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hard head Tweet Definition of hard head Like Definition of hard head on Facebook
  1. (two-up) A crooked organiser of a two-up game, who would cheat players out of their money. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243.)
hardness Tweet Definition of hardness Like Definition of hardness on Facebook
  1. The quality of being hard.
  2. An instance of this quality; hardship.
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
hole Tweet Definition of hole Like Definition of hole on Facebook
  1. a hollow in a surface
Get some popcorn out of that popcorn bucket .
  1. an opening in a solid
There"s a in my bucket.
  1. a weakness, a flaw
I have found a in your argument.
  1. (golf) the portion of a game in which the players attempt to hit the ball into a particular hole.
I played 18 holes yesterday.
  1. (informal) a container or receptacle
car ; brain
  1. (physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
The shortstop ranged deam into the to make the stop.
  1. (computer) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit
  2. (context, anatomy, slang) An orifice, in particular the anus
  3. (informal) The place where a prisoner is kept
  4. (slang) An undesirable place to live or visit
Don"t go there, that place is a !
  1. (baseball) The rear portion of the defensive seam between the shortstop and the third baseman.
verb (hol, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make holes in (an object).
Shrapnel holed the ship"s hull.
hollow Tweet Definition of hollow Like Definition of hollow on Facebook
  1. A small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Rockies"
  2. A sunken area in something solid.
  3. (US) A sunken area, the equivalent to a copse in British English.
  4. (figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.
  1. to make a hole in something; to excavate (transitive)
adjective (hollower or more hollow, hollowest or most hollow)
  1. Of something solid, having an empty space inside.
  2. Of a sound, low-pitched, and maybe scary.
a hollow moan
  1. (figuratively) Without substance, dishonest.
a hollow promise
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.
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.
horn Tweet Definition of horn Like Definition of horn on Facebook
noun (horns, -)
  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
  2. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
an umbrella with a handle made of
  1. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  2. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
  1. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
  2. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
  1. (context, informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  2. (context, slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
  3. (context, uncountable, coarse, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
  4. (context, countable, coarse, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
hot bed Tweet Definition of hot bed Like Definition of hot bed on Facebook
  1. A central point of activity, relating to a specific task.
  1. Reusing sleeping quarters in shifts.
The crew of the submarine quickly got used to hot bedding.
hot-dipped Tweet Definition of hot-dipped Like Definition of hot-dipped on Facebook
  1. galvanized by use of the hot-dip process
hot tear Tweet Definition of hot tear Like Definition of hot tear on Facebook
  1. A fracture in a metal casting that occurs during solidification as a result of hindered contraction
hub Tweet Definition of hub Like Definition of hub on Facebook
  1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave
  2. A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted
Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
  1. (computers) a computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
  2. (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
hypereutectoid Tweet Definition of hypereutectoid Like Definition of hypereutectoid on Facebook
  1. containing the minor component in excess of that contained in the eutectoid.

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