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hoya
/hoy"euh/, n. any shrubby climbing plant of the genus Hoya, of the milkweed family, esp. the wax plant, H. carnosa, a pot plant with waxy white flowers. [ < NL, named after ...
hoyden
—hoydenish, adj. —hoydenism, n. /hoyd"n/, n. 1. a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy. adj. 2. boisterous; rude. Also, hoiden. [1585-95; perh. < MD heyden boor, ...
hoydenish
See hoyden. * * *
Hoyerswerda
▪ Germany       city, Saxony Land (state), eastern Germany. It lies on the Schwarze Elster River, in a lignite- (brown-coal-) mining region, south of Cottbus. First ...
Hoyle
/hoyl/, n. 1. Edmond, 1672-1769, English authority and writer on card games. 2. Sir Fred, born 1915, British astronomer, mathematician, and educator. 3. according to Hoyle, ...
Hoyle, Edmond
born 1671/72 died Aug. 29, 1769, London, Eng. British writer on card games. Hoyle wrote A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist in 1742, and in 1760 he established a set of rules ...
Hoyle, Sir Fred
born June 24, 1915, Bingley, Yorkshire, Eng. died Aug. 20, 2001, Bournemouth, Dorset British mathematician and astronomer. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where ...
HOYS
➡ Horse of the Year Show. * * *
Hoysala dynasty
▪ Indian dynasty       family that ruled in India from about 1006 to about 1346 CE in the southern Deccan and for a time in the Kaveri (Cauvery) River (Kaveri River) ...
Hoyt
/hoyt/, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning "glee." * * *
Hoyt, Robert Guy
▪ 2004       American editor (b. Jan. 30, 1922, Clinton, Iowa—d. April 10, 2003, New York, N.Y.), transformed Roman Catholic journalism with the creation of the ...
Hoyte, Desmond
▪ 2003       Guyanese politician (b. March 9, 1929, Georgetown, Guyana—d. Dec. 22, 2002, Georgetown), became president of Guyana after the death of Forbes Burnham in ...
hp
horsepower. * * *
HP Sauce{™}
n [U] a popular British make of dark brown sauce sold in tall bottles. It is made with vegetables, vinegar and spices and is eaten with various different foods, especially meat, ...
HPF
HPF abbr. highest possible frequency. * * *
ḥpt̞
Central Semitic, to be mindful of, preserve. hafiz, from Arabic ḥāfiẓ, guardian, one who has memorized the Koran, active participle of ḥafiẓa, to preserve, be mindful ...
HPV
human papilloma virus. * * *
HQ
HQ or hq abbrev. headquarters * * * HQ abbr. headquarters. * * *
ḥqq
West Semitic, to cut into, level, make correct, decree. hookah, from Arabic ḥuqqa, small box, pot, or jar, from ḥaqqa, to be true, suitable, fitting. * * *
HR
1. home run. 2. House of Representatives. * * *
Hr.
Herr. * * *
hr.
hour; hours. Also, h. * * *
HRA
Health Resources Administration. * * *
Hrabal, Bohumil
▪ 1998       Czech writer (b. March 28, 1914, Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Brno, Czech Rep.]—d. Feb. 3, 1997, Prague, Czech Rep.), was the author of wry, ...
Hradec Králové
/hrddah"dets krddah"law ve/ a town in the N Czech Republic, on the Elbe River: Austrians defeated by Prussians in Battle of Sadowa 1866. 95,588. German, Königgrätz. * * * ▪ ...
Hrawi, Elias
▪ 2007       Lebanese politician (b. Sept. 4. 1925, Hawch Al-Umara, Lebanon—d. July 7, 2006, Beirut, Lebanon), as president of Lebanon (1989–98), helped bring ...
ḥrb
Central Semitic, to wage war, attack, smite. 1. mihrab, from Arabic miḥrāb, recess, prayer niche, probably from Old South Arabian (Sabaean) mḥrb, part of a temple, from ...
ḫrb
Common Semitic noun *ḫar(r)ūb-, carob. carob; algarroba, from Arabic (al-)ḫarrūba, (the) carob pod, from ḫarrūb, carob. * * *
Hrdlicka
/herrd"lich keuh/; Czech. /hrddd"lich kah/, n. Aleš /ah"lesh/ 1869-1943, U.S. anthropologist, born in Czechoslovakia. * * *
Hrdlička, Aleš
▪ American anthropologist born March 29, 1869, Humpolec, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died Sept. 5, 1943, Washington, D.C., U.S.       physical anthropologist known for his ...
HRE
HRE abbr. Holy Roman Empire. * * *
Hreidmar
/hrayd"mahr/, n. (in the Volsunga Saga) the father of Fafnir, Otter, and Regin. He demanded wergild from the gods for killing Otter, and was killed by Fafnir when he got it. * * *
HRH
HRH abbrev. Her (or His) Royal Highness * * * HRH abbr. Her (or His) Royal Highness. * * *
ḥrm
To ban, prohibit. a. harmattan, possibly from Arabic ḥarām, evil thing; b. Marrano, probably from Arabic maḥram, something forbidden; c. harem, from Arabic ḥarīm, ...
Hrodna
Hrod·na (hrôdʹnə) or Grod·no (grôdʹnō, -nə) A city of western Belarus on the Neman River near the Lithuanian and Polish borders. Capital of an independent principality ...
Hrodno
▪ Belarus also spelled  Grodno,         city and administrative centre, Hrodno oblast (province), Belarus, on the Neman River. First mentioned in 1128 as the seat of ...
Hrolf
/hrolf/, n. Rollo (def. 1). * * *
Hrosvitha
or Roswitha born с 935 died с 1000 German writer, regarded as the first German woman poet. Of noble birth, she lived as a nun in a Benedictine convent most of her life. ...
Hrotsvitha
/hrddoht svee"tah/, n. c935-c1000, German nun, poet, and dramatist. Also, Hrotswitha, Roswitha. * * *
Hrozný
/hrddawz"nee/, n. Friedrich Ger. /frddee"drddikh/ or Bedrich Czech. /be"drddzhikh/ 1879-1952, Czech archaeologist and orientalist. * * *
Hrozný, Bedřich
born May 6, 1879, Lysá nad Labem, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died Dec. 18, 1952, Prague Czech archaeologist and linguist. He was the first to decipher Hittite cuneiform writing, ...
hrr
Northwest Semitic noun *harr-, mountain. Armageddon, from Hebrew har məgiddô, mountain region of Megiddo, from har, mountain. * * *
hrs
Central Semitic, to crush, break. harissa, from Arabic harīsa, a dish of pounded meat and bulgur, from harasa, to pound, crush. * * *
hrs.
hours. * * *
ḥrṣ́
see ḫrṣ́. * * *
ḫrṣ́
Also ḥrṣ́. To be(come) yellow, gold(en). chryso-, from Greek khrūsos, gold, from a Semitic source akin to Hebrew ḥārûṣ, gold. * * *
HRT
hormone replacement therapy. * * *
Hrušovský, Ivan
▪ Slovak composer and educator born Feb. 23, 1927, Bratislava, Czech. [now in Slovakia] died Oct. 5, 2001, Bratislava, Slvk.       Slovak composer and educator. ...
Hrvatska
/khrdd"vaht skah/, n. Croatian name of Croatia. * * *
hryvnia
hryvnia [hriv′nē ə] n. the basic monetary unit of Ukraine: see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement * * * hryv·nia (hrĭvʹnyä) n. See table at ...
Hs
HS abbrev. high school * * * Hs The symbol for the element hassium. * * *
HS
HS abbrev. high school * * * HS abbr. high school. * * *
HSBC
one of the four big English clearing banks, with branches in towns and cities all over the country. It was established in China in 1865 as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking ...
HSBC Holdings PLC
▪ British bank holding company       bank holding company based in London that originated as the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Ltd., in 1865, with offices ...
ḥsd
Central Semitic, to be kind, ashamed. Hasid, from Hebrew ḥāsîd, pious, from ḥāsad, to be kind. * * *
HSE
➡ Health and Safety Executive. * * *
HSGT
HSGT abbr. high-speed ground transit. * * *
HSH
HSH abbr. Her (. * * *
hsi
(as used in expressions) Tz'u hsi Chiang hsi Shen hsi Shan hsi Hsi tsang Hsi an Hsi ning Hsi Wang Mu K'ang hsi emperor Mu hsi Fa ch'ang Hsi Chiang Hsi Hsia Chu Hsi Kuang ...
Hsi Chiang
Chin. /shee" jyahng"/, Wade-Giles. See Xi Jiang. * * *
Hsia
/shyah/, n. a legendary dynasty in China, the traditional dates of which are 2205-1766 B.C. Also, Xia. [1905-10] * * * (as used in expressions) Hsi Hsia Hsia dynasty Hsia Kuei * ...
Hsiamen
Chin. /shyah"mun"/, n. Wade-Giles. Xiamen. * * *
Hsian
Hsi·an (shēʹänʹ, shyän) See Xi'an. * * *
Hsiang
/shyahng/, n. a Chinese language spoken in Hunan province in southern China. * * * (as used in expressions) Kuo Hsiang Hsiang kang Lu Hsiang shan Hsiang River Hsiang Yü * * *
HsiangKiang
Hsiang Kiang (shyängʹ kyängʹ) See Xiang Jiang. * * *
Hsiangt'an
Chin. /shyahng"tahn"/, n. Wade-Giles. Xiangtan. * * *
hsien
/shyun/, n., pl. hsien. 1. (in popular Chinese religion) one of a group of benevolent spirits promoting good in the world. 2. (in China) a county or district. [1965-70; < Chin ...
Hsin Hsüeh
/sheen" shyuue"/, Chinese. See School of Mind. * * *
Hsin-chu
▪ Taiwan       shih (municipality) and seat of Hsin-chu hsien (county), northwestern Taiwan. It lies southwest of Taipei and about 6 miles (10 km) from the island's west ...
hsin-shu
▪ Taoism (Chinese: “art of the heart and mind”),also called  Nei Yeh        (“inner cultivation”), an early Chinese Taoist system aimed at purifying the ...
Hsin-tien
▪ Taiwan       town, T'ai-pei hsien (county), northern Taiwan. It lies 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Taipei city, in the northernmost portion of Taiwan's western coastal ...
Hsin-ying
▪ Taiwan       town and seat of T'ai-nan hsien (county), southwestern Taiwan. Hsin-ying is situated 25 miles (40 km) northeast of T'ai-nan city, in the southern part of ...
Hsinbyushin
▪ king of Myanmar died 1776, Ava, Myanmar       third king (1763–76) of the Alaungpaya, or Konbaung, dynasty in Myanmar (Burma). He pursued a policy of expansion at ...
hsing shêng
/shing" shung"/ the process by which many Chinese characters were formed through the combination of two symbols, one phonographic and one logographic, into a single character. [ ...
Hsinhailien
Chin. /shin"huy"lyun"/, n. Wade-Giles. Xinhailian. * * *
Hsinhsiang
Chin. /shin"shyahng"/, n. Wade-Giles. Xinxiang. * * *
Hsining
/shee"ning"/, n. Wade-Giles. Xining. * * *
Hsinking
/shin"ging"/, n. Older Spelling. former name of Changchun. * * *
hsiu
(as used in expressions) Ch'en Tu hsiu Hung Hsiu ch'üan Ou yang Hsiu * * *
ḥṣl
Arabic root, to occur, obtain, attain, receive. tahsildar, from Arabic taḥṣīl, collection, revenue, infinitive of ḥaṣṣala, to acquire, collect, derived stem of ...
HSM
HSM abbrev. Her (or His) Serene Majesty * * * Arabic root, to smash, shatter, destroy. Hashemite, from Arabic hāšimī, Hashemite, from hašama, to destroy, smash. * * *
ḫsn
Aramaic root, to be strong. magazine, from Arabic maḫāzin, plural of maḫzan, storeroom, depository, depot, magazine, from ḫazana, to store, from Aramaic ḥassen, to ...
ḥṣp
Central Semitic, to be insolent. chutzpah, from Mishnaic Hebrew ḥuṣpâ, insolence, from ḥāṣap, to be insolent. * * *
ḥśś
Arabic root, to mow. a. hashish, from Arabic ḥašīš, herbs, hemp, cannabis, hashish, from ḥašša, to mow; b. assassin, from Arabic ḥaššāšīn, plural of ḥaššāš, ...
ḥṣṣ
To cut, divide, diminish. mechitza, from Mishnaic Hebrew məḥiṣṣâ, partition, from Hebrew ḥāṣaṣ, to divide. * * *
HST
Hawaii Standard Time. Also, H.S.T., h.s.t. * * *
hsü
(as used in expressions) Lin Tse hsü T'ai Hsü Hsü Pei hung * * * ▪ Taoism       (Chinese: “emptiness,” or “purity”), in Chinese Taoism, a state of being that ...
hsüan
(as used in expressions) hsüan hsüeh Hsüan tsang Hsüan tsung * * *
Hsüan Chiao
/shyuuahn" jyow"/ Taoism (def. 2). * * *
Hsüan T'ung
/shyuuahn" doong"/. See Pu-yi, Henry. * * *
Hsüan Tsung
/shyuuahn" dzoong"/ A.D. 685-762, Chinese emperor of the Tang dynasty 712-756. * * * ▪ emperor of T’ang dynasty Pinyin  Xuan Zong (temple name),  personal name ...
Hsüchou
Chin. /shyuu"joh"/, n. Wade-Giles. Xuzhou. * * *
Hsün
(as used in expressions) Hsün tzu Li Ssu hsün Lu Hsün * * *
Hsün-tzu
▪ Chinese philosopher Pinyin  Xun-zi,  also spelled  Hsün-tze,  original name  Hsün K'uang,  honorary name  Hsün Ch'ing   born c. 300 BC, Chao Kingdom, China died ...
HSV-1
See under herpes simplex. Also, HSV-I. * * *
HSV-2
See under herpes simplex. Also, HSV-II. * * *
HT
1. Sports. halftime. 2. halftone. 3. Hawaii time. 4. Elect. high tension. 5. high tide. 6. at this time. [ < L hoc tempore] 7. under this title. [ < L hoc titulo] * * *
ht.
height. * * *
HTLV
human T-cell lymphotropic virus: any of a family of retroviruses associated with certain leukemias and immune system deficiencies. * * *
HTLV-1
human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1: a type of retrovirus that causes a rare form of leukemia, primarily occurring in southern Japan and the Caribbean islands. Also, HTLV-I. * ...
HTLV-2
human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 2: a type of retrovirus that has been associated with hairy cell leukemia. Also, HTLV-II. * * *
HTLV-3
human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3. See under AIDS virus. Also, HTLV-III. * * *
HTLV-I
HTLV-I (āch'tē-ĕl'vē-wŭnʹ) n. A retrovirus associated with certain leukemias and lymphomas and with demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis   [human T-cell ...
HTLV-III
HTLV-III (āch'tē-ĕl'vē-thrēʹ) n. HIV.   [human T-cell lymphotropic virus III.] * * *
HTML
HyperText Markup Language: a set of standards, a variety of SGML, used to tag the elements of a hypertext document, the standard for documents on the World Wide Web. * * * in ...
Hts.
Heights (used in placenames). * * *
http
hypertext transfer protocol: a protocol for transferring hypertext documents, the standard protocol for the World Wide Web. * * * in full HyperText Transfer Protocol Standard ...
Hu
(as used in expressions) Hu ho hao t'e Hu pei Hu nan Tung t'ing Hu Dongting Hu Hung tse Hu Hongze Hu Hu Jintao Hu Shih Hu Shi Hu Sia and Heh Hsing K'ai Hu Xingkai Hu Ch'ing hai ...
Hu Feng
▪ Chinese literary theorist original name  Zhang Mingzhen , also called  Zhang Guangren  born November 1, 1902, Qichun county, Hubei province, China died June 8, 1985, ...
Hu Han-min
/hooh" hahn"min"/ 1879-1936, Chinese nationalist revolutionary. Also, Hu Hanmin. * * * ▪ Chinese leader Pinyin  Hu Hanmin   born Dec. 9, 1879, P'an-ya, Kiangsi province, ...
Hu Hanmin
▪ Chinese leader Wade-Giles romanization  Hu Han-min , original name  Hu Yanhong  born Dec. 9, 1879, Panyu, Guangdong province, China died May 12, 1936, Guangzhou ...
Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao [ho͞o jēn′tou′] 1942- ; Chin. Communist leader: general secretary of the Communist Party (2002- ); president of China (2002- ) * * * born Dec. 1942, Shanghai, ...
Hu Shih
/hooh" shue"/ 1891-1962, Chinese scholar and diplomat. Also, Pinyin, Hu Shi. * * * or Hu Shi born Dec. 17, 1891, Shanghai, China died Feb. 24, 1962, Taiwan Chinese Nationalist ...
Hu Shuli
▪ 2008   born 1953, Beijing, China Hu Shuli, chief editor and cofounder of Caijing, the preeminent business magazine in China, in 2007 attracted attention with a series of ...
Hu Yaobang
/hyuu" yow"bahng"/ 1915-89, Chinese Communist leader: general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party 1981-87. * * * ▪ Chinese political leader Wade-Giles romanization  Hu ...
Hu, Sia, and Heh
In ancient Egyptian religion, the forces of nature responsible for the creation and continuance of the universe. They were personified abstractions whose meanings can be ...
Hua
(as used in expressions) Hua Hengfang Hua Ruoting Sung hua Chiang * * *
Hua Guofeng
/hwah" gwaw"fung"/ born 1920?, Chinese Communist leader: premier 1976-80. * * * ▪ 2009 Su Zhu        Chinese politician born Feb. 16, 1921, Jiaocheng, Shanxi province, ...
Hua Hengfang
also known as Hua Ruoting born 1833, Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China died 1902, China Chinese mathematician and translator of Western mathematical works. Apparently inspired by ...
Hua-lien
▪ Taiwan       shih (municipality) and seat of Hua-lien hsien (county), eastern Taiwan, the largest settlement and principal harbour on the island's east coast. Hua-lien ...
HUAC
/hyooh"ak/, n. See House Un-American Activities Committee. * * *
huaca
▪ Inca religion also spelled  wak'a (Quechua: (Quechua) “sacredness,” or “holiness”)        ancient Inca and modern Quechua and Aymara religious concept that ...
Huaca Prieta
▪ archaeological site, Peru also called  Chicama,         pre-Columbian site of the Late Preceramic Period (c. 3500–1800 BC) in northern Peru, located at the mouth ...
HuaGuofeng
Hua Guo·feng (hwäʹ gwôʹfŭngʹ) also Hua Kuo·feng (kwôʹfŭngʹ, gwôʹ-), Born 1920. Chinese prime minister (1976-1980). With Deng Xiaoping he initiated a program of ...
Huai River
River, eastern China. It flows east for 660 mi (1,100 km) and discharges into Hongze Lake in Jiangsu province. With its many tributaries, it is subject to extensive flooding; ...
Huai'an
▪ China Introduction Wade-Giles romanization  Huai-an , also spelled  Hwaian        city and river port, north-central Jiangsu (Kiangsu) sheng (province), eastern ...
Huainan
/hwuy"nahn"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in central Anhui province, in E China. 350,000. Also, Hwainan. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization ...
Huainanzi
or Huai-nan-tzu Chinese Daoist classic written с 139 BC under the patronage of the nobleman Huainanzi. The work deals with cosmology, astronomy, and statecraft. It asserts ...
Huaiyin
▪ former city, Huai’an, China Wade-Giles romanization  Huai-yin , also spelled  Hwaiyin , formerly  Qingjiang        former city, north-central Jiangsu ...
huaju
▪ Chinese drama Chinese“word drama”Wade-Giles romanization  hua-chü        form of Chinese drama featuring realistic spoken dialogue rather than the sung poetic ...
Hualalai
▪ volcano, Hawaii, United States       dormant volcano (8,271 feet [2,521 metres]), northwestern Hawaii island, Hawaii, U.S. It emerged from the ocean some 300,000 ...
Hualapai
Hua·la·pai or Wa·la·pai (wäʹlə-pī') n. pl. Hualapai or Huala·pais or Walapai or Wala·pais 1. a. A Native American people inhabiting northwest Arizona south of the ...
Huallaga
Hual·la·ga (wä-yäʹgä) A river rising in the Andes of west-central Peru and flowing about 1,126 km (700 mi) generally northward to the Marañón River. * * *
Huallaga River
River, western and northern Peru. It rises in the Andes Mountains and descends north, carving a valley between the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera Azul and joining the ...
Huambo
Port. /wahm"baw/, n. a city in central Angola. 67,000. Formerly, Nova Lisboa. * * * ▪ Angola formerly  Nova Lisboa,  English  New Lisbon         city, west-central ...
Huancavelica
▪ Peru       city, central Peru. It is located about 140 miles (225 km) southeast of Lima, in the inter-Andean Huancavelica River valley at an elevation of 12,060 feet ...
Huancayo
/wahng kah"yaw/, n. a city in central Peru, on the Mantaro River. 126,754. * * * ▪ Peru       city, central highlands of Peru. It lies at 10,659 feet (3,249 m) above ...
Huang
Huang [hwäŋ] river in N China, flowing from Tibet into the Gulf of Bo Hai: c. 3,395 mi (5,464 km): sometimes called Huang He [hu] * * * (as used in expressions) feng ...
Huang Binhong
▪ Chinese painter Wade-Giles romanization  Huang Pin-hung,  courtesy name  (zi) Pucun,  literary name  (hao) Yuxiang Binhong,  original name  Zhi  born January 27, ...
Huang Chao
or Huang Ch'ao died 884, China Chinese rebel leader whose revolt against the Tang dynasty, though ultimately defeated, so weakened the dynasty that it collapsed shortly ...
Huang Gongwang
▪ Chinese painter Wade-Giles romanization  Huang Kung-wang   born 1269, Changshu, Jiangsu province, China died 1354  oldest of the group of Chinese painters later known as ...
Huang Hai
/hwahng" huy"/, Pinyin, Wade-Giles. See Yellow Sea. * * *
Huang He
/hwahng" hue"/, Pinyin. a river flowing from W China into the Gulf of Bohai. 2800 mi. (4510 km) long. See map under Chang Jiang. Also, Hwang Ho. Also called Yellow River. * * ...
Huang He floods
▪ Chinese history       (1887, 1931, 1938), series of devastating floods (flood) in China caused by the overflowing of the Huang He (Yellow River), the country's second ...
Huang Ju
▪ 2008       Chinese politician born September 1938, Jiashan, China died June 2, 2007, Beijing, China served as vice-premier of China from 2003 until his death and as ...
Huang Mountains
▪ mountains, China Chinese (Pinyin and Wade-Giles romanization)  Huang Shan    complex mountain system in southern Anhui province, china. Some 160 miles (250 km) in ...
Huang Ti
/hwahng" dee"/ the legendary first emperor of China. Also, Pinyin, Huang Di. Also called Yellow Emperor. * * *
Huang Tingjian
▪ Chinese poet and calligrapher Wade-Giles romanization  Huang T'ing-chien , courtesy name (zi)  Luzhi , literary name (hao)  Shangu Daoren (Chinese: “The Daoist ...
Huang Xing
▪ Chinese revolutionary Wade-Giles romanization  Huang Hsing   born Oct. 25, 1874, Changsha, Hunan province, China died Oct. 31, 1916, Shanghai       revolutionary ...
Huang Zongxi
▪ Chinese scholar Wade-Giles romanization  Huang Tsung-hsi , also called  Huang Lizhou  born Sept. 24, 1610, Yuyao, Zhejiang province, China died Aug. 12, 1695, ...
Huang Zunxian
▪ Chinese poet Wade-Giles romanization  Huang Tsun-hsien , courtesy name (zi)  Gongdu  born April 27, 1848, Jiaying [now Meizhou], Guangdong province, China died March 28, ...
Huang-Lao
Political ideology based on the tenets attributed to the Yellow Emperor Huangdi and on the Daoist teachings of Laozi. This method of governance, which stressed the principles of ...
Huangdi
or Huang-ti (Chinese; Yellow Emperor) Third of ancient China's mythological emperors and a patron saint of Daoism. According to legend, he was born in 2704 BC and became ...
HuangHe
Huang He (hwängʹ hĕʹ) also Hwang Ho (hōʹ) or Yellow River A river of northern China rising in the Kunlun Mountains and flowing about 4,827 km (3,000 mi) generally ...
Huangshan
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Huang-shan        city, southern Anhui sheng (province), China. The city was established and named for the famous scenic Mount Huang ...
Huangshi
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Huang-shih        city, southeastern Hubei (Hupeh) sheng (province), China. It is situated on the south bank of the Yangtze River ...
Huánuco
/wah"nooh kaw'/, n. a city in central Peru. 33,300. * * * ▪ Peru       city, central Peru. It is located on the bank of the Huallaga River in a cool, dry intermontane ...
huapango
/weuh pahng"goh, -pang"-/; Sp. /wah pahng"gaw/, n., pl. huapangos /-gohz/; Sp. /-gaws/. a fast, rhythmic dance of Mexico, performed by couples. [ < MexSp, after Huapango, town ...
huarache
/weuh rah"chee/; Sp. /wah rddah"che/, n., pl. huaraches /-cheez/; Sp. /-ches/. a Mexican sandal having the upper woven of leather strips. [1885-90; < MexSp < Tarascan kwaráci] * ...
huaraches
☆ huaraches [wə rä′chēz, hərä′chēz ] pl.n. 〚pl. of MexSp huarache〛 flat sandals whose uppers are made of straps or woven leather strips * * *
huaracho
/weuh rah"choh/; Sp. /wah rddah"chaw/, n., pl. huarachos /-chohz/; Sp. /-chaws/. huarache. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
Huaraz
▪ Peru also spelled  Huarás         city, central Peru, on the Quilca River at its junction with the Santa River. It lies at 10,011 feet (3,052 m) above sea level ...
Huari
Hua·ri (wäʹrē) n. Variant of Wari. * * * ▪ archaeological site and culture, Peru also spelled  Wari        archaeological site located in the central highland ...
Huarpe
▪ people       extinct Indian people of South America who inhabited an area bounded on the west by the Andes and on the east by the Pampas, in the present-day province ...
Huáscar
/wahs"kahr/, n. 1495?-1533, Inca prince of Peru (half brother of Atahualpa; son of Huayna Capac). * * * ▪ Inca chieftain in full  Inti Cusi Huallpa Huáscar (“Sun of ...
Huascaran
/wahs'kah rahn"/, n. a mountain in W Peru, in the Andes. 22,205 ft. (6768 m). * * *
Huascarán, Mount
▪ mountain, Peru Spanish  Nevado Huascarán,         mountain peak of the Andes of west-central Peru. The snowcapped peak rises to 22,205 feet (6,768 m) above sea ...
Huastec
—Haustecan, adj. /wahs"tek/, n., pl. Huastecs, (esp. collectively) Huastec for 1. 1. a member of an Indian people of Mexico. 2. a Mayan language, the language of the ...
Huave
▪ people also spelled  Huavi , or  Wabi        Mesoamerican Indian peasants of the Pacific coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec, Isthmus of). The exact ...
Huaylas Valley
▪ valley, Peru Spanish  Callejón De Huaylas,        valley along the upper Santa River in Ancash department, west-central Peru. Overlooking the valley to the west is ...
Huayna Capac
/wuy"nah kah"pahk/ c1450-1527?, Inca ruler of Peru 1493?-1527? (father of Atahualpa and Huascar). Also, Huaina Capac. * * *
HuaynaCapac
Huay·na Ca·pac (wīʹnä kä-päkʹ), Died 1525. Incan emperor (1493-1525) under whom the empire reached its greatest extent. After his death the empire was weakened by a ...
huayño
▪ dance also spelled  Huaiño, Huayno, or Wayno,         couple dance of the Quechua and Aymara Indians and of many mestizos (people of Spanish-Indian descent) of ...
hub
/hub/, n., v., hubbed, hubbing. n. 1. the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted. 2. the central part or axle end from which blades or spokelike ...
hub-and-spoke
/hub"euhn spohk"/, adj. of or designating a system of air transportation by which local flights carry passengers to one major regional airport where they can board long-distance ...
Hubay, Jenö
▪ Hungarian educator and musician born Sept. 15, 1858, Budapest died March 12, 1937, Budapest       Hungarian violinist, teacher, and composer, noted especially for his ...
hubba hubba
/hub"euh hub"euh/, Slang. (an exclamation of admiration, approval, or enthusiasm, used esp. by G.I.'s of World War II as a shout in appreciation of a pretty girl.) [1940-45, ...
hubba-hubba
☆ hubba-hubba [hub′ə hub′ə ] interj. [Old Slang] used to express approval, enthusiasm, etc., esp. to or about an attractive woman * * * hub·ba-hub·ba ...
Hubbard
/hub"euhrd/, n. 1. Elbert Green, 1856-1915, U.S. author, editor, and printer. 2. L(afayette) Ron(ald), 1911-86, U.S. science-fiction writer and religious leader. * * *
Hubbard squash
a variety of winter squash having a green or yellow skin and yellow flesh. [1865-70, Amer.; after the surname Hubbard] * * *
Hubbard, Cal
▪ American baseball umpire byname of  Robert Calvin Hubbard   born Oct. 31, 1900, Keytesville, Mo., U.S. died Oct. 17, 1977, St. Petersburg, Fla.       professional ...
Hubbard, Elbert
▪ American writer in full  Elbert Green Hubbard   born June 19, 1856, Bloomington, Ill., U.S. died May 7, 1915, at sea off Ireland  American editor, publisher, and author ...
Hubbard, Freddie
▪ 2009 Frederick Dewayne Hubbard        American jazz musician born April 7, 1938, Indianapolis, Ind. died Dec. 29, 2008, Sherman Oaks, Calif. played bravura trumpet ...
Hubbard,Mount
Hubbard, Mount A peak, 4,559.8 m (14,950 ft) high, in the Coast Mountains of southeast Alaska. * * *
hubbardsquash
hub·bard squash (hŭbʹərd) n. Northern & Western U.S. See winter squash.   [From the surname Hubbard.] * * *
Hubbel,Carl O.
Hub·bel (hŭbʹəl), Carl O. 1903-1988. American baseball player. A left-handed pitcher for the New York Giants (1928-1943), he won 20 games or more during five separate ...
Hubbell, Carl
▪ American athlete in full  Carl Owen Hubbell , byname  King Carl , or  The Meal Ticket  born June 22, 1903, Carthage, Missouri, U.S. died November 21, 1988, Scottsdale, ...
Hubbert, Marion King
▪ American geophysicist born Oct. 5, 1903, San Saba, Texas, U.S. died Oct. 11, 1989, Bethesda, Md.       American geophysicist and geologist known for his theory of the ...
hubble
/hub"euhl/, n. 1. a small hump, as on the surface of ice or a road. 2. Scot. and North Eng. a. a heap; pile. b. a tumult; hubbub; uproar. [perh. < early D hobbel knot, bump; akin ...
Hubble
/hub"euhl/, n. Edwin Powell, 1889-1953, U.S. astronomer: pioneer in extragalactic research. * * * (as used in expressions) Hubble Space Telescope Hubble's constant Hubble Edwin ...
Hubble constant
☆ Hubble constant n. a ratio expressing the rate at which the universe is expanding, the so-called constant in Hubble's law, equal to the velocity of a receding galaxy divided ...
Hubble effect
Hubble effect n. 〚after Edwin HUBBLE Edwin (Powell), who discovered it〛 REDSHIFT * * *
Hubble Space Telescope
Aerospace. See Space Telescope. * * * ▪ astronomy  the most sophisticated optical observatory ever placed into orbit around Earth. Earth's atmosphere obscures ground-based ...
Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Most sophisticated optical observatory ever placed into orbit around Earth. Because it is above Earth's obscuring atmosphere, it can obtain images much brighter, clearer, and ...
Hubble's constant
Astron. the ratio of the recessional velocity of galaxies to their distance from the sun, with current measurements of its value ranging from 50 to 100 km/sec per ...
Hubble's law
Astron. the law that the velocity of recession of distant galaxies from our own is proportional to their distance from us. [1930-35; named after E. P. HUBBLE, discoverer of the ...
Hubble'sconstant
Hub·ble's constant (hŭbʹəlz) n. A ratio expressing the rate of apparent expansion of the universe, equal to the velocity at which a typical galaxy is receding from Earth ...
Hubble, Edwin P(owell)
born Nov. 20, 1889, Marshfield, Mo., U.S. died Sept. 28, 1953, San Marino, Calif. U.S. astronomer. He earned a degree in mathematics and astronomy at the University of Chicago, ...
Hubble, Edwin Powell
▪ American astronomer born Nov. 20, 1889, Marshfield, Mo., U.S. died Sept. 28, 1953, San Marino, Calif.  American astronomer who is considered the founder of extragalactic ...
Hubble,Edwin Powell
Hub·ble (hŭbʹəl), Edwin Powell. 1889-1953. American astronomer who discovered (1929) that the velocities of nebulae increase with distance. * * *
hubble-bubble
/hub"euhl bub'euhl/, n. 1. a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound. 2. a bubbling sound. 3. an uproar; turmoil. [1625-35; ...
hubbly
/hub"lee/, adj. of uneven surface; rough: hubbly ice; a hubbly road. [1865-70, Amer.; perh. HUB (in the sense of protuberance) + -LY; c. D hobbelig rugged] * * *
hubbub
/hub"ub/, n. 1. a loud, confused noise, as of many voices: There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement. 2. tumult; uproar. [1545-55; appar. of Ir orig.; ...
hubby
/hub"ee/, n., pl. hubbies. Informal. husband. [1680-90; by shortening and alter.; see -Y2] * * *
hubcap
/hub"kap'/, n. a removable cover for the center area of the exposed side of an automobile wheel, covering the axle. [1900-05; HUB + CAP1] * * *
Hubei
/hyuu"bay"/, n. Pinyin. a province in central China. 33,710,000; 72,394 sq. mi. (187,500 sq. km). Cap.: Wuhan. Also, Hupeh, Hupei. * * * or Hu-pei conventional Hupeh Province ...
Hubel
Hubel [hyo͞o′bəl, yo͞o′bəl] David Hunter 1926- ; U.S. neurophysiologist * * *
Hubel, David (Hunter)
born Feb. 27, 1926, Windsor, Ont., Can. Canadian-born U.S. neurobiologist. He studied medicine at McGill University and in 1959 joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School. In ...
Hubel, David Hunter
▪ American biologist born Feb. 27, 1926, Windsor, Ont., Can.       Canadian-born American neurobiologist, corecipient with Torsten Nils Wiesel (Wiesel, Torsten Nils) ...
Hubel,David
Hu·bel (hyo͞oʹbəl), David. Born 1926. American neurobiologist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for studies on the organization and functioning of the brain. * * *
Huber, Eugen
▪ Swiss jurist born July 13, 1849, Stammheim, Switz. died April 23, 1923, Bern       Swiss jurist and author of the Swiss civil code of 1912.       In 1880 Huber ...
Huber, Robert
▪ German biochemist born Feb. 20, 1937, Munich, Ger.       German biochemist who, along with Johann Deisenhofer (Deisenhofer, Johann) and Hartmut Michel (Michel, ...
Huber, Wolf
▪ Austrian artist born c. 1485, , Feldkirch?, Tirol [Austria] died 1553, Passau, Bishopric of Passau [Germany]       Austrian painter, draftsman, and printmaker who was ...
HuberHeights
Hu·ber Heights (hyo͞oʹbər) A community of southwest Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. Population: 38,696. * * *
Hubert
/hyooh"beuhrt/, n. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "mind" and "bright." * * * (as used in expressions) James Hubert Blake Givenchy Hubert de Humphrey Hubert ...
Hubert Selby Jr
➡ Selby * * *
Hubert Walter
▪ archbishop of Canterbury died July 13, 1205, Teynham, Kent, Eng.       archbishop of Canterbury, papal legate, justiciar of King Richard I of England, and chancellor ...
Hubertusburg
/hyooh berr"teuhs berrg'/; Ger. /hooh berdd"toos boorddk'/, n. a castle in E Germany, E of Leipzig: treaty ending the Seven Years' War signed here 1763. * * *
Hubertusburg, Peace of
(1763) Treaty between Prussia and Austria ending the Seven Years' War in Germany. Signed five days after the Treaty of Paris, it guaranteed that Frederick II the Great ...
Hubley, Faith Elliott
▪ 2002       American film animator (b. Sept. 16, 1924, New York, N.Y.—d. Dec. 7, 2001, New Haven, Conn.), made films that combined music, magic, and myth in their ...
Hubli
/hoob"lee/, n. a city in W Karnataka, in SW India. 379,166. * * *
Hubli-Dharwad
▪ India       city, western Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, southwestern India.Hubli, often called Hubballi or Pubballi (“Old Village”), developed around the ...
Hubli-Dharwar
Hubli-Dharwar [hoob΄lē där΄wär′] city in SW India: pop. 648,000 * * * Hu·bli-Dhar·war (ho͝obʹlē-där-wärʹ) A city of southwest India northwest of Bangalore. It ...
Hubmaier, Balthasar
▪ German Anabaptist leader born 1485, Friedberg, near Augsburg, Bavaria [Germany] died March 10, 1528, Vienna [now in Austria]       early German Reformation figure ...
hübnerite
also spelled  Huebnerite,         manganese-rich variety of the mineral wolframite (q.v.). * * *
hubris
—hubristic, adj. /hyooh"bris, hooh"-/, n. excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. Also, hybris. Cf. sophrosyne. [1880-85; < Gk hýbris insolence] * * * Greek ...
hubristic
See hubris. * * *
hubristically
See hubristic. * * *
Huc, Evariste Régis
▪ French missionary born June 1, 1813, Caylus, France died March 26, 1860, Paris       French missionary of the Vincentian (Lazarist) order whose account of his journey ...
Hucbald
▪ French music theorist born c. 840, Tournai?, Fr. died 930, Saint-Amand, near Tournai       medieval French musical theorist, scholar, and ...
huck
huck (hŭk) n. Huckaback. * * *
huckaback
/huk"euh bak'/, n. toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave. Also called huck. [1680-90; orig. uncert.] * * *
Huckabee, Mike
▪ American politician byname of  Michael Dale Huckabee  born Aug. 24, 1955, Hope, Ark., U.S.    American politician, who served as governor of Arkansas (1996–2007) and ...
huckle
/huk"euhl/, n. the hip or haunch. [1520-30; obs. huck hip, haunch ( < ?) + -LE] * * *
huckleberry
/huk"euhl ber'ee/, n., pl. huckleberries. 1. the dark-blue or black edible berry of any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Gaylussacia of the heath family. 2. a shrub ...
Huckleberry Finn
/fin/, (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) a novel (1884) by Mark Twain. * * *
hucklebone
/huk"euhl bohn'/, n. 1. hipbone. 2. knucklebone (def. 2). [1475-85; HUCKLE + BONE] * * *
huckster
—hucksterism, n. —hucksterish, adj. /huk"steuhr/, n. 1. a retailer of small articles, esp. a peddler of fruits and vegetables; hawker. 2. a person who employs showy methods ...
hucksterer
/huk"steuhr euhr/, n. Archaic. huckster. * * *
hucksterism
See huckster. * * *
HUD
/hud/, n. Department of Housing and Urban Development. * * *
Ḥudaybiyah, Pact of Al-
▪ Islamic history       (628), compromise that was reached between Muḥammad (Muhammad) and Meccan (Mecca) leaders, in which Mecca gave political and religious ...
Ḥudaydah, Al-
▪ Yemen also spelled  Hodeida, or Hudaida,         city, western Yemen. It is situated on the Tihāmah coastal plain that borders the Red Sea. It is one of the ...
Hudde, Johan van Waveren
▪ Dutch mathematician born April 23, 1628, Amsterdam, Neth. died April 15, 1704, Amsterdam       Dutch mathematician and statesman who promoted Cartesian geometry and ...
Huddersfield
/hud"euhrz feeld'/, n. a town in West Yorkshire, in N central England. 130,060. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town, Kirklees metropolitan borough, metropolitan ...
Huddie Ledbetter
➡ Ledbetter * * *
huddle
—huddler, n. —huddlingly, adv. /hud"l/, v., huddled, huddling, n. v.i. 1. to gather or crowd together in a close mass. 2. to crouch, curl up, or draw oneself together. 3. ...
huddler
See huddle. * * *
Huddleston
/hud"l steuhn/, n. (Ernest Urban) Trevor, born 1913, English Anglican bishop and missionary in Africa. * * *
Huddleston, the Right Rev. Trevor
▪ 1999       British clergyman who was a leader in the campaign against apartheid in South Africa and helped bring that struggle to the world's attention; a founder of ...
Hudibrastic
—Hudibrastically, adv. /hyooh'deuh bras"tik/, or, often, /yooh'-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling the style of Samuel Butler's Hudibras (published 1663-78), a ...
Hūdid Dynasty
▪ Islamic dynasty       Muslim Arab dynasty that ruled Saragossa (Zaragoza), Spain, in the 11th century during the politically confused period of the party kingdoms ...
Hudson
/hud"seuhn/, n. 1. Henry, died 1611?, English navigator and explorer. 2. William Henry, 1841-1922, English naturalist and author. 3. a river in E New York, flowing S to New York ...
Hudson Bay
a large inland sea in N Canada. 850 mi. (1370 km) long; 600 mi. (965 km) wide; 400,000 sq. mi. (1,036,000 sq. km). * * * Inland sea, indenting east-central Canada. With an area ...
Hudson Canyon
▪ canyon, Atlantic Ocean       large submarine canyon incised into the Atlantic continental slope and outer shelf off New York Harbor, U.S. A shallow shelf channel, ...
Hudson River
a river in the US state of New York. It flows 315 miles (510 kilometres) from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City where it joins the Atlantic Ocean. In 1825, it was ...
Hudson River school
Fine Arts. a group of American painters of the mid-19th century whose works are characterized by a highly romantic treatment of landscape, esp. along the Hudson River. * * ...
Hudson seal
muskrat fur that has been plucked and dyed to give the appearance of seal. [1915-20] * * *
Hudson Strait
a strait connecting Hudson Bay and the Atlantic. 450 mi. (725 km) long; 100 mi. (160 km) wide. * * * Arm of the Atlantic Ocean between Baffin Island and northern Quebec, ...
Hudson's Bay blanket
Trademark. a heavyweight, boldly striped blanket made of wool. [1895-1900] * * *
Hudson's Bay Co.
Corporation prominent in Canadian economic and political history. It was incorporated in England (May 2, 1670) to seek the Northwest Passage to the Pacific, to occupy lands ...
Hudson's Bay Company
a company chartered in England in 1670 to carry on fur trading with the Indians in North America. * * * ▪ Canadian company  corporation that occupies a prominent place in ...
Hudson, George
▪ British financier born March 1800, York, Yorkshire, Eng. died Dec. 14, 1871, London  English financier, known as the “railway king,” whose enterprise made York a major ...
Hudson, Henry
born с 1565, England died , after June 22, 1611, in or near Hudson Bay? English navigator and explorer. Sailing for the Muscovy Company of London in search of the Northeast ...
Hudson, Jennifer
▪ 2008   born Sept. 12, 1981, Chicago, Ill. In her wildest fantasies American actress and singer Jennifer Hudson could have never guessed that in just a few short years she ...

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