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See hazardously. * * *
hazardous waste n. A substance, such as nuclear waste or an industrial byproduct, that is potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other living ...
Hazare, Vijay
▪ 2005       Indian cricketer (b. March 11, 1915, Sangli, Maharashtra, British India—d. Dec. 18, 2004, Baroda, Gujarat, India), was one of India's finest batsmen in ...
▪ India       city, south-central Jharkhand state, northeastern India. Situated on the Hazaribag plateau, the city is an agricultural trade centre located at a junction ...
Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary
▪ park, India Hazaribag also spelled  Hazaribagh        national park, north-central Jharkhand state, northeastern India. The sanctuary is situated on a hilly ...
haze1 —hazeless, adj. /hayz/, n., v., hazed, hazing. n. 1. an aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine, widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles, or both, giving the air ...
—hazelly, adj. /hay"zeuhl/, n. 1. any shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Corylus, of the birch family, having toothed, ovate leaves and bearing edible nuts, as C. ...
/hay"zeuhl/, n. a female given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Wightman Hazel Hotchkiss Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss witch hazel family * * *
Hazel Crest
a town in NE Illinois. 13,973. * * *
hazel grouse
a European woodland grouse, Tetrastes bonasia, somewhat resembling the North American ruffed grouse. Also called hazel hen. [1775-85] * * *
Hazel Park
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 20,914. * * *
hazelhen [hā′zəlhen΄] n. a European woodland grouse (Tetrastes bonasia) similar to the ruffed grouse: also called hazel grouse * * *
/hay"zeuhl nut'/, n. the nut of the hazel; filbert. [bef. 900; ME haselnote, OE haeselhnutu. See HAZEL, NUT] * * *
Hazeltine, (Louis) Alan
born Aug. 7, 1886, Morristown, N.J., U.S. died May 24, 1964, Maplewood, N.J. U.S. electrical engineer and physicist. In the early 1920s he invented the neutrodyne circuit, ...
Hazeltine, Alan
▪ American engineer and physicist in full  Louis Alan Hazeltine   born Aug. 7, 1886, Morristown, N.J., U.S. died May 24, 1964, Maplewood, N.J.       American ...
/hay"zeuhl wood'/, n. a town in E Missouri. 12,935. * * *
/hayz"mee'teuhr/, n. transmissometer. [HAZE1 + -METER] * * *
/hay"zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that hazes. 2. a horse rider who assists in rodeo bulldogging by riding on the opposite side of the steer as the competing cowboy to keep the ...
See hazy. * * *
See hazily. * * *
/hay"zing/, n. subjection to harassment or ridicule. [1815-25; HAZE2 + -ING1] * * *
/hay"zeuhl teuhn/, n. a city in E Pennsylvania. 27,318. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       city, Luzerne county, east-central Pennsylvania, U.S. It lies on ...
Hazlewood, (Barton) Lee
▪ 2008       American singer-songwriter and music producer born July 9, 1929, Mannford, Okla. died Aug. 4, 2007, Henderson, Nev. was a pioneer in the musical genre of ...
/haz"lit/, n. William, 1778-1830, English critic and essayist. * * *
Hazlitt, William
born April 10, 1778, Maidstone, Kent, Eng. died Sept. 18, 1830, Soho, London British essayist. He studied for the ministry, but to remedy his poverty he became instead a ...
Haz·litt (hăzʹlĭt, hāzʹ-), William. 1778-1830. British essayist noted for his trenchant literary criticism. His works include The Characters of Shakespeare's Plays ...
hazmat [haz′mat΄] n. hazardous material: seen esp. on road signs, where usually written HAZMAT * * * HAZMAT (hăzʹmăt') abbr. hazardous material. * * *
/hah zawr", -zohr"/, n. an ancient city in Israel, N of the Sea of Galilee: extensive excavations; capital of Canaanite kingdom. * * *
—hazily, adv. —haziness, n. /hay"zee/, adj., hazier, haziest. 1. characterized by the presence of haze; misty: hazy weather. 2. lacking distinctness or clarity; vague; ...
Seph. /khah zahn"/; Ashk. /khah"zeuhn/, n., pl. hazzanim Seph. /khah zah neem"/; Ashk. /khah zaw"nim/, Eng. hazzans. Hebrew. hazan. * * *
/haz"euhrd/, n. Shirley, born 1931, U.S. novelist and short-story writer, born in Australia. * * *
Hazzard, Shirley
▪ American author born Jan. 30, 1931, Sydney, Australia       Australian-born American writer whose novels and short stories are acclaimed for both their literary ...
▪ Israeli newspaper       (Hebrew: “The Land”), newspaper published in Tel Aviv, Israel's (Israel) oldest daily and generally considered the country's highest ...
▪ Saudi Arabia       town, northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is situated between Mount Shammar on the north and Mount Salma on the south and is on one of the main pilgrimage ...
Haʿapai Group
▪ islands, Tonga also spelled  Haabai Group         central island cluster of Tonga, in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,400 miles (2,300 km) north-northeast of ...
Symbol, Biochem. hemoglobin. * * *
West Semitic, to move, set out, blow (of wind). haboob, from Arabic habūb, strong wind, from habba, to move, depart, rush, blow. * * *
HBM abbrev. Her (or His) Britannic Majesty * * *
Trademark. Home Box Office (a cable television channel). * * *
one of the largest banks in Britain. It was formed in 2001 when the Halifax, a building society established in 1853, joined with the Bank of Scotland. * * *
See high blood pressure. * * *
See under hepatitis B. * * *
HC abbrev. House of Commons: also H of C * * * HC abbr. 1. hardcover. 2. hazardous cargo. 3. Holy Communion. 4. House of Commons. * * *
hcf abbrev. highest common factor * * * hcf abbr. highest common factor. * * *
See human chorionic gonadotropin. * * *
See highway contract route. * * *
HCV abbr. hepatitis C virus. * * *
HD abbrev. high-definition * * * HD abbr. heavy-duty. * * *       abbreviation of Henry Draper Catalogue (q.v.), a listing of stars. * * *
HD 209458
▪ star       seventh-magnitude star 150 light-years away in the constellation Pegasus, the first star having a planet detected by its transit across the star's face. ...
1. hand. 2. head. * * *
hdbk abbrev. handbook * * *
handbook. * * *
Arabic root, to shuffle along, totter. howdah, from Arabic hawdaj, litter, sedan chair, from hadaja, to shuffle along, totter. * * *
handkerchief. * * *
See high-density lipoprotein. * * *
▪ technology in full  high-definition multimedia interface        a technology used for transmitting digital audio and video signals over a single ...
Handheld Device Markup Language: a set of standards used to tag and format text displayed on mobile phones. [1995-2000] * * *
See high-density polyethylene. * * *
hdqrs abbrev. headquarters * * *
headquarters. * * *
Central Semitic, to go around, encompass. mahzor, from Mishnaic Hebrew maḥăzôr, cycle, mahzor, from ḥāzar, to go around, return, repeat. * * *
hds abbrev. 1. heads 2. hundreds * * *
To be(come) new. 1. Carthage, from Phoenician (Punic) *qart-ḥadašt, new town, from *ḥadašt, feminine singular of *ḥadaš, new (*qart, town; see qr). 2. hadith, from ...
Handheld Device Transfer/Transport Protocol: a protocol for transferring documents over a computer network to mobile phones. [1995-2000] * * *
See high-definition television. * * * ▪ broadcasting in full  high-definition television        a digital broadcasting standard that offers picture and audio ...
HDV abbr. hepatitis D virus. * * *
hardware. Also, hdwe. * * *
hardwood. * * *
West Semitic, to lead, extend. Mahdi, from Arabic mahdī, rightly guided (one), Mahdi, passive participle of hadā, to lead. * * *
he1 /hee/; unstressed /ee/, pron., nom. he, poss. his, obj. him; pl. nom. they, poss. their or theirs, obj. them; n., pl. hes; adj. pron. 1. the male person or animal being ...
high explosive. * * * ▪ bronze work Wade-Giles romanization  ho , also spelled  huo        type of ancient Chinese bronze vessel that was used to heat liquids and ...
Symbol, Chem. helium. * * * ▪ bronze work Wade-Giles romanization  ho , also spelled  huo        type of ancient Chinese bronze vessel that was used to heat ...
he fouls out
➡ basketball * * *
He Yan
▪ Chinese philosopher Wade-Giles romanization  Ho Yen   born AD 193?, Nanyang [now in Henan province], China died 249, Luoyang [now in Henan province]       Chinese ...
/heed/; unstressed /eed/ 1. contraction of he had. 2. contraction of he would. Usage. See contraction. * * *
/heel/; unstressed /eel, hil, il/ contraction of he will. Usage. See contraction. * * *
/heez/; unstressed /eez/ 1. contraction of he is. 2. contraction of he has. Usage. See contraction. * * *
he- [hē] combining form male: used in hyphenated compounds [he-dog] * * *
/hee"huk"euhl ber'ee/, n., pl. he-huckleberries. See swamp andromeda. * * *
/hee"man'/, n., pl. he-men. Informal. a strong, tough, virile man. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
/hee"shee"/ a combined form used as a singular nominative pronoun to denote a person of either sex: Each student may begin when he/she is ready. [1975-80] Usage. See he1. * * *
—headlike, adj. /hed/, n. 1. the upper part of the body in humans, joined to the trunk by the neck, containing the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. 2. the corresponding part ...
Head and Shoulders{™}
n [U] a make of shampoo (= liquid soap for washing the hair) produced by the US company Procter and Gamble. It is advertised as a treatment for dandruff. * * *
head arrangement
Jazz, Popular Music. a roughly outlined musical arrangement that is played from memory and is often learned by ear. [1945-50] * * *
head balance
headstand. * * *
head cold
a form of the common cold characterized esp. by nasal congestion and sneezing. [1935-40] * * *
head count
1. an inventory of people in a group taken by counting individuals. 2. any count of support, strength, etc.: a head count of senators opposing the bill. Also, headcount. * * *
head dip
a maneuver in which a surfer, by squatting and leaning forward on the surfboard, partially dips his or her head into the wall of a wave. [1960-65] * * *
head doctor
head doctor n. Slang a psychiatrist * * *
head flattening
▪ artificial deformation   practice of intentionally changing the shape of the human skull, once common in some cultures. Head flattening was practiced by a number of North, ...
head gate
1. a control gate at the upstream end of a canal or lock. 2. a floodgate of a race, sluice, etc. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
head lettuce
any variety of the lettuce subspecies Lactuca sativa capitata, having leaves that grow in a dense rosette, esp. iceberg lettuce and Boston lettuce. * * *
head linesman
head linesman n. Football an official who makes rulings regarding play along the line of scrimmage and who oversees the measurement and marking of yardage gained or lost * * *
head louse
head louse n. see LOUSE (n. 1a) * * *
head louse.
See under louse (def. 1). [1540-50] * * *
head margin
the empty space between the first line or other printed element on a page and the top of the page. * * *
head money
1. a tax of so much per head or person. 2. a reward paid for capturing or killing an outlaw, fugitive, or the like. [1520-30] * * *
head of state
the person who holds the highest position in a national government: a meeting of heads of state. * * *
head register
the high register of the human voice. [1885-90] * * *
head rhyme.
See beginning rhyme. [1940-45] * * *
head sea
Naut. a formation of waves running in a direction opposite to that of a vessel. [1885-90] * * *
head shop
Slang. a shop selling paraphernalia of interest to drug users or associated with the use of drugs. [1965-70, Amer.] * * *
head smut
Plant Pathol. a disease of cereals and other grasses, characterized by a dark-brown, powdery mass of spores replacing the affected seed heads, caused by any of several smut fungi ...
head start
an advantage given or acquired in any competition, endeavor, etc., as allowing one or more competitors in a race to start before the others. Also, headstart. [1885-90] * * *
head table
the principal table, as at a banquet or conference, often at the head of a row of tables or raised on a dais, where the presiding officer, chief speaker, guests of honor, etc., ...
head tax
a uniform tax or surcharge imposed upon every person or every adult in a specific group, as on those entering or leaving a country or using a particular service or conveyance. * ...
head tone
(in singing) a vocal tone so produced as to bring the cavities of the nose and head into sympathetic vibration. * * *
head trip
Slang. 1. a mentally exhilarating or productive experience, as one in which a person's intellect or imagination seems to expand. 2. See ego trip. [1970-75] * * *
head wind
head wind n. a wind blowing in the direction directly opposite the course of a ship or aircraft * * *
Head, Bessie
orig. Bessie Amelia Emery born July 6, 1937, Pietermaritzburg, S.Af. died April 17, 1986, Serowe, Bots. South African-born Botswanan writer. Born of an illegal union between a ...
Head, Bessie Emery
▪ South African novelist born July 6, 1937, Pietermaritzburg, S.Af. died April 17, 1986, Serowe, Botswana       African writer who described the contradictions and ...
Head, Edith
born Oct. 28, 1897, San Bernardino, Calif., U.S. died Oct. 24, 1981, Hollywood, Calif. U.S. costume designer. She became chief designer at Paramount Pictures in 1933 and later ...
Head (hĕd), Edith. 1898?-1981. American costume designer for more than 1,000 motion pictures, including All About Eve (1950) and A Place in the Sun (1951). * * *
head-and-tail light
/hed"n tayl"/ a small South American characin fish, Hemmigrammus ocellifer, having shiny red eyes and tail spots, often kept in aquariums. Also called head-and-tail-light fish. * ...
/hed"on", -awn"/, adj. 1. (of two objects) meeting with the fronts or heads foremost: a head-on collision. 2. facing the direction of forward motion or alignment; frontal. 3. ...
/hed"teuh hed"/, adj. in direct confrontation, opposition, or competition: a head-to-head battle between the two companies. [1790-1800] * * *
head-up display
head-up display [hed′up′] n. an aircraft system projecting critical flight and targeting information on the cockpit windshield to give the pilot a simultaneous view of the ...
/hed"ayk'/, n. 1. a pain located in the head, as over the eyes, at the temples, or at the base of the skull. 2. an annoying or bothersome person, situation, activity, etc. [bef. ...
/hed"ay'kee/, adj. 1. having a headache. 2. accompanied by or causing headaches: a headachy cold. [1820-30; HEADACHE + -Y1] * * *
/hed"band'/, n. 1. a band worn around the head; fillet. 2. Print. a band for decorative effect at the head of a chapter or of a page in a book. 3. a band sewed or glued to the ...
/hed"bang'euhr/, n. metalhead. [1985-90] * * *
☆ headbanging or head-banging [hed′baŋ΄iŋ ] n. rhythmical moving of the head up and down in dancing to HEAVY METAL adj. of or having to do with HEAVY METAL * * *
/hed"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a board forming the head of anything, esp. of a bed. [1720-30; HEAD + BOARD] * * *
/hed"boks'/, n. 1. (in a papermaking machine) the container in which cleaned pulp is collected for uniform distribution across the wire. 2. headrail (def. 2). [HEAD + BOX1] * * *
/hed"cheez'/, n. a seasoned loaf made of the head meat, sometimes including the tongue or brains, of a calf or pig and molded in the natural aspic of the head. [1835-45, Amer.; ...
/hed"klawth', -kloth'/, n., pl. headcloths /-klawdhz', -klodhz', -klawths', -kloths'/. any cloth for covering the head, as a turban or wimple. [bef. 1000; ME he(v)ed cloth; OE ...
head cold n. A common cold mainly affecting the mucous membranes of the nasal passages, characterized by congestion, headache, and sneezing. * * *
head count or head·count (hĕdʹkount') n. 1. The act of counting people in a particular group. 2. The number of people counted in this way. * * *
head·count·er (hĕdʹkoun'tər) n. Informal A pollster. * * *
/hed"dres'/, n. 1. a covering or decoration for the head: a tribal headdress of feathers. 2. a style or manner of arranging the hair. [1695-1705; HEAD + DRESS] * * *
Heade, Martin Johnson
born Aug. 11, 1819, Lumberville, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 4, 1904, St. Augustine, Fla. U.S. painter. He studied in Europe and Britain, then returned to the U.S. to take up portrait ...
/hed"id/, adj. 1. having a heading or course. 2. shaped or grown into a head. 3. having the mentality, personality, emotional control, or quality specified, or possessing a ...
/hed"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that removes or puts a head on something. 2. a reaping machine that cuts off and gathers only the heads of the grain. 3. a chamber to which ...
header bond
a brickwork bond composed entirely of overlapping headers. * * *
head·fast (hĕdʹfăst') n. A mooring rope or chain that secures the bow of a ship to a wharf. * * *
/hed"ferrst"/, adv. 1. with the head in front or bent forward; headforemost: He dived headfirst into the sea. 2. rashly; precipitately. [1820-30; HEAD + FIRST] * * *
/hed"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) headfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) headfishes. 1. See ocean sunfish. 2. See sharptail mola. [1835-45, Amer.; HEAD ...
/hed"fawr"mohst', -meuhst, -fohr"-/, adv. headfirst (def. 1). [1615-25; HEAD + FOREMOST] * * *
/hed"fraym'/, n. a structure supporting the hoisting sheaves at the top of a mine shaft. Also called gallows frame. [1875-80; HEAD + FRAME] * * *
head·ful (hĕdʹfo͝ol') n. Informal 1. A relatively great amount of knowledge: a headful of baseball trivia; a headful of good stories. 2. An amount that covers the surface of ...
head gate n. 1. A control gate upstream of a lock or canal. 2. A floodgate that controls the flow of water in a ditch, sluice, race, or channel. * * *
/hed"gear'/, n. 1. any covering for the head, esp. a hat, cap, bonnet, etc. 2. a protective covering for the head, as a steel helmet or football helmet. 3. the parts of a harness ...
/hed"hunt'/, n. 1. a headhunting expedition: The men left the village to go on a headhunt. v.i. 2. to engage in headhunting. [HEAD + HUNT] * * *
/hed"hun'teuhr/, n. 1. a person who engages in headhunting. 2. a personnel recruiter for a corporation or executive recruitment agency. 3. an executive recruitment ...
/hed"hun'ting/, n. 1. (among certain primitive peoples) the practice of hunting down and decapitating victims and preserving their heads as trophies. 2. the act or practice of ...
headily [hed′'l ē] adv. in a heady manner * * * See heady. * * *
headiness [hed′ē nis] n. the quality or condition of being heady * * * See headily. * * *
/hed"ing/, n. 1. something that serves as a head, top, or front. 2. a title or caption of a page, chapter, etc. 3. a section of the subject of a discourse; a main division of a ...
heading course
(in brickwork) a course of headers. Cf. stretching course. [1650-60] * * *
heading sword
a sword used for beheading. [1505-15] * * *
a sports ground established in 1890 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, where Yorkshire County Cricket and Leeds Rugby League and Union home matches are played. Headingley is also ...
/hed"lamp'/, n. headlight. Also, headlamp. [1880-85] * * *
/hed"leuhnd/, n. 1. a promontory extending into a large body of water. 2. a strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence or border. [bef. 1000; ME hedeland, OE ...
—headlessness, n. /hed"lis/, adj. 1. without a head. 2. having the head cut off; beheaded. 3. having no leader or chief; leaderless. 4. foolish; stupid: a headless ...
headless line
▪ literature also called  acephalous line        in prosody, a line of verse that is lacking the normal first syllable. An iambic (iamb) line with only one syllable ...
See headless. * * *
/hed"luyt'/, n. a light or lamp, usually equipped with a reflector, on the front of an automobile, locomotive, etc. [1860-65, Amer.; HEAD + LIGHT1] * * *
/hed"luyn'/, n., v., headlined, headlining. n. Also called head. 1. a heading in a newspaper for any written material, sometimes for an illustration, to indicate subject matter, ...
/hed"luy'neuhr/, n. a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star. [1890-95; HEADLINE + -ER1] * * *
/hed"lok'/, n. Wrestling. a hold in which a wrestler locks an arm around the opponent's head. [1900-05; HEAD + LOCK1] * * *
—headlongness, n. /hed"lawng', -long'/, adv. 1. with the head foremost; headfirst: to plunge headlong into the water. 2. without delay; hastily: to plunge headlong into ...
/hed"meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. headmen /-meuhn, -men'/. 1. a chief or leader. 2. headsman. [bef. 1000; ME he(ve)dman, OE heafodman. See HEAD, MAN1] * * *
—headmastership, n. /hed"mas"teuhr, -mah"steuhr/, n. the person in charge of a private school. [1570-80; HEAD + MASTER] * * *
head mike n. A body mike worn on one's head. * * *
—headmistress-ship, n. /hed"mis"tris/, n. a woman in charge of a private school. [1870-75; HEAD + MISTRESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
head money n. 1. A reward paid for the capture and delivery of a fugitive; a bounty. 2. A poll tax. * * *
/hed"mohst'/ or, esp. Brit., /-meuhst/, adj. most advanced; foremost. [1620-30; HEAD + -MOST] * * *
/hed"noht'/, n. a brief summary, comment, or explanation that precedes a chapter, report, etc. [1850-55; HEAD + NOTE] * * *
/hed"fohn'/, n. Usually, headphones. 1. Audio. a headset designed for use with a stereo system. 2. any set of earphones. [1910-15; HEAD + -PHONE] * * *       small ...
/hed"pees'/, n. 1. a piece of armor for the head; helmet. 2. any covering for the head. 3. a headset. 4. the head as the seat of the intellect; judgment. 5. the top piece or part ...
/hed"pin'/, n. Bowling. the pin standing nearest to the bowler when set up, at the head or front of the triangle; the number 1 pin. [1930-35; HEAD + PIN] * * *
/hed"kwawr'teuhr, -kwaw'-/, v.t. 1. to situate in headquarters. v.i. 2. to establish one's headquarters. [back formation from HEADQUARTERS] * * *
/hed"kwawr'teuhrz, -kwaw'-/, n., pl. headquarters. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. a center of operations, as of the police or a business, from which orders are issued; the ...
/hed"rays'/, n. the race, flume, or channel leading to a water wheel or the like. [1840-50; HEAD + RACE1] * * *
/hed"rayl'/, n. 1. a railing on a sailing vessel, extending forward from abaft the bow to the back of the figurehead. 2. Also called headbox. a narrow, boxlike case extending ...
head register n. One of the higher ranges of the voice in singing or speaking, including the falsetto. Also called head voice. * * *
/hed"rest'/, n. 1. a rest or support of any kind for the head. 2. Also called head restraint. a padded part at the top of the back of a seat, esp. in an automobile, to protect ...
head rhyme n. Consonantal alliteration at the beginning of words. Also called beginning rhyme. * * *
/hed"rig'/, n. (in a sawmill) the carriage and saw used in cutting a log into slabs. [HEAD + RIG1] * * *
/hed"ruyt'/, n. 1. Law. a beneficial interest for each member of an Indian tribe in the tribal trust fund accruing from the lease of tribal oil, gas, and mineral rights, the sale ...
/hed"roohm', -room'/, n. 1. Naut. the clear space between two decks. 2. Also called headway. clear vertical space, as between the head and sill of a doorway or between the ...
/hedz/, adj., adv. (of a coin) with the top, or obverse, facing up: On the first toss, the coin came up heads. Cf. tails. [1675-85; HEAD + -S1] * * *
heads or tails
1. a gambling game in which a coin is tossed, the winner being the player who guesses which side of the coin will face up when it lands or is caught. 2. the tossing of a coin in ...
heads up
(used interjectionally to call attention to an impending danger or the need for immediate alertness). [1940-45] * * *
/hedz"up'/, adj. 1. quick to grasp a situation and take advantage of opportunities; alert; resourceful. n. 2. Chiefly Politics. a warning: sending a heads-up to the Pentagon ...
heads-up display n. An electronically generated display of flight, navigational, attack, or other data superimposed upon a military pilot's forward field of view. * * *
/hed"sayl'/; Naut. /hed"seuhl/, n. Naut. 1. any of various jibs or staysails set forward of the foremost mast of a vessel. 2. any sail set on a foremast, esp. on a vessel having ...
/hed"saw'/, n. a saw that cuts and trims logs as they enter a mill. [HEAD + SAW1] * * *
head·scarf (hĕdʹskärf') n. pl. head·scarfs or head·scarves (-skärvz) A scarf worn over or around the head, often folded and tied. * * *
head sea n. Waves or current running directly against the course of a ship. * * *
/hed"set'/, n. 1. Radio, Teleph. a device consisting of one or two earphones with a headband for holding them over the ears and sometimes with a mouthpiece attached. 2. earphones ...
head·shake (hĕdʹshāk') n. A turning of one's head to the right and left, signifying denial, disapproval, disbelief, doubt, or bemusement.   headʹshak'ing adj. & n. * * *
See headshake. * * *
/hed"sheet'/, n. Naut. 1. foresheet (def. 1). 2. headsheets, foresheet (def. 2). [1350-1400; ME. See HEAD, SHEET2] * * *
/hed"ship/, n. the position of head or chief; chief authority; leadership; supremacy. [1575-85; HEAD + -SHIP] * * *
head shop n. Slang A specialty shop that sells paraphernalia for use with illegal drugs. * * *
head·shot (hĕdʹshŏt') n. 1. A photograph of the head. 2. A bullet or shot aimed at and hitting the head. * * *
/hed"shring'keuhr/, n. Slang. shrink (def. 9). [1945-50, Amer.; HEAD + SHRINK + -ER1] * * *
/hedz"meuhn/, n., pl. headsmen. a public executioner who beheads condemned persons. Also, headman. [1595-1605; HEAD + 'S1 + MAN1] * * *
head·space (hĕdʹspās') n. The volume left at the top of an almost filled jar, tin, or other container before sealing. * * *
/hed"spring'/, n. 1. the fountainhead or source of a stream. 2. the source of anything. 3. an acrobatic feat similar to a handspring, except that the head as well as the hands ...
/hed"stawl'/, n. that part of a bridle or halter that encompasses the head of an animal. [1425-75; late ME hedstall. See HEAD, STALL1] * * *
/hed"stand'/, n., v., headstood, headstanding. n. 1. an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the head, usually with the aid of the ...
▪ fish       any of several fishes of the family Anostomidae (order Characiformes). All species are small, reaching a maximum length of 20 cm (8 inches), and are ...
head start n. 1. Sports. A start before other contestants in a race. 2. An early start that confers an advantage. * * *
/hed"stay'/, n. (on a sailing vessel) a stay leading forward from the head of the foremost mast to the stem head or the end of the bowsprit. [HEAD + STAY3] * * *
/hed"stok'/, n. the part of a machine containing or directly supporting the moving or working parts, as the assembly supporting and driving the live spindle in a lathe. See ...
/hed"stohn'/, n. a stone marker set at the head of a grave; gravestone. [1525-35; HEAD + STONE] * * *
/hed"streem'/, n. a stream that is the source, or one of the sources, of a river. [1810-20; HEAD + STREAM] * * *
—headstrongly, adv. —headstrongness, n. /hed"strawng', -strong'/, adj. 1. determined to have one's own way; willful; stubborn; obstinate: a headstrong young man. 2. ...
heads up (hĕdz) interj. Used as a warning to watch out for a potential source of danger, as at a construction site. * * *
head trip n. Slang 1. A mentally stimulating experience. 2. An act or a pattern of behavior undertaken primarily for self-gratification. * * *
head voice n. See head register. * * *
/hed"way"teuhr/, n. a person in charge of waiters, busboys, etc., in a restaurant or dining car. [1795-1805; HEAD + WAITER] * * *
head wall n. A steep slope or precipice rising at the head of a valley or glacial cirque. * * *
head·wa·ter (hĕdʹwô'tər, -wŏt'ər) n. The water from which a river rises; a source. Often used in the plural. * * *
/hed"waw'teuhrz, -wot'euhrz/, n.pl. the upper tributaries of a river. [1525-35; HEAD + waters, pl. of WATER] * * *
headway1 /hed"way'/, n. 1. forward movement; progress in a forward direction: The ship's headway was slowed by the storm. 2. progress in general: headway in a career. 3. rate of ...
head·wear (hĕdʹwâr') n. A hat or other covering for the head. * * *
/hed"wind'/, n. a wind opposed to the course of a moving object, esp. an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to tailwind). [1780-90; (A)HEAD + WIND1] * * *
/hed"werrd'/, n. 1. a word, phrase, or the like, appearing as the heading of a chapter, dictionary or encyclopedia entry, etc. 2. catchword (def. 2). 3. head (def. 26). [1815-25; ...
—headworker, n. —headworking, n. /hed"werrk'/, n. mental labor; thought. [1830-40; HEAD + WORK] * * *
See headwork. * * *
—headily, adv. —headiness, n. /hed"ee/, adj., headier, headiest. 1. intoxicating: a heady wine. 2. affecting the mind or senses greatly: heady perfume. 3. exciting; ...
—healable, adj. /heel/, v.t. 1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment. 2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or ...
/heel"awl'/, n. the selfheal, Prunella vulgaris. [1570-80] * * *
See heal. * * *
/hee"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that heals. 2. See faith healer. [1175-1225; ME; see HEAL, -ER1] * * *
▪ Victoria, Australia       town, Victoria, Australia. It is situated in the Dandenong Ranges and on the Maroondah Highway northeast of Melbourne. Founded (1860) on the ...
Healey, Denis Winston, Baron Healey of Riddlesden
▪ British politician and economist born Aug. 30, 1917, Mottingham, Kent, Eng.       British economist and statesman, writer, and chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 ...
Healey, Jeff
▪ 2009 Norman Jeffrey Healey        Canadian musician born March 25, 1966, Toronto, Ont. died March 2, 2008, Toronto was a virtuoso guitarist whom retinoblastoma had ...
—healingly, adv. /hee"ling/, adj. 1. curing or curative; prescribed or helping to heal. 2. growing sound; getting well; mending. n. 3. the act or process of regaining health: a ...
healing by first intention
Surg., Med. See under intention (def. 6). * * *
healing by second intention
Surg., Med. See under intention (def. 6). * * *
healing cult
▪ religion       religious group or movement that places major, or even exclusive, emphasis on the treatment or prevention by nonmedical means of physical or spiritual ...
heal·ing herb (hēʹlĭng) n. See comfrey. * * *
—healthward, adj., adv. /helth/, n. 1. the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health. 2. soundness of body or mind; ...
Health and Disease
▪ 2009 Introduction Food and Drug Safety.       In 2008 the contamination of infant formula and related dairy products with melamine in China led to widespread ...
Health and Safety at Work Act
a series of laws passed in Britain in 1974 which require employers to make sure that their employees are working in healthy and safe conditions. * * *
Health and Safety Executive
(abbr HSE) a British government organization which recommends action concerning the standards of health and safety at places of work. * * *
health club
a usually private club that offers its members facilities for exercising and physical conditioning. [1960-65] * * *
health code.
See under code (def. 3). Also called sanitary code. * * *
Health effects of primary smoke constituents
▪ Table Key: +++ high, well-established risk ++ causal role accepted by leading health authorities + plausible risk, but evidence is not definitive - not a probable ...
health farm
health farm n. a place, especially in the country, where people go for a healthful regimen of regular exercise, special diets, etc. * * *
health food
any natural food popularly believed to promote or sustain good health, as by containing vital nutrients, being grown without the use of pesticides, or having a low sodium or fat ...
health foods
➡ New Age * * *
health insurance
insurance that compensates the insured for expenses or loss incurred for medical reasons, as through illness or hospitalization. [1900-05] * * * System for the advance financing ...
health law
Introduction  the branch of law dealing with various aspects of health care, including the practices of caregivers and the rights of patients. Maintenance of professional ...
health maintenance organization
a plan for comprehensive health services, prepaid by an individual or by a company for its employees, that provides treatment, preventive care, and hospitalization to each ...
health maintenance organization (HMO)
Public or private organization providing comprehensive medical care to subscribers on the basis of a prepaid contract. HMOs deliver a broad range of health services for a fixed ...
health physics
☆ health physics n. a discipline dealing with protection against the potential hazards of harmful radiations in the environment health physicist n. * * *
health professional
Med. a person trained to work in any field of physical or mental health. * * *
health spa
a resort or a special building or room where a person may exercise, swim, or otherwise condition the body. * * *
/helth"kair'/, n. Also, health care. 1. the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind. 2. any of the procedures or methods employed in ...
health food n. A food believed to be highly beneficial to health, especially a food grown organically and free of chemical additives. * * *
—healthfully, adv. —healthfulness, n. /helth"feuhl/, adj. 1. conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet. 2. healthy. [1350-1400; ME helthful. See HEALTH, ...
See healthful. * * *
See healthfully. * * *
See healthy. * * *
See healthily. * * *
health insurance n. Insurance against expenses incurred through illness of the insured. * * *
healthmaintenance organization
health maintenance organization n. An HMO. * * *
health spa n. A business establishment with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness. * * *

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