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Ham Tweet Definition of Ham Like Definition of Ham on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.
Hamburger Tweet Definition of Hamburger Like Definition of Hamburger on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A person from Hamburg.
hammy Tweet Definition of hammy Like Definition of hammy on Facebook
noun (hammies)
  1. (Australian, US) short for hamstring, a muscle
adjective (hammi, er)
  1. resembling ham
  2. characterized by overacting
hard-boiled Tweet Definition of hard-boiled Like Definition of hard-boiled on Facebook
adjective (pos=hard-boiled)
  1. (context, of a boiled egg) cooked to a solid consistency
  2. callous and unsentimental
hard cider Tweet Definition of hard cider Like Definition of hard cider on Facebook
  1. (In the US) an alcoholic beverage formed by fermenting cider (apple juice). Unless specified as hard-cider, in the US cider is assumed to refer to non-alcoholic sweet cider.
hash Tweet Definition of hash Like Definition of hash on Facebook
  1. Food, especially meat and potatoes, chopped and mixed together.
    • 1633: Samuel Pepys, Diary
    • :I had for them, after oysters, at first course, a of rabbits, a lamb, and a rare chine of beef.
      1. A confused mess.
    • 1847: Charlotte Yonge, Scenes and Characters
    • :Oh! no, not Naylor's--the girls have made a there, as they do everything else; but we will settle her before they come out again.
      1. The
      2. symbol (octothorpe).
      3. (:Category:Jargon:Computer, computing): The key generated by a hash function.
      4. Abbreviation for hashish, a drug derived from the cannabis plant.
verb (hash, es)
  1. (transitive) To chop into small pieces, to make into a hash
    • 1749: Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    • :In like manner, we shall represent human nature at first to the keen appetite of our reader, in that more plain and simple manner in which it is found in the country, and shall hereafter and ragoo it with all the high French and Italian seasoning of affectation and vice which courts and cities afford.
      1. To make a quick, rough version; as in - hash up some plans = make some quick, rough plans.
  1. Hashed, chopped into small pieces
    • 1855: William Makepeace Thackeray, The Newcomes
    • :The Colonel, himself, was great at making mutton, hot-pot, curry, and pillau.
      1. (:Category:Jargon:Computer, computing): Of or relating to the process of hashing or hash coding
hash browns Tweet Definition of hash browns Like Definition of hash browns on Facebook
  1. Finely chopped (i.e. hashed) potatoes, fry, fried until browned.
heat Tweet Definition of heat Like Definition of heat on Facebook
  1. (uncountable, physics) thermal energy
This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of .
That engine is really throwing off some .
Removal of from the liquid caused it to turn into a solid.
  1. (uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.
Stay out of the of the sun!
  1. (uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
The chili sauce gave the dish .
  1. (uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.
It's easy to make bad decisions in the of the moment
  1. (uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.
The from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.
  1. (uncountable) (slang) The police.
''The ! Scram!
  1. (uncountable) (slang) A gun.
He's packing .
  1. (countable) (baseball) A fastball.
The catcher called for the , high and tight.
  1. (uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to engage in sexual intercourse
The male canines were attracted by the female in .
  1. (countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first .
  1. (countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further
I can make a scroll like that in a single .
  1. (countable) A hot spell<span id="heat13"></span>.
The children stayed indoors during the summer heats.
  1. To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot; often with "up".
I'll up the water.
  1. to arouse, to excite (sexually)
The massage heated her up.
hermit Tweet Definition of hermit Like Definition of hermit on Facebook
noun , plural hermits
  1. A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
  2. A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
hero Tweet Definition of hero Like Definition of hero on Facebook
  1. A real or mythical person of great bravery who carries out extraordinary deeds.
  2. A role model.
  3. The main protagonist in a work of fiction.
  4. A champion.
  5. A large sandwich made from meats and cheeses.
high Tweet Definition of high Like Definition of high on Facebook
  1. A period of euphoria due to an intake of drugs
That pill gave me a for a few hours, before I had a comedown
adjective (higher, highest)
  1. Being elevated in position or status, a state of being above many things.
  2. tall, Tall, lofty, at a great distance above the ground (at high altitude).
  3. (slang) To be under the influence of a mood affecting drug; stoned.
  4. Of a quantity or value, great or large.
a interest rate
homogenize Tweet Definition of homogenize Like Definition of homogenize on Facebook
verb (homogeniz, ing)
  1. To make homogenous, to blend or puree.
  2. Specifically, to treat milk so that the cream no longer separates.
honey Tweet Definition of honey Like Definition of honey on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A viscous, sweet substance produced from nectar by bees; (countable) a variety of this substance.
  2. A term of affection.
Honey, could you take out the trash?
  1. (context, colloquial, countable) An attractive woman
Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!
  1. (colour) A yellowish-brown colour, like that of (the sweet substance) honey.
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  1. (colour) of a yellowish-brown colour, like that of honey.
horehound Tweet Definition of horehound Like Definition of horehound on Facebook
  1. A herb, Marrubium vulgare, of the mint family. Traditionally used to make a powerful cough remedy.
hors d'oeuvre Tweet Definition of hors d Like Definition of hors d
  1. A light food, such as an appetizer, that is served before a meal.
  2. (context, by extension) Anything of secondary concern; not the primary one.
horseradish Tweet Definition of horseradish Like Definition of horseradish on Facebook
  1. A plant of the mustard family, Armoracia rusticana.
  2. A pungent condiment made from the root of the plant.
hotchpotch Tweet Definition of hotchpotch Like Definition of hotchpotch on Facebook
  1. (dated, or, obsolete) A hodgepodge; a collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
hot cross bun Tweet Definition of hot cross bun Like Definition of hot cross bun on Facebook
  1. A bun, made with yeast and containing spices, currants and candied fruit, with a cross marked on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Christian countries.
hot dog Tweet Definition of hot dog Like Definition of hot dog on Facebook
  1. A food consisting of a frankfurter, or wiener, in a bread roll, usually served with ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.
  2. (slang) A sausage of the type used as an general ingredient in sense 1 (above).
  3. (context, surfing, skateboarding, skiing) A show-off or daredevil.
verb (hot dog, g, ing)
  1. (intransitive) (slang) to perform a dangerous or difficult act or stunt as a display of skill or daring
hot pot Tweet Definition of hot pot Like Definition of hot pot on Facebook
  1. (food) a stew of beef or lamb and potatoes, especially known in the United Kingdom.
  2. (food) a communal meal, popular in China, wherein diners share a hot bowl of broth or stock into which uncooked foods such as mushrooms, vegetables, and cuts of meat are dipped until they are cooked enough to be eaten.
hot sauce Tweet Definition of hot sauce Like Definition of hot sauce on Facebook
noun hot suace (Plural: hot sauces)
  1. Any liquid spicy condiment or cooking ingredient made from chile peppers. category:Condiments
House Tweet Definition of House Like Definition of House on Facebook
proper noun the house, House
  1. The House of Representatives.
hummus Tweet Definition of hummus Like Definition of hummus on Facebook
noun (wikibooks, cookbook=hummus)
  1. A Greek or Arabian dip made of chickpea paste with various additions, such as olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, often eaten with pitta bread, or as a meze. It is mostly eaten in the Arabian Peninsula , Asia Minor and the Mediterranean

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