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/huy"fits/, n. Jascha /yah"sheuh/, born 1901, U.S. violinist, born in Russia. * * *
Heifetz, Jascha
born Feb. 2, 1901, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian Empire died Dec. 10, 1987, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. Lithuanian-born U.S. violinist. He studied with his father from age five, ...
Hei·fetz (hīʹfĭts), Jascha. 1901-1987. Russian-born American violinist. Considered among the world's best violinists at the age of 13, he matured into a great artist, ...
/hay, huy/, interj. (an exclamation used to call attention, give encouragement, etc.) [1565-75] * * *
/huy"hoh", hay"-/, interj. (an exclamation of surprise, exultation, melancholy, boredom, or weariness.) [1545-55] * * *
/huyt/, n. 1. extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet. 2. distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to ...
height of land
☆ height of land n. Cdn. a watershed * * *
height to paper
height to paper n. the standard height of type from face to feet, equal in the U.S. to .9186 inch * * *
Height, Dorothy
▪ American civil and women’s rights activist in full  Dorothy Irene Height  born March 24, 1912, Richmond, Va., U.S.       American civil and women's rights ...
/huyt"teuh pay"peuhr/, n. Print. the standard height of type, measured from the foot to the face, in the U.S. 0.918 of an inch (2.33 cm). [1765-75] * * *
—heightener, n. /huyt"n/, v.t. 1. to increase the height of; make higher. 2. to increase the degree or amount of; augment: Cézanne's death heightened the value of his ...
See heighten. * * *
/huytth/, n. a nonstandard spelling of height. * * *
/huy"tiz euhm/, n. discrimination or prejudice based on a person's stature, esp. discrimination against short people. [1970-75] * * *
Heigl, Katherine Marie
▪ 2009 born Nov. 24, 1978, Washington, D.C.       In 2008 Emmy Award-winning American actress Katherine Heigl, who portrayed Dr. Isobel (Izzie) Stevens on the hit ...
Heijermans, Herman
▪ Dutch author born Dec. 3, 1864, Rotterdam died Nov. 22, 1924, Zandvoort, Neth.  Dutch author and playwright, both naturalistic and didactic, who in his work attacked all ...
Heikal, Muhammad Hassanein
▪ Egyptian journalist born 1923, Cairo       leading Egyptian journalist who gained fame as the editor in chief of Al-Ahram, (Ahram, Al-) the semiofficial Egyptian ...
Heike monogatari
▪ Japanese epic English  The Tale of the Heike        medieval Japanese epic, which is to the Japanese what the Iliad is to the Western world—a prolific source of ...
Heilbroner, Robert Louis
▪ 2006       American economist (b. March 24, 1919, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 4, 2005, New York City), was the author of several of the most widely read books on ...
/huyl"brddawn/, n. a city in N Baden-Württemberg, in SW Germany. 110,900. * * * ▪ Germany       city, Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany. It lies ...
Heilbrun, Carolyn
▪ American author and literary critic in full  Carolyn Gold Heilbrun , pseudonym  Amanda Cross  born January 13, 1926, East Orange, New Jersey, U.S. died October 9, 2003, ...
Heilbrun, Carolyn Gold
▪ 2004       American feminist literary scholar and fiction writer (b. Jan. 13, 1926, East Orange, N.J.—d. Oct. 9, 2003, New York, N.Y.), was on the faculty of ...
/huy"li geuhn shuyn'/, n., pl. Heiligenscheine /-shuy'neuh/. German. a ring of light around the shadow cast by a person's head, esp. on a dewy, sunlit lawn, caused by reflection ...
Heilong Jiang
/hay"lawng" jyahng"/, Pinyin. Amur. * * *
/hay"lawng"jyahng"/, n. Pinyin. a province in NE China, S of the Amur River. 21,390,000; 108,880 sq. mi. (281,999 sq. km). Cap.: Harbin. Also, Older Spelling, Heilungkiang ...
▪ province, China Introduction Chinese (Wade-Giles)  Hei-lung-chiang , (Pinyin)  Heilongjiang        the northernmost sheng (province) of China's Northeast region. ...
Heim, Albert
▪ Swiss geologist born April 12, 1849, Zürich, Switz. died Aug. 31, 1937, Zürich       Swiss geologist whose studies of the Swiss Alps greatly advanced knowledge of ...
/haym"dahl'/, n. Scand. Myth. the god of dawn and light. Also, Heimdal, Heimdallr /haym"dahl'euhr/. [ < ON Heimdallr, equiv. to heim(r) HOME, world + dallr, perh. c. OE deall ...
/hay"mish/, adj. haimish. * * *
Heimlich maneuver
/huym"lik/ an emergency rescue procedure for application to someone choking on a foreign object, in which the rescuer places a fist between the victim's lower ribs or upper ...
Heim·lich maneuver (hīmʹlĭk', -lĭKH') n. An emergency technique used to eject an object, such as food, from the trachea of a choking person. The technique employs a firm ...
/hayms"kring lah/, n. Scand. Myth. a book of the 13th century narrating the history of the kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson. [ < ON, from kringla heimsins orb of the world, ...
▪ Austrian organization       (German: Home Defense Force), any of the local organizations formed in various parts of Austria to expel invading Yugoslavs or preserve ...
hein [an] interj. Fr. equiv. of EH * * *
/huy"neuh/, n. Heinrich /huyn"rddikh/, 1797-1856, German lyric and satiric poet, journalist, and critic. * * *
Heine, (Christian Johann) Heinrich
orig. Harry Heine born Dec. 13, 1797, Düsseldorf, Prussia died Feb. 17, 1856, Paris, France German poet. Born of Jewish parents, he converted to Protestantism to enter ...
Heine, Heinrich
▪ German author Introduction in full  Christian Johann Heinrich Heine , original name (until 1825)  Harry Heine  born December 13, 1797, Düsseldorf, Prussia died February ...
Hei·ne (hīʹnə), Heinrich. 1797-1856. German writer who lived in Paris after 1831. His romantic poems and social essays are marked by his love for the German land and people ...
Heine-Borel theorem
/huy"neuh baw rel", -beuh-/, Math. the theorem that in a metric space every covering consisting of open sets that covers a closed and compact set has a finite collection of ...
Heinecken, Robert Friedli
▪ 2007       American artist and printmaker (b. Dec. 29, 1931, Denver, Colo.—d. May 19, 2006, Albuquerque, N.M.), during the 1960s and '70s, created constructed ...
Heineken, Alfred Henry
▪ 2003       Dutch brewer (b. Nov. 4, 1923, Amsterdam, Neth.—d. Jan. 3, 2002, Noordwijk, Neth.), during a lifetime at the brewery incorporated by his grandfather in ...
an international company based in Holland that makes lager (= a type of pale light beer). It became famous in Britain for its humorous advertisements which ended with the words: ...
Heinemann, Barbara
▪ American religious leader born Jan. 11, 1795, Leitersweiler, Alsace, Fr. died May 21, 1883, Amana (Amana Colonies), Iowa, U.S.       French-born U.S. spiritual leader ...
Heinemann, William
▪ English publisher born May 18, 1863, Surbiton, Surrey, Eng. died Oct. 5, 1920, London       English publisher whose firm published outstanding contemporary fiction ...
Heinesen, William
▪ Danish Faeroese author born Jan. 15, 1900, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Den. died Mar. 12, 1991, Tórshavn       Faroese writer of Danish-language poetry and fiction in ...
Heinicke, Samuel
▪ German educator born April 10, 1727, Nautschütz, Saxony died April 30, 1790, Leipzig       German advocate for and teacher of oralism (one of many early ...
heinie1 /huy"nee/, n. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a German, esp. a German soldier of World War I. [1900-05; partly Anglicized form of G Heine, familiar var. of HEINRICH ...
Heinkel, Ernst Heinrich
▪ German aeronautical engineer born Jan. 24, 1888, Grunbach, Ger. died Jan. 30, 1958, Stuttgart, W.Ger.  German designer and builder of the first rocket-powered aircraft ...
/huyn"luyn/, n. Robert A(nson), born 1907, U.S. science-fiction writer. * * *
Heinlein, Robert A
▪ American author born July 7, 1907, Butler, Mo., U.S. died May 8, 1988, Carmel, Calif.       prolific American writer considered to be one of the most literary and ...
Heinlein, Robert A(nson)
born July 7, 1907, Butler, Mo., U.S. died May 8, 1988, Carmel, Calif. U.S. science-fiction writer. He pursued graduate study in physics and mathematics and began his writing ...
Heinlein,Robert Anson
Hein·lein (hīnʹlīn, -lĭn), Robert Anson. 1907-1988. American writer of science fiction whose works include Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) and The Moon Is a Harsh ...
Heino, Viljo Akseli
▪ 1999       Finnish athlete who was the last of the "Flying Finns," track stars who dominated long-distance running from the 1920s through the '40s; he set a world ...
—heinously, adv. —heinousness, n. /hay"neuhs/, adj. hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible: a heinous offense. [1325-75; ME heynous < MF haineus, equiv. to haine ...
See heinous. * * *
See heinously. * * *
/huyn"rik/; Ger. /huyn"rddikh/, n. a male given name, Germanic form of Henry. * * * (as used in expressions) Johann Heinrich Belter Bernstorff Johann Heinrich count von Böll ...
Heinrich Julius
▪ duke of Brunswick born October 15, 1564, Schloss Hessen, near Wolfenbüttel, Saxony [Germany] died July 20, 1613, Prague [now in Czech Republic]       duke of ...
Heinrich Von Melk
▪ German satirist flourished 1150       early Middle High German poet, the first satirist in German literature.       A Benedictine lay brother of the Austrian ...
Heinrich Von Morungen
▪ German poet died 1222, near Leipzig       German minnesinger, one of the few notable courtly poets from east-central Germany.       A native of Thuringia, he ...
Heinrich von Veldeke
▪ German-Dutch poet born c. 1140–50, near Maastricht, Lower Lorraine [now in The Netherlands] died c. 1190       Middle High German poet of noble birth whose Eneit, ...
Heinse, Wilhelm
▪ German writer in full  Johann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse  born Feb. 16, 1746, Langewiesen, near Weimar, Thuringia [Germany] died June 22, 1803, Aschaffenburg, near Frankfurt am ...
Heinsius, Anthonie
▪ Dutch statesman born Nov. 23, 1641, Delft, Neth. died Aug. 3, 1720, The Hague  statesman who as councillor pensionary of Holland (1689–1720) and the leading Dutch ...
Heinsius, Daniël
▪ Dutch poet (Latin),Dutch  Daniël Heins   born , Jan. [June ?] 9, 1580, Ghent died Feb. 25, 1655, Leiden, Neth.       Dutch poet, famous in his day as a classical ...
/huynz/, n. H(enry) J(ohn), 1844-1919, U.S. businessman: founder of food-processing company. * * * (as used in expressions) Fraenkel Conrat Heinz Ludwig Guderian Heinz ...
Heinz Company
▪ American corporation in full  H.J. Heinz Company        major U.S. manufacturer of processed foods, which are distributed throughout the world. The company's “57 ...
Heinz, H(enry) J(ohn)
born Oct. 11, 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died May 14, 1919, Pittsburgh U.S. entrepreneur, founder of a major manufacturer of processed foods. He joined his father's ...
Heinz, Henry John
▪ American manufacturer byname  Pickle King   born Oct. 11, 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died May 14, 1919, Pittsburgh       U.S. manufacturer whose highly successful ...
Heinz, W(ilfred) C(harles)
▪ 2009       American journalist and novelist born Jan. 11, 1915, Mount Vernon, N.Y. died Feb. 27, 2008, Bennington, Vt. helped usher in New Journalism, which emerged ...
Heinz,Henry John
Heinz (hīnz), Henry John. 1844-1919. American food manufacturer who organized the H.J. Heinz Company (1888). * * *
(H J Heinz) an international company based in the US that makes a large range of food in tins, including baked beans, soup and baby food. Heinz salad cream and tomato ketchup (= ...
—heirless, adj. /air/, n. 1. a person who inherits or has a right of inheritance in the property of another following the latter's death. 2. Law. a. (in common law) a person ...
heir apparent
—heir apparency. pl. heirs apparent. 1. an heir whose right is indefeasible, provided he or she survives the ancestor. 2. a person whose succession to a position appears ...
heir at law
pl. heirs at law. a person who inherits, or has a right of inheritance in, the real property of one who has died without leaving a valid will. [1720-30] * * *
/hem"luyn'/, n. 1. the bottom edge of a coat, dress, skirt, etc. 2. the level of this edge as expressed in inches from the floor: an 18-inch hemline. [1920-25; HEM1 + LINE1] * * *
/hem"lok'/, n. 1. a poisonous plant, Conium maculatum, of the parsley family, having purple-spotted stems, finely divided leaves, and umbels of small white flowers, used ...
hemlock looper
the larva of a geometrid moth, Lambdina fiscellaria, common in some areas of North America and a serious pest of various trees, as hemlock, Douglas fir, balsam spruce, and oak. * ...
Hemlock Society
a US organization that supports doctors who help people to end their own lives when they want to do so because they have a serious illness that cannot be cured. The organization ...
/hem"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that hems. 2. a sewing-machine attachment for hemming edges. [1425-75; late ME. See HEM1, -ER1] * * *
Hemmings, David Leslie Edward
▪ 2004       British actor, director, and producer (b. Nov. 18, 1941, Guildford, Surrey, Eng.—d. Dec. 3, 2003, Bucharest, Rom.), played the lead, a mod fashion ...
a combining form meaning "blood," used in the formation of compound words: hemocyte. Also, hema-, hemato-; esp. before a vowel, hem-; esp. Brit., haemo-. [ < NL, comb. form repr. ...
/hee"meuh blast', hem"euh-/, n. Anat. hematoblast. [HEMO- + -BLAST] * * *
—hemochromatotic /hee'moh kroh'meuh tot"ik, hem'oh-/, adj. /hee'meuh kroh'meuh toh"sis, hem'euh-/, n. Pathol. a rare metabolic disorder characterized by a bronzed skin, ...
/hee"meuh krohm', hem"euh-/, n. 1. the red coloring matter of the blood. 2. an oxygen-containing component of the blood. [HEMO- + -CHROME] * * *
▪ chemical compound also spelled  Haemochromogen,        compound of the iron-containing pigment heme with a protein or other substance. The hemochromogens include ...
/hee"meuh seel', hem"euh-/, n. Anat. a series of interconnected spaces between tissues and organs through which blood flows freely, unconfined by veins or arteries, occurring in ...
/hee'meuh kon'seuhn tray"sheuhn, hem'euh-/, n. an increase in the concentration of cellular elements in the blood, resulting from loss of plasma. [1935-40; HEMO- + ...
/hee'meuh suy"euh nin, hem'euh-/, n. Biochem. a blue, copper-containing respiratory pigment in the plasma of many invertebrates. [1835-45; HEMO- + CYAN-1 + -IN2] * * *
/hee"meuh suyt', hem"euh-/, n. a blood cell. Also, hematocyte. [1900-05; HEMO- + -CYTE] * * *
—hemocytoblastic, adj. /hee'meuh suy"teuh blast', hem'euh-/, n. Anat. a primordial cell capable of developing into any type of blood cell. [HEMOCYTE + -O- + -BLAST] * * * ▪ ...
/hee'moh suy tom"i teuhr, hem'oh-/, n. Med. an instrument for counting blood cells. Also, hemacytometer. [1875-80; HEMO- + CYTO- + -METER] * * *
/hi moh"dee euh/, n. Dentistry. hypersensitivity of the teeth. [ < NL haemodia, equiv. to Gk haimod(eîn) to be set on edge, set the teeth on edge + L -ia -IA] * * *
/hee'moh duy al"euh sis, hem'oh-/, n. Biochem. dialysis of the blood, esp. with an artificial kidney, for the removal of waste products. [1945-50; HEMO- + DIALYSIS] * * *
/hee'meuh duy"euh luy'zeuhr, hem'euh-/, n. Med. See artificial kidney. [1955-60; HEMO- + DIA- + -LYZE + -ER1] * * *
/hee'meuh di looh"sheuhn, -duy-, hem'euh-/, n. a decreased concentration of cells and solids in blood, usually caused by an influx of fluid. [1935-40; HEMO- + DILUTION] * * *
See hemodynamics. * * *
See hemodynamic. * * *
—hemodynamic, adj. /hee'moh duy nam"iks, hem'oh-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of physiology dealing with the forces involved in the circulation of the ...
/hee'meuh flaj"euh layt', hem'euh-/, n. a flagellate protozoan, esp. of the genera Trypanosoma and Leishmania, that is parasitic in the blood. [1905-10; HEMO- + FLAGELLATE] * * *
/hee'moh jee"nee euh, -jeen"yeuh, hem'oh-/, n. Pathol. pseudohemophilia. [HEMO- + -GEN + -IA] * * *
—hemoglobic, hemoglobinous, adj. /hee"meuh gloh'bin, hem"euh-/, n. Biochem. the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to convey ...
Any of a group of disorders caused by genetic abnormality of the hemoglobin molecule. The most prominent types are sickle-cell anemia and thalassemia, a set of disorders whose ...
—hemoglobinuric, adj. /hee'meuh gloh'beuh noor"ee euh, -nyoor"-, hem'euh-/, n. Pathol. the presence of hemoglobin pigment in the urine. [1865-70; HEMOGLOBIN + -URIA] * * *
See hemoglobinuria. * * *
/hee"meuh gram', hem"euh-/, n. a graphic record of the cellular elements of the blood. [1925-30; HEMO- + -GRAM1] * * *
/hee"moyd/, adj. resembling blood; hematoid. [1885-90; HEM- + -OID] * * *
—hemolymphatic /hee'moh lim fat"ik, hem'oh-/, adj. /hee"meuh limf', hem"euh-/, n. Anat. a fluid in the body cavities and tissues of invertebrates, in arthropods functioning as ...
See hemolymph. * * *
/hi mol"i sin, hee'meuh luy"-, hem'euh-/, n. Immunol. a substance, as an antibody, that in cooperation with complement causes dissolution of red blood cells. [1895-1900; HEMO- + ...
—hemolytic /hee'meuh lit"ik, hem'euh-/, adj. /hi mol"euh sis/, n. the breaking down of red blood cells with liberation of hemoglobin. Also called hematolysis. [1885-90; HEMO- + ...
See hemolysis. * * *
hemolytic anemia
Pathol. an anemic condition characterized by the destruction of red blood cells: seen in some drug reactions and in certain infectious and hereditary disorders. [1935-40] * * *
hemolytic anemia n. Anemia resulting from the lysis of red blood cells, as in response to certain toxic or infectious agents and in certain inherited blood disorders. * * *
/hee"meuh luyz', hem"euh-/, v., hemolyzed, hemolyzing. v.t. 1. to subject (red blood cells) to hemolysis. v.i. 2. to undergo hemolysis. [1900-05; HEMO- + -LYZE] * * *
/ay mawonn"/, n. Louis /lwee/, 1880-1913, Canadian novelist, born in France. * * *
Hémon, Louis
▪ French author born Oct. 12, 1880, Brest, Fr. died July 8, 1913, near Chapleau, Ont., Can.       French author of Maria Chapdelaine, the best known novel of French ...
/hee"meuh fuyl', hem"euh-/, n. 1. a hemophiliac. 2. a hemophilic bacterium. adj. 3. hemophilic. [HEMO- + -PHILE] * * *
/hee'meuh fil"ee euh, -feel"yeuh, hem'euh-/, n. any of several X-linked genetic disorders, symptomatic chiefly in males, in which excessive bleeding occurs owing to the absence ...
/hee'meuh fil"ee ak', -fee"lee-, hem'euh-/ n. 1. Also, hemophile. a person having hemophilia. adj. 2. hemophilic (def. 1). [1895-1900; HEMOPHILI(A) + -AC] * * *
/hee'meuh fil"ik, hem'euh-/, adj. 1. characteristic of or affected by hemophilia. 2. (of bacteria) developing best in a culture containing blood, or in blood itself. [1860-65; ...
/hee'meuh fil"ee oyd', hem'euh-/, adj. (of a disease) resembling hemophilia, but having a different genetic or acquired cause. [HEMOPHIL(IA) + -OID] * * *
/hi mof"euh leuhs/, n. Bacteriol. a genus of rod-shaped, parasitic, hemophilic bacteria, certain species of which, as H. influenzae or H. suis, are pathogenic for humans and ...
/hee'meuh foh"bee euh, hem'euh-/, n. Psychiatry. an abnormal fear of blood. [1885-90; < NL; see HEMO-, -PHOBIA] * * *
See hemophobia. * * *
—hemopoietic /hee'meuh poy et"ik, hem'euh-/, adj. /hee'meuh poy ee"sis, hem'euh-/, n. hematopoiesis. [HEMO- + -POIESIS] * * *
See hemopoiesis. * * *
/hi mop"teuh sis/, n. Pathol. the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus. [1640-50; < NL, equiv. to hemo- HEMO- + Gk ptýsis spitting; cf. ptýein to spit] * * *
—hemorrhagic /hem'euh raj"ik/, adj. /hem"euhr ij, hem"rij/, n., v., hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging. n. 1. a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding. 2. ...
See hemorrhage. * * *
hemorrhagic fever
Pathol. any of several arbovirus infections, as dengue, characterized by fever, chills, and malaise followed by hemorrhages of capillaries, sometimes leading to kidney failure ...
hemorrhagic measles
Pathol. See black measles. * * *
hemorrhagic septicemia
Vet. Pathol. an acute infectious disease of animals, caused by the bacterium Pasteurella multocida, and characterized by fever, catarrhal symptoms, pneumonia, and general blood ...
hemorrhagic fever n. Any of a group of viral infections, including dengue hemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease, and yellow fever, that occur primarily in tropical climates, are ...
hemorrhagic measles n. (used with a sing. verb) See black measles. * * *
—hemorrhoidal, adj. /hem"euh royd', hem"royd/, n. Usually, hemorrhoids. Pathol. an abnormally enlarged vein mainly due to a persistent increase in venous pressure, occurring ...
hem·or·rhoi·dal (hĕm'ə-roidʹl) adj. 1. Of or relating to hemorrhoids. 2. Supplying the region of the rectum and anus. Used of certain arteries. * * *
/hem'euh roy dek"teuh mee/, n., pl. hemorrhoidectomies. the surgical removal of hemorrhoids. [1915-20; HEMORRHOID + -ECTOMY] * * *
/hee'moh sid"euhr in, hem'oh-/, n. Biochem. a yellowish-brown protein containing iron, derived chiefly from hemoglobin and found in body tissue and phagocytes, esp. as the result ...
/hi mos"teuh sis, hee'meuh stay"sis, hem'euh-/, n. Med. 1. the stoppage of bleeding. 2. the stoppage of the circulation of blood in a part of the body. 3. stagnation of blood in ...
/hee"meuh stat', hem"euh-/, n. an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage. [1895-1900; shortened form of HEMOSTATIC] * * *
/hee'meuh stat"ik, hem'euh-/, adj. Med. 1. arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic. 2. pertaining to stagnation of the blood. n. 3. a hemostatic agent or substance. [1700-10; ...
/hee'meuh ther'euh pyooh"tiks, hem'euh-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Med. hemotherapy. [HEMO- + THERAPEUTICS] * * *
/hee'meuh ther"euh pee, hem'euh-/, n. Med. therapy by means of blood, serum, or plasma transfusion. Also, hemotherapeutics. [HEMO- + THERAPY] * * *
▪ pathology also spelled  haemothorax        collection of a bloody fluid in the pleural cavity, between the membrane lining the thoracic cage and the membrane ...
—hemotoxic, adj. /hee'meuh tok"sin, hem'euh-/, n. a toxin, as cobra venom, that causes a hemolytic reaction. [HEMO- + TOXIN] * * *
—hemotrophic /hee'meuh trof"ik, -troh"fik, hem'euh-/, adj. /hee"meuh trof', -trohf', hem"euh-/, n. Embryol. the material from the maternal bloodstream and placenta that ...
—hemplike, adj. /hemp/, n. 1. Also called Indian hemp, marijuana. a tall, coarse plant, Cannabis sativa, that is native to Asia but naturalized or cultivated in many parts of ...
hemp agrimony
a European composite plant, Eupatorium cannabinum, having dull purplish flowers. [1770-80] * * *
hemp nettle
a coarse weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, resembling hemp in appearance and having bristly hairs like the nettle. [1795-1805] * * *
hemp tree.
See chaste tree. [1540-50] * * *
hemp agrimony n. A Eurasian and North African plant (Eupatorium cannabinum) having palmately divided leaves and clusters of small reddish-purple flower heads. * * *
/hem"peuhl/, n. Carl Gustav, born 1905, U.S. philosopher, born in Germany. * * *
Hempel, Carl Gustav
▪ American philosopher born January 8, 1905, Oranienburg, Germany died November 9, 1997, Princeton township, New Jersey, U.S.       German-born American philosopher, ...
/hem"peuhn/, adj. 1. of, like, or pertaining to hemp. 2. made of hemp. [1325-75; ME hempyn. See HEMP, -EN2] * * *
Hemphill, Julius Arthur
▪ 1996       U.S. saxophonist and composer (b. c. 1940, Fort Worth, Texas—d. April 2, 1995, New York, N.Y.), elicited a varied, reedy sound that was punctuated by ...
hemp nettle n. Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Galeopsis, having bristly stems and white or reddish flowers with two lips. * * *
/hemp"seed'/, n. the seed of hemp, used as food for birds. [1275-1325; ME; see HEMP, SEED] * * *
/hemp"sted, hem"-/, n. a village on W Long Island, in SE New York. 40,404. * * * ▪ New York, United States       town (township), Nassau county, New York, U.S. ...
/hem"pee/, adj. Scot. mischievous; often in trouble for mischief. [1400-50; late ME hempi made of hemp (see HEMP, -Y1); hence, fit for hanging by a hemp rope, and, by ...
—hemstitcher, n. /hem"stich'/, v.t. 1. to hem along a line from which threads have been drawn out, stitching the cross threads into a series of little groups. 2. to simulate ...
See hemstitch. * * *
—henlike, adj. —hennish, adj. /hen/, n. 1. the female of the domestic fowl. 2. the female of any bird, esp. of a gallinaceous bird. 3. Informal (often disparaging and ...
hen and chickens
hen and chickens n. the common houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum), a flowering plant with a dense rosette of fleshy leaves clustered at the base of the stem from which offshoots ...
hen fruit
Facetious. a hen's egg or eggs. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
hen harrier
Brit. See northern harrier. [1555-65] * * *
hen hawk.
See chicken hawk (def. 1). [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
hen of the woods
a large, grayish-brown, edible fungus, Polyporus frondosus, forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees and somewhat resembling a hen. Also, hen-of-the-woods. * * *
hen party
Informal. a party or gathering for women only. [1880-85] * * *
hen tracks
Slang. illegible or barely legible handwriting. Also called hen scratches. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
/hen"euhn chik"euhnz/, n., pl. hens-and-chickens. any of several succulent plants that grow in clusters or colonies formed by runners or offshoots, as those of the genera ...
/hue"nahn"/, n. Pinyin. 1. a province in E China. 50,320,000; 64,479 sq. mi. (167,000 sq. km). Cap.: Zhengzhou. 2. former name of Luoyang. Also, Honan. * * * or Ho-nan ...
/hen"bayn'/, n. an Old World plant, Hyoscyamus niger, of the nightshade family, having sticky, hairy fetid foliage and greenish-yellow flowers, and possessing narcotic and ...
/hen"bit'/, n. a common weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers. [1570-80; HEN + BIT2] * * *
Henbury Craters
▪ meteorite craters, Northern Territory, Australia       group of 13 meteorite craters in a desert area 8 mi (13 km) west-southwest of Henbury, Northern Territory, ...
/hens/, adv. 1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory. 2. from this time; from now: They will leave a month ...
/hens"fawrth", -fohrth"; hens"fawrth', -fohrth'/, adv. from now on; from this point forward. Also, henceforward /hens'fawr"weuhrd, -fohr"-; hens"fawr"weuhrd, -fohr"-/. [1300-50; ...
hence·for·ward (hĕns-fôrʹwərd) adv. Henceforth. * * *
/hench/, n. Philip Showalter /shoh"awl teuhr/, 1896-1965, U.S. physician: Nobel prize for medicine 1950. * * *
Hench, John
▪ 2005       American designer (b. June 29, 1908, Cedar Rapids, Iowa—d. Feb. 5, 2004, Burbank, Calif.), was closely associated with the Disney brand, designing theme ...
Hench, Philip Showalter
▪ American physician born Feb. 28, 1896, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died March 30, 1965, Ocho Rios, Jam.  American physician who with Edward C. Kendall (Kendall, Edward Calvin) in ...
Hench,Philip Showalter
Hench (hĕnch), Philip Showalter. 1896-1965. American physician. He shared a 1950 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning the hormones of the adrenal cortex. * * *
—henchmanship, n. /hench"meuhn/, n., pl. henchmen. 1. an unscrupulous and ruthless subordinate, esp. a criminal: The leader of the gang went everywhere accompanied by his ...
Hencke, Karl Ludwig
▪ German astronomer born April 8, 1793, Driesen, Brandenburg [now Drezdenko, Pol.] died Sept. 21, 1866, Marienwerder, Prussia [now Kwidzyn, Pol.]       amateur ...
/hen"koohp', -koop'/, n. a large cage or coop for housing poultry. [1690-1700; HEN + COOP] * * *
a combining form meaning "eleven," used in the formation of compound words: hendecahedron. [comb. form repr. Gk héndeka eleven, equiv. to hén one (neut. of heîs) + déka ...
—hendecagonal /hen'deuh kag"euh nl/, adj. /hen dek"euh gon'/, n. a polygon having 11 angles and 11 sides. [1695-1705; HENDECA- + -GON] * * *
—hendecahedral /hen dek'euh hee"dreuhl, hen'dek-/, adj. /hen dek'euh hee"dreuhn, hen'dek-/, n., pl. hendecahedrons, hendecahedra /-dreuh/. a solid figure having 11 ...
/hen dek'euh si lab"ik, hen'dek-/, adj. 1. having 11 syllables. n. 2. a hendecasyllable. [1720-30; HENDECASYLLABLE + -IC] * * *
/hen dek"euh sil'euh beuhl, hen'dek euh sil"-/, n. a word or line of verse of 11 syllables. [1740-50; < L hendecasyllabus < Gk hendekasýllabos. See HENDECA-, SYLLABLE] * * *
/hen"deuhr seuhn/, n. 1. Arthur, 1863-1935, British statesman and labor leader: Nobel peace prize 1934. 2. David Bremner /brem"neuhr/, 1840-1906, U.S. political leader: Speaker ...
Henderson, (James) Fletcher
born Dec. 18, 1898, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S. died Dec. 29, 1952, New York, N.Y. U.S. pianist, arranger, and leader of one of the most influential big bands in jazz. Henderson formed ...
Henderson, Alexander
▪ Scottish minister born 1583?, Creich, Fife, Scot. died Aug. 19, 1646, Edinburgh  Scottish Presbyterian clergyman primarily responsible for the preservation of the ...
Henderson, Arthur
▪ British statesman born Sept. 13, 1863, Glasgow, Scot. died Oct. 20, 1935, London, Eng.       one of the chief organizers of the British Labour Party. He was ...
Henderson, Fletcher
▪ American musician in full  Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr.,  original name  James Fletcher Henderson,  byname  Smack  born Dec. 18, 1897, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S. died ...
Henderson, Joseph A.
▪ 2002 “Joe”        American jazz tenor saxophonist (b. April 24, 1937, Lima, Ohio—d. June 30, 2001, San Francisco, Calif.), was among the handful of important ...
Henderson, Lawrence Joseph
▪ American biochemist born June 3, 1878, Lynn, Mass., U.S. died Feb. 10, 1942, Cambridge       U.S. biochemist, who discovered the chemical means by which acid–base ...
Henderson, Rickey
in full Rickey Henley Henderson born Dec. 25, 1958, Chicago, Ill., U.S. U.S. baseball player. Henderson made his major league debut in 1979 with the Oakland Athletics. The ...
Henderson, Sir Nevile Meyrick
▪ British statesman born June 10, 1882, Horsham, Sussex, Eng. died Dec. 30, 1942, London       British ambassador in Berlin (1937–39) who was closely associated with ...
Henderson, Skitch
▪ 2006 Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson        British-born American pianist, conductor, and bandleader (b. Jan. 27, 1918, Birmingham, Eng.—d. Nov. 1, 2005, New Milford, ...
Henderson, Thomas
▪ British astronomer born Dec. 28, 1798, Dundee, Angus, Scot. died Nov. 23, 1844, Edinburgh       Scottish astronomer who, as royal astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope ...
Henderson, Zelma
▪ 2009 Zelma Cleota Hurst        American civil rights figure born Feb. 29, 1920, Colby, Kan. died May 20, 2008, Topeka, Kan. was the last surviving plaintiff in the ...
Henderson,Fletcher Hamilton
Henderson, Fletcher Hamilton. 1897-1952. American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. Prior to joining Benny Goodman's band (1939), he was bandleader at the ...
/hen"deuhr seuhn vil'/, n. a city in S Tennessee. 26,561. * * *
/hen duy"euh dis/, n. Rhet. a figure in which a complex idea is expressed by two words connected by a copulative conjunction: "to look with eyes and envy" instead of "with ...
/hen"deuhn/, n. a former borough, now part of Barnet, a city in Middlesex, in SE England, NW of London. * * *
/hen"drik/, n. a male given name, form of Henry. * * * (as used in expressions) Goltzius Hendrick Hendrick ter Brugghen Vandenberg Arthur Hendrick * * *
/hen"driks/, n. Thomas Andrews, 1819-85, vice president of the U.S. 1885. * * *
Hendricks, Thomas A
▪ vice president of United States born Sept. 7, 1819, near Zanesville, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 25, 1885, Indianapolis, Ind.  long-time Democratic Party politician and 21st vice ...
Hendricks, Thomas A(ndrews)
born Sept. 7, 1819, near Zanesville, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 25, 1885, Indianapolis, Ind. U.S. politician. He practiced law in Indiana before serving in the U.S. House of ...
(as used in expressions) Baekeland Leo Hendrik Berlage Hendrik Petrus Frederik Hendrik Lorentz Hendrik Antoon Terbrugghen Hendrik Verwoerd Hendrik Frensch Willem Hendrik * * *
/hen"driks/, n. Jimi /jim"ee/, 1942-70, U.S. rock guitarist and songwriter. * * *
Hendrix, Jimi
byname of James Marshall Hendrix born Nov. 27, 1942, Seattle, Wash., U.S. died Sept. 18, 1970, London, Eng. U.S. blues and rock guitarist (see rock music). Of mixed ...
Hen·drix (hĕnʹdrĭks), Jimi. Originally James Marshall Hendrix. 1942-1970. American musician whose innovative electric guitar playing greatly influenced the development of ...
(1969– ) a Scottish snooker player, the most successful in the history of the game. He was the youngest winner of the World Professional Championships in 1990 and became world ...
Hendry, Stephen
▪ 2000       Throughout the 1990s, Stephen Hendry ruled snooker as few had ever done before. In 1996, with an 18–12 victory over Peter Ebdon, Hendry claimed his sixth ...
/hen"euh kin/, n. the fiber of an agave, Agave fourcroydes, of Yucatán, used for making ropes, coarse fabrics, etc. Also, henequin. [1875-80; < AmerSp henequén, earlier ...
/henj/, n. Archaeol. a Neolithic monument of the British Isles, consisting of a circular area enclosed by a bank and ditch and often containing additional features including one ...
/heng"euh loh'/, n. a city in the E Netherlands. 75,990. * * * ▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), eastern Netherlands, on the Twente Canal. Formerly a ...
➡ Stone Age Britain * * *
/heng"gist, hen"jist/, n. died A.D. 488?, chief of the Jutes: with his brother Horsa led the Teutonic invasion of southern Britain c440. Also, Hengest. * * *
Hengist and Horsa
▪ Anglo-Saxon leader Hengist also spelled  Hengest        (respectively d. c. 488; d. 455?), brothers and legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers in ...
Hengstenberg, Ernst Wilhelm
▪ German theologian born Oct. 20, 1802, Fröndenberg, Prussia [Germany] died May 28, 1869, Berlin       German theologian who defended Lutheran orthodoxy against the ...
/hueng"yahng"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in E central Hunan province, in E China. 240,000. Formerly, Older Spelling, Hengchow /hueng"joh"/. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles ...
hen harrier n. See northern harrier. * * *
/hen"hows'/, n., pl. henhouses /-how'ziz/. a shelter for poultry. [1505-15; HEN + HOUSE] * * *
/hen"ee/, n. Sonja, 1912-69, U.S. figure-skater and film actress, born in Norway. * * *
Henie, Sonja
born April 8, 1912, Kristiania [now Oslo], Nor. died Oct. 12, 1969, in an airplane en route to Oslo Norwegian-born U.S. figure skater. She was trained in ballet. She won the ...
Hen·ie (hĕnʹē), Sonja. 1912-1969. Norwegian-born figure skater who was largely responsible for making ice skating a popular competitive sport. She won Olympic gold medals in ...
Henin, Justine
▪ Belgian athlete born June 1, 1982, Liège, Belg.    Belgian tennis player, whose strong serve and powerful one-handed backhand elevated her to the top of the women's game ...
▪ France       town, Pas-de-Calais département, Nord-Pas-de-Calais région, northern France, lying between Lens and Douai. Chartered in 1229, it was made a county in ...
Henin-Hardenne, Justine
▪ 2005       At the 2004 Australian Open, Belgian tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated her countrywoman Kim Clijsters to win her third Grand Slam title in the ...
Henle's loop
/hen"leez/. See loop of Henle. [1880-85] * * *
Henle, Friedrich Gustav Jacob
born July 15?, 1809, Fürth, Bavaria died May 13, 1885, Göttingen, Ger. German pathologist and anatomist. He published the first descriptions of the composition and ...
Henlein, Konrad
born May 6, 1898, Maffersdorf bei Reichenberg, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died May 10, 1945, Plzen, Czech. Sudeten German politician. In 1933 he became leader of the Sudeten ...
/hen"lee/, n. 1. Beth (Becker), born 1952, U.S. playwright. 2. William Ernest, 1849-1903, English poet, critic, and editor. 3. Henley-on-Thames. /hen"lee/, n., pl. Henleys. a ...
Henley Regatta
➡ Henley * * *
Henley Royal Regatta
▪ rowing competition       annual four-day series of rowing races held the first week in July on the River Thames, at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Eng. The regatta was ...
Henley, Beth
▪ American playwright in full  Elizabeth Becker Henley   born May 8, 1952, Jackson, Miss., U.S.       American playwright of regional dramas set in provincial ...
Henley, William Ernest
born Aug. 23, 1849, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Eng. died July 11, 1903, Woking, near London British poet, critic, and editor. After a tubercular disease forced the amputation ...
/hen"lee on temz"/, n. a city in SE Oxfordshire, in S England: annual rowing regatta. 31,744. Also called Henley. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish), ...
(1974– ) a leading British tennis player who in 1998 became the first to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon since the 1970s. He is especially popular with young people, whose ...
➡ Henman * * *
/hen"euh/, n., v., hennaed, hennaing. n. 1. an Asian shrub or small tree, Lawsonia inermis, of the loosestrife family, having elliptic leaves and fragrant flowers. 2. a ...
Henne am Rhyn, Otto
▪ Swiss historian born Aug. 26, 1828, Sankt Gallen, Switz. died May 1, 1914, Weiz, Styria, Austria-Hungary       journalist and historian whose comprehensive universal ...
Hennebique, François
▪ French engineer born April 25, 1842, Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France died March 20, 1921, Paris       French engineer who devised the technique of construction with ...
/hen"euh pin/; Fr. /en paonn"/, n. Louis /lwee/, 1640?-1701?, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary and explorer in America. * * *
Hennepin, Louis
born May 12, 1626, Ath, Belg. died after 1701, Rome?, Italy French missionary and explorer. A Franciscan, he traveled to Canada in 1675 with La Salle. They explored the Great ...
Henner, Jean-Jacques
▪ French painter born March 5, 1829, Bernwiller, France died July 23, 1905, Paris       French painter, best known for his sensuous pictures of nymphs and naiads in ...
/hen"euh ree/, n., pl. henneries. a place where poultry is kept or raised. [1855-60; HEN + -ERY] * * *
Hennig, Willi
▪ German zoologist born April 20, 1913, Dürrhennersdorf, Saxony, Ger. died Nov. 5, 1976, Ludwigsburg, W.Ger.       German zoologist recognized as the leading proponent ...
/hen"in/, n. a conical or heart-shaped hat, sometimes extremely high, with a flowing veil or piece of starched linen about the crown, worn by women in the 15th century. Also ...
Henning, Douglas James
▪ 2001 “Doug”        Canadian magician (b. May 3, 1947, Winnipeg, Man.—d. Feb. 7, 2000, Los Angeles, Calif.), helped revive interest in magic with his traveling ...
See hen. * * *
See hennish. * * *
See hennish. * * *
/hee"neuhk/, n. Douay Bible. Enoch (defs. 1, 2). * * *
▪ marriage custom       the custom by which one, and only one, member of a family is permitted to marry. The classic example is that of the patrilineal Nambūdiri ...
—henotheist, n. —henotheistic, adj. /hen"euh thee iz'euhm/, n. 1. the worship of a particular god, as by a family or tribe, without disbelieving in the existence of ...
See henotheism. * * *
See henotheist. * * *
henpeck [hen′pek΄] vt. to nag and domineer over (one's husband) henpecked adj. * * * hen·peck (hĕnʹpĕk') tr.v. Informal hen·pecked, hen·peck·ing, hen·pecks To ...
—henpecking, n. /hen"pekt'/, adj. browbeaten, bullied, or intimidated by one's wife: a henpecked husband who never dared to contradict his wife. [1670-80; HEN + PECK + -ED2] * ...
Henreid, Paul
▪ American actor original name   Paul George Julius Von Hernreid   born Jan. 10, 1908, Trieste, Austria-Hungary died March 29, 1992, Santa Monica, Calif., ...
/hen"ree/, n. Robert, 1865-1929, U.S. painter. * * * (as used in expressions) Marie Henri Beyle Bazin Henri Émile Becquerel Antoine Henri Bergson Henri Louis Cartier Bresson ...
Henri Pittier National Park
▪ park, Aragua, Venezuela also called  Rancho Grande National Park         park in the Cordillera de la Costa, Aragua estado (state), Venezuela, occupying an area of ...

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