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Haas, Peter
▪ 2006       American business executive (b. 1918, San Francisco, Calif.—d. Dec. 3, 2005, San Francisco), was a great-grandnephew of denim blue jean manufacturer Levi ...
Haas, Walter A.
▪ American businessman born May 11, 1889, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 7, 1979, San Francisco       American business executive credited with saving the ...
Haas,Mary Rosamond
Haas (häs), Mary Rosamond. 1910-1996. American linguist best known for her comparative studies of Native American languages and for her many textbooks on languages of the Far ...
Haasse, Hella S.
▪ Dutch author in full  Hella Serafia Van Lelyveld-Haasse  born Feb. 2, 1918, Batavia, Dutch East Indies [now Jakarta, Indonesia]       Dutch novelist noted for her ...
Haavelmo, Trygve
▪ Norwegian economist in full  Trygve Magnus Haavelmo  born December 13, 1911, Skedsmo, Norway died July 28, 1999, Norway       Norwegian economist who was a pioneer ...
Haavikko, Paavo
▪ Finnish author born Jan. 25, 1931, Helsinki, Fin. died Oct. 6, 2008, Helsinki       Finnish humanist poet, novelist, and dramatist whose work is modernistic, ...
Hab.
Habakkuk. * * *
hab.corp.
hab. corp. abbr. habeas corpus. * * *
Hába
/hah"bah/, n. Alois /ah"loys/ 1893-1972, Czech composer. * * *
Hába, Alois
▪ Czech composer born June 21, 1893, Vizovîce, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now in Czech Republic] died Nov. 18, 1973, Prague, Czech.       Czech composer noted for his ...
Ḥabad
▪ Ḥasidism       Jewish movement and its doctrine, an offshoot of the religious and social movement known as Ḥasidism; its name derives from the initial letters of ...
Habakkuk
/heuh bak"euhk, hab"euh kuk', -kook'/, n. 1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century B.C. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Hab. Also, Douay Bible, Habacuc. * * ...
Habakkuk, The Book of
▪ Old Testament also called  The Prophecy Of Habacuc,         the eighth of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets. The book betrays the ...
Haban
▪ religious community       member of the community of Anabaptists (Anabaptist) who moved from Switzerland through Austria to Bohemia and then, in the 16th century, ...
Habana
Sp. /ah vah"nah/, n. Havana. * * *
habanera
/hah'beuh nair"euh/ or, often, /-nyair"euh/, n. 1. a dance of Cuban origin. 2. the music for this dance, having a slow duple meter and a rhythm similar to that of a ...
habanero
/hah'beuh nair"oh/, n., pl. habaneros. an extremely pungent small pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum chinense, used in cooking. [ < Sp chile habanero, shili from ...
Habash, George
▪ 2009       Palestinian militant born 1925/26, Lydda, Palestine [now Lod, Israel] died Jan. 26, 2008, Amman, Jordan was leader (1967–2000) of the Popular Front for ...
Ḥabbānīyah, Hawr al-
▪ lake, Iraq English  Lake Habbaniyah        lake in al-Anbār muḥāfaẓah (governorate), western Iraq. It is a shallow body of slightly saline water, 54 sq mi ...
Habdalah
Seph. /hahv dah lah"/; Ashk. /hahv daw"leuh/, n. Hebrew. Havdalah. * * *
habeas corpus
/hay"bee euhs kawr"peuhs/, Law. a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, esp. for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a ...
habeascorpus
ha·be·as corpus (hāʹbē-əs) n. 1. One of a variety of writs that may be issued to bring a party before a court or judge, having as its function the release of the party ...
Habeneck, François-Antoine
▪ French musician born Jan. 22, 1781, Mézières, Fr. died Feb. 8, 1849, Paris       French violinist, conductor, and composer.       Habeneck studied violin ...
habenula
—habenular, adj. /heuh ben"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. habenulae /-lee'/. Anat. a narrow bandlike structure, as the stalk attaching the pineal gland to the thalamus. [1875-80; < L: ...
Haber
/hah"beuhr/, n. Fritz, 1868-1934, German chemist: Nobel prize 1918. * * * (as used in expressions) Haber Fritz Haber Bosch process Haber ammonia process * * *
Haber process
a process for synthesizing ammonia from gaseous nitrogen and hydrogen under high pressure and temperature in the presence of a catalyst. [named after Fritz HABER] * * *
Haber, Fritz
born Dec. 9, 1868, Breslau, Silesia, Prussia died Jan. 29, 1934, Basel, Switz. German physical chemist. After early research in electrochemistry and thermodynamics, he ...
Haber,Fritz
Ha·ber (häʹbər), Fritz. 1868-1934. German chemist. He won a 1918 Nobel Prize for the synthetic production of ammonia. * * *
Haber-Bosch process
or Haber ammonia process or synthetic ammonia process First economically feasible method of directly synthesizing ammonia from hydrogen gas and atmospheric nitrogen. It was ...
Haber-Boschprocess
Haber-Bosch process (häʹbər-bôshʹ) n. See Haber process.   [After Haber, Fritz, and KarlBosch (1874-1940), German chemist.] * * *
haberdasher
/hab"euhr dash'euhr/, n. 1. a retail dealer in men's furnishings, as shirts, ties, gloves, socks, and hats. 2. Chiefly Brit. a dealer in small wares and notions. [1275-1325; ME ...
haberdashery
/hab"euhr dash'euh ree/, n., pl. haberdasheries. 1. a haberdasher's shop. 2. the goods sold there. [1425-75; late ME haberdashrye < AF. See HABERDASHER, -Y3] * * *
habergeon
habergeon [hab′ər jən] n. 〚ME habergoun < OFr haubergeon, dim. of hauberc: see HAUBERK〛 1. a short, high-necked jacket of mail, usually sleeveless 2. HAUBERK * * ...
Haberlandt, Gottlieb
▪ Austrian botanist born Nov. 28, 1854, Ungarisch-Altenburg, Hung. died Jan. 30, 1945, Berlin, Ger.       Austrian botanist, pioneer in the development of physiological ...
Haberler, Gottfried von
▪ 1996       Austrian-born U.S. economist and educator (b. July 20, 1900, Purkersdorf, Austria—d. May 6, 1995, Washington, D.C.), was an expert on international trade ...
Habermas
Habermas [hä′bər mäs] Jurgen [yür′gən] 1929- ; Ger. philosopher & sociologist * * *
Habermas, Jürgen
born June 18, 1929 German philosopher associated with the Frankfurt school. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Bonn in 1954. He taught primarily at the Johann Wolfgang ...
Haberprocess
Haber process n. The principal commercial method of producing ammonia, by direct combination of nitrogen and hydrogen under high pressure in the presence of a catalyst, often ...
Habib, Philip Charles
▪ United States diplomat born February 25, 1920, New York, New York, U.S. died May 25, 1992, Puligny-Montrachet, France       U.S. diplomat who had a distinguished ...
Habibi, Emile
▪ 1997       Israeli Arab writer (b. Aug. 29, 1922, Haifa, Palestine [now in Israel]—d. May 2, 1996, Nazareth, Israel), became one of the most popular authors in the ...
Habibie, B J
▪ 1995       An aircraft engineer seemed an unlikely central figure in the closure of outspoken publications, a billion-dollar controversy over used warships, and the ...
Ḥabībollāh Khān
▪ emir of Afghanistan born 1872, Tashkent, Russian Turkistan [now in Uzbekistan] died Feb. 20, 1919, Kalagosh, Afg.       ruler of Afghanistan from 1901 to 1919. ...
habile
/hab"il/, adj. skillful; dexterous; adroit. [1375-1425; late ME habyll < L habilis handy, apt; see ABLE] * * *
habiliment
—habilimental /heuh bil'euh men"tl/, habilimentary, adj. —habilimented, adj. /heuh bil"euh meuhnt/, n. 1. Usually, habiliments. a. clothes or clothing. b. clothes as worn in ...
habilitate
—habilitation, n. —habilitative, adj. —habilitator, n. /heuh bil"i tayt'/, v., habilitated, habilitating. v.t. 1. to clothe or dress. 2. to make fit. v.i. 3. to become ...
habilitation
See habilitate. * * *
Habima
/hah bee"meuh, hah'bee mah"/, n. a Hebrew-language theater company, founded in Moscow in 1917: now the national theater of Israel. Also called Habima Theatre. * * * I or ...
Habiru
/hah bee"rooh, hah"bee rooh'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a nomadic people mentioned in Assyro-Babylonian literature: possibly the early Hebrews. Also, Habiri /hah bee"ree, hah"bee ...
habit
habit1 /hab"it/, n. 1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street. 2. ...
habit-forming
/hab"it fawr'ming/, adj. tending to cause or encourage addiction, esp. through physiological dependence: habit-forming drugs. [1895-1900] * * *
habitability
See habitable. * * *
habitable
—habitability, habitableness, n. —habitably, adv. /hab"i teuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being inhabited. [1350-1400; ME habitabilis, equiv. to habita(re) to inhabit (see ...
habitably
See habitability. * * *
habitan
Fr. /ann bee tahonn"/, n., pl. habitans /-tahonn"/. habitant2. * * *
habitancy
/hab"i tn see/, n., pl. habitancies. 1. the act or fact of inhabiting; inhabitancy. 2. the total number of inhabitants; population. [1785-95; HABIT(ANT)1 + -ANCY] * * *
habitant
habitant1 /hab"i teuhnt/, n. an inhabitant. [1480-90; < L habitant- (s. of habitans), prp. of habitare to inhabit. See HABITAT, -ANT] habitant2 /hab"i teuhnt/; Fr. /ann bee ...
habitat
/hab"i tat'/, n. 1. the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: a tropical habitat. 2. the place where a person or thing ...
habitation
—habitational, adj. /hab'i tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a place of residence; dwelling; abode. 2. the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants. 3. a colony or settlement; community: ...
habited
habited1 /hab"i tid/, adj. dressed or clothed, esp. in a habit: habited nuns. [1595-1605; HABIT1 + -ED3] habited2 /hab"i tid/, adj. Archaic. inhabited. [HABIT2 + -ED2] * * *
habitual
—habitually, adv. —habitualness, n. /heuh bich"ooh euhl/, adj. 1. of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit: habitual courtesy. 2. being such by habit: a ...
habitual offender
▪ criminology       person who frequently has been convicted of criminal behaviour and is presumed to be a danger to society. In an attempt to protect society from such ...
habitually
See habitual. * * *
habitualness
See habitually. * * *
habituate
/heuh bich"ooh ayt'/, v., habituated, habituating. v.t. 1. to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation: Wealth habituated him to luxury. 2. Archaic. to ...
habituation
/heuh bich'ooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of habituating. 2. the condition of being habituated. 3. physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, short of ...
habitude
—habitudinal, adj. /hab"i toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. customary condition or character: a healthy mental habitude. 2. a habit or custom: traditional habitudes of kindliness and ...
habitué
/heuh bich"ooh ay', -bich'ooh ay"/; Fr. /ann bee tway"/, n., pl. habitués /heuh bich"ooh ayz', -bich'ooh ayz"/; Fr. /ann bee tway"/. a frequent or habitual visitor to a place: a ...
habitus
/hab"i teuhs/, n., pl. habitus. the physical characteristics of a person, esp. appearance and constitution as related to disease. [1885-90; < NL, L; see HABIT1] * * *
haboob
/heuh boohb"/, n. a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and Arabia or on the plains of India. [1895-1900; < Ar habub a strong wind] * * ...
Habor
/hay"bawr, -bohr/, n. Khabur. * * *
Habsburg
/haps"berrg/; Ger. /hahps"boorddk'/, n. Hapsburg. * * *
Habsburg dynasty
or Hapsburg dynasty Royal German family, one of the chief dynasties of Europe from the 15th to the 20th century. As dukes, archdukes, and emperors, the Habsburgs ruled Austria ...
Habsburg, House of
▪ European dynasty Introduction also spelled  Hapsburg , also called  House of Austria        royal German family, one of the principal sovereign dynasties of ...
Ḥabshī
▪ African and Abyssinian slaves       African and Abyssinian slaves in pre-British India. The name derives from the Arabic word Ḥabashī (“Abyssinian”), through ...
habutai
/hah"beuh tuy'/, n. a thin, soft, durable Japanese silk, used in the manufacture of garments. Also, habutae. [1890-95; < Japn habutae, equiv. to ha feathers ( < fa < *pa) + ...
Habyarimana, Juvenal
▪ 1995       Rwandan army officer and politician (b. March 8, 1937?, Gasizi, Gisenyi province, Ruanda-Urundi—d. April 6, 1994, near Kigali, Rwanda), ruled Rwanda ...
hacek
/hah"chek/, n. a diacritical mark (v) placed over a letter in some languages, as Czech and Lithuanian, and in some systems of phonetic transcription, esp. to indicate that a ...
hacendado
hacendado [hä΄sē en dä′dōhä΄sen dä′dō] n. pl. hacendados the owner or manager of a hacienda: also haciendado [hä΄sē en dä′dō] * * * ha·cen·da·do ...
Hachette, Louis-Christophe-François
▪ French publisher born May 5, 1800, Rethel, Fr. died July 31, 1864, Paris       French publisher who issued a wide range of textbooks, dictionaries, and numerous other ...
Hachiman
One of the most popular of Japan's Shintō deities. Referred to as the god of war, he is believed to be the deification of Ōjin, the 15th emperor. He is the patron of the ...
Hachinohe
Ha·chi·no·he (hä'chē-nōʹhĕ) A city of northern Honshu, Japan, on the Pacific Ocean. It is a major fishing and commercial port. Population: 241,229. * * * ▪ ...
Hachioji
/hah"chee aw"jee/, n. a city on SE Honshu, in Japan, W of Tokyo. 387,162. * * * ▪ Japan       city, (metropolis) (Tokyo), Honshu, Japan, on the Chūō Line (railway), ...
hachoo
/hah chooh"/, interj. ahchoo. * * *
hachure
n. /ha shoor", hash"oor/; v. /ha shoor"/, n., v., hachured, hachuring. n. 1. one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief. 2. shading ...
hacienda
/hah'see en"deuh/; Sp. /ah syen"dah/, n., pl. haciendas /-deuhz/; Sp. /-dahs/. (in Spanish America) 1. a large landed estate, esp. one used for farming or ranching. 2. the main ...
Hacienda Heights
/hah"see en"deuh, hah'-/ a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 49,422. * * *
haciendado
ha·ci·en·da·do (hä'sē-ĕn-däʹdō, ä'sē-) n. pl. ha·ci·en·da·dos Variant of hacendado. * * *
HaciendaHeights
Ha·ci·en·da Heights (hä'sē-ĕnʹdə) An unincorporated community of southern California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 52,345. * * *
hack
hack1 /hak/, v.t. 1. to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often fol. by up or down): to hack meat; to hack down trees. 2. to ...
hack board
Falconry. a board or platform at which hawks being flown at hack are fed. [1890-95] * * *
hack hammer
an adzlike tool for dressing stone. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
hack house
Falconry. a shed where young hawks are kept and fed while at hack. * * *
hackable
See hack1. * * *
hackamore
/hak"euh mawr', -mohr'/, n. 1. a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts. 2. Western U.S. ...
hackberry
/hak"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. hackberries. 1. any of several trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Celtis, of the elm family, bearing cherrylike fruit. 2. the sometimes ...
hackbut
—hackbuteer /hak'beuh tear"/, n. /hak"but/, n. harquebus. [1535-45; earlier hacquebute < MF, var. of ha(r)quebusche < MD hakebusse lit., hookgun; see HARQUEBUS] * * *
hackbuteer
See hackbut. * * *
hackbutter
See hackbuteer. * * *
Hackensack
/hak"euhn sak'/, n. a city in NE New Jersey, near New York City. 36,039. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United States       city, seat (1713) of Bergen county, northeastern New ...
Hackenschmidt, George
▪ Russian-British athlete born 1877, Tartu, Estonia, Russia died Feb. 19, 1968, London  professional wrestler who ranked with Tom Jenkins and Frank Gotch among the greatest ...
hacker
/hak"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that hacks. 2. Slang. a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill: weekend hackers on the golf course. 3. Computers Slang. a. ...
Hacket, Buddy
▪ 2004 Leonard Hacker        American comedian and actor (b. Aug. 31, 1924, New York, N.Y. —d. June 30, 2003, Malibu, Calif.), garnered laughs for more than 50 years ...
Hackett, Albert
▪ 1996       U.S. screenwriter and playwright (b. Feb. 16, 1900, New York, N.Y.—d. March 16, 1995, New York), collaborated with his first wife, Frances Goodrich, on ...
Hackett, James Henry
▪ American actor born March 15, 1800, New York City died Dec. 28, 1871, Jamaica, N.Y., U.S.       American actor, important chiefly for his encouragement of drama in ...
hackie
/hak"ee/, n. Informal. hack2 (def. 7b). [1935-40, Amer.; HACK2 + -IE] * * *
hacking
/hak"ing/, n. replacement of a single course of stonework by two or more lower courses. [1400-50; late ME, in literal sense. See HACK1, -ING1] * * *
hacking jacket
Chiefly Brit. a riding jacket having a tight waist, flared skirt, slanted pockets with flaps, and slits or vents at the sides or back. Also called hacking coat. [1950-55] * * *
Hackl, Georg
▪ 1999       By winning the gold medal in the men's singles in luge at the Winter Games at Nagano, Japan, in February 1998, Georg Hackl of Germany established himself as ...
hackle
hackle1 —hackler, n. /hak"euhl/, n., v., hackled, hackling. n. 1. one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used ...
hackle fly
Angling. an artificial fly made with hackles, usually without wings. Also called hackle. [1670-80] * * *
hackleback
/hak"euhl bak'/, n. See shovelnose sturgeon. [HACKLE1 + BACK1] * * *
hacklefly
hackle fly © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. An artificial, usually wingless fishing fly trimmed with hackles. * * *
hackly
/hak"lee/, adj. rough or jagged, as if hacked: Some minerals break with a hackly fracture. [1790-1800; HACKLE2 + -Y1] * * *
hackman
/hak"meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. hackmen /-meuhn, -men'/. the driver of a hack or taxi. [1790-1800, Amer.; HACK2 + MAN1] * * *
Hackman, Gene
in full Eugene Alden Hackman born Jan. 30, 1930, San Bernardino, Calif., U.S. U.S. film actor. He won a leading role on Broadway in Any Wednesday (1964), which led to his film ...
hackmatack
/hak"meuh tak'/, n. 1. tamarack (def. 1). 2. See balsam poplar. [1765-75, Amer.; earlier hackmetack woods, hakmantak dense forest or interwoven shrubbery of tamarack or other ...
hackney
—hackneyism, n. /hak"nee/, n., pl. hackneys, adj., v. n. 1. Also called hackney coach. a carriage or coach for hire; cab. 2. a trotting horse used for drawing a light carriage ...
Hackney
/hak"nee/, n. a borough of Greater London, England. 206,200. * * * ▪ borough, London, United Kingdom       inner borough of London, in the historic county of ...
hackney coach
1. hackney (def. 1). 2. a four-wheeled carriage having six seats and drawn by two horses. [1615-25] * * *
Hackney pony
 heavy harness pony breed derived from the cross of a Hackney horse and a Welsh pony, used almost entirely as a show pony. It has the conformation and high-stepping action of ...
hackneyed
/hak"need/, adj. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal: the hackneyed images of his poetry. [1740-50; HACKNEY + -ED2] Syn. overdone, overused. See commonplace. * * *
hacksaw
/hak"saw'/, n. a saw for cutting metal, consisting typically of a narrow, fine-toothed blade fixed in a frame. Also hack saw. See illus. under saw. [1645-55; HACK1 + SAW1] * * *
hackwork
/hak"werrk'/, n. writing, painting, or any professional work done for hire and usually following a formula rather than being motivated by any creative impulse. [1850-55; HACK2 + ...
Hackworth, David Haskell
▪ 2006       colonel (ret.), U.S. Army (b. Nov. 11, 1930, Venice, Calif.—d. May 4, 2005, Tijuana, Mex.), was a highly decorated soldier and a scourge of the U.S. ...
Hacky Sack
/hak"ee/ Trademark. a small leather beanbag juggled with the feet as a game. * * *
HackySack
Hack·y Sack (hăkʹē săk') A trademark used for a footbag. This trademark often occurs in print hyphenated or in uppercase or lowercase as a name for the game of footbag. * ...
had
/had/, v. pt. and pp. of have. * * *
Hadad
▪ ancient god also spelled  Had,  Hadda , or  Haddu   the Old Testament Rimmon, West Semitic god of storms, thunder, and rain, the consort of the goddess Atargatis. His ...
hadal
/hayd"l/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the greatest ocean depths, below approximately 20,000 ft. (6500 m). 2. of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom ...
Hadamard
/ann dann mannrdd"/, n. Jacques Salomon /zhahk sann law mawonn"/, 1865-1963, French mathematician. * * *
Hadamard, Jacques-Salomon
▪ French mathematician born December 8, 1865, Versailles, France died October 17, 1963, Paris  French mathematician who proved the prime number theorem, which states that as ...
Hadano
▪ Japan also spelled  Hatano        city, Kanagawa ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, stretching between Tanzawa-yama (Mt. Tanzawa; north; 5,141 ft [1,567 m]) and the ...
Hadar
/had"ahr, hay"dahr/, n. a first magnitude star in the constellation Centaurus. [ < Ar Hadari] /hay"dahr, hah"-, hah dahr"/, n. a fossil site in the Afar triangle of eastern ...
Hadar remains
Hominid fossils found since 1973 near the Awash River, about 185 mi (300 km) from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The remains representing at least 30 hominid individuals, including ...
hadarim
/kheuh dah"rddim/, n. Yiddish. pl. ofheder. * * *
Hadas
/had"euhs, hah"deuhs/, n. Moses, 1900-66, U.S. classical scholar, teacher, and author. * * *
Hadassah
/heuh dah"seuh, hah-/, n. a benevolent organization of Jewish women founded in New York City in 1912 by Henrietta Szold and concerned chiefly with bettering medical and ...
Haddad, Malek
▪ Algerian poet born July 5, 1927, Constantine, Alg. died June 2, 1978, Algiers       Algerian poet, novelist, and cultural adviser. Haddad abandoned law studies in ...
Haddington
/had"ing teuhn/, n. former name of East Lothian. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       royal burgh (town), East Lothian council area and historic county, southeastern ...
haddock
/had"euhk/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) haddock, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) haddocks. 1. a North Atlantic food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the cod ...
Haddon
/had"n/, n. 1. Alfred Cort /kawrt/, 1855-1940, English ethnologist, anthropologist, and writer. 2. a town in W New Jersey. 15,875. * * *
Haddon, Alfred Cort
▪ British anthropologist born May 24, 1855, London died April 20, 1940, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       one of the founders of modern British anthropology. ...
Haddonfield
/had"n feeld'/, n. a town in SW New Jersey. 12,337. * * * ▪ borough, New Jersey, United States       borough (town), Camden county, southwestern New Jersey, U.S., a ...
hade
/hayd/, n., v., haded, hading. n. 1. Geol. the angle between a fault plane and the vertical, measured perpendicular to the strike of the fault; complement of the dip. 2. Mining. ...
HadeanTime
Ha·de·an Time (hā-dēʹən, hāʹdē-) n. The geological time period during which Earth formed, from the start of the solar system (4.6 billion years ago) until accretion, ...
Hadejia
▪ Nigeria       town and traditional emirate, eastern Jigawa state, northern Nigeria. It lies on the northern bank of the Hadejia River (a seasonal tributary of the ...
Haden, Charlie
▪ American musician byname of  Charles Edward Haden   born Aug. 6, 1937, Shenandoah, Iowa, U.S.    American bass virtuoso and bandleader, one of the first improvisers to ...
Hadera
▪ Israel       city, western Israel. It lies on the Plain of Sharon midway between Tel Aviv–Yafo and Haifa, near the Mediterranean Sea. The first Jewish settlement on ...
Haderslev
▪ Denmark       city, southeastern Jutland, Denmark. It lies along Haderslev Fjord 9 miles (14 km) from the Little Belt (strait). First recorded in 1228 and chartered ...
Hades
—Hadean /hay dee"euhn, hay"dee euhn/, adj. /hay"deez/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a. the underworld inhabited by departed souls. b. the god ruling the underworld; Pluto. 2. (in the ...
Hadfield
/had"feeld'/, n. Sir Robert Abbott, 1858-1940, English metallurgist and industrialist. * * *
Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbott, Baronet
▪ British metallurgist born Nov. 28, 1858, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng. died Sept. 30, 1940, London  British metallurgist who developed manganese steel, an alloy of ...
Hadhramaut
—Hadhramautian /hah'dreuh maw"sheuhn/, adj., n. /hah'drddah mawt"/, n. a region along the S coast of the Arabian peninsula, in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. Also, ...
Hādī, al-
▪ ʿAbbāsid caliph in full  al Hādī Ila al Ḥaqq , also called  Mūsā al-Hādī  died 786       fourth caliph of the ʿAbbāsid dynasty (reigned ...
Hadi, Sayyid Shaykh bin Ahmad, al-
▪ Malaysian writer born Nov. 9, 1867, Malacca, Straits Settlements [now Melaka, Malaysia] died Feb. 20, 1934, Penang, Straits Settlements       Malay Islāmic writer ...
Hadid, Zaha
▪ 2004       In Cincinnati, Ohio, the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art opened in June 2003 to rave reviews—not surprisingly, in light of the fact ...
hadith
/hah deeth"/, n., pl. hadith, hadiths. 1. Islam. a traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions. 2. (used with a pl. v.) the entire body of such ...
hadj
/haj/, n., pl. hadjes. hajj. * * *
hadji
/haj"ee/, n., pl. hadjis. hajji. * * *
Hadley
/had"lee/, n. 1. Henry Kimball /kim"beuhl/, 1871-1937, U.S. composer and conductor. 2. a male or female given name. * * *
Hadley cell
Hadley cell [had′lē] n. 〚after George Hadley (1685-1768), Eng meteorologist〛 Meteorol. an atmospheric convection pattern in which a current of hot equatorial air rises, ...
Hadley chest
U.S. Furniture. a style of chest made c1700 in Massachusetts or Connecticut, having front rails and panels carved in low relief with elaborate tulip and leaf patterns. [after ...
Hadley Rille
▪ lunar feature  valley on the Moon, typical of the class of features known as sinuous rilles, which are believed to be ancient lava flow channels. The feature was a ...
Hadley, George
▪ British physicist and meteorologist born Feb. 12, 1685, London, Eng. died June 28, 1768, Flitton, Bedfordshire       English physicist and meteorologist who first ...
Hadley, Henry
▪ American composer born Dec. 20, 1871, Somerville, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 6, 1937, New York, N.Y.  one of the most prominent American composers of his ...
Hadley, Jerry
▪ 2008       American opera singer born June 16, 1952, Princeton, Ill. died July 18, 2007, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. was acclaimed in the U.S. and Europe for his bold stage ...
Hadley, John
▪ British mathematician born April 16, 1682, Hertfordshire, England died February 14, 1744, East Barnet, Hertfordshire       British mathematician and inventor who ...
Hadley,Henry Kimball
Had·ley (hădʹlē), Henry Kimball. 1871-1937. American composer and conductor whose romantic works include operas, such as Bianca (1918), symphonies, and chamber music. * * *
hadn't
/had"nt/ contraction of had not. * * *
Ḥaḍramawt
▪ ancient kingdom, Arabia also spelled  Hadhramaut        ancient South Arabian kingdom that occupied what are now southern and southeastern Yemen and the present-day ...
Hadrian
/hay"dree euhn/, n. (Publius Aelius Hadrianus) A.D. 76-138, Roman emperor 117-138. * * * Latin Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus orig. Publius Aelius Hadrianus born Jan. 24, ...
Hadrian I.
See Adrian I. * * *
Hadrian II.
See Adrian II. * * *
Hadrian III.
See Adrian III. * * *
Hadrian IV.
See Adrian IV. * * *
Hadrian V.
See Adrian V. * * *
Hadrian VI.
See Adrian VI. * * *
Hadrian's Villa
Hadrian's country residence, built (с AD 125–34) at Tivoli near Rome. A sumptuous imperial complex with parks and gardens on a grand scale, it included baths, libraries, ...
Hadrian's Wall
a wall of defense for the Roman province of Britain, constructed by Hadrian between Solway Firth and the mouth of the Tyne. * * * Continuous Roman defensive barrier. Begun by ...
Hadrian'sWall
Ha·dri·an's Wall (hāʹdrē-ənz) An ancient Roman wall, 118.3 km (73.5 mi) long, across northern England. Built by the emperor Hadrian c. A.D. 122-126 and extended by ...
Hadrianus
(as used in expressions) Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius Publius Aelius Hadrianus Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus * * *
Hadrian’s Wall
a wall in northern England built between 122 and 127 AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian, from Wallsend on the River Tyne to Bowness on the Solway Firth. It was the northern border ...
hadron
—hadronic /ha dron"ik/, adj. /had"ron/, n. Physics. any elementary particle that is subject to the strong interaction. Hadrons are subdivided into baryons and mesons. Cf. ...
hadronic
See hadron. * * *
hadrosaur
—hadrosaurian, adj. /had"reuh sawr'/, n. a bipedal dinosaur of the genus Hadrosaurus, belonging to the ornithopod family Hadrosauridae of the late Cretaceous Period, having ...
Hadrumetum
▪ ancient city, Tunisia modern  Sūsah , also spelled  Sousa,  or  Sousse        ancient Phoenician colony some 100 miles (160 km) south of Carthage, on the east ...
hadst
/hadst/, v. Archaic. a 2nd pers. sing. pt. of have. * * *
hae
/hay, ha/, v.t., auxiliary verb. Scot. have. * * *
Haeberlin, Paul
▪ 2009       French chef and restaurateur born 1923, Illhaeusern, France died May 10, 2008, Illhaeusern transformed his family's inn in the Alsatian town of ...
haecceity
haecceity [hek sē′ə tē] n. 〚ML haecceitas < L haec, fem. of hic, this + - itas, -ity〛 the condition of being a uniquely particular person or thing; individuality * * *
Haeckel
—Haeckelian /he kee"lee euhn/, adj., n. —Haeckelism, n. /hek"euhl/, n. Ernst Heinrich /erddnst huyn"rddikh/, 1834-1919, German biologist and philosopher of evolution. * * *
Haeckel'slaw
Haeck·el's law (hĕkʹəlz) n. See biogenetic law.   [After Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich.] * * *
Haeckel, Ernst
▪ German embryologist Introduction in full  Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel   born Feb. 16, 1834, Potsdam, Prussia [Germany] died Aug. 9, 1919, Jena, Ger.  German ...
Haeckel, Ernst (Heinrich Philipp August)
born Feb. 16, 1834, Potsdam, Prussia died Aug. 9, 1919, Jena, Ger. German zoologist and evolutionist. After receiving a degree in medicine in 1857, he obtained a doctorate in ...
Haeckel,Ernst Heinrich
Haeck·el (hĕkʹəl), Ernst Heinrich. 1834-1919. German philosopher and naturalist who supported Darwin's theory, mapped a genealogical tree relating all animal life, and ...
Haedo Range
▪ hills, Uruguay also called  Haedo Ridge,  or  Haedo Hills,  Spanish  Cuchilla de Haedo,        range of hills, north-central Uruguay. With the Grande Range ...
Haefliger, Ernst
▪ 2008       Swiss tenor born July 6, 1919 , Davos, Switz. died March 17, 2007 , Davos was a noted interpreter of Mozart operas, German lieder, and the oratorios, ...
haegŭm
▪ musical instrument also spelled  haegeum  or  haekeum   two-stringed vertical fiddle used in many traditional Korean musical genres. A hardwood bow strung with ...
Haein Temple
▪ temple complex, South Korea Korean  Haeinsa   Buddhist temple complex, South Kyŏngsang (Kyŏngsang-nam) (Gyeongsang) province, South Korea (Korea, South). Located west ...
Haeju
▪ North Korea       city, southwestern North Korea. Situated on Haeju Bay, facing the Yellow Sea, it is the only port on the west coast of North Korea that does not ...
haem-
Chiefly Brit. var. of hem-: haemangioma. * * *
haema-
Chiefly Brit. var. of hema-: haemachrome. * * *
haemat-
Chiefly Brit. var. of hemat-: haematoid. * * *
haemato-
Chiefly Brit. var. of hemato-: haematocyst. * * *
haematoxylon
haematoxylon [hē΄mə täk′sə län΄, hem΄ətäk΄sə län΄] n. 〚ModL
haemo-
Chiefly Brit. var. of hemo-: haemoglobin. * * *
Haemophilus
Genus of tiny rod-shaped bacteria. All are strict parasites occurring in the respiratory tracts of warm-blooded animals, including humans, and in certain cold-blooded animals. ...
Haemophilusinfluenzae type b
Hae·moph·i·lus in·flu·en·zae type b (hē-mŏfʹə-ləs ĭn'flo͞o-ĕnʹzē') n. Abbr. Hib A rod-shaped, gram-negative bacterium found in the human respiratory tract that ...
haen
haen (hān, hăn) v. Scots Past participle of hae. * * *
haeres
/hear"eez/, n., pl. haeredes /hi ree"deez/. Civil Law. heres. * * *
haet
haet (hāt) n. Scots A minute amount; a jot.   [Scots, contraction of hae it, take it.] * * *
Haetzer, Ludwig
▪ Swiss Anabaptist Haetzer also spelled  Hetzer  born c. 1500, Bischofszell, Thurgau, Switzerland died February 4, 1529, Constance        Anabaptist, iconoclast, and ...
Ḥāfeẓ
or Ḥāfiẓ orig. Muḥammad Shams al-Dīn Ḥāfiẓ born 1325/26, Shīrāz, Iran died 1389/90, Shīrāz Persian poet. The recipient of a traditional religious education ...
haffet
/haf"it/, n. Scot. the part of the face above the upper jaw; the cheekbone and temple. [1505-15; earlier halfet, halfhed, OE healfheafod sinciput, equiv. to healf side, part, ...
hafiz
/hah"fiz/, n. a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart. [1655-65; < Ar hafiz lit., a guard, one who keeps (in memory)] * * *
Hafiz
/hah fiz"/, n. (Shams ud-din Mohammed) c1320-89?, Persian poet. * * *
Ḥāfiẓ Ibrāhīm, Muḥammad
▪ Egyptian poet born 1872, Dayrut, Egypt died July 21, 1932, Cairo       Egyptian poet known as the “poet of the Nile.”       Ḥāfiẓ was a lawyer and ...
Ḥāfiẓ, ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm
▪ Egyptian singer also spelled  Abdel Halim Hafez , byname of  ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Shabānah   born June 21, 1929, Al-Ḥalāwāt, Egypt died March 30, 1977, London, ...
Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū
▪ Persian historian in full ʿabd Allāh Ibn Lutf Allāh Ibn ʿabd Ar-rashīd Al-bihdādīnī Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū born , Herāt, Khorāsān [now in Afghanistan] died 1430, ...
Hafnarfjördhur
▪ Iceland       town, southwestern Iceland, on the southwestern shore of Faxa Bay. In the 20th century it became a southern suburb of Reykjavík, the capital of ...
Hafner ware
▪ pottery  glazed earthenware made in Germany as early as 1350, originally as stove tiles (tile) molded in relief. The name Hafnergeschirr (“stove-maker vessel”) came to ...
hafnium
/haf"nee euhm, hahf"-/, n. Chem. a gray, toxic metallic element with a high melting point (over 2000°C), found in most zirconium minerals. Symbol: Hf; at. wt.: 178.49; at. no.: ...
Ḥafṣid dynasty
(с 13th–16th century) Berber dynasty. It was founded by a governor of the Almohad dynasty, Abū Zakariyyāʾ Yaḥyā, in north-central Africa с 1229. His son Mustanṣir ...
Hafstein, Hannes
▪ Icelandic statesman and poet born Dec. 4, 1861, Mödruvellir, Iceland died Dec. 13, 1922, Reykjavík       Icelandic statesman and poet, a pioneer of literary realism ...
haft
/haft, hahft/, n. 1. a handle, esp. of a knife, sword, or dagger. v.t. 2. to furnish with a haft or handle; set in a haft. [bef. 1000; ME; OE haeft handle, lit., that which is ...
haftara
haftara or haftorah [häf΄tə rä′, häf΄tôr′əhäf΄tə rä′, häf tôr′ə] n. HAPHTARA * * *
Haftarah
Seph. Heb. /hahf tah rddah"/; Ashk. Heb. /hahf taw"rddeuh, -toh"-/, n., pl. Seph. Heb. Haftaroth, Haftarot /-tah rddawt"/, Ashk. Heb. Haftaros /-taw"rddohs, -toh"-/, Eng. ...
Hafun,Cape
Ha·fun (hă-fo͞onʹ), Cape A promontory of northeast Somalia on the Indian Ocean. It is the easternmost point of Africa. * * *
hag
hag1 —haggish, haglike, adj. /hag/, n. 1. an ugly old woman, esp. a vicious or malicious one. 2. a witch or sorceress. 3. a hagfish. [1175-1225; ME hagge, OE *haegge, akin to ...
Hag.
Haggai. * * *
Hagalín, Gudmundur G.
▪ Icelandic writer in full  Gudmundur Gíslason Hagalín   born October 10, 1898, Arnarfjördur, Iceland died February 26, 1985, Akranes       Icelandic novelist, ...
Haganah
/hah gah nah"/, n. the underground Jewish militia in Palestine (1920-48) that became the national army of Israel after the partition of Palestine in 1948. [ < ModHeb hagana lit., ...
Hagar
/hay"gahr, -geuhr/, n. the mother of Ishmael. Gen. 16. * * * ▪ biblical figure also spelled  Agar,         in the Old Testament (Gen. 16:1–16; 21:8–21), ...
Hagåtña
▪ Guam also spelled  Hagatna,  formerly  Agana        capital of the unincorporated U.S. territory of Guam, northern Pacific Ocean, situated on the west coast of ...
hagborn
/hag"bawrn'/, adj. born of a hag or witch. [1600-10; HAG1 + BORN] * * *
hagbut
/hag"but/, n. harquebus. [1535-45; var. of HACKBUT] * * *
hagdon
/hag"deuhn/, n. Brit. and Eastern Canada Dial. any of various oceanic birds of the North Atlantic coasts of Europe and America, esp. the greater shearwater. [1835-45; orig. ...
Hagedorn, Friedrich von
▪ German poet born April 23, 1708, Hamburg [Germany] died Oct. 28, 1754, Hamburg  poet who introduced a new lightness and grace into German poetry and was highly esteemed by ...
Hagedorn, Horace
▪ 2006       American businessman (b. March 18, 1915, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 31, 2005, Sands Point, N.Y.), founded Miracle-Gro Products, Inc., and used his marketing ...
Hagen
/hah"geuhn/, n. a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany. 209,200. /hay"geuhn/, n. Walter 1892-1969, U.S. golfer. * * * ▪ German mythology also called  Hagano, or ...
Hagen, Earle Harry
▪ 2009       American musician and songwriter born July 9, 1919, Chicago, Ill. died May 26, 2008, Rancho Mirage, Calif. composed some of the most memorable music for ...
Hagen, Johann Georg
▪ Austrian astronomer born March 6, 1847, Bregenz, Austria died Sept. 5, 1930, Rome, Italy  Jesuit priest and astronomer who is noted for his discovery and study of dark ...
Hagen, Uta Thyra
▪ 2005       German-born American actress and teacher (b. June 12, 1919, Göttingen, Ger.—d. Jan. 14, 2004, New York, N.Y.), thrilled theatre audiences with her talent ...
Hagen, Walter
▪ American golfer byname  The Haig  born Dec. 21, 1892, Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1969, Traverse City, Mich.  American professional golfer, one of the most ...
Hagen, Walter (Charles)
born Dec. 21, 1892, Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1969, Traverse City, Mich. U.S. golfer. A caddie from the age of 9, Hagen was 21 when he won his first major tournament. ...
Hagen,Walter Charles
Ha·gen (hāʹgən), Walter Charles. 1892-1969. American golfer who won the U.S. Open twice (1914 and 1919) and during the 1920s won the British Open four times and the PGA ...
Hagenbeck Zoo
▪ zoo, Hamburg, Germany in full  Carl Hagenbeck Zoo,  German  Carl Hagenbeck Tierpark,         zoological park in Hamburg, Ger., which pioneered the use of moated, ...
Hagenbeck, Carl
▪ German animal trainer and dealer born June 10, 1844, Hamburg [Germany] died April 14, 1913, Hamburg       internationally known German animal dealer and trainer who ...
Hagerstown
/hay"geuhrz town'/, n. a city in NW Maryland. 34,132. * * * ▪ Maryland, United States       city, seat (1776) of Washington county, north-central Maryland, U.S. It ...
Hägerström, Axel
▪ Swedish philosopher in full  Axel Anders Theodor Hägerström   born Sept. 6, 1868, Vireda, Sweden died July 7, 1939       Swedish philosopher who founded the ...
hagfish
/hag"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) hagfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) hagfishes. any eellike, marine cyclostome of the order Myxiniformes, having ...
Hagg, Gunder
▪ 2005       Swedish middle-distance runner (b. Dec. 31, 1918, Sörbygden, Swed.—d. Nov. 27, Malmö, Swed.), set 15 world records during his career, 10 of which were ...
Haggada
/heuh gah"deuh/; Seph. Heb. /hah gah dah"/; Ashk. Heb. /hah gaw"deuh/, n., pl. Heb. Haggadoth, Haggadot, Haggados Seph. /-dawt"/; Ashk. /-dohs/, Eng. Haggadas. Haggadah (def. ...
Haggadah
—haggadic /heuh gad"ik, -gah"dik/, haggadical, adj. /heuh gah"deuh/; Seph. Heb. /hah gah dah"/; Ashk. Heb. /hah gaw"deuh/, n., pl. Seph. Heb. Haggadoth, Haggadot /-dawt"/, ...
haggadic
hag·gad·ic also Hag·gad·ic (hə-gădʹĭk, -gäʹdĭk, -gôʹdĭk) adj. Judaism Of or relating to the Haggadah. * * *
haggadist
—haggadistic /hag'euh dis"tik/, adj. /heuh gah"dist/, n. 1. one of the writers of the Aggadah. 2. a person who is versed in the Aggadah. [1855-60; HAGGAD(AH) + -IST] * * *
haggadistic
See haggadist. * * *
Haggai
/hag"ee uy', hag"uy/, n. 1. a Minor Prophet of the 6th century B.C. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Hag. * * * flourished 6th century BC One of the 12 Minor ...
Haggai, The Book of
▪ biblical literature also called  The Prophecy Of Aggeus,         the 10th of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets. Haggai (fl. 6th ...
haggard
—haggardly, adv. —haggardness, n. /hag"euhrd/, adj. 1. having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn: the haggard ...
Haggard
/hag"euhrd/, n. (Sir) H(enry) Rider, 1856-1925, English novelist. * * *
Haggard, Merle
▪ American musician in full  Merle Ronald Haggard   born April 6, 1937, Bakersfield, Calif., U.S.       American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most ...
Haggard, Merle (Ronald)
born April 6, 1937, Bakersfield, Calif., U.S. U.S. country-music singer and songwriter. Poverty marked Haggard's childhood, and in his teens he began a career of theft and ...
Haggard, Sir (Henry)Rider
Hag·gard (hăgʹərd), Sir (Henry) Rider. 1856-1925. British writer whose romantic adventure novels include King Solomon's Mines (1885). * * *
Haggard, Sir H(enry) Rider
born June 22, 1856, Bradenham, Norfolk, Eng. died May 14, 1925, London British novelist. After holding a series of official posts in South Africa (1875–81), he began writing ...


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