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haberdasher Tweet Definition of haberdasher Like Definition of haberdasher on Facebook
  1. A dealer in ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods.
  2. ) A men's outfitter, usually a men's haberdasher.
  3. A member of the Haberdashers livery company.
haberdashery Tweet Definition of haberdashery Like Definition of haberdashery on Facebook
noun (haberdasheries)
  1. ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods sold in a haberdasher's shop.
  2. a shop selling such goods.
habit Tweet Definition of habit Like Definition of habit on Facebook
  1. an action done on a regular basis.
It's become a of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
  1. an action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
By force of , he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
  1. a long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
It's interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
  1. a piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!.
  1. customary manner of dress.
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : was always my fate to choose for the worse, so I did here; for having money in my pocket and good clothes upon my back, I would always go on board in the of a gentleman; and so I neither had any business in the ship, or learned to do any.
      1. an addiction.
      He has a 10-cigar .
haircut Tweet Definition of haircut Like Definition of haircut on Facebook
  1. The act of cutting of the hair, often done professionally by a barber, hair stylist, or beautician.
  2. The way hair is cut.
  3. In a bankruptcy proceeding, the proportional reduction in the debt that will be paid to each creditor, based on an evaluation of the total debt owed and the total assets of the debtor.
hairdo Tweet Definition of hairdo Like Definition of hairdo on Facebook
  1. A hairstyle
  2. A haircut
hairdresser Tweet Definition of hairdresser Like Definition of hairdresser on Facebook
  1. A person who cuts or styles hair as an occupation or profession.
hairpiece Tweet Definition of hairpiece Like Definition of hairpiece on Facebook
  1. A false substitute for a person's hair; a toupee or wig.
hairpin Tweet Definition of hairpin Like Definition of hairpin on Facebook
  1. A pin or fastener for the hair.
  1. Characterized by an abrupt or extreme bend; shaped like a hairpin.
Drive carefully. That road has a lot of turns.
halter Tweet Definition of halter Like Definition of halter on Facebook
  1. A device of rope, straps etc, placed on the head of animal such as a horse to control it.
  2. A woman's garment covering the upper chest, a halter top.
handkerchief Tweet Definition of handkerchief Like Definition of handkerchief on Facebook
noun (handkerchieves)
  1. A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands.
  2. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief or neckcloth.
haute couture Tweet Definition of haute couture Like Definition of haute couture on Facebook
  1. A common term for high fashion as produced in Paris and imitated in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan.
  2. The fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions
  3. Any unique stylish design made to order for wealthy and high-status clients.
  4. French fashion
havelock Tweet Definition of havelock Like Definition of havelock on Facebook
  1. A cap incorporating a cloth hanging down the sides and back, to protect the ears and neck; often created ad hoc by placing a kerchief on the head and holding it in place with a cap.
headband Tweet Definition of headband Like Definition of headband on Facebook
  1. a strip of fabric worn around the head
  2. a strip of fabric attached to the top of the spine of a book; used as decoration and reinforcement
headdress Tweet Definition of headdress Like Definition of headdress on Facebook
  1. a decorative covering or ornament worn on the head.
  2. a hairdo.
Heather Tweet Definition of Heather Like Definition of Heather on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) from the English noun heather
heel Tweet Definition of heel Like Definition of heel on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Heel, Heel (part of the foot))
  1. (anatomy) Part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg.
  2. The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
  3. On a long firearm, the back upper part of the stock.
  4. The last or lowest part of anything; as, the heel of a mast or the heel of a vessel.
  5. A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
  6. A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
  7. (nautical) The tilt of a ship to one side; also, the degree of such a tilt.
  1. To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
hemline Tweet Definition of hemline Like Definition of hemline on Facebook
  1. The line formed by the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat.
  2. The height of this line, measured from the floor.
henna Tweet Definition of henna Like Definition of henna on Facebook
  1. A reddish plant substance used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown to near black.
  2. (colour) a rich reddish-brown colour.
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  1. (colour) of a rich reddish-brown colour.
herringbone Tweet Definition of herringbone Like Definition of herringbone on Facebook
  1. a bone of a herring
    • 1884: Samuel Smiles, Men of Invention and Industry
    • :The prosperity of Amsterdam was then so great that it was said that Amsterdam was "founded on herring-bones."
      1. a zigzag pattern, especially made by bricks, on a cloth, or by stitches in sewing
    • 1861: Charlotte Yonge, The Young Step-Mother
    • :'The best path of life is but a herring-bone pattern.'
    • 1922: James Joyce, Ulysses
    • :Mr Bloom walked behind the eyeless feet, a flatcut suit of tweed.
      1. (skiing) a method of climbing a hill by pointing the skis outward in a V-shape to keep from sliding backwards
hide Tweet Definition of hide Like Definition of hide on Facebook
  1. (countable) The skin of an animal.
  2. (countable) (italbrac, mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scare, scaring them.
  3. A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.
verb (hides, hiding, hid, hidden)
  1. (transitive) To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.
He hides his magazines under the bed.
The politicians were accused of keeping information hidden from the public.
  1. (intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.
hip Tweet Definition of hip Like Definition of hip on Facebook
  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.
hipster Tweet Definition of hipster Like Definition of hipster on Facebook
  1. a person who is interested in the latest trends or fashions
  2. a member of Bohemian counterculture
  3. an aficionado of jazz who considers himself to be hip
hobble skirt Tweet Definition of hobble skirt Like Definition of hobble skirt on Facebook
  1. A skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer"s stride, or hobble the wearer.
hood Tweet Definition of hood Like Definition of hood on Facebook
  1. A covering such as worn over one"s head.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure which protects something, especially from above.
  4. (context, automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. (context, US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car.
  6. (slang) gangster, Gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
  7. (slang) neighborhood, Neighborhood.
  1. To cover something with a hood.
  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people"s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
hook Tweet Definition of hook Like Definition of hook on Facebook
  1. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
  2. A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
  3. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g and j.
  4. A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.
The song's snared me.
  1. A short punchy opening sentence intended to draw the reader or viewer into a book or play.
    • "Last night I dreamed I went to Manderlay again." 1939 Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier.
    • the hook: To be removed from an activity.
      He is not handling this job, we've got to give him the .-->
      1. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
      2. (baseball) A curveball.
      He threw a in the dirt.
      1. (software) Features, definitions, or codings that enable future enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily.
      ''We've added "user-defined" codepoints in several places and careful definitions of what to do with unknown message types as hooks in the standard to enable implementations to be both backward and forward compatible to future versions of the standard.
      1. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
      2. (boxing) A type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc.
      The heavyweight delivered a few powerful hooks that staggered his opponent.
      1. (slang) A jack (the playing card)
  1. (transitive) To attach a hook to.
Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.
  1. (transitive)To catch with a hook (hook a fish).
He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.
  1. (transitive)To connect (hook into, hook together).
If you your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.
  1. hook up: To meet.
You guys go ahead to the fair, and we'll hook up with you later.
  1. hook up: (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
She got wasted at the party and ended up hooking up with her ex.
  1. (Usually in passive) To make addicted (I'm hooked).
He had gotten hooked on cigarettes in his youth.
  1. (context, Cricket) To play a hook shot.
  2. (context, ice hockey, hockey) To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player)
The opposing team's forward hooked me, but the referee didn't see it, so no penalty.
  1. (context, intransitive, slang) To engage in prostitution.
I had a cheap flat in the bad part of town, and I could watch the working girls hooking from my bedroom window.
hoop Tweet Definition of hoop Like Definition of hoop on Facebook
  1. A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.
  2. (italbrac, plural) The game of basketball.
  3. A hoop earring.
hose Tweet Definition of hose Like Definition of hose on Facebook
noun (pl=hoses, pl2=hose, pl3=hosen)
  1. A flexible tube conveying water or other liquid, hoses.
  2. A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights, or hosen.
verb (hos, es)
  1. (transitive) To water or spray with a hose.
  2. (transitive) To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  3. (transitive) To trick or deceive.
  4. (transitive, computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
housecoat Tweet Definition of housecoat Like Definition of housecoat on Facebook
  1. a bathrobe.
huarache Tweet Definition of huarache Like Definition of huarache on Facebook
  1. A Mexican sandal.
husky Tweet Definition of husky Like Definition of husky on Facebook
noun (huskies)
  1. Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs
adjective (huskier, huskiest)
  1. (context, of a voice) hoarse and rough-sounding
  2. (context, of a person) burly, thick; fat, overweight

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