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habitableness
noun see habitable
habitably
adverb see habitable
habitan
noun see habitant 2
habitant
noun Date: 15th century 1. inhabitant, resident 2. (also habitan) a settler or descendant of a settler of French origin working as a farmer in Canada
habitat
noun Etymology: Latin, it inhabits, from habitare Date: 1796 1. a. the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows b. the typical ...
habitation
noun Etymology: Middle English habitacioun, from Anglo-French habitaciun, from Latin habitation-, habitatio, from habitare to inhabit, frequentative of habēre Date: 14th ...
habitual
adjective Date: 1603 1. having the nature of a habit ; customary 2. doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit 3. resorted to on a regular basis ...
habitually
adverb see habitual
habitualness
noun see habitual
habituate
verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to make used to something ; accustom 2. frequent 1 intransitive verb 1. to cause habituation 2. to ...
habituation
noun Date: 15th century 1. the process of habituating ; the state of being habituated 2. a. tolerance to the effects of a drug acquired through continued use b. ...
habitude
noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic native or essential character 2. obsolete habitual association 3. a. habitual disposition or mode of behavior or procedure b. ...
habitué
also habitue noun Etymology: French, from past participle of habituer to frequent, from Late Latin habituare to habituate, from Latin habitus Date: 1818 1. a person who may ...
habitue
noun see habitué
habitus
noun (plural habitus) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Date: 1886 habit; specifically body build and constitution especially as related to predisposition to disease
haboob
noun Etymology: Arabic habūb violent storm Date: 1897 a violent dust storm or sandstorm especially of Sudan
Habsburg
variant of Hapsburg
haček
noun Etymology: Czech háček, literally, little hook Date: 1953 a diacritic ˇ placed over a letter (as in č) to modify it ; an inverted circumflex
hacendado
also haciendado noun (plural -dos) Etymology: Spanish, from hacienda Date: 1840 the owner or proprietor of a hacienda
Hácha
biographical name Emil 1872-1945 Czech jurist & statesman
Hachioji
geographical name city Japan on Honshu population 466,373
hachure
I. noun Etymology: French, from hacher to chop up, hash Date: 1858 a short line used for shading and denoting surfaces in relief (as in map drawing) and drawn in the ...
hacienda
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Old Spanish facienda, from Latin, literally, things to be done, neuter plural of faciendus, gerundive of facere to do — more at do Date: circa ...
haciendado
noun see hacendado
hack
I. verb Etymology: Middle English hakken, from Old English -haccian; akin to Old High German hacchōn to hack, Old English hōc hook Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. ...
hack it
phrasal 1. cope 2b
hackamore
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima bridle Date: 1850 a bridle with a loop capable of being tightened about the nose in place of a bit or with a slip ...
hackberry
noun Etymology: alteration of hagberry a cherry resembling the chokecherry Date: 1779 any of a genus (Celtis) of trees and shrubs of the elm family with small often edible ...
Hackensack
geographical name city NE New Jersey population 42,677
hacker
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that hacks 2. a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity 3. an expert at programming and solving problems with a ...
hackie
noun Date: circa 1926 cabdriver
hackle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English hakell; akin to Old High German hāko hook — more at hook Date: 15th century 1. a. one of the long narrow feathers on the neck or ...
hackler
noun see hackle II
hackly
adjective Date: 1796 having the appearance of something hacked ; jagged
hackman
noun Date: 1796 cabdriver
hackmatack
noun Etymology: earlier hakmantak, probably from Western Abenaki (Algonquian language of New Hampshire and Vermont) Date: 1792 tamarack
Hackney
geographical name borough of N Greater London, England population 164,200
hackney
I. noun (plural hackneys) Etymology: Middle English hakeney Date: 14th century 1. a. a horse suitable for ordinary riding or driving b. a trotting horse used chiefly ...
hackney coach
noun Date: 1619 a coach kept for hire; especially a four-wheeled carriage drawn by two horses and having seats for six persons
hackneyed
adjective Date: 1735 lacking in freshness or originality Synonyms: see trite
hacksaw
noun Date: 1654 a fine-tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame that is used for cutting hard materials (as metal) • hacksaw verb
hackwork
noun Date: 1851 literary, artistic, or professional work done on order usually according to formula and in conformity with commercial standards
had
past and past participle of have
had best
phrasal see had better
had better
or had best phrasal would be wise to
hadal
adjective Etymology: French, from Hadès Hades Date: 1959 of, relating to, or being the parts of the ocean below 6000 meters (about 20,000 feet)
Haddington
geographical name 1. (or Haddingtonshire) — see East Lothian 2. royal burgh Scotland E of Edinburgh population 8117
Haddingtonshire
I. geographical name see East Lothian II. geographical name see Haddington 1
haddock
noun (plural haddock; also haddocks) Etymology: Middle English haddok Date: 14th century an important food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus syn. Gadus aeglefinus) of the cod ...
Hadean
adjective Etymology: Hades Date: 1984 of, relating to, or being the aeon of history between the formation of the solar system and the formation of the first rocks on the ...
Hades
noun Etymology: Greek Aidēs, Āidēs, Haidēs Date: 1597 1. Pluto 2. the underground abode of the dead in Greek mythology 3. Sheol 4. often not capitalized hell 1a
Hadfield
biographical name Sir Robert Abbott 1858-1940 English metallurgist
Hadhramaut
geographical name see Hadramawt
hadith
noun (plural hadith or hadiths) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Arabic ḥadīth, literally, speech, report Date: circa 1817 1. a narrative record of the sayings or ...
hadj
variant of hajj
hadji
variant of hajji
Hadley
biographical name Henry Kimball 1871-1937 American composer
Hadley cell
noun Etymology: George Hadley died 1768 English scientific writer Date: 1955 a pattern of atmospheric circulation in which warm air rises near the equator, cools as it ...
hadn't
Date: 1675 had not
Hadow
biographical name Sir (William) Henry 1859-1937 English educator & musicologist
Hadramawt
or Hadhramaut geographical name region S Arabia bordering on Arabian Sea E of Aden, Yemen; chief town Al Mukalla area 58,500 square miles (152,100 square kilometers)
Hadrian
I. biographical name variant of Adrian II. biographical name A.D. 76-138 Roman emperor (117-138)
hadron
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hadr- thick, heavy (from Greek hadros thick) + 2-on Date: 1962 any of the subatomic particles (as protons and neutrons) ...
hadronic
adjective see hadron
hadrosaur
noun Etymology: New Latin Hadrosaurus, genus name, from Greek hadros thick, bulky + sauros lizard Date: 1877 any of a family (Hadrosauridae) of medium-sized bipedal ...
Hadrumetum
geographical name — see Sousse
hadst
archaic past second singular of have
hae
chiefly Scottish variant of have
Haeckel
biographical name Ernst Heinrich 1834-1919 German biologist & philosopher
Haeju
geographical name city SW North Korea on inlet of Yellow Sea population 195,000
haem
chiefly British variant of heme
haem-
or haemo- chiefly British variant of hem-
haema-
chiefly British variant of hema-
haemat-
or haemato- chiefly British variant of hemat-
haematite
British variant of hematite
haemato-
see haemat-
haemo-
see haem-
haet
noun Etymology: contraction of Scots hae it (as in Deil hae it! Devil take it!) Date: 1603 chiefly Scottish a small quantity ; whit, bit
Ḥāfez
biographical name 1325(or 1326)-1389(or 1390) Moḥammad Shams od-Dīn Ḥāfez Persian poet
haffet
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) halfheid, from Middle English half half + hed head Date: 1513 Scottish cheek, temple
hafnium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Hafnia (Copenhagen), Denmark Date: 1923 a metallic element that resembles zirconium in its chemical properties, occurs especially in zirconium ...
haft
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hæft; akin to Old English hebban to lift — more at heave Date: before 12th century the handle of a weapon or tool II. ...
haftarah
or haftorah noun Etymology: Hebrew haphṭārāh conclusion Date: 1723 one of the biblical selections from the Books of the Prophets read after the parashah in the Jewish ...
haftorah
noun see haftarah
Hag
abbreviation Haggai
hag
I. noun Etymology: Middle English hagge demon, old woman Date: 14th century 1. an ugly, slatternly, or evil-looking old woman 2. archaic a. a female demon b. an evil ...
Hagar
noun Etymology: Hebrew Hāghār Date: before 12th century a concubine of Abraham driven into the desert with her son Ishmael because of Sarah's jealousy according to the ...
Hagen
or Hagen in Westfalen geographical name city W Germany ENE of Düsseldorf population 214,085
Hagen in Westfalen
geographical name see Hagen
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
geographical name site S Idaho along the Snake River
Hagerstown
geographical name city N Maryland population 36,687
hagfish
noun Date: 1611 any of a family (Myxinidae) of marine cyclostomes that are related to the lampreys and in general resemble eels but have a round mouth surrounded by barbels ...
Haggadah
noun (plural Haggadoth) Etymology: Hebrew haggādhāh Date: 1856 1. Aggadah 2. the book of readings for the seder service • haggadic adjective, often capitalized
haggadic
adjective see Haggadah
haggadist
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1882 1. a haggadic writer 2. a student of the Haggadah • haggadistic adjective, often capitalized
haggadistic
adjective see haggadist
Haggai
noun Etymology: Hebrew Ḥaggai Date: 14th century 1. a Hebrew prophet who flourished about 500 B.C. and who advocated that the Temple in Jerusalem be rebuilt 2. a ...
Haggard
biographical name Sir (Henry) Rider 1856-1925 English novelist
haggard
I. adjective Etymology: Middle French hagard Date: 1567 1. of a hawk not tamed 2. a. wild in appearance b. having a worn or emaciated appearance ; gaunt • ...
haggardly
adverb see haggard I
haggardness
noun see haggard I
haggis
noun Etymology: Middle English hagese Date: 15th century a traditionally Scottish dish that consists of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or a calf minced with suet, ...
haggish
adjective see hag I
haggle
I. verb (haggled; haggling) Etymology: frequentative of hag to hew Date: 1599 transitive verb 1. to cut roughly or clumsily ; hack 2. archaic to annoy or exhaust with ...
haggler
noun see haggle I
hagi-
or hagio- combining form Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from hagios 1. holy 2. saints
hagio-
combining form see hagi-
Hagiographa
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Late Latin, from Late Greek, from hagio- + graphein to write — more at carve Date: 1583 Writings
hagiographer
noun Date: 1849 a writer of hagiography
hagiographic
also hagiographical adjective Date: 1819 1. of, relating to, or being hagiography; especially excessively flattering 2. of or relating to the Hagiographa
hagiographical
adjective see hagiographic
hagiography
noun Date: 1821 1. biography of saints or venerated persons 2. idealizing or idolizing biography
hagiologic
adjective see hagiology
hagiological
adjective see hagiology
hagiology
noun Date: 1807 1. literature dealing with venerated persons or writings 2. a list of venerated figures • hagiologic or hagiological adjective
hagioscope
noun Date: circa 1840 an opening in the interior walls of a cruciform church so placed as to afford a view of the altar to those in the transept • hagioscopic adjective
hagioscopic
adjective see hagioscope
hagride
transitive verb (hagrode; hagridden) Date: 1680 harass, torment
Hague, Cap de la
geographical name — see Cap de la Hague
Hague, The
or Dutch 's Gravenhage geographical name city SW Netherlands near coast of North Sea; capital of South Holland & de facto capital of the Netherlands population 445,287
hah
variant of ha
Hahn
biographical name Otto 1879-1968 German physical chemist
Hahnemann
biographical name (Christian Friedrich) Samuel 1755-1843 German physician
hahnium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Otto Hahn Date: 1970 dubnium
Haida
noun (plural Haida or Haidas) Etymology: Haida (northern dialect) ḥà•t'e•, ḥà•de•, a self-designation Date: 1841 1. a member of an American Indian people of the ...
Haidar Ali
biographical name see Hyder Ali
Haidarabad
geographical name — see Hyderabad
Haider Ali
biographical name — see Hyder Ali
Haifa
geographical name city & port NW Israel at foot of Mt. Carmel population 251,000
Haig
biographical name 1st Earl 1861-1928 Douglas Haig British field marshal
haik
noun Etymology: Arabic ḥā'ik Date: 1713 a voluminous piece of usually white cloth worn as an outer garment in northern Africa
Haikou
geographical name city & port SE China capital of Hainan population 280,153
haiku
noun (plural haiku) Etymology: Japanese Date: 1902 an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables ...
hail
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hægl; akin to Old High German hagal hail Date: before 12th century 1. precipitation in the form of small balls or lumps ...
hail from
phrasal to be or have been native to or a resident of
Hail Mary
noun Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin Ave, Maria, from the opening words Date: 15th century 1. a Roman Catholic prayer to the Virgin Mary that consists of ...
hail-fellow
adjective Date: 1580 hail-fellow-well-met • hail-fellow noun
hail-fellow-well-met
adjective Etymology: from the archaic salutation “Hail, fellow! Well met!” Date: 1581 heartily friendly and informal ; comradely • hail-fellow-well-met noun
Haile Selassie
biographical name 1892-1975 Ras Tafari emperor of Ethiopia (1930-36; 1941-74)
hailer
noun see hail IV
hailstone
noun Date: before 12th century a pellet of hail
hailstorm
noun Date: 15th century a storm accompanied by hail
Hainan
geographical name island SE China in South China Sea; a province capital Haikou area 13,124 square miles (33,991 square kilometers), population 6,557,482
Hainaut
geographical name 1. medieval county in Low Countries SE of Flanders in modern SW Belgium & N France 2. province SW Belgium capital Mons area 1463 square miles (3789 square ...
Haiphong
geographical name city & port N Vietnam in Tonkin in delta of Red River population 449,747
hair
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hǣr; akin to Old High German hār hair Date: before 12th century 1. a. a slender threadlike ...
hair ball
noun Date: 1712 a compact mass of hair formed in the stomach especially of a shedding animal (as a cat) that cleanses its coat by licking
hair cell
noun Date: circa 1890 a cell with hairlike processes; especially one of the sensory cells in the auditory epithelium of the organ of Corti
hair follicle
noun Date: 1838 the tubular epithelial sheath that surrounds the lower part of the hair shaft and encloses at the bottom a vascular papilla supplying the growing basal part ...
hair seal
noun Date: 1824 any of a family (Phocidae) of seals having a coarse hairy coat, the hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers, and no external ears — called also true seal ...
hair shirt
noun Date: 14th century 1. a shirt made of rough animal hair worn next to the skin as a penance 2. one that irritates like a hair shirt
hair spray
noun Date: 1958 a liquid sprayed on the hair to keep it in place after styling
hair trigger
noun Date: 1802 a gun trigger so adjusted as to permit the firearm to be fired by a very slight pressure
hair-raiser
noun Date: 1897 thriller
hair-raising
adjective Date: 1900 causing terror, excitement, or astonishment • hair-raisingly adverb
hair-raisingly
adverb see hair-raising
hair-trigger
adjective Date: 1834 1. immediately responsive to the slightest stimulus 2. delicately adjusted or easily disrupted
hairbreadth
I. noun or hairsbreadth Date: 1561 a very small distance or margin II. adjective Date: 1604 very narrow ; close
hairbrush
noun Date: 1599 a brush for the hair
haircloth
noun Date: 1500 any of various stiff wiry fabrics especially of horsehair or camel hair used for upholstery or for stiffening in garments
haircut
noun Date: 1899 1. the act or process of cutting and shaping the hair 2. hairdo • haircutter noun • haircutting noun
haircutter
noun see haircut
haircutting
noun see haircut
hairdo
noun (plural hairdos) Date: 1932 a way of wearing the hair ; coiffure
hairdresser
noun Date: 1764 1. a person whose occupation is the dressing or cutting of hair 2. British barber
hairdressing
noun Date: 1771 1. a. the action or process of washing, cutting, curling, or arranging the hair b. the occupation of a hairdresser 2. a preparation for grooming and ...
haired
adjective Date: 14th century having hair especially of a specified kind — usually used in combination
hairiness
noun see hairy
hairless
adjective see hair
hairlessness
noun see hair
hairlike
adjective see hair
hairline
noun Date: 1846 1. a very slender line: as a. a tiny line or crack on a surface b. a fine line connecting thicker strokes in a printed letter 2. hairbreadth 3. ...
hairnet
noun Date: 1852 a net worn over the hair to keep it in place
hairpiece
noun Date: 1926 1. supplementary hair (as a switch) used in some feminine coiffures 2. toupee 2
hairpin
I. noun Date: 1771 1. a pin to hold the hair in place; specifically a long U-shaped pin 2. something shaped like a hairpin; specifically a sharp U-shaped turn in a ...
hairsbreadth
noun see hairbreadth I
hairsplitter
noun Date: 1849 one that makes excessively fine distinctions in reasoning • hairsplitting adjective or noun
hairsplitting
adjective or noun see hairsplitter
hairspring
noun Date: 1830 a slender spiraled recoil spring that regulates the motion of the balance wheel of a timepiece
hairstreak
noun Date: 1815 any of a subfamily (Theclinae of the family Lycaenidae) of small butterflies usually having striped markings on the underside of the wings and thin ...
hairstyle
noun Date: 1913 hairdo
hairstyling
noun Date: 1936 the work of a hairstylist
hairstylist
noun Date: 1935 hairdresser; especially a person who does creative styling of coiffures
hairworm
noun Date: 1658 1. any of a phylum (Nematomorpha) of elongated worms that have separate sexes, are parasitic in arthropods as larvae, and are free-living in water as adults ...
hairy
adjective (hairier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. covered with hair or hairlike material b. having a downy fuzz on the stems and leaves 2. made of or resembling hair ...
hairy cell leukemia
noun Date: 1970 a chronic leukemia that is usually of B cell origin and is characterized by malignant cells with a ciliated appearance
hairy vetch
noun Date: 1901 a Eurasian vetch (Vicia villosa) extensively cultivated as a cover and early forage crop
hairy woodpecker
noun Date: circa 1728 a common North American woodpecker (Picoides villosus) closely resembling the downy woodpecker but larger with a longer bill
hairy-chested
adjective Date: circa 1937 characterized by especially exaggerated or stereotypical manliness
Haiti
geographical name 1. — see Hispaniola 2. country West Indies on W Hispaniola; a republic capital Port-au-Prince area 10,714 square miles (27,856 square kilometers), ...
Haitian
noun Date: 1805 1. a native or inhabitant of Haiti 2. Haitian Creole • Haitian adjective
Haitian Creole
noun Date: circa 1938 a French-based creole spoken by Haitians
hajj
also hadj noun Etymology: Arabic ḥajj Date: 1673 the pilgrimage to Mecca prescribed as a religious duty for Muslims
hajji
also hadji noun Etymology: Arabic ḥajjī, from ḥajj Date: 1609 one who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca — often used as a title
hake
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century any of several marine food fishes (as of the genera Merluccius and Urophycis) related to the Atlantic cod
hakim
I. noun Etymology: Arabic ḥākim Date: 1611 an administrator in a Muslim country II. noun Etymology: Arabic ḥakīm, literally, wise one Date: 1638 a physician in a ...
Hakluyt
biographical name Richard circa 1552-1616 English geographer & historian
Hakodate
geographical name city & port Japan in SW Hokkaido on Tsugaru Strait population 307,251
hal-
or halo- combining form Etymology: French, from Greek, from hals — more at salt 1. salt 2. [International Scientific Vocabulary, from halogen] halogen
halacha
also halakha noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Hebrew halākhāh, literally, way Date: 1856 the body of Jewish law supplementing the scriptural law and forming ...
halachic
adjective see halacha
halakha
noun see halacha
halakhic
adjective see halacha
halal
adjective Etymology: Arabic ḥalāl permissible Date: 1858 1. sanctioned by Islamic law; especially ritually fit for use 2. selling or serving food ritually fit ...
halala
or halalah noun (plural halala or halalas or halalah or halalahs) Etymology: Arabic Date: 1961 — see riyal at money table
halalah
noun see halala
halation
noun Etymology: halo + -ation Date: 1859 1. the spreading of light beyond its proper boundaries in a developed photographic image 2. a bright ring that sometimes surrounds ...
halberd
also halbert noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French hallebarde, from Middle High German helmbarte, from helm handle + barte ax Date: 15th century a weapon ...
Halberstadt
geographical name city central Germany SE of Brunswick population 47,713
halbert
noun see halberd
halcyon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English alceon, from Latin halcyon, from Greek alkyōn, halkyōn Date: 14th century 1. a bird identified with the kingfisher and held in ancient ...
Haldane
I. biographical name J(ohn) B(urdon) S(anderson) 1892-1964 son of J.S. British biologist II. biographical name John Scott 1860-1936 British physiologist III. biographical ...
Halder
biographical name Franz 1884-1972 German general
Haldimand
geographical name town Canada in S Ontario S of Hamilton population 43,728
Hale
I. biographical name Edward Everett 1822-1909 American Unitarian clergyman & writer II. biographical name George Ellery 1868-1938 American astronomer III. biographical name ...
hale
I. adjective Etymology: partly from Middle English (northern) hale, from Old English hāl; partly from Middle English hail, from Old Norse heill — more at whole Date: before ...
Haleakala Crater
geographical name crater of dormant volcano 10,023 feet (3055 meters) with crater more than 2500 feet (762 meters) deep & 20 miles (32 kilometers) in circumference Hawaii on E ...
haler
noun (plural haleru) Etymology: Czech haléř, genitive plural haléřů Date: 1930 — see koruna at money table
Halévy
I. biographical name (Jacques-François-) Fromental (-Elíe) 1799-1862 originally Elias Lévy French composer II. biographical name Ludovic 1834-1908 nephew of preceding ...
half
I. noun (plural halves) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English healf; akin to Old High German halb half Date: before 12th century 1. a. either of two equal parts that ...
half again as
phrasal one-and-a-half times as
half bath
noun Date: 1951 a bathroom containing a sink and toilet but no bathtub or shower
half binding
noun see half-bound
half blood
noun Date: 1553 1. a. the relation between persons having only one parent in common b. a person so related to another 2. half-breed 3. grade 4
half boot
noun Date: 1771 a boot with a top reaching above the ankle and ending below the knee
half brother
noun Date: 14th century a brother related through one parent only
half cock
noun Date: 1745 1. the position of the hammer of a firearm when about half retracted and held by the sear so that it cannot be operated by a pull on the trigger 2. chiefly ...
half crown
noun Date: 1542 a British coin worth two shillings and sixpence used as legal tender until 1970
half dime
noun Date: 1792 a silver 5-cent coin struck by the United States mint in 1792 and from 1794 to 1873
half disme
noun Date: 1792 a half dime struck in 1792
half duplex
noun Date: 1950 a mode of communication especially with a computer via telephone line in which information can be sent in only one direction at a time — compare duplex
half eagle
noun Date: 1786 a 5-dollar gold piece issued by the United States from 1795 to 1916 and in 1929
half hitch
noun Date: 1769 a simple knot tied by passing the end of a line around an object, across the main part of the line, and then through the resulting loop — see knot ...
half hour
noun Date: 15th century 1. thirty minutes 2. the middle point of an hour • half-hourly adverb or adjective
half line
noun Date: circa 1914 a straight line extending from a point indefinitely in one direction only
half nelson
noun Date: 1889 a wrestling hold in which one arm is thrust under the corresponding arm of an opponent and the hand placed on the back of the opponent's neck — compare full ...
half note
noun Date: 1576 a musical note with the time value of 1/2 of a whole note — see note illustration
half plane
noun Date: 1891 the part of a plane on one side of an indefinitely extended straight line drawn in the plane
half rest
noun Date: circa 1899 a musical rest corresponding in time value to a half note
half shell
noun Date: 1860 either of the valves of a bivalve
half sister
noun Date: 13th century a sister related through one parent only
half sole
noun Date: 1865 a shoe sole extending from the shank forward
half sovereign
noun Date: circa 1504 a British gold coin worth 10 shillings
half step
noun Date: 1904 1. a walking step of 15 inches or in double time of 18 inches 2. a musical interval (as E-F or B-C) equivalent to 1/12 of an octave — called also semitone
half title
noun Date: 1879 the title of a book appearing alone on a right-hand page immediately preceding the title page; also the page itself
half volley
noun Date: 1843 a stroke of a ball (as in tennis) at the instant it rebounds from the ground • half-volley verb
half-and-half
noun Date: 1756 something that is approximately half one thing and half another: as a. a mixture of two malt beverages (as dark and light beer) b. a mixture of cream and ...
half-assed
adjective Date: circa 1932 1. often vulgar lacking significance, adequacy, or completeness 2. often vulgar lacking intelligence, character, or effectiveness • half-assed ...
half-baked
adjective Date: 1621 1. a. poorly developed or carried out b. lacking adequate planning or forethought c. lacking in judgment, intelligence, or common sense 2. ...
half-blood
or half-blooded adjective Date: 1605 having half blood or being a half blood
half-blooded
adjective see half-blood
half-bound
adjective Date: 1768 of a book bound in material of two qualities with the material of better quality on the spine and corners • half binding noun
half-bred
adjective Date: 1701 having one purebred parent • half-bred noun
half-breed
noun Date: 1760 often disparaging the offspring of parents of different races; especially the offspring of an American Indian and a white person • half-breed adjective, ...
half-caste
noun Date: 1789 one of mixed racial descent ; half-breed • half-caste adjective
half-cocked
adjective Date: 1809 1. being at half cock 2. lacking adequate preparation or forethought
half-court
noun Date: 1888 a dividing line that separates a playing court into equal halves (as in basketball); also the area comprising each half
half-dollar
noun Date: 1786 1. a coin representing one half of a dollar 2. the sum of 50 cents
half-glasses
noun plural Date: 1971 eyeglasses that have half lenses and are used for reading only
half-hardy
adjective Date: 1824 of a plant able to withstand a moderately low temperature but injured by severe freezing and surviving the winter in cold climates only if carefully ...
half-hourly
adverb or adjective see half hour
half-knot
noun Date: 1913 a knot intertwining the ends of two cords and used in tying other knots
half-length
noun Date: 1699 something (as a portrait) that is or represents only half the complete length
half-life
noun Date: 1907 1. the time required for half of something to undergo a process: as a. the time required for half of the atoms of a radioactive substance to become ...
half-light
noun Date: 1625 dim grayish light

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