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hijack
/huy"jak'/, v.t. 1. to steal (cargo) from a truck or other vehicle after forcing it to stop: to hijack a load of whiskey. 2. to rob (a vehicle) after forcing it to stop: They ...
hijacker
/huy"jak'euhr/, n. a person who hijacks. Also, highjacker. [1885-90, Amer.; HIGH(WAYMAN) + jacker, appar. JACK1 to hunt by night with aid of a jack light + -ER1] * * *
hijacking
Crime of seizing possession or control of a vehicle from another by force or threat of force. Although by the late 20th century hijacking most frequently involved the seizure of ...
Hijaz
/hee jaz"/; Arab. /hee zhahz"/, n. a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly an independent kingdom: contains the Islamic holy cities of Medina and Mecca. ab. ...
hijiki
hi·ji·ki (hē-jēʹkē) n. pl. hi·ji·kis An edible seaweed with a strong flavor.   [Japanese.] * * *
hijinks
/huy"jingks'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) See high jinks. * * *
hijiri
▪ Japanese religion       (Japanese: “holy man”), in Japanese religion, a man of great personal magnetism and spiritual power, as distinct from a leader of an ...
Hijra
/hij"reuh/, n. (sometimes l.c.) Islam. 1. the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution A.D. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era. 2. the Muslim ...
Hijrah
English Hegira (Arabic; "Migration") Journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution and found a community of believers. The date represents the beginning ...
Hijuelos, Oscar
▪ American author born August 24, 1951, New York, New York, U.S.    American novelist whose writing chronicles the pre-Castro Cuban immigrant experience in the United ...
hike
—hiker, n. /huyk/, v., hiked, hiking, n. v.i. 1. to walk or march a great distance, esp. through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like. 2. to move ...
hiker
See hike. * * *
hiking
➡ long-distance paths and national trails * * * Walking, often among hills or mountains, as recreational sport. It represents an activity in its own right and also figures in ...
Hikmet, Nazım
▪ Turkish author also called  Nazim Hikmet Ran   born 1902, Salonika, Ottoman Empire [now Thessaloníki, Greece] died June 2, 1963, Moscow       poet who was one of ...
Hikone
▪ Japan  city, Shiga ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa. The city grew around the castle built by the Ii family in 1603. Hikone is now a ...
hila
hi·la (hīʹlə) n. Plural of hilum. * * *
Hilaire Belloc
➡ Belloc * * *
hilar
hilar [hī′lər] adj. of or relating to a hilum * * * See hilum. * * *
Hilaria
▪ Greco-Roman festival       in Roman religion, day of merriment and rejoicing in the Cybele-Attis cult and in the Isis-Osiris cult, March 25 and November 3, ...
Hilarion Of Kiev
▪ Russian Orthodox metropolitan flourished 11th century       the first native metropolitan of Kiev, who reigned from 1051 to 1054, and the first known Kievan Rus ...
Hilarion, Saint
▪ Palestinian monk born c. AD 291, Tabatha, Palestine [near modern Gaza] died 371, Cyprus; feast day October 21       monk and mystic who founded Christian monasticism ...
hilarious
—hilariously, adv. —hilariousness, n. /hi lair"ee euhs, -lar"-, huy-/, adj. 1. arousing great merriment; extremely funny: a hilarious story; a hilarious old movie. 2. ...
hilariously
See hilarious. * * *
hilariousness
See hilariously. * * *
hilarity
/hi lar"i tee, -lair"-, huy-/, n. 1. cheerfulness; merriment; mirthfulness. 2. boisterous gaiety or merriment. [1560-70; earlier hilaritie < L hilaritas, equiv. to hilari(s) (see ...
Hilarius
/hi lair"ee euhs/, n. Saint, died A.D. 468, pope 461-468. Also, Hilarus /hil"euhr euhs/, Hilary. * * * ▪ French poet flourished 1125       medieval poet and wandering ...
Hilary
/hil"euh ree/, n. 1. See Hilarius, Saint. 2. Also, Hilaire /hi lair/; Fr. /ee lerdd"/. a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning "cheerful." * * *
Hilary of Arles, Saint
▪ bishop of Arles Latin  Hilarius  born 401, probably northern Gaul died May 5, 449, Arles; feast day May 5       Gallo-Roman bishop of Arles who is often regarded as ...
Hilary of Poitiers
Saint, A.D. c300-368, French bishop and theologian. French, Hilaire de Poitiers /ee lerdd" deuh pwann tyay"/. * * *
Hilary of Poitiers, Saint
▪ bishop of Poitiers Latin  Hilarius  born c. 315, Poitiers, Gaul died c. 367, Poitiers; feast day January 13       Gallo-Roman doctor of the church who as bishop of ...
Hilary term
n (in some British universities) the term (= period of study) that begins in January and ends just before Easter. * * *
Hilary, Saint
▪ pope Latin  Hilarius   born , Sardinia died Feb. 29, 468, ; feast day February 28       pope from 461 to 468.       As Pope St. Leo I's legate to the ...
Hilberg, Raul
▪ 2008       Austrian-born American historian born June 2, 1926, Vienna, Austria died Aug. 4, 2007, Williston, Vt. established the field of Holocaust studies with his ...
Hilberseimer, Ludwig
▪ German urban planner born Sept. 14, 1885, Karlsruhe, Ger. died May 6, 1967, Chicago       German-born U.S. city planner who founded in 1928 the Department of City ...
Hilbert
/hil"beuhrt/; Ger. /hil"beuhrddt/, n. David /day"vid/; Ger. /dah"vit/, 1862-1943, German mathematician. * * *
Hilbert space
Math. a complete infinite-dimensional vector space on which an inner product is defined. [1935-40; named after D. HILBERT] * * * ▪ mathematics       in mathematics, an ...
Hilbert, David
born Jan. 23, 1862, Königsberg, Prussia died Feb. 14, 1943, Göttingen, Ger. German mathematician whose work aimed at establishing the formalistic foundations of ...
Hild, József
▪ Hungarian architect Hungarian form  Hild József  born Dec. 8, 1789, Pest [now in Budapest], Hung. died March 6, 1867, Pest       Hungarian architect, one of the ...
Hilda
/hil"deuh/, n. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning "maid of battle." * * *
Hilda Doolittle
➡ Doolittle (II) * * *
Hilda of Whitby, Saint
▪ English abbess Hilda also spelled  Hild   born 614, Northumbria died Nov. 17, 680, Whitby, Yorkshire, Eng.; feast day November 17       founder of Streaneshalch ...
Hildebrand
—Hildebrandian, adj., n. —Hildebrandine /hil"deuh bran'din, -duyn/, adj. /hil"deuh brand'/, n. See Gregory VII, Saint. /hil"deuh brand'/, n. German Myth. a hero in the ...
Hildebrand, Adolf von
▪ German sculptor born Oct. 6, 1847, Marburg, Ger. died Jan. 18, 1921, Munich       German artist and one of the first sculptors of the 19th century to insist upon the ...
Hildebrand, Joel H.
▪ American chemist born Nov. 16, 1881, Camden, N.J., U.S. died April 30, 1983, Kensington, Calif.       U.S. educator and chemist whose monograph Solubility (1924; ...
Hildebrand, Joel Henry
born Nov. 16, 1881, Camden, N.J., U.S. died April 30, 1983, Kensington, Calif. U.S. educator and chemist. He taught principally at the University of Pennsylvania and University ...
Hildebrandslied
▪ German poem English  Song of Hildebrand        Old High German alliterative heroic poem on the fatalistic theme of a duel of honour between a father and a son. The ...
Hildebrandt, Johann Lucas von
▪ Austrian architect born Nov. 14, 1668, Genoa died Nov. 16, 1745, Vienna  Austrian Baroque architect and military engineer whose work strongly influenced the architecture ...
Hildegard (of Bingen)
Hildegard (of Bingen) [hil′də gärd΄] Saint (1098-1179); Ger. nun, composer, & mystic: her day is Sept. 17 * * *
Hildegard von Bingen
born 1098, Böckelheim, West Franconia died Sept. 17, 1179, Rupertsberg, near Bingen German abbess and visionary mystic. She became prioress at the Benedictine cloister of ...
Hildegard, Saint
▪ German mystic also called  Hildegard of Bingen  or  Hildegard von Bingen , byname  Sibyl of the Rhine   born 1098, Böckelheim, West Franconia [now in Germany] died ...
Hildegarde
/hil"deuh gahrd'/, n. a female given name: from Germanic words meaning "battle" and "protector." Also, Hildegard. * * * ▪ 2006 Hildegarde Loretta Sell        American ...
Hildegardvon Bingen
Hil·de·gard von Bing·en (hĭlʹdə-gärd' vŏn bĭngʹən, fôn), 1098-1178. German nun, poet, and composer. Revered as a visionary during her own lifetime, she set her poems ...
Hildesheim
/hil"des huym'/, n. a city in N central Germany. 103,400. * * * ▪ Germany  city, Lower Saxony Land (state), north-central Germany. It lies southeast of Hannover on the ...
hilding
/hil"ding/, n. Archaic. a contemptible person. [1575-85; perh. to be identified with ME heldinge, hilding bending, swerving aside, OE hylding, equiv. to hyld(an) to bend, incline ...
Hilferding, Rudolf
▪ German finance minister born August 10, 1877, Vienna, Austria died February 1941, Paris, France  Austrian-born German politician who was a leading representative of the ...
Hiligaynon
▪ people also called  Ilongo, or Panayan,         fourth largest ethnolinguistic group of the Philippines, living on Panay, western Negros, southern Mindoro, Tablas, ...
hill
—hiller, n. /hil/, n. 1. a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain. 2. an incline, esp. in a road: This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill. 3. ...
Hill
/hil/, n. 1. Ambrose Powell /pow"euhl/, 1825-65, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War. 2. Archibald Vivian /viv"ee euhn/, 1886-1977, English physiologist: Nobel prize for ...
Hill and Adamson
▪ Scottish photographers       Scottish photographers who collaborated to produce some of the greatest photographic portraits of the 19th century. David Octavius Hill ...
hill climb
a racing event for motorcycles or automobiles in which competitors drive up a hilly course one at a time, the winner having the fastest time. [1900-05] * * * ▪ motor ...
Hill forts
➡ Iron Age Britain * * *
hill myna
an Asian bird of the genus Gracula, of the starling family Sturnidae, esp. G. religiosa, that has glossy black plumage and yellow neck wattles and is easily tamed and taught to ...
hill of beans
Informal. something of trifling value; virtually nothing at all: The problem didn't amount to a hill of beans. [1860-65] * * *
hill station
a village, post, or the like, esp. in S Asia, at a high altitude where government officials and others can be stationed to escape the great heat of tropical summers. [1875-80] * ...
Hill Street Blues
▪ American television show       American television law enforcement drama that aired on the National Broadcasting Company (National Broadcasting Co., Inc.) (NBC) ...
Hill, (Norman) Graham
▪ British race–car driver born Feb. 15, 1929, London died Nov. 29, 1975, near London       British automobile racing driver who won the Grand Prix world championship ...
Hill, A P
▪ Confederate general born Nov. 9, 1825, Culpeper, Va., U.S. died April 2, 1865, Petersburg, Va.  Confederate general during the U.S. Civil War who was particularly active in ...
Hill, A.V.
▪ British physiologist and biophysicist in full  Archibald Vivian Hill  born Sept. 26, 1886, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng. died June 3, 1977, Cambridge  British ...
Hill, Aaron
▪ English author born Feb. 10, 1685, London died Feb. 8, 1750, London       English poet, dramatist, and essayist whose adaptations of Voltaire's plays Zaïre (The ...
Hill, Andrew
▪ 2008       American jazz musician born June 30, 1931 , Chicago, Ill. died April 20, 2007, Jersey City, N.J. composed vivid experimental works with asymmetrical ...
Hill, Arthur Edward Spence
▪ 2007       Canadian-born American actor (b. Aug. 1, 1922, Melfort, Sask.—d. Oct. 22, 2006, Pacific Palisades, Calif.), appeared in some 50 television series but was ...
Hill, Christopher
▪ 2004       British historian (b. Feb. 6, 1912, York, Eng.—d. Feb. 24, 2003, Oxfordshire, Eng.), changed the way generations of students understood the history of ...
Hill, David Octavius, and Robert Adamson
born 1802, Perth, Scot. died May 17, 1870, Newington born 1821, Berunside, Scot. died Jan. 1848, St. Andrews Scottish photographers. Hill, originally a painter, was a founding ...
Hill, Faith
▪ 2002       Though American Faith Hill did not release a new album or embark on a concert tour in 2001, the country and pop singer sustained her star status. Besides ...
Hill, George Roy
▪ 2003       American director, writer, and actor (b. Dec. 20, 1922, Minneapolis, Minn.—d. Dec. 27, 2002, New York, N.Y.), enjoyed for a time the distinction of being ...
Hill, George Washington
▪ American businessman born Oct. 22, 1884, Philadelphia died , Sept. 13, 1946, Matapedia, Que., Can.       American businessman whose marketing efforts introduced women ...
Hill, George William
▪ American astronomer born March 3, 1838, New York City died April 16, 1914, West Nyack, N.Y., U.S.       U.S. mathematical astronomer considered by many of his peers ...
Hill, J(ames) J(erome)
Hill, J(ames) J(erome). 1838-1916. American railroad magnate who promoted the Great Northern Railway and with J.P. Morgan wrested control of the Northern Pacific Railroad from ...
Hill, James J(erome)
born Sept. 16, 1838, near Guelph, Ont., Can. died May 29, 1916, St. Paul, Minn., U.S. Canadian-U.S. financier and railroad builder. He began his career in St. Paul overseeing ...
Hill, James Jerome
▪ American financier born Sept. 16, 1838, near Guelph, Ont. died May 29, 1916, St. Paul, Minn., U.S.       U.S. financier and railroad builder of the American ...
Hill, Joe
orig. Joel Emmanuel Hägglund born Oct. 7, 1879, Gävle, Swed. died Nov. 19, 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Swedish-U.S. songwriter and organizer for the Industrial Workers ...
Hill, John
▪ British author and botanist born c. 1714, Peterborough?, Eng. died Nov. 21, 1775, London  English writer and botanist who compiled the first book on British flora to be ...
Hill, Joseph
▪ 2007       Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. Jan. 22, 1949, Linstead, Jam.—d. Aug. 19, 2006, Berlin, Ger.), was the founder and lead singer for about three decades of ...
Hill, Julian Werner
▪ 1997       U.S. research chemist whose discoveries led to the creation of nylon (b. Sept. 4, 1904—d. Jan. 28, 1996). * * *
Hill, Lauryn
▪ 2000       Having achieved fame as the primary vocalist of the Fugees, a popular hip-hop rap group, American singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill decided to venture out on ...
Hill, Matthew Davenport
▪ British lawyer and penologist born Aug. 6, 1792, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng. died June 7, 1872, Stapleton, near Bristol, Gloucestershire       British lawyer and ...
Hill, Octavia
▪ British philanthropist born Dec. 3, 1838, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died Aug. 13, 1912, London  leader of the British open-space movement, which resulted in the ...
Hill, Oliver
▪ 2008 Oliver White        American lawyer born May 1, 1907, Richmond, Va. died Aug. 5, 2007, Richmond was a prominent civil rights attorney who battled against racial ...
Hill, Patty Smith
▪ American educator born March 27, 1868, Anchorage, Ky., U.S. died May 25, 1946, New York City       U.S. educator who introduced the progressive philosophy to ...
Hill, Phil
▪ 2009 Philip Toll Hill, Jr.        American race car driver born April 20, 1927, Miami, Fla. died Aug. 28, 2008, Monterey, Calif. became the first American-born race ...
Hill, Rowland
▪ British preacher born Aug. 23, 1744, Hawkstone Park, Surrey, Eng. died April 11, 1833, London       English popular preacher and founder of the Surrey ...
Hill, Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount, Baron Hill Of Almaraz And Of Hawkestone, Baron Hill Of Almaraz And Of Hardwicke
▪ British noble born August 11, 1772, Hawkstone, Shropshire, England died December 10, 1842, Hardwicke Grange, Shropshire       British general and one of the Duke of ...
Hill, Sir Rowland
▪ English administrator and educator born , Dec. 3, 1795, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Eng. died Aug. 27, 1879, Hampstead, London       British administrator and ...
Hill,Ambrose Powell
Hill, Ambrose Powell. 1825-1865. American Confederate officer active in the Seven Days' Battle, the Second Battle of Bull Run, and the Battle of Antietam (all 1862). His charge ...
Hill-Norton, Peter John
▪ 2005 Baron Hill-Norton of South Nutfield        British naval officer (b. Feb. 8, 1915, Germiston, S.Af.—d. May 16, 2004, Studland, Dorset, Eng.), rose through the ...
Hilla
/hil"euh/, n. a city in central Iraq, S of Baghdad. 84,704. Also, Al-Hillah. * * *
Ḥillah, Al-
▪ Iraq       town, central Iraq. It lies on the Al-Ḥillah Stream, the eastern branch of the Euphrates River, and on a road and a rail line running northward to ...
Hillary
/hil"euh ree/, n. 1. Sir Edmund P., born 1919, New Zealand mountain climber who scaled Mt. Everest 1953. 2. a male or female given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Clinton ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton
➡ Clinton (III) * * *
Hillary, Sir Edmund
▪ New Zealander explorer in full  Edmund Percival Hillary  born July 20, 1919, Auckland, N.Z. died Jan. 11, 2008, Auckland  New Zealand mountain climber (mountaineering) ...
Hillary, Sir Edmund (Percival)
born July 20, 1919, Auckland, N.Z. New Zealand mountain climber and explorer. Hillary was a professional beekeeper but enjoyed climbing in the New Zealand Alps. In 1951 he ...
Hillary, Sir Edmund Percival
▪ 2009       New Zealand explorer born July 20, 1919, Auckland, N.Z. died Jan. 11, 2008, Auckland galvanized the world when, on May 29, 1953, he and Tibetan ...
Hillary,Sir Edmund Percival
Hil·la·ry (hĭlʹə-rē), Sir Edmund Percival. Born 1919. New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who in 1953 with a Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, first attained the summit of ...
hillbilly
/hil"bil'ee/, n., pl. hillbillies, adj. n. 1. Often Disparaging and Offensive. a person from a backwoods or other remote area, esp. from the mountains of the southern ...
hillbilly music
1. folk music combined with elements of popular music in which the banjo, fiddle, and guitar are principal instruments: a type of music that originated in mountain regions of the ...
hillcrest
hill·crest (hĭlʹkrĕst') n. The summit line of a hill. * * *
Hillcrest Heights
/hil"krest'/ a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C. 17,021. * * *
Hillegass, Clifton Keith
▪ 2002       American publisher (b. April 18, 1918, Rising City, Neb.—d. May 5, 2001, Lincoln, Neb.), created Cliffs Notes, a widely popular series of literary study ...
Hillegom
▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), western Netherlands, on the Ringvaart, a canal around the Haarlemmermeer polder. With Lisse it is one of the two main ...
Hillel
/hil"el, -ayl, -euhl, hi layl"/; Seph. Heb. /hee lel"/, n. ("ha-Zaken") c60 B.C.-A.D. 9?, Palestinian rabbi, president of the Sanhedrin and interpreter of Biblical law: first to ...
Hillel ben Samuel
▪ Jewish physician and scholar also called  El-al Ben Shachar   born c. 1220 died c. 1295       physician, Talmudic scholar, and philosopher who defended the ideas of ...
Hillel Foundation
a national organization, founded in 1924 by the B'nai B'rith, that institutes and administers programs designed to enrich the religious, cultural, and social life of Jewish ...
Hilleman, Maurice Ralph
▪ 2006       American microbiologist (b. Aug. 30, 1919, Miles City, Mont.—d. April 11, 2005, Philadelphia, Pa.), developed some 40 vaccines, including those for ...
Hiller
/hil"euhr/, n. Dame Wendy, born 1912, British actress. * * *
Hiller, Dame Wendy
▪ 2004 Wendy Margaret Watkin        British actress (b. Aug. 15, 1912, Bramhall, Cheshire, Eng.—d. May 14, 2003, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Eng.), was celebrated ...
Hiller, Ferdinand
▪ German conductor and composer born Oct. 24, 1811, Frankfurt am Main died May 10, 1885, Cologne       German conductor and composer whose memoirs, Aus dem Tonleben ...
Hiller, Johann Adam
▪ German composer Hiller also spelled  Hüller  born Dec. 25, 1728, Wendisch-Ossig, near Görlitz, Saxony [Germany] died June 16, 1804, Leipzig       German composer ...
Hiller, Lejaren
▪ 1995       U.S. composer (b. Feb. 23, 1924, New York City—d. Jan. 26, 1994, Buffalo, N.Y.), was a pioneer in computer music. From childhood Hiller was interested in ...
Hiller, Stanley, Jr.
▪ 2007       American helicopter designer (b. Nov. 15, 1924, San Francisco, Calif.—d. April 20, 2006, Atherton, Calif.), was a teenager when he founded his own ...
Hillerman
/hil"euhr meuhn/, n. Tony, born 1925, U.S. novelist and anthropologist. * * *
Hillerman, Tony
▪ 2009 Anthony Grove Hillerman        American novelist born May 27, 1925, Sacred Heart, Okla. died Oct. 26, 2008, Albuquerque, N.M. produced taut mysteries that ...
Hillery, Patrick J.
▪ president of Ireland in full  Patrick John Hillery  born May 2, 1923, Milltown Malbay, County Clare, Ire. died April 12, 2008, Dublin       Irish politician who ...
Hillery, Patrick John
▪ 2009       Irish politician born May 2, 1923, Milltown Malbay, County Clare, Ire. died April 12, 2008, Dublin, Ire. served (1976–90) as the sixth president of ...
Hillerød
▪ Denmark       city, northeastern Sjælland (Zealand), Denmark. It developed around Frederiksborg Castle, which was built (1602–20) by Christian IV in Dutch ...
Ḥillī, al-
▪ Muslim theologian in full Jamāl ad-Dīn Ḥasan ibn Yūsuf ibn ʿAlī ibn Muṭhahhar al-Ḥillī born Dec. 15, 1250, Ḥillah, Iraq died Dec. 18, ...
Hilliard
(1547–1619) an English painter best known for his miniatures (= very small pictures of people). * * *
Hilliard, Nicholas
born 1547, Exeter, Eng. died Jan. 7, 1619, London British painter. The son of a goldsmith, he trained as a jeweler and began painting miniatures in his youth. In 1570 he was ...
Hilliard,Nicholas
Hil·liard (hĭlʹyərd), Nicholas. 1547-1619. English painter who founded a school of miniature painting under the patronage of Elizabeth I and James I. * * *
Hillier, James
▪ 2008       Canadian-born American physicist born Aug. 22, 1915 , Brantford, Ont. died Jan. 15, 2007 , Princeton, N.J. was a co-developer (with Albert Prebus) of the ...
Hillier, Rick
▪ 2009 Richard J. Hillier  born 1955, Campbellton, Nfd.  In April 2008 charismatic Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Rick Hillier announced his intention to retire as ...
hilliness
See hilly. * * *
Hillingdon
/hil"ing deuhn/, n. a borough of Greater London, England. 232,200. * * * ▪ borough, London, United Kingdom       outer borough of London, forming part of its western ...
Hillis
/hil"is/, n. Margaret, born 1921, U.S. symphonic orchestra conductor. * * *
Hillis, Danny
▪ American businessman Introduction in full  William Daniel Hillis, Jr.  born September 25, 1956, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.       American pioneer of parallel ...
Hillis, Margaret
▪ 1999       American chorus and orchestra conductor (b. 1921, Kokomo, Ind.—d. Feb. 4, 1998, Evanston, Ill.), founded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Chorus and ...
Hillman
/hil"meuhn/, n. Sidney, 1887-1946, U.S. labor leader, born in Lithuania. * * *
Hillman, Sidney
orig. Simcha Hillman born March 23, 1887, žagarė, Lith. died July 10, 1946, Point Lookout, N.Y., U.S. Lithuanian-born U.S. labour leader. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1907, ...
hillmyna
hill myna n. A starling (Gracula religiosa) native to Europe and North America, having the capacity to mimic human speech and often kept as a pet. * * *
hillo
/hil"oh, hi loh"/, interj., n., pl. hillos, v.i., v.t., hilloed, hilloing. hallo. * * *
hilloa
/hi loh"/, interj., n., pl. hilloas, v.i., v.t., hilloaed, hilloaing. hallo. * * *
hillock
—hillocked, hillocky, adj. /hil"euhk/, n. a small hill. [1350-1400; ME hilloc. See HILL, -OCK] * * *
hillocky
See hillock. * * *
Hillquit, Morris
orig. Morris Hillkowitz born Aug. 1, 1869, Riga, Latvia died Oct. 7, 1933, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. socialist leader. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1886, joined the Socialist ...
Hills
(as used in expressions) Berkshire Hills Beverly Hills Black Hills Cheviot Hills Chin Hills Grampian Hills Naga Hills * * *
Hills, Carla Anderson
▪ American lawyer born Jan. 3, 1934, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.       American lawyer and public official who served in both domestic and international capacities in the ...
Hills, Lee
▪ 2001       American journalist and newspaper editor (b. May 28, 1906, near Granville, N.D.—d. Feb. 3, 2000, Miami Beach, Fla.), guided the Miami Herald and the ...
Hillsboro
/hilz"berr oh, -bur oh/, n. a town in NW Oregon. 27,664. * * * ▪ Oregon, United States       city, seat (1850) of Washington county, northwestern Oregon, U.S., ...
Hillsborough
/hilz"berr'oh, -bur'oh/, n. a town in W California. 10,451. * * * ▪ New Hampshire, United States also spelled  Hillsboro         town (township), Hillsborough ...
Hillsdale
/hilz"dayl'/, n. a town in NE New Jersey. 10,495. * * *
hillside
/hil"suyd'/, n. the side or slope of a hill. [1350-1400; ME; OE hyll side] * * *
Hillside
/hil"suyd'/, n. a township in NE New Jersey. 21,440. * * *
hillsite
/hil"suyt'/, n. a location or site on the side or top of a hill. [1870-75; HILL + SITE] * * *
hilltop
—hilltopper, n. /hil"top'/, n., v., hilltopped, hilltopping. n. 1. the top or summit of a hill. v.i. 2. Fox Hunting. a. to follow the progress of a hunt on horseback but ...
hilly
—hilliness, n. /hil"ee/, adj., hillier, hilliest. 1. full of hills; having many hills; hilly country. 2. resembling a hill; elevated; steep. [1350-1400; ME; OE hyllic. See ...
Hillyer
/hil"yeuhr/, n. Robert (Silliman) /sil"i meuhn/, 1895-1961, U.S. poet and critic. * * *
Hilo
/hee"loh/, n. a seaport on E Hawaii island, in SE Hawaii. 35,269. * * * ▪ Hawaii, United States       city, seat of Hawaii county, northeastern Hawaii island, Hawaii, ...
hilt
/hilt/, n. 1. the handle of a sword or dagger. 2. the handle of any weapon or tool. 3. to the hilt, to the maximum extent or degree; completely; fully: to play the role to the ...
Hilton
/hil"tn/, n. 1. Conrad (Nicholson), 1887-1979, U.S. hotel owner and developer. 2. James, 1900-54, English novelist. * * *
Hilton Head Island
▪ island, South Carolina, United States  town and island, one of the Sea Islands along the Atlantic coast just south of Port Royal Sound, in Beaufort county, southern ...
Hilton Hotel
➡ Hilton * * *
Hilton, Conrad
▪ American businessman in full  Conrad Nicholson Hilton   born Dec. 25, 1887, San Antonio, N.M., U.S. died Jan. 3, 1979, Santa Monica, Calif.       American ...
Hilton, Conrad (Nicholson)
born Dec. 25, 1887, San Antonio, N.M., U.S. died Jan. 3, 1979, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. businessman, founder of one of the world's largest hotel organizations. As a boy he ...
Hilton, James
▪ English novelist born Sept. 9, 1900, Leigh, Lancashire, Eng. died Dec. 20, 1954, Long Beach, Calif., U.S.       English novelist whose popular works include Lost ...
Hilton, James (Glen Trevor)
born Sept. 9, 1900, Leigh, Lancashire, Eng. died Dec. 20, 1954, Long Beach, Calif., U.S. British novelist. Educated at Cambridge University, he later wrote numerous novels but ...
Hilton, Ronnie
▪ 2002 Adrian Hill        British singer (b. Jan. 26, 1926, Hull, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. Feb. 20, 2001, Hailsham, East Sussex, Eng.), was one of Britain's most popular ...
Hilton, Walter
▪ English mystic and author born c. 1340 died March 24, 1396, Thurgarton Priory, Nottinghamshire, Eng.       devotional writer, one of the greatest English mystics of ...
Hilton,Conrad Nicholson
Hil·ton (hĭlʹtən), Conrad Nicholson. 1887-1979. American hotel-chain organizer who acquired hotels in many American cities and in 1946 founded the Hilton Hotel ...
Hilton,James
Hilton, James. 1900-1954. British novelist whose best-known works are Lost Horizon (1933), set in the fictional land of Shangri-La, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934). * * *
HiltonHead Island
Hilton Head Island An island off the southern coast of South Carolina in the Sea Islands of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular tourist resort. The town of Hilton Head Island, ...
hilum
—hilar, adj. /huy"leuhm/, n., pl. hila /-leuh/. 1. Bot. a. the mark or scar on a seed produced by separation from its funicle or placenta. b. the nucleus of a granule of ...
hilus
hilus [hī′ləs] n. pl. hili [hī′lī΄] 〚ModL, var. of HILUM〛 Anat. a small notch, recess, or opening, as where vessels and nerves enter an organ * * *
Hilversum
/hil"veuhr seuhm/, n. a city in central Netherlands. 92,141. * * * ▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), west-central Netherlands. The centre of the Gooiland ...
him
/him/, pron. 1. the objective case of he, used as a direct or indirect object: I'll see him tomorrow. Give him the message. 2. Informal. (used instead of the pronoun he in the ...
him/her
him/her [him′hʉr′, him′ôr hʉr′] pron. him or her: used to avoid the masculine implication of the generic use of him * * *
Himachal Pradesh
/hi mah"cheuhl prddeuh daysh"/ a state in N India. 3,750,000; 10,904 sq. mi. (28,241 sq. km). Cap.: Simla. * * * State (pop., 2001 prelim.: 6,077,248), northern India. Located ...
HimalayaMountains
Him·a·la·ya Mountains (hĭm'ə-lāʹə, hĭ-mälʹyə) or Him·a·la·yas (-əs, -yəs) A mountain system of south-central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through ...
Himalayan
Himalayan [him΄ə lā′ən, hi mäl′yən] adj. of the Himalayas n. 1. any of a breed of small, white, domesticated rabbit with the tail, feet, nose, and tips of the ears ...
Himalayan tahr.
See under tahr. * * *
Himalayas
—Himalayan, adj. /him'euh lay"euhz, hi mahl"yeuhz/, n. the, a mountain range extending about 1500 mi. (2400 km) along the border between India and Tibet. Highest peak, Mt. ...
Himalia
/hi mahl"yeuh/, n. Astron. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter. [appar. for Gk himalís an epithet of Demeter] * * *
himation
/hi mat"ee on'/, n., pl. himatia /-mat"ee euh/. Gk. Antiq. a garment consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder and wrapped about the ...
Himavat
Himavat [him′ə vat΄] n. 〚Hindi〛 Hindu Myth. the personification of the Himalayas and father of Devi * * *
Himeji
/hee"me jee'/, n. a city on SW Honshu, in S Japan, W of Kobe. 446,255. * * * ▪ Japan  city, southwestern Hyōgo ken (prefecture), western Honshu, Japan. It is situated west ...
Himera
Ancient Greek city, northern coast of Sicily. It was founded с 649 BC by Syracusan exiles and Chalcidian inhabitants of Zancle (see Messina). An unsuccessful Carthaginian ...
Himerius
▪ Greek rhetorician born Ad 315, , Prusa, Bithynia died Ad 386       Greek rhetorician, influential teacher and practitioner of the florid style popular in the 4th ...
Himes
/huymz/, n. Chester (Bomar) /boh"meuhr/, 1909-84, U.S. novelist. * * *
Himes, Chester
▪ American writer in full  Chester Bomar Himes   born July 29, 1909, Jefferson City, Mo., U.S. died Nov. 12, 1984, Moraira, Spain       African-American writer whose ...
Himiko
▪ Japanese ruler also spelled  Pimiko,  also called  Yamatohime No Mikoto   flourished 3rd century AD, Japan       first known ruler of Japan and the supposed ...
Himilco
▪ Carthaginian explorer flourished 5th century BC       like Hanno, a Carthaginian explorer of the 5th century BC, mentioned first by Pliny the Elder (1st century ...
Himmerland
▪ region, Denmark       region of Jutland between Hobro and Ålborg, forming the northernmost non-insular part of Denmark. It is nearly surrounded by water. At Års, ...
Himmler
/him"leuhr/; Ger. /him"leuhrdd/, n. Heinrich /huyn"rddikh/, 1900-45, German Nazi leader and chief of the secret police. * * *
Himmler, Heinrich
born Oct. 7, 1900, Munich, Ger. died May 23, 1945, Lüneburg German Nazi police administrator who became the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. He joined the Nazi ...
Himmler,Heinrich
Himm·ler (hĭmʹlər), Heinrich. 1900-1945. German Nazi leader. Second in power to Hitler, he directed the Nazi elite forces, the SS (1929-1945); commanded the Third Reich's ...
Ḥimṣ
or Homs ancient Emesa City (pop., 1994: 540,133), central Syria. It is located near the Orontes River. As Emesa, it contained a large temple to the sun god El Gebal and was the ...
himself
/him self"/; medially often /im self"/, pron. 1. an emphatic appositive of him or he: He himself spoke to the men. 2. a reflexive form of him: He cut himself. 3. (used in ...
Ḥimyar
▪ people       originally, an important tribe in the ancient Sabaean kingdom (Sabaʾ) of southwestern Arabia; later, the powerful rulers of much of southern Arabia from ...
Himyarite
/him"yeuh ruyt'/, n. 1. one of an ancient people of southern Arabia speaking a Semitic language. 2. a descendant of these people. adj. 3. Himyaritic. [1835-45; < Ar himyar (name ...
Himyaritic
/him'yeuh rit"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Himyarites and to the remains of their civilization. n. 2. a Semitic language anciently spoken in southern Arabia: extinct by ...
hin
/hin/, n. an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about one and one half gallons (5.7 liters). [1350-1400; ME < L (Vulgate) < Gk (Septuagint) < Heb hin < Egyptian hnw a ...
Hinault,Bernard
Hi·nault (ē-nōʹ), Bernard. Born 1954. French cyclist. He won the Tour de France five times (1978-1979, 1981-1982, and 1985). * * *
Hinayana
/hee'neuh yah"neuh/, n. earlier of the two great schools of Buddhism, still prevalent in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia, emphasizing personal salvation through one's ...
Hinayanist
/hee'neuh yah"nist/, n. a Buddhist of the Hinayana school. Also called Theravadin. [1905-10; HINAYAN(A) + -IST] * * *
Hinayanistic
See Hinayanist. * * *
Hinchinbrook Island
▪ island, Queensland, Australia       island off the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is situated opposite the port of Cardwell and 60 miles (95 km) ...
Hinckley and Bosworth
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       borough (district), administrative and historic county of Leicestershire, England. It comprises the town of Hinckley, an ...
Hinckley, Gordon Bitner
▪ 2009       American religious leader born June 23, 1910, Salt Lake City, Utah died Jan. 27, 2008, Salt Lake City served (1995–2008) as the charismatic 15th ...
Hincks, Sir Francis
▪ Canadian journalist and politician born Dec. 14, 1807, Cork, County Cork, Ire. died Aug. 18, 1885, Montreal       journalist and politician. He served as joint ...
Hincmar of Reims
born с 806, northern France? died Dec. 21, 882, Épernay, near Reims French archbishop and theologian. The most influential churchman of the 9th century, he advised the ...
hincty
/hingk"tee/, adj., hinctier, hinctiest. Slang. conceited or snobbish. Also, hinkty. [1920-25; of obscure orig.; cf.-cty in DICTY] * * *
hind
hind1 /huynd/, adj. situated in the rear or at the back; posterior: the hind legs of an animal. [1300-50; ME hinde; cf. OE hindan (adv.) from behind, at the back; c. G hinten; ...
Hind
Hindustani (def. 1). * * * ▪ fish  any of certain species of fishes in the sea bass family, Serranidae (order Perciformes). All species referred to as hinds are in the genus ...
hind clipping.
See back clipping. * * *
Hind Mazdoor Sabha
▪ trade-union federation       third largest trade-union federation in India after the All-India Trade Union Congress and the Indian National Trade Union Congress. The ...
hind shank.
See under shank (def. 4). * * *
hind tit
Slang. the worst or least valuable part; that left over after the best is taken or apportioned. * * *
hind wing
the second, posterior, or metathoracic wing of an insect. [1930-35] * * *
Hind, Henry Youle
▪ Canadian educator, geologist, and explorer born June 1, 1823, Nottingham, Eng. died Aug. 9, 1908, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Can.       English-born Canadian educator, ...
Hind.
1. Hindi. 2. Hindu. 3. Hindustan. 4. Hindustani. * * *
Hindafell
/hin"deuh fel'/, n. Hindfell. * * *
hindbrain
/huynd"brayn'/, n. Anat. the most posterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue, ...
Hindemith
/hin"deuh mith, -mit/, n. Paul, 1895-1963, U.S. composer, born in Germany. * * *
Hindemith, Paul
born Nov. 16, 1895, Hanau, near Frankfurt am Main, German Empire died Dec. 28, 1963, Frankfurt am Main, W.Ger. German composer. His talent was noticed early, and he received ...
Hindemith,Paul
Hin·de·mith (hĭnʹdə-mĭth, -mĭt), Paul. 1895-1963. German violist and composer of chamber music, instrumental works, and operas, such as Mathis der Maler (1938). * * *
Hindenburg
/hin"deuhn berrg'/; Ger. /hin"deuhn boorddk'/, n. 1. Paul von /pawl von/; Ger. /powl feuhn/, (Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg), 1847-1934, German field marshal; 2nd ...
Hindenburg disaster
Explosion of the dirigible Hindenburg, the largest rigid airship ever constructed. Launched in 1936 in Germany, it started the first commercial air service across the North ...
Hindenburg line
a line of elaborate fortifications established by the German army in World War I, near the French-Belgian border, from Lille SE to Metz. [1915-20; named after P. von ...
Hindenburg, Paul von
in full Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg born Oct. 2, 1847, Posen, Prussia died Aug. 2, 1934, Neudeck, Ger. German field marshal and second president ...
Hindenburg,Paul von
Hin·den·burg (hĭnʹdən-bûrg', -bo͝ork'), Paul von. 1847-1934. German general and politician who as president of the Weimar Republic (1925-1934) appointed Adolf Hitler as ...
hinder
hinder1 —hinderer, n. —hinderingly, adv. /hin"deuhr/, v.t. 1. to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress. 2. to prevent ...
hinderer
See hinder1. * * *
hindermost
hind·er·most (hīnʹdər-mōst') adj. Variant of hindmost. * * *
Hindfell
/hind"feuhl/, n. (in the Volsunga Saga) the mountain on whose fiery top Brynhild slept until awakened by Sigurd. Also, Hindafell. Cf. Isenstein. [ < ON Hindarfjall mountain of ...
hindgut
/huynd"gut'/, n. 1. Zool. a. the last portion of the vertebrate alimentary canal, between the cecum and the anus, involved mainly with water resorption and with the storage and ...
Hindi
/hin"dee/, n. 1. the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, esp. its best-known variety, Western Hindi. 2. a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by ...
Hindi language
Indo-Aryan language of India, spoken or understood by more than 30% of the country's population. Modern Standard Hindi is a lingua franca (as well as native language) of ...
Hindi literature
      the writings of the western Braj Bhasa (Braj Bhasa language) and Khari Boli and of the eastern Awadhi and Bundeli dialects of the Indian subcontinent and also the ...
Hindi-Urdu
Hin·di-Ur·du (hĭn'dē-o͝orʹdo͞o, -ûrʹ-) n. Hindi and Urdu, viewed as essentially the same language with respect to their grammar and core vocabulary, though widely ...
Hindley, Myra
▪ 2003       British serial killer (b. July 23, 1942, Manchester, Eng.—d. Nov. 15, 2002, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Eng.), was convicted in 1966 of the torture and ...
hindlimb
hind limb n. A posterior appendage, such as a leg, wing, or flipper. * * *
hindmost
/huynd"mohst'/ or, esp. Brit., /-meuhst/, adj. furtherest behind or nearest the rear; last. [1325-75; ME. See HIND1, -MOST] * * *
Hindoo
/hin"dooh/, n., pl. Hindoos, adj. Hindu. * * *
Hindooism
/hin"dooh iz'euhm/, n. Hinduism. * * *
Hindoostani
/hin'doo stah"nee, -stan"ee/, n., adj. Hindustani. Also, Hindostani /hin'doh stah"nee, -stan"ee/. * * *
hindquarter
/huynd"kwawr'teuhr, -kwaw'-/, n. 1. the posterior end of a halved carcass of beef, lamb, etc., sectioned usually between the twelfth and thirteenth ribs. 2. hindquarters, the ...
hindrance
/hin"dreuhns/, n. 1. an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like. 2. the state of being hindered. 3. a person or thing that hinders. [1400-50; late ME hinderaunce. See ...
Hinds, Justin
▪ 2006       Jamaican reggae singer (b. May 7, 1942, Steer Town, Jam.—d. March 17, 2005, Steer Town), enjoyed a four-decade-long career that began in the 1960s when ...
hindshank
hindshank [hīnd′shaŋk΄] n. 1. the upper part of the hind legs of cattle 2. meat from this part * * *
hindsight
/huynd"suyt'/, n. recognition of the realities, possibilities, or requirements of a situation, event, decision etc., after its occurrence. [1850-55; HIND1 + SIGHT] * * *
Hindu
/hin"dooh/, n. 1. a person, esp. of northern India, who adheres to Hinduism. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Hindus or Hinduism. Also, Hindoo. [1655-65; < Pers Hindu Indian (adj., ...
Hindu calendar
a lunisolar calendar that governs all Hindu and most Indian festivals, known from about 1000 B.C. and subsequently modified during the 4th and 6th centuries A.D. Cf. calendar. * ...
Hindu Kush
a mountain range in S Asia, mostly in NE Afghanistan, extending W from the Himalayas. Highest peak, Tirich Mir, 25,230 ft. (7690 m). Also called Hindu Kush Mountains. * * ...
Hindu, The
▪ Indian newspaper       English-language daily newspaper published in Chennai (Madras), generally regarded as one of India's most influential ...
Hindu-Arabic numerals
/hin"dooh ar"euh bik/. See Arabic numerals. * * * Set of 10 symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India ...
Hinducalendar
Hindu calendar n. The lunisolar calendar governing Hindu religious life and almost all Indian festivals and dating in its classic form from the fourth century A.D. The solar year ...
Hinduism
/hin"dooh iz'euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the ...
Hinduize
/hin"dooh uyz'/, v.t., Hinduized, Hinduizing. to convert to or bring under the influence of Hinduism. Also, esp. Brit., Hinduise. [1855-60; HINDU + -IZE] * * *
HinduKush
Hindu Kush (ko͝osh, kŭsh) A mountain range of southwest Asia extending more than 805 km (500 mi) westward from northern Pakistan to northeast Afghanistan. It is crossed by ...
Hindus
/hin"deuhs/, n. Maurice Gerschon /gerr"sheuhn/, 1891-1969, U.S. writer, born in Russia. * * *
Hindustan
/hin'doo stahn", -stan"/, n. 1. Persian name of India, esp. the part N of the Deccan. 2. the predominantly Hindu areas of India, as contrasted with the predominantly Muslim areas ...
Hindustani
/hin'doo stah"nee, -stan"ee/, n. 1. a standard language and lingua franca of northern India based on a dialect of Western Hindi spoken around Delhi. Abbr.: Hind Cf. Hindi (def. ...
Hindustani language
      lingua franca of modern India before partition (1947). Based on Khari Boli, a dialect originating in the area around Delhi, Meerut, and Sahāranpur, it was spread ...
Hindustani music
      one of the two principal types of South Asian classical music, found mainly in the northern three-fourths of the subcontinent, where Indo-Aryan languages are ...
hindward
/huynd"weuhrd/, adv., adj. backward. [bef. 1100; ME; OE hinde-weard (adj.). See HIND1, -WARD] * * *
Hine, Lewis Wickes
born Sept. 26, 1874, Oshkosh, Wis., U.S. died Nov. 3, 1940, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. U.S. photographer. He was trained as a sociologist. In 1904 he began to photograph ...
Hines
/huynz/, n. 1. Earl ("Fatha"), 1905-83, U.S. jazz pianist. 2. Jerome, born 1921, U.S. basso. * * *


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