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hack Tweet Definition of hack Like Definition of hack on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) A mattock or a miner's pick.
  2. A dry cough.
  3. (slang) A taxicab (hackney carriage) driver.
  4. (obsolete) An ordinary horse, especially an old, tired one.
  5. A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for the use in hackeysack.
  6. (pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
  7. (pejorative) A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language.
  8. (pejorative) An untalented writer.
Dason is nothing but a two-bit .
  1. (slang) A person incapable of completing a simple task. This person could be also referred to as someone who "sucks at life" (slightly derogatory)
  2. (computing) An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.
  3. (context, computing, slang) An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network. (Actually called a "crack" in computer parlance).
  4. (computing) A small code change meant to patch a problem as quickly as possible.
  5. (computing) An expedient, temporary solution, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date.
  6. (slang) Time check (military usage).
  7. (curling) The foothold device from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery.
  8. (rfv-sense) (slang) A prison guard.
  9. (politics) A political agitator. (slightly derogatory) <!-- This expression was used a lot in student politics in the 1980s. I'm not sure if it is still used much. publunch
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verb
  1. To cough noisily.
This cold is awful. I can't stop hacking.
  1. To chop or cut down in a rough manner.
They hacked the brush down and made their way through the jungle.
  1. To withstand or put up with a difficult situation.
Can you it out here with no electricity or running water?
  1. To play hackeysack.
  2. To accomplish a difficult programming task.
He can like no one else and make the program work as expected.
  1. To work with on an intimately technical level.
I'm currently hacking distributed garbage collection.
  1. To make a quick code change to patch a computer program.
I hacked in a fix for this bug, but we'll still have to do a real fix later..
  1. (sport) To be effective at a certain position or role within a sports game without being particularly graceful or with class.
Their Defender is such a 'hack', but he gets the job done
  1. (slang) To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to a computer system (e.g. website) or network by manipulating code; a "crack" in computer parlance.
adjective
  1. (literary) Having or requiring little talent.
He's nothing but the typical writer.
I got by on work for years before I finally published my novel.
hard Tweet Definition of hard Like Definition of hard on Facebook
adjective
  1. Resistant to pressure.
  2. Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
a hard problem
  1. Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
a hard life
  1. (context, of a person) , severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.
  2. Unquestionable.
hard evidence
  1. Of drink, strong.
  2. Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
  3. (context, slang, vulgar) Sexually aroused.
  4. (bodybuilding) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
adverb (harder, hardest)
  1. With much strength or energy
harrow Tweet Definition of harrow Like Definition of harrow on Facebook
noun
  1. A device consisting of a heavy framework having several disks or teeth in a row, which is dragged across ploughed land to smooth or break up the soil, to remove weeds or cover seeds; a harrow plow.
    • 1918: He sent for the carpenter, who was under contract to be with the threshing-machine, but it turned out that he was mending the harrows, which should have been mended the week before Lent. " Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 153)
verb
  1. To drag a harrow over; to break up with a harrow.
  2. To traumatize or disturb; to subject to a harrowing experience; to frighten or torment.
The headless horseman harrowed Ichabod Crane as he tried to reach the bridge.
harvest Tweet Definition of harvest Like Definition of harvest on Facebook
noun
  1. The yield of harvesting (usually a food crop.)
  2. The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
  3. (context, paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox.
verbto harvest
  1. to bring in; reap; glean
hay Tweet Definition of hay Like Definition of hay on Facebook
noun
  1. grass, Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
verbto hay
  1. To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
hayloft Tweet Definition of hayloft Like Definition of hayloft on Facebook
noun
  1. The upper storey of a barn used for storing hay
hayseed Tweet Definition of hayseed Like Definition of hayseed on Facebook
noun (hayseed, s, -)
  1. seed, Seeds from grass that has become hay.
  2. cruft, Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
  3. (only countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin. Also used attributively: e.g. a hayseed name.
haystack Tweet Definition of haystack Like Definition of haystack on Facebook
noun
  1. A mound, pile, or stack of stored hay.
haywire Tweet Definition of haywire Like Definition of haywire on Facebook
noun
  1. wire, Wire used to bind bales of hay.
adjective
  1. Roughly-made, unsophisticated, decrepit (from the use of haywire for temporary repairs; Originated because of frayed wires sitting near hay in a hot barn, which caused an explosion. The barn ceased to exist, and it was referred to as having gone "haywire.").
  2. Behaving erratically or in an uncontrollable manner, especially of a machine or mechanical process.
Everything was working fine until it suddenly went and wouldn't stop printing blank sheets.
headland Tweet Definition of headland Like Definition of headland on Facebook
noun
  1. A bit of coastal land that juts into the sea; cape
  2. The unplowed boundary of a field
hearty Tweet Definition of hearty Like Definition of hearty on Facebook
noun (hearties)
  1. (obsolete): Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Dickens.
adjective (heartier, heartiest)
  1. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
Full of hearty tears For our good father's loss. w:Marston, Marston.
  1. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.
  2. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.
hoe Tweet Definition of hoe Like Definition of hoe on Facebook
noun
  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
verb (hoe, d)
  1. To use the agricultural tool defined above.
Every year, I my garden for aeration.
I always take a shower after I in my garden.
honeycomb Tweet Definition of honeycomb Like Definition of honeycomb on Facebook
noun
  1. A hexagonal structure of cells in which bees hold their larvae and the honey to feed them.
  2. Any structure resembling this.
verb
  1. To riddle something with holes, especially in such a pattern.
hovel Tweet Definition of hovel Like Definition of hovel on Facebook
noun
  1. An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
  2. A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
  3. In the manufacture of porcelain, a large, conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
verb (hovels, hoveling, hoveled)
  1. (transitive) To put in a hovel; to shelter.
    • To thee with swine, and rogues forlon. -- Shakespeare
    • The poor are hoveled and hustled together. -- Tennyson
hutch Tweet Definition of hutch Like Definition of hutch on Facebook
noun
  1. A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
    • 1960, w:Harper Lee, Harper Lee, w:To Kill a Mockingbird, To Kill a Mockingbird, chapter 16,
    • :To reach the courtroom, on the second floor, one passed sundry sunless county cubbyholes: the tax assessor,... the circuit clerk, the judge of probate lived in cool dim hutches that smelled....
      1. A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed
hydroponics Tweet Definition of hydroponics Like Definition of hydroponics on Facebook
noun
  1. the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in the soil

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