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hominy grits pl.n. Grits, especially eaten as a breakfast food. See Regional Note at pone. * * *
Homma Masaharu
▪ Japanese general born Nov. 27, 1887, Sado, Japan died April 3, 1946, Los Baños, Luzon, Phil.       Japanese army general and commander of the Japanese invasion force ...
hommage [ō̂ mȧzh′] n. 〚Fr〛 homage; specif., tribute paid to an artist, writer, composer, etc., as by incorporating some characteristic idiom or style of the person in ...
/awm/, n., pl. hommes /awm/. French. 1. a man. 2. a human being. * * *
homme d'affaires
/awm dann ferdd"/, pl. hommes d'affaires /awm dann ferdd"/. French. a businessman. * * *
homme du monde
/awm dyuu mawonnd"/, pl. hommes du monde /awm dyuu mawonnd"/. French. a man of the world; a sophisticate. * * *
homme moyen sensuel
homme moyen sensuel [ō̂m mwȧ yen sän swel′] n. 〚Fr〛 an average man, with average tastes and appetites * * *
Homme, Musée de l'
▪ museum, Paris, France French“Museum of Man”       in Paris, museum and library of ethnography and anthropology. It was founded in 1878 and is supported by the ...
Homme, Robert
▪ 2001       American-born Canadian television personality (b. 1919? Stoughton, Wis.—d. May 2, 2000, Grafton, Ont.), delighted children and adults alike as the star of ...
/hom"euhl/, n. a walled plain in the fourth quadrant of the face of the moon: about 75 mi. (120 km) in diameter. * * *
/hom"euhk/, n. hummock (def. 3). * * *
/hoom"euhs/, n. hummus. * * *
/hoh"moh/, n., pl. homos. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a homosexual. [by shortening] * * * I Genus of the family Hominidae of primates characterized by a relatively large ...
/hoh"moh/, n. 1. (italics) the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence upon tools. ...
Homo erectus
/hoh"moh i rek"teuhs/ 1. an extinct species of the human lineage, formerly known as Pithecanthropus erectus, having upright stature and a well-evolved postcranial skeleton, but ...
Homo floresiensis
▪ anthropology       taxonomic name given to an extinct hominin (member of the human lineage) that is presumed to have lived on the Indonesian island of Flores as ...
Homo habilis
/hoh"moh hab"euh leuhs/ 1. an extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics, dated as being from about 1.5 million to more than 2 ...
Homo heidelbergensis
▪ hominin  extinct species of archaic human (genus Homo) known from fossils dating from 600,000 to 300,000 years ago in Africa, Europe, and possibly Asia. The name first ...
Homo sapiens
/hoh"moh say"pee euhnz/ 1. (italics) the species of bipedal primates to which modern humans belong, characterized by a brain capacity averaging 1400 cc (85 cubic in.) and by ...
Homo sapiens sapiens
the subspecies of the genus Homo in which modern humans are classified. * * *
a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant "same" (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic). Also, esp. before a ...
—homocentrically, adv. —homocentricity, /hoh'moh sen tris"i tee, hom'oh-/, n. /hoh'meuh sen"trik, hom'euh-/, adj. 1. having a common center; concentric. 2. diverging from or ...
—homocercy /hoh"meuh serr'see, hom"euh-/, homocercality /hoh'meuh seuhr kal"i tee, hom'euh-/, n. /hoh'meuh serr"keuhl, hom'euh-/, adj. Ichthyol. having an equally divided tail, ...
—homochromatism /hoh'meuh kroh"meuh tiz'euhm, hom'euh-/, n. /hoh'meuh kroh mat"ik, -kreuh-, hom'euh-/, adj. of or pertaining to one hue; monochromatic. Also, homochrome. Cf. ...
See homochromatic. * * *
/hoh"meuh krohm', hom"euh-/, adj. homochromatic. [ < Gk homóchromos, equiv. to homo- HOMO- + -chromos (chrôm(a) color + -os adj. suffix); see CHROMA] * * *
—homochromy /hoh"meuh kroh'mee, hom"euh-/, n. /hoh'meuh kroh"meuhs, hom'euh-/, adj. Bot., Zool. being all of one color, as a composite flower or flower head. [1835-45; ...
/hoh mok"reuh neuhs, ho-/, adj. (of a genetic character) occurring at the same age or period in the offspring as in the parent. [1875-80; < Gk homóchronos of the same time. See ...
/hoh'meuh suy"klik, -sik"lik, hom'euh-/, adj. Chem. of or noting a cyclic compound having atoms of only one element, usually carbon, in the ring (contrasted with heterocyclic). ...
ho·mo·cys·te·ine (hō'mə-sĭsʹtə-ēn', -ĭn, -tē-) n. An amino acid used normally by the body in cellular metabolism and the manufacture of proteins. Elevated ...
▪ pathology       hereditary metabolic disorder involving methionine, a sulfur-containing essential amino acid. The metabolic sequence of methionine normally begins ...
/hoh"meuh duyn', hom"euh-/, adj. Radio. of or pertaining to reception by a device that generates a varying voltage of the same or nearly the same frequency as the incoming ...
▪ Christianity       in the Trinitarian controversies of the 4th-century Christian Church, a follower of Acacius, bishop of Caesarea. The Homoeans taught a form of ...
homoecious [hō mē′shəs] adj. 〚
var. of homeo-: homoeopathy. * * *
Ho·mo e·rec·tus (hōʹmō ĭ-rĕkʹtəs) n. An extinct species of humans, regarded as an ancestor of Homo sapiens.   [New Latin Homō ērēctus, species name : Latin homō, ...
ho·mo·e·rot·ic (hō'mō-ĭ-rŏtʹĭk) adj. 1. Of or concerning homosexual love and desire. 2. Tending to arouse such desire. * * *
—homoerotic /hoh'moh i rot"ik/, adj. /hoh'moh i rot"euh siz'euhm/, n. a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex. Also, homoerotism /hoh'moh er"euh ...
/hoh'moh geuh met"ik, hom'oh-/, adj. Genetics. producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes. Cf. heterogametic. [1905-10; HOMO- + GAMETIC] * * *
/hoh mog"euh meuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. a. having flowers or florets that do not differ sexually (opposed to heterogamous). b. having the stamens and pistils maturing simultaneously ...
/hoh mog"euh mee/, n. 1. the state of being homogamous. 2. interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics. [1870-75; HOMO- + -GAMY] * * *
/heuh moj"euh nayt', -nit, hoh-/, n. a mixture that has been homogenized. [1940-45; HOMOGEN(IZE) + -ATE1] * * *
/hoh'meuh jeuh nee"i tee, hom'euh-/, n. composition from like parts, elements, or characteristics; state or quality of being homogeneous. Also, homogeneousness /hoh'meuh jee"nee ...
—homogeneously, adv. /hoh'meuh jee"nee euhs, -jeen"yeuhs, hom'euh-/, adj. 1. composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous ...
homogeneous reaction
▪ chemical reaction       any of a class of chemical reactions that occur in a single phase (gaseous, liquid, or solid), one of two broad classes of ...
See homogeneous. * * *
See homogeneously. * * *
/hoh'meuh jen"euh sis, hom'euh-/, n. Biol. reproduction in which the offspring resemble the parents and undergo the same cycle of development. [1855-60; HOMO- + -GENESIS] * * *
—homogenetically, adv. /hoh'meuh jeuh net"ik, hom'euh-/, adj. Biol. 1. pertaining to or characterized by homogenesis. 2. homogenous (def. 1). Also, homogenetical. [1865-70; ...
See homogenize. * * * ▪ chemistry       process of reducing a substance, such as the fat globules in milk, to extremely small particles and distributing it uniformly ...
—homogenization, n. —homogenizer, n. /heuh moj"euh nuyz', hoh-/, v., homogenized, homogenizing. v.t. 1. to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous. 2. to prepare ...
See homogenization. * * *
/heuh moj"euh neuhs, hoh-/, adj. 1. Biol. corresponding in structure because of a common origin. 2. homogeneous. 3. homoplastic. [1865-70; HOMO- + -GENOUS] * * *
homogentisic acid
/hoh"meuh jen tis"ik, -tiz"-, hoh'-/ an intermediate compound in the metabolism of tyrosine and of phenylalanine, found in excess in the blood and urine of persons affected with ...
/heuh moj"euh nee, hoh-/, n. Biol. correspondence in form or structure, owing to a common origin. [1620-30; < Gk homogéneia community of origin. See HOMO-, -GENY] * * *
—homogonously, adv. /heuh mog"euh neuhs, hoh-/, adj. Bot. pertaining to monoclinous flowers that do not differ in the relative length of stamens and pistils (opposed to ...
/heuh mog"euh nee, hoh-/, n. Bot. state of being homogonous. [HOMO- + -GONY] * * *
/hoh"meuh graft', -grahft', hom"euh-/, n. Surg. allograft. [1920-25; HOMO- + GRAFT1] * * *
—homographic /hom'euh graf"ik, hoh'meuh-/, adj. /hom"euh graf', -grahf', hoh"meuh-/, n. a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, ...
See homograph. * * *
Homo hab·i·lis (hăbʹə-ləs) n. An extinct species of humans considered to be an ancestor of modern humans and the earliest hominid to make tools. This species existed ...
var. of homeo-: homoiothermal. * * *
/hoh moy"euh therrm'/, n. a homoiothermal animal. Also, homeotherm, homotherm. [1890-95; back formation from HOMOIOTHERMAL] * * *
—homoiothermy, homoiothermism, n. /hoh moy'euh therr"meuhl, hoh'moy-/, adj. having a body temperature that is relatively constant and mostly independent of the temperature of ...
—Homoiousianism, n. /hoh'moy ooh"see euhn, -ow"-/, n. 1. a member of a 4th-century A.D. church party that maintained that the essence of the Son is similar to, but not the same ...
/hoh'meuh les"euh theuhl/, adj. Embryol. having a fairly uniform distribution of yolk, as certain eggs or ova having relatively little yolk. [1890-95; HOMO- + LECITHAL] * * *
Homolka, Oscar
▪ Austrian actor born Aug. 12, 1898, Vienna died Jan. 27, 1978, Sussex, Eng.       Austrian-born U.S. character actor of stage and screen, known for his memorable ...
/hoh"meuh lawg', -log', hom"euh-/, n. homologue. * * *
—homologation, n. /heuh mol"euh gayt', hoh-/, v.t., homologated, homologating. 1. to approve; confirm or ratify. 2. to register (a specific make of automobile in general ...
See homologate. * * *
—homologically, adv. /hoh'meuh loj"i keuhl, hom'euh-/, adj. homologous. Also, homologic. [1840-50; HOMOLOG(Y) + -ICAL] * * *
See homological. * * *
—homologizer, n. /heuh mol"euh juyz', hoh-/, v., homologized, homologizing. v.t. 1. to make or show to be homologous. v.i. 2. to be homologous; correspond. Also, esp. Brit., ...
See homologize. * * *
/heuh mol"euh geuhs, hoh-/, adj. 1. having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure. 2. corresponding in structure and in origin, but ...
homologous series
▪ chemistry       any of numerous groups of chemical compounds in each of which the difference between successive members is a simple structural unit. Such series are ...
/hom'euh leuh graf"ik/, adj. representing parts with like proportions. Also, homalographic. [1860-65; var. of HOMALOGRAPHIC] * * *
homolographic projection
Cartog. an equal-area projection in which the proportion between regions of unequal area is correctly shown. Also called Mollweide projection. [1860-65] * * *
homolographic projection n. A map projection reproducing the ratios of areas as they exist on the earth's surface. * * *
/hoh"meuh lawg', -log', hom"euh-/, n. 1. something homologous. 2. Chem. any member of a homologous series of organic compounds: Ethane is a homologue of the alkane series. Also, ...
/hoh'moh leuh gooh"meuh neuh, -gyooh"-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the books in the New Testament generally held as authoritative and canonical by the early church. Also, ...
/heuh mol"euh jee, hoh-/, n., pl. homologies. 1. the state of being homologous; homologous relation or correspondence. 2. Biol. a. a fundamental similarity based on common ...
homolosine projection
/heuh mol"euh sin, -suyn', hoh-/, Cartog. an equal-area projection of the world, distorting ocean areas in order to minimize the distortion of the continents. [1920-25; ...
ho·mol·o·sine projection (hō-mŏlʹə-sīn', -sĭn, hə-) Jerry Malone n. A map of the earth's surface laid out on the basis of sinusoidal curves, with the interruptions ...
/hoh'meuh mawr"fik, hom'euh-/, adj. Math. pertaining to two sets that are related by a homomorphism. [1865-70; HOMO- + -MORPHIC] * * *
—homomorphous, adj. /hoh'meuh mawr"fiz euhm, hom'euh-/, n. 1. Biol. correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin. 2. Bot. possession of ...
See homomorphic. * * *
/hom"euh nid/, n. Anthropol. hominid. * * *
—homonymic, adj. —homonymity, n. /hom"euh nim/, n. 1. homophone (def. 1). 2. a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning, as chase "to pursue" ...
See homonym. * * *
—homonymously, adv. /heuh mon"euh meuhs, hoh-/, adj. of the nature of homonyms; having the same name. [1615-25; < L homonymus < Gk homónymos of the same name, equiv. to ...
homonymous construction
Gram. a construction that consists of the same morphemes in the same order as those of another construction, as Flying planes can be dangerous, in which planes in one ...
See homonymous. * * *
/heuh mon"euh mee, hoh-/, n. homonymous state. [1545-55; < LL homonymia < Gk homonymía, equiv. to homónym(os) HOMONYMOUS + -ia -Y3] * * *
—Homoousianism, n. /hoh'moh ooh"see euhn, -ow"-, hom'oh-/, n. 1. a member of a 4th-century A.D. church party that maintained that the essence or substance of the Father and the ...
▪ Christian theology       in Christianity, the key term of the Christological doctrine formulated at the first ecumenical council, at Nicaea in 325, to affirm that God ...
/hoh"meuh fuyl'/, n. 1. a homosexual. adj. 2. advocating or supportive of the interests, civil rights, and welfare of homosexuals; gay: a homophile activist ...
/hoh"meuh fohb'/, n. a person who fears or hates homosexuals and homosexuality. [HOMO(SEXUAL) + -PHOBE] * * *
—homophobic, adj. /hoh'meuh foh"bee euh/, n. unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality. [1955-60; HOMO(SEXUAL) + -PHOBIA] * * *
See homophobe. * * *
/hom"euh fohn', hoh"meuh-/, n. 1. Phonet. a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air. 2. a written ...
—homophonically, adv. /hom'euh fon"ik, hoh'meuh-/, adj. 1. having the same sound. 2. Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic). [1875-80; < Gk ...
/heuh mof"euh neuhs, hoh-/, adj. identical in pronunciation. [1745-55; < Gk homóphonos of the same sound; see HOMO-, PHON-, -OUS] * * *
/heuh mof"euh nee, hoh-/, n. 1. the quality or state of being homophonic. 2. homophonic music. [1770-80; < Gk homophonía unison, equiv. to homóphon(os) HOMOPHONOUS + -ia -Y3] * ...
See homophyly. * * *
ho·mo·phy·ly (hōʹmə-fī'lē, hŏmʹə-, hō-mŏfʹə-lē) n. Zoology pl. ho·mo·phy·lies Resemblance arising from common ancestry.   [homo- + phylum + ...
homoplastic [hō΄mō plas′tik, häm΄ōplas′tik] adj. 〚 HOMO- + -PLASTIC〛 1. of or having to do with homoplasy 2. derived from a member of the same species, as a graft: ...
See homoplastic. * * *
—homoplastic /hoh'meuh plas"tik, hom'euh-/, adj. /heuh mop"leuh see, hoh"meuh plas'ee, -play'see, hom"euh-/, n. Biol. correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar ...
/hoh"meuh ployd', hom"euh-/, adj. Genetics. of an organism or a cell whose set of chromosomes exhibits the same degree of ploidy as an organism or cell with which it is ...
—homopolarity /hoh'meuh poh lar"i tee, hom'euh-/, n. /hoh'meuh poh"leuhr, hom'euh-/, adj. Chem. 1. of uniform polarity; not separated or changed into ions; not polar in ...
/hoh'meuh pol"euh meuhr, hom'euh-/, n. Chem. a polymer consisting of a single species of monomer, as polyadenylic acid or polyglutamic acid. [1945-50; HOMO- + POLYMER] * * *
/heuh mop"teuhr euhn, hoh-/, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835-45; see HOMOPTEROUS, -AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 ...
/heuh mop"teuhr euhs, hoh-/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Homoptera, an order of insects closely related to the hemipterous insects (in some classifications a suborder of ...
/hoh'mawr gan"ik, hom'awr-/, adj. Phonet. (of two or more speech sounds) having the same place of articulation, as p, b, and m, which are all bilabial. [1850-55; HOM(O)- + ...
Homo sa·pi·ens (sāʹpē-ənz, -ĕnz') n. The modern species of humans, the only extant species of the primate family Hominidae.   [New Latin Homō sapiēns, species name : ...
/hoh'meuh si das"tik, hom'euh-/, adj. Statistics. having the same variance. [1900-05; HOMO- + Gk skedastikós able to disperse, equiv. to skedast(ós) dispersable (verbid of ...
/hoh'meuh sek"shooh euhl/ or, esp. Brit., /-seks"yooh-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting homosexuality. 2. of, pertaining to, or noting the same sex. n. 3. a homosexual ...
/hoh'meuh sek'shooh al"i tee/, or, esp. Brit., /-seks'yooh-/, n. sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex. [1890-95; HOMO- + SEXUALITY] * * ...
Homosexuality and the Churches
▪ 1994 Introduction by Martin E. Marty       Sexuality, always a troubling issue in religion, has become the centre of controversy in American religious bodies in ...
homosphere [hō′mō sfir΄] n. the lower of two divisions of the earth's atmosphere, extending to a height of c. 70 km ( c. 43 mi), characterized by a relatively constant ...
/heuh mos"peuhr euhs, hoh-, hoh'meuh spawr"euhs, -spohr"-/, adj. Bot. having the spores of one kind only. [1885-90; HOMO- + SPORE + -OUS] * * *
/heuh mos"peuh ree, hoh-/, n. the production of a single kind of spore, neither microspore nor megaspore. [1900-05; HOMO- + SPORE + -Y3] * * *
—homostylism, homostyly, n. /hoh"moh stuyld'/, adj. (of a plant) having styles of the same form or length in all flowers. Also, homostylous, homostylic. [1875-80; HOMO- + ...
See homostyled. * * *
homostyly [hō′mō stī΄lē] n. 〚 HOMO- + STYL(E) + -Y3〛 the condition in which flowers of the same species have styles of equal length: see HETEROSTYLY homostylous adj. * ...
See homotaxic. * * *
See homotaxis. * * *
—homotaxic, homotaxial /hoh'meuh tak"see euhl, hom'euh-/, adj. —homotaxially, adv. /hoh'meuh tak"sis, hom'euh-/, n. a similarity of arrangement, as of geologic strata or ...
—homothallism, n. /hoh'meuh thal"ik, hom'euh-/, adj. Mycol. 1. having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of a single mycelium. ...
See homothallic. * * *
/hoh"meuh therrm', hom"euh-/, n. homoiotherm. [1930-35] * * *
—homothermy, homothermism, n. /hoh'meuh therr"meuhl, hom'euh-/, adj. homoiothermal. [1885-90] * * *
—homothety /heuh moth"i tee, hoh-/, n. /hoh'meuh thet"ik, hom'euh-/, adj. Geom. similar; similarly placed. [1875-80; HOMO- + THETIC] * * *
homothetic transformation
Math. See similarity transformation (def. 1). * * *
/heuh mot"euh pee, hoh-/, n., pl. homotopies. Math. the relation that exists between two mappings in a topological space if one mapping can be deformed in a continuous way to ...
/hoh'moh trans"plant', -plahnt', hom'oh-/, n. allograft. [1925-30; HOMO- + TRANSPLANT] * * *
/hoh"meuh tuyp', hom"euh-/, n. Biol. an organ or part having a structure similar to that of another organ or part; homologue. [1830-40; HOMO- + TYPE] * * *
/hoh'meuh tip"ik, hom'euh-/, adj. Biol. 1. of or pertaining to a homotype. 2. homeotypic. Also, homotypical. [1885-90; HOMOTYPE + -IC] * * *
homovanillic acid
/hoh"moh veuh nil"ik, hom"oh-, hoh'moh-, hom'oh-/, Biochem. the end product of dopamine metabolism, C9H10O4, found in human urine. [HOMO- + VANILLIC] * * *
/hoh'meuh zuy goh"sis, -zi-, hom'euh-/, n. Biol. the state of being a homozygote. [1900-05; HOMO- + Gk zýgosis; see ZYGO-, -OSIS] * * *
See homozygous. * * *
/hoh'meuh zuy"goht, -zig"oht, hom'euh-/, n. Biol. an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true ...
homozygote and heterozygote
Two genetic possibilities for a fertilized egg. If the two sex cells (gametes) that fuse during fertilization carry the same form of a gene for a specific trait, the organism is ...
See homozygosis. * * *
—homozygosity /hoh'moh zuy gos"i tee, -zi-, hom'oh-/, n. /hoh'meuh zuy"geuhs, hom'euh-/, adj. Biol. 1. having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary ...
See homozygosity. * * *
/hawms/, n. a city in W Syria. 215,526. * * *
See homunculus. * * *
—homuncular, adj. /heuh mung"kyeuh leuhs, hoh-/, n., pl. homunculi /-luy'/. 1. an artificially made dwarf, supposedly produced in a flask by an alchemist. 2. a fully formed, ...
/hoh"mee/, adj., homier, homiest. homey. * * *
Russian Homel City (pop., 2001 est.: 490,000), capital of Homyel province, southeastern Belarus. First mentioned in AD 1142 as Gomy, it passed to Lithuania in the 14th century ...
Ho·myel' (hōʹmyĕl) or Go·mel (gōʹməl, -myĕl) A city of southeast Belarus north of Kiev, Ukraine. First mentioned in 1142, it was controlled alternately by Lithuania ...
/hun/, n. Informal. honey (def. 6). [1905-10; shortened form of HONEY] * * *
Hon'ami Kōetsu
▪ Japanese painter Kōetsu also spelled  Kōyetsu   born 1558, Kyōto, Japan died Feb. 27, 1637, Kyōto       celebrated Japanese painter of the Tokugawa period who ...
1. Honorable. 2. Honorary. * * *
1. honor. 2. honorable. 3. honorably. 4. honorary. * * *
/hoh"nan"/; Chin. /hue"nahn"/, n. 1. Wade-Giles. Henan. 2. (usually l.c.) Textiles. a. a pongee fabric made from the filaments of the wild silkworm. b. a lustrous fabric ...
▪ Hawaii, United States       village and historical site, Hawaii county, on the western coast of Hawaii island, Hawaii, U.S. Located at the southern end of Kealakekua ...
/hon"choh/, n., pl. honchos, v. Slang. n. 1. a leader, esp. an assertive leader; chief. v.t. 2. to organize, supervise, or be the leader of: She volunteered to honcho the new ...
Hond abbrev. Honduras * * *
Honduras. * * *
/hon"deuh/, n. an eye at one end of a lariat through which the other end is passed to form a lasso, noose, etc. [1885-90, Amer.; < Sp: sling < L funda, perh. akin to Gk ...
Honda Motor Co.
Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles and automobiles. Founded as a maker of small, efficient engines by the engineer Honda Soichiro in 1946, the company was incorporated as ...
Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
▪ Japanese corporation Japanese  Honda Giken Kōgyō KK   leading Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles and a major producer of automobiles for the world market. ...
Honda Soichiro
▪ Japanese businessman born Nov. 17, 1906, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan died Aug. 5, 1991, Tokyo  Japanese industrialist and engineer who was the founder of Honda Motor ...
Honda Toshiaki
▪ Japanese scholar born 1744, Echigo province, Japan died Jan. 14, 1822, Edo [now Tokyo]       one of the first Japanese scholars to undertake a thorough investigation ...
Hondecoeter, Melchior de
▪ Dutch painter Hondecoeter also spelled  Eondekoeter   born 1636, Utrecht, Neth. died April 3, 1695, Amsterdam  Baroque painter of the Dutch school who specialized in ...
Honderich, Beland
▪ 2006       Canadian publisher and editor (b. Nov. 25, 1918, Kitchener, Ont.—d. Nov. 8, 2005, Vancouver, B.C.), transformed the Toronto Star from a sensationalistic ...
hondle [hän′dəl] vi. hondled, hondling Informal to bargain; haggle * * *
/hon"doh/; for 1 also Japn. /hawn"daw/; for 2 also Sp. /awn"daw/, n. 1. Honshu. 2. a river flowing NE from Guatemala along the border of Belize and Mexico to the Caribbean Sea. ...
See Honduras. * * *
—Honduran, Honduranean, Honduranian /hon'deuh ray"nee euhn/, adj., n. /hon door"euhs, -dyoor"-/; Sp. /awn dooh"rddahs/, n. 1. a republic in NE Central America. 5,751,384; ...
Honduras, British
      former British colony that was renamed Belize in 1973 and became independent in 1981. See Belize. * * *
Honduras, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped blue-white-blue national flag with five central blue stars. The width-to-length ratio of the flag is 1 to 2.       On ...
Honduras, Gulf of
▪ gulf, Caribbean Sea also called  Bay of Honduras        wide inlet of the Caribbean Sea, indenting the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. It extends from ...
Honduras,Gulf of
Honduras, Gulf of An inlet of the western Caribbean Sea bordering on Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. * * *
hone1 —honer, n. /hohn/, n., v., honed, honing. n. 1. a whetstone of fine, compact texture for sharpening razors and other cutting tools. 2. a precision tool with a ...
hone1 —honer, n. /hohn/, n., v., honed, honing. n. 1. a whetstone of fine, compact texture for sharpening razors and other cutting tools. 2. a precision tool with a ...
Hone, William
▪ English journalist born June 3, 1780, Bath, Somerset, England died November 6, 1842, Tottenham, London  English radical journalist, bookseller, publisher, and satirist, ...
/hoh"ni keuhr/; Ger. /hoh"nek euhrdd/, n. Erich /er"ik/; Ger. /ay"rddikh/, 1912-94, East German Communist leader: chairman of the Council of State 1976-89. * * *
Honecker, Erich
born Aug. 25, 1912, Neunkirchen, Ger. died May 29, 1994, Chile German communist head of East Germany's Socialist Unity Party (1971–89) and chairman of the Council of State ...
/hon"i geuhr, hoh"neg'euhr/; Fr. /aw ne gerdd"/, n. Arthur /ahr"theuhr/; Fr. /annrdd toordd"/, 1892-1955, Swiss composer, born in France. * * *
Honegger, Arthur
born March 10, 1892, Le Havre, France died Nov. 27, 1955, Paris French composer. Born to Swiss-French parents, he studied in Zürich, then at the Paris Conservatory. One of the ...
Hon·eg·ger (hŏnʹĭ-gər, hōʹnĕg'ər, ô-nĕ-gĕrʹ), Arthur. 1892-1955. French-born Swiss composer. A proponent of the modern movement in French music, he is remembered ...
orig. Seishimaru born May 13, 1133, Inaoka, Mimasaka province, Japan died Feb. 29, 1212, Kyōto Japanese Buddhist leader. As a monk at the Mount Hiei monastery of the Tendai ...
▪ Pennsylvania, United States       borough (town), seat of Wayne county, northeastern Pennsylvania, U.S., at the confluence of the Lackawaxen and Dyberry rivers, 24 ...
—honestness, n. /on"ist/, adj. 1. honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person. 2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings. 3. ...
honest injun
/in"jeuhn/ (used to emphasize the truth of a statement; sometimes considered offensive). Also, honest Injun. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
Honest John
1. Informal. a. an honest, sincere man. b. a man so trusting and innocent that he may be easily cheated or deceived. 2. a surface-to-surface, single-stage U.S. artillery ...
/on"ist teuh good"nis/, adj. 1. real or genuine. adv. 2. really, truly, or genuinely. Also, honest-to-God /on"ist teuh god"/. [1915-20] * * *
honest broker n. A neutral agent, as in mediation: “enhanced Canada's position as honest broker in the Commonwealth” (Kenneth McNaught). * * *
/on"ist lee/, adv. 1. in an honest manner. 2. with honesty. interj. 3. (used to express mild exasperation, disbelief, dismay, etc.): Honestly! I want to finish this work and you ...
/on"euh stee/, n., pl. honesties. 1. the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness. 2. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness. 3. freedom from deceit or fraud. 4. ...
/hohn"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, esp. C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers. [1625-35; hone ( < ?) + ...
—honeyful, adj. —honeyless, adj. —honeylike, adj. /hun"ee/, n., pl. honeys, adj., v., honeyed or honied, honeying. n. 1. a sweet, viscid fluid produced by bees from the ...
honey ant
any of several ants, esp. of the genus Myrmecocystus, that feed on honeydew or nectar and store the excess juices in the bodies of certain worker ants. [1865-70] * * * ▪ ...
honey badger
ratel. [1880-85] * * *
honey bear
1. a kinkajou. 2. See sun bear. [1830-40] * * *       either of two bear species, the sloth bear and the sun bear (qq.v.). * * *
honey bell
▪ plant       (Hermannia verticillata), a rambling shrub of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to Africa. Widely cultivated indoors, chiefly as a basket ...
honey bucket
Facetious Older Use. a container for excrement, as in an outdoor toilet. [1930-35] * * *
honey bun
1. Also called sticky bun. a sweet spiral-shaped bun, usually with cinnamon, raisins, and nuts, coated with honey or butter and brown sugar. 2. Also, honeybun. Informal. honey ...
honey bush
▪ plant  (Melianthus major), evergreen shrub, of the family Melianthaceae, native to southern Africa. Because of its sweet-scented flowers and handsome foliage, it is ...
honey buzzard
a long-tailed Old World hawk, Pernis apivorus, that feeds on the larvae of bees as well as on small rodents, reptiles, and insects. [1665-75] * * *
honey gilding
gilding of ceramics with a mixture of gold leaf and honey, later fired to fix the gold. * * *
honey guide
any of several small, usually dull-colored birds of the family Indicatoridae, of Africa and southern Asia, certain species of which are noted for their habit of leading people or ...
honey locust
a thorny North American tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, of the legume family, having small, compound leaves and pods with a sweet pulp. Also called black locust, three-thorned ...
honey mesquite
a thorny drought-resistant tree, Prosopis glandulosa, of the legume family, native to the southwestern U.S., having clusters of yellow flowers. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
honey mushroom
the edible mushroom of the oak-root fungus, Armillariella mellea. Cf. oak-root rot. [1935-40] * * *
honey palm
coquito. * * *
honey pot
honey pot n. 1. any of a caste of workers in certain species of ants, that serve as living storehouses for a honeylike material later used by the whole colony 2. a waxy honey ...
honey stomach
the crop of an ant, bee, or other hymenopterous insect, serving as a reservoir for honeydew and nectar, esp. the enlarged crop of a honeybee in which nectar is acted on by ...
Honey Tangerine
Honey Tangerine n. a citrus fruit with a deep-orange pulp, formed by crossing a tangerine and a sweet orange hybrid; Murcott * * *
honey wagon
Facetious Older Use. 1. a wagon or truck for collecting and carrying excrement or manure. 2. a manure spreader, as on a farm. 3. a truck or trailer containing several toilets and ...
/hun"ee sweet"/, adj. sweet as honey. [bef. 1000; ME hony sweete, OE hunig swete] * * *
honey badger n. See ratel. * * *
honey bear n. See kinkajou. * * *
/hun"ee bee'/, n. any bee that collects and stores honey, esp. Apis mellifera. Also, honey bee. [1560-70; HONEY + BEE1] * * * Broadly, any bee that makes honey (any insect of ...
Honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder
▪ 2009       In 2008 agricultural researchers sought to determine the cause of a mysterious disorder that was destroying colonies of Apis mellifera honeybees. The ...
hon·ey·ber·ry (hŭnʹē-bĕr'ē) n. See genip. * * *
/hun"ee bunch'/, n. Informal. honey (def. 6, 7). [1900-05; HONEY + BUNCH] * * *
/hun"ee kohm'/, n. 1. a structure of rows of hexagonal wax cells, formed by bees in their hive for the storage of honey, pollen, and their eggs. 2. a piece of this containing ...
honeycomb tripe
a part of the inner lining of the stomach of the steer, calf, hog, or sheep, resembling a honeycomb in appearance and considered a table delicacy. Cf. plain tripe. * * *
honeycomb work
Archit. See stalactite work. [1890-95] * * *
/hun"ee kree'peuhr/, n. 1. any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America. 2. See Hawaiian ...
—honeydewed, adj. /hun"ee dooh', -dyooh'/, n. 1. See honeydew melon. 2. the sweet material that exudes from the leaves of certain plants in hot weather. 3. a sugary material ...
honeydew melon
a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a smooth, pale-green rind and sweet, juicy, light-green flesh. [1915-20] * * *
honeydew melon Cucumis melo © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A kind of melon (Cucumis melo) having a smooth whitish rind and green flesh. Also called winter ...
honeyeater [hun′ē ēt΄ər] n. any of a large family (Meliphagidae) of Australasian passerine birds with a long, brushlike tongue that can be protruded to catch insects or ...
—honeyedly, adv. —honeyedness, n. /hun"eed/, adj. 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling honey: honeyed drinks. 2. flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words. 3. ...
honeyguide [hun′ē gīd΄] n. any of a family (Indicatoridae) of small, heavily built, drab-colored piciform birds of Africa, Asia, and the East Indies: they are said to lead ...
☆ honeylocust [hun′ēlō′kəst ] n. any of a genus (Gleditsia) of trees of the caesalpinia family, esp. a North American species ( G. triacanthos) usually having strong, ...
honey mesquite n. See mesquite.   [From the high sugar content of its pods.] * * *
—honeymooner, n. /hun"ee moohn'/, n. 1. a vacation or trip taken by a newly married couple. 2. the month or so following a marriage. 3. any period of blissful harmony: Their ...
honeymoon bridge
Cards. any of several varieties of bridge for two players. * * *
See honeymoon. * * *
/hun"ee pot'/, n. a pot, as of glass or silver, for storing and serving honey. Also, honey pot. [1425-75; late ME. See HONEY, POT1] * * *
/hun"ee suk'euhr/, n. 1. a bird that feeds on the nectar of flowers. 2. See honey eater. [1765-75; HONEY + SUCKER] * * *
—honeysuckled, adj. /hun"ee suk'euhl/, n. any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Diervilla, esp. D. lonicera, cultivated for its fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular ...
honeysuckle family
the plant family Caprifoliaceae, typified by shrubs and woody vines having opposite leaves, clusters of usually flaring, narrow, tubular flowers, and various types of fruit, and ...
honeysuckle ornament
anthemion. [1860-65] * * *
Honeywell International Inc.
▪ American corporation       American advanced-technology company that manufactures aerospace and automotive products; residential, commercial, and industrial control ...
/hun"ee werrt', -wawrt'/, n. a plant, Cerinthe retorta, of Greece, having bluish-green leaves and purple-tipped yellow flowers. [1590-1600; HONEY + WORT2, so called because its ...
▪ France  seaport, Calvados département, Basse-Normandie région, northern France. It lies on the southern bank of the Seine River estuary, opposite Le Havre and west of ...
/hong/, n. 1. (in China) a group of rooms or buildings forming a warehouse, factory, etc. 2. one of the factories under foreign ownership formerly maintained at Canton. [1720-30; ...
Hong Chengchou
▪ Chinese official Wade-Giles romanization  Hung Ch'eng-ch'ou  born October 16, 1593, Nan'an, Fujian province, China died April 3, 1665, Nan'an       leading Ming ...
Hong Gai
▪ Vietnam also spelled  Hon Gai,         port city, northeastern Vietnam. Hong Gai lies along Ha Long Bay of the Gulf of Tonkin, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of ...
Hong Kong
—Hong Konger. —Hongkongite, n. /hong" kong"/ 1. a British crown colony comprising Hong Kong island (29 sq. mi.; 75 sq. km), Kowloon peninsula, nearby islands, and the ...
▪ 1998 by Steven I. Levine At midnight on June 30/July 1, 1997, the crown colony of Hong Kong (see Map—> ) officially reverted to Chinese sovereignty, ending 156 years of ...
Hong Kong, flag of
▪ Flag History       Chinese provincial flag consisting of a red field (background) bearing, at its centre, a stylized five-petaled white flower with a five-pointed ...
Hong Kyŏng-nae Rebellion
Peasant uprising in northern Korea in 1812 organized by Hong Kyŏng-nae, a fallen yangban (court official), in response to oppressive taxation and forced labour during a time of ...
Hong Rengan
▪ Chinese rebel leader Wade-Giles romanization  Hung Jen-kan  born Feb. 18, 1822, Huaxian, Guangdong province, China died Nov. 23, 1864, Nanchang, Jiangxi ...
Hong Shen
▪ Chinese dramatist Wade-Giles romanization  Hung Shen  born December 31, 1894, Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China died August 29, 1955, Beijing       pioneering ...
Hong Xiuquan
or Hung Hsiu-ch'üan born Jan. 1, 1814, Fuyuanshui, Guangdong, China died June 1, 1864, Nanjing Chinese religious prophet, leader of the Taiping Rebellion (1850–64). Born ...
Hong Ha (hôngʹ häʹ) See Red River. * * *
/hong"ee/, n. New Zealand. a Maori greeting in which noses are pressed together. [1840-45; < Maori] * * *
Hong Kong (hŏngʹkŏngʹ, -kŏng', hôngʹkôngʹ, -kông') An administrative region of southeast China on the coast southeast of Guangzhou, including Hong Kong Island and ...
Hongqi Canal
▪ canal, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Hongqi Qu  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Hung-ch'i Ch'ü,  English  Red Flag Canal        canal and irrigation system in ...
▪ Chinese painter also known as  Jian Jiang  Wade-Giles romanization  Hung-jen , original name  Jiang Tao  born 1610, Xixian, Anhui province, China died ...
Hongshan culture
or Hung-shan culture (4000–3000 BC) Prehistoric culture of far northern China. It appears to have had a three-tiered elite whose members were honoured with complex burials. ...
Hongshui River
or Hung-shui River River, southern China, a principal source stream of the Xi River. Rising as the Nanpan in eastern Yunnan province, it flows south and east to form part of ...
Hong·shui He also Hung·shui He (ho͝ongʹshwāʹ hŭʹ) A river, about 1,448 km (900 mi) long, rising in southwest China and flowing generally southeast to join the Xiang ...
or Abahai or Tiancong born Nov. 28, 1592, Manchuria died Sept. 21, 1643, Manchuria Creator of the Qing empire in Manchuria. Under him, Inner Mongolia and Korea became vassal ...
/hawng"wooh"/, n. Pinyin. (Zhu Yuanzhang) Hung-wu. * * * ▪ emperor of Ming dynasty Introduction Wade-Giles romanization  Hung-wu , posthumous name (shi)  Gaodi , temple ...

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