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Hellenistic Tweet Definition of Hellenistic Like Definition of Hellenistic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.E.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.E.)
  2. Of or relating to a Hellenist.
hem Tweet Definition of hem Like Definition of hem on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone who is afraid of change to the point of total inaction. (From a book by Spencer Johnson, M.D., Who moved my cheese, about a character who was always against change.)
verb (hem, m, ing)
  1. (intransitive) (in sewing) To make a hem.
  2. (intransitive) (in speaking) To make a sound like hem (usually coupled with "haw" as in "hemmed and hawwed.")
  3. (transitive): To put hem on an article of clothing, to edge or put a border on something.
  4. (transitive): To surround something or someone in a confining way.
high-pitched Tweet Definition of high-pitched Like Definition of high-pitched on Facebook
adjective ((compar) higher-pitchedormore high-pitched, (superl) highest-pitchedormost high-pitched)
  1. Of a sound, having a comparatively high pitch.
hip Tweet Definition of hip Like Definition of hip on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
  2. The fruit of a rose.
adjective (hipper, hippest)
  1. (slang) aware
  2. (slang) trendy.
hypaethral Tweet Definition of hypaethral Like Definition of hypaethral on Facebook
adjective
  1. open-air, outdoor, exposed to the sky
  • 1974: There was a dignity in their presence kin to summer"s first morning of taurine light in the pepper trees of Uruguay. " Guy Davenport, Tatlin!
hypogeum Tweet Definition of hypogeum Like Definition of hypogeum on Facebook
noun (hypogea)
  1. an underground room or cavern
  • 1969: Contour: the unique parameters of Karen"s body " beckoning vents of mouth and vulva, the soft of the anus. " JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

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