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/hangk/, n. 1. a skein, as of thread or yarn. 2. a definite length of thread or yarn: A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards. 3. a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair. 4. Naut. ...
/hangk/, n. a male given name, form of Henry. * * * (as used in expressions) Aaron Hank Greenberg Hank Williams Hank * * * ▪ textile       in textile manufacture, unit ...
Hank Aaron
➡ Aaron * * *
Hank Gonzalez, Carlos
▪ 2002       Mexican politician (b. Aug. 28, 1927, Santiago Tianguistenco, Mex.—d. Aug. 11, 2001, Santiago Tianguistenco), was a highly influential member of Mexico's ...
Hank Williams
➡ Williams (III) * * *
—hankerer, n. /hang"keuhr/, v.i. to have a restless or incessant longing (often fol. by after, for, or an infinitive). [1595-1605; < early D dial. hankeren (c. D hunkeren), ...
See hanker. * * *
—hankeringly, adv. /hang"keuhr ing/, n. a longing; craving. [1655-65; HANKER + -ING1] Syn. desire, need, yearning, hunger, yen, thirst. * * *
Hankey, Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron
▪ British soldier and politician born April 1, 1877, Biarritz, France died Jan. 26, 1963, Redhill, Surrey, Eng.       soldier and politician, first holder of the office ...
hankie [haŋ′kē] n. pl. hankies Informal a handkerchief * * * han·kie also han·ky (hăngʹkē) n. Informal pl. han·kies A handkerchief. * * *
/hang"kow"/; Chin. /hahn"koh"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan. Also, Older Spelling, Hankow. * * * ▪ ...
Hankow [haŋ′kou′] former city in EC China: see WUHAN * * *
/hangks/, n. Tom, born 1956, U.S. film actor. * * *
Hanks, Nancy
▪ American public official born Dec. 31, 1927, Miami Beach, Fla., U.S. died Jan. 7, 1983, New York, N.Y.       American public official whose position as chair of the ...
Hanks, Tom
orig. Thomas J. Hanks born July 9, 1956, Concord, Calif., U.S. U.S. film actor. He displayed a flair for light comedy in the television series Bosom Buddies (1980–82) then ...
/hang"kee/, n., pl. hankies. a handkerchief. Also, hankie. [1890-95; HAN(D)K(ERCHIEF) + -Y2] * * *
/hang"kee pang"kee/, n. Informal. 1. unethical behavior; deceit: When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky-panky going ...
Hanlin Academy
Elite scholarly institution founded in the 8th century in China to perform secretarial, archival, and literary tasks for the court and establish the official interpretations of ...
/han"euh/, n. Marcus Alonzo ("Mark"), 1837-1904, U.S. merchant and politician: senator 1897-1904. * * * (as used in expressions) Jay Hanna Dean Hanna Mark Marcus Alonzo ...
Hanna and Barbera
two US film cartoonists, Bill Hanna (1910–2001) and Joe Barbera (1911– ), who worked together for more than 50 years. They created the film characters of Tom and Jerry for ...
Hanna, Mark
orig. Marcus Alonzo Hanna born Sept. 24, 1837, New Lisbon, Ohio, U.S. died Feb. 15, 1904, Washington, D.C. U.S. industrialist and political kingmaker. He became a businessman ...
Hanna, Sir Roland Pembroke
▪ 2003       American jazz pianist (b. Feb. 10, 1932, Detroit, Mich.—d. Nov. 13, 2002, Harris, N.Y.), fused classical music bravura and bop-era sophistication as a ...
Hanna, William (Denby); and Barbera, Joseph (Roland)
born July 14, 1910, Melrose, N.M., U.S. died March 22, 2001, Hollywood, Calif. born March 24, 1911, New York, N.Y. U.S. animators. Both Hanna and Barbera joined MGM in 1937 ...
Hanna, William Denby
▪ 2002       American animator (b. July 14, 1910, Melrose, N.M.—d. March 22, 2001, Los Angeles, Calif.), in his more than 50-year collaboration with Joseph Barbera, ...
Hanna,Marcus Alonzo
Han·na (hănʹə), Marcus Alonzo. Known as “Mark.” 1837-1904. American financier and politician who managed the 1896 and 1900 presidential campaigns of William McKinley and ...
/han"euh/, n. 1. the mother of Samuel. I Sam. 1:20. 2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "grace." * * * ▪ Old Testament figure also spelled ...
Hannah Arendt
➡ Arendt * * *
Hannah, Barry
▪ American writer born April 23, 1942, Meridian, Miss., U.S.       American author of darkly comic, often violent novels and short stories set in the Deep ...
/han"euh beuhl/, n. 1. 247-183 B.C., Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps and invaded Italy (son of Hamilcar Barca). 2. a port in NE Missouri, on the Mississippi: Mark ...
Hannington, James
▪ British missionary born Sept. 3, 1847, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, Eng. died Oct. 29, 1885, Equatorial Africa       English Anglican missionary and first bishop of ...
/han"oh/, n. Carthaginian statesman, fl. 3rd century B.C. * * * ▪ Carthaginian explorer flourished 5th century BC       Carthaginian who conducted a voyage of ...
Han·no·ver (hănʹō'vər, hä-nōʹ-) See Hanover2. * * * English Hanover City (pop., 2002 est.: city, 516,415; metro. area, 996,586), capital of Lower Saxony state, ...
Hannum, Alex
▪ 2003       American basketball coach (b. July 19, 1923, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. Jan. 18, 2002, San Diego, Calif.), was the first coach to win championships in both ...
/ha noy", heuh-/, n. a city in and the capital of Vietnam, in the N part, on the Songka River. 1,443,500. * * * City (pop., 1993 est: 2,154,900), capital of Vietnam. Located in ...
/ann naw toh"/, n. (Albert Auguste) Gabriel /annl berdd" oh gyuust" gann brddee el"/, 1853-1944, French statesman and historian. * * *
Hanotaux, (Albert-Auguste-) Gabriel
born Nov. 19, 1853, Beaurevoir, France died April 11, 1944, Paris French politician and historian. An archivist in the foreign ministry from 1880, he advanced rapidly and was ...
Hanotaux, Gabriel
▪ French statesman and historian born Nov. 19, 1853, Beaurevoir, Fr. died April 11, 1944, Paris  statesman, diplomat, and historian who directed a major French colonial ...
/han"oh veuhr/, n. 1. a member of the royal family that ruled Great Britain under that name from 1714 to 1901. 2. a former province in NW Germany; now a district in Lower Saxony. ...
Hanover Park
a city in NE Illinois. 28,850. * * *
Hanover, house of
British royal house of German origin. It was descended from George Louis, elector of Hanover, who succeeded to the British crown as George I in 1714. The dynasty also provided ...
/han'oh vear"ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the former ruling house of Hanover. n. 2. a supporter of the house of Hanover. [1765-75; HANOVER + -IAN] * * *
Hanriot, François
▪ French military commander born December 3, 1759, Nanterre, near Paris, France died July 28, 1794, Paris  commander in chief of the Paris national guard during the supremacy ...
Han River (hän) A river, about 1,126 km (700 mi) long, of east-central China flowing generally southeast to the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River). * * *
/hanz/; Ger. /hahns/, n. a male given name, Germanic form of John. * * * (as used in expressions) Andersen Hans Christian Hans Arp Baldung Hans Hans Baldung Grien Bethe Hans ...
Hans Adam II, prince of Liechtenstein
▪ prince of Liechtenstein German  Hans Adam, Fürst von Liechtenstein , in full  Johannes Adam Pius Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d'Aviano von und zu ...
Hans Holbein
➡ Holbein * * *
Hans Holbein the Younger
➡ Holbein * * *
/han"seuh, -zeuh/, n. 1. a company or guild of merchants in a northern European medieval town. 2. a fee paid to a merchant guild by a new member. 3. Also called Hansa town, ...
Hansa yellow
1. a pigment derived from coal tar, characterized chiefly by its brilliant yellow color. 2. See spectra yellow. [after HANSA (perh. pun on enhance)] * * *
/han"seuhrd/, n. the official verbatim published reports of the debates and proceedings in the British Parliament. [named after Luke Hansard (1752-1828) and his descendants, who ...
/hanz"ber ee/, n. Lorraine, 1930-65, U.S. playwright. * * *
Hansberry, Lorraine
born May 19, 1930, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Jan. 12, 1965, New York, N.Y. U.S. playwright. Her first play was A Raisin in the Sun (1959), a penetrating psychological study of a ...
Hans·ber·ry (hănzʹbĕr-ē), Lorraine. 1930-1965. American playwright known for her play A Raisin in the Sun (1959). * * *
Hänsch, Theodor W.
▪ German scientist born Oct. 30, 1941, Heidelberg, Ger.       German physicist, who shared one-half of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physics with John L. Hall (Hall, John ...
/hans/, n. Hansa. * * *
/han'see at"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Hanseatic League or to any of the towns belonging to it. n. 2. any of the towns belonging to the Hanseatic League. [1605-15; < ML ...
Hanseatic League
a medieval league of towns of northern Germany and adjacent countries for the promotion and protection of commerce. Also called Hansa. * * * or Hansa (from German Hanse, ...
Han·se·at·ic League (hăn'sē-ătʹĭk) A former economic and defensive confederation of free towns in northern Germany and neighboring areas. Traditionally dated to a ...
/han"seuhl/, n., v.t., hanseled, hanseling or (esp. Brit.) hanselled, hanselling. handsel. * * *
/hahn"seuhn/, n. Peter Andreas /pee"teuhrdd ahn drddee"ahs/, 1795-1874, Danish astronomer. * * *
Hansen's disease
Pathol. leprosy. [1935-40; named after G. H. Hansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician and discoverer of leprosy-causing Mycobacterium leprae] * * *
Han·sen's disease (hănʹsənz) n. See leprosy.   [After Gerhard Henrik ArmauerHansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician.] * * *
Hansen, Alvin Harvey
▪ American economist born August 23, 1887, Viborg, South Dakota, U.S. died June 6, 1975, Alexandria, Virginia       American economist noted for his strong and ...
Hansen, Emile Christian
▪ Danish botanist born May 8, 1842, Ribe, Denmark died August 27, 1909, Copenhagen       Danish botanist who revolutionized the brewing (beer) industry by his discovery ...
Hansen, H.C.
▪ prime minister of Denmark in full  Hans Christian Svane Hansen   born Nov. 8, 1906, Århus, Den. died Feb. 19, 1960, Copenhagen       politician and statesman who, ...
Hansen, Jens Andersen
▪ Danish politician and journalist born Jan. 7, 1806, Odense, Den. died June 1, 1877, Copenhagen       journalist and politician, a leading 19th-century champion of ...
Hansen, Joseph
▪ 2005       American mystery writer and gay rights activist (b. July 19, 1923, Aberdeen, S.D.—d. Nov. 24, 2004, Laguna Beach, Calif.), featured as his protagonist a ...
Hansen, Martin Alfred
▪ Danish author in full  Martin Jens Alfred Hansen   born Aug. 20, 1909, Stroby, Den. died June 27, 1955, Copenhagen       one of the most widely read Danish authors ...
Hansen, Peter Andreas
▪ German astronomer born Dec. 8, 1795, Tondern, Den. died March 28, 1874, Gotha, Ger.  astronomer whose most important work was the improvement of the theories and tables of ...
Hansen, William Webster
▪ American physicist born May 27, 1909, Fresno, California, U.S. died May 23, 1949, Palo Alto, California       American physicist who contributed to the development of ...
/hans"town'/, n. Hansa (def. 3). [1565-75; HANSE + TOWN] * * *
▪ India       town, west-central Haryana (Haryāna) state, northwestern India, on the road between Hisar city (northwest) and Delhi (southeast). Hansi is an ancient ...
Hanslick, Eduard
▪ Austrian music critic born Sept. 11, 1825, Prague died Aug. 6, 1904, Baden, near Vienna       celebrated music critic and a prolific author of works on music and ...
/han"seuhm/, n. 1. a low-hung, two-wheeled, covered vehicle drawn by one horse, for two passengers, with the driver being mounted on an elevated seat behind and the reins running ...
hansom (cab)
hansom (cab) or hansom [han′səm] n. 〚after J. A. Hansom (1803-82), Eng architect & inventor, who designed it〛 a 19th-cent. two-wheeled covered carriage for two passengers, ...
hansom cab
▪ carriage  low, two-wheeled, closed carriage patented in 1834, whose distinctive feature was the elevated driver's seat in the rear. It was entered from the front through a ...
/han"seuhn/, n. 1. Duane, born 1925, U.S. artist and sculptor. 2. Howard (Harold), 1896-1981, U.S. composer. * * *
Hanson of Edgerton, James Edward Hanson, Baron
▪ 2005       British business magnate (b. Jan. 20, 1922, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. Nov. 1, 2004, Newbury, Berkshire, Eng.), cofounded, with his partner Gordon ...
Hanson, Duane
▪ American sculptor in full  Duane Elwood Hanson  born Jan. 17, 1925, Alexandria, Minn., U.S. died Jan. 6, 1996, Boca Raton, Fla.       American figurative sculptor ...
Hanson, Duane Elwood
▪ 1997       U.S. sculptor whose life-size, very lifelike figures made of cast fibreglass and polyester resin and dressed in real clothes often fooled the public into ...
Hanson, Howard
▪ American composer born Oct. 28, 1896, Wahoo, Neb., U.S. died Feb. 26, 1981, Rochester, N.Y.       composer, conductor, and teacher who promoted contemporary American ...
Hanson, Howard (Harold)
born Oct. 28, 1896, Wahoo, Neb., U.S. died Feb. 26, 1981, New York, N.Y. U.S. composer, conductor, and educator. He was awarded the Rome Prize in 1921 and studied in Italy with ...
Hanson, John
▪ United States statesman born April 13, 1721, Charles County, Md. died Nov. 22, 1783, Oxon Hill, Md., U.S.  American Revolutionary leader and president under the U.S. ...
Hanson, Pauline Lee
▪ 1998       In April 1997 a new political party, One Nation, was formed in Australia by controversial independent MP Pauline Hanson, who in her short political career ...
Hansson, Ola
▪ Swedish author born Nov. 12, 1860, Hönsinge, Swed. died Sept. 26, 1925, Büyükdere, Tur.       poet, prose writer, and critic, belatedly recognized as one of the ...
Hansson, Per Albin
▪ prime minister of Sweden born Oct. 28, 1885, near Malmö, Swed. died Oct. 5, 1946, Stockholm  Social Democratic (Swedish Social Democratic Party) statesman who, as ...
Hansteen, Christopher
▪ Norwegian astronomer born Sept. 26, 1784, Christiania [now Oslo], Nor. died April 15, 1873, Christiania       Norwegian astronomer and physicist noted for his ...
/hant/, v.t., v.i., n. South Midland and Southern U.S. haunt. Also, ha'nt. * * *
Han·tan (hänʹdänʹ) See Handan. * * *
/hahn"teuh vuy'reuhs, han"-/, n., pl. hantaviruses. any of several viruses of the family Bunyaviridae, spread chiefly by wild rodents, that cause acute respiratory illness, ...
/hants/, n. Hampshire (def. 1). * * *
Hantzsch, Arthur Rudolf
▪ German chemist born March 7, 1857, Dresden, Saxony [Germany] died March 14, 1935, Dresden       German chemist who won fame at the age of 25 for devising the ...
/hah"neuh keuh/; Ashk. Heb. /khah"neuh keuh/; Seph. Heb. /khah nooh kah"/, n. a Jewish festival lasting eight days, celebrated from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the 2nd ...
/hun"oo mahn', hah"noo-; hun'oo mahn", hah'noo-/, n., pl. hanumans for 1. 1. Also called entellus. a langur, Presbytis (Semnopithecus) entellus, held sacred in India. 2. (cap.) ...
▪ India also called  Sadulgarh        city, northern Rajasthan (Rājasthān) state, northwestern India, on the right bank of the Ghaggar River. Previously called ...
/hahn"yahng"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Han-yang        large ...
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Han-chung        city, southwestern Shaanxi (Shensi) sheng (province), central China. It is situated in a long, narrow, and fertile ...
/how/, n. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Vietnam, the tenth part of a dong. [1945-50; < Vietnamese hào] * * * (as used in expressions) Hu ho hao t'e Cheng Hao and Cheng ...
/how"lee, -lay/, n. 1. (among Polynesian Hawaiians) a non-Polynesian, esp. a Caucasian. 2. (formerly) a foreigner. [1835-45; < Hawaiian: white person, (earlier) foreigner, ...
/how"meuh/, n. 1. a leafless vine, Sarcostemma acidum, of eastern India, yielding a sour, milky juice. 2. Also, homa. Zoroastrianism. a. a sacramental drink prepared with the ...
Hao·ra (houʹrə, -rä) See Howrah. * * * ▪ India also called  Habara  or  Howrah        city, east-central West Bengal state, northeastern India. Haora lies ...
/how"ree/; Japn. /hah aw"rddee/, n., pl. haoris, Japn. haori. a loose, knee-length, Japanese garment resembling a coat. [ < Japn, earlier faori or fawori, of uncert. etym.] * * *
hap1 /hap/, n., v., happed, happing. n. 1. one's luck or lot. 2. an occurrence, happening, or accident. v.i. 3. to happen: if it so hap. [1150-1200; ME < ON happ luck, chance; ...
/hahp, khahp/, n. Apis (def. 1). * * *
/hah"puy/, Hawaii. v.t. 1. to carry; lift. adj. 2. pregnant. [ < Hawaiian hapai] * * *
hapax legomenon
/hap"aks li gom"euh non', hay"paks/, pl. hapax legomena /hap"aks li gom"euh neuh, hay"paks/. a word or phrase that appears only once in a manuscript, document, or particular area ...
ha·pax le·go·me·non (hāʹpăks' lĭ-gŏmʹə-nŏn') n. pl. ha·pax le·go·me·na (-nə) A word or form that occurs only once in the recorded corpus of a given ...
Hapgood, Isabel Florence
▪ American translator born Nov. 21, 1850, Boston, Mass., U.S. died June 26, 1928, New York, N.Y.       American translator and writer, noted for making many classic ...
—haphazardness, n. adj., adv. /hap haz"euhrd/; n. /hap"haz'euhrd/, adj. 1. characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or ...
/hap haz"euhrd lee/, adv. in a haphazard manner; at random. [1885-90; HAPHAZARD + -LY] * * *
See haphazardly. * * *
/hap haz"euhr dree/, n. 1. haphazard character, state, or order; fortuity. 2. haphazard items, thoughts, etc. [1930-35; HAPHAZARD + -RY] * * *
/haf"seuh beuh/, n. Douay Bible. Hephzibah (def. 1). * * *
haphtara [häf΄tä rä′, häf΄tôr′ə] n. pl. haphtaroth [häf΄tə rōt′, häf΄tôr′ōt΄] or haphtaras [häf΄tôr′əz] 〚TalmudHeb haftara, dismissal, release < ...
Seph. Heb. /hahf tah rddah"/; Ashk. Heb. /hahf taw"rddeuh, -toh"-/, n., pl. Haphtaroth, Haphtarot, Haphtaros Seph. Heb. /-tah rddawt"/; Ashk. Heb. /-taw"rddohs, -rddoht, -toh"-/, ...
/hah"pee, khah"pee/, n. Apis (def. 1). * * * ▪ Egyptian god of the inundation       in ancient Egyptian religion, personification of the annual inundation of the Nile ...
▪ martial art       (Korean: “art of coordinated power”), a Korean form of unarmed self-defense based on the circular foot sweeps and kicks of traditional Korean tae ...
—haplessly, adv. —haplessness, n. /hap"lis/, adj. unlucky; luckless; unfortunate. [1560-70; HAP1 + -LESS] Syn. miserable, woebegone, wretched, forlorn; pathetic, pitiable. * ...
See hapless. * * *
See haplessly. * * *
hap·lite (hăpʹlīt') n. Variant of aplite. * * *
a combining form meaning "single," "simple," used in the formation of compound words: haplology. Also, esp. before a vowel, hapl-. [ < Gk, comb. form of haplóos single, simple; ...
/hap log"reuh fee/, n. the accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, as in Missippi for Mississippi. Cf. dittography. [1885-90; HAPLO- + ...
/hap"loyd/, adj. Also, haploidic. 1. single; simple. 2. Biol. pertaining to a single set of chromosomes. n. 3. Biol. an organism or cell having only one complete set of ...
hap·loi·dy (hăpʹloi'dē) n. The state or condition of being haploid. * * *
—haplologic /hap'leuh loj"ik/, adj. /hap lol"euh jee/, n. Ling. the omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds in a word, as in substituting morphonemic for ...
/hap"lont/, n. Biol. the haploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase. [1915-20; HAPL- + -ont < Gk ont-, s. of ón being, prp. of eînai to be (cf. ...
/hap"leuh fayz'/, n. Biol. the haploid portion of an organism's life cycle. [1920-25; HAPLO- + PHASE] * * *
/hap loh"pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. normal vision (opposed to diplopia). [HAPL- + -OPIA] * * *
/hap loh"sis/, n. Biol. the production of haploid chromosome groups during meiosis. [HAPL- + -OSIS] * * *
▪ protozoan       any protozoan of the sporozoan subclass Haplosporea. They are internal parasites of invertebrates and lower vertebrates. Representative genera are ...
/hap"lee/, adv. Archaic. perhaps; by chance. [1325-75; ME hapliche. See HAP1, -LY] * * *
/hap"euhn/, v.i. 1. to take place; come to pass; occur: Something interesting is always happening in New York. 2. to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or ...
/hap"euhn soh'/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. chance; happenstance; accident: Meeting you today was pure happen-so. [1900-05] * * *
/hap"euhn chans', -chahns'/, n. happenstance. [1875-80; HAPPEN + CHANCE] * * *
/hap"euh ning/, n. 1. something that happens; occurrence; event. 2. an unconventional dramatic or artistically orchestrated performance, often a series of discontinuous events ...
/hap"euhn stans'/, n. a chance happening or event. [1895-1900; HAPPEN + (CIRCUM)STANCE] * * *
happi coat
/hap"ee/, (sometimes caps.) a Japanese lounging jacket with wide, loose sleeves and often an overlapping front closure usually tied with a sash. [1875-80; < Japn, earlier fappi, ...
hap·pi coat (hăpʹē) n. A Japanese jacket made of cotton or similar material and having an open front, often fastened with ties.   [Japanese happi: han, half (from Middle ...
/hap"euh lee/, adv. 1. in a happy manner; with pleasure. 2. by good fortune; luckily; providentially. 3. felicitously; aptly; appropriately: a happily turned phrase. [1300-50; ...
/hap"ee nis/, n. 1. the quality or state of being happy. 2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. [1520-30; HAPPY + -NESS] Syn. 1, 2. pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss, ...
/hap"ee/, adj., happier, happiest. 1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, ...
Happy Birthday to You
a simple song which is traditionally sung for somebody on their birthday, especially before they blow out the candles on their birthday cake. If the person’s name is Peter, the ...
happy camper
Slang. a person who is cheerful and satisfied: There were no happy campers after the company was reorganized. * * *
Happy Days
▪ American television series       American television situation comedy that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network for 11 seasons (1974–84). The ...
happy dust
Slang. cocaine. [1920-25] * * *
Happy Families
(in Britain) a children’s card game played with a special pack of cards with pictures of members of various families on them. There are four members in each family: a man, his ...
happy hour
a cocktail hour or longer period at a bar, during which drinks are served at reduced prices or with free snacks: happy hour from 5 to 7 P.M. [1960-65] * * *
happy hunting ground
1. the North American Indian heaven, conceived of as a paradise of hunting and feasting for warriors and hunters. 2. a place where one finds in abundance that which one needs or ...
happy talk
☆ happy talk n. TV Radio a style of news presentation characterized by cheerful commentary and informal conversation among anchors during newscasts * * *
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
a twin town in SE Labrador in Newfoundland, E Canada, consisting of an air base, Goose Bay, and its adjacent residential town of Happy Valley: used as a fuel stop by some ...
Happy Valley–Goose Bay
▪ Newfoundland, Canada       town, south-central Labrador, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on the western end of Lake Melville and near the mouth of ...
happy warrior
1. a person who is undiscouraged by difficulties or opposition. 2. (cap.) a nickname of Alfred E. Smith. [1800-10] * * *
/hap"ee goh luk"ee/, adj. trusting cheerfully to luck; happily unworried or unconcerned. [1665-75] Syn. carefree, heedless, blithe, lighthearted, insouciant. * * *
happy hour n. A period of time, usually in late afternoon and early evening, during which a bar or lounge features drinks at reduced prices. * * *
happyhunting ground
happy hunting ground n. 1. An afterlife conceived as a paradise in which hunting is plentiful and game unlimited. 2. A place or situation of abundant opportunity: a film festival ...
/haps"berrg/; Ger. /hahps"boorddk'/, n. a German princely family, prominent since the 13th century, that has furnished sovereigns to the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Spain, ...
/hap"ten/, n. Immunol. a substance having a single antigenic determinant that can react with a previously existing antibody but cannot stimulate more antibody production unless ...
See hapten. * * *
/hap"teuh ron'/, n., pl. haptera /-teuhr euh/. Biol. a structure by which a fungus, aquatic plant, or algae colony attaches to an object; a holdfast. [1890-95; appar. a pseudo-Gk ...
haptic [hap′tik] adj. 〚< Gr haptein, to touch + -IC〛 of or having to do with the sense of touch; tactile * * * hap·tic (hăpʹtĭk) adj. Of or relating to the sense of ...
—haptic, haptical, adj. /hap"tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of psychology that investigates cutaneous sense data. [1890-95; haptic < Gk haptikós able to grasp or ...
haptoglobin [hap′tə glō΄bin] n. a blood protein that binds with free hemoglobin in the bloodstream or at a wound when red blood cells decompose or are destroyed abnormally ...
/hap tom"i teuhr/, n. a mechanical device for measuring the sense of touch. [ < Gk hápt(ein) to sense, touch, grasp + -O- + -METER] * * *
/hah pooh"ooh/, n. a Hawaiian tree fern, Cibotium splendens, the cut trunks of which are used in horticulture as pots and planters. [ < Hawaiian hapu'u] * * *
Haq, Abdul
▪ 2002 Humayoun Arsala        Afghan resistance leader (b. 1957/58, Nangarhar province, Afg.—d. Oct. 26, 2001, Kabul, Afg.), was an audacious guerrilla commander in ...
▪ Ṣūfism       (Arabic: “reality,” “truth”), in Sufi (Muslim mystic) terminology, the knowledge the Sufi acquires when the secrets of the divine essence are ...
Har Dayal, Lala
▪ Indian revolutionary Har Dayal also spelled  Hardayal  or  Hardyal  born Oct. 14, 1884, Delhi, India died March 4, 1939, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.       Indian ...
Har Rai
▪ Sikh Guru born 1630, Punjab, India died 1661, Punjab       seventh Sikh (Sikhism) Guru, whose administration marked a period of decline in the fortunes of the Sikh ...
(as used in expressions) hara kiri Hara Kei Hara Takashi * * *
Hara Kei
or Hara Takashi born March 15, 1856, Morioka, Japan died Nov. 4, 1921, Tokyo Prime minister of Japan (1918–21) and cofounder of one of Japan's first political parties, the ...
Hara Takashi
▪ prime minister of Japan also called  Hara Kei   born March 15, 1856, Morioka, Japan died Nov. 4, 1921, Tokyo  politician who was prime minister of Japan from 1918 to 1921 ...
/hahr"euh kear"ee, har"euh-, har"ee-/, n. 1. Also called seppuku. ceremonial suicide by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife: formerly practiced in Japan by members of ...
Harada, Masahiko
▪ 1999       On Feb. 17, 1998, 15,000 jubilant spectators jammed Central Square in Nagano, Japan, to witness the medal ceremony in which the members of Japan's Olympic ...
/har"euh han'/, n. a town in SE Louisiana. 11,384. * * *
Purification ceremonies in the Shinto religion, used to cleanse an individual before he may approach a deity. Salt, water, and fire are the chief agents of purification, and the ...
Harald [har′əld; ] Norw [ hä′rəld] 1937- ; king of Norway (1991- ) * * * (as used in expressions) Harald III Sigurdsson Harald the Ruthless Harald Hardraade * * *
Harald I
▪ king of Denmark byname  Harald Bluetooth , Danish  Harald Blåtand  born c. 910 died c. 987, “Jumne,” Den.       king of Denmark from c. 958? to c. 985, ...
Harald II Eiriksson
▪ king of Norway byname  Harald Graycloak,  Norwegian  Harald Gråfell,  Old Norse  Harald Gráfeldr   born c. 935 died c. 970       Norwegian king who, along ...
Harald III Sigurdsson
known as Harald Hardraade or Harald the Ruthless born 1015, Norway died Sept. 25, 1066, Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire, Eng. King of Norway (1045–66). The son of a Norwegian ...
Harald IV
▪ king of Norway byname  Harald Gille, or Gilchrist   born c. 1103, , Ireland died 1136, Norway       king of Norway (1130–36), a ruthless sovereign whose feud with ...
Harald V
/har"euhld/; Norw. /hahrdd"ahl/ born 1937, king of Norway since 1991. * * * ▪ king of Norway born Feb. 21, 1937, Skaugum, Nor.       king of Norway from 1991, ...
/hair"euhm, har"-/, n. harem. * * *
Ha·ran or Har·ran (hä-ränʹ) An ancient city of Mesopotamia in present-day southeast Turkey. It was an important trading post and a religious center devoted to the Assyrian ...
Harangozó, Gyula
▪ Hungarian dancer Hungarian form  Harangozó Gyula  born April 19, 1908, Budapest, Hung. died Oct. 30, 1974, Budapest       one of the founders of the Hungarian ...
/heuh rang"/, n., v., harangued, haranguing. n. 1. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe. 2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before ...
See harangue. * * *
/heuh rap"euh/, n. 1. a village in Pakistan: site of successive cities of the Indus valley civilization. 2. a Bronze Age culture that flourished in the Indus valley. * * * ▪ ...
/heuh rap"euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to Harappa, esp. the Bronze Age culture of the Indus valley civilization. [HARAPP(A) + -AN] * * *
/hahr"euhr/, n. a city in E Ethiopia. 58,000. Also, Harrar. * * *
/heuh rahr"ay/, n. a city in and the capital of Zimbabwe, in the NE part. 675,000. Formerly, Salisbury. * * * I formerly Salisbury City (pop., 1999 est.: 1,686,000), capital of ...
—harassable, adj. —harasser, n. —harassingly, adv. —harassment, n. /heuh ras", har"euhs/, v.t. 1. to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother ...
See harass. * * *
See harasser. * * * ➡ political correctness * * *
Haraszthy de Mokcsa, Agoston
▪ American viticulturist born c. 1812, Futtak, Hungary, Austrian Empire died July 6, 1869, Hacienda San Antonio, near Corinto, Nicaragua       Hungarian-born pioneer ...
▪ people also spelled  Harratin         inhabitants of oases in the Sahara, especially in southern Morocco and Mauritania, who constitute a socially and ethnically ...
▪ Liberia  town, west-central Liberia, West Africa. It lies along the Farmington River, 15 miles (24 km) upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. Since 1926 it has been the centre ...
/hahr"bin"/, n. Pinyin. a city in and the capital of Heilongjiang province, in NE China. 2,000,000. Formerly, Pinkiang. * * * Chinese Ha'erbin or Ha-erh-pin City (pop., 1999 ...
/hahr"bin jeuhr/, n. 1. a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald. 2. anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of ...
/hahr"bin jeuhr euhv spring"/, n., pl. harbingers-of-spring. a North American umbelliferous herb, Erigenia bulbosa, having white flowers that bloom early in the ...
—harborer, n. —harborless, adj. —harborous, adj. /hahr"beuhr/, n. 1. a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect ...
harbor master
an official who supervises operations in a harbor area and administers its rules. [1760-70] * * *
harbor seal
a small, spotted seal, Phoca vitulina, of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe and the Pacific coast of northern North America. [1760-70] * * *
/hahr"beuhr ij/, n. 1. shelter for vessels, as that provided by a harbor. 2. any shelter or lodging. 3. a place of shelter. [1560-70; HARBOR + -AGE] * * *
Harbord, James G.
▪ United States military officer in full  James Guthrie Harbord  born March 21, 1866, Bloomington, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 20, 1947, Rye, N.Y.       army officer who ...
See harbor. * * *
har·bor·mas·ter (härʹbər-măs'tər) n. An officer who oversees and enforces the regulations of a harbor. * * *
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative county of Leicestershire, England. The district lies mostly within the historic county of ...
harbor seal n. A hair seal (Phoca vitulina) of coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere, having a spotted coat. * * *
/hahr"beuhr suyd'/, adj. 1. bordering a harbor. adv. 2. in, to, or near the area bordering a harbor. [1945-50; HARBOR + SIDE1] * * *
/hahr"beuhr/, n., v.t., v.i. Chiefly Brit. harbor. Usage. See -or1. * * * (as used in expressions) harbour seal Macquarie Harbour Waitemata Harbour * * *
Harbour Grace
▪ Newfoundland, Canada       town, southeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It lies on the northeast coast of Avalon Peninsula, 32 miles (51 km) ...
harbour seal
Nonmigratory, earless seal (Phoca vitulina) found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Harbour seals are whitish or grayish at birth, generally gray with black spots as adults. ...
harbours and sea works
Introduction harbour also spelled  harbor        any part of a body of water and the manmade structures surrounding it that sufficiently shelters a vessel from wind, ...
Harburg, E(dgar) Y(ipsel)
orig. Isidore Hochberg born April 8, 1896/98, New York, N.Y., U.S. died March 5, 1981, Hollywood, Calif. U.S. lyricist, producer, and director. "Yip" Harburg attended The City ...
Harcourt, Henri de Lorraine, Count de
▪ French general born March 20, 1601 died July 25, 1666       French general who distinguished himself against the Spanish and in the civil wars of the Fronde (Fronde, ...
Harcourt, Sir William
▪ British lawyer in full  Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt   born Oct. 14, 1827, York, Yorkshire, Eng. died Oct. 1, 1904, Nuneham Courtnay, ...
/hahrd/, adj., harder, hardest, adv., harder, hardest, n. adj. 1. not soft; solid and firm to the touch; unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable. 2. firmly ...
hard bop
an aggressive, driving, hot style of modern jazz developed by East Coast musicians in the late 1950s as a rejection of the more relaxed, cool style of West Coast jazz. Cf. bop1, ...
hard candy
candy, often fruit flavored, made by boiling together sugar and corn syrup. [1920-25] * * *
hard case
a rough, hard-bitten person. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
hard cash
actual money as distinguished from checks or credit. * * *
hard cheese
Slang. an unpleasant, difficult, or adverse situation: It's hard cheese for the unskilled worker these days. [1875-80] * * *
hard cider.
See under cider. [1780-90, Amer.] * * *
hard clam
a quahog. [1790-1800] * * *
hard coal
anthracite. [1780-90] * * *
hard copy
—hard-copy, adj. 1. copy, as computer output printed on paper, that can be read without using a special device (opposed to soft copy). 2. copy that is finished and ready for ...
hard core
1. the permanent, dedicated, and completely faithful nucleus of a group or movement, as of a political party. 2. an unyielding or intransigent element in a social or ...
hard court
a tennis court having a concrete or asphalt surface. Cf. clay court, grass court. * * *
hard currency
money that is backed by gold reserves and is readily convertible into foreign currencies. * * *
hard dinkum
Australian Informal. hard work; a difficult task. * * *
hard disk
Computers. See magnetic disk (def. 1). [1980-85] * * * Magnetic storage medium for a microcomputer. Hard disks are flat, circular plates made of aluminum or glass and coated ...
hard drive
a disk drive containing a hard disk. [1980-85] * * *
hard drug
Pharm. an addicting drug capable of producing severe physical or psychological dependence, as heroin. [1965-70, Amer.] * * *
hard drugs
➡ drugs * * *
hard frosts
➡ weather * * *
hard goods.
See durable goods. Also, hardgoods. [1930-35] * * *
hard ground
an etching ground applied to the surface of a plate held over a small flame and spread by a dabber or brayer. Cf. soft ground (def. 1). * * *
hard hat
1. a protective helmet of metal or plastic, esp. as worn by construction or factory workers. 2. a uniformed soldier of a regular army, as opposed to a guerrilla. [1925-30] * * *
hard head
Metall. semirefined tin containing iron. Also, hardhead. [1510-20] * * *
hard knocks
Informal. adversity or hardships. * * *
hard labor
compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment, generally not exceeding ordinary labor in severity or amount. [1850-55] * * *
hard landing
☆ hard landing n. a landing, as of a rocket on the moon, made at relatively high speed, with an impact that may destroy all or much of the equipment hard-land vi., vt. * * *
hard lens
a contact lens of rigid plastic or silicon, exerting light pressure on the cornea of the eye, used for correcting various vision problems including astigmatism. Cf. soft lens. * ...
hard light
Cinematog. directed light, esp. light whose beams are relatively parallel, producing distinct shadows and a harsher modeling effect on the subject. * * *
hard line
an uncompromising or unyielding stand, esp. in politics. [1965-70] * * *
hard lines
Chiefly Brit. Slang. tough luck; bad breaks. [1815-25] * * *
hard maple
Inland North. the sugar maple, Acer saccharum. [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
hard mass
1. Jewelry. a hard glass used for imitating gemstones. 2. (not in technical use) a. any glass for imitating gemstones, esp. emerald. b. any of certain synthetic gemstones. Also, ...
hard news
—hard-news, adj. Journalism. serious news of widespread import, concerning politics, foreign affairs, or the like, as distinguished from routine news items, feature stories, or ...
hard palate
hard palate n. the bony part of the roof of the mouth, behind the upper teethridge * * *
hard palate.
See under palate (def. 1). [1855-60] * * *
hard paste
true porcelain, made with kaolin, feldspar, quartz, or petuntse. French, pâte dure. Cf. soft paste. [1840-50] * * *
hard peach
Southern U.S. a clingstone peach. * * *
hard porn
Informal. hard-core pornography. [1970-75] * * *
hard rock
—hard rocker. the original form of rock-'n'-roll, basically dependent on a consistently loud and strong beat. Cf. soft rock. [1965-70] * * *
Hard Rock Café
any of a group of fast food restaurants, started in 1971, with branches all over the world. The restaurants display objects from the history of pop music (e.g. guitars or ...
hard rubber
rubber vulcanized with a large amount of sulfur, usually 25-35 percent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible. [1855-60] * * *
hard sauce
a mixture of butter and confectioners' sugar, often with flavoring and cream. [1895-1900] * * *
hard science
any of the natural or physical sciences, as chemistry, biology, physics, or astronomy, in which aspects of the universe are investigated by means of hypotheses and experiments. ...
hard sell
a method of advertising or selling that is direct, forceful, and insistent; high-pressure salesmanship (opposed to soft sell). [1950-55, Amer.] * * *
hard sign
1. the Cyrillic letter as used in Russian to indicate that the preceding consonant is not palatalized: not in official use since 1918. 2. the same symbol used for the back vowel ...
hard solder
a solder fusing at temperatures above 1200°F (650°C). Also called brazing alloy. Cf. soft solder. [1840-50] * * *
hard stuff
Slang. 1. strongly addictive drugs. 2. liquor with a high alcoholic content; hard liquor. [1950-55] * * *

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