- (slang) A street term for heroin.
- A shout of "Hallelujah".
- (plural) General praise.
- A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding.
- A moving part of a firearm that strikes the firing pin to discharge a gun.
- (anatomy) The malleus.
- (music) In a piano or dulcimer, a piece of wood covered in felt that strikes the string.
- (sports) A device made of a heavy steel ball attached to a length of wire, and used for throwing.
- (curling) The last rock in an end.
- (context, Ultimate Frisbee) A frisbee throwing style in which the disc is held upside-down with a forehand grip and thrown above the head.
- To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc.
- (figuratively) To emphasize a point repeatedly.
- (sports) To hit particularly hard.
- To strike internally, as if hit by a hammer.
- I could hear the engine"s valves hammering once the timing rod was thrown.
- Pertaining to harmony.
- Pleasant to hear; harmonious; melodious.
- a musical wind instrument with a series of holes for the player to blow into, each hole producing a different note
- a musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.
- a toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.
- (dated),(music) the harmonica
- (music) A small keyboard instrument consisting of a series of reed pipes which sound when air is allowed to pass through them by means of a valve that opens when a key is depressed.
- An English surname.
- A harpist.
- A person who plays a harp.
- (musici) An instrument with a piano-like keyboard, which produces sound by plucking the strings
- An English surname.
noun (wikipedia, Heel, Heel (part of the foot))
- (anatomy) Part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg.
- The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
- On a long firearm, the back upper part of the stock.
- The last or lowest part of anything; as, the heel of a mast or the heel of a vessel.
- A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
- A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
- (nautical) The tilt of a ship to one side; also, the degree of such a tilt.
- To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
- (music) A large tuba whose coils fit around the player's shoulders
noun (heterophon, ies)
- (music) The simultaneous performance, by a number of singers or musicians of two or more versions of the same melody or of two or more melodies of differing character. Frequently, one part shadows and embellishes another part.
- (music) Any set of six pitch classes, half of the aggregate or full chromatic (DeLone? et. al. (Eds.), 1975, chap. 6). (rfc, music definition needs rewritten because the current one is copyrighted)
adjective ((compar) higher-pitched or more high-pitched, (superl) highest-pitched or most high-pitched)
- Of a sound, having a comparatively high pitch.
- A type of American folk or square dance.
- John and Susie went to the square dance and did the hoedown.
- The location or gathering at which such a dance takes place.
- We have to get to the hoedown before noon, or we'll be late.
- A grasp or grip.
verb (holds, holding, held, held or rarely holden)
- Keep a firm on the handlebars.
- Something reserved or kept.
- We have a here for you.
- (italbrac, wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
- He got him in a tight and pinned him to the mat.
- (nautical) The cargo area of a ship, (often cargo hold).
- Put that in the .
- (italbrac, gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble.
- (transitive) To grasp or grip.
- Hold the pencil like this.
- (transitive) To contain or store.
- This package holds six bottles.
- (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
- Hold my coat for me.
- (transitive) To reserve.
- Hold a table for us at 7:00.
- (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
- Hold the elevator.
- (transitive) To detain.
- Hold the suspect in this cell.
- (linguistics) having the same sound; being homophones
- (music) having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic
- An objectification of praiseworthiness, respect. (I.e. something that represents praiseworthiness, respect.)
- The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.
- An ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit in bridge.
- The privilege of playing first from the tee in golf.
- (transitive) To show respect for (a person).
- (transitive) To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, request, or the like).
- (context, chiefly, US) An informal, festive performance by folk singers, often including audience participation.
- A gadget or gizmo; an unidentified device.
- A Romanian and Israeli folk dance.
noun (horns, -)
- (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
- (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
- (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
- (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
- (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
- (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
- (context, informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
- (context, slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
- (context, uncountable, coarse, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
- (context, countable, coarse, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
- A musical instrument consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals.
- A solo dance commonly associated with seamen, involving kicking of the legs, with the arms mostly crossed.
- Music played to the hornpipe dance
- A female host.
- A female innkeeper.
- stewardess, Stewardess: a woman steward on an airplane.
- an English occupational surname for a hunter (for game, birds etc)
- (music) A medieval stringed instrument which has a droning sound. One hand turns a handle connected to a wheel which vibrates the strings, while the other hand plays a keyboard to alter the pitch.
- (music) A barrel organ.
noun (plural: hymns)
- a song of praise or worship
- A collection of hymns; a hymn book.
- a writer of hymns
noun (hymnod, ies, -)
- (uncountable) The writing, composing, or singing of hymns or psalms.
- 1721, w:Thomas Ken, Thomas Ken, "Vrania: or, the SpouÅ¿e's Garden", The Works of the Right Reverend, Learned and Pious, Thomas Ken, D.D., Vol. IV, J. Wyat, page http://books.google.com/books?id=ODk1AAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA448&dq=hymnody+date:1701-1800&lr=&num=30&as_brr=0 448,
- : Primeval worship, WorÅ¿hip, Lord, retrieve, / For whose, whoÅ¿e Decays the Faithful grieve, / For as thy Temple-offerings, Off'rings fall or riÅ¿e, / Hymnody chills or fires, Religion lives or dies.
- (countable) The hymns of a particular church or of a particular time.
- 1718, William Gordon, An Apology for the Use of the English Liturgy and Worship, J. Bettenham, page http://books.google.com/books?id=n8QHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA56&dq=hymnody+date:1701-1800&lr=&num=30&as_brr=0 56
- : Therefore do we recite this seraphic, Seraphick Theology delivered to us, that in that celestial, cí¦leÅ¿tial Hymnody we may communicate with the w:Heavenly Host, Heavenly HoÅ¿t "