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half-turning
/haf"terr'ning, hahf"-/, n. Furniture. See split spindle. * * *
half-understood
adj. * * *
half-undone
adj. * * *
half-used
adj. * * *
half-utilized
adj. * * *
half-veiled
adj. * * *
half-vellum
n. * * *
half-verified
adj. * * *
half-vexed
adj. * * *
half-volley
—half-volleyer, n. /haf"vol'ee, hahf"-/, v.t., v.i., half-volleyed, half-volleying. to make or stroke with a half volley. [1870-75] * * *
half-waking
adj. * * *
half-wave plate
/haf"wayv', hahf"-/, Optics. a crystal thin enough to cause a phase difference of 180° between the ordinary and extraordinary rays of polarized light, thereby changing the ...
half-wave rectifier
—half-wave rectification. Electronics. a rectifier that changes only one half of a cycle of alternating current into a pulsating, direct current. Cf. full-wave ...
Half-Way Covenant
▪ religion       religious-political solution adopted by 17th-century New England Congregationalists (Congregationalism), also called Puritans (Puritanism), that allowed ...
half-whispered
adj. * * *
half-white
adj. * * *
half-wicket
n. * * *
half-wild
adj.; half-wildly, adv.; half-wildness, n. * * *
half-willful
adj.; half-willfully, adv.; half-willfulness, n. * * *
half-winged
adj. * * *
half-wit
/half"wit', hahf"-/, n. 1. a person who is feeble-minded. 2. a person who is foolish or senseless; dunderhead. [1670-80] Syn. 2. blockhead, dolt, fool, nitwit, dope, dummy, ...
half-witted
—half-wittedly, adv. —half-wittedness, n. /haf"wit"id, hahf"-/, adj. 1. feeble-minded. 2. foolish; stupid. [1635-45] * * *
half-wittedly
See half-witted. * * *
half-wittedness
See half-witted. * * *
half-womanly
adj. * * *
half-won
adj. * * *
half-woolen
adj. * * *
half-worsted
adj. * * *
half-woven
adj. * * *
half-written
adj. * * *
halfback
/haf"bak', hahf"-/, n. 1. Football. a. one of two backs who typically line up on each side of the fullback. b. the position played by such a back. 2. (in soccer, Rugby, field ...
halfbeak
/haf"beek', hahf"-/, n. any of several marine fishes of the family Hemiramphidae, having a greatly elongated lower jaw. [1875-80; HALF + BEAK] * * * ▪ fish       any of ...
halfbinding
half binding n. A bookbinding in which the back and often the corners of the volume are bound in a material differing from the rest of the cover. * * *
halfblood
half blood also half-blood (hăfʹblŭd', häfʹ-) n. 1. a. The relationship existing between persons having only one parent in common. b. A person existing in such a ...
halfboot
half boot n. A low boot extending just above the ankle. * * *
halfbrother
half brother n. A brother to whom one is biologically related through one parent only. * * *
halfcock
half cock n. The position of the hammer of a firearm when it is raised halfway and locked by a catch so that the trigger cannot be pulled. * * *
halfcocked
half·cocked (hăfʹkŏktʹ, häfʹ-) adj. 1. Informal. Inadequately or poorly prepared: a halfcocked plan to buy out the company. 2. Being at the position of half cock. Used of ...
Halfdan
▪ Danish Viking leader flourished 9th century       founder of the Danish kingdom of York (875/876), supposedly the son of Ragnar Lodbrok, the most famous Viking of the ...
halfgainer
half gainer n. A dive in which the diver springs from the board facing forward, rotates backward in the air in a half backward somersault, and enters the water headfirst, facing ...
halfhearted
—halfheartedly, adv. —halfheartedness, n. /haf"hahr"tid, hahf"-/, adj. having or showing little enthusiasm: a halfhearted attempt to work. [1605-15; HALF + HEART + -ED3] Syn. ...
halfheartedly
See halfhearted. * * *
halfheartedness
See halfheartedly. * * *
halfhitch
half hitch © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A knot or hitch made by looping a rope or strap around an object and then back around itself, bringing the end of the ...
halfhourly
/haf"oweur"lee, -ow"euhr-, hahf"-/, adj. 1. half-hour (def. 3). 2. occurring every half-hour: a halfhourly interruption. adv. 3. at half-hour intervals: The bell rang ...
halfies
/haf"eez, hah"feez, hav"eez, hah"veez/, n.pl. Informal. halves. [HALF + -IE + -S3] * * *
halfmoon
/haf"moohn', hahf"-/, n. an edible fish, Medialuna californiensis, found in southern California, having a slate-gray body. [1490-1500; HALF + MOON] * * * ▪ ...
halfnelson
half nelson n. A wrestling hold in which one arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind to the back of the neck. * * *
halfnote
half note from Fra Jacopino (1614) by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) A. half note B. quarter note Precision Graphics n. Music A note having one half the value of a whole ...
halfpenny
/hay"peuh nee, hayp"nee/, n., pl. halfpennies for 1; halfpence /hay"peuhns/ for 2; adj. n. 1. a bronze coin of the United Kingdom, equal to half a penny: use phased out in ...
halfrelief
half relief n. Sculptural relief composed of modeled forms that project approximately halfway from the background. Also called demirelief, mezzo-relievo. * * *
halfrest
half rest n. Music A rest having one half the value of a whole rest. * * *
halfrhyme
half rhyme n. See off rhyme. * * *
halfshell
half shell n. Either of the halves of a shell of a bivalve, such as an oyster. * * *
halfsies
/haf"seez, hahf"-, hav"zeez, hahv"-/, n.pl. Informal. halves. [HALF + -SY + -S3] * * *
halfsister
half sister n. A sister to whom one is biologically related through one parent only. * * *
halfsole
half sole n. A shoe sole that extends from the shank to the toe. * * *
halfstep
half step n. 1. Music. See semitone. 2. A marching step of 15 inches (38 centimeters) at quick time and 18 inches (46 centimeters) at double time. * * *
halftime
/haf"tuym', hahf"-/, n. 1. the period indicating completion of half the time allowed for an activity, as for a football or basketball game or an examination. 2. Sports. the ...
halftitle
half title n. The title of a book printed at the top of the first page of the text or on a full page preceding the main title page. * * *
halftone
/haf"tohn', hahf"-/, n. 1. Also called middle-tone. (in painting, drawing, graphics, photography, etc.) a value intermediate between light and dark. 2. Print. a. a process in ...
halftone process
In printing, a technique of breaking up an image into a series of dots to permit reproduction of the full tone range of a photograph or artwork. It is traditionally done by ...
halftrack
☆ halftrack [haf′trak΄ ] n. an army truck, armored vehicle, etc. with tractor treads in the rear, but with a pair of wheels in front * * *
halfvolley
half volley n. A stroke in certain sports, such as tennis, in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces off the ground. * * *
halfway
/haf"way", hahf"-/, adv. 1. to half the distance; to midpoint: The rope reaches only halfway. 2. almost; nearly; just about: He halfway surrendered to their demands. 3. meet ...
halfway house
1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road. 2. any place considered as midway in a course. 3. a residence for former mental patients, ...
halfwayhouse
halfway house n. 1. A rehabilitation center where people who have left an institution, such as a hospital or prison, are helped to readjust to the outside world. 2. A stopping ...
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler
born Dec. 17, 1796, Windsor, Nova Scotia died Aug. 27, 1865, Isleworth, Middlesex, Eng. Canadian writer. He served in the legislature of his native Nova Scotia and later served ...
halibut
/hal"euh beuht, hol"-/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) halibut, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) halibuts. 1. either of two large flatfishes, Hippoglossus ...
Halicarnassus
—Halicarnassian, Halicarnassean, adj. /hal'euh kahr nas"euhs/, n. an ancient city of Caria, in SW Asia Minor: site of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient ...
Halicarnassus, Mausoleum of
▪ ancient monument, Halicarnassus, Turkey  one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The monument was the tomb of Mausolus, the tyrant of Caria in southwestern Asia Minor, and ...
halicot
/hal"euh koh'/, n. haricot2. * * *
halide
/hal"uyd, -id, hay"luyd, -lid/, n. 1. a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a halide. [1875-80; HAL(OGEN) ...
halide mineral
Any of a group of naturally occurring inorganic compounds that contain a halogen such as fluorine, chlorine, iodine, or bromine as the anion. Such compounds, with the notable ...
Halide minerals
▪ Table Halide minerals name colour lustre Mohs hardness specific gravity atacamite various bright green shades; dark emerald-green to ...
halidom
/hal"i deuhm/, n. a holy place, as a church or sanctuary. Also, halidome /hal"i dohm'/. [bef. 1000; ME; OE haligdom. See HOLY, -DOM] * * *
Halidon Hill, Battle of
▪ Scottish history       (July 19, 1333), major engagement in Scotland's protracted struggle for political independence from England. The battle ended in a complete rout ...
halier
halier [häl′yər] n. 〚Slovak, cent, penny, akin to Czech haler: see HALER〛 a monetary unit of Slovakia, equal to 1/ 100 of a koruna * * * ha·lier (häʹlyĕr') n. See ...
Halifax
/hal"euh faks'/, n. 1. Earl of (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood), 1881-1959, British statesman. 2. a seaport in and the capital of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 117,882. 3. a city in ...
Halifax explosion of 1917
▪ Canadian history       devastating explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, that occurred when a munitions ship blew up in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, Can. More than 1,500 people ...
Halifax, Charles Montagu, 1st earl of, Viscount Sunbury
▪ British statesman also called  (1700–14) Baron Halifax Of Halifax   born April 16, 1661, Horton, Northamptonshire, Eng. died May 19, 1715, London  Whig statesman, a ...
Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st earl of
born April 16, 1881, Powderham Castle, Devonshire, Eng. died Dec. 23, 1959, Garroby Hall, near York, Yorkshire British statesman. He was elected to Parliament in 1910. As ...
Halifax, George Montagu Dunk, 2nd earl of
▪ English statesman born Oct. 5/6, 1716 died June 8, 1771       English statesman, after whom the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is named.       He was the son of ...
Halifax, George Savile, 1st marquess of
▪ British statesman also called  (1644–68) Sir George Savile, 4th Baronet,  or  (1668) Viscount Halifax, Baron Savile of Eland  born Nov. 11, 1633, Thornhill, Yorkshire, ...
Haligonian
/hal'i goh"nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or to Halifax, England. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Halifax. [ < ML Haligoni(a) Halifax + -AN] * * *
Halil, Patrona
▪ Turkish rebel Halil also spelled  Khalil   died 1730       Turkish bath waiter, who, after a Turkish defeat by Persia, led a mob uprising (1730) that replaced the ...
Halim Paşa, Said
▪ Ottoman vizier born 1863, Cairo died Dec. 6, 1921, Rome       Ottoman statesman who served as grand vizier (chief minister) from 1913 to 1916.       The ...
Halimi, Alphonse
▪ 2007 “La Petite Terreur”        Algerian-born boxer (b. Feb. 18, 1932, Constantine, French Algeria—d. Nov. 12, 2006, Paris, France), held the world bantamweight ...
Halisahar
▪ India formerly  Kumarhata        city, southeastern West Bengal state, northeastern India, just east of the Hugli (Hooghly) River (Hugli River). Halisahar is a ...
halite
/hal"uyt, hay"luyt/, n. a soft white or colorless mineral, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring in cubic crystals with perfect cleavage; rock salt. [1865-70; HAL- + -ITE1] * * ...
halitosis
/hal'i toh"sis/, n. a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath. [1870-75; < NL; see HALITUS, -OSIS] * * *
halitus
—halituosity /heuh lich'ooh os"i tee/, n. —halituous /heuh lich"ooh euhs/, adj. /hal"i teuhs/, n., pl. halituses. breath; exhalation; vapor. [1655-65; < L, equiv. to hal(are) ...
ḥalitẓa
▪ Judaism also spelled  Ḥalitẓah        (Hebrew: “drawing off”), Jewish ritual whereby a widow is freed from the biblical obligation of marrying her ...
hall
/hawl/, n. 1. a corridor or passageway in a building. 2. the large entrance room of a house or building; vestibule; lobby. 3. a large room or building for public gatherings; ...
Hall
/hawl/, n. 1. Asaph /ay"seuhf/, 1829-1907, U.S. astronomer: discovered the satellites of Mars. 2. Charles Francis, 1821-71, U.S. Arctic explorer. 3. Charles Martin, 1863-1914, ...
hall bedroom
☆ hall bedroom n. a small bedroom off a corridor, esp. a small bedroom formed by partitioning off the end of an upstairs corridor * * *
hall church
Type of church with side aisles approximately equal in height to the nave, unlike the typical basilica. The interior is lit by large aisle windows instead of a clerestory, with ...
Hall effect
Physics, Elect. the electromotive force generated in a strip of metal longitudinally conducting an electric current and subjected to a magnetic field normal to its major ...
Hall of Fame
1. a national shrine in New York City commemorating the names of outstanding Americans. 2. a room, building, etc., set aside to honor outstanding individuals in any profession, ...
Hall of Famer
(sometimes l.c.) Informal. a person who has been accepted into a Hall of Fame. [HALL OF FAME + -ER1] * * *
hall of residence
➡ student life * * *
Hall process
a process in which aluminum is refined by electrolytic reduction of alumina fused with cryolite. [after Charles Martin HALL] * * *
hall tree
a stand or post having hooks or knobs for holding coats and hats; hatrack or clothes tree. Also called hat tree. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
Hall, (Marguerite)Radclyffe
Hall, (Marguerite) Radclyffe. 1886-1943. British writer whose novel The Well of Loneliness (1928) was originally banned as obscene in London and the United States. * * *
Hall, Adelaide
▪ 1994       U.S.-born singer (b. Oct. 20, 1901, New York, N.Y.—d. Nov. 7, 1993, London, England), was a sensational jazz improviser whose wordless rhythm singing ...
Hall, Asaph
▪ American astronomer born Oct. 15, 1829, Goshen, Conn., U.S. died Nov. 22, 1907, Annapolis, Md.  American astronomer who discovered the two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, ...
Hall, Basil
▪ British explorer born Dec. 31, 1788, Dunglass, Haddingtonshire, Scot. died Sept. 11, 1844, Gosport, Hampshire, Eng.  British naval officer and traveler remembered for ...
Hall, Carl Christian
▪ Danish politician born Feb. 25, 1812, Copenhagen, Den. died Aug. 14, 1888, Copenhagen  Danish politician whose policies led Denmark into a disastrous war with ...
Hall, Charles Francis
▪ American explorer born 1821, Rochester, N.H., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1871, Thank God Harbor, Greenland       American explorer who made three Arctic ...
Hall, Charles Martin
born Dec. 6, 1863, Thompson, Ohio, U.S. died Dec. 27, 1914, Daytona Beach, Fla. U.S. chemist. He attended Oberlin College, where, soon after graduating in 1885, he discovered ...
Hall, Chester Moor
▪ British jurist and mathematician born Dec. 9, 1703, Leigh, Essex, Eng. died March 17, 1771, Sutton, Surrey       English jurist and mathematician who invented the ...
Hall, Cliff
▪ 2009 Clifford Samuel Hall        Jamaican musician born Sept. 11, 1925, Oriente province, Cuba died June 26, 2008, Adelaide, Australia sang lead vocals and played ...
Hall, Conrad L.
▪ 2004       American cinematographer (b. June 21, 1926, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia—d. Jan. 4, 2003, Santa Monica, Calif.), had a half-century-long career ...
Hall, Donald
▪ 2007       Of the two major milestones for Donald Hall in 2006, only one was planned by him: the publication of White Apples and the Taste of Stone, a collection of ...
Hall, Edward
▪ English historian Hall also spelled  Halle   born c. 1498, , London, Eng. died April 1547, Eng.       English historian whose chronicle was one of the chief ...
Hall, Edward Nathaniel
▪ 2007       American engineer, (b. Aug. 4, 1914, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 15, 2006, Torrance, Calif.), was considered by many of his peers to have been the father of ...
Hall, Emmett Matthew
▪ 1996       Canadian lawyer and judge (b. Nov. 29, 1898, St-Colomban, Que.—d. Nov. 12, 1995, Saskatoon, Sask.), had a long legal career but had a larger impact ...
Hall, G(ranville) Stanley
born Feb. 1, 1844, Ashfield, Mass., U.S. died April 24, 1924, Worcester, Mass. U.S. psychologist. He studied in Germany under Wilhelm Wundt and Hermann von Helmholtz and ...
Hall, G. Stanley
▪ American psychologist in full  Granville Stanley Hall  born February 1, 1844, Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S. died April 24, 1924, Worcester, Massachusetts  psychologist ...
Hall, Gus
▪ 2001 Arvo Kusta Halberg        American political organizer (b. Oct. 8, 1910, Iron, Minn.—d. Oct. 13, 2000, New York, N.Y.), was for over 40 years the leader of the ...
Hall, Henry
▪ 2000 “Huntz”        American actor whose role in the 1935 Broadway play Dead End took him to a career in which he reprised the character of Leo Gorcey's dippy and ...
Hall, James
born Sept. 12, 1811, Hingham, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 7, 1898, Bethlehem, N.H. U.S. geologist and paleontologist. He made extensive explorations in the St. Lawrence valley while ...
Hall, John
▪ English educator born August 1627, Durham, County Durham, Eng. died Aug. 1, 1656, Durham       educational reformer in Cromwellian England.       Educated at ...
Hall, John L.
▪ American physicist born 1934, Denver, Colo., U.S.       American physicist, who shared one-half of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physics with Theodor W. Hänsch (Hänsch, ...
Hall, Joseph
▪ English bishop, philosopher, and satirist born , July 1, 1574, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, Eng. died Sept. 8, 1656, Higham, Norfolk  English bishop, moral ...
Hall, Joyce C
▪ American executive born , Dec. 29, 1891, David City, Neb., U.S. died Oct. 29, 1982, Leawood, Kan.       American businessman, cofounder and chief executive ...
Hall, Lars-Goran
▪ Swedish athlete born April 30, 1927, Karlskrona, Sweden       Swedish athlete who was the only person to win two individual Olympic gold medals in the modern ...
Hall, Marshall
▪ British physiologist born Feb. 18, 1790, Basford, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Aug. 11, 1857, Brighton, East Sussex  English physiologist who was the first to advance a ...
Hall, Oakley Maxwell
▪ 2009 pen namesO.M. Hall; Jason Manor        American novelist born July 1, 1920, San Diego, Calif. died May 12, 2008, Nevada City, Calif. spun tales of the Old West ...
Hall, Radclyffe
orig. Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall born Aug. 12, 1880, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Eng. died Oct. 7, 1943, London English writer. Born to a wealthy family and educated at King's ...
Hall, Robert
▪ British minister born May 2, 1764, Arnesby, near Leicester, Leicestershire, Eng. died 1831       English Baptist minister, writer, social reformer, and an outstanding ...
Hall, Samuel
▪ British engineer born 1781, Basford, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Nov. 21, 1863, London       English engineer and inventor of the surface condenser for steam ...
Hall, Sir Arnold Alexander
▪ 2001       British aeronautical engineer and administrator (b. April 23, 1915, Liverpool, Eng.—d. Jan. 9, 2000, Dorney, Berkshire, Eng.), was instrumental in ...
Hall, Sir James
born Jan. 17, 1761, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scot. died June 23, 1832, Edinburgh Scottish geologist and physicist. He founded experimental geology by artificially producing ...
Hall, Sir James, 4th Baronet
▪ British geologist born Jan. 17, 1761, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scot. died June 23, 1832, Edinburgh       Scottish geologist and physicist who founded experimental ...
Hall, Sir John
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born , Dec. 18, 1824, Hull, Yorkshire, Eng. died June 25, 1907, Christchurch, N.Z.       farmer, public official, and politician who as ...
Hall, Sir Peter
▪ English theatrical manager and director in full  Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall  born Nov. 22, 1930, Bury Saint Edmonds, Suffolk, Eng.       English theatrical ...
Hall, Sir Peter (Reginald Frederick)
born Nov. 22, 1930, Bury Saint Edmonds, Suffolk, Eng. British theatre, opera, and film director. After producing and acting in plays at Cambridge University, he entered the ...
Hall, Terry
▪ 2008 Terence Hall        British ventriloquist born Nov. 20, 1926 , Oldham, Lancashire, Eng. died April 4, 2007 , Coventry, West Midlands, Eng. charmed British ...
Hall, Theodore Alvin
▪ 2000 “Ted”        American-born physicist and alleged spy who was, at age 18, the youngest member of the Manhattan Project team that developed the first atomic ...
Hall,Charles Francis
Hall (hôl), Charles Francis. 1821-1871. American explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1860-1862, 1864-1869, and 1871). * * *
Hall,Granville Stanley
Hall, Granville Stanley. 1844-1924. American psychologist who established an experimental psychology laboratory at Johns Hopkins University (1882), founded child psychology, and ...
Hall-Jones, Sir William
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born , Jan. 16, 1851, Folkestone, Kent, Eng. died June 19, 1936, Wellington, N.Z.       politician and respected administrator who ...
hallah
/khah"leuh, hah"-/, n. challah. * * *
Ḥallāj, al-
born с 858, Ṭūr, Iran died March 26, 922, Baghdad, Iraq Muslim teacher of Sufism. Brought up in the Iraqi city of Wāsiṭ, he was drawn to asceticism at an early age and ...
hallal
hallal [hä läl′] adj. alt. sp. of HALAL * * *
Hallam
/hal"euhm/, n. 1. Arthur Henry, 1811-35, English poet and essayist. 2. his father, Henry, 1777-1859, English historian. * * *
Hallam family
▪ theatrical family       family of Anglo-American actors and theatrical managers associated with the beginning of professional theatre in what is now the United ...
Hallam, Arthur Henry
▪ English author born Feb. 1, 1811, London, Eng. died Sept. 15, 1833, Vienna, Austria       English essayist and poet who died before his considerable talent developed; ...
Hallam, Lewis, the Younger
▪ American actor born c. 1740, , England died Nov. 1, 1808, Philadelphia       son of Lewis Hallam and part of a family (Hallam family) that pioneered professional ...
Halland
▪ county, Sweden       län (county) of southern Sweden, coextensive with the traditional landskap (province) of Halland. It is a low, undulating region of heaths and ...
Hallandale
/hal"euhn dayl'/, n. a city in SE Florida. 36,517. * * *
Hallandale Beach
▪ Florida, United States       city, Broward county, southeastern Florida, U.S. It lies along the Atlantic Ocean, about 15 miles (25 km) north of Miami and just south ...
Hallaren, Mary Agnes
▪ 2006       colonel (ret.), U.S. Army (b. May 4, 1907, Lowell, Mass.—d. Feb. 13, 2005, McLean, Va.), helped to integrate women into the U.S. military as a director of ...
hallchurch
hall church n. A church in which the side aisles are as high or almost as high as the nave and which consequently lacks a clerestory.   [Translation of German Hallenkirche: ...
Halle
/hahl"euh/, n. a city in Germany, NW of Leipzig. 236,044. Official name, Halle an der Saale /hahl"euh ahn derdd zahl"euh/. * * * ▪ Germany in full  Halle an der ...
Halle (an der Saale)
City (pop., 2002 est.: 243,045), east-central Germany. Lying on the Saale River, Halle's location was the site of settlements that centred around the local salt deposits and ...
Hallé Orchestra
a famous orchestra started in Manchester, England, in 1858 by Sir Charles Hallé (1819–95), a German pianist and conductor. Other famous conductors of the orchestra have ...
Hallé, Sir Charles
▪ British pianist original name  Carl Halle  born April 11, 1819, Hagen, Westphalia [Germany] died October 25, 1895, Manchester, England  German-born British pianist and ...
Halle,Morris
Hal·le (hălʹē), Morris. Born 1923. Latvian-born American linguist whose works include The Sound Pattern of English (1968), a collaboration with Noam Chomsky. * * *
Halle-Wittenberg, Martin Luther University of
▪ university, Halle, Germany German  Martin-luther-universität Halle-wittenberg,         state-controlled coeducational institution of higher learning at Halle, Ger. ...
Halleck
/hal"ik, -euhk/, n. 1. Fitz-Green /fits"green', fits green"/, 1790-1867, U.S. poet. 2. Henry Wager /way"jeuhr/, 1815-72, Union general in the U.S. Civil War and writer on ...
Halleck, Fitz-Greene
▪ American poet born July 8, 1790, Guilford, Conn., U.S. died Nov. 19, 1867, Guilford  American poet, a leading member of the Knickerbocker group, known for both his ...
Halleck, Henry W
▪ United States general born Jan. 16, 1815, Westernville, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 9, 1872, Louisville, Ky.  Union officer during the American Civil War who, despite his ...
Halleck, Henry W(ager)
born Jan. 16, 1815, Westernville, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 9, 1872, Louisville, Ky. Union officer during the American Civil War. A graduate of West Point, he was commissioned in ...
Halleck,Henry Wager
Hal·leck (hălʹĭk, -ək), Henry Wager. 1815-1872. American Union general who served as general in chief (1862-1864) but was replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. * * *
Halleffect
Hall effect n. Generation of an electric potential perpendicular to both an electric current flowing along a conducting material and an external magnetic field applied at right ...
hälleflinta
▪ rock       (Swedish: “rock flint”), white, gray, yellow, greenish, or pink fine-grained rock that consists of quartz intimately mixed with feldspar. It is very ...
Hallein
▪ Austria       town, north-central Austria, on the Salzach River just south of Salzburg city. Founded in the 12th century and chartered in 1230, Hallein profited from ...
Hallel
/hah layl"/; Seph. Heb. /hah lel"/; Ashk. Heb. /hah"layl/, n. Judaism. a liturgical prayer consisting of all or part of Psalms 113-118, recited on Passover, Shavuoth, Sukkoth, ...
hallelujah
/hal'euh looh"yeuh/, interj. 1. Praise ye the Lord! n. 2. an exclamation of "hallelujah!" 3. a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude. 4. a musical composition wholly or principally ...
Hallelujah Chorus
a well-known chorus in the Messiah by George Frideric Handel. The music expresses great joy. According to tradition, the audience always stands up while the Hallelujah Chorus is ...
Haller
Ger. /hah"leuhrdd/, n. Albrecht von Ger. /ahl"brddekht feuhn/, 1708-77, Swiss physiologist, botanist, and writer. * * *
Haller, Albrecht von
▪ Swiss biologist born Oct. 16, 1708, Bern died Dec. 12, 1777, Bern  Swiss biologist, the father of experimental physiology, who made prolific contributions to physiology, ...
Haller, Bertold
▪ Swiss religious reformer born 1492, Aldingen, near Rottweil, Switz. died Feb. 25, 1536, Bern       Swiss religious Reformer who was primarily responsible for bringing ...
Halley
/hal"ee/, n. Edmund or Edmond, 1656-1742, English astronomer. * * *
Halley's comet
/hal"eez/ or, sometimes, /hay"leez/, n. a comet with a period averaging 76 years. In this century it was visible to terrestrial observers just before and after reaching ...
Halley'scomet
Hal·ley's comet (hălʹēz, hāʹlēz) PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A comet with a period of approximately 76 years. The first comet for which a return was successfully predicted, it ...
Halley, Edmond
born Nov. 8, 1656, Haggerston, Shoreditch, near London died Jan. 14, 1742, Greenwich, near London English astronomer and mathematician. He studied at the University of Oxford. ...
Halley,Edmund
Hal·ley (hălʹē), Edmund or Edmond 1656-1742. English astronomer who applied Newton's laws of motion to predict correctly the period of a comet (1705). * * *
Halley’s comet
➡ Halley * * *
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
▪ Icelandic poet born November 16, 1807, Hraun, Öxnadalur, Iceland died May 26, 1845, Copenhagen, Denmark       one of the most popular of Iceland's Romantic ...
halliard
/hal"yeuhrd/, n. halyard. * * *
Halliburton, Richard
▪ American writer born Jan. 9, 1900, Brownsville, Tenn., U.S. died March 23/24, 1939, at sea       American travel and adventure writer who spent most of his adult life ...
Halliday, M.A.K.
▪ British linguist in full  Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday   born April 13, 1925, Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng.       British linguist, teacher, and proponent of ...
Hallie
/hal"ee/, n. a female given name. Also, Halli. * * *
halling
/hah"ling, hal"ing/, n. a vigorous, athletic, Norwegian folk dance. [1865-70; < Norw, short for Hallingdal place known for this dance] * * * ▪ Norwegian dance  vigorous ...
hallmark
—hallmarker, n. /hawl"mahrk'/, n. 1. an official mark or stamp indicating a standard of purity, used in marking gold and silver articles assayed by the Goldsmiths' Company of ...
Hallmark Hall of Fame
the oldest dramatic series on US television, produced by the Hallmark Card company. It has won more Emmy awards (78 by 2004) than any other series. It began in 1951 with Amahl ...
hallmarked
➡ hallmarks * * *
hallmarks
Hallmarks are official marks that are stamped into articles made of gold, silver and platinum to prove their quality. Under British law all items made of these metals must be ...
Hallmark{™} card
n any of the greetings cards made by the US company Hallmark Cards Inc, the biggest company of its kind in the world. It was established in 1910 by Joyce C Hall (a man). Its ...
hallo
/heuh loh"/, interj., n., pl. hallos, v., halloed, halloing. interj. 1. (used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.) n. 2. the cry "hallo!" 3. a shout of ...
halloa
/heuh loh", ha-/, interj., n., pl. halloas, v.i., v.t., halloaed, halloaing. hallo. * * *
Hallof Fame
Hall of Fame n. pl. Halls of Fame 1. A group of persons judged outstanding, as in a sport or profession. 2. A building housing memorial items honoring illustrious ...
Hallof Famer
See Hall of Fame. * * *
halloo
/heuh looh"/, interj., n., pl. halloos, v.i., v.t., hallooed, hallooing. hallo. * * *
Hallopora
▪ paleontology  genus of extinct bryozoans (moss animals) found as fossils in Ordovician to Silurian marine rocks (from 505 to 408 million years old). Hallopora is ...
hallow
hallow1 —hallower, n. /hal"oh/, v.t. 1. to make holy; sanctify; consecrate. 2. to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield. [bef. 900; ME hal(o)wen, OE ...
hallowed
—hallowedly, adv. —hallowedness, n. /hal"ohd/; in liturgical use often /hal"oh id/, adj. regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our ...
Halloween
/hal'euh ween", -oh een", hol'-/, n. the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints' Day; Allhallows Eve: observed esp. by children in costumes who solicit treats, often by ...
Hallowell, A Irving
▪ American anthropologist born Dec. 28, 1892, Philadelphia died Oct. 10, 1974, Philadelphia       U.S. cultural anthropologist known for his work on the North American ...
Hallowmas
/hal"oh meuhs, -mas'/, n. the feast of Allhallows or All Saints' Day, on November 1. [1375-1425; late ME; short for ALLHALLOWMAS] * * *
halloysite
/heuh loy"suyt, -zuyt, ha-/, n. a refractory clay mineral similar in composition to kaolinite. [1820-30; after Jean-Baptiste-Julien Omalius d'Halloy (1783-1875), Belgian ...
halls of ivy
an institution of higher learning; university or college; the academic world. [1965-70] * * *
Hallstatt
Hallstatt [häl′stät΄, häl′shtät΄; hôl′stät΄] adj. 〚from archaeological findings at Hallstatt, Austria〛 designating or of an Iron Age culture (c. 700-400 B.C. ) ...
Hallstattan
/hawl stat"n, hahl shtaht"n/, adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a variously dated early period of Iron Age culture in Europe, characterized by the use of bronze, the ...
hallucal
/hal"yeuh keuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the hallux. [1885-90; < NL halluc- (s. of hallux) HALLUX + -AL1] * * *
halluces
hal·lu·ces (hălʹyə-sēz', hălʹə-) n. Plural of hallux. * * *
hallucinate
—hallucinator, n. /heuh looh"seuh nayt'/, v., hallucinated, hallucinating. v.i. 1. to have hallucinations. v.t. 2. to affect with hallucinations. [1595-1605; < L hallucinatus, ...
hallucination
—hallucinational, hallucinative /heuh looh"seuh nay'tiv, -neuh tiv/, adj. /heuh looh'seuh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the ...
hallucinational
See hallucination. * * *
hallucinative
See hallucinational. * * *
hallucinator
See hallucinate. * * *
hallucinatory
/heuh looh"seuh neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. pertaining to or characterized by hallucination: hallucinatory visions. [1820-30; HALLUCINATE + -ORY1] * * *
hallucinogen
/heuh looh"seuh neuh jeuhn/, n. a substance that produces hallucinations. [1950-55; HALLUCIN(ATION) + -O- + -GEN] * * * Substance that produces psychological effects normally ...
hallucinogenic
/heuh looh'seuh neuh jen"ik/, adj. 1. producing hallucinations: a hallucinogenic drug. 2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a hallucinogen or hallucinogens. n. 3. a ...
hallucinosis
/heuh looh'seuh noh"sis/, n. Psychiatry. a mental state characterized by repeated hallucinations. [1900-05; HALLUCIN(ATION) + -OSIS] * * *
hallux
/hal"euhks/, n., pl. halluces /hal"yeuh seez'/. Anat., Zool. 1. the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and other primates or of the hind foot of other mammals; great ...
hallway
/hawl"way'/, n. 1. a corridor, as in a building. 2. an entrance hall. [1875-80, Amer. HALL + WAY] * * *
Hally
/hal"ee/, n. a female given name. * * *
halm
/hawm/, n. haulm. * * *
Halma
▪ game       (Greek: “jump”), checkers-type board game, invented about 1880, in which players attempt to move a number of pieces from one corner of a square board ...
Halmahera
/hal'meuh her"euh, hahl'-/, n. an island in NE Indonesia: the largest of the Moluccas. ab. 100,000; 6928 sq. mi. (17,944 sq. km). Also, Halmaheira. Also called Gilolo, Jilolo. * ...
Halmay, Zoltán
▪ Hungarian athlete born June 18, 1881, Budapest, Hungary died May 20, 1956, Budapest       Hungarian swimmer who won seven Olympic medals and was the first world ...
Halmstad
/hahlm"stahd'/, n. a seaport in SW Sweden. 76,042. * * * ▪ Sweden       town and port, capital of the län (county) of Halland, southwestern Sweden, on the eastern ...
halo
/hay"loh/, n., pl. halos, haloes, v., haloed, haloing. n. 1. Also called nimbus. a geometric shape, usually in the form of a disk, circle, ring, or rayed structure, traditionally ...
halo blight
a disease of plants, characterized by small, necrotic leaf or fruit lesions surrounded by a yellowish, halolike band, caused by any of several bacteria of the genus ...
halo effect
1. a predisposition to admire all of a person's actions, work, etc., because of an estimable quality or action in the past. 2. Psychol. a potential inaccuracy in observation, as ...
halo-
a combining form meaning "salt," used in the formation of compound words (halophyte); sometimes specialized as a combining form of halogen (halothane). Also, esp. before a vowel, ...
halobacteria
/hal'oh bak tear"ee euh/, n.pl., sing. halobacterium /-tear"ee euhm/. rod-shaped archaebacteria, as of the genera Halobacterium and Halococcus, occurring in saline environments ...
halobiont
—halobiontic, adj. /hal'oh buy"ont, hay'loh-/, n. Biol. an organism that thrives in a saline environment. [1925-30; HALO- + -biont living (in the environment specified); see ...
halocarbon
/hal'euh kahr"beuhn/, n. Chem. any of a class of compounds containing carbon, one or more halogens, and sometimes hydrogen. [1945-50; HALO- + CARBON] * * * ▪ chemical ...
halocline
/hal"euh kluyn'/, n. a well-defined vertical salinity gradient in ocean or other saline water. [1955-60; HALO- + CLINE] * * * ▪ oceanography       vertical zone in the ...
halogen
—halogenous /ha loj"euh neuhs/, adj. /hal"euh jeuhn, -jen', hay"leuh-/, n. Chem. any of the electronegative elements, fluorine, chlorine, iodine, bromine, and astatine, that ...
halogen element
▪ chemical element group Introduction  any of the five nonmetallic elements that constitute Group 17 (Group VIIa) of the periodic (periodic law) table. The halogen elements ...
halogen lamp
a gas-filled, high-intensity incandescent lamp having a tungsten filament and containing a small amount of a halogen, such as iodine, that vaporizes on heating and redeposits any ...
halogenate
—halogenation /hal'euh je nay"sheuhn, hal oj'euh-/, n. /hal"euh jeuh nayt', hay"leuh-/, v.t., halogenated, halogenating. Chem. 1. to treat or combine with a halogen. 2. to ...
halogenation
See halogenate. * * *
halogenous
See halogen. * * *
halogeton
halogeton [hal′ə jə tän΄, hə läj′ə tän΄] n. 〚ModL
haloid
/hal"oyd, hay"loyd/, Chem. adj. 1. Also, halogenoid /hal"euh jeuh noyd', hay"leuh-/. resembling or derived from a halogen. n. 2. a haloid salt or derivative from a ...
halolike
/hay"loh luyk'/, adj. resembling a halo. Also, haloesque. [1835-45; HALO + -LIKE] * * *
halon
ha·lon (hāʹlŏn) n. Any of several halocarbons used as fire-extinguishing agents. * * * ▪ chemical compound       chemical compound formerly used in firefighting ...
Halonen, Tarja
▪ 2001       On March 1, 2000, Tarja Halonen was inaugurated as president of Finland, the first woman to have won that office. The candidate of the left-wing Social ...
haloperidol
/hal'oh per"i dawl', -dol'/, n. Pharm. a major antipsychotic agent, C21H23ClFNO2, used in the management of schizophrenia, severe anxiety, and other behavioral ...
halophile
—halophilic /hal'euh fil"ik/, halophilous /ha lof"euh leuhs/, adj. /hal"euh fuyl'/, n. any organism, as certain halobacteria and marine bacteria, that requires a salt-rich ...
halophilic
See halophile. * * *
halophilous
See halophilic. * * *
halophyte
—halophytic /hal'euh fit"ik/, adj. /hal"euh fuyt'/, n. a plant that thrives in saline soil. [1885-90; HALO- + -PHYTE] * * *
halophytic
See halophyte. * * *
halothane
/hal"euh thayn'/, n. Pharm. a colorless liquid, C2HBrClF3, used as an inhalant for general anesthesia. [1955-60; HALO- + -thane, as in fluothane] * * * ▪ drug also called ...
halotrichite
/ha lo"treuh kuyt'/, n. a mineral, iron alum, isomorphous with pickeringite, occurring in the form of yellowish fibers. [1839; HALO- + TRICHITE] * * * ▪ mineral       a ...
Halpern
/hal"peuhrn/, n. Daniel, born 1945, U.S. poet and editor. * * *
Halpern, Moyshe Leyb
▪ American poet born Jan. 2, 1886, Zlotchev, Galicia, Austria-Hungary died Aug. 31, 1932, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American poet whose unsentimental and ...
Hals
/hahls/, n. Frans /frddahonns/, 1581?-1666, Dutch portrait and genre painter. * * *
Hals, Frans
born 1581/85, Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands died Sept. 1, 1666, Haarlem, Neth. Dutch portrait painter. He spent his life in Haarlem, where he was registered as a master by the ...
Hals,Frans
Hals (hälz, häls), Frans. 1580?-1666. Dutch painter of genre scenes and portraits, such as The Laughing Cavalier (1624). * * *
Halsey
/hawl"zee/, n. William Frederick ("Bull"), 1882-1959, U.S. admiral. * * *
Halsey, William F(rederick), Jr.
known as Bull Halsey born Oct. 30, 1882, Elizabeth, N.J., U.S. died Aug. 16, 1959, Fishers Island, N.Y. U.S. admiral. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, he ...
Halsey, William F., Jr.
▪ United States naval commander in full  William Frederick Halsey, Jr.,  byname  Bull Halsey  born Oct. 30, 1882, Elizabeth, N.J., U.S. died Aug. 16, 1959, Fishers Island, ...
Halsey,William Frederick
Hal·sey (hôlʹzē), William Frederick. Known as “Bull.” 1882-1959. American naval officer who during World War II led American naval forces to several important victories, ...
Hälsingborg
/hel'sing bawrdd"yeu/, n. a seaport in SW Sweden, opposite Helsingör. 101,956. * * *
Hälsinge Runes
▪ runic alphabet       greatly abbreviated runic alphabet, found mainly in inscriptions dating from the 10th to the 12th century in the Hälsingland region of Sweden. ...


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