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hacky sack Tweet Definition of hacky sack Like Definition of hacky sack on Facebook
  1. A game or activity in which one trys to keep a footbag off the ground using only the feet.
  2. The foot bag used for such a game.
handle Tweet Definition of handle Like Definition of handle on Facebook
  1. A part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
  2. That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
  3. The total amount of money taken in by a business within a given period of time.
  • The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
    1. (topology) A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
    2. (slang) A nickname or pseudonym.
    3. (AU , NZ) A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
verb (handles, handling, handled)
  1. (intransitive) To use the hands.
  • They have hands, but they not - ''Psalm 115:7
    1. To touch; to feel with the hand.
  • Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh - Luke 24:39
    1. To use or hold with the hand.
  • About his altar, handling holy things - Milton
    1. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
  • That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper - Shakespeare, ''King Lear, IV-vi
    1. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
  • The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and their colts six months every year - Sir W. Temple
    1. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock
    2. To deal with; to make a business of.
  • They that the law knew me not - ''Jeremiah, 2:8
    1. To treat; to use, well or ill.
  • How wert thou handled being prisoner - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, I-iv
    1. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
  • You shall see how I'll her - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V-i
    1. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
  • We will what persons are apt to envy others - Bacon
    hangman Tweet Definition of hangman Like Definition of hangman on Facebook
    noun (pl=hangmen, s, -)
    1. (countable) An executioner responsible for hanging criminals.
      • 1606, w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, wikisource:The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II Scene II
      • :One cried, "God bless us!" and "Amen" the other,
      • :As they had seen me with these 's hands.
        1. (uncountable) A guessing game where one has to guess the word an opponent is thinking of by guessing one letter at a time, and involving the gradual drawing of a stick figure hanging from the gallows.
    hare Tweet Definition of hare Like Definition of hare on Facebook
    1. Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, being usually somewhat larger than a rabbit and with longer ears.
    hazard Tweet Definition of hazard Like Definition of hazard on Facebook
    1. chance
    2. peril
    1. To chance; to take a risk.
    I'll a guess.
    heart Tweet Definition of heart Like Definition of heart on Facebook
    1. (anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body.
    2. emotions, Emotions, kindness, or spirit in general (but like above, people only have one heart).
    3. A shape or symbol approximately in the shape of a heart (�).
    4. A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.
    5. The centre, essence, or core.
    1. (context, internet slang, text messaging, emoticon) To be fond of, frequently abbreviated as <3.
    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.
    hide-and-seek Tweet Definition of hide-and-seek Like Definition of hide-and-seek on Facebook
    1. Variant of hide and seek
    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
    hob Tweet Definition of hob Like Definition of hob on Facebook
    1. A kind of cutting tool, used to cut the teeth of a gear.
    2. (obsolete) The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
    3. The top cooking surface on a cooker. It typically comprises several cooking elements (often four), also known as 'rings'.
    verb (hobb, ing)
    (wikipedia, Gear cutting)
    (wikipedia, Hobbing machine)
    1. (transitive) To create (a gear) by cutting with a hob.
    2. (intransitive) To engage in the process of cutting gears with a hob.
    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.
    hopscotch Tweet Definition of hopscotch Like Definition of hopscotch on Facebook
    1. A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; -- called also hoppers.
    horseshoe Tweet Definition of horseshoe Like Definition of horseshoe on Facebook
    1. The U-shaped metallic shoe of a horse.
    2. The shape of a horseshoe.
    3. (bodybuilding): A well-developed set of triceps brachii.
    hot cockles Tweet Definition of hot cockles Like Definition of hot cockles on Facebook
    1. (dated) a children's game in which a blindfolded person had to guess who was hitting him
    House Tweet Definition of House Like Definition of House on Facebook
    proper noun the house, House
    1. The House of Representatives.

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