- an action done on a regular basis.
- It's become a of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
- an action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
- By force of , he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
- a long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
- It's interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
- a piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
- The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!.
- customary manner of dress.
- 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
- : ...it was always my fate to choose for the worse, so I did here; for having money in my pocket and good clothes upon my back, I would always go on board in the of a gentleman; and so I neither had any business in the ship, or learned to do any.
- an addiction.
- He has a 10-cigar .
- Resistant to pressure.
- Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
adverb (harder, hardest)
- a hard problem
- Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
- a hard life
- (context, of a person) , severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.
- hard evidence
- Of drink, strong.
- Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
- (context, slang, vulgar) Sexually aroused.
- (bodybuilding) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
- With much strength or energy
- (transitive) To make better; to revive, recover, or cure.
- "This band-aid will your cut."
- (intransitive) To become better.
- "Band-aids allow cuts to ."
- The state of being free of physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction.
- Physical condition.
- Emotional condition.
- Well-being, wellness.
- A toast to prosperity.
- Example: To your health!
verb (hears, hearing, heard)
- To perceive with the ear, without necessarily paying attention to it.
noun (plural: hearings)
- The sense used to perceive sound.
- My isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.
- A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
- There will be a public to discuss the new traffic light.
- A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
- Able to hear.
- Deaf people often must deal with people.
- A rhythmic pulsation of the heart.
- The policeman felt for a in vain
- A driving impulse or vital force.
- Music is the of the people
- A very short space of time; an instant.
- The ambulance arrived in a
- (computing) A periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a system.
verb (heaves, heaving, heaved or, nautical, hove, heaved or, nautical hove)
- An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
- An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
- A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
- (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.
- (context, transitive, archaic) To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards or forwards.
- (transitive) To lift with difficulty; to raise with some effort; to lift (a heavy thing).
- We heaved the chest-of-doors on to the second-floor landing.
- (context, transitive, mining, geology) To displace (a vein, stratum).
- (context, transitive, now, _, rare) To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.
- The wind heaved the waves.
- (intransitive) To rise and fall.
- Her chest heaved with emotion.
- (transitive) To utter with effort.
- She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.
- (context, transitive, now, _, nautical) To throw, cast.
- The cap'n hove the body overboard.
- (context, transitive, nautical) To pull up with a rope or cable.
- Heave up the anchor there, boys!
- (intransitive) To make an effort to vomit; to retch.
- The smell of the old cheese was enough to make you heave.
- (biochemistry) An amine, C5H9N3, formed by decarboxylation of histidine, that causes dilatation of capillaries, contraction of smooth muscle, and stimulation of gastric acid secretion; it is released during allergic reactions.
- 2001: The intake of food triggers a release of , which activates the acid-secreting cells. " Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 46)
- The ability of a system or living organism to adjust its internal environment to maintain a stable equilibrium; such as the ability of warm-blooded animals to maintain a constant temperature.
- Such a dynamic equilibrium or balance.
- (uncountable) Something funny, e.g. a joke, satire, or parody.
- He treated the sensitive subject with enough that no one was offended.
- (archaic) Four fluids (blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm) that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body.
- M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG), p. 40
- : For some days a fistula lacrymalis had come into my left eye, which discharged an humour, when pressed, that portended danger.
- (uncountable) A mood, especially a bad mood.
- He was in a particularly vile that afternoon.
- (medicine) Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.
- (transitive): To pacify by indulge, indulging.
- I know you don't believe my story, but me for a minute and imagine it to be true.
- the extension of a joint beyond its normal range; the condition of being hyperextended
- (context, of a solution) having a greater osmotic pressure than another
- (anatomy) having a very high muscular tension; spastic
- (medicine) the state of breathing faster or deeper than necessary