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Ham Tweet Definition of Ham Like Definition of Ham on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.
hamstring Tweet Definition of hamstring Like Definition of hamstring on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.
verb (hamstrings, hamstringing, hamstrung)
  1. (transitive) To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.
Quotations
  • So have they <b>hamstrung</b> the valor of the subject by seeking to effeminate us all at home. - Milton
HAND Tweet Definition of HAND Like Definition of HAND on Facebook
initialism
  1. Have a nice day.
haunch Tweet Definition of haunch Like Definition of haunch on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The area encompassing the upper thigh, hip and buttocks on one side of a human, primate, or quadruped animal, especially one that is able to sit on its hindquarters.
  2. The loin and leg of a quadruped, especially when used as food.
  3. (architecture) A squat vertical support structure.
Haw Tweet Definition of Haw Like Definition of Haw on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river in the US state of North Carolina.
hawk Tweet Definition of hawk Like Definition of hawk on Facebook
noun
  1. A diurnal predatory bird of the family Accipitridae.
It is illegal to hunt hawks or other raptors in many parts of the world.
  1. (politics) An advocate of aggressive political positions.
The hawks controlled the senate, so the Minister of War had few problems with his budget.
verb
  1. (transitive) To hunt with a hawk.
Head Tweet Definition of Head Like Definition of Head on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname.
heel Tweet Definition of heel Like Definition of heel on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Heel, Heel (part of the foot))
  1. (anatomy) Part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg.
  2. The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
  3. On a long firearm, the back upper part of the stock.
  4. The last or lowest part of anything; as, the heel of a mast or the heel of a vessel.
  5. A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
  6. A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
  7. (nautical) The tilt of a ship to one side; also, the degree of such a tilt.
verb
  1. To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
herbivore Tweet Definition of herbivore Like Definition of herbivore on Facebook
noun
  1. Any animal that eats only plants (ie, that eats no meat).
herbivorous Tweet Definition of herbivorous Like Definition of herbivorous on Facebook
adjective
  1. feeding only on plants
hermit Tweet Definition of hermit Like Definition of hermit on Facebook
noun , plural hermits
  1. A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
  2. A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
high Tweet Definition of high Like Definition of high on Facebook
noun
  1. A period of euphoria due to an intake of drugs
That pill gave me a for a few hours, before I had a comedown
adjective (higher, highest)
  1. Being elevated in position or status, a state of being above many things.
  2. tall, Tall, lofty, at a great distance above the ground (at high altitude).
  3. (slang) To be under the influence of a mood affecting drug; stoned.
  4. Of a quantity or value, great or large.
a interest rate
hock Tweet Definition of hock Like Definition of hock on Facebook
noun
  1. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still, from the Hochheim region, but often applied to all Rhenish wines.
verb
  1. (transitive) (colloquial) To leave with a pawnbroker as security for a loan.
hood Tweet Definition of hood Like Definition of hood on Facebook
noun
  1. A covering such as worn over one"s head.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure which protects something, especially from above.
  4. (context, automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. (context, US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car.
  6. (slang) gangster, Gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
  7. (slang) neighborhood, Neighborhood.
verb
  1. To cover something with a hood.
adjective
  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people"s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
hooded Tweet Definition of hooded Like Definition of hooded on Facebook
adjective
  1. wearing a hood
  2. covered with a hood
  3. shaped like a hood
  4. (context, of an animal) having a crest or similar elastic skin in the neck area
hoof Tweet Definition of hoof Like Definition of hoof on Facebook
noun (hoofs, pl2=hooves)
  1. The foot of an animal such as a horse, ox or deer.
  2. (slang) The human foot.
verb
  1. To trample with hooves.
  2. (colloquial) To walk.
  3. (informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
hoofed Tweet Definition of hoofed Like Definition of hoofed on Facebook
verb
  1. Simple past and past participle of hoof.
horn Tweet Definition of horn Like Definition of horn on Facebook
noun (horns, -)
  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
  2. (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
  1. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  2. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
hunting
  1. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
  2. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
antenna
loudspeaker
  1. (context, informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  2. (context, slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
  3. (context, uncountable, coarse, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
  4. (context, countable, coarse, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
horned Tweet Definition of horned Like Definition of horned on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having, or containing horns
A goat is an example of a animal.
hypodermis Tweet Definition of hypodermis Like Definition of hypodermis on Facebook
noun
  1. An epidermal layer of cells that secretes an overlying chitinous cuticle, as in arthropods.
  2. (botany) A layer of cells lying immediately below the epidermis.
  3. (anatomy) A subcutaneous layer of loose connective tissue containing fat cells, lying beneath the dermis.

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