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Henri, Adrian Maurice
▪ 2001       British poet and artist (b. April 10, 1932, Birkenhead, Cheshire [now Merseyside], Eng.—d. Dec. 20, 2000, Liverpool, Eng.), was one of the three ...
Henri, Robert
orig. Robert Henry Cozad born June 25, 1865, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. died July 12, 1929, New York, N.Y. U.S. painter. He studied in Philadelphia and Paris, taught art in ...
Henri,Robert
Hen·ri (hĕnʹrē), Robert. 1865-1929. American painter whose realistic works aligned him with a group of painters, known as the Eight, or the Ashcan School, who decried the ...
Henrician
Henrician [hen rish′ən] adj. 〚< ML Henricianus < Henricus,HENRY1〛 of or having to do with the reign, policies, etc. of any king named Henry, esp. Henry VIII of England * * ...
Henrician Articles
▪ Polish history Polish  Artykuly Henrykowskie        (1573) statement of the rights and privileges of the Polish gentry (szlachta) that all elected kings of Poland, ...
henrietta
/hen'ree et"euh/, n. a fine wool fabric constructed in twill weave, formerly made of silk warp and worsted filling. [1850-55; after Henrietta Maria (1609-69), queen consort of ...
Henrietta
/hen'ree et"euh/, n. a female given name, form of Henry. * * *
Henrietta Anne Of England
▪ English aristocrat French  Henriette-anne D'angleterre   born June 16, 1644, Exeter, Devon, Eng. died June 30, 1670, Saint-Cloud, Fr.       English princess and ...
Henrietta Maria
French Henriette-Marie born Nov. 25, 1609, Paris, France died Sept. 10, 1669, Château de Colombes, near Paris French-born English queen, wife of Charles I and mother of ...
Henrik
(as used in expressions) Aalto Hugo Alvar Henrik Bohr Niels Henrik David Ibsen Henrik Johan Pontoppidan Henrik * * *
Henrique
(as used in expressions) Cardoso Fernando Henrique Henrique infante prince de Portugal duque duke de Viseu senhor lord da Covilha Henrique o Navegador * * *
Henríquez Ureña, Pedro
▪ Dominican [republic] writer and critic born June 29, 1884, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic died May 11, 1946, Buenos Aires, Argentina       critic, philologian, ...
henry
/hen"ree/, n., pl. henries, henrys. Elect. the SI unit of inductance, formally defined to be the inductance of a closed circuit in which an electromotive force of one volt is ...
Henry
/hen"ree/, n. 1. Joseph, 1797-1878, U.S. physicist. 2. O., pen name of William Sydney Porter. 3. Patrick, 1736-99, American patriot, orator, and statesman. 4. Cape, a cape in SE ...
Henry (VII)
▪ king of Germany born 1211, Sicily died Feb. 12, 1242, Martirano, Calabria, Kingdom of Sicily       German king (from 1220), son of the Holy Roman emperor Frederick ...
Henry B. Brown and John M. Harlan: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
▪ Primary Source       By 1896 segregation in railway cars was in effect in all Southern states. In an effort to test the constitutionality of Louisiana s segregation ...
Henry Bessemer
➡ Bessemer * * *
Henry Cooper
➡ Cooper (III) * * *
Henry David Thoreau
➡ Thoreau * * *
Henry Draper Catalogue
▪ astronomy       listing of the positions, magnitudes, and spectral types of stars in all parts of the sky; with it began the present alphabetical system (see Harvard ...
Henry Fielding
➡ Fielding * * *
Henry Fonda
➡ Fonda (I) * * *
Henry Ford
➡ Ford (IV) * * *
Henry Hudson
➡ Hudson (I) * * *
Henry I
1. ("Henry the Fowler") A.D. 876?-936, king of Germany 919-936: first of the Saxon kings. 2. ("Beauclerc") 1068-1135, king of England 1100-35 (son of William the Conqueror). 3. ...
Henry II
1. ("Henry the Saint") 973-1024, king of Germany 1002-24 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1014-24. 2. ("Curtmantle") 1133-89, king of England 1154-89: first king of the ...
Henry II Jasomirgott
▪ duke of Austria born c. 1114 died Jan. 13, 1177, Vienna       the first duke of Austria, a member of the House of Babenberg (Babenberg, House of) who increased the ...
Henry III
1. 1017-56, king of Germany 1039-56 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1046-56 (son of Conrad II). 2. 1207-72, king of England 1216-72 (son of John). 3. 1551-89, king of France ...
Henry Irving
➡ Irving (I) * * *
Henry IV
1. 1050-1106, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and king of Germany 1056-1106. 2. (Bolingbroke) ("Henry of Lancaster") 1367-1413, king of England 1399-1413 (son of John of ...
Henry IV , Parts 1 and 2
➡ Henry IV (II) * * *
Henry IV style
▪ art and architecture       French art and architecture (Western architecture) during the reign of King Henry IV of France (1589–1610). Henry's chief contribution as ...
Henry IV, Part 1
▪ work by Shakespeare  chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written about 1596–97 and published from a reliable authorial draft in a ...
Henry IV, Part 2
▪ work by Shakespeare       chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written in 1597–98 and published in a corrupt text based in part ...
Henry James
➡ James (II) * * *
Henry Kissinger
➡ Kissinger * * *
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: The Trial of O. J. Simpson (1995)
▪ Primary Source       Race was a central theme in two of the most publicized events of 1995: the trial of O. J. Simpson and the Million Man March. Simpson, a legendary ...
Henry Mancini
➡ Mancini * * *
Henry Mayo Bateman
➡ Bateman * * *
Henry Miller
➡ Miller (III) * * *
Henry Moore
➡ Moore (IV) * * *
Henry Morgan
➡ Morgan (II) * * *
Henry Morton Stanley
➡ Stanley * * *
Henry Mountains
▪ mountains, Utah, United States       segment of the Colorado Plateau, extending for 40 miles (64 km) in a northwest–southeast direction across Garfield county, ...
Henry Of Blois
▪ British bishop born c. 1099 died Aug. 8, 1171, Winchester, Hampshire, Eng.       bishop of Winchester (from 1129) and papal legate in England (1139–43), who was ...
Henry of Ghent
▪ French philosopher French  Henri de Gand,  byname  Doctor Solemnis (“Exalted Teacher”)   born c. 1217, , Ghent, Flanders [now in Belgium] died June 29, 1293, ...
Henry of Hainault
▪ emperor of Constantinople byname  Henry of Hainaut  or  Henry of Flanders , French  Henri de Hainaut  or  Henri de Flandre  born c. 1174, Valenciennes, Hainaut ...
Henry of Portugal
("the Navigator") 1394-1460, prince of Portugal: sponsor of geographic explorations. * * *
Henry Purcell
➡ Purcell * * *
Henry Raeburn
➡ Raeburn * * *
Henry Raspe
▪ antiking of Germany born c. 1202 died Feb. 16, 1247, Wartburg Castle, Thuringia       landgrave of Thuringia (1227–47) and German anti-king (1246–47) who was ...
Henry Stuart
➡ Darnley * * *
Henry the Navigator
Portuguese Henrique o Navegador orig. Henrique, infante (prince) de Portugal, duque (duke) de Viseu, senhor (lord) da Covilha born March 4, 1394, Porto, Port. died Nov. 13, ...
Henry The Young King
▪ king designate of of England also called  Henry Fitzhenry  born February 28, 1155, London died June 11, 1183, Martel, Quercy, France       second son of King Henry ...
Henry V
1. 1086-1125, king of Germany 1106-25 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1111-25 (son of Henry IV). 2. 1387-1422, king of England 1413-22 (son of Henry IV of Bolingbroke). 3. ...
Henry VI
1. 1165-97, king of Germany 1190-97; king of Sicily 1194-97; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1191-97 (son of Frederick I). 2. 1421-71, king of England 1422-61, 1470-71 (son of ...
Henry VI , Parts 1, 2 and 3
➡ Henry VI (II) * * *
Henry VI, Part 1
▪ work by Shakespeare       chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written sometime in 1589–92 and published in the First Folio of ...
Henry VI, Part 2
▪ work by Shakespeare       chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written sometime in 1590–92. It was first published in a corrupt ...
Henry VI, Part 3
▪ work by Shakespeare       chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written in 1590–93. Like Henry IV, Part 2, it was first ...
Henry VII
1. ("Henry of Luxembourg") 1275?-1313, king of Germany 1309-13 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1312-13. 2. (Henry Tudor) 1457-1509, king of England 1485-1509: first king of ...
Henry VIII
1. ("Defender of the Faith") 1491-1547, king of England 1509-47 (son of Henry VII). 2. (italics) a drama (1612-13?) by Shakespeare. * * * born June 28, 1491, Greenwich, near ...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
➡ Longfellow * * *
Henry Wood
➡ Wood (I) * * *
Henry X
▪ duke of Bavaria byname  Henry the Proud , German  Heinrich der Stolze  born c. 1108 died Oct. 20, 1139, Quedlinburg, Saxony  margrave of Tuscany, duke of Saxony (as ...
Henry's law
Thermodynam. the principle that at a constant temperature the concentration of a gas dissolved in a fluid with which it does not combine chemically is almost directly ...
Henry, Aaron E.
▪ 1998       American civil rights leader who was head of the Mississippi branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1960 to 1993; he ...
Henry, Alice
▪ Australian journalist born March 21, 1857, Richmond, Tasmania, Australia died Feb. 14, 1943, Melbourne       Australian journalist who promoted trade unionism, ...
Henry, Cape
Promontory, at the southern entrance to Chesapeake Bay, southeastern Virginia, U.S. Located in Virginia Beach city, it is opposite Cape Charles, to which it is connected by the ...
Henry, Joseph
born Dec. 17, 1797, Albany, N.Y., U.S. died May 13, 1878, Washington, D.C. U.S. physicist. He aided Samuel F.B. Morse in developing the telegraph. He discovered several ...
Henry, Marguerite
▪ 1998       American author of some 50 children's books that featured tales about animals, notably the classic novel Misty of Chincoteague (1947), a story about a wild ...
Henry, O.
orig. William Sydney Porter born Sept. 11, 1862, Greensboro, N.C., U.S. died June 5, 1910, New York, N.Y. U.S. short-story writer. He wrote for newspapers and later worked as ...
Henry, Patrick
born May 29, 1736, Studley, Va. died June 6, 1799, Red Hill, near Brookneal, Va., U.S. American Revolutionary leader. Admitted to the bar in 1760, he soon built a large and ...
Henry, Thierry
▪ 2005       In mid-2004 Thierry Henry clinched the 2003–04 Golden Shoe as Europe's leading association football (soccer) goal scorer (with 30) and helped the English ...
Henry, William
▪ British chemist born Dec. 12, 1775, Manchester died Sept. 2, 1836, Pendlebury, Lancashire, Eng.  English physician and chemist who in 1803 proposed what is now called ...
Henry,Cape
Henry, Cape A promontory of southeast Virginia at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay east of Norfolk. * * *
Henry,Joseph
Henry, Joseph. 1797-1878. American physicist who performed extensive studies of electromagnetic phenomena. * * *
Henry,O.
Henry, O. See Porter, William Sydney. * * *
Henry,Patrick
Henry, Patrick. 1736-1799. American Revolutionary leader and orator. A member of the House of Burgesses (1765) and the Continental Congress (1774-1776), he spurred the creation ...
HenryI
Hen·ry I (hĕnʹrē), Known as “Henry Beauclerc.” 1068-1135. King of England (1100-1135). The youngest son of William the Conqueror, he succeeded his brother William II to ...
HenryII
I. Henry II1, 1133-1189. King of England (1154-1189). The son of Princess Matilda, he founded the Plantagenet royal line and appointed Thomas à Becket as archbishop of ...
HenryIII
I. Henry III1, 1207-1272. King of England (1216-1272) who succeeded his father, King John. His reign was marred by baronial opposition led by Simon de Montfort, whose ...
HenryIV
I. Henry IV1, 1050-1106. Holy Roman emperor and king of Germany (1056-1106) who continually struggled for power with Pope Gregory VII. Twice excommunicated, Henry appointed an ...
Henrys Fork
▪ river, Idaho, United States       river, southeastern Idaho, U.S., that rises in Henrys Lake in Caribou-Targhee National Forest, near the Montana line, and flows ...
Henryson, Robert
▪ Scottish author Henryson also spelled  Henderson   born 1420/30? died c. 1506       Scottish poet, the finest of early fabulists in Britain. He is described on ...
Henrythe Navigator
Henry the Navigator, 1394-1460. Prince of Portugal who established an observatory and school of navigation and directed voyages that spurred the growth of Portugal's colonial ...
HenryV
I. Henry V1, 1081-1125. Holy Roman emperor and king of Germany (1106-1125) who fought against Flanders, Bohemia, Hungary, and Poland.   II. Henry V2, 1387-1422. King of England ...
HenryVI
Henry VI, 1421-1471. King of England (1422-1461 and 1470-1471) who as an infant succeeded his father, Henry V, and for most of his reign exercised little power. He was taken ...
HenryVII
Henry VII, Known as “Henry Tudor.” 1457-1509. King of England (1485-1509) and founder of the Tudor line. Head of the house of Lancaster, he led the opposition to Richard III, ...
HenryVIII
Henry VIII, 1491-1547. King of England (1509-1547) who succeeded his father, Henry VII. His divorce from Catherine of Aragon, his first wife, compelled him to break from the ...
hens-and-chickens
hens-and-chick·ens (hĕnz'ən-chĭkʹənz) n. Plural of hen-and-chickens. * * *
Henschel, Sir George
▪ British musician born February 18, 1850, Breslau, Prussia died September 10, 1934, Aviemore, Inverness, Scotland       singer, conductor, and composer, one of the ...
Henselt, Adolf von
▪ German musician born May 9, 1814, Schwabach, Bavaria died Oct. 10, 1889, Warmbrunn, Silesia, Ger.       German pianist and composer, considered to be one of the ...
Hensen, Viktor
▪ German physiologist in full  Christian Andreas Viktor Hensen  born Feb. 10, 1835, Schleswig died April 5, 1924, Kiel, Ger.       physiologist who first used the ...
Henshaw, James Ene
▪ Nigerian playwright born Aug. 29, 1924, Calabar, Nigeria died Aug. 16, 2007, Calabar       Nigerian playwright of Efik affiliation whose simple and popular plays ...
Henslow, John Stevens
▪ British botanist born Feb. 6, 1796, Rochester, Kent, Eng. died May 16, 1861, Hitcham, Norfolk  British botanist, clergyman, and geologist who popularized botany at the ...
Henslowe
/henz"loh/, n. Philip, died 1616, English theater manager. * * *
Henslowe, Philip
born с 1550, Lindfield, Sussex, Eng. died Jan. 6, 1616, London English theatre owner and manager. He settled in London before 1577, married a wealthy widow, and became the ...
Henson
/hen"seuhn/, n. Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955, U.S. arctic explorer: accompanied Peary to North Pole 1909. * * *
Henson, Jim
in full James Maury Henson born Sept. 24, 1936, Greenville, Miss., U.S. died May 16, 1990, New York, N.Y. U.S. puppeteer and producer. He created a puppet show for a ...
Henson, Matthew Alexander
▪ American explorer born Aug. 8, 1866, Charles county, Md., U.S. died March 9, 1955, New York, N.Y.  American black explorer who accompanied Robert E. Peary (Peary, Robert ...
Henson,Jim
Hen·son (hĕnʹsən), Jim. 1936-1990. American puppeteer and creator of the Muppets, a troupe of puppets including Kermit the Frog, Ernie and Bert, and Miss Piggy. * * *
Henson,Matthew Alexander
Henson, Matthew Alexander. 1866-1955. American explorer who accompanied Peary on seven Arctic expeditions, including the 1909 expedition that claimed to have first reached the ...
hent
/hent/, v.t., hent, henting. Archaic. to seize. [bef. 1000; ME henten, OE hentan] * * *
Hentoff
/hen"tawf, -tof/, n. Nat(han Irving), born 1925, U.S. writer and critic. * * *
Henty
/hen"tee/, n. George Alfred, 1832-1902, English journalist and novelist. * * *
Henze
/hen"tseuh/, n. Hans Werner /hahns verdd"neuhrdd/, born 1926, German composer. * * *
Henze, Hans Werner
born July 1, 1926, Gütersloh, Ger. German-Italian composer. He studied with Wolfgang Fortner (1907–87) and later with René Leibowitz (1913–72). After an early association ...
Henze,Hans Werner
Hen·ze (hĕnʹzə -tsə), Hans Werner. Born 1926. German composer. Best known for his opera The Bassarids (1965), he has also composed symphonies, ballets, and lieder. * * *
Henzi, Samuel
▪ Swiss conspirator born 1701, Bern died July 17, 1749, Bern       principal organizer of the “Henzi conspiracy” (June 1749) that sought to overturn the patrician ...
heortology
/hee'awr tol"euh jee/, n. the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar. [1900-05; < Gk heort(é) a feast, festival + -O- + ...
hep
hep1 /hep/, adj. Older Slang. hip4. [1900-05, Amer.] hep2 /hut, hup, hep/, interj. one (used in counting cadence while marching). * * *
HEPA
HEPA (hĕpʹə) abbr. 1. high-efficiency particulate air. 2. high-efficiency particulate arresting. * * *
heparin
/hep"euh rin/, n. 1. Biochem. a polysaccharide, occurring in various tissues, esp. the liver, and having anticoagulent properties. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this substance, ...
heparinize
heparinize [hep′ə rinīz΄] vt. heparinized, heparinizing to treat with heparin * * *
hepat-
var. of hepato- before a vowel: hepatoma. * * *
hepatectomy
/hep'euh tek"teuh mee/, n., pl. hepatectomies. excision of part of the liver. [1895-1900; HEPAT- + -ECTOMY] * * *
hepatic
/hi pat"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the liver. 2. acting on the liver, as a medicine. 3. liver-colored; dark reddish-brown. 4. Bot. belonging or pertaining to the ...
hepatic vein
      any of a group of veins that transports blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava, which carries the blood to the right atrium of the heart. In its ascent to ...
hepatica
/hi pat"i keuh/, n. any plant belonging to the genus Hepatica, of the buttercup family, having heart-shaped leaves and delicate purplish, pink, or white flowers. [1540-50; < ML: ...
hepaticduct
hepatic duct n. The main excretory duct of the liver, which joins the cystic duct to form the common bile duct. * * *
hepatitis
/hep'euh tuy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus or a toxin and characterized by jaundice, liver enlargement, and fever. [1720-30; < Gk hepatîtis. See ...
hepatitis A
Pathol. a normally minor form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood: usually transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Also called ...
hepatitis B
Pathol. a form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virus (hepatitis B virus, or HBV) that persists in the blood, characterized by a long incubation period: usually transmitted by sexual ...
hepatitis C
Pathol. a form of hepatitis with clinical effects similar to those of hepatitis B, caused by a blood-borne retrovirus (hepatitis C virus) that may be of the hepatitis non-A, ...
hepatitis delta
Pathol. a severe form of hepatitis caused by an incomplete virus (delta virus) that links to the hepatitis B virus for its replication. Also called delta hepatitis. * * *
hepatitis non-A, non-B
Pathol. a disease of the liver that is clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but is caused by a retrovirus or retroviruslike agent. Also called non-A, non-B hepatitis. * ...
hepatitisA
hepatitis A n. An infection of the liver that is caused by an RNA virus, is transmitted by ingestion of infected food and water, and has a shorter incubation and generally milder ...
hepatitisB
hepatitis B n. An infection of the liver that is caused by a DNA virus, is transmitted by contaminated blood or blood derivatives in transfusions, by sexual contact with an ...
hepatitisC
hepatitis C n. An infection of the liver that is caused by an RNA virus, is transmitted primarily by blood and blood products, as in blood transfusions or intravenous drug use, ...
hepatitisD
hepatitis D n. An acute or chronic infection of the liver caused by an RNA virus, occurring either simultaneously with hepatitis B or as a superinfection in a hepatitis B ...
hepatitisE
hepatitis E n. A self-limited, acute infection of the liver caused by an RNA virus, having symptoms similar to those of hepatitis A and spread via contaminated drinking water and ...
hepato-
a combining form meaning "liver," used in the formation of compound words: hepatotoxin. Also, esp. before a vowel, hepat-. [comb. form repr. Gk hepat-, s. of hêpar liver] * * *
hepatocellular
/hep'euh toh sel"yeuh leuhr, hi pat'oh-/, adj. pertaining to or affecting liver cells. [1934-40; HEPATO- + CELLULAR] * * *
hepatocyte
/hep"euh teuh suyt', hi pat"euh-/, n. a cell of the main tissue of the liver; liver cell. [1960-65; HEPATO- + -CYTE] * * *
hepatoma
/hep'euh toh"meuh/, n., pl. hepatomas, hepatomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol. a tumor of the liver. [1925-30; HEPAT- + -OMA] * * *
hepatomegaly
/hep'euh toh meg"euh lee, hi pat'euh-/, n. Pathol. an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usually associated with liver disease or heart failure. [1890-95; HEPATO- + -MEGALY] * * *
hepatopancreas
—hepatopancreatic /hep'euh toh pan'kree at"ik, -pang'-, hi pat'euh-/, adj. /hep'euh toh pan"kree euhs, -pang"-, hi pat'euh-/, n. Anat. a large gland of shrimps, lobsters, and ...
hepatoportal system
/hep'euh toh pawr"tl, -pohr"-, hi pat'euh-/, Anat. a vascular arrangement in vertebrates through which blood is transported into the liver from capillaries of the stomach, ...
hepatoscopy
/hep'euh tos"keuh pee/, n., pl. hepatoscopies. 1. medical examination of the liver. 2. examination of the livers of sacrificed animals as a technique of divination. [1720-30; ...
hepatotoxic
See hepatotoxicity. * * *
hepatotoxicity
hep·a·to·tox·ic·i·ty (hĕp'ə-tō-tŏk-sĭsʹĭ-tē, hĭ-păt'ō-) n. 1. The quality or condition of being toxic or destructive to the liver. 2. The capacity of a ...
hepatotoxin
hep·a·to·tox·in (hĕp'ə-tō-tŏkʹsĭn, hĭ-păt'ō-) n. A substance capable of causing damage to the liver. * * *
Hepburn
/hep"berrn'/, n. 1. Audrey, 1929-93, U.S. actress, born in Belgium. 2. Katharine, born 1909, U.S. actress. * * * (as used in expressions) Hepburn Audrey Edda van Heemstra ...
Hepburn system
a widely used system of Romanization of Japanese devised by James Curtis Hepburn (1815-1911). [1935-40] * * *
Hepburn, Audrey
orig. Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston born May 4, 1929, Brussels, Belg. died Jan. 20, 1993, Tolochenaz, Switz. Belgian-born film actress. After spending World War II in the ...
Hepburn, Katharine
▪ American actress in full  Katharine Houghton Hepburn  born May 12, 1907, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. died June 29, 2003, Old Saybrook, Connecticut  indomitable American ...
Hepburn, Katharine (Houghton)
born May 12, 1907, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died June 29, 2003, Old Saybrook, Conn. U.S. actress. She made her Broadway debut in 1928 and became a star with her first film, A Bill ...
Hepburn, Katharine Houghton
▪ 2004       American actress (b. May 12, 1907, Hartford, Conn.—d. June 29, 2003, Old Saybrook, Conn.), was an extremely talented performer who exhibited a unique ...
Hepburn,Audrey
Hep·burn (hĕpʹbûrn'), Audrey. Originally Edda von Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston. 1929-1993. Belgian-born American actress whose film credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) ...
Hepburn,Katharine Houghton
Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Born 1909. American actress whose unique comedic and dramatic presence marks many motion pictures, including The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam's ...
hepcat
/hep"kat'/, n. Older Slang. 1. a performer or admirer of jazz, esp. swing. 2. a person who is hep; hipster. [1930-35; Amer.; HEP1 + CAT1] * * *
Hephaestion
▪ Greek metrist flourished 2nd century AD, Alexandria       Greek metrist, author of a work on metre in 48 books, which was reduced, by successive abridgments, to form ...
Hephaestus
/hi fes"teuhs/, n. the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan. * * * or Hephaistos Greek god of fire. He was originally ...
Hephthalite
▪ people also spelled  Ephthalite        member of a people important in the history of India and Persia during the 5th and 6th centuries CE. According to Chinese ...
Hephzibah
/hef"zeuh beuh, -seuh-/, n. 1. the wife of Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh. II Kings 21:1. 2. a name applied to Jerusalem, possibly as denoting its prophesied restoration to ...
hepped
/hept/, adj. Informal. hipped2. [HEP1 + -ED2] * * *
Hepplewhite
/hep"euhl hwuyt', -wuyt'/, n. 1. George, died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinetmaker. adj. 2. noting the style prevailing in English furniture c1780-c95, as ...
Hepplewhite, George
died 1786, London, Eng. British cabinetmaker. He was apprenticed to a furniture maker in Lancaster and later opened a shop in London. His reputation is based on his ...
Hepplewhite,George
Hepplewhite, George. Died 1786. British cabinetmaker whose elegant designs, now greatly admired, were considered unfashionable in his day. * * *
hepta-
a combining form meaning "seven," used in the formation of compound words: heptahedron. Also, esp. before a vowel, hept-. [ < Gk, comb. form of heptá seven; c. L septem; akin to ...
heptachlor
/hep"teuh klawr', -klohr'/, n. a highly toxic, light-tan, waxy solid, C10H5Cl7, used as an insecticide: its manufacture and use are restricted in the U.S. [1945-50; HEPTA- + ...
heptachord
/hep"teuh kawrd'/, n. 1. a musical scale of seven notes. 2. an interval of a seventh. 3. an ancient Greek stringed instrument. [1720-30; < Gk heptáchordos. See HEPTA-, CHORD1] * ...
heptad
/hep"tad/, n. 1. the number seven. 2. a group of seven. 3. Chem. an element, atom, or group having a valence of seven. [1650-60; < Gk heptad- (s. of heptás). See HEPTA-, -AD1] * ...
heptagon
/hep"teuh gon'/, n. a polygon having seven angles and seven sides. [1560-70; < Gk heptágonos seven-cornered. See HEPTA-, -GON] * * *
heptagonal
/hep tag"euh nl/, adj. having seven sides or angles. [1605-15; HEPTAGON + -AL1] * * *
heptahedral
See heptahedron. * * *
heptahedron
—heptahedral, heptahedrical, adj. /hep'teuh hee"dreuhn/, n., pl. heptahedrons, heptahedra /-dreuh/. a solid figure having seven faces. [1650-60; HEPTA- + -HEDRON] * * *
heptahydrate
—heptahydrated, adj. /hep'teuh huy"drayt/, n. a hydrate that contains seven molecules of water, as magnesium sulfate, MgSO4·7H2O. [1870-75; HEPTA- + HYDRATE] * * *
heptamerous
/hep tam"euhr euhs/, adj. consisting of or divided into seven parts. [1780-90; HEPTA- + -MEROUS] * * *
heptameter
—heptametrical /hep'teuh me"tri keuhl/, adj. /hep tam"i teuhr/, n. Pros. a verse of seven metrical feet. [1895-1900; < ML heptametrum < Gk heptámetron a verse of seven feet. ...
heptane
/hep"tayn/, n. any of nine isomeric hydrocarbons, C7H16, of the alkane series, some of which are obtained from petroleum: used in fuels as solvents, and as chemical ...
heptanedioic acid
/hep"tayn duy oh"ik/, Chem. See pimelic acid. * * *
heptanone
/hep"teuh nohn'/, n. Chem. any of three isomeric ketones, C11H14O, derived from heptane. [HEPTANE + -ONE] * * *
heptarchy
—heptarch, heptarchist, n. —heptarchic, heptarchical, heptarchal, adj. /hep"tahr kee/, n., pl. heptarchies. 1. (often cap.) the seven principal concurrent Anglo-Saxon ...
heptastich
/hep"teuh stik'/, n. Pros. a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of seven lines or verses. [1880-85; HEPTA- + STICH1] * * *
heptasyllable
—heptasyllabic /hep'teuh si lab"ik/, adj, n. /hep"teuh sil'euh beuhl/, n. a word or line of verse of seven syllables. [1750-60; HEPTA- + SYLLABLE] * * *
Heptateuch
/hep"teuh toohk', -tyoohk'/, n. the first seven books of the Old Testament. [ < LL Heptateuchos < LGk Heptáteuchos the first seven books of the Old Testament, equiv. to Gk ...
heptathlete
heptathlete [hep tath′lēt΄] n. a participant in a heptathlon * * *
heptathlon
/hep tath"leuhn, -lon/, n. an athletic contest for women comprising seven different track-and-field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score. [1985-90; ...
heptatonic scale
▪ music also called  Seven-note Scale, or Seven-tone Scale,         musical scale made up of seven different tones. The major and minor scales of Western art music ...
heptavalent
/hep"teuh vay'leuhnt/, adj. Chem. septivalent. [HEPTA- + -VALENT] * * *
heptode
/hep"tohd/, n. Electronics. a vacuum tube containing seven electrodes, usually a plate, a cathode, a control electrode, and four grids. [1930-35; HEPT- + -ODE2] * * *
heptose
/hep"tohs/, n. Chem. any monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms. [ < G Heptose (1890); see HEPTA-, -OSE2] * * *
Hepworth
Hepworth [hep′wʉrth] Dame Barbara 1903-75; Brit. sculptor * * * (1903–75) an English sculptor. Her work is mainly abstract and marked by strong curving lines. She was ...
Hepworth, Dame (Jocelyn) Barbara
born Jan. 10, 1903, Wakefield, Eng. died May 20, 1975, St. Ives British sculptor. Her work, naturalistic at first, became abstract by the 1930s, when she produced severe ...
Hepworth, Dame Barbara
▪ British sculptor in full  Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth  born January 10, 1903, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England died May 20, 1975, St. Ives, Cornwall       sculptor ...
Hepworth,Dame Barbara
Hep·worth (hĕpʹwûrth'), Dame Barbara. 1903-1975. British sculptor best known for her Single Form (Memorial to Dag Hammarskjöld) at the United Nations Plaza in New York ...
Hepzibah
/hep"zeuh beuh, -seuh-/, n. a female given name. * * *
her
/herr/; unstressed /heuhr, euhr/, pron. 1. the objective case of she: We saw her this morning. Give this book to her. 2. the possessive case of she (used as an attributive ...
Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise
➡ Customs and Excise * * *
Her Majesty’s Government
➡ departments of government * * *
her.
1. heraldic. 2. heraldry. * * *
Her/His Majesty’s Coastguard
➡ HM Coastguard * * *
Her/His Majesty’s Customs and Excise
➡ HM Customs and Excise * * *
Her/His Majesty’s Treasury
➡ HM Treasury * * *
Hera
/hear"euh, her"euh/, n. the ancient Greek queen of heaven, a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the wife and sister of Zeus. Also, Here. Cf. Juno. * * * Greek queen of the gods and ...
Heraclea
/her'euh klee"euh/, n. an ancient city in S Italy, near the Gulf of Taranto: Roman defeat 280 B.C. * * *
Heracleides Ponticus
▪ Greek philosopher and astronomer born c. 390 BC, , Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia died after 322, , Athens       Greek philosopher and astronomer who first suggested the ...
Heracleitus
or Heraclitus born с 540, Ephesus, in Anatolia died с 480 BC Greek philosopher. Little is known of his life; the one book he apparently wrote is lost, and his views survive ...
Heracleon
▪ Gnostic philosopher flourished 2nd century AD       leader of the Italian school of Gnosticism, a dualistic doctrine of rival deities conceiving of salvation as an ...
Heracles
—Heraclean, adj. /her"euh kleez'/, n. 1. Hercules (def. 1). 2. Also called Heracles Furens /fyoor"euhns/. (italics) a tragedy (420? B.C.) by Euripides. [ < Gk Heraklês, lit., ...
Heraclid
—Heraclidan /her'euh kluyd"n/, adj. /her"euh klid/, n., pl. Heraclidae /her'euh kluy"dee/. a person claiming descent from Hercules, esp. one of the Dorian aristocracy of ...
Heraclidae
/her'euh kluy"dee/, n. a drama (429? B.C.) by Euripides. Also, Heracleidae. Also called Children of Hercules. * * *
Heraclitean
/her'euh kluy"tee euhn, -kluy tee"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Heraclitus or his philosophy. n. 2. a person who believes in or advocates the philosophy of Heraclitus. Also, ...
Heracliteanism
/her'euh kluy"tee euh niz'euhm, -kluy tee"-/, n. the philosophy of Heraclitus, maintaining the perpetual change of all things, the only abiding thing being the logos, or orderly ...
Heraclitus
/her'euh kluy"teuhs/, n. ("the Obscure") c540-c470 B.C., Greek philosopher. * * *
Heraclius
/her'euh kluy"euhs, hi rak"lee euhs/, n. A.D. 575?-641, Byzantine emperor 610-641. * * * ▪ Byzantine emperor born c. 575, , Cappadocia died Feb. 11, 641, ...
Heraclonas
▪ Byzantine emperor also spelled  Heracleonas   born 615 died 641?       Byzantine emperor for a brief period in 641 who was accused, probably falsely, of complicity ...
Heraeum
▪ Greek religious architecture       in ancient Greece, a temple or sanctuary dedicated to Hera, queen of the Olympian gods. The most important of these was the Argive ...
Herakleion
/ee rddah"klee awn/, n. Greek name of Candia. * * *
Herakles
Herakles or Heracles [her′ə klēz΄] n. HERCULES * * *
Heraklion
Heraklion or Herakleion [hi rak′lē ən] IRAKLION * * *
herald
/her"euhld/, n. 1. (formerly) a royal or official messenger, esp. one representing a monarch in an ambassadorial capacity during wartime. 2. a person or thing that precedes or ...
herald's trick
Heraldry. See engraver's trick. * * *
Herald-Tribune
➡ International Herald-Tribune. * * *
heraldic
—heraldically, adv. /he ral"dik, heuh-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of heralds or heraldry: heraldic form; heraldic images; heraldic history; a heraldic ...
heraldic devices
➡ heraldry * * *
heraldic memorial
 commemorative work of art decorated with the armorial bearings of the deceased. Memorials, whether in the form of stained-glass windows, effigies, monumental brasses, or ...
heraldically
See heraldic. * * *
heraldist
See heraldry. * * *
heraldry
—heraldist, n. /her"euhl dree/, n., pl. heraldries. 1. the science of armorial bearings. 2. the art of blazoning armorial bearings, of settling the rights of persons to bear ...
Heralds' College
a royal corporation in England, instituted in 1483, concerned chiefly with armorial bearings, genealogies, honors, and precedence. Also called College of Arms. * * *
Herat
/he raht"/, n. a city in NW Afghanistan. 62,000. * * * ▪ Afghanistan also spelled  Harāt   city in western Afghanistan, lying on the Harīrūd (river), directly south of ...
Herāt carpet
  handwoven floor covering thought to have been woven in Herāt, the Timurid capital in the 15th century, an important city in the 17th century, and now a provincial capital ...
Herāt school
▪ painting  15th-century style of miniature painting that flourished in Herāt, western Afghanistan, under the patronage of the Timurids. Shāh Rokh, the son of the Islāmic ...
Hérault
/ay rddoh"/, n. a department in S France. 648,202; 2403 sq. mi. (6225 sq. km). Cap.: Montpellier. * * *
Hérault de Séchelles, Marie-Jean
▪ French noble born September 20, 1759, Paris, France died April 5, 1794, Paris  nobleman and magistrate who became a member of the Committee of Public Safety (Public Safety, ...
herb
—herbless, adj. —herblike, adj. /errb/ or, esp. Brit., /herrb/, n. 1. a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody. 2. such a plant when valued for its ...
Herb
/herrb/, n. a male given name, form of Herbert. * * *
herb bennet
a European plant, Geum urbanum, of the rose family, having yellow flowers and an aromatic, astringent root. [1775-85] * * *
herb doctor
a person who practices healing by the use of herbs. Also called herbalist. [1850-55] * * *
herb Paris
pl. herbs Paris. a European plant, Paris quadrifolia, of the lily family, formerly used in medicine. [1560-70; < ML herba paris < ?] * * *
herb patience
pl. herbs patience. a European plant, Rumex patientia, of the buckwheat family, naturalized in North America, having long, wavy-margined, basal leaves used for salads. Also ...
herb Robert
pl. herbs Robert. a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish-purple flowers. Also called red shanks. [1250-1300; ME < ML herba Roberti ...
herb tea.
See herbal tea. * * *
herb-of-grace
/errb"euhv grays", herrb"-/, n., pl. herbs-of-grace. Archaic. rue2. [1540-50; so called from the assoc. of RUE2 (the plant name) with RUE1 (repent, repentance)] * * *
herbaceous
—herbaceously, adv. /herr bay"sheuhs, err-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike. 2. (of plants or plant parts) a. not woody. b. having the ...
herbage
—herbaged, adj. /err"bij, herr"-/, n. 1. nonwoody vegetation. 2. the succulent parts, leaves and stems, of herbaceous plants. 3. Law. the right to pasture one's cattle on ...
herbal
/err"beuhl, herr"-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of herbs. n. 2. a book about herbs or plants, usually describing their medicinal values. 3. a herbarium. [1510-20; < ...
herbal tea
a tea made of dried herbs and spices and usually containing no caffeine. Also called herb tea. * * *
herbalism
herb·al·ism (ûrʹbə-lĭz'əm, hûrʹ-) n. 1. Herbal medicine. 2. The study of the use of medicinal herbs around the world. 3. The business of growing, collecting, and ...
herbalist
/herr"beuh list, err"-/, n. 1. a person who collects or deals in herbs, esp. medicinal herbs. 2. See herb doctor. 3. an author of an herbal. 4. (formerly) a botanist. [1585-95; ...
herbalmedicine
herbal medicine n. 1. The study or use of medicinal herbs to prevent and treat diseases and ailments or to promote health and healing. 2. A drug or preparation made from a plant ...
herbarium
—herbarial, adj. /herr bair"ee euhm, err-/, n., pl. herbariums, herbaria /-bair"ee euh/. 1. a collection of dried plants systematically arranged. 2. a room or building in which ...
Herbart
/herdd"bahrddt/, n. Johann Friedrich /yoh"hahn frddee"drddikh/, 1776-1841, German philosopher and educator. * * *
Herbart, Johann Friedrich
▪ German educator born May 4, 1776, Oldenburg died Aug. 14, 1841, Göttingen, Hanover       German philosopher and educator, who led the renewed 19th-century interest ...
Herbartianism
▪ education       pedagogical system of German educator Johann Friedrich Herbart (Herbart, Johann Friedrich) (1776–1841). Herbart's educational ideas, which applied ...
herbbennet
herb bennet n. A hairy Eurasian plant (Geum urbanum) having small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally.   [Middle English herbe benet, from ...
herbdoctor
herb doctor n. One who practices healing with herbs. Also called herbalist. * * *
herbed
herbed [ʉrbd, hʉrbd] adj. containing or flavored with herbs [herbed butters, herbed potatoes] * * * herbed (ûrbd, hûrbd) adj. Flavored with herbs: herbed vinaigrette. * * *
Herbert
/herr"beuhrt/, n. 1. Frank, 1920-86, U.S. science-fiction writer. 2. George, 1593-1633, English clergyman and poet. 3. Victor, 1859-1924, U.S. composer and orchestra conductor, ...
Herbert Ernest Bates
➡ Bates (II) * * *
Herbert George Wells
➡ Wells (II) * * *
Herbert Henry Asquith
➡ Asquith * * *
Herbert Hoover
➡ Hoover (I) * * *
Herbert Hoover: Against the Proposed New Deal
▪ Primary Source       President Hoover attributed the Depression to forces that bore on the United States from without, not to weaknesses in the American system itself. ...
Herbert Hoover: Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Monday, March 4, 1929       This occasion is not alone the administration of the most sacred oath which can be assumed by an American ...
Herbert Hoover: Moral Standards in an Industrial Era
▪ Primary Source              Herbert Hoover, who, according to John Maynard Keynes, was "the only man [to emerge] from the ordeal of Paris with an enhanced ...
Herbert Hoover: The New Deal and European Collectivism
▪ Primary Source              The address by ex-President Hoover, from which the following selection is taken, was delivered to the Republican National Convention ...
Herbert Marcuse
➡ Marcuse * * *


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