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hamza Tweet Definition of hamza Like Definition of hamza on Facebook
noun
  1. A sign used in the written Arabic language representing a glottal stop
Hangul Tweet Definition of Hangul Like Definition of Hangul on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (form of, capitalized form, hangul)
HE Tweet Definition of HE Like Definition of HE on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. His Excellency, Her Excellency
  2. His Eminence
  3. high explosive
  4. Higher Education
  5. Health Education
headword Tweet Definition of headword Like Definition of headword on Facebook
noun
  1. a word used as the title of a section, particularly in an dictionary, encyclopedia, or thesaurus
  2. (grammar) any word which may be modified by an adjunct
a very discerning car shopper, "shopper" is the .
Hebrew Tweet Definition of Hebrew Like Definition of Hebrew on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) a member or descendant of a Semite, Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. (countable) a descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.
  3. (uncountable) the language of the Hebrew people, ISO 639 code he.
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.
heterography Tweet Definition of heterography Like Definition of heterography on Facebook
noun
  1. An incorrect spelling; a spelling different from accepted spelling.
heteronym Tweet Definition of heteronym Like Definition of heteronym on Facebook
noun (nyms)
  1. A word having the same spelling as another, but a different pronunciation and meaning.
heteronymous Tweet Definition of heteronymous Like Definition of heteronymous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, or relating to a heteronym
  2. Being different words, but having a common relationship e.g. brother and sister are siblings of each other
heth Tweet Definition of heth Like Definition of heth on Facebook
noun
  1. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, —.
hierarchy Tweet Definition of hierarchy Like Definition of hierarchy on Facebook
noun (hierarchies)
  1. A body of ruling officials organized in nested ranks.
  2. Any group of objects ranked so that every one but the topmost is subordinate to a specified one above it.
hieroglyphic Tweet Definition of hieroglyphic Like Definition of hieroglyphic on Facebook
noun
  1. (especially, in plural) a writing system of ancient Egypt and Maya civilizations, using pictorial symbols to represent individual sounds as a rebus
  2. any symbol used in this system; a hieroglyph
  3. (context, by extension) undecipherable handwriting
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or written with this system of symbols
  2. difficult to decipher
Hispanicism Tweet Definition of Hispanicism Like Definition of Hispanicism on Facebook
noun (Hispanicism)
  1. A Spanish language item as it appears in another language.
holophrastic Tweet Definition of holophrastic Like Definition of holophrastic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (linguistics, of a sentence) Consisting of a single word, such as "Go." or "Whatever."
  2. (linguistics) Pertaining to the stage of development where a child produces simple one-word utterances.
homograph Tweet Definition of homograph Like Definition of homograph on Facebook
noun (nyms)
  1. A word that is spelled the same as another but has a different meaning and usually a different etymology.
homonym Tweet Definition of homonym Like Definition of homonym on Facebook
noun
  1. A word that sounds or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning.
homophone Tweet Definition of homophone Like Definition of homophone on Facebook
noun
  1. A word which is pronounced the same as another word but differs in spelling and meaning, for example: carat, caret, carrot and karat.
  2. A letter or group of letters which are pronounced the same as another letter or group of letters.
homophonic Tweet Definition of homophonic Like Definition of homophonic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (linguistics) having the same sound; being homophones
  2. (music) having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic
homophonous Tweet Definition of homophonous Like Definition of homophonous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having the same pronunciation.
"Cot" and "caught" are in some American accents, as are "there" and "they're".
honorific Tweet Definition of honorific Like Definition of honorific on Facebook
noun
  1. A title or term of respect.
adjective
  1. Showing or conferring honour and respect.
hyponym Tweet Definition of hyponym Like Definition of hyponym on Facebook
noun
  1. A hyponym of A is a word B that is more specific than A (compare with hypernym). That is to say that you may call B A but not the reverse.
Dog is of animal; indeed, all dogs are animals but not all animals are dogs.
Spanish is a of European.
Square is a of rectangle.

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