 1, 5, u, Y, long ; A, £, I, 6, tJ, i?, short ; a, e, i, q, v, Y, obscure.—F are, fXr, fAst, All; heir, hek;




Hire, v. a. To engage for pay ; to employ for
wages : — to bribe : — to let or let out.

Hire, n. Reward ; recompense ; wages.

Hire 'LING, n. One who is hired ; a mercenary.
Syii. — A base hireling- ; a sordid mercenary.

HiRE'LiNG, a. Serving for hire ; venal.

Hir'erJ n. One who hires.

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

HfR-stJTE'NESS, n. Hairiness ; ruggedness.

Hi§ (hiz), proM. Possessive of JYe. Of him.

His'PiD, a. Set with bristles.

Hiss, V. n. To utter a noise like that of a serpent ;
to express contempt or disapprobation.

Hiss, v. a. To condemn by hissing ; to explode.^

Hiss, n. The voice of a serpent, &c. : — censure.

Hiss'iNG, n. Noise of a serpent, &c. , hiss.

Hist, interj. Commanding silence ; hush.

His-ToL'o-^Y, n. Anatomy, especially the anat-
omyof the tissues.

His-to'ri-an, 71. A writer of history.

His-TOR'jc, I a. Relating to history ; contain-

HfS-TOR'i-CAL, \ ing history.

His-T6R'i-CAL-L,Y, ad. In the manner of history.

f His-TOR'I-FY, V. a. To relate ; to record in history.

His-to-ri-og'ra-pher, n. One who is employed
to write history.

Hls-TO-Rl-6G'RA-PHY,n. Business of an historian.

His'TO-RY, 11. A narrative of past events ; a relation
of facts respecting nations, empires, &c. — Civil
or political history is the history of states and em-
pires. Profane history is another term for civil
history, as distinguished from sacred history, which
is the historical part of the Scriptures. Ecclesias-
tical history is the history of the Christian church.
Natural history is the history of all the produc-
tions of nature, animal, vegetable, and mineral.

Syn. — dnnals are historical events digested in
a series according to years ; a chronicle is a regis-
ter of events in the order of time ; memoirs, an
account of events or transactions written famil-
iarly, or as they are remembered by the narrator.

Hts-TRi-oN'ic, His-TRi-oN'i-cAL, a. Theatrical.

His-TRi-ON'i-CAL-LY, ad. Tlieatrically.

His'tri-q-ni§ivi, n. Theatrical representation.

Hit, v. a. [i. hit ; pp. hitting, hit.] To strike ;
to touch ; not to miss : — to reach ; to attain : — to
suit; to touch or represent properly.

Hit, v. n. To clash ; to collide : — to agree : to suit.

Hit, n. A stroke : — a chance ; a lucky chance.

HiTCH, V. n. To be caught ; to move by jerks.

Hitch, v. a. To fasten ; to bind to ; to tie.

HfTCH, n. A catch ; any thing that holds.

HiTHE, n. A port or small haven.

HTth'er, ad. To this place ; to this end or point.

HIth'er, a. Nearer ; being towards this part.

HIth'er-m5st, a. Nearest on this side.

Hith'er-t6, ad. To this time ; yet ; till now.

HTth'er-ward, ) ad. This way ; towards this

HtTH'ER-WARD5, \ place.

Hi'TV-Ti'TY, mtcrj. See Hoity-toity.

Hive, n. A box or artificial receptacle for bees.

Hive, v. a. To put into hives ; to harbor.

Hive, v. n. To reside or take shelter together.

HIv'er, n. One who puts bees in hives.

Hive?, n. pi. The disease called croup or rattles.

Ho, interj. Commanding or calling attention.

Hoar (hor), a. White or gray with age or frost.

Hoar (lior), 7i. Antiquity: — hoariness: — mist-

Hoard (hord), n. A store laid up ; a treasure.

Hoard (hord), v. n. To lay up stores or hoards.

Hoard (liord), v. a. To store ; to lay in hoards.

FIoard'kr (hord'er), n. One who hoards.

Hoar'frost (hSr'frost), n. A white frost.

Hoar'iioOnd, n. A bitter plant ; gypsywort.

HoAR'l-NiJss. n. The state of being hoary.

Hoarse (hors), a. Having the voice rough.

HOARSE'LY (hors'lo), ad. With a rough voice.

Hoarse'nehs, n. State of being hoarse.

Hoar'y (hor'o), a. White ; gray with ago ; white
with ifrost : — mouldy.

Hoax (hoks), n. An imposition ; a deception.

Hoax (hoks), v. a. To deceive ; to impose upon.

Hob, n. A clown : — a fairy : — part of a grate.

H6b'ble,d. 7i. To walk lamely ; to limp.

HoB'BLE, n. An Uneven, awkward gait: — a
scrape ; a difficulty.

H6b'ble-de-hoy', n. A stripling. [Vulgar.]

Hob'bler, 71. One who hobbles.

HoB'By, n. A hawk: — ahorse; a nag^-a fa-
vorite object, pursuit, or plaything.

HoB'By-HoRSE, 7!. A wooden horse on which
boys ride : — a favorite object or pursuit ; a hobby.

H6b-g6b'lij\, n. A fairy ; a frightful apparition.

Hob'nail, n. A nail used m shoeing a horse.

Hob'nob, ad. A familiar call in drinking.

Ho'BOY, 77. A wind instrument. See Hautboy.

Hock 07- Hoc'kle, 7). a. To cut the hough; to
liamstring; to hough. See Hough.

Hock, ti. The joint of an animal between the knee
and the fetlock: — a sort of Rhenish wine.

Ho'cus-P6'cus,7i. Ajuggler: — ajuggle; acheat.

Hod, n. A trough used in brick-laying.

HoD^^E'poDtjtE, 77. A mixed mess ; a hotchpotch.

Ho-di-er'nal, a. Of this day ; of to-day.

HoD'iwAN, 77. A laborer who carries mortar.

Hoe (ho), 77. A tool used in gardening, &c.

Hoe (ho), v. a. To cut or dig with a hoe.

Hoe -cake, 77. A cake baked before the fire.

Hog, 77. The general name of swine.

Hog, v. a. To carry on the back : — to cut the hair
short. — (JVaitt) To scrub a ship's bottom.

H6g'c6te,77. a house for hogs ; a hogsty.

HoG'eER-EL, ) 77. A two-year-old ewe : — a tW(K

Hog'set, S year-old colt. [Local.]

HoG'j&lSH, a. Like a hog ; brutish ; selfish.

HoG'eisH-NESS, 77. Brutality ; selfishness.

HoG'HERD, 77. A keeper of hogs.

Hog'pen, 77. An enclosure for hogs ; hogsty.

H6g§'he AD (hogz'hed), ?7. A large cask : — a liquid
measure, the fourth part of a tun, or 63 gallons.

HoG'sHEAR-iNG, 77. Much ado about nothing.

fHoG'STEER, n. A wild boar of three years old.

HoG'STY, 77. A pen or enclosure for hogs.

Hog' WASH (hbg'wbsh), 77. Draff" given to swine.

HoG'wEiiD, 77. A common weed ; ragwort.

Hoi'den (hdl'dn), n. A rude, awkward girl.

Hoi'den (hol'dn), a. Rustic , inelegant ; rude.

Hoi'den (hdi'dn),??. 77. To romp indecently.

Hoist, v. a. To raise or lift up ; to heave.

Hoist, n. A lift ; the act of raising up.

Hoi'TY-toi'TY, interj. Noting surprise.

Hold, v. a. [?. held; pp. holding, held or
holden: — liolden is now little used except in
legal forms.] To restrain from escape ; to grasp ,
to keep ; to retain ; to have ; to maintain : — to
consider ; to regard : — to receive ; to contain.

Hold, v. n. To stand , to last : — to refrain.

Hold, 77. A grasp ; support; power ; custody.

H5ld'bXck,77. A hinderance ; a restraint ; a check.

Hold'er, 77. Heor that which holds: — a tenant :
— something to take hold of a thing with.

Hold'er-forth, 71. An haranguer ; a preacher.

H6ld'FAST,77. A catch ; hook; support; hold.

Hold'ing, 77. Tenure; hold: — infiiieiice.

Hole, 77. A cavity ; a perforation ; a hollow place;
a cell : — a mean habitation : — subterfuge.

Hol'i-day, 77. A day of some ecclesiastical festi-
val ; a day of festivity, rest, or sport ; — written
also holyday.

H6L'lDAY,a. Befitting a festival ; gay; cheerful.

H6'Li-LY,arf. Piously, with sanctify.

Ilo'Li-Nfiss, 77. Quality of being holy; sanctity;
piety : — the title of the Pope.

HoL'JNG-XxE, 77. A narrow axe to cut holes.

Hol'land, 77. A fine linen made in Holland.

Hol'lands, 77. A sort of cant term for gin.

*HoL-l6' (liol-lo') [hijl-lo', S. W. P. J. F. ; hol-li'
or hol-lo', E. ; holla', Ja.], interj. A word used
in calling to any one at a distance. — It is some-
times also written holla, holloa, halloo, and hollow.

*H0L-l6', v. n. To cry out loudly ; to halloo.

*HpL-Lo' (h9l-l5'), n. A shout ; a loud call.

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Hol'low (hol'lo), o. Excavated ; having a void

within ; void ; not solid : — noisy : — not taithlul.
floL'LOW (hol'lo), n. A space between hills or

elevations _: a cavity ; cavern ; hole _: pit.
Hol'low (hol'lo), v. a. To make hollow.
Hol'low or Hol-low', v. n. To shout; to call

aloud. See Hollo.
H6l'low-ness, n. A cavity : — deceit.
Hol'ly, n. An evergreen tree or shrub.
Hol'ly-hock, 71. A plant ; the rose-mallow.
Holm (hom or holm) [hom, J. F. Ja. K. R. C. ;

liolm, S. P.; holm, Sm.], n. A river-island: —

low, flat land : — the evergreen oak.
HoL'p-CAUST, n. A whole burnt-sacrifice.
Hol'o-GRSph, ?£. (Scottish Law.) A deed or will

written by the grantor's or testator's hand.
Hol-o-geaph'ic, a. Relating to a holograph.
fHoLP, ^, fHoLP'EN (hol'pn),p. From Help.
Hol'ster, n. A case for a horseman's pistol.
Ho'LY, a. Perfectly pure ; divine ; immaculate ;

pious ; religious ; hallowed ; sacred.
Hol'y-day, ?(. A festival day ; day of rest or joy ;

— written also holiday. — In the solemn style,
written and pronounced ho'ly-day ; — " with the
multitude that kept hobj-day.'" Ps. xlii. 4.

Ho'lv-Ghost' (ho'Ie-Sost'), n. The Holy Spirit.
Ho'ly-Week, n. "The week before Easter.
HoM'A^tE, 71. Service and submission to a supe-
rior ; fealty ; duty _: respect.

Syn. — Homage to princes , service to masters ;

fealty to sovereigns ; duty to parents ; respect to

HoM'A^E, V. a. To reverence ; to pay honor to.
Hom'a-^er, 71. One who owes or pays homage.
Home, 7i. One's house, dwelling, place of abode,

or country ; residence ; domicile.
Home, a. Domestic: — close; direct; pointed.
Home, ad. To one's home : — to the point or person.
Home'born, a. Native; domestic; not foreign.
HoME'BRED,a. Native ; domestic: — plain ; artless.
Home'felt, a. Felt within ; inward; private.
HOME'KEEP-ING, a. Staying at home; domestic.
Home'less, a. Destitute of a home.
H6me'li-ness,71. Plainness; coarseness.
Home'ly, a. Plain : not elegant; coarse; rude.
Home'MADE, a. Made at home ; plain ; rude.
Ho'MER, n. A Hebrew measure of about six pints.
Ho-MER'ic, a. Relating to Homer.
Home'sick, a. ill by beijig absent from home;

desirous to go home.
Home'sick-mess, n. State of being homesick.
H5me'spCn, a. Made at home ; plain : homely.
Home'stead, 7!. The place of the house : a man

sion-house ; a farm with its buildings.
Home' WARD, HOME'WARDS,arf. Towards home.
Homi-ci'dal, a. Relating to homicide ; bloody
HoM'i-clDE, 71. (Law.) The killing of a man by

the iiand of man ; manslaughter : — a manslayer.

— Homicide is ot three kinds, justifiable, excusa
ble, and felonious: — the last being either jnaH-
slaughler or murder,

Hom 1-LET'ic, ) a. Relating to homilies ; hor-

JlOM-l LET'i-CAL, \ tatory : — social ; conversable.

HoM-j-LET'ics, 71. pi. The art of preaching.

HoM'i-LlST, n. A preacher to a congregation.

H6m'i-lv, n. A discourse read to a congregation.

H5M'i-NY, n. Food made of maize ,— written
also homony and hommony.

Hom'mock, n. A hillock ; hammock ; hummock

H6-MO-ci2N'TRic, a. Having the same centre

Ho-MCE-o-pSth'ic, a. Relating to homoeopathy.

Ho-mce-op'a-thist, n. One who practises or is
versed in homoeopathy.

Ho-mce-6p'a-thy [ho'-me-op'a-the, Sm. C. O Wb
DungUson],n. [Med.) The doctrine tliat diseases
are cured by medicines which have power to cause
similar diseases in healthy persons ; or the doc-
rine that similia similibits curantur, " like is cured
by like" ; — in opposition to allopathy or hcterop-
atliy, the common practice.

*H6-mo-9e'ne-al, a. Homogeneous.

*Ho-Mp-9-ii'NE-ous [ho-mg-j5'ne-us, JV. P.J.Jn
R. C. ; ho-mo-je'nyus, £. F. K.: ho-mo-5e'nyus,S.,
hom-o-je'ne-iis, Sm.], a. Having the same na-
ture ; — opposed to heterogeneous.

*Ho-mo-9e'nj:-ous-ness, *Ho-M9-9i2'NE-AL-
NESS, or *H6-mo-9E-ne'I-Ty, n. Sameness of

HQ-Moqt'E-NY, 71. Joint nature. Bacon. \r.']

Ho-mol'p-gous, a. Proportional to each other.

Hp-m6l'p-9-y, 71. {Anat.) The doctrine of similar

H6M-9-LON'p-Ti5s, n. A smooth-backed tribolite.

H6m'p-ny, 71. Food of maize. See Hominy.

f:^M'p-NVME, n. A Word which agrees in sound
with another, but has a different meaning, as air
and heir. See Synonyme.

Ho-mon'v-mous, a. Having the same sound but
different signification ; equivocal ; ambiguous.

Hp-MON'y-MY, M. Sameness of sound with differ-
ence of meaning: — an equivocation; ambiguity.

Hp-MOPH'p-NOijs, a. Having the same sound.

Ho-m6ph'o-nv, n. Sameness of sound.

Hp-MOT'p-NOijs, a. Equable ; not varying.

Hone, n. A stone for whetting razors, &c.

Hone, v. a. To sharpen on a hone.

HoN'EST (oii'est, 78), a. Upright; true; just;
equitable ; pure ; virtuous ; chaste.

Hon'EST-ly (on'est-le), ad. Uprightly ; justly.

H6n'es-ty (on'es-te), n. Constant adherence to
truth and rectitude ; uprightness ; probity ; integ-
rity ; fair-dealing ; justice ; virtue ; purity.

Hon'ey (hun'e),7i. The sweet produce of bees, &c,

H6N'EY,7).a. Tosweeten. — v. n. To talk fondly.

Hon'ey-Bag, n. The stomach of the bee.

Hon'ey-comb (han'e-k5m), n. Cells for honey.

Hon'ey-Dew, 71. A sweet substance: — a plant.

PIon'e YEDjhiin'ed), a. Covered with honey; sweet.

Hon'ey-Lo'cust, 77. A beautiful species of tree.

H6n'ey-m66n, 7i. The first month after marriagei

Hon'ey-suc-kle, 77. A plant or shrub ; the wood-
bine , a fragrant flower.

HoN'EY-SWiJET, a. Sweet as honey.

Hong, n. The Chinese name for a European or
foreign factory at Canton.

HoN'pE (oii'or), n. [L.] High estimation or re-
spect ; dignity ■ high rank ; reputation ; fame ;
glory : magnanimity : — a title of respect.

HoN'pR (on'or), 7?. a. To reverence; to dignify;
to venerate ; to res])ect ; to adore.

HoN'pR-A-BLE (on'or-?-bl), a. Having honor;
illustrious ; noble ; magnanimous ; generous.

HoN'pR-A-BLE-NESS (on'or-j-bl-nes), n. Honor.

H6n'pr-a-bly (on'or-a-ble), ad. With honor.

H6n'pr-a-ry (on'o-ra-re), a. Conferring honor.

Hon'or-A-RY (on'o-ra-re), ti. [konorariuni, L.] A
salary : — a fee paid to a physician, &c. ; reward.

H6n'pr-er (on'or-er), n. One who honors.

Hood (hfid), 7i. It is used in composition, as a
suffix, to denote state or quality; as, childhood.

Hood (hud), ti. A covering for a woman's head.

Hood (hud), v. a. To dress in a hood ; to cover.

HoOD'wiNli (hfld'wink), v. a. To blind ; to hide.

Hoof, n. The horny part of a beast's foot.

Hoof, v. n. To walk or move, as cattle.

Hoof'-bound, a. Having dry, contracted hoofs.

Hoofed (hoft), a. Furnished with hoofs.

*HooK (huk) [hok, S. W. E. F. Ja. ; liuk, P.J.
Sm. Wb.], n. Anything bent so as to catch hold ;
a catch : — a snare : — an instrument.

*HooK (huk), V. a. To catch ; to insnare : — to
gore or strike with a horn.

*HooK (huk), V. n. To bend ; to have a curve.

Hod' KAH, 11. A sort of tobacco-pipe in the East.

*=HooKED (hulc'ed or hukt), a. Bent ; curvated.

*Hook'ed-ness (huk'ed-nes), 7!. The being bent.

*Hook'-n6§ed (huk'nozd), a. Having the nose
aquiline, and rising in the middle.

*Hook'y (liuk'e), a. Full of hooks.

*H00P (hop or Imp) [hop, S. W. J. E. F. Ja. Sm.;
hup, P. Wb.], 11. A band of wood or metal en-
compassing a cask : — any thing circular.

A, E,I,0,U, Y,

A, E,I, 6, 0, Y, short; A,E,t, p, y, Y, oiscttrc— FARE, FAR, FAST, ALL; h£iR, IlER;




*H66p, ?;. a. To bind or enclose with hoops.

H66p, V. n. To shout; to make an outcry; to

Hoop, n. A shout : — a peck-measure : — whoop.

*Hoop'ER, n. Ono who hoops: — a cooper: — a
bird, the wild swan.

Hoop'ing-Cough' (hop'ing-kof), n. A convul-
sive cough : — written also whooping-cough

Hoot, v.7i. To shout ; to cry as an owl.

Hoot, v. a. To drive away with noise and shouts ;
to scout.

Hoot, n. A shout of contempt ; a clamor; noise.

Hoove, n. A disease of cattle.

Hop, v. n. To jump ; to skip ; to leap on one leg.

Hop, n A plant and its flower, used for making
beer, &c. : — a dance : — a jump on one leg.

Hop, ?j.jz. To impregnate with hops.

Hop'-BIND, 7^ Tliestem of the hop ; a hop-vine.

Hope, 7!. Desire united with expectation.

Hope, v. n. To live in expectation of some good.

Hope, v. a. To expect with desire.

Sijn. — A person hopes for what he desires, and
ezpecU what he supposes will happen.

HoPE'FOL,a. Full of hope; givinghope; promis-
ing ; encouraging.

Hope'fOl-ly, ad. In a hopeful manner.

Hope'fOl-ness, n. Promise or prospect of good.

Hope'less, a. Destitute of hope ; despairing.

Hope'less-ly, ad. In a hopeless manner.

Hope'LESS-NESS, ?!. Want of hope; despair.

Hop'iLR, 71. One who has pleasing expectations.

Hop'per, 71. One who hops : — a box : — a basket .

— the box frame for supplying corn to a mill.
Hop'per^ or Scotch-H6p'per§, n. pi. A kind

of play, in which the actor hops on one leg.

Hop'PLE, V. a. To tie the feet together.

Hops, 7i. pL Dried flowers of the hop plant.

Ho'ral, or Ho'RA-RY, a. Relating to an hour.

Horde, n. A clan ; a migratory crew of people.

Hp-RI'ZQN [ho-ri'zun, S. fV. J. E. F. Ja. C. , ho
rl'zun or hor'e-zun, P. fVb.], n. [Gr.] Tlie line
that terminates the view ; — this is called the
sensible horizon. — The rational horizon is an im-
aginary great circle which divides the globe into
two hemispheres, which would bound the view if
it could take in the hemisphere.

H6r-i-zon'tal, a. Parallel to the horizon ; level.

Hor-i-z6n'tal-ly, ad. In a horizontal manner

Horn, n. A liard substance growing on the heads
of some quadrupeds : — any thing in the shape of
a horn ; a point : — a feeler of an insect : — a
wind-instrument of music.

Horn, v. a. To cornute ; to bestow horns upon

Horn'beam, 71. A tree having tough timber.

HoRN'BiLL, 71. A species of bird.

HoRN'BLEPfDE, Ti. (^Miii.) A dark-colored mineral.

Horn'blow-er, 71. One who blows a hnni.

Horn'book (tibrn'buk), n. A child's book.

Horn'ed (horn'ed or hbrnd), a. Furnished with
horns ; like a horn.

HoRN'ER, 71. One who works or deals in horn.

Hor'net, 71. A very large sort of wasp.

Horn'foot (hbrn'fut), a. Hoofed ; having hoofs.

Horn'pTpe, n. A dance : — a wind-instrument.

Horn'stone, 77. A kind of flint-stone ; chert.

Horn'work (-wlirk), 7!. (Fort.) A work having
angular points or horns.

Hor'ny, a. Made of horn ; hard ; callous.

Hq-rog'ra-phy, 7!. Art of constructing dials : —
an account of the hours.

HoR'o-LofjJE [hor'oloj, fV. P. F. K. Sm. , hor'o-loj,
J. E. Ja. ; ho'r9-15j, ^'.1, n. A clock or watch.

HoR-Q-LOft'l-CAL, a. Relating to horology

H6R-p-L6'<jti-9-GKAPH'lc, a. Pertaining to the
art of dialing.

HoR-p-LO-r^i-oG'RA-PiJY, 71. Account of time-
pieces : — airt of constructing dials.

Ho-r6l'q-gy [h9-rol'9-je, JV. P. Ja.: ho'ro-lo-jo,
S. ; hor'9-l6-je, Sm.], 71. Art of measuring time :

— construction of timepieces.
Ho-Roivx'E-TRY,7i. The art of measuring time.

Hor'o-scope, ji. (.^strol.) The configuration of
the planets at the hour of one's birth.

Ho-r6s'co-py, 71. The art or practice of predict-
ing future events by the appearance of the stars.

Hor'rijnt, a. Dreadful ; conveying terror. [R.]

HoR'Ri-BLE, a. Tending to excite horror ; enor-
mous ; dreadful ; terrible ; shocking.

Hor'ri-ble-ness, 71. Dreadfulness ; terribleness.

Hor'ri-bly, ad. In a horrible manner.

Hor'rid, ffi. Hideous; dreadful; shocking : rough-

Hor'RID-ly, ad. In a horrid manner ; shockingly.

Hor'rid-ness, 71. Hideousness ; enormity.

HoR RiF'jC, a. Causing horror; terrible.

H6r'ri-fy, V, a. To impress with dread or horror.

HOR-Ris'o-Nous, a. Sounding dreadfully.

H6R'RpR,7!. [L.J Terror mixed with hatred; a
shuddering ; dread ; excessive fear.

Hors de combat (lior'de -kom-ba'), [Fr.J Out of con .
dition to fight.

Horse, 7(. A well-known quadruped: — cavalry:

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