English dictionary


ha |hɑː| — (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day

ha'p'orth |ˈheɪpəθ| — the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny

ha-ha |hɑː| — a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing

habanera |ˌhɑːbəˈnerə| — music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera

haberdasher |ˈhæbərdæʃər| — a merchant who sells men's clothing

haberdashery |ˈhæbərdæʃəri| — a store where men's clothes are sold

habergeon |ˈhabərjən həˈbərjən| — (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk

habiliment |həˈbiləmənt| — a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

habilitate |həˈbɪlɪˌteɪt| — qualify for teaching at a university in Europe

habit |ˈhæbɪt| — an established custom

habitable |ˈhæbɪtəbl| — fit for habitation

habitant |ˈhæbɪtnt| — a person who inhabits a particular place

habitat |ˈhæbɪtæt| — the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs

habitation |ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃn| — the native habitat or home of an animal or plant

habitual |həˈbɪtʃuəl| — commonly used or practiced; usual

habitually |həˈbɪtʃuəli| — according to habit or custom

habituate |həˈbɪtʃʊeɪt| — take or consume (regularly or habitually)

habituation |həˌbɪtʃʊˈeɪʃən| — being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

habitude |ˈhæbɪtjuːd| — habitual mode of behavior

habitue |həˈbɪtʃuːˌeɪ| — a regular patron

hachure  — shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

hacienda |ˌhæsɪˈendə| — a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries

hack |hæk| — one who works hard at boring tasks

hackbut |ˈhækbʌt| — an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

hackee |ˈhækiː| — small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches

hacker |ˈhækər| — someone who plays golf poorly

hackle |ˈhak(ə)l| — long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

hackles |ˈhækəlz| — a feeling of anger and animosity

hackmatack |ˈhakməˌtak| — poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves

hackney |ˈhækni| — a carriage for hire

hackneyed |ˈhæknid| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

hacksaw |ˈhæksɔː| — saw used with one hand for cutting metal

hackwork  — professional work done according to formula

hadal |ˈheɪdəl| — relating to the deepest parts of the ocean (below 6000 meters)

haddock |ˈhædək| — lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried

Hades |ˈheɪdiːz| — (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone

Hadji |ˈhædʒi| — an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca

hadron |ˈhadrɒn| — any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles

haemal |ˈhiːməl| — relating to the blood vessels or blood

haematic |hɪˈmætɪk| — relating to or containing or affecting blood

haematite |ˈhiːmətaɪt| — the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form

haemoglobin |ˌhiːməˈɡloʊbɪn| — a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues

haemophilia |ˌhiːməˈfɪliə| — congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son

haemophiliac |ˌhiːməˈfɪlɪæk| — someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding

haemophilic  — relating to or having hemophilia

haemorrhage |ˈhemərɪdʒ| — the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel

haemorrhoid |ˈhɛmərɔɪd| — venous swelling external or internal to the anal sphincter

hafnium |ˈhæfniəm| — a grey tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals; used in filaments for its ready emission of electrons

haft |hæft| — the handle of a weapon or tool

hag |hæɡ| — an ugly evil-looking old woman

haggard |ˈhæɡərd| — British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)

haggis |ˈhæɡɪs| — made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach

haggle |ˈhæɡl| — an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

haggler  — an intense bargainer

haggling |ˈhæɡəlɪŋ| — an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

hagiography |ˌhæɡiˈɑːɡrəfi| — a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)

hagridden |ˈhæɡˌrɪdn| — tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears

hail |heɪl| — precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

hail-fellow |ˈfeloʊ| — heartily friendly and congenial

hail-fellow-well-met |ˈheɪlˌfeləʊˈwelˈmet| — heartily friendly and congenial

hailstone |ˈheɪlstoʊn| — small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm

hailstorm |ˈheɪlstɔːrm| — a storm during which hail falls

hair |her| — a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

hair-raiser |ˈherˌreɪzər| — excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones

hair-raising |ˈheə reɪzɪŋ| — extremely alarming

hairbrush |ˈherbrʌʃ| — a brush used to groom a person's hair

haircloth |ˈheəklɒθ| — cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments

haircut |ˈherkʌt| — the style in which hair has been cut

hairdo |ˈherduː| — the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

hairdresser |ˈherdresər| — someone who cuts or beautifies hair

haired |herd| — having or covered with hair

hairgrip |ˈherɡrɪp| — a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place

hairiness |ˈherinəs| — the quality of having hair

hairless |ˈherləs| — having no hair or fur

hairline |ˈherlaɪn| — a very thin line

hairnet |ˈhernet| — a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place

hairpiece |ˈherpiːs| — a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment

hairpin |ˈherpɪn| — a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place

hairspring |ˈhersprɪŋ| — a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece

hairstyle |ˈherstaɪl| — the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

hairy |ˈheri| — hazardous and frightening

Haitian |ˈheɪʃən| — a native or inhabitant of Haiti

hake |heɪk| — the lean flesh of a fish similar to cod

hakeem |hɑːˈkiːm| — a Muslim physician

hakim |hæˈkiːm| — a Muslim ruler or governor or judge

halberd |ˈhælbərd| — a pike fitted with an ax head

halberdier |ˌhælbəˈdɪər| — a guard who carries a halberd (as a symbol of his duty)

halcyon |ˈhælsiən| — (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

hale |heɪl| — a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)

half |hæf| — one of two equal parts of a divisible whole

half-and-half |ˈˌhaf ən ˈhaf| — half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat

half-baked |hæf ˈbeɪkt| — foolish; totally unsound

half-bred |bred| — (of animals) having only one purebred parent

half-breed |ˈhæf briːd| — an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different racial group (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)

half-brother |ˈhaf ˈˌbrəT͟Hər| — a brother who has only one parent in common with you

half-caste |ˈhaf ˌkast| — an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different racial groups or cultures

half-century  — a period of 50 years

half-cock |kɑːk| — confusion resulting from lack of preparation

half-dozen |ˌhafˈdəzən| — denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

half-hardy |hɑːrf ˈhɑːrdi| — (of plants) requiring protection from frost

half-hearted |ˈhæf ˈhɑrtɪd| — feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

half-heartedly |hɑːrf ˈhɑːrtɪdli| — without enthusiasm; in a half-hearted manner

half-hour |hæf ˈaʊər| — a half of an hour

half-length |hæf ˈleŋθ| — a portrait showing the body from only the waist up

half-life |ˈhɑːflaɪf| — the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)

half-light |laɪt| — a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)

half-mast |ˈhæfˈmæst| — a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress

half-price |hæf ˈpraɪs| — for half the price

half-seas-over |ˌhæf siːz ˈoʊvər| — British informal for `intoxicated'

half-sister |ˈhaf ˈˌsistər| — a sister who has only one parent in common with you

half-staff |ˈhæfˈstæf| — a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress

half-time |hæf ˈtaɪm| — for less than the standard number of hours

half-track |ˈhafˌtrak| — having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front

half-truth |ˈhæf truːθ| — a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

half-wit |wɪt| — a person of subnormal intelligence

half-witted |ˈhæfˈwɪtɪd| — retarded in intellectual development

half-yearly |hɑːrf ˈjɝːli| — every half year, every six months

halfback |ˈhæfˌbæk| — (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position

halfpenny |ˈheɪpni| — an English coin worth half a penny

halfpennyworth |ˈheɪpnɪwɝːθ| — the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny

halftone |ˈhæftoʊn| — a print obtained from photoengraving

halfway |ˌhæfˈweɪ| — at half the distance; at the middle

halibut |ˈhælɪbət| — lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

halite |ˈhælaɪt| — naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride

halitosis |ˌhælɪˈtoʊsɪs| — offensive breath

halitus  — exhaled breath

hall |hɔːl| — an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open

hallelujah |ˌhælɪˈluːjə| — a shout or song of praise to God

halliard |ˈhæljəd| — a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag

hallmark |ˈhɔːlmɑːrk| — a distinctive characteristic or attribute

halloo |hæˈluː| — a shout to attract attention

hallow |ˈhæloʊ| — render holy by means of religious rites

Hallowe'en |ˌhæloʊˈiːn| — the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people

hallowed |ˈhæloʊd| — worthy of religious veneration

Hallowmas |ˈhæloʊməs| — a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835

hallucinate |həˈluːsɪneɪt| — perceive what is not there; have illusions

hallucination |həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃn| — illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

hallucinatory |həˈluːsənətɔːri| — characterized by or characteristic of hallucination

hallucinogenic |həˌluːsɪnəˈdʒenɪk| — capable of producing hallucinations

hallway |ˈhɔːlweɪ| — an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open

halm |ˈhɑːm| — stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding

halo |ˈheɪloʊ| — an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

halogen |ˈhælədʒən| — any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

halt |hɔːlt| — the state of inactivity following an interruption

halter |ˈhɔːltər| — rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

halting |ˈhɔːltɪŋ| — disabled in the feet or legs

halve |hæv| — divide by two; divide into halves

halyard |ˈhæljərd| — a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag

ham |hæm| — meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)

ham-fisted |hæm ˈfɪstɪd| — lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

hamate |ˈheɪmeɪt| — the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers

Hamburg |ˈhambərɡ| — a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League

hamburger |ˈhæmbɜːrɡər| — a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients

hamlet |ˈhæmlət| — a community of people smaller than a village

hammer |ˈhæmər| — the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

hammer out |ˈhæmər ˈaʊt| — discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement

hammered |ˈhæmərd| — shaped or worked with a hammer and often showing hammer marks

hammerhead |ˈhæmərhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

hammering |ˈhæmərɪŋ| — the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

hammock |ˈhæmək| — a small natural hill

hammy |ˈhæmi| — affectedly dramatic; overacted

hamper |ˈhæmpər| — a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

hamster |ˈhæmstər| — short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches

hamstring |ˈhæmstrɪŋ| — one of the tendons at the back of the knee

hand |hænd| — the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

hand down |ˈhænd ˈdaʊn| — passed on, as by inheritance

hand out |ˈhænd ˈaʊt| — give to several people

hand over |ˈhænd ˈoʊvr̩| — to surrender someone or something to another

hand-held |ˈhændˈheld| — small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands

hand-me-down |ˈhændmiˌdɑʊn| — outgrown garment passed down from one person to another

hand-operated |ˈhændˈɒpəreɪtɪd| — operated by hand

hand-pick |ˈhændˈpɪk| — pick personally and very carefully

hand-to-hand |ˈhænd| — being at close quarters

handbag |ˈhændbæɡ| — a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

handball |ˈhændbɔːl| — a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball

handbarrow  — a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people

handbell |ˈhændbel| — a bell that is held in the hand

handbill |ˈhændbɪl| — an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

handbook |ˈhændbʊk| — a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location

handbreadth  — any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand

handcar |ˈhændˌkɑːr| — a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor

handcart |ˈhændkɑːrt| — wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels

handclap |ˈhan(d)klap| — a clap of the hands to indicate approval

handclasp |ˈhan(d)klasp| — grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

handcuff |ˈhændkʌf| — shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

handful |ˈhændfʊl| — a small number or amount

handgrip |ˈhændɡrɪp| — the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

handgun |ˈhændɡʌn| — a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

handheld |ˈhændheld| — small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands

handhold |ˈhændhoʊld| — an appendage to hold onto

handicap |ˈhændikæp| — the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

handicapped |ˈhændikæpt| — people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped

handicraft |ˈhændikræft| — a work produced by hand labor

handily |ˈhændɪli| — in a convenient manner

handiwork |ˈhændiwɜːrk| — a work produced by hand labor

handkerchief |ˈhæŋkərtʃɪf| — a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

handle |ˈhændl| — the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

handlebar |ˈhændlbɑːr| — the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle

handler |ˈhændlər| — one who trains or exhibits animals

handless  — lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

handling |ˈhændəlɪŋ| — manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something

handmade |ˌhændˈmeɪd| — made by hand or a hand process

handmaid |ˈhændmeɪd| — in a subordinate position

handmaiden |ˈhændmeɪdən| — in a subordinate position

handout |ˈhændaʊt| — an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

handover |ˈhændoʊvər| — act of relinquishing property or authority etc

handrail |ˈhændreɪl| — a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

hands-down  — achieved without great effort

hands-on |ˈhændzˈɔn, -ˈɑn| — involving active participation

handsaw |ˈhændsɔː| — a saw used with one hand for cutting wood

handset |ˈhændset| — telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle

handshake |ˈhændʃeɪk| — grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

handshaking |ˈhændˌʃekɪŋ| — grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

handsome |ˈhænsəm| — pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

handsomely |ˈhænsəmli| — in an attractively handsome manner

handspike |ˈhændˌspaɪk| — a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever

handspring |ˈhændsprɪŋ| — an acrobatic feat in which a person goes from a standing position to a handstand and back again

handwork |ˈhan(d)wərk| — a work produced by hand labor

handwoven |ˈhænˈdwovən| — made on a handloom

handwriting |ˈhændraɪtɪŋ| — something written by hand

handwritten |ˌhændˈrɪtn| — written by hand

handy |ˈhændi| — United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

handyman |ˈhændimæn| — a man skilled in various odd jobs and other small tasks

hang |hæŋ| — a special way of doing something

hang around |ˈhæŋ əˈraʊnd| — be about

hang back |ˈhæŋ ˈbæk| — to lag or linger behind

hang on |ˈhæŋ ɑːn| — fix to; attach

hang out |ˈhæŋ ˈaʊt| — spend time in a certain location or with certain people

hang together |ˈhæŋ təˈɡeðər| — be connected

hang up |ˈhæŋ ʌp| — put a telephone receiver back in its cradle

hang-up |hæŋ| — an emotional preoccupation

hangar |ˈhæŋər| — a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained

hangbird  — eastern subspecies of northern oriole

hangdog |ˈhæŋdɔːɡ| — showing a sense of guilt

hanger |ˈhæŋər| — a worker who hangs something

hanger-on |ˌhæŋər ˈɒn| — someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along

hanging |ˈhæŋɪŋ| — decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window

hangman |ˈhæŋmən| — an executioner who hangs the condemned person

hangnail |ˈhæŋneɪl| — a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected

hangout |ˈhæŋˌɑʊt| — a frequently visited place

hangover |ˈhæŋoʊvər| — disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)

hank |hæŋk| — a coil of rope or wool or yarn

hanker |ˈhæŋkər| — desire strongly or persistently

hankering |ˈhæŋkərɪŋ| — a yearning for something or to do something

hankie |ˈhæŋkətʃɪf| — a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

hanky |ˈhæŋki| — a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

Hanoverian |ˌhænoˈvɪriən| — any of the British rulers who were members of the House of Hanover

Hansard |ˈhænsɑːrd| — the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament

hansom |ˈhænsəm| — a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers

hap |hap| — an accidental happening

haphazard |hæpˈhæzərd| — without care; in a slapdash manner

haphazardly |hæpˈhæzərdli| — in a random manner

hapless |ˈhæpləs| — deserving or inciting pity

happen |ˈhæpən| — come to pass

happening |ˈhæpənɪŋ| — an event that happens

happily |ˈhæpɪli| — in a joyous manner

happiness |ˈhæpinəs| — state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

happy |ˈhæpi| — marked by good fortune

happy-go-lucky |ˌhæpi ɡoʊ ˈlʌki| — cheerfully irresponsible

hara-kiri |ˌherə ˈkeri| — ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society

harangue |həˈræŋ| — a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

harass |ˈhærəs| — annoy continually or chronically

harassment |həˈrasmənt| — a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

harbinger |ˈhɑːrbɪndʒər| — something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

harbor |ˈhɑːrbər| — a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

harborage  — (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

harbour |ˈhɑːrbər| — a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

harbourage |ˈhɑːrbərɪdʒ| — (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

hard |hɑːrd| — very strong or vigorous

hard up |ˈhɑːrd ʌp| — not having enough money to pay for necessities

hard-and-fast |ˌhɑːd ən ˈfɑːst| — (of rules) stringently enforced

hard-bitten |hɑːrd ˈbɪtən| — tough and callous by virtue of experience

hard-boiled |hɑːrd ˈbɔɪld| — tough and callous by virtue of experience

hard-core |ˈhɑːrdˈkɔːr| — stubbornly resistant to change or improvement

hard-line |ˈhɑːrdˌlaɪn| — firm and uncompromising

hard-of-hearing  — having a hearing loss

hard-on |ˈhɑːdɒn| — an erect penis

hard-pressed |ˈhɑːrdˌprest| — facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

hardback |ˈhɑːrdbæk| — a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers

hardbake |ˈhɑːrdbeɪk| — a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds

hardball |ˈhɑːrdbɔːl| — a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics

hardcover |ˈhɑːrdkʌvər| — a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers

harden |ˈhɑːrdn| — become hard or harder

hardened |ˈhɑːrdənd| — used of persons; emotionally hardened

hardheaded |ˈhɑrdˈhedɪd| — unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

hardhearted |hɑːrdˈhɑːrtɪd| — devoid of feeling for others

hardihood |ˈhɑːrdɪhʊd| — the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

hardiness |ˈhɑːrdinəs| — the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

harding |ˈhɑːrdɪŋ| — 29th President of the United States; two of his appointees were involved in the Teapot Dome scandal (1865-1823)

hardly |ˈhɑːrdli| — only a very short time before

hardness |ˈhɑːrdnəs| — the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale

hardpan |ˈhɑːdpan| — crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions

hardship |ˈhɑːrdʃɪp| — a state of misfortune or affliction

hardtack |ˈhɑːrdˌtæk| — very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple

hardware |ˈhɑːrdwer| — major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)

hardwood |ˈhɑːrdwʊd| — the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)

hardy |ˈhɑːrdi| — United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)

hare |her| — swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes

harebell |ˈherbel| — sometimes placed in genus Scilla

harebrained |ˈheərˌbreɪnd| — very foolish

harelip |ˈherlɪp| — a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip

harem |ˈhærəm| — living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household

haricot |ˈhærɪkoʊ| — a French variety of green bean plant bearing light-colored beans

hark |hɑːrk| — listen; used mostly in the imperative

hark back |ˈhɑːrk ˈbæk| — go back to something earlier

harken |ˈhɑːrkən| — listen; used mostly in the imperative

harlequin |ˈhɑːrləkwɪn| — a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

harlequinade |ˌhɑːrlɪkwɪˈneɪd| — acting like a clown or buffoon

harlot |ˈhɑːrlət| — a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

harlotry |ˈhɑːrlətriː| — offering sexual intercourse for pay

harm |hɑːrm| — any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

harmful |ˈhɑːrmfl| — causing or capable of causing harm

harmless |ˈhɑːrmləs| — not causing or capable of causing harm

harmonic |hɑːrˈmɑːnɪk| — a tone that is a component of a complex sound

harmonica |hɑːrˈmɑːnɪkə| — a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole

harmonical  — involving or characterized by harmony

harmonious |hɑːrˈmoʊniəs| — exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities

harmonium |hɑːrˈmoʊniəm| — a free-reeded instrument with a piano keyboard in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows

harmonization |ˌhɑːrmənəˈzeɪʃən| — a piece of harmonized music

harmonize |ˈhɑːrmənaɪz| — go together

harmony |ˈhɑːrməni| — compatibility in opinion and action

harness |ˈhɑːrnɪs| — a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)

harp |hɑːrp| — a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers

harper |ˈhɑːrpər| — someone who plays the harp

harpist |ˈhɑːrpɪst| — someone who plays the harp

harpoon |hɑːrˈpuːn| — a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it

harpsichord |ˈhɑːrpsɪkɔːrd| — a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots

harpy |ˈhɑːrpi| — a malicious woman with a fierce temper

harquebus |ˈhɑːrkwəbəs| — an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

harridan |ˈhærɪdən| — a scolding (even vicious) old woman

harrier |ˈhæriər| — a persistent attacker

harrow |ˈhæroʊ| — a cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

harrowing |ˈhæroʊɪŋ| — extremely painful

harry |ˈhæri| — annoy continually or chronically

harsh |hɑːrʃ| — unpleasantly stern

harshly |ˈhɑːrʃli| — in a harsh or unkind manner

harshness |ˈhɑːrʃnəs| — the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

hart |hɑːrt| — United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)

harum-scarum |ˌherəm ˈskerəm| — a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

harvest |ˈhɑːrvɪst| — the yield from plants in a single growing season

harvester |ˈhɑːrvɪstər| — someone who helps to gather the harvest

harvesting |ˈhɑːrvəstɪŋ| — the gathering of a ripened crop

has-been |ˈhæz biːn| — someone who is no longer popular

hash |hæʃ| — chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned

hasheesh |ˈhɑːʃiːʃ| — purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen

hashish |ˈhæʃiːʃ| — purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen

haslet |ˈhæslɪt| — heart and liver and other edible viscera especially of hogs; usually chopped and formed into a loaf and braised

hasp |hæsp| — a fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal plate is fitted over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock

hassle |ˈhæsl| — an angry disturbance

hassock |ˈhæsək| — thick cushion used as a seat

hastate |ˈhæsteɪt| — (of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base

haste |heɪst| — overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

hasten |ˈheɪsn| — act or move at high speed

hastily |ˈheɪstɪli| — in a hurried or hasty manner

hastiness |ˈheɪstɪnəs| — overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

hasty |ˈheɪsti| — excessively quick

hat |hæt| — headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

hatband |ˈhætbænd| — a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim

hatch |hætʃ| — the production of young from an egg

hatchery |ˈhætʃəri| — a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)

hatchet |ˈhætʃɪt| — weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians

hatching |ˈhætʃɪŋ| — the production of young from an egg

hatchway |ˈhætʃweɪ| — an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

hate |heɪt| — the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

hated |ˈheɪtəd| — treated with dislike or contempt

hateful |ˈheɪtfl| — characterized by malice

hatefully |ˈheɪtfəli| — in a hateful manner

hatless |ˈhætləs| — not wearing a hat

hatred |ˈheɪtrɪd| — the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

hatter |ˈhætər| — someone who makes and sells hats

hauberk |ˈhɔːrbɝːk| — a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor

haughtiness |ˈhɔːtinəs| — overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

haughty |ˈhɔːti| — having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

haul |hɔːl| — the act of drawing or hauling something

haul up |ˈhɒl ʌp| — come to a halt after driving somewhere

haulage |ˈhɔːlɪdʒ| — the act of drawing or hauling something

hauler |ˈhɒlər| — a haulage contractor

haulier |ˈhɔːliər| — a haulage contractor

hauling |ˈhɒlɪŋ| — the activity of transporting goods by truck

haulm |hɔːm| — stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding

haunch |hɔːntʃ| — the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

haunt |hɔːnt| — a frequently visited place

haunted |ˈhɔːntɪd| — having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something

haunting |ˈhɔːntɪŋ| — continually recurring to the mind

hausen |ˈhaʊzən| — valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas

hautboy |ˈhoʊbɔɪ| — a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

hauteur |hɔːˈtɜːr| — overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Havana |həˈvanə| — the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas

have |həv| — a person who possesses great material wealth

have down |həv ˈdaʊn| — have (something) mastered

have on |həv ɑːn| — be dressed in

haven |ˈheɪvn| — a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

haversack |ˈhævərsæk| — a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

havoc |ˈhævək| — violent and needless disturbance

haw |hɔː| — a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus

haw-haw |ˈhɔː hɔː| — a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing

Hawaiian |həˈwaɪən| — the Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii

hawfinch |ˈhɔːˌfɪntʃ| — a common large finch of Eurasia

hawk |hɔːk| — diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

hawk-eyed |ˈhɔːk aɪd| — having very keen vision

hawker |ˈhɔːkər| — someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)

hawkish |ˈhɔːkɪʃ| — disposed to warfare or hard-line policies

hawse |hɔːz| — the hole that an anchor rope passes through

hawser |ˈhɔːzər| — large heavy rope for nautical use

hawthorn |ˈhɔːθɔːrn| — a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus

hay |heɪ| — grass mowed and cured for use as fodder

haycock |ˈheɪˌkɑːk| — a small cone-shaped pile of hay that has been left in the field until it is dry enough to carry to the hayrick

hayfield |ˈheɪˌfild| — a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay

hayfork |ˈheɪfɔːrk| — a long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay

haying |ˈheɪɪŋ| — the harvesting of hay

hayloft |ˈheɪlɔːft| — a loft in a barn where hay is stored

haymaker |ˈheɪˌmekər| — a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying

haymaking |ˈheɪmeɪkɪŋ| — taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts

haymow |ˈheɪˌmaʊ| — a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

hayrack |ˈheɪˌræk| — a rack that holds hay for feeding livestock

hayrick |ˈheɪrɪk| — a stack of hay

hayseed |ˈheɪˌsiːd| — a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

haystack |ˈheɪstæk| — a stack of hay

haywire |ˈheɪwaɪər| — wire for tying up bales of hay

hazard |ˈhæzərd| — a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

hazardous |ˈhæzərdəs| — involving risk or danger

haze |heɪz| — atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility

hazel |ˈheɪzl| — Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts

hazelnut |ˈheɪzlnʌt| — any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk

haziness |ˈheɪzɪnəs| — vagueness attributable to being not clearly defined

hazy |ˈheɪzi| — filled or abounding with fog or mist