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harry
/har"ee/, v., harried, harrying. v.t. 1. to harass, annoy, or prove a nuisance to by or as if by repeated attacks; worry: He was harried by constant doubts. 2. to ravage, as in ...
Harry
/har"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Harold or Henry. * * * (as used in expressions) Belafonte Harry Bertoia Harry Blackmun Harry Bridges Harry Callahan Harry Morey Coase ...
Harry Belafonte
➡ Belafonte * * *
Harry Connick Jr
➡ Connick * * *
Harry Enfield
➡ Enfield * * *
Harry Flashman
➡ Flashman * * *
Harry Houdini
➡ Houdini * * *
Harry Lauder
➡ Lauder (II) * * *
Harry of Wales, Prince
▪ British prince in full  Prince Henry Charles Albert David  born Sept. 15, 1984, London, Eng.    younger son of Charles, prince of Wales, and Diana, princess of ...
Harry Potter
➡ Potter. * * *
Harry S Truman
➡ Truman * * *
Harry S. Truman: Announcement of the Dropping of an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
▪ Primary Source       The leaders of the Allied powers met at Potsdam, Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945, to consider the fate of defeated Germany and to plan ...
Harry S. Truman: Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Thursday, January 20, 1949       Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, and fellow citizens, I accept with humility the honor which the ...
Harry S. Truman: The Truman Doctrine
▪ Primary Source              Throughout 1946 Communist forces, supported by the Soviet satellite states of Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Albania, carried on a ...
Harry Secombe
➡ Secombe * * *
Harry The Minstrel
▪ Scottish writer also called  Henry The Minstrel , or  Blind Harry   flourished 1470–92       author of the Scottish historical romance The Acts and Deeds of the ...
Harry Warner
➡ Warner Brothers * * *
Harsanyi, John C.
▪ American economist in full  John Charles Harsanyi  born May 29, 1920, Budapest, Hung. died Aug. 9, 2000, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       Hungarian-American economist ...
Harsanyi, John Charles
▪ 2001       Hungarian-born American economist and philosopher (b. May 29, 1920, Budapest, Hung.—d. Aug. 9, 2000, Berkeley, Calif.), shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial ...
Harsch, Joseph Close
▪ 1999       American newspaper and broadcast journalist who, during his 60-year career with The Christian Science Monitor, was noted for his presence at many of the ...
Harsdörfer, Georg Philipp
▪ German poet Harsdörfer also spelled  Harsdörffer  born Nov. 1, 1607, Nürnberg [Germany] died Sept. 17?, 1658, Nürnberg       German poet and theorist of the ...
harsh
—harshly, adv. —harshness, n. /hahrsh/, adj. 1. ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners. 2. grim or unpleasantly severe; stern; cruel; ...
Harshaw, Margaret
▪ 1998       American opera singer celebrated especially for her Wagnerian performances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for 22 seasons beginning in November ...
harshen
/hahr"sheuhn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become harsh: Avarice had harshened his features. [1815-25; HARSH + -EN1] * * *
harshly
See harsh. * * *
harshness
See harshly. * * *
harslet
/hahrs"lit/, n. Chiefly Southern U.S. haslet. * * *
Harstad
/hahrdd"stah/, n. a seaport in W Norway: herring fishing. 21,150. * * *
hart
/hahrt/, n., pl. harts, (esp. collectively) hart. a male deer, commonly of the red deer, Cervus elaphus, esp. after its fifth year. [bef. 900; ME hert, OE heorot; c. D hert, G ...
Hart
/hahrt/, n. 1. Albert Bushnell /boosh"nl/, 1854-1943, U.S. editor, historian, and educator. 2. Gary (Warren), born 1936, U.S. politician: senator 1975-87. 3. Lorenz /lawr"euhnts, ...
Hart brothers
▪ German critics and writers       brothers who, as critics and writers, were key figures of the Berlin group that introduced naturalism into German ...
hart's-tongue
/hahrts"tung'/, n. a fern, Phyllitis scolopendrium, having long, leathery, wavy-edged leaves. Also, harts-tongue. [1275-1325; ME hertis tonge. See HART, 'S1, TONGUE] * * *
Hart, Charles
▪ British actor died August 1683, Stanmore, Middlesex, Eng.       English actor, probably the son of the actor William Hart, nephew of William ...
Hart, Johnny
▪ 2008 John Lewis Hart        American cartoonist born Feb. 18, 1931 , Endicott, N.Y. died April 7, 2007, Nineveh, N.Y. created a formidable following of more than 100 ...
Hart, Leon
▪ 2003       American football player (b. Nov. 2, 1928, Turtle Creek, Pa.—d. Sept. 24, 2002, South Bend, Ind.), in 1949 became the second of the only two linemen to ...
Hart, Lorenz
▪ American lyricist and librettist byname  Larry Hart   born May 2, 1895, New York City died Nov. 22, 1943, New York City  U.S. song lyricist whose commercial popular songs ...
Hart, Lorenz (Milton)
born May 2, 1895, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 22, 1943, New York City U.S. lyricist. A descendant of Heinrich Heine, Hart initially worked as a translator of German. In 1918 ...
Hart, Marvin
▪ American boxer born September 16, 1876, Jefferson county, Kentucky, U.S. died September 17, 1931, Fern Creek, near Louisville, Kentucky       American boxer who was ...
Hart, Moss
born Oct. 24, 1904, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 20, 1961, Palm Springs, Calif. U.S. playwright and director. He wrote his first play at age 18 and achieved recognition when ...
Hart, Nancy
▪ American Revolution heroine née  Ann Morgan  born c. 1735, Pennsylvania or North Carolina [U.S.] died 1830, Kentucky       American Revolutionary heroine around ...
Hart, Pro
▪ 2007 Kevin Charles Hart        Australian artist (b. May 30, 1928, Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia—d. March 28, 2006, Broken Hill), crafted richly coloured oil and ...
Hart, Sir Robert 1st Baronet
▪ British statesman born February 20, 1835, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland died September 20, 1911, Fingest Grove, Buckinghamshire, ...
Hart, William S.
born Dec. 6, 1870, Newburgh, N.Y., U.S. died June 23, 1946, Newhall, Calif. U.S. stage and film actor. He made his stage debut in 1889 and portrayed a series of western heroes ...
Hart,Lorenz Milton
Hart (härt), Lorenz Milton. 1895-1943. American lyricist whose song credits include “Isn't It Romantic” (1932) and “My Funny Valentine” (1937). * * *
Hart,Moss
Hart, Moss. 1904-1961. American playwright, librettist, and director. He wrote a number of Broadway comedies with George S. Kaufman, including The Man Who Came to Dinner ...
Hartack
/hahr"tak/, n. William John, Jr. ("Bill"), born 1932, U.S. jockey. * * *
Hartack, Bill
in full William John Hartack born Dec. 9, 1932, Ebensburg, Pa., U.S. U.S. jockey. He became the second jockey (after Eddie Arcaro) ever to win five Kentucky Derbies (1957, ...
hartal
/hahr tahl"/, n. (in India) a closing of shops and stopping of work, esp. as a form of passive resistance. [1915-20; < Hindi hartal, var. of HATTAL, equiv. to hat shop (Skt ...
Harte
/hahrt/, n. (Francis) Bret /bret/, 1839-1902, U.S. author, esp. of short stories. * * *
Harte, (Francis)Bret
Harte (härt), (Francis) Bret. 1836-1902. American writer noted for his stories about California mining towns. The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (1870) is his ...
Harte, Bret
orig. Francis Brett Harte born Aug. 25, 1836, Albany, N.Y., U.S. died May 5, 1902, London, Eng. U.S. writer. He briefly experienced camp life in California mining country ...
hartebeest
/hahr"teuh beest', hahrt"beest'/, n., pl. hartebeests, (esp. collectively) hartebeest. 1. any large African antelope of the genus Alcelaphus, having ringed horns that curve ...
Hartford
/hahrt"feuhrd/, n. 1. (George) Huntington, 2nd, born 1911, U.S. businessman and patron of the arts. 2. a port in and the capital of Connecticut, in the central part, on the ...
Hartford Convention
(Dec. 5, 1814–Jan. 5, 1815) Secret meeting of Federalist Party delegates from New England states who opposed the War of 1812. It adopted a strong states'-rights position in ...
Hartford fern
a climbing or sprawling fern, Lygodium palmatum, of the eastern U.S., having deeply lobed ivylike leaves. Also called climbing fern. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
Hartford wit
▪ American literary group also called  Connecticut Wit,         any of a group of Federalist poets centred around Hartford, Conn., who collaborated to produce a ...
Hartford, John
▪ 2002       American musician and singer-songwriter (b. Dec. 30, 1937, New York, N.Y.—d. June 4, 2001, Madison, Tenn.), was a virtuoso banjoist, fiddler, and ...
Hartford, University of
▪ university, Connecticut, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in West Hartford, Conn., U.S. It consists of the Barney School of ...
Harthacnut
/hahr'dheuh keuh nooht", -nyooht"/, n. Hardecanute. * * *
Hartigan, Grace
▪ 2009       American painter born March 28, 1922, Newark, N.J. died Nov. 15, 2008, Baltimore, Md. created vibrant American-culture-inspired canvases, considered by ...
Hartleben, Otto Erich
▪ German writer born June 3, 1864, Clausthal, Hanover died Feb. 11, 1905, Salò, Italy  German poet, dramatist, and short-story writer known for his Naturalistic dramas that ...
Hartlepool
Har·tle·pool (härtʹlē-po͞ol', härʹtl-) A borough of northeast England on the North Sea south-southeast of Newcastle. It is a seaport with iron and steel industries. ...
Hartley
/hahrt"lee/, n. 1. David, 1705-57, English physician and philosopher. 2. Marsden /mahrz"deuhn/, 1877-1943, U.S. painter. * * * (as used in expressions) Hartley Marsden Vivian ...
Hartley, David
▪ British physician and philosopher born Aug. 8, 1705, Armley, Yorkshire, Eng. died Aug. 28, 1757, Bath, Somerset  English physician and philosopher credited with the first ...
Hartley, David, the Younger
▪ English politician and inventor born 1731, Bath, Somerset, England died December 19, 1813, Bath       radical English pamphleteer, member of the House of Commons ...
Hartley, L P
▪ British writer and critic born Dec. 30, 1895, Fletton Tower, near Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Eng. died Dec. 13, 1972, London       English novelist, short-story ...
Hartley, Marsden
born Jan. 4, 1877, Lewiston, Maine, U.S. died Sept. 2, 1943, Ellsworth, Maine U.S. painter. After attending the Cleveland School of Art, he settled in New York City but also ...
Hartlib, Samuel
▪ English educator born c. 1600 , Elbing, Prussia died March 12, 1662, London       English educational and agricultural reformer and a tireless advocate of universal ...
Hartline
/hahrt"luyn/, n. Haldan Keffer /hawl"deuhn kef"euhr/, 1903-83, U.S. physiologist: Nobel prize for medicine 1967. * * *
Hartline, Haldan Keffer
born Dec. 22, 1903, Bloomsburg, Pa., U.S. died March 17, 1983, Fallston, Md. U.S. physiologist. He received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Experimenting on horseshoe ...
Hartling, Poul
▪ 2001       Danish politician and diplomat (b. Aug. 14, 1914, Copenhagen, Den.—d. April 30, 2000, Copenhagen), was the longtime leader of the Danish Liberal Party, ...
Hartman, Geoffrey H.
▪ American literary critic born Aug. 11, 1929, Frankfurt-am-Main, Ger.       German-born American literary critic and theorist who opposed Anglo-American formalism, ...
Hartman, Phil
▪ 1999       Canadian-born American actor-comedian who, in his eight seasons on the "Saturday Night Live" TV show, built up a huge repertoire of impersonations; he also ...
Hartmann
/hahrt"mahn, -meuhn/; Ger. /hahrddt"mahn'/, n. 1. (Karl Robert) Eduard von /kahrddl rddoh"beuhrddt ay"dooh ahrddt' feuhn/, 1842-1906, German philosopher. 2. Nicolai /nee'kaw ...
Hartmann von Aue
flourished 1190–1210 Middle High German poet. Apparently a member of the Swabian court, he took part in the crusade of 1197. He is noted for his courtly epics, the Arthurian ...
Hartmann, Eduard von
▪ German philosopher born Feb. 23, 1842, Berlin died June 5, 1906, Gross Lichterfelde, Ger.       German metaphysical philosopher, called “the philosopher of the ...
Hartmann, Nicolai
▪ German philosopher born Feb. 20, 1882, Riga, Latvia, Russian Empire died Oct. 9, 1950, Göttingen, W.Ger.  one of the dominant figures in German philosophy during the ...
Hartmann, Sadakichi
▪ American art critic in full  Carl Sadakichi Hartmann  born November 8, 1867, Nagasaki, Japan died November 21, 1944, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.       American ...
Hartnup disease
      inborn metabolic disorder involving the amino acid tryptophan. Normally, one of the metabolic pathways of tryptophan leads to the synthesis of nicotinic acid, or ...
Hartog, Dirck
▪ Dutch explorer flourished 1616       Dutch explorer who made the first recorded exploration of the western coast of Australia.       Traveling an eastward ...
Hartog, Jan de
▪ Dutch-American author born April 22, 1914, Haarlem, Netherlands died September 22, 2002, Houston, Texas, U.S.       Dutch-American novelist and playwright who wrote ...
Hartree, Douglas R(ayner)
born March 27, 1897, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died Feb. 12, 1958, Cambridge English physicist, mathematician, and computer pioneer. At Manchester University in the mid ...
hartshorn
/hahrts"hawrn'/, n. 1. the antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia. 2. ammonium carbonate. [bef. 1000; ME hertis horn, OE heortes horn. See HART, 'S1, HORN] * * *
Hartshorne, Charles
▪ 2001       U.S. philosopher and theologian (b. June 5, 1897, Kittanning, Pa.—d. Oct. 10, 2000, Austin, Texas), developed what was called process philosophy, in which ...
Hartsville
▪ South Carolina, United States  city, Darlington county, northeastern South Carolina, U.S., on Prestwood Lake (an impoundment of Black Creek). The area was first settled in ...
Hartung, Hans
▪ French painter born Sept. 21, 1904, Leipzig, Ger. died Dec. 7, 1989, Antibes, Fr.  French painter of German origins, one of the leading European exponents of a completely ...
Hartwell of Peterborough Court in the City of London, William Michael Berry, Baron
▪ 2002       British newspaper magnate (b. May 18, 1911, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales—d. April 2, 2001, London, Eng.), was chairman and editor in chief of the Daily Telegraph ...
Hartwell, Leland H.
born Oct. 30, 1939, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. U.S. scientist. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began teaching at the University of ...
Harty, Sir Hamilton
▪ Irish musician born December 4, 1879, Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland died February 19, 1941, Hove, Sussex, England       British conductor and composer, noted for ...
Hartz Mountains
▪ mountains, Tasmania, Australia       mountains in southern Tasmania, Australia, extending for 30 mi (50 km) north–south. They are heavily glaciated and rise to 4,111 ...
Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio
▪ Spanish writer born Sept. 6, 1806, Madrid died Aug. 2, 1880, Madrid       one of the most successful of the Spanish romantic dramatists, editor of standard editions ...
Harūj al-Aswad, Al-
▪ plateau, Libya       hilly basaltic plateau of central Libya. A startlingly black expanse with an area of some 15,500 square miles (40,150 square km), it rises out of ...
harum-scarum
—harum-scarumness, n. /hair"euhm skair"euhm, har"euhm skar"euhm/, adj. 1. reckless; rash; irresponsible: He had a harum-scarum youth. 2. disorganized; uncontrolled. adv. 3. ...
harumph
harumph [hə rumpf′: ] conventionalized pronun. vi., interj., n. alt. sp. of HARRUMPH * * *
Harun al-Rashid
/hah roohn" ahl rah sheed"/; Arab. /hah rddoohn" ahrdd'rddah sheed"/ A.D. 764?-809, caliph of Baghdad 786-809: one of the greatest Abbasids, he was made almost a legendary hero ...
Harun ar-Rashid
Harun ar-Rashid [hä ro͞on′ är rä shēd′] A.D. 764?-809; caliph of Baghdad (786-809): given popular fame as a hero of The Arabian Nights: also Harun al-Rashid * * * ▪ ...
Harunal-Rashid
Ha·run al-Ra·shid or Ha·roun al-Ra·schid (hä-ro͞onʹ äl-rä-shēdʹ) also Harun ar-Ra·shid (är'-), 763?-809. Caliph of Baghdad (786-809) noted for his participation in ...
Harunobu
/hahr'oo noh"booh/; Japn. /hah"rddoo naw"boo/, n. Suzuki /soo zooh"kee/, 1720?-70, Japanese painter and printmaker. * * *
haruspex
/heuh rus"peks, har"euh speks'/, n., pl. haruspices /heuh rus"peuh seez'/. (in ancient Rome) one of a class of minor priests who practiced divination, esp. from the entrails of ...
Haruspices
▪ Etruscan diviners       ancient Etruscan diviners, “entrail observers” whose art consisted primarily in deducing the will of the gods from the appearance presented ...
haruspicy
—haruspical /heuh rus"pi keuhl/, adj. /heuh rus"peuh see/, n. divination by a haruspex. Also, haruspication /heuh rus'pi kay"sheuhn/. [1560-70; < L haruspicium, equiv. to ...
Hārūt and Mārūt
▪ Islamic mythology       in Islāmic mythology, two angels who unwittingly became masters of evil. A group of angels, after observing the sins being committed on earth, ...
Harvard
/hahr"veuhrd/, n. 1. John, 1607-38, English clergyman in the U.S.: principal benefactor of Harvard College, now Harvard University. 2. a city in central Massachusetts. 12,170. * ...
Harvard beets
sliced or diced beets cooked in a mixture of sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and water. [after HARVARD University] * * *
Harvard chair
Furniture. a three-legged armchair of the late 17th century, composed of turned uprights and spindles and having a triangular seat. [after HARVARD University] * * *
Harvard classics
n [pl] a series of 50 famous works of literature chosen and edited by Charles W Eliot (1834–1926), President of Harvard University (1869–1909). He said they were ‘all the ...
Harvard frame
Trademark. an adjustable metal bedframe having legs equipped with casters, into which a box spring may be set and to which a headboard may be attached. Also called Harvard bed ...
Harvard Mark I
▪ computer technology  an early protocomputer, built during World War II in the United States. While Vannevar Bush (Bush, Vannevar) was working on analog computing (analog ...
Harvard University
the oldest US university and usually considered the best. Harvard is one of the Ivy League universities. It was established as a college in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two ...
Harvard University Library
▪ library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States       largest university library and the first institutional library in what became the United States, established ...
Harvard, John
▪ British minister born November 1607, London, Eng. died Sept. 14, 1638, Charlestown [part of Boston], Mass. [U.S.]       New England colonist whose bequest permitted ...
Harvard,John
Har·vard (härʹvərd), John. 1607-1638. American cleric and philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that now bears ...
Harvard,Mount
Harvard, Mount A peak, 4,398.1 m (14,420 ft) high, in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado. * * *
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
▪ research institution, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Introduction       astronomical research institution headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on ...
Harve
/hahrv/, n. a male given name, form of Harvey. * * *
harvest
—harvestable, adj. —harvestability, n. —harvestless, adj. /hahr"vist/, n. 1. Also, harvesting. the gathering of crops. 2. the season when ripened crops are gathered. 3. a ...
harvest festival
(BrE) n a Christian festival held each autumn to celebrate and give thanks for the gathering of crops. Fruit, vegetables, bread, etc. are taken to a church or school to decorate ...
harvest fly
☆ harvest fly n. CICADA * * *
harvest fly.
See dog-day cicada. * * *
harvest home
1. the bringing home of the harvest. 2. the time of harvesting or of gathering in the harvest. 3. an English festival celebrated at the close of the harvest. 4. a song sung as ...
harvest index
Agric. a measurement of crop yield: the weight of a harvested product as a percentage of the total plant weight of a crop. [1965-70] * * *
harvest mite
chigger (def. 1). [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
harvest moon
the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox. [1700-10] * * * ▪ full moon       the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox ...
harvest mouse
1. an Old World field mouse, Micromys minutus, that builds a spherical nest among the stems of grains and other plants. 2. any of several New World mice of the genus ...
harvest tick
chigger (def. 1). [1885-90] * * *
harvestability
See harvestable. * * *
harvestable
See harvest. * * *
harvestbug
harvest bug n. See chigger. * * *
harvester
/hahr"veuh steuhr/, n. 1. a person who harvests; reaper. 2. any of various farm machines for harvesting field crops. 3. an orange-brown butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, the larvae ...
harvester ant
any of several red or black ants, esp. of the genus Pogonomyrmex, of the southwestern U.S., that feed on and store the seeds of grasses. Also called agricultural ant. [1880-85] * ...
harvestfish
/hahr"vist fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) harvestfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) harvestfishes. a butterfish of the genus Peprilus, esp. P. alepidotus ...
harvestfly
harvest fly n. Any of several cicadas of the genus Tibicen that produce a shrill sound heard late in summer. * * *
harvesthome
harvest home n. 1. The completion of a harvest. 2. a. The time of completing a harvest. b. A festival held at this time. c. A song sung at this time. * * *
harvestmite
harvest mite n. See chigger. * * *
harvestmoon
harvest moon n. The full moon that occurs nearest the autumnal equinox. * * *
harvesttime
/hahr"vist tuym'/, n. the time of year when a crop or crops are harvested, esp. autumn. [1325-75; ME; see HARVEST, TIME] * * *
Harvey
/hahr"vee/, n. 1. William, 1578-1657, English physician: discoverer of the circulation of the blood. 2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 35,810. 3. a male given name: from ...
Harvey Wallbanger
/wawl"bang'euhr/ a screwdriver cocktail topped with Galliano. [allegedly after an American surfer named Tom Harvey, who favored such a drink; but the story is unsubstantiated and ...
Harvey, E(dmund) Newton
▪ American zoologist born Nov. 25, 1887, Philadelphia died July 21, 1959, Woods Hole, Mass., U.S.       U.S. zoologist and physiologist whose work in marine biology ...
Harvey, Fred
▪ American restaurateur byname of  Frederick Henry Harvey   born 1835, London, Eng. died Feb. 9, 1901, Leavenworth, Kan., U.S.       American restaurateur, who ...
Harvey, Gabriel
▪ English writer born 1550?, Saffron Walden, Essex, Eng. died 1630  English writer and friend of the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser; (Spenser, Edmund) the latter celebrated ...
Harvey, Hayward A
▪ American inventor born Jan. 17, 1824, Jamestown, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 28, 1893, Orange, N.J.       versatile American inventor who discovered the modern method of ...
Harvey, Neil
▪ Australian athlete in full  Robert Neil Harvey   born Oct. 8, 1928, Victoria, Australia       Australian cricketer who was noted as an outstanding left-handed ...
Harvey, Paul
born Sept. 4, 1918, Tulsa, Okla., U.S. U.S. radio commentator and news columnist. He worked as an announcer and radio station director in the Midwest in the 1940s. He became a ...
Harvey, PJ
▪ British singer-songwriter and guitarist in full  Polly Jean Harvey  born Oct. 9, 1969/70, Corscombe, near Yeovil, Eng.    British singer-songwriter and guitarist whose ...
Harvey, Sir John Martin
▪ British actor and producer also called  Sir John Martin-Harvey  born June 22, 1863, Wivenhoe, Essex, Eng. died May 14, 1944, East Sheen, Surrey  English actor, producer, ...
Harvey, William
born April 1, 1578, Folkestone, Kent, Eng. died June 3, 1657, London English physician. He studied at Cambridge University and later at the University of Padua, then considered ...
Harvey,William
Har·vey (härʹvē), William. 1578-1657. English physician, anatomist, and physiologist who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body (1628). * * *
Harvey-Jones, Sir John Henry
▪ 2009       British businessman born April 16, 1924, London, Eng. died Jan. 10, 2008, Hereford, Eng. as chairman and CEO (1982–87) of Imperial Chemical Industries ...
Harvey’s{™}
a British company based in Bristol, England, which sells various types of sherry. The best known of these is Harvey’s Bristol Cream. * * *
Harwell Laboratory
a British government research centre, near the village of Harwell in Oxfordshire, England, where research is carried out into atomic energy. * * *
Harwich
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish) and seaport, Tendring district,administrative and historic county of Essex, England. It occupies the tip of a small ...
Harwood, Richard Lee
▪ 2002       American journalist (b. March 29, 1925, Chilton, Wis.—d. March 19, 2001, Bethesda, Md.), was a top editor at the Washington Post. After working for ...
Háry János
Hung. /hah"rddi yah"nawsh/ an opera (1926) by Zoltán Kodály. * * *
Haryana
/hur'ee ah"neuh/, n. a state in NW India, formed in 1966 from the S part of Punjab. 11,610,000; 17,074 sq. mi. (44,222 sq. km). Cap. (shared with Punjab): Chandigarh. Also, ...
Harz
▪ mountains, Germany       most northerly mountain range in Germany, between the Weser and Elbe rivers, occupying parts of the German Länder (states) of Lower Saxony ...
Harz Mountains
/hahrts/ a range of low mountains in central Germany between the Elbe and Weser rivers. Highest peak, Brocken, 3745 ft. (1141 m). * * * Mountain range, central Germany. Lying ...
HarzMountains
Harz Mountains (härts) A mountain range of central Germany extending about 97 km (60 mi) between the Weser and the Elbe. The range rises to 1,142.8 m (3,747 ft) and has many ...
has
/haz/; unstressed /heuhz, euhz/, v. a 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of have. * * *
Has, Wojciech Jerzy
▪ 2001       Polish filmmaker (b. April 1, 1925, Krakow, Pol.—d. Oct. 3, 2000, Lodz, Pol.), won an international following with his surrealist epic The Saragossa ...
has-been
/haz"bin'/, n. a person or thing that is no longer effective, successful, popular, etc. [1600-10] * * *
Hasa
/hah"seuh/, n. a region in E Saudi Arabia, on the Persian Gulf. Also, El Hasa. * * *
Hasa, Al-
▪ region, Saudi Arabia Arabic  Al-Aḥsāʾ        oasis and region in eastern Saudi Arabia. Al-Hasa oasis, the largest oasis in Saudi Arabia, lies about 40 miles (65 ...
Ḥasakah, Al-
▪ Syria also spelled  Hassaka , or  Hasakeh        town, northeastern Syria. The town lies on the banks of the Khābūr River (a tributary of the Euphrates) at its ...
Hasan
/hah"seuhn, ha san"/, n. (al-Hasan) A.D. 624?-669?, Arabian caliph: son of Ali and Fatima (brother of Hussein). Also, Hassan. * * * in full Ḥasan ibn ʽAlī ibn Abī ...
Hasan Abdal
▪ Pakistan also spelled  Hassan Abdal , formerly  Campbellpore        town, northern Pakistan. The town is a textile and communications centre that is connected by ...
Ḥasan al-Bannāʾ
▪ Egyptian religious leader born 1906, Egypt died February 1949, Cairo       Egyptian political and religious leader who established a new religious society, the ...
Ḥasan al-Baṣrī, al-
in full Abū Saʽīd ibn Abī al-Ḥasan Yasār al-Baṣrī born 642, Medina, Arabia died 728, Basra, Iraq Muslim ascetic and major figure in early Islam. He took part in the ...
Ḥasan-e Ṣabbāḥ
▪ Islamic religious leader died 1124, Daylam, Iran       leader of an Islamic sect, the Nizārī Ismāʿīlites, and commonly believed to be the founder of the order ...
Hasanlu
/hah'sahn looh"/, n. an archaeological site in NW Iran, S of Lake Urmia: excavated Mannaean city. * * * Archaelogical site, northwestern Iran. Excavations have revealed the ...
Hasbrouck Heights
/haz"brook/ a borough in NE New Jersey. 12,166. * * *
Hasdeu, Bogdan Petriceicu
born Feb. 16, 1836, Cristineşti, Bessarabia, Russian Empire died Aug. 25, 1907, Câmpina, Rom. Romanian linguist. He collected and published ancient Slavic and Romanian ...
Hasdrubal
/haz"droo beuhl, haz drooh"-/, n. 1. died 207 B.C., Carthaginian general (brother of Hannibal). 2. died 221 B.C., Carthaginian general (brother-in-law of Hannibal). * * * ▪ ...
Hasegawa Tōhaku
▪ Japanese painter born 1539, Nanao, Japan died March 20, 1610, Edo? [now Tokyo]       Japanese painter of the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1574–1600) and the founder of ...
Hašek
/hah"shek/, n. Jaroslav /yah"rddaw slahf'/ 1883-1923, Czech novelist and short-story writer. * * *
Hasek, Dominik
▪ 1999       In 1998 Dominik Hasek, "the Dominator," borrowed a page from the comic books and turned in his own performance as the Masked Marvel. The goaltender for the ...
Hašek, Jaroslav
born April 30, 1883, Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died Jan. 3, 1923, Lipnice nad Sázavou, Czech. Czech writer. He published 16 volumes of short stories before World War I, ...
Hasenclever, Walter
▪ German writer born July 8, 1890, Aachen, Ger. died June 21, 1940, Les Milles, France  German Expressionist (Expressionism) poet and dramatist whose work is a protest ...
hasenpfeffer
/hah"seuhn fef'euhr/, n. a stew of marinated rabbit meat garnished usually with sour cream. Also, hassenpfeffer. [1890-95; < G, equiv. to Hasen-, comb. form of Hase HARE + ...
hash
hash1 /hash/, n. 1. a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and ...
hash browns
crisp-fried potatoes made by dicing, chopping, or mashing boiled potatoes and browning them in hot fat or oil. Also, hash-browns, hashbrowns. Also called hash-browned potatoes, ...
hash house
Slang. an inexpensive restaurant, diner, or the like, that serves a limited number of short-order dishes: We stopped for lunch at a roadside hash house. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
hash mark
1. Informal. a. a service stripe. b. the symbol #. 2. Football. the marking formed by either inbounds line intersecting with one of the lines delineating yardage between the goal ...
hash-slinger
/hash"sling'euhr/, n. Slang. 1. a waiter or waitress, esp. in a hash house. 2. a short-order cook. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
hashbrowns
hash browns pl.n. Chopped cooked potatoes, fried until brown. Also called hash brown potatoes. * * *
hasheesh
hash·eesh (hăshʹēsh', hă-shēshʹ, hä-) n. Variant of hashish. * * *
Hashemite
Hashemite or Hashimite [hash′əm īt΄] n. a member of an Arabian princely family claiming descent from Mohammed adj. of or pertaining to this family * * * Hash·e·mite also ...
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
/hash"euh muyt'/ official name of Jordan. * * *
hasher
/hash"euhr/, n. Slang. a waiter or waitress, esp. in a hash house. [1835-45; HASH1 + -ER1] * * *
hashhead
/hash"hed'/, n. Slang. a hashish addict. [1945-50; HASH2 + HEAD] * * *
hashhouse
hash house n. Slang A cheap restaurant. * * *
Hashimite
/hash"euh muyt'/, n. 1. a member of any Arab dynasty in the Middle East founded by Husein ibn-Ali or his descendants. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Hashimites. [1690-1700; ...
Hāshimīyah
▪ Islamic sect also called  Rawandiyah         Islamic religiopolitical sect of the 8th–9th century AD, instrumental in the ʿAbbāsid overthrow of the Umayyad ...
Hashimoto disease
▪ pathology also called  Hashimoto thyroiditis,  chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis,  chronic autoimmune thyroiditis , or  struma lymphomatosa        a noninfectious ...
Hashimoto Gahō
▪ Japanese painter original name  Hashimoto Sentarō   born Aug. 21, 1835, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan died Jan. 13, 1908, Tokyo       Japanese painter who helped revive ...
Hashimoto Ryūtarō
▪ prime minister of Japan born July 29, 1937, Sōja, Okayama prefecture, Japan died July 1, 2006, Tokyo  Japanese politician, whose election as prime minister in 1996 ...
Hashimoto'sdisease
Ha·shi·mo·to's disease (hä'shē-mōʹtōz') n. An autoimmune disorder marked by goiter, chronic inflammation of the thyroid, and often hypothyroidism.   [After ...
Hashimoto, Ryutaro
▪ 2007  Japanese politician (b. July 29, 1937, Soja, Okayama prefecture, Japan—d. July 1, 2006, Tokyo, Japan), served (1996–98) as prime minister but left office after ...
hashing
/hash"ing/, n. 1. Radio. interference of signals between two stations on the same or adjacent frequencies. 2. Computers. a technique for locating data in a file by applying a ...
hashish
/hash"eesh, -ish, ha sheesh", hah-/, n. 1. the flowering tops and leaves of Indian hemp smoked, chewed, or drunk as a narcotic and intoxicant. 2. the dried resinous exudate of ...
hashmark
hash mark n. 1. A service stripe on the sleeve of an enlisted person's uniform. 2. Football. A mark in either of two series placed on the field perpendicular to the yard lines ...
hashslinger
hash slinger n. Slang One who prepares food in a cheap restaurant. * * *
Ḥasi, Tel
▪ archaeological site, Israel       ancient archaeological site in southwestern Palestine, located southwest of Lachish (Tel Lakhish) in modern Israel. Excavation of the ...
Hasid
—Hasidic /hah sid"ik, heuh-/, adj. /hah"sid/; Ashk. Heb. /khaw"sid/; Seph. Heb. /khah seed"/, n., pl. Hasidim /hah sid"im, heuh-/; Ashk. Heb. /khaw see"dim/; Seph. Heb. /khah ...
Hasidean
/has'i dee"euhn, hah'si-/, n. Judaism. Assidean. Also, Hasidaean. * * * ▪ ancient Jewish sect Hebrew  Ḥasid, or Chasid (“Pious One”),  plural  Ḥasidim, or ...
Hasidic
See Hasid. * * *
Hasidim
Hasidim [has′ə dim΄, has′ədēm΄, ha sid′im, hasēd′im; ] Heb [ khä΄sē dēm′] pl.n. sing. Hasid [has′id; ] Heb [ khä sēd′] the members of a sect of Jewish ...
Hasidism
/has"i diz'euhm, hah"si-/, n. Judaism. the principles and practices of the Hasidim. Also, Hassidism, Chasidism, Chassidism. [HASID + -ISM] * * * Pietistic and mystical movement ...
Hasina Wazed, Sheikh
▪ 1997       Following two years of political tumult, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, president of the Awami League, was elected prime minister of Bangladesh on June 12, 1996. Her ...
Haskala
or Haskalah Intellectual movement in European Judaism in the 18th–19th century, which sought to supplement traditional Talmudic studies with education in secular subjects, ...
Haskalah
/hah'skeuh lah"/; Ashk. Heb. /hah skaw"leuh/; Seph. Heb. /hah skah lah"/, n. an 18th-19th-century movement among central and eastern European Jews, begun in Germany under the ...
Haskins, Charles Homer
▪ American educator born Dec. 21, 1870, Meadville, Pa., U.S. died May 14, 1937, Cambridge, Mass.       American educator and a leading medievalist of his generation, ...
Haskins, Don
▪ 2009 Donald L. Haskins        American college basketball coach born March 14, 1930, Enid, Okla. died Sept. 7, 2008, El Paso, Texas helped bring racial integration ...
Haslemere
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish), Waverley district, administrative and historic county of Surrey, England. Located in the southwestern corner of Surrey, ...
haslet
/has"lit, hays"-, hayz"-/, n. Chiefly Southern U.S. the heart, liver, etc., of a hog or other animal used for food. Also, harslet. [1300-50; ME hastelet < MF: roasted meat, dim. ...
Hasluck, Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla
▪ 1994       Australian politician (b. April 1, 1905, Fremantle, Australia—d. Jan. 9, 1993, Perth, Australia), was a respected Cabinet minister and the first serving ...
Hasmonean
/haz'meuh nee"euhn/, n. a member of a priestly family of Jewish rulers and leaders in Judea in the 1st and 2nd centuries B.C. Also, Hasmonaean, Asmonean, Asmonaean. Cf. ...
Hasmonean dynasty
Dynasty of ancient Judaea, descendants of the Maccabee family. The name derives from their ancestor Hasmoneus, but the first of the ruling dynasty was Simon Maccabeus, who ...
hasn't
/haz"euhnt/ contraction of has not. Usage. See contraction. * * *
Hasner, Leopold, Ritter Von (knight of) Artha
▪ Austrian prime minister born March 15, 1818, Prague died June 5, 1891, Bad Ischl, Austria       economist, jurist, and politician who served as liberal Austrian ...
hasp
/hasp/, n. 1. a clasp for a door, lid, etc., esp. one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock. v.t. 2. to fasten with or as with a hasp. [bef. 1000; ME; OE ...
Hass, Robert
▪ American poet and translator born March 1, 1941, San Francisco, California, U.S.       American poet and translator whose body of work and tenure as poet laureate ...
Hassam
/has"euhm/, n. (Frederick) Childe /chuyld/, 1859-1935, U.S. painter and etcher. * * *
Hassam, (Frederick) Childe
born Oct. 17, 1859, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 27, 1935, East Hampton, N.Y. U.S. painter and printmaker. He studied in Boston and Paris before settling in New York City. ...
Hassam, (Frederick)Childe
Has·sam (hăsʹəm), (Frederick) Childe. 1859-1935. American painter who used brilliant colors and bold brushwork to depict city street scenes and natural landscapes in works ...
Hassam, Childe
▪ American painter born Oct. 17, 1859, Boston died Aug. 27, 1935, East Hampton, N.Y., U.S.  painter and printmaker, one of the foremost exponents of French Impressionism in ...
Hassan
/hah"seuhn, ha san"/, n. Hasan. * * * ▪ India       city, south-central Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, southern India. Lying at an elevation of 3,084 feet (940 metres), ...
Hassan I
▪ sultan of Morocco born 1857 died June 9, 1894, Tadla, Mor.       sultan of Morocco (1873–94), whose policy of internal reforms brought his country a degree of ...
Ḥassān ibn Thābit
▪ Arabian poet born c. 563, Medina, Arabia died c. 674?       Arabian poet, best known for his poems in defense of the Prophet Muhammad.       Ḥassān had won ...
Hassan II
born 1929, king of Morocco since 1961. * * * orig. Mawlāy Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf born July 9, 1929, Rabat, Mor. died July 23, 1999, Rabat King of Morocco ...
Hassan, Sir Joshua Abraham
▪ 1998       Gibraltarian politician who spent more than 40 years in government; he was especially noted for his leadership in resisting Spain's claims to the British ...
Hasse, Ernst
▪ German nationalist born Feb. 14, 1846, Leulitz, Saxony [Germany] died Jan. 12, 1908, Leipzig       German nationalist and political leader who turned the General ...
Hasse, Johann Adolph
▪ German composer byname  Il Sassone   born March 25, 1699, Bergedorf, near Hamburg died Dec. 16, 1783, Venice  outstanding composer of operas in the Italian style that ...
Hassel
/hah"seuhl/, n. Odd /awd/, 1897-1981, Norwegian chemist: Nobel prize 1969. * * *
Hassel, Odd
▪ Norwegian chemist born May 17, 1897, Kristiania [now Oslo], Nor. died May 11, 1981, Oslo       Norwegian physical chemist and corecipient, with Derek H.R. Barton ...
Hasselt
Hasselt [häs′əlt] commune in NE Belgium: capital of Limburg province: pop. 67,000 * * * ▪ Belgium       capital of Limburg province, northeastern Belgium. It lies ...
Hasselt, André van
▪ Belgian poet in full  André Henri Constant van Hasselt  born Jan. 5, 1806, Maastricht, Neth. died Dec. 1, 1874, Brussels, Belg.       Romantic poet whose career ...
hassenpfeffer
/hah"seuhn fef'euhr/, n. hasenpfeffer. * * *
Hassenpflug, Hans Daniel
▪ German politician born February 26, 1794, Hanau, Hesse [Germany] died October 10, 1862, Marburg, Hesse  pro-Austrian Hessian politician whose reactionary, ...
Hassett, Lindsay
▪ 1994       Australian cricketer (b. Aug. 28, 1913, Geelong, Victoria, Australia—d. June 16, 1993, Bateman's Bay, New South Wales, Australia), was one of his ...
Hassi Messaoud
▪ oil field, Algeria       major oilfield, east-central Algeria. The field lies in the Grand Erg (sand dunes) Oriental of the Sahara. The Hassi Messaoud oilfield, ...
Hassi RʾMel
▪ Algeria       town, containing one of the world's major natural-gas fields (discovered in 1956), north-central Algeria. It lies 37 miles (60 km) northwest of ...
Hassid
—Hassidic /hah sid"ik, heuh-/, adj. —Hassidism, n. /hah"sid/; Ashk. Heb. /khaw"sid/; Seph. Heb. /khah"seed/, n., pl. Hassidim /hah sid"im, heuh-/; Ashk. Heb. /khaw see"dim/; ...
hassium
hassium [has′ē əm] n. 〚ModL, after the L name for HESSE2, where new elements were created in a nuclear physics laboratory + -IUM〛 a radioactive chemical element with a ...
hassle
/has"euhl/, n., v., hassled, hassling. Informal. n. 1. a disorderly dispute. 2. a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place ...
Hassler, Hans Leo
born Oct. 26, 1564, Nürnberg died June 8, 1612, Frankfurt am Main German composer and organist. Born into a family of organists, he studied with Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli ...
Hasso, Signe
▪ 2003 Signe Eleonora Cecilia Larsson Hasso        Swedish-born actress (b. Aug. 15, 1910, Stockholm, Swed.—d. June 7, 2002, Los Angeles, Calif.), appeared in a wide ...
hassock
/has"euhk/, n. 1. a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling. 2. ottoman (def. 6). 3. a rank tuft of coarse grass or sedge, as in a bog. [bef. 1000; ME; OE hassuc ...
Hassuna
Archaeological site, northern Iraq. An ancient Mesopotamian town located south of Mosul, it was excavated in 1943–44 and was found to represent an advanced village culture ...
Ḥassūnah, ʿAbd al-Khāliq
▪ Egyptian diplomat in full  Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Khāliq Ḥassūnah   born October 28, 1898, Cairo, Egypt died January 20, 1992, Cairo       Egyptian diplomat who ...
hast
/hast/, v. Archaic. 2nd pers. sing. pres. indic. of have. * * *
hasta la vista
/ahs"tah lah vees"tah/; Eng. /hah"steuh leuh vee"steuh/, Spanish. until I see you; until we meet; so long. * * *
hasta luego
/ahs"tah lwe"gaw/; Eng. /hah"steuh looh ay"goh/, Spanish. see you later; so long. * * *
hasta mañana
/ahs"tah mah nyah"nah/; Eng. /hah"steuh meuhn yah"neuh/, Spanish. see you tomorrow. * * *
hastate
—hastately, adv. /has"tayt/, adj. Bot. (of a leaf) triangular or shaped like an arrow, with two spreading lobes at the base. [1780-90; < L hastatus armed with a spear, equiv. ...
hastately
See hastate. * * *
haste
—hasteful, adj. —hastefully, adv. —hasteless, adj. —hastelessness, n. /hayst/, n., v., hasted, hasting. n. 1. swiftness of motion; speed; celerity: He performed his task ...
hasten
—hastener, n. /hay"seuhn/, v.i. 1. to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place. v.t. 2. to cause to hasten; accelerate: to hasten someone from a ...
Hastie
/hay"stee/, n. William Henry, 1904-76, U.S. jurist: first black judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. * * *
hastily
See hasty. * * *
hastiness
See hastily. * * *
Hastings
/hay"stingz/, n. 1. Thomas, 1860-1929, U.S. architect. 2. Warren, 1732-1818, British statesman: first governor general of India 1773-85. 3. a seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: ...
Hastings, Battle of
(Oct. 14, 1066) Battle that ended in the defeat of Harold II of England by William, duke of Normandy, and established the Normans as rulers of England. On his deathbed Edward ...


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