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hunt table.
See hunt board. * * *
hunt's-up
/hunts"up"/, n. (formerly) a call played on a hunting horn in the morning to rouse and assemble the participants in a hunt. [1530-40; from phrase (the) hunt is up] * * *
Hunt, (James Henry)Leigh
Hunt, (James Henry) Leigh. 1784-1859. British writer and editor of the Examiner (1806-1821). He is known for his essays defending romanticism. * * *
Hunt, (William)Holman
Hunt, (William) Holman. 1827-1910. British painter who with Rossetti and Millais founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His works include The Light of the World (1854) and The ...
Hunt, E(verette) Howard, Jr.
▪ 2008       American spy born Oct. 9, 1918 , Hamburg, N.Y. died Jan. 23, 2007 , Miami, Fla. spent 33 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to wiretapping and ...
Hunt, Gareth
▪ 2008 Alan Leonard Hunt        British actor born Feb. 7, 1943 , London, Eng. died March 14, 2007, Redhill, Surrey, Eng. portrayed mercenary-turned-secret agent Mike ...
Hunt, H L
▪ American industrialist born Feb. 17, 1889, Ramsey, Ill., U.S. died Nov. 29, 1974, Dallas, Texas       American founder of a multibillion dollar oil business who ...
Hunt, H(aroldson) L(afayette)
born Feb. 17, 1889, Ramsey, Ill., U.S. died Nov. 29, 1974, Dallas, Texas U.S. oilman. Hunt purchased a tract of land in eastern Texas in 1930 that became one of the richest ...
Hunt, Harriot Kezia
▪ American physician born Nov. 9, 1805, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 2, 1875, Boston       American physician and reformer whose medical practice, though not ...
Hunt, Helen
▪ 1999       It seemed that everyone was mad about Helen Hunt in 1998. The year began with the American actress winning a Golden Globe for her performance as a lonely ...
Hunt, Henry
▪ British politician born November 6, 1773, Upavon, Wiltshire, England died February 15, 1835, Alresford, Hampshire  British radical political reformer who gained the ...
Hunt, James Simon Wallis
▪ 1994       British race car driver (b. Aug. 29, 1947—d. June 15, 1993, London, England), won the 1976 Formula One Grand Prix racing drivers' world championship by ...
Hunt, John Hunt, Baron
▪ British army officer in full  Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine  born June 22, 1910, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England died November 7 or 8, 1998, ...
Hunt, Lamar
▪ 2007       American sports executive (b. Aug. 2, 1932, El Dorado, Ark.—d. Dec. 13, 2006, Dallas, Texas), was the founder in 1959 of the upstart American Football ...
Hunt, Leigh
▪ British author in full  James Henry Leigh Hunt  born Oct. 19, 1784, Southgate, Middlesex, Eng. died Aug. 28, 1859, Putney, London       English essayist, critic, ...
Hunt, Mary Hannah Hanchett
▪ American temperance leader née  Mary Hannah Hanchett  born June 4, 1830, South Canaan, Conn., U.S. died April 24, 1906, Dorchester, Mass.       American temperance ...
Hunt, R. Timothy
born Feb. 19, 1943, Neston, Cheshire, Eng. British scientist. After receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1968, he conducted research at the Albert Einstein ...
Hunt, Richard Morris
born Oct. 31, 1827, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. died July 31, 1895, Rewport, R.I. U.S. architect. He studied in Europe from 1843 to 1854, becoming the first U.S. architecture ...
Hunt, Ward
▪ American jurist born June 14, 1810, Utica, N.Y., U.S. died March 24, 1886, Washington, D.C.       associate justice of the United States Supreme Court ...
Hunt, William Holman
born April 2, 1827, London, Eng. died Sept. 7, 1910, London British painter and cofounder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He attended the Royal Academy schools and achieved ...
Hunt, William Morris
▪ American painter born March 31, 1824, Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S. died September 8, 1879, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire  Romantic painter who created a fashion in the ...
Hunt,Richard Morris
Hunt, Richard Morris. 1827-1895. American architect who supervised an addition to the Louvre in Paris and designed an extension of the U.S. Capitol (1855) as well as the base of ...
Hunt,William Morris
Hunt, William Morris. 1824-1879. American painter who brought the painting of the French Barbizon school to the attention of American artists and collectors. * * *
hunt-and-peck
hunt-and-peck [hunt΄'n pek′] n. a method of typing while looking at the keyboard, usually using only the forefingers to press the keys: cf. TOUCH SYSTEM * * * hunt-and-peck ...
huntaway
/hunt"euh way'/, Australian. n. 1. a sheep dog. adj. 2. (of a dog) trained to herd sheep. [1910-15; n., adj. use of v. phrase hunt away] * * *
Hunte, Sir Conrad Cleophas
▪ 2000       Barbadian cricketer who was a stylish and reliable opening batsman for Barbados, Enfield in England's Lancashire League, and the West Indies, for which he ...
hunter
—hunterlike, adj. /hun"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport. 2. a person who searches for or seeks something: a fortune hunter. 3. a ...
Hunter
/hun"teuhr/, n. 1. John, 1728-93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist. 2. Robert Mercer Taliaferro /merr"seuhr tol"euh veuhr/, 1809-87, U.S. political leader: Speaker ...
hunter green
a dark green color of yellowish cast. Also, hunter's green. Also called hunter. [1870-75] * * *
Hunter Island
▪ island, New Caledonia       island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, within the French overseas country of New Caledonia, although France's claim to the island is ...
Hunter River
River, eastern New South Wales, Australia. Rising in the Mount Royal Range of the Eastern Highlands, it flows southwest through the Glenbawn Reservoir and past Denman. There, ...
hunter trials
a test for hunters held under the auspices of a hunt, in which the course is laid with obstacles to simulate actual hunting conditions. * * *
hunter's moon
the first full moon following the harvest moon in late September or early October. * * *
hunter's pink
a brilliant red often used for the jackets of hunters. * * *
hunter's robe
Bot. pothos. * * *
hunter's sauce
chasseur (def. 4). * * *
Hunter's syndrome
▪ disease also called  Mucopolysaccharidosis Ii,         rare sex-linked hereditary disorder that varies widely in its severity but is generally characterized by some ...
hunter'smoon
hunt·er's moon (hŭnʹtərz) n. The first full moon following the harvest moon. * * *
Hunter, Alberta
▪ American singer born April 1, 1895, Memphis, Tenn., U.S. died Oct. 17, 1984, New York, N.Y.  American blues singer who achieved international fame in the 1930s for her ...
Hunter, Bob
▪ 2006 Robert Hunter        Canadian environmental activist (b. Oct. 13, 1941, St. Boniface, Man.—d. May 2, 2005, Toronto, Ont.), served as president (1973–77) of ...
Hunter, Catfish
▪ American baseball player byname of  James Augustus Hunter  born April 8, 1946, Hertford, North Carolina, U.S. died September 9, 1999, Hertford       American ...
Hunter, Clementine
▪ American artist née  Clementine Reuben  born December 1886, Hidden Hill Plantation, near Cloutierville, La., U.S. died Jan. 1, 1988, near Natchitoches, ...
Hunter, David
▪ United States military officer born July 21, 1802, Washington, D.C., U.S. died Feb. 2, 1886, Washington, D.C.  Union officer during the American Civil War who issued an ...
Hunter, Duncan
▪ American politician in full  Duncan Lee Hunter  born May 31, 1948, Riverside, Calif., U.S.    American politician, who served as a member of the U.S. House of ...
Hunter, Evan
▪ 2006 Salvatore Albert Lombino; Ed McBain; Curt Cannon; Ezra Hannon; John Abbott; Hunt Collins; and Richard Marsten        American writer (b. Oct. 15, 1926, New York, ...
Hunter, Howard William
▪ 1996       U.S. religious leader and president, June 1994-March 1995, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. Nov. 14, 1907—d. March 3, 1995). * * *
Hunter, James Augustus
▪ 2000 “Catfish”        American baseball player (b. April 8, 1946, Hertford, N.C.—d. Sept. 9, 1999, Hertford), was a phenomenal pitcher who helped lead the ...
Hunter, John
born Feb. 13, 1728, Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire, Scot. died Oct. 16, 1793, London, Eng. British surgeon. He never attempted to become a medical doctor but assisted in the ...
Hunter, Kim
▪ 2003 Janet Cole        American actress (b. Nov. 12, 1922, Detroit, Mich.—d. Sept. 11, 2002, New York, N.Y.), had a more than 60-year stage, screen, and television ...
Hunter, Kristin
▪ American writer in full  Kristin Elaine Hunter , née  Eggleston  born Sept. 12, 1931, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.       African-American novelist who examined black ...
Hunter, Maxwell White
▪ 2002       American aeronautical engineer (b. March 11, 1922, Hollidaysburg, Pa.—d. Nov. 10, 2001, Los Angeles, Calif.), was a leading rocket scientist who was ...
Hunter, Ross
▪ 1997       (MARTIN FUSS), U.S. motion picture producer who became one of the most successful Hollywood filmmakers ever by aiming to satisfy popular taste with such ...
Hunter, William
born May 23, 1718, Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire, Scot. died March 30, 1783, London, Eng. British obstetrician, educator, and medical writer. The brother of John Hunter, he ...
hunter-gatherer
/hun"teuhr gadh"euhr euhr/, n. Anthropol. a member of a group of people who subsist by hunting, fishing, or foraging in the wild. * * *
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
▪ American journalist née  Charlayne Hunter  born Feb. 27, 1942, Due West, S.C., U.S.       American newspaper reporter and broadcast journalist who covered current ...
hunter-killer
/hun"teuhr kil"euhr/, adj. of or pertaining to a combined naval air and fleet force operating to seek out and destroy enemy submarines. * * *
hunter-killer satellite
a satellite designed to seek out and destroy a nearby enemy satellite by exploding itself into a cloud of high-speed metal fragments. [1975-80] * * *
Hunterdon
▪ county, New Jersey, United States       county, western New Jersey, U.S., bordered by Pennsylvania to the west (the Delaware River constituting the boundary), the ...
huntergreen
hunter green n. A dark yellowish green. * * *
Hunters' Lodges
Secret organization of Canadian rebels and U.S. adventurers dedicated to freeing Canada from British colonial rule. It was formed after the failure of the 1837 rebellion and was ...
hunting
/hun"ting/, n. 1. the act of a person, animal, or thing that hunts. 2. Elect. the periodic oscillating of a rotating electromechanical system about a mean space position, as in a ...
hunting and fishing
➡ field sports * * *
hunting and gathering
➡ Pre-Columbian North America * * *
hunting and gathering culture
▪ anthropology also called  foraging culture        any group of people that depends primarily on wild foods for subsistence. Until about 12,000 to 11,000 years ago, ...
hunting and gathering society
Any human society that depends on hunting, fishing, or the gathering of wild plants for subsistence. Until с 8,000 years ago, all peoples were foragers of wild food. Many ...
hunting box
Chiefly Brit. a hunting lodge or house near or in a hunting area for use during the hunting season. Also called hunt box. [1790-1800] * * *
hunting case
a watchcase with a hinged cover to protect the crystal. * * *
hunting chair
a chair having a sliding frame in front serving as a footrest. * * *
Hunting Dogs
Astron. the constellation Canes Venatici. * * *
hunting ground
a section or area for hunting game. [1650-60, Amer.] * * *
hunting horn
Music. the earliest form of the modern horn, consisting of a conical tube coiled in a circle for carrying over the shoulder, and having a flaring bell and a trumpetlike ...
hunting knife
a large, sharp knife, usually with a handle shaped to fit a firm grip and a blade with a slight curve toward the tip, that is used to skin and cut up game, or sometimes to ...
hunting leopard
the cheetah. [1775-85] * * *
Hunting of the Snark
a nonsense poem (1876) by Lewis Carroll. * * *
hunting rifles
➡ field sports * * *
hunting sword
a short, light saber of the 18th century, having a straight or slightly curved blade. * * *
hunting watch
hunter (def. 6). [1835-45] * * *
Huntingdon
▪ county, Pennsylvania, United States       county, central Pennsylvania, U.S., consisting of a mountainous area in the Appalachian Ridge and Valley physiographic ...
Huntingdon, Selina Hastings, Countess of
▪ British religious leader née Shirley born Aug. 24, 1707, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, Eng. died June 17, 1791, London  central figure in the evangelical revival in ...
Huntingdonshire
/hun"ting deuhn shear', -sheuhr/, n. a former county in E England, now part of Cambridgeshire. Also called Huntingdon, Hunts. * * * ▪ district, England, United ...
Huntington
/hun"ting teuhn/, n. 1. Collis Potter, 1821-1900, U.S. railroad developer. 2. Samuel, 1731-96, U.S. statesman: governor of Connecticut 1786-96. 3. a city in W West Virginia, on ...
Huntington Beach
a city in SW California, SE of Los Angeles. 170,505. * * * City (pop., 2000: 189,594), southwestern California, U.S. Located on the Pacific coast, it was first called Shell ...
Huntington chorea
Relatively rare, hereditary neurological disease that is characterized by irregular and involuntary movements of the muscles. Huntington chorea is caused by a genetic mutation ...
Huntington disease
▪ pathology also called  Huntington chorea        a relatively rare, and invariably fatal, hereditary neurological disease that is characterized by irregular and ...
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
▪ cultural centre, San Marino, California, United States       library and cultural institution created in 1919 at San Marino, Calif., near Los Angeles, by Henry E. ...
Huntington Park
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 46,223. * * *
Huntington Station
a town on W Long Island, in SE New York. 21,727. * * *
Huntington's chorea
Pathol. a hereditary disease of the central nervous system characterized by brain deterioration and loss of control over voluntary movements, the symptoms usually appearing in ...
Huntington's disease
☆ Huntington's disease n. 〚after G. Huntington (1851-1916), U.S. physician〛 a progressive hereditary chorea, accompanied by increasing mental deterioration: sometimes ...
Huntington'schorea
Hun·ting·ton's chorea (hŭnʹtĭng-tənz) n. A rare inherited disease of the central nervous system characterized by progressive dementia, abnormal posture, and involuntary ...
Huntington, Collis P(otter)
born Oct. 22, 1821, Harwinton, Conn., U.S. died Aug. 13, 1900, Raquette Lake, N.Y. U.S. railroad magnate. He worked as a peddler before becoming a prosperous merchant in ...
Huntington, Collis P.
▪ American railroad magnate in full  Collis Potter Huntington   born Oct. 22, 1821, Harwinton, Conn., U.S. died Aug. 13, 1900, Raquette Lake, N.Y.  American railroad ...
Huntington, Ellsworth
▪ American geographer born Sept. 16, 1876, Galesburg, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 17, 1947, New Haven, Conn.       U.S. geographer who explored the influence of climate on ...
Huntington, Henry E.
▪ American railroad magnate in full  Henry Edwards Huntington   born Feb. 27, 1850, Oneonta, N.Y., U.S. died May 23, 1927, San Marino, Calif.       American railroad ...
Huntington, Samuel
▪ American politician born July 3, 1731, Windham, Conn. died Jan. 5, 1796, Norwich, Conn., U.S.       signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of the ...
Huntington, Samuel P(hillips)
born April 18, 1927, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. political scientist. After receiving a doctorate from Harvard University, he spent most of his career teaching at Harvard, ...
Huntington, Samuel P.
▪ American political scientist in full  Samuel Phillips Huntington  born April 18, 1927, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 24, 2008, Martha's Vineyard, ...
Huntington, Samuel Phillips
▪ 2009       American political scientist born April 18, 1927, New York, N.Y. died Dec. 24, 2008, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. was an important political commentator in ...
Huntington,Collis Potter
Huntington, Collis Potter. 1821-1900. American transportation executive who built the western section of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad (completed 1869). * * *
Huntington,Samuel
Huntington, Samuel. 1731-1796. American Revolutionary leader. He was president of the Continental Congress (1779-1781 and 1783), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and ...
HuntingtonBeach
Huntington Beach A city of southern California on the Pacific Ocean southeast of Long Beach. Aerospace, metallurgical, and food-processing industries are important to its ...
HuntingtonPark
Huntington Park A city of southern California, a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 56,065. * * *
HuntingtonStation
Huntington Station An unincorporated village of southeast New York on the northern shore of western Long Island. It is chiefly residential with varied light industries. ...
Huntly, George Gordon, 1st Marquess and 6th Earl of
▪ Scottish conspirator born c. 1563 died June 13, 1636, Dundee, Scot.       Scottish Roman Catholic conspirator who provoked personal wars in 16th-century Scotland but ...
huntress
/hun"tris/, n. 1. a woman who hunts. 2. a mare used as a hunting horse. [1350-1400; ME hunteresse. See HUNTER, -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
Hunts
/hunts/, n. Huntingdonshire. * * *
huntsman
—huntsmanship, n. /hunts"meuhn/, n., pl. huntsmen. 1. the member of a hunt staff who manages the hounds during the hunt. 2. a hunter. [1560-70; HUNT + 'S1 + MAN1] * * *
huntsman's-cup
/hunts"meuhnz kup"/, n. a common pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. [1840-50] * * *
Huntsman, Benjamin
born 1704, Holland died June 21, 1776, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng. British inventor of the crucible process. A clockmaker and instrument maker, Huntsman opened a plant in ...
Huntsville
/hunts"vil/, n. 1. a city in N Alabama: rocket and missile center. 142,513. 2. a city in E Texas. 23,936. 3. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada: summer resort. 11,467. * * * City ...
Hunyadi
/hoo"nyo dee/, n. János /yah"nawsh/, 1387?-1456, Hungarian soldier and national hero. Also, Hunyady. * * *
Hunyadi János
born 1407?, Hunyad, Transylvania died Aug. 11, 1456, Belgrade Hungarian general. Son of a knight, he saw military service under King Sigismund. While in Italy he learned new ...
Hunyadi, János
Hu·nya·di or Hu·nya·dy (ho͝onʹyä-dē, -yô-), János. 1387?-1456. Hungarian general and nationalist leader who fought to protect Hungary from Turkish conquest ...
Hunyani River
▪ river, Africa       river in northern Zimbabwe and Mozambique, rising northwest of Marondera (formerly Marandellas) and flowing westward past Harare (formerly ...
Hunzvi, Chenjerai
▪ 2002 “Hitler”        Zimbabwean political activist (b. Oct. 23, 1949, Chikomba district, Southern Rhodesia—d. June 4, 2001, Harare, Zimb.), as chairman (from ...
Huon de Bordeaux
▪ French poem       Old French poem, written in epic metre, dating from the first half of the 13th century. Charlot, son of the emperor Charlemagne, lays an ambush for ...
Huon Gulf
▪ gulf, Pacific Ocean       large inlet of the Solomon Sea, southwestern Pacific, indenting Papua New Guinea. Stretching 100 miles (160 km) from Cape Cretin in the ...
Huon Islands
▪ islands, New Caledonia       coral island group, dependency of the French overseas country of New Caledonia, southwestern Pacific Ocean. With a total area of 160 ...
Huon Peninsula
▪ peninsula, Papua New Guinea       peninsula extending from northeastern Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The promontory (55 miles [89 km] wide) is ...
Huon pine
/hyooh"on/ or, often, /yooh"-/ a coniferous tree, Dacrydium franklinii, of Tasmania, having very small cones and yielding timber. [1810-20; named after the Huon river in ...
Huon River
River, southern Tasmania, Australia. Rising on the slopes of Mounts Wedge, Bowen, and Anne, the Huon flows south and then east to be joined by its tributaries, the Weld and ...
HuonGulf
Hu·on Gulf (hyo͞oʹən, -ŏn) An inlet of the Solomon Sea on the eastern coast of New Guinea. * * *
hup
hup [hup] interj. 〚prob. alt. of ONE〛 used to call out a cadence as for marching * * *
Hupa
/hooh"peuh/, n. an Athabaskan Indian language of NW California. * * * ▪ people  North American Indians who lived along the lower Trinity River in what is now the state of ...
Hupeh
/hooh"pay"/; Chin. /hooh"be"/, n. Older Spelling. Hubei. Also, Wade-Giles, Hupei /hooh"bay"/. * * * ▪ province, China Introduction Chinese (Wade-Giles)  Hu-pei,  (Pinyin) ...
Hupei
Hu·pei or Hu·peh (ho͞oʹpāʹ) See Hubei. * * *
ḥuppa
▪ Judaism also spelled  Ḥuppah, or Chuppah,  plural  Ḥuppot, Ḥuppoth, or Ḥuppas,         in a Jewish wedding, the portable canopy beneath which the couple ...
huppah
Seph. /khooh pah"/; Ashk. /khoo"peuh/; Eng. /hoop"euh/, n., pl. Seph. huppoth, huppot /khooh pawt"/, Ashk. huppos /khoo pohs"/, Eng. huppahs. Hebrew. a canopy under which the ...
Huppert, Isabelle Anne
▪ 1997       When asked why she chose a career in acting, Isabelle Huppert responded that performing allowed her to be silent. This seemingly contradictory answer ...
huqin
▪ musical instrument Wade-Giles romanization  hu-ch'in   any of a group of Chinese fiddles. Huqin are generally spike fiddles, as the narrow cylindrical or hexagonal body ...
hurcheon
/herr"cheuhn/, n. Chiefly Scot. 1. a hedgehog. 2. an urchin. [1275-1325; ME hirchoun, var. of urchun URCHIN] * * *
Hurd, Peter
▪ American painter born Feb. 22, 1904, Roswell, New Mexico Territory, U.S. died July 9, 1984, Roswell, N.M.  U.S. painter, printmaker, and illustrator in the regional realist ...
hurdies
/herr"deez/, n.pl. Scot. the buttocks. [1525-35; orig. uncert.] * * *
hurdle
—hurdler, n. /herr"dl/, n., v., hurdled, hurdling. n. 1. a portable barrier over which contestants must leap in certain running races, usually a wooden frame with a hinged ...
hurdle race
▪ horse racing  horse race over a course on which a number of obstacles, called hurdles, must be jumped. Hurdle racing, a kind of preparation for steeplechasing, originated ...
hurdler
See hurdle. * * *
hurdling
Track-and-field event, a footrace over a series of obstacles called hurdles. Runners must remain in assigned lanes throughout a race, and, though they may knock hurdles down ...
hurds
/herrdz/, n.pl. hards. * * *
hurdy-gurdy
—hurdy-gurdist, hurdy-gurdyist, n. /herr"dee gerr"dee, -gerr'-/, n., pl. hurdy-gurdies. 1. a barrel organ or similar musical instrument played by turning a crank. 2. a lute- or ...
hurl
—hurler, n. /herrl/, v.t. 1. to throw or fling with great force or vigor. 2. to throw or cast down. 3. to utter with vehemence: to hurl insults at the umpire. v.i. 4. to throw ...
hurler
See hurl. * * *
Hurler's syndrome
▪ pathology also called  Gargoylism, or Mucopolysaccharidosis I,         one of several rare genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of ...
hurley
/herr"lee/, n., pl. hurleys, hurlies. Brit. 1. the game of hurling. 2. the leather-covered ball used in hurling. 3. the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but ...
Hurley, Patrick J
▪ American diplomat born Jan. 8, 1883, Indian Territory, U.S. died July 30, 1963, Santa Fe, N.M.  military diplomat who served abroad—especially in the Far East—as a ...
Hurley, Patrick J(ay)
born Jan. 8, 1883, Indian Territory, U.S. died July 30, 1963, Santa Fe, N.M. U.S. diplomat. He began practicing law in Oklahoma in 1908. In World War I he served as a colonel ...
hurling
/herr"ling/, n. 1. the act of throwing or casting, esp. with great force or strength. 2. a traditionally Irish game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field ...
Hurlingham
(in full the Hurlingham Polo Association) the organization in charge of the sport of polo in Britain. It was formed in 1886 at the Hurlingham Club in London, which is now a club ...
Hurlingham Club
➡ Hurlingham * * *
Hurlingham Polo Association
➡ Hurlingham * * *
hurly
/herr"lee/, n., pl. hurlies. 1. commotion; hurly-burly. 2. Brit. hurley. [1590-1600] * * *
hurly-burly
/herr"lee berr"lee, -berr'-/, n., pl. hurly-burlies, adj. n. 1. noisy disorder and confusion; commotion; uproar; tumult. adj. 2. full of commotion; tumultuous. [1520-30; alter. ...
Hurok
/hyoor"ok/ or, often, /yoor"-/, n. Sol(omon), 1888-1974, U.S. impresario, born in Russia. * * *
Hurok, Sol
▪ Russian impresario born April 9, 1888, Pogar, near Kharkov, Russia died March 5, 1974, New York City       one of the world's foremost impresarios who, through his ...
Hurok, Sol(omon Isiaevich)
born April 9, 1888, Pogar, near Kharkov, Russia died March 5, 1974, New York, N.Y., U.S. Russian-born U.S. impresario. He went to the U.S. in 1905 and in 1913 inaugurated the ...
Hurok,Solomon
Hur·ok (hyo͝orʹŏk'), Solomon. Known as “Sol.” 1888-1974. Russian-born American impresario who sponsored a number of concert series in New York City. * * *
Huron
/hyoor"euhn, -on/ or, often, /yoor"-/, n. 1. a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron. 2. an Iroquoian language, ...
Huron, Lake
Lake, U.S. and Canada. The second-largest of the Great Lakes of North America, it is bounded by Michigan and Ontario, and is about 206 mi (330 km) long with an area of 23,000 sq ...
Huron,Lake
Huron, Lake The second largest of the Great Lakes, between southeast Ontario, Canada, and eastern Michigan. Part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, it is navigable ...
Huronian System
▪ geology       major division of Precambrian rocks in North America (the Precambrian began about 3.8 billion years ago and ended 540 million years ago). The Huronian ...
hurrah
/heuh rah", -raw"/, interj. 1. (used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.) v.i. 2. to shout "hurrah." n. 3. an exclamation of ...
hurray
hurray [hərā′] interj. 〚
Hurri
/hoor"ee/, n., pl. Hurris, (esp. collectively) Hurri, adj. Hurrian. * * *
Hurrian
/hoor"ee euhn/, n. 1. a member of an ancient people, sometimes identified with the Horites, who lived in the Middle East during the 2nd and 3rd millenniums B.C. and who ...
Hurrian language
      extinct language spoken from the last centuries of the 3rd millennium BCE until at least the latter years of the Hittite empire (c. 1400–c. 1190 BCE); it is ...
hurricane
/herr"i kayn', hur"-/ or, esp. Brit., /-keuhn/, n. 1. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 mph (32 m/sec). ...
hurricane deck
—hurricane-decked, adj. a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
hurricane lamp
a candlestick or oil lantern protected against drafts or winds by a glass chimney. Also, called hurricane lantern. [1890-95] * * *
Hurricane names for the eastern North Pacific Ocean
▪ Table Hurricane names for the eastern North Pacific ...
Hurricane names for the North Atlantic Ocean
▪ Table Hurricane names for the North Atlantic ...
hurricane warning
Meteorol. a storm warning given for winds with speeds exceeding 63 knots (72 mph, 32 m/sec) when the source of the winds is a tropical cyclone. Cf. storm warning. * * *
hurricane-force wind
/herr"i kayn'fawrs' wind", -fohrs', hur"-/ or, esp. Brit., /-keuhn-/ a wind, not necessarily a hurricane, having a speed of more than 72 mph (32 m/sec): the strongest of the ...
hurricanedeck
hurricane deck n. The upper deck on a passenger steamship. * * *
hurricanelamp
hurricane lamp © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A lamp with a candle, oiled wick, or electric bulb protected by a glass chimney. * * *
hurried
—hurriedly, adv. —hurriedness, n. /herr"eed, hur"-/, adj. 1. moving or working rapidly, esp. forced or required to hurry, as a person. 2. characterized by or done with hurry; ...
hurriedly
See hurried. * * *
hurriedness
See hurriedly. * * *
hurrier
See hurry. * * *
hurry
—hurryingly, adv. /herr"ee, hur"ee/, v., hurried, hurrying, n., pl. hurries. v.i. 1. to move, proceed, or act with haste (often fol. by up): Hurry, or we'll be late. Hurry up, ...
hurry-scurry
/herr"ee skerr"ee, hur"ee skur"ee/, n., adv., adj. n. 1. headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion. adv. 2. with hurrying and scurrying. 3. confusedly; in a bustle. adj. 4. ...
hurry-up
/herr"ee up', hur"-/, adj. characterized by speed or the need for speed; quick: a hurry-up meal; a hurry-up phone call. [1885-90; adj. use of v. phrase hurry up] * * *
hursinghar
/herr"sing gahr'/, n. See night jasmine (def. 1). [ < Hindi harsingar, harsinghar] * * *
Hurst
/herrst/, n. 1. Fannie, 1889-1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in N Texas. 31,420. * * *
Hurst, Fannie
▪ American writer born Oct. 18, 1889, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S. died Feb. 23, 1968, New York, N.Y.  American novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter.       Hurst grew up and ...
Hurston
Hurston [hʉrs′tən] Zora Neale [zôr′ə nēl] 1901?-60; U.S. writer * * *
Hurston, Zora Neale
born Jan. 7, 1903, Eatonville, Fla., U.S. died Jan. 28, 1960, Fort Pierce, Fla. U.S. folklorist and writer. She joined a traveling theatrical company, ending up in New York, ...
Hurston,Zora Neale
Hur·ston (hûrʹstən), Zora Neale. 1901?-1960. 1938 photograph by Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) Libraryof Congress Photo: Carl Van Vechten collection American writer. Her ...
hurt
—hurtable, adj. —hurter, n. /herrt/, v., hurt, hurting, n., adj. v.t. 1. to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident. 2. to cause bodily pain to or ...
Hurt, John
born Jan. 22, 1940, Shirebrook, Derbyshire, Eng. British actor. He made his film and stage debuts in 1962. Known as an insightful character actor, Hurt had notable roles in A ...
Hurt, Mississippi John
▪ American singer and musician original name  John Smith Hurt  born July 3, 1893, Teoc, Miss., U.S. died Nov. 2, 1966, Grenada, Miss.  American country- blues singer and ...
hurter
See hurt. * * *
hurtful
—hurtfully, adv. —hurtfulness, n. /herrt"feuhl/, adj. causing hurt or injury; injurious; harmful. [1520-30; HURT + -FUL] Syn. destructive, pernicious; noxious. * * *
hurtfully
See hurtful. * * *
hurtfulness
See hurtfully. * * *
Hürth
▪ Germany       city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany, southwest of Cologne. The district was frequented by the Romans, and the name appeared ...
hurtle
/herr"tl/, v., hurtled, hurtling, n. v.i. 1. to rush violently; move with great speed: The car hurtled down the highway. 2. to move or go noisily or resoundingly, as with violent ...
hurtleberry
/herr"tl ber'ee/, n., pl. hurtleberries. whortleberry. [1425-75; late ME hurtil beri] * * *
hurtless
—hurtlessly, adv. —hurtlessness, n. /herrt"lis/, adj. 1. unhurt; uninjured. 2. harmless; innocuous. [1350-1400; ME hurtles. See HURT, -LESS] * * *
Hurwicz, Leonid
▪ 2009       Russian-born American economist born Aug. 21, 1917, Moscow, Russia died June 24, 2008, Minneapolis, Minn. shared (with Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. ...
Hus
/hus/; Czech. /hoos/, n. Jan /jan/; Czech. /yahn/. See Huss, John. * * *
Hus, Jan
or Jan Huss born с 1370, Husinec, Bohemia died July 6, 1415, Konstanz Bohemian religious reformer. He studied and taught at the University of Prague, where he was influenced ...
Hus,Jan
Hus or Huss (hŭs, ho͝os), Jan or John 1372?-1415. Czech religious reformer who was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy. His De Ecclesia questioned ...
Husain
/hoo suyn", -sayn"/, n. Hussein (def. 1). * * *
Husain, Maqbul Fida
born Sept. 17, 1915, Pandharpur, Maharashtra state, India Indian artist. His narrative paintings, executed in a modified Cubist style, can be caustic and funny as well as ...
Husain, Zakir
▪ president of India born Feb. 8, 1897, Hyderabad, India died May 3, 1969, New Delhi  Indian statesman, the first Muslim to hold the largely ceremonial position of president ...
Husák
/hoo"sahk/; Eng. /hooh"sak/, n. Gustáv /goos"tahf/, 1913-91, Czechoslovak political leader: first secretary of the Communist party 1969-87; president 1975-89. * * *
Husak, Gustav
born Jan. 10, 1913, Bratislava, Slvk., Austria-Hungary died Nov. 18, 1991, Bratislava, Czech. Leader of Czechoslovakia (1969–89). He helped direct the antifascist Slovak ...
Húsavík
▪ Iceland  town, northern Iceland. It lies along Skjálfandi Bay, northeast of Akureyri, and is the oldest settlement in Iceland. According to legend, Húsavík (“Bay of ...
Husayn
(as used in expressions) Abu Ali al Husayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina Fadlallah Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Husayn ibn Ali al Husayn ibn Ali Mutanabbi Abu al tayyib Ahmad ibn ...
Husayn 'Ali Mirza
/hoo sayn" ah"lee mear"zah, ah lee"/ 1817-92, Persian religious leader: founder of Baha'i. Also called Bahaullah. * * *
Ḥusayn I
▪ Ṣafavid ruler also called Shāh Sulṭān Ḥusayn born 1668 died 1726, Isfahan, Ṣafavid Iran       shah of Iran from 1694 to 1722, last independent ruler of the ...
Ḥusayn ibn {ʽ}Alī
born с 1854, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire died 1931, Amman, Transjordan Sharif of the Hāshimite line, Ottoman-appointed emir of Mecca (1908–16), and self-proclaimed king ...
Ḥusayn ibn {ʽ}Alī, al-
born January 626, Medina, Hejaz, Arabian Peninsula died Oct. 10, 680, Karbalāʾ, Iraq Muslim political and religious leader. He was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. After ...
Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī
▪ king of Hejaz born c. 1854, Constantinople, Turkey, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey] died 1931, Amman, Transjordan [now Jordan]       emir of Mecca from 1908 to ...
Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī, al-
▪ Muslim leader and martyr born January 626, Medina, Arabia [now in Saudi Arabia] died Oct. 10, 680, Karbalāʾ, Iraq       Shīʿite Muslim hero, grandson of the ...
Ḥusayn Shah ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn
▪ Bengali sultan born , Bengal? [now in India and Bangladesh] died 1519, Bengal       founder of the Ḥusayn Shāhī dynasty of Bengal. He is often regarded as the ...
Ḥusaynī, Amīn al-
born 1897, Jerusalem, Palestine, Ottoman Empire died July 4, 1974, Beirut, Leb. Palestinian nationalist leader and grand mufti of Jerusalem (1921–37). In 1921 the British ...
Ḥusaynī, Fayṣal ibn ʿAbd al-Qādir al-
▪ Palestinian political leader Ḥusaynī also spelled  Husseini   born July 17, 1940, Baghdad, Iraq died May 31, 2001, Kuwait City, Kuwait       Palestinian ...
Ḥusaynid dynasty
Ruling dynasty of Tunisia (1705–1957). The dynasty was founded by an officer of the Ottoman Empire, al-Ḥusayn ibn ʽAlī. He was allowed to rule autonomously and made ...
husb.
husbandry. * * *
husband
—husbander, n. —husbandless, adj. /huz"beuhnd/, n. 1. a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife. 2. Brit. a manager. 3. Archaic. a prudent or frugal ...
Husband's Message, The
▪ Old English literature       Old English lyric preserved in the Exeter Book, one of the few surviving love lyrics from the Anglo-Saxon period. It is remarkable for ...
Husband, Rick D.
▪ 2004       American astronaut (b. July 12, 1957, Amarillo, Texas—d. Feb. 1, 2003, over Texas), was commander of the space shuttle Columbia's mission. Husband was ...
husbandage
/huz"beuhn dij/, n. the fees and commissions of a ship's manager. [1800-10; HUSBAND + -AGE] * * *
husbandman
/huz"beuhnd meuhn/, n., pl. husbandmen. a farmer. [1300-50; ME husbondeman. See HUSBAND, MAN1] * * *
husbandry
/huz"beuhn dree/, n. 1. the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming. 2. the science of raising crops or food animals. 3. careful ...
Husein ibn-Ali
/hoo suyn" ib'euhn ah"lee, -ah lee"; hoo sayn"/ 1856-1931, 1st king of Hejaz 1916-24. * * *
Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpinar
▪ Turkish novelist born Aug. 17, 1864, Constantinople died March 8, 1944, Istanbul       Turkish novelist, a prolific writer known for skillfully depicted sketches of ...
hush
—hushedly /hush"id lee, husht"lee/, adv. —hushful, adj. —hushfully, adv. /hush/, interj. 1. (used as a command to be silent or quiet.) v.i. 2. to become or be silent or ...
hush money
a bribe to keep someone silent about something, esp. to keep the receiver from exposing a scandal. [1700-10] * * *
Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies trademark for a kind of shoe with soft leather or suede uppers * * *
Hush Puppies{™}
n [pl] a British make of shoes made mostly of soft leather in various styles. * * *
hush puppy
Chiefly Southern U.S. a small, unsweetened cake or ball of cornmeal dough fried in deep fat. [1915-20, Amer.; allegedly so called because such cakes were fed to dogs to keep them ...
Hush-a-bye, Baby
a popular old lullaby (= song sung to make a young child go to sleep). Hush-a-bye, baby, On the tree top. When the wind blows, The cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, The ...
hush-hush
/hush"hush'/, adj. highly secret or confidential: a hush-hush political investigation. [1915-20; redupl. based on HUSH] * * *
hushaby
/hush"euh buy'/, interj. hush (used as a command to be silent): Hushaby, baby. [1790-1800; HUSH + (LULL)ABY] * * *
HuShi
Hu Shi also Hu Shih (ho͞oʹ shŭʹ), 1891-1962. Chinese philosopher and diplomat. As a philosophy professor he promoted vernacular literature to replace writing in the ...
hushmoney
hush money n. Informal A bribe paid to keep something secret. * * *
hushpuppy
hush puppy n. A small, round or slightly oblong cake of cornmeal fried in deep fat.   [Perhaps from their having been used as snacks for dogs to quiet them while a meal was ...
husk
—husker, n. —husklike, adj. /husk/, n. 1. the dry external covering of certain fruits or seeds, esp. of an ear of corn. 2. the enveloping or outer part of anything, esp. when ...
husk tomato.
See ground cherry (def. 1). [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
husk-tomato
☆ husk-tomato [husk′tə māt′ō ] n. pl. husk-tomatoes GROUND-CHERRY * * *
husker
See husk. * * *
Hüsker Dü
▪ American rock group       American band of the 1980s that melded pop melodies and lyricism with punk music, helping to set the stage for the alternative rock boom of ...
huskie
hus·kie (hŭsʹkē) n. Variant of husky3. * * *
huskily
See husky1. * * *
husking
/hus"king/, n. 1. Also called shucking. the act of removing husks, esp. those of corn. 2. See husking bee. [1685-95, Amer.; HUSK + -ING1] * * *
husking (bee)
☆ husking (bee) or husking [hus′kiŋ ] n. CORNHUSKING (sense 2) * * *
husking bee
a gathering of farm families or friends to husk corn, usually as part of a celebration or party. [1800-10] * * *
huskingbee
husk·ing bee (hŭsʹkĭng) n. See cornhusking. * * *
Huskisson
/hus"keuh seuhn/, n. William, 1770-1830, British statesman and financier. * * *
Huskisson, William
▪ British statesman born , March 11, 1770, Birch Moreton, Worcestershire, Eng. died Sept. 15, 1830, Eccles, Lancashire       British statesman and a leading advocate of ...
husktomato
husk tomato n. See ground cherry. * * *
husky
husky1 —huskily, adv. —huskiness, n. /hus"kee/, adj., huskier, huskiest. n., pl. huskies. adj. 1. big and strong; burly. 2. (of the voice) having a semiwhispered vocal tone; ...
Huss
/hus/; Czech. /hoos/, n. John, 1369?-1415, Czech religious reformer and martyr. Also, Hus. * * *
Huss,John
Huss (hŭs, ho͝os), John. See Hus, Jan. * * *
Hussain, Nasir
▪ 2003       Indian motion picture writer, director, and producer (b. 1931, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India—d. March 12, 2002, Mumbai [Bombay], India), made a score of ...
hussar
/hoo zahr"/, n. 1. (originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century. 2. a member of a class of similar troops, usually with striking or ...
Hussarek von Heinlein, Max Hussarek, Baron
▪ prime minister of Austria (Freiherr) born May 3, 1865, Pressburg, Slovakia [now Bratislava, Slovakia] died March 6, 1935, Vienna, Austria       Austrian statesman, ...
Hussein
/hoo sayn"/, n. 1. Also Hosein, Husain. (al-Husayn), A.D. 629?-680, Arabian caliph, the son of Ali and Fatima and the brother of Hasan. 2. Saddam /sah dahm"/ (at-Takriti), born ...
Hussein I
born 1935, king of Jordan since 1953. * * *
Hussein Onn
▪ prime minister of Malaysia in full  Datuk Hussein Bin Onn   born Feb. 12, 1922, Johore Bharu, Malaya died May 28, 1990, Daly City, Calif., U.S.       Malaysian ...
Hussein, Saddam
▪ 2007 Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti        Arab nationalist leader (b. April 28, 1937, Tikrit, Iraq—d. Dec. 30, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq), reduced Iraq to a state of ...
Hussein, Uday, and Hussein, Qusay
▪ 2004       Iraqi officials (respectively, b. June 18, 1964, Baghdad, Iraq—d. July 22, 2003, Mosul, Iraq, and b. May 17, 1966, Baghdad—d. July 22, 2003, Mosul), as ...
Hussein,Saddam
Hussein, Saddam. Born 1937. Iraqi military and political leader. The president of Iraq since 1979, he waged war against Iran over a territorial dispute (1980-1988). His invasion ...
Husseini, Faisal ibn Abd al- Qadir al-
▪ 2002       Palestinian political leader (b. July 17, 1940, Baghdad, Iraq—d. May 31, 2001, Kuwait City, Kuwait), was the most senior Palestine Liberation Organization ...

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