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Hudson, Rock
orig. Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. born Nov. 17, 1925, Winnetka, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 2, 1985, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. film actor. He worked at odd jobs before making his film ...
Hudson, Thomas
▪ English painter born 1701, Devon, Eng. died Jan. 26, 1779, Twickenham, Middlesex, Eng.       English portrait painter, who forms an important link in the apostolic ...
Hudson, W H
▪ British author, naturalist, and ornithologist born Aug. 4, 1841, near Buenos Aires died Aug. 18, 1922, London       British author, naturalist, and ornithologist, ...
Hudson,Henry
Hud·son (hŭdʹsən), Henry. Died 1611. English navigator and explorer who discovered (1609) the Hudson River on an expedition for the East India Company. * * *
Hudson,William Henry
Hudson, William Henry. 1841-1922. British naturalist and writer whose works include Green Mansions (1904). * * *
HudsonBay
Hudson Bay An inland sea of east-central Canada connected to the Atlantic Ocean by Hudson Strait, lying between southern Baffin Island and northern Quebec. James Bay is the ...
Hudsonian godwit
/hud soh"nee euhn/. See under godwit. [1855-60; HUDSON (BAY) + -IAN] * * *
Hudsonian orogeny
▪ geology       Precambrian thermal event on the Canadian Shield that took place 1.7 billion years ago (± 1.5 million years). Rocks that produce dates in this time ...
HudsonRiver
Hudson River A river rising in the Adirondack Mountains of northeast New York and flowing about 507 km (315 mi) generally southward to Upper New York Bay at New York City. ...
HudsonRiver school
Hudson River school n. A group of American landscape painters active from about 1825 to 1875 whose works, influenced by European Romanticism, depict the beauty and grandeur of ...
Hudsonseal
Hudson seal n. Muskrat fur that is dyed, plucked, and sheared to resemble seal.   [After Hudson Bay.] * * *
Hudson’s Bay Company
a British trading company set up in 1670 to buy and sell the products of northern Canada, such as furs. The company helped to make it easier for people to settle in Canada by ...
ḥudūd, al-
▪ Druze religion Arabic“the boundaries” singular  al-Ḥadd        in the Druze religion, five cosmic principles that are emanations from God, the One. ...
hue
hue1 —hueless, adj. /hyooh/ or, often, /yooh/, n. 1. a gradation or variety of a color; tint: pale hues. 2. the property of light by which the color of an object is classified ...
Hué
/hway/, n. a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam. 200,000. * * * City (pop., 1992 est.: 219,149), central Vietnam. The seat of the Chinese military authority in ...
hue and cry
1. Early Eng. Law. the pursuit of a felon or an offender with loud outcries or clamor to give an alarm. 2. any public clamor, protest, or alarm: a general hue and cry against the ...
hueand cry
hue and cry n. 1. A public clamor, as of protest or demand: raised a great hue and cry about political corruption. 2. a. The pursuit of a felon announced with loud shouts to ...
Huebner, Robert Joseph
▪ 1999       American virologist whose theory that certain genes, which he called oncogenes, are involved in cancer focused researchers' attention on finding them; ...
huebnerite
/hyoohb"neuh ruyt'/ or, often, /yoohb"-/, n. a reddish-brown mineral of the wolframite group, manganese tungstate, MnWO4, a minor ore of tungsten. [after Adolph Huebner, ...
hued
/hyoohd/ or, often, /yoohd/, adj. having the hue or color as specified (usually used in combination): many-hued; golden-hued. [bef. 1000; ME hewed, OE (ge)hiwod. See HUE1, ...
Huehuetenango
▪ Guatemala       city, west-central Guatemala. It lies at an elevation of 6,200 feet (1,890 metres) above sea level on the southern slopes of the Cuchumatanes ...
Huelva
/wel"vah/, n. a seaport in SW Spain, near the Gulf of Cádiz. 96,689. * * * ▪ Spain       city and port, capital of Huelva provincia (province), in the comunidad ...
huemul
/way moohl"/, n. a yellowish-brown deer of the genus Hippocamelus, of South America: the two species are endangered. Also called Andean deer, guemal. [1800-10; < AmerSp güemul < ...
Huerta
/wer"teuh/; Sp. /werdd"tah/, n. Victoriano /beek'taw rddyah"naw/, 1854-1916, Mexican general: provisional president of Mexico 1913-14. * * *
Huerta, Adolfo de la
▪ president of Mexico born 1881, Hermosillo, Mex. died July 9, 1955, Mexico City       politician who served as interim president of Mexico in 1920.       De la ...
Huerta, Dolores
▪ American labour leader and activist née  Dolores Fernández  born April 10, 1930, Dawson, N.M., U.S.       American labour leader and activist whose work on behalf ...
Huerta, Victoriano
born Dec. 23, 1854, Colotlán, Mex. died Jan. 13, 1916, El Paso, Texas, U.S. Mexican president (1913–14). Born of Indian parents, he rose through the ranks of the army to ...
Huerta,Victoriano
Huer·ta (wĕrʹtə, -tä), Victoriano. 1854-1916. Mexican president (1913-1914) who overthrew Francisca Madero and was forced to resign because of widespread unrest. * * *
Huesca
▪ Spain       city, capital of Huesca provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Aragon, northeastern Spain. It lies northeast of ...
Huesca, Code of
▪ Spain [1247]       most important law code of medieval Aragon, written by Bishop Vidal de Canellas under the Aragonese king James I. It was promulgated in 1247 and ...
Huet, Pierre-Daniel
▪ French philosopher and bishop Huet also spelled  Huetius   born Feb. 8, 1630, Caen, France died Jan. 26, 1721, Paris  French scholar, antiquary, scientist, and bishop ...
huevos rancheros
Eng. /way"vohs rahn chair"ohs, ran-/; Sp. /we"vaws rddahn che"rddaws/ a Latin American dish of eggs, usually fried or poached, topped with a spicy tomato sauce and sometimes ...
huevosrancheros
hue·vos ran·che·ros (wāʹvōs răn-chĕrʹōs, hwāʹ-, rän-) pl.n. A Mexican dish consisting of fried or poached eggs covered with a spicy sauce of red or green tomatoes ...
Huey
/hyooh"ee/ or, often, /yooh"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Hugh. * * *
Huey Long
➡ Long * * *
Hueytown
/hyooh"ee town'/ or, often, /yooh"-/, n. a town in central Alabama. 13,309. * * *
huff
/huf/, n. 1. a mood of sulking anger; a fit of resentment: Just because you disagree, don't walk off in a huff. v.t. 2. to give offense to; make angry. 3. to treat with arrogance ...
Huff-Duff
/huf"duf'/, n. a method used by the Allies in World War II for locating enemy submarines and other naval or land targets through simultaneous bearings on their radio ...
huffer
See huff. * * *
huffily
See huffy. * * *
huffiness
See huffily. * * *
Huffington Post, The
▪ Web site also called  HuffPo  or  HuffPost        American news and commentary Web site, with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The Huffington Post was ...
huffish
—huffishly, adv. —huffishness, n. /huf"ish/, adj. 1. peevish; irritable. 2. swaggering; insolent; bullying. [1745-55; HUFF + -ISH1] * * *
huffishly
See huffish. * * *
huffishness
See huffishly. * * *
huffy
—huffily, adv. —huffiness, n. /huf"ee/, adj., huffier, huffiest. 1. easily offended; touchy. 2. offended; sulky: a huffy mood. 3. snobbish; haughty. [1670-80; HUFF + ...
Hufuf
/hoo foohf"/, n. Hofuf. * * *
Hufūf, Al-
▪ Saudi Arabia also spelled  Hofuf    town, eastern Saudi Arabia. It lies in the large Al-Hasa oasis and on the railroad from Riyadh to Al-Dammām. The headquarters of the ...
hug
—hugger, n. —huggingly, adv. /hug/, v., hugged, hugging, n. v.t. 1. to clasp tightly in the arms, esp. with affection; embrace. 2. to cling firmly or fondly to; cherish: to ...
hug-me-tight
/hug"mee tuyt'/, n. a woman's short, warm, close-fitting jacket, usually knitted or crocheted and often sleeveless. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
huge
—hugely, adv. —hugeness, n. /hyoohj/ or, often, /yoohj/, adj., huger, hugest. 1. extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent: a huge ship; a huge portion of ice ...
Hügel
/hyooh"geuhl/ or, often, /yooh"-/, n. Baron Friedrich von, 1852-1925, English theologian and writer. * * *
hugely
See huge. * * *
Hugenberg, Alfred
born June 19, 1865, Hannover, Hannover died March 12, 1951, Kükenbruch, W.Ger. German industrialist and political leader. As chairman of the Krupp family's industrial concern ...
hugeness
See hugely. * * *
hugeous
—hugeously, adv. —hugeousness, n. /hyooh"jeuhs/ or, often, /yooh"-/, adj. huge. [1520-30; HUGE + -OUS] * * *
hugeously
See hugeous. * * *
huggable
/hug"euh beuhl/, adj. evoking a desire to hug close; inviting a close embrace; cuddly: a huggable little baby. [1895-1900; HUG + -ABLE] * * *
hugger
See huggable. * * *
hugger-mugger
/hug"euhr mug'euhr/, n. 1. disorder or confusion; muddle. 2. secrecy; reticence: Why is there such hugger-mugger about the scheme? adj. 3. secret or clandestine. 4. disorderly or ...
hugger-muggery
/hug"euhr mug'euh ree/, n., pl. hugger-mugger-ies. hugger-mugger (defs. 1, 2). [HUGGER-MUGGER + -Y3] * * *
huggermugger
huggermugger [hug′ər mug΄ər] n. 〚earlier also hokermoker, apparently rhyming comp. based on ME mokeren, to hoard, conceal > the basic sense “secrecy”〛 1. a ...
Huggins
/hug"inz/, n. Charles Brenton /bren"tn/, 1901-97, U.S. surgeon and medical researcher, born in Canada: Nobel prize 1966. * * *
Huggins, Charles B(renton)
born Sept. 22, 1901, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Can. died Jan. 12, 1997, Chicago, Ill., U.S. Canadian-born U.S. surgeon and urologist. He studied at the University of Chicago and ...
Huggins, Charles B.
▪ American surgeon and medical researcher in full  Charles Brenton Huggins   born Sept. 22, 1901, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Can. died Jan. 12, 1997, Chicago, Ill., ...
Huggins, Charles Brenton
▪ 1998       Canadian-born American surgeon and medical researcher (b. Sept. 22, 1901, Halifax, N.S.—d. Jan. 12, 1997, Chicago, Ill.), specialized in the surgical and ...
Huggins, Roy
▪ 2003       American writer, producer, and director (b. July 18, 1914, Litelle, Wash.—d. April 3, 2002, Santa Monica, Calif.), counted such innovative hit television ...
Huggins, Sir William
▪ English astronomer born Feb. 7, 1824, Stoke Newington, London, Eng. died May 12, 1910, London  English astronomer who revolutionized observational astronomy by applying ...
Huggins,Charles Brenton
Hug·gins (hŭgʹĭnz), Charles Brenton. 1901-1997. Canadian-born American surgeon. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for research in hormone treatment for cancer of the prostate. * ...
Hugh
/hyooh/ or, often, /yooh/, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning "heart, mind." * * * (as used in expressions) Hector Hugh Munro Auden Wystan Hugh Chamberlen ...
Hugh Capet
Hugh Capet see CAPET Hugh * * * born с 938 died Oct. 14, 996, Paris, Fr. King of France (987–996), the founder of the Capetian dynasty. The son of a Frankish duke, he ...
Hugh Capet.
See Capet, Hugh. * * *
Hugh Casson
➡ Casson * * *
Hugh Dalton
➡ Dalton * * *
Hugh Grant
➡ Grant (II) * * *
Hugh Hefner
➡ Hefner * * *
Hugh III
▪ king of Cyprus French  Hugues   died 1284       king of Cyprus and Jerusalem who founded the house of Antioch-Lusignan that ruled Cyprus until ...
Hugh Latimer
➡ Latimer * * *
Hugh MacDiarmid
➡ MacDiarmid * * *
Hugh of Cluny, Saint
▪ French abbot French  Saint Hugues De Cluny,  original name  Hugues De Semur  born 1024, Semur-en-Brionnais, Burgundy [France] died April 29, 1109, Cluny, France; ...
Hugh of Lincoln, Little Saint
▪ English martyr born 1245, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Aug. 27, 1255, Lincoln; feast day August 27 [suppressed]       legendary English child martyr who was ...
Hugh of Lincoln, Saint
▪ French bishop born c. 1140, Avalon, France died Nov. 16, 1200, London, Eng.; canonized 1220; Anglican feast day November 16       French-born bishop of Lincoln, Eng., ...
Hugh of Saint-Victor
born 1096 died Feb. 11, 1141, Paris, Fr. Scholastic theologian who began the tradition of mysticism of the school of St.-Victor, Paris. He was influenced by St. Augustine of ...
Hugh the Great
▪ duke of the Franks also called  Hugh the White , French  Hugues le Grand  or  Hugues le Blanc  died June 16/17, 956       duke of the Franks, count of Paris, ...
Hugh Town
▪ Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom       village and capital of the Isles of Scilly (Scilly, Isles of), historic county of Cornwall, England. Located on a sandy ...
HughCapet
Hugh Ca·pet (hyo͞oʹ kāʹpĭt, kăpʹĭt, kă-pāʹ) See Capet. * * *
Hughes
/hyoohz/ or, often, /yoohz/, n. 1. Charles Evans, 1862-1948, U.S. jurist and statesman: Chief Justice of the U.S. 1930-41. 2. Howard (Robard) /roh"bahrd/, 1905-76, U.S. ...
Hughes Electronics Corporation
▪ American corporation  American provider of wireless telecommunication services and formerly a leading manufacturer of satellites. The company was formed in 1985 as GM ...
Hughes Medical Institute
▪ philanthropic foundation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States in full  Howard Hughes Medical Institute        American philanthropic foundation, established in ...
Hughes, (James Mercer) Langston
born Feb. 1, 1902, Joplin, Mo., U.S. died May 22, 1967, New York, N.Y. U.S. poet and writer. He published the poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" when he was 19, briefly attended ...
Hughes, (James)Langston
Hughes, (James) Langston. 1902-1967. American writer. Through his poetry, prose, and drama he made important contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. His best-known works include ...
Hughes, Barnard
▪ 2007 Bernard Hughes        American actor (b. July 16, 1915, Bedford Hills, N.Y.—d. July 11, 2006, New York, N.Y.), was a veteran character actor who appeared in ...
Hughes, Brendan
▪ 2009 “The Dark”        Northern Irish militant born 1948, Belfast, N.Ire. died Feb. 16, 2008, Belfast joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1969, becoming an ...
Hughes, Charles Evans
born April 11, 1862, Glens Falls, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 27, 1948, Osterville, Mass. U.S. jurist and statesman. He became prominent in 1905 as counsel to New York legislative ...
Hughes, David
▪ British inventor born May 16, 1831, London died Jan. 22, 1900, London  Anglo-American inventor of the carbon microphone, which was important to the development of ...
Hughes, Edward James
▪ 1999       British poet (b. Aug. 17, 1930, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. Oct. 28, 1998, London, Eng.), was renowned for over four decades for his powerful ...
Hughes, Emlyn Walter
▪ 2005       British association football (soccer) player (b. Aug. 28, 1947, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, Eng.—d. Nov. 9, 2004, Sheffield, Eng.), was one of ...
Hughes, Glenn
▪ 2002       American singer (b. July 18, 1950, New York, N.Y.—d. March 4, 2001, New York), performed as a leather-clad biker in the flamboyant disco band the Village ...
Hughes, Howard
▪ American industrialist in full  Howard Robard Hughes  born Dec. 24, 1905, Houston, Texas, U.S. died April 5, 1976, in an airplane over southern Texas  American ...
Hughes, Howard (Robard)
born Dec. 24, 1905, Houston, Texas, U.S. died April 5, 1976, in an airplane over southern Texas U.S. manufacturer, aviator, and movie producer. He left college at age 17 to ...
Hughes, John
▪ American archbishop born June 24, 1797, Annaloghan, County Tyrone, Ire. died Jan. 3, 1864, New York City  first Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who became one of ...
Hughes, John Ceiriog
▪ Welsh poet pseudonym  Ceiriog , or  Syr Meurig Grynswth   born Sept. 25, 1832, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, Wales died April 23, 1887, Caersws, ...
Hughes, Langston
▪ American poet in full  James Mercer Langston Hughes  born Feb. 1, 1902, Joplin, Missouri, U.S. died May 22, 1967, New York, New York  black poet and writer who became, ...
Hughes, Mark Reynolds
▪ 2001       American entrepreneur (b. Jan. 1, 1956, Lynwood, Calif.—d. May 21, 2000, Malibu, Calif.), was the founder in 1980 and president of the Los Angeles-based ...
Hughes, Mervyn Gregory
▪ 1994       Mustachioed, potbellied, and encumbered with a lumbering, unathletic gait, Merv Hughes never looked the epitome of the fast bowler. But his outstanding Test ...
Hughes, Patrick
▪ 1998       , British tennis player, who was the only Englishman to become the singles titleholder at the Italian Open and also was considered one of his generation's ...
Hughes, Richard
▪ British writer born April 19, 1900, Weybridge, Surrey, England died April 28, 1976, near Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales       British writer whose novel A High Wind in ...
Hughes, Robert
▪ Australian art critic and television personality in full  Robert Studley Forrest Hughes  born July 28, 1938, Sydney, Austl.       Australian art critic and ...
Hughes, Robert Studley Forrest
▪ 1998       Following three years of work, respected Australian art critic and writer Robert Hughes launched in May 1997 an eight-part television series for ...
Hughes, Sir Samuel
born Jan. 8, 1853, Darlington, Canada West died Aug. 24, 1921, Lindsay, Ont., Can. Canadian soldier and politician. He was proprietor and editor of an Ontario newspaper from ...
Hughes, Ted
orig. Edward James Hughes born Aug. 16, 1930, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, Eng. died Oct. 28, 1998, Devon British poet. The son of shopkeepers, he studied at Cambridge University. ...
Hughes, Thomas
▪ British jurist and author born Oct. 20, 1822, Uffington, Berkshire, Eng. died March 22, 1896, Brighton, Sussex       British jurist, reformer, and novelist best known ...
Hughes, William Morris
▪ prime minister of Australia born Sept. 25, 1862, London, Eng. died Oct. 28, 1952, Sydney, Australia  prime minister of Australia from 1915 to 1923 and a mainstay of ...
Hughes,Charles Evans
Hughes (hyo͞oz), Charles Evans. 1862-1948. American jurist and politician who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1910) but resigned to make an ...
Hughes,Howard Robard
Hughes, Howard Robard. 1905-1976. American film producer, aviator, and multimillionaire. He founded Hughes Aircraft Corporation, broke the airplane speed record (1935), and flew ...
Hughes,Ted
Hughes, Ted. Full name Edward James Hughes. 1930-1998. British poet who served as poet laureate from 1984 to 1998. His work is noted for its symbolism, passion, and dark, natural ...
Hughie
/hyooh"ee/ or, often, /yooh"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Hugh. * * *
Hugi
/hyooh"gee, hooh"-/ or, often, /yooh"-/, n. Scand. Myth. a young man, a personification of thought, who defeated Thialfi in a race. * * *
Hugin
/hyooh"gin, hooh"-/ or, often, /yooh"-/, n. Scand. Myth. one of the two ravens of Odin that brought him news from the whole world. Cf. Munin. [ < ON Huginn, equiv. to hugi mind, ...
Hugli
/hoohg"lee/, n. Hooghly. * * * ▪ India formerly  Hooghly-Chinsurah        city, central West Bengal state, northeastern India. The city lies just west of the Hugli ...
Hugli River
or Hooghly River River, northeastern India. The most westerly and commercially the most important arm of the Ganges River, it provides access to Kolkata (Calcutta) from the Bay ...
Hugo
/hyooh"goh/ or, often, /yooh"-/; Fr. /yuu goh"/, n. 1. Victor (Marie, Viscount) /vik"teuhr meuh ree"/; Fr. /veek tawrdd" mann rddee"/, 1802-85, French poet, novelist, and ...
Hugo Award
or Science Fiction Achievement Award Any of several annual awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). The awards are granted for notable achievement in ...
Hugo, Victor
▪ French writer Introduction in full  Victor-Marie Hugo  born Feb. 26, 1802, Besançon, Fr. died May 22, 1885, Paris  poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most ...
Hugo, Victor (-Marie)
born Feb. 26, 1802, Besançon, France died May 22, 1885, Paris French poet, dramatist, and novelist. The son of a general, he was an accomplished poet before age 20. With his ...
Hugo,Victor Marie
Hu·go (hyo͞oʹgō, ü-gōʹ), Victor Marie. 1802-1885. French writer who went into exile after Napoleon III seized power (1851), returning to France in 1870. His novels ...
Huguenot
—Huguenotic, adj. —Huguenotism, n. /hyooh"geuh not'/ or, often, /yooh"-/, n. a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries; a ...
Huguenotic
See Huguenot. * * *
Huguenotism
See Huguenotic. * * *
Huguenots
French Protestants of the 16th–17th century, many of whom suffered severe persecution for their faith. The first French Huguenot community was founded in 1546, and the ...
Huguet, Jaime
▪ Spanish painter born c. 1415 died 1492       influential Spanish painter, the last important master of Catalan Gothic painting, established in Barcelona in 1448, ...
huh
/hu/, interj. (used as an exclamation of surprise, bewilderment, disbelief, contempt, or interrogation.) [1600-10] * * *
Huhehot
/hooh"hay"hoht"/, n. Hohhot. Also, Pinyin, Huhehaote /hooh"hue"how"tue"/. * * *
Hui
Hui (hwē) also Hwei (hwā) n. pl. Hui or Huis also Hwei or Hweis A member of a Muslim people of northwest China, descended chiefly from the Han and an important minority of the ...
Hui Shi
▪ Chinese philosopher Wade-Giles romanization  Hui Shih   born 380 BCE, Song, in modern Henan, China       Chinese philosopher, an outstanding representative of the ...
Hui Tsung
/hwee" dzoong"/, n. 1082-1135, emperor of China 1101-26: painter and patron of art. Also, Pinyin, Hui Zong /hwee" zawng"/. * * *
Hui-neng
▪ Buddhist patriarch Pinyin  Huineng   born 638, southwest Kwangtung, China died 713, Kwangtung       the sixth great patriarch of Zen (Ch'an in Chinese) Buddhism and ...
Hui-yüan
▪ Chinese Buddhist priest Pinyin  Huiyuan   born AD 334, , Yen-men, Shansi, China died 416, Lu-shan, Hupeh       celebrated early Chinese Buddhist priest who formed a ...
huia
/hooh"yeuh/, n. an apparently extinct, crowlike bird, Heteralocha acutirostris, of New Zealand, noted for the completely different bill shapes of the male and female. [1835-45; < ...
Huichol and Cora
▪ people  neighbouring Middle American Indian peoples living in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit in western Mexico. Numbering together about 40,000 in the late 20th century, ...
Huidobro
/wee dhaw"vrddaw/, n. Vicente /bee sen"te/, 1893-1948, Chilean poet. * * *
Huidobro, Vicente
▪ Chilean writer in full  Vicente García Huidobro Fernández   born January 10, 1893, Santiago, Chile died January 2, 1948, Santiago       Chilean poet, ...
huiguan
▪ Chinese history Wade-Giles romanization  hui-kuan        series of guildhalls established by regional organizations (tongxiang hui) in different areas of China ...
Huila
/wee"lah/, n. Mount, a volcano in central Colombia. 18,700 ft. (5700 m). * * * ▪ department, Colombia       departamento, southwestern Colombia, occupying the Andean ...
Huineng
born 638, southwest Kwangtung, China died 713, Kwangtung Chinese religious leader, sixth patriarch of Chan (Sŏn, Zen) Buddhism. As a young and illiterate peddler of firewood, ...
huipil
☆ huipil [wē pēl′ ] n. 〚AmSp < Nahuatl〛 a loose, often colorfully embroidered garment worn as by Indian women of Mexico and Guatemala * * * hui·pil (wē-pēlʹ) n. A ...
huisache
/wee sah"chee/, n. a tropical and subtropical New World shrub, Acacia farnesiana, of the legume family, having clusters of fragrant, deep-yellow flower heads. Also called cassie, ...
huitain
▪ prosody       French verse form consisting of an eight-line stanza with 8 or 10 syllables in each line. The form was written on three rhymes (rhyme), one of which ...
huitlacoche
huit·la·co·che (wēt'lä-kōʹchā) n. Variant of cuitlacoche. * * *
Huitzilopochtli
/wee'tsee loh pohch"tlee/, n. the Aztec god of war and of the sun. Also, Uitzilopochtli. [ < Nahuatl Huitzilopochtli, equiv. to huitzil(in) hummingbird + opochtli left-hand ...
Huizhou
/hwee"joh"/, n. Pinyin. a city in S Guangdong province, in SE China, E of Canton. 73,000. Also, Wade-Giles, Huichou; Older Spelling, Waichow. Formerly, Pinyin, Wade-Giles, ...
Huizinga
Huizinga [hī′ziŋ ə] Johan [yō hän′] 1872-1945; Du. historian * * *
Huizinga, Johan
born Dec. 7, 1872, Groningen, Neth. died Feb. 1, 1945, De Steeg Dutch historian. He was professor of history at Groningen (1905–15) and then at Leiden until 1942, when he was ...
Huizinga,Johan
Hui·zing·a (hīʹzĭng-ə, houʹzĭng-KHä), Johan. 1872-1945. Dutch historian known for his writing on the late Middle Ages, especially The Waning of the Middle Ages ...
Huizong
or Hui-tsung or Song Huizong orig. Zhao Ji born 1082 died 1135 Penultimate emperor of the Northern Song dynasty in China. A painter and calligrapher, Huizong preferred the ...
Huk
/hoohk/, n., pl. Huks. 1. a member of the Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (People's Liberation Army), a Communist agrarian revolutionary group in central Luzon in the ...
Hukbalahap Rebellion
or Huk Rebellion (1946–54) Peasant uprising in Luzon, Philippines. The rich Luzon plain was farmed by a large tenant-farmer population working on vast estates, a situation ...
hula
hula [ho͞o′lə] n. 〚Haw〛 a native Hawaiian dance marked by flowing, pantomimic gestures: also hula-hula * * * hu·la (ho͞oʹlə) also hu·la-hu·la ...
hula hoop
☆ hula hoop n. a hoop like a Hula-Hoop * * *
hula skirt
1. a skirt made of long stems of grass bound to a waistband, worn typically by a Hawaiian hula dancer. 2. an imitation of this skirt made of any material. [1925-30] * * *
Hula Valley
▪ valley, Israel Hebrew  ʿemeq ula,         valley in upper Galilee, northeastern Israel. The valley occupies most of the course of the Jordan River north of the ...
Hula-Hoop
/hooh"leuh hoohp'/, Trademark. a brand name for a tubular plastic hoop, about 4 ft. (1.2 m) in diameter, for rotating about the body by swinging the hips, used for physical ...
hula-hula
/hooh"leuh hooh"leuh/, n. a sinuous Hawaiian native dance with intricate arm movements that tell a story in pantomime, usually danced to rhythmic drumming and accompanied by ...
Hulan
▪ former town, Harbin, China Wade-Giles romanization  Hu-lan        former town, southwestern Heilongjiang (Heilungkiang) sheng (province), China. In 2004 it was ...
huldre
/hool"deuhr/, n. Scand. Myth. one of a race of sirens, living in the woods, seductive but dangerous. Also, hulder. [ < ON Huld name of a witch, prob. akin to hulda secrecy, ...
Hülegü
▪ Mongol ruler of Iran also spelled  Hulagu   born c. 1217 died Feb. 8, 1265, Jazīreh-ye-Shāhī, Iran       Mongol ruler in Iran who founded the Il-Khanid Dynasty ...
hulk
/hulk/, n. 1. the body of an old or dismantled ship. 2. a ship specially built to serve as a storehouse, prison, etc., and not for sea service. 3. a clumsy-looking or unwieldy ...
hulking
/hul"king/, adj. heavy and clumsy; bulky. [1690-1700; HULK + -ING2] Syn. massive, cumbersome, ponderous. * * *
hulky
/hul"kee/, adj., hulkier, hulkiest. hulking. [1775-85; HULK + -Y1] * * *
hull
hull1 —huller, n. /hul/, n. 1. the husk, shell, or outer covering of a seed or fruit. 2. the calyx of certain fruits, as the strawberry. 3. any covering or envelope. v.t. 4. to ...
Hull
/hul/, n. 1. Cordell /kawr"del, kawr del"/, 1871-1955, U.S. statesman: Secretary of State 1933-44; Nobel peace prize 1945. 2. Robert Marvin (Bobby), born 1939, Canadian ...
hull balance
(of a sailing ship) the property of maintaining satisfactory trim and steering qualities when heeled at a normal angle. * * *
hull efficiency
Naval Archit. the ratio of the quantity of work required to tow a certain hull at a given speed to that required to drive it with a certain propeller: used in propeller design. * ...
hull girder
Naval Archit. the theoretical box girder formed by the continuous longitudinal members of the hull of a ship, providing resistance to hogging and sagging. [‡1945-50] * * *
Hull House
a settlement house in Chicago, Ill., founded in 1889 by Jane Addams. * * * ▪ settlement, Chicago, Illinois, United States       one of the first social settlements ...
Hull, Albert Wallace
▪ American physicist born April 19, 1880, Southington, Conn., U.S. died Jan. 22, 1966, Schenectady, N.Y.       American physicist who independently discovered the ...
Hull, Bobby
in full Robert Martin Hull born Jan. 3, 1939, Point Anne, Ont., Can. Canadian ice-hockey player. He played centre and left wing for the Chicago Blackhawks (1957–72) in the ...
Hull, Clark L(eonard)
born May 24, 1884, Akron, N.Y., U.S. died May 10, 1952, New Haven, Conn. U.S. psychologist. He taught at the University of Wisconsin (1918–29) and was a member of Yale ...
Hull, Clark L.
▪ American psychologist in full  Clark Leonard Hull   born May 24, 1884, Akron, N.Y., U.S. died May 10, 1952, New Haven, Conn.       American psychologist known for ...
Hull, Cordell
born Oct. 2, 1871, Overton county, Tenn., U.S. died July 23, 1955, Bethesda, Md. U.S. politician and diplomat. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1907–21, ...
Hull, Isaac
born March 9, 1773, Derby, Conn. died Feb. 13, 1843, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. U.S. naval officer. A nephew of William Hull, he was master of a ship by age 19. He was ...
Hull, Rod
▪ 2000       British entertainer and puppeteer whose hand-puppet sidekick, Emu, a blue-and-yellow flightless bird, delighted children as well as adult fans with his ...
Hull, William
born June 24, 1753, Derby, Conn. died Nov. 29, 1825, Newton, Mass., U.S. U.S. Army officer. He fought in American Revolutionary campaigns in Connecticut, New York, and New ...
Hull,Cordell
Hull, Cordell. 1871-1955. American public official who as secretary of state (1933-1944) laid the groundwork for the founding of the United Nations. He was awarded the 1945 Nobel ...
hullabaloo
/hul"euh beuh looh'/, n., pl. hullabaloos. a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar. [1750-60; appar. var. of HALOOBALOO, rhyming compound based on Scots baloo lullaby] * * *
huller
See hull. * * *
hulling
/hul"ing/, n. material for the framework and shell of the hull of a ship. [1400-50; late ME (ger.). See HULL2, -ING1] * * *
hullo
/heuh loh"/, interj., n., pl. hullos, v.i., v.t., hulloed, hulloing. 1. hallo. 2. Chiefly Brit. hello. * * *
hulloa
/hu loh", hul"oh/, interj., n., pl. hulloas, v.i., v.t., hulloaed, hulloaing. Chiefly Brit. hello. * * *
hulloo
/hu looh", hul"ooh/, interj., n., pl. hulloos, v.i., v.t., hullooed, hullooing. hallo. * * *
Hulls, Jonathan
▪ British inventor born 1699, Campden, Gloucestershire, Eng. died 1758, London  British inventor, possibly the first person ever to devise detailed plans for a ...
hully gully
/hul"ee gul"ee/ a dance that is a modification of the frug. Also, hullygully. [1960-65; orig. uncert.] * * *
Hulme, Keri
▪ New Zealander author Keri originally  spelled Kerry   born March 9, 1947, Christchurch, N.Z.       New Zealand novelist, poet, and short-story writer, chiefly ...
Hulme, T.E.
▪ English critic and poet in full  Thomas Ernest Hulme   born Sept. 16, 1883, Endon, Staffordshire, Eng.—killed in action Sept. 28, 1917, France       English ...
Hulse
Hulse (hŭls), Russell Alan. Born 1950. American physicist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize for the discovery of a new type of pulsar. * * *
Hulse, Russell Alan
born Nov. 28, 1950, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. physicist. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. With his professor, Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., he discovered dozens ...
Hulst, Hendrik Christoffel van de
▪ Dutch astronomer born November 19, 1918, Utrecht, Netherlands died July 31, 2000, Leiden       Dutch astronomer who predicted theoretically the 21-cm (8.2-inch) radio ...
Hulun, Lake
▪ lake, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Hulun Hu  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Hu-lun Hu,  Mongolian  Hulun Nuur,  also called  Chalai Nor  or  Dalai ...
Ḥulwān
▪ ancient city, Egypt also spelled  Helwan , or  Hilwan        ancient settlement, now part of the Ḥulwān muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Egypt. It lies near the ...
huly
/hooh"lee, hyuu"lee/, adj., adv. Scot. hooly. * * *
hum
/hum/, v., hummed, humming, n., interj. v.i. 1. to make a low, continuous, droning sound. 2. to give forth an indistinct sound of mingled voices or noises. 3. to utter an ...
Humacao
/ooh'mah kow"/, n. a city in E Puerto Rico. 19,147. * * * ▪ Puerto Rico       town, eastern Puerto Rico. It is located in the Sierra de Cayey foothills along the ...
human
—humanlike, adj. —humanness, n. /hyooh"meuhn/ or, often, /yooh"-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people: human frailty. 2. consisting ...
human aging
▪ physiology and sociology Introduction       physiological changes that take place in the human body leading to senescence, the decline of biological functions and of ...
human behaviour
Introduction       the potential and expressed capacity for physical, mental, and social activity during the phases of human life.       Human beings, like other ...
human being
1. any individual of the genus Homo, esp. a member of the species Homo sapiens. 2. a person, esp. as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species: living ...
human body
Introduction       the physical substance of the human organism, composed of living cells and extracellular materials and organized into tissues, organs, and ...
human cardiovascular system
▪ anatomy Introduction       organ system that conveys blood through vessels to and from all parts of the body, carrying nutrients and oxygen to tissues and removing ...
human chorionic gonadotropin
Biochem. See chorionic gonadotropin (def. 1). Abbr.: hCG * * *
Human Comedy, The
(French, La Comédie Humaine), a collected edition of tales and novels in 17 volumes (1842-48) by Honoré de Balzac. * * *
human development
▪ biology Introduction  the process of growth and change that takes place between birth and maturity.       Human growth is far from being a simple and uniform process ...
human disease
Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of a human being that interrupts or modifies its vital functions. health versus disease       Before human ...
Human disorders attributable to a single dominant gene
▪ Table Human disorders attributable to a single dominant gene trait conspicuous signs achondroplasia dwarfism, large head, short extremities, short fingers and toes ...
Human disorders attributable to a single pair of recessive genes
▪ Table Human disorders attributable to a single pair of recessive genes trait conspicuous signs albinism lack of pigment in skin, hair, and eyes, with significant visual ...
Human disorders attributable to multifactorial inheritance
▪ Table Human disorders attributable to multifactorial inheritance alcoholism Alzheimer disease cancer coronary heart disease diabetes (diabetes mellitus) ...
Human disorders attributable to sex-linked recessive inheritance
▪ Table Human disorders attributable to sex-linked recessive inheritance trait conspicuous signs hemophilia A bleeding tendency with joint involvement Duchenne muscular ...
human ecology
ecology (def. 2). [1930-35] * * * ▪ sociology       man's collective interaction with his environment. Influenced by the work of biologists on the interaction of ...
human embryology
▪ biology Introduction       the process encompassing the period from the formation of an embryo, through the development of a fetus, to birth.       The human ...
human engineering
an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker. Also called ergonomics, ...
human evolution
Evolution of modern human beings from nonhuman and extinct hominid forms. Genetic evidence points to an evolutionary divergence between the lineages of humans and the great apes ...
human genome
Introduction  all of the approximately three billion base pairs of deoxyribonucleic acid ( DNA) that make up the entire set of chromosomes (chromosome) of the human organism. ...
Human Genome Project
a federally funded U.S. scientific project to identify both the genes and the entire sequence of DNA base pairs that make up the human genome. [1985-90] * * * U.S. research ...
Human Genome Project:Road Map for Science and Medicine
▪ 2001 Introduction by Judith L. Fridovich-Keil       Certain to rank among the all-time landmarks of human technical achievement, the completion of a rough draft of the ...
human growth hormone
Biochem. somatotropin. Abbr.: hGH [1970-75] * * *
human immunodeficiency virus
human immunodeficiency virus n. HIV * * *
human immunodeficiency virus.
See under AIDS virus. Abbr.: HIV * * *
human leukocyte antigen
Immunol. See HLA. * * *       any of the numerous antigens (substances capable of stimulating an immune response) involved in the major histocompatibility complex (q.v.) ...
human louse
▪ insect also called  body louse   a common species of sucking louse in the family Pediculidae (suborder Anoplura, order Phthiraptera; see sucking louse) that is found ...
human migration
 the permanent change of residence by an individual or group; it excludes such movements as nomadism, migrant labour, commuting, and tourism, all of which are transitory in ...
human nature
1. the psychological and social qualities that characterize humankind, esp. in contrast with other living things. 2. Sociol. the character of human conduct, generally regarded as ...
human papilloma virus
a species of virus that causes genital warts. Abbr.: HPV * * *
human papillomavirus
human papillomavirus [pap΄i lō′mə vī΄rəs] n. any of a group of papillomaviruses causing cutaneous warts and lesions of the oral, anal, and genital mucous membranes in ...
human parvovirus B19.
See under fifth disease. * * *
Human plasma apolipoproteins
▪ Table Human plasma apolipoproteins apolipoprotein molecular weight lipoprotein ...
Human plasma lipoproteins
▪ Table Human plasma lipoproteins chylomicron VLDL IDL LDL HDL Density (g/ml)
human potential movement
human potential movement n. a movement in psychology that includes group therapy, encounter therapy, primal therapy, etc., is based mainly on Freudian and Gestalt psychology, and ...
human relations
the study of group behavior for the purpose of improving interpersonal relationships, as among employees. [1915-20] * * *
human resources
1. people, esp. the personnel employed by a given company, institution, or the like. 2. See human resources department. [1965-70] * * *
human resources department.
See personnel department. * * *
human resources management
▪ business  the management of the people in working organizations. It is also frequently called personnel management, industrial relations, employee relations, manpower ...
human rights
fundamental rights, esp. those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise a government may not interfere, as the rights to speak, associate, work, etc. [1785-95] * ...
Human Rights First
▪ nongovernmental organization formerly known as  Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights         nongovernmental organization founded in New York City in ...
Human Rights Watch
▪ international organization formerly (1978–88)  Helsinki Watch        international nongovernmental organization that investigates and documents human rights ...
Human Rights: The Status of Women
▪ 1995       The discrimination and violence experienced by women diverged significantly in 1994 from the vision of freedoms set out in the United Nations' 1948 ...
human sacrifice
Offering of the life of a human being to a god. In some ancient cultures, the killing of a human being, or the substitution of an animal for a person, was an attempt to commune ...
human services
programs or facilities for meeting basic health, welfare, and other needs of a society or group, as of the poor, sick, or elderly. * * *
Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2003
▪ Table Country Flight Crew1 Dates2 Mission/payload U.S. STS-107, Columbia Rick Husband William McCool Michael Anderson Kalpana Chawla David Brown Laurel Clark Ilan ...
Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2004
▪ Table Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2004 Country Flight Crew1 Dates2 Mission/payload Russia Soyuz TMA-4 (up) ● Gennady Padalka ● Mike Fincke ● André ...
Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2005
▪ Table Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2005 Country Flight Crew1 Dates2 Mission/payload Russia Soyuz TMA-6 (up) ● Sergey Krikalyov ● John Phillips ● Roberto ...
Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2007
▪ Table Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2007 Country Flight Crew1 Dates2 Mission/payload Russia Soyuz TMA-10 (up) ● Oleg Kotov ● Fyodor Yurchikhin ● Charles ...
Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2008
▪ Table Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2008 Country Flight Crew1 Dates2 Mission/payload U.S. STS-122, Atlantis ● Steve Frick ● Alan Poindexter ● Stanley ...
human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3
HTLV-3. See under AIDS virus. Also, human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III. * * *
human trafficking
➡ gangs * * *
human-factors engineering
▪ bioengineering Introduction also called  ergonomics,  or  human engineering,         science dealing with the application of information on physical and ...
human-interest
hu·man-in·ter·est (hyo͞oʹmən-ĭnʹtrĭst, -tər-ĭst, -trĕst') adj. Presenting people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that arouses interest or ...
human-interest story
/hyooh"meuhn in"teuhr ist, -trist/ or, often, /yooh"-/ a story or report, as in a newspaper or on a newscast, designed to engage attention and sympathy by enabling one to ...
humanbeing
human being n. A human. * * *
humanchorionic gonadotropin
human chorionic gonadotropin n. Abbr. HCG A hormone produced by the placenta that maintains the corpus luteum during pregnancy. * * *
humane
—humanely, adv. —humaneness, n. /hyooh mayn"/ or, often, /yooh-/, adj. 1. characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, esp. for the suffering ...
humane society
(often cap.) an organization devoted to promoting humane ideals, esp. with reference to the treatment of animals. [1770-80] * * *
humanecology
human ecology n. See ecology. * * *
humanely
See humane. * * *
humaneness
See humanely. * * *
humanengineering
human engineering n. See ergonomics. * * *

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