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hairline Tweet Definition of hairline Like Definition of hairline on Facebook
noun
  1. the line along one's forehead where hair starts growing.
It's just a receding -- it's not like you're going bald.
  1. the thinnest line that can be drawn using some graphics software
adjective
  1. very thin, as thin as a hair
There was a crack in the airplane's wing.
HAND Tweet Definition of HAND Like Definition of HAND on Facebook
initialism
  1. Have a nice day.
handle Tweet Definition of handle Like Definition of handle on Facebook
noun
  1. A part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
  2. That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
  3. The total amount of money taken in by a business within a given period of time.
  • The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
    1. (topology) A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
    2. (slang) A nickname or pseudonym.
    3. (AU , NZ) A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
verb (handles, handling, handled)
  1. (intransitive) To use the hands.
  • They have hands, but they not - ''Psalm 115:7
    1. To touch; to feel with the hand.
Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh - Luke 24:39
  1. To use or hold with the hand.
About his altar, handling holy things - Milton
  1. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper - Shakespeare, ''King Lear, IV-vi
  1. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and their colts six months every year - Sir W. Temple
  1. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock
  2. To deal with; to make a business of.
They that the law knew me not - ''Jeremiah, 2:8
  1. To treat; to use, well or ill.
How wert thou handled being prisoner - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, I-iv
  1. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
You shall see how I'll her - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V-i
  1. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
  • We will what persons are apt to envy others - Bacon
  • Hank Tweet Definition of Hank Like Definition of Hank on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (given name, male, , ); originally a shortened form of Hankin (a medieval form of John), but now only found in the United States as a pet form of Henry.
    hard Tweet Definition of hard Like Definition of hard on Facebook
    adjective
    1. Resistant to pressure.
    2. Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
    a hard problem
    1. Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
    a hard life
    1. (context, of a person) , severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.
    2. Unquestionable.
    hard evidence
    1. Of drink, strong.
    2. Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
    3. (context, slang, vulgar) Sexually aroused.
    4. (bodybuilding) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
    adverb (harder, hardest)
    1. With much strength or energy
    heart Tweet Definition of heart Like Definition of heart on Facebook
    noun
    1. (anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body.
    2. emotions, Emotions, kindness, or spirit in general (but like above, people only have one heart).
    3. A shape or symbol approximately in the shape of a heart (™).
    4. A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.
    5. The centre, essence, or core.
    verb
    1. (context, internet slang, text messaging, emoticon) To be fond of, frequently abbreviated as <3.
    heck Tweet Definition of heck Like Definition of heck on Facebook
    noun
    1. (euphemism) Hell.
    You can go to heck as far as I'm concerned.
    Henrietta Tweet Definition of Henrietta Like Definition of Henrietta on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (given name, female).
    hickory Tweet Definition of hickory Like Definition of hickory on Facebook
    noun (hickor, ies)
    1. Any of various deciduous hardwood trees of the genus Carya or Annamocarya.
    2. (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
    adjective
    1. Of or pertaining to the hickory tree or its wood.
    hockle Tweet Definition of hockle Like Definition of hockle on Facebook
    noun
    1. (context, Geordie, vulgar) spit, spittle
    verb (hockles, hocklin, hockled, hockled)
    1. (Geordie) To spit.
    homespun Tweet Definition of homespun Like Definition of homespun on Facebook
    noun
    1. fabric made from homespun yarn
    (seeCites) adjective
    1. (context, of yarn) spun in the home
    2. (context, of fabric) woven in the home
    3. (context, of clothing etc) made from homespun fabric
    4. (context, by extension) plain and homely; unsophisticated and unpretentious
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    horsehair Tweet Definition of horsehair Like Definition of horsehair on Facebook
    noun
    1. the hair of a horse, especially from the mane and tail, used for upholstery
    2. a fabric made from this

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