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haler Tweet Definition of haler Like Definition of haler on Facebook
noun (haleru)
  1. A unit of currency in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, equalling one-hundredth of a koruna.
adjective
  1. Comparative form of hale.
halfpenny Tweet Definition of halfpenny Like Definition of halfpenny on Facebook
noun (see senses for plurals)
  1. (plural: halfpennies) A discontinued British coin worth half of one penny (old or new).
    • Christmas is coming (traditional carol)
    • :If you haven't got a penny, / A ha'penny will do, / If you haven't got a ha'penny, / Then God bless you.
    • (plural: halfpence) An quantity of money worth half a penny.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It (act III, scene 2)
    • :There were none principal; they were all like one another as halfpence are; every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow fault came to match it.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
    • :"If a pound of mutton-candles cost sevenpence-, how much must Dobbin cost?"
adjective (notcomp)
  1. Costing or worth one halfpenny.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2 (act IV, scene 2)
    • :There shall be in England seven loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.
Harp Tweet Definition of Harp Like Definition of Harp on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname.
harper Tweet Definition of harper Like Definition of harper on Facebook
noun
  1. A harpist.
Head Tweet Definition of Head Like Definition of Head on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname.
heads Tweet Definition of heads Like Definition of heads on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) That part of older sailing ships forward of the forecastle and around the beak, used by the crew as their lavatory; still used as the word for toilets on a ship.
  2. The side of a coin that bears the picture of the head of state or similar
Heads, I win.
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, head)
hub Tweet Definition of hub Like Definition of hub on Facebook
noun
  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.

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