A space equal to the breadth of the hand; a palm - Exodus 37:12
A unit of surface area (symbol ha) equal to 100 ares (that is, 10,000 square metres, one hundreth of a square kilometre, or approximately 2.5 acres), used for measuring the areas of geographical features such as land and bodies of water.
A unit of mass equal to 100 grams and with symbol hg.
(American): variant of hectometre.
noun (uncountable and countable; plural: heights)
The distance from the base of something to the top.
Height of a standing person or animal (withers.)
His Majesty, the title of a king
Her Majesty, the title of a queen
An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52 1/2 imperial gallons; a half pipe.
1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.
A measure of weight containing 100 pounds in the U.S. or 112 pounds in the United Kingdom.
1882: The hundredweight of 112 avoirdupois lbs. becomes general in the period before me, and is employed for the commoner kinds of materials. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 209.