- (obsolete) A mattock or a miner's pick.
- A dry cough.
- (slang) A taxicab (hackney carriage) driver.
- (obsolete) An ordinary horse, especially an old, tired one.
- A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for the use in hackeysack.
- (pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
- (pejorative) A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language.
- (pejorative) An untalented writer.
- Dason is nothing but a two-bit .
- (slang) A person incapable of completing a simple task. This person could be also referred to as someone who "sucks at life" (slightly derogatory)
- (computing) An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.
- (context, computing, slang) An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network. (Actually called a "crack" in computer parlance).
- (computing) A small code change meant to patch a problem as quickly as possible.
- (computing) An expedient, temporary solution, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date.
- (slang) Time check (military usage).
- (curling) The foothold device from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery.
- (rfv-sense) (slang) A prison guard.
- (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
- To cough noisily.
- This cold is awful. I can't stop hacking.
- To chop or cut down in a rough manner.
- They hacked the brush down and made their way through the jungle.
- To withstand or put up with a difficult situation.
- Can you it out here with no electricity or running water?
- To play hackeysack.
- To accomplish a difficult programming task.
- He can like no one else and make the program work as expected.
- To work with on an intimately technical level.
- I'm currently hacking distributed garbage collection.
- 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..
- (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
- (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.
- (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.
- a kind of bridle with no bit
- 1992: Before they could agree or disagree he"d hauled the horse around by the and was pounding off up the track. " Cormac McCarthy?, All The Pretty Horses
- (in combination) Having some specific type of hair
- A British and Scandinavian topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a hall.
- A surname of German origin for someone associated with a salt mine.
- In a handy manner; skillfully; conveniently(chiefly U.S. usage)
verb to hap
- an occurence or happening, especially an unexpected, random or chance event
- quilt or a comforter
- to happen; to befall; to chance
- to cover with a comforter or quilt
- the luck of one
- The quality of being hard.
- An instance of this quality; hardship.
- An English surname.
- (alternative spelling of, haslet)
- the internal organs of an animal, especially the heart and liver of a pig
- a meatloaf made of that (and seasoning)
- A place one is regularly found at; a hangout.
- (colloquial) A ghost.
- To inhabit, or visit frequently (most often used in reference to ghosts).
- To make uneasy.
- The memory of his past failures haunted him.
- To stalk, to follow
- The policeman haunted him, following him everywhere.
- a haystack
noun (plural heirs)
- Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.
- One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.
- (context, country dancing) A figure in which the dancers weave between one another.
- (context, slang, euphemism) The buttocks.
- 1997 - Richard Laliberte and Stephen C. George, The Men's Health Guide to Peak Conditioning http://books.google.com/books?id=2MOrDKokat8C</sup>, ISBN 0875963234, page 195:
- : Like martial arts, in-line skating is predicated on the notion that sooner or later you're going to end up on your .
- (transitive) To keep back; to delay or impede.
- 1591 - w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Two Gentlemen of Verona act ii, scene 7 (First Folio ed.)
- :Then let me goe, and not my courÅ¿e
- (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
- 1599 - w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Life of Henry the Fifth, Henry V act ii, scene 2 (act i; First Folio ed.)
- :Since God Å¿o graciouÅ¿ly hath brought to light<br/>This dangerous TreaÅ¿on, lurking in our way,<br/>To our beginnings.
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To cause harm.
- Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
- the end of a wagon
- the parts of a horse
- 1990 - C. W. H. Havard (ed.), Black's Medical Dictionary, 36th edition, p 673
- :On a line dividing the front two-thirds from the one-third, and set in the shape of a V, is a row of seven to twelve large flat-topped circumvallate papillae, ...
- (comparative of, hind)
- Pennsylvania: A sandwich made on a long bun; submarine sandwich.
- (dated, Southern, _, US) A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a hoe, now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.
- A yell, shout.
- I heard a from over the fence.
- By extension, any communication to get somebody's attention.
- If you need anything, just give me a .
- A rural road in the appalachians in the U.S.A.
- In South Midland and Southern (dialects of American English), a hollow.
- To yell or shout.
- You can at your computer as much as you want, but it won't help anything.
verb (hones, honing, honed)
- An extra-fine-grit sharpening stone, esp one used for razors.
- To sharpen on, or with, a stone of fine grit.
- To refine or master (a skill)
- (Southern U.S. dialectal) any hound, especially the bloodhound.
- 1953/6: w:Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, w:Hound Dog (song), You Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog (song made famous by w:Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley with these revised words in 1956) - You ain"t nothin" but a hound dog, Cryin" all the time. Well, you ain"t never caught a rabbit And you ain"t no friend of mine.
- Any of various cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (see the Wikipedia article).