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

habdabs |ˈhæbdæbz| — Alternative form of abdabs.

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

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

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

habile |ˈhabəl| — Generally able or adroit; handy.

habiliment |həˈbɪləmənt| — 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

habits |ˈhæbəts| — plural form of habit

habitual |həˈbɪtʃʊəl| — commonly used or practiced; usual

habitually |həˈbɪtʃʊəlɪ| — 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

hack-saw |ˈhæksɔː| — Alternative spelling of hacksaw.

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

hackery |ˈhækʌriː| — (obsolete) A two-wheeled cart used in Asia.

hacking |ˈhækɪŋ| — Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.

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

hackles |ˈhækəlz| — a feeling of anger and animosity

hackly |hækliː| — Jagged or rough.

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

hackney |ˈhæknɪ| — a carriage for hire

hackney-carriage |ˈhæknɪ kærɪdʒ| — (UK) The official name for a traditional "London"-style taxi; a black cab.

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

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

hackwork  — professional work done according to formula

had |hæd| — simple past tense and past participle of have

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

hade |ˈheɪd| — (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) Order; estate; rank; degree; holy or religious orders.

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

Hadji |ˈhædʒɪ| — 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 |ˌhiːməˈɡləʊbɪn| — 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 |ˌhiːməˈfɪlɪə| — 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

haemorrhagia  — (pathology) haemorrhage

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

haemostatic |hiːməˈstætɪk| — That promotes haemostasis

hafnium |ˈhæfnɪəm| — 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

haggish |ˈhæɡɪʃ| — Like a hag

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 |ˌhæɡɪˈɑːɡrəfɪ| — 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

hah |ˈhɑː| — Alternative form of ha.

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

hail-fellow |ˈfeləʊ| — heartily friendly and congenial

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

hailstone |ˈheɪlstəʊn| — 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-cut |ˈherˌkət| — Alternative form of haircut.

hair-dye |ˈheə daɪ| — Any of various materials used to dye hair on the head.

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

hair-raising |ˈheə reɪzɪŋ| — extremely alarming

hair-splitting |ˈheəˈsplɪtɪŋ| — (idiomatic) the act of finding exceedingly small differences which are probably neither important nor noticeable to most people.

hair-trigger |ˈheə trɪɡər| — a trigger that will set off a firearm when even a very small pressure is applied

hairbreadth |ˈherˌbredθ| — the width of a hair, a very short distance or a very small amount

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

haircutter  — A barber

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

hairdresser |ˈherdresər| — someone who cuts or beautifies hair

hairdryer |ˈherdraɪər| — (chiefly UK) A small electrical appliance for drying hair, by generating a stream of hot air.

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 |ˈherɪnəs| — 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

hairslide |ˈherslaɪd| — A clip that is used to keep a woman's hair in position

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 |ˈherɪ| — hazardous and frightening

Haitian |ˈheɪʃn| — 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

halation |heɪˈleɪʃən| — The action of light surrounding some object as if making a halo.

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

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

halcyon |ˈhælsɪən| — (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-back |ˈhɑːfˈbæk| — (rugby) - the half backs are the scrum-half and the fly-half

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

half-blood |ˈhæf blʌd| — (law) A person shares one parent with another; a half-sibling.

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 |hɑːf ˈbrʌðə| — 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-cocked |ˈhæfˈkɑːkt| — (of a gun) Not fully cocked

half-crown |hæf ˈkraʊn| — A pre-decimal coin used in Britain and Ireland, now obsolete, equivalent to two shillings and six pence

half-dollar |ˈhæf ˈdɑlər| — A coin worth one half of a dollar.

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

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

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

half-heartedly |hɑːrf ˈhɑːrtɪdlɪ| — 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-measure  — an inadequate solution to a problem

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

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

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

half-sovereign |ˈhɑːfˈsɒvrɪn| — A former British gold coin having a value of ten shillings

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-title |ˈhɑːfˈtaɪtl| — see half-title

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-year |ˈhɑːfˈjɪə| — The period of time equal to half a year.

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

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

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

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

halftone |ˈhæftəʊn| — 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

halid  — (zoology) Any member of the Halidae.

halite |ˈhælaɪt| — naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride

halitosis |ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs| — offensive breath

halitus  — exhaled breath

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

halleluiah |ˌhælɪˈluːjə| — Alternative spelling of hallelujah.

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

hallo |həˈləʊ| — A variant of hello

halloa |həˈləʊ| — A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention to something or to incite; a shout.

halloo |hæˈluː| — a shout to attract attention

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

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

hallowed |ˈhæləʊd| — worthy of religious veneration

Hallowmas |ˈhæləʊməs| — 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 |həˈluːsənətɔːrɪ| — 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 |ˈheɪləʊ| — 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

haloid |ˈhælɔɪd| — (chemistry) Resembling salt; said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes the fluorides and cyanides.

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

halva |ˈhalvə| — A confection usually made from crushed sesame seeds and honey. It is a traditional dessert in India, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Middle East.

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

halves |hævz| — plural form of half

halving |ˈhævɪŋ| — Present participle of halve.

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

hammerer |ˈhæmərə| — One who hammers.

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)

hammerman |ˈhæmərmən| — A hammerer; a forgeman.

hammersmith |ˈhæmərˌsmɪθ| — A maker of hammers.

hammock |ˈhæmək| — a small natural hill

hammy |ˈhæmɪ| — affectedly dramatic; overacted

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

hamshackle |ˈhæmʃækl| — To fasten (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the fore legs; as, to hamshackle a horse or cow; hence, to bind or restrain; to curb.

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

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

hamstrung |ˈhæmstrʌŋ| — Restricted as if by being crippled with a hamstring.

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 ˈəʊvər| — to surrender someone or something to another

hand-grenade |ˈhænd ɡrɪneɪd| — (military) A small hand-held explosive device designed to be thrown at the enemy.

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

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

hand-operated |ˈhændˈɒpəreɪtɪd| — operated by hand

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

hand-picked |hænd ˈpɪkt| — (of fruit, etc) picked by hand rather than by machinery

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)

handbags |ˈhændˌbæɡz| — plural form of handbag

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

handcuffs |ˈhændˌkʌfs| — (plural only) A fastening consisting of two metal rings, designed to go around a person's wrists, and connected by a chain or hinge.

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 |ˈhændhəʊld| — an appendage to hold onto

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

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

handicraft |ˈhændɪkræft| — a work produced by hand labor

handicraftsman |ˈhændiːˌkræftsmʌn| — A practitioner of a handicraft, usually male.

handie-talkie |ˈhændɪˈtɔːkɪ| — Alternative spelling of handy talkie.

handily |ˈhændɪlɪ| — in a convenient manner

handiwork |ˈhændɪwɜːrk| — 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

handleability  — The condition of being handleable

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

handlist |ˈhændlɪst| — A list with very little detail applied to each point.

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

handmaid |ˈhændmeɪd| — in a subordinate position

handmaiden |ˈhændmeɪdən| — in a subordinate position

handmill  — A mill for grinding grain, pepper, coffee, etc. worked by hand as distinguished from those driven by steam, water, or other power; a quern.

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

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

handpick |ˈhændˈpɪk| — To pick or harvest by hand.

handpicked |ˈhændˈpɪkt| — Picked by hand; picked or selected with care.

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 |ˈhændzˈɔːn| — involving active participation

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

handsel |ˈhænsʌl| — A gift given at New Year, or at the start of some enterprise or new situation, meant to ensure good luck.

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 |ˈhænsəmlɪ| — 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 |ˈhænˈdwɒvən| — made on a handloom

handwriting |ˈhændraɪtɪŋ| — something written by hand

handwritten |ˌhændˈrɪtn| — written by hand

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

handyman |ˈhændɪmæn| — 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

hangers-on |ˌhæŋəz ˈɒn| — plural form of hanger-on

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

hangings |ˈhæŋɡɪŋz| — plural form of hanging

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

hanky-panky |ˌhæŋkɪ ˈpæŋkɪ| — Mischievous behaviour, dishonest or shady activity.

Hanoverian |ˌhænɒˈvɪrɪən| — 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

hansel |ˈhan(t)səl| — Alternative form of handsel.

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 |hæpˈhæzərdlɪ| — in a random manner

hapless |ˈhæpləs| — deserving or inciting pity

happen |ˈhæpən| — come to pass

happening |ˈhæpənɪŋ| — an event that happens

happily |ˈhæpɪlɪ| — in a joyous manner

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

happy |ˈhæpɪ| — marked by good fortune

happy-go-lucky |ˌhæpɪ ɡəʊ ˈlʌkɪ| — cheerfully irresponsible

hara-kiri |ˌherə ˈkerɪ| — 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

haras |haras| — (archaic) An establishment that breeds horses; a stud farm.

harass |ˈhærəs| — annoy continually or chronically

harassing |həˈræsɪŋ| — Present participle of harass.

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)

harborer  — Alternative spelling of harbourer.

harboring |ˈhɑːrbərɪŋ| — Present participle of harbor.

harborless  — Alternative spelling of harbourless.

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

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

harbourer  — A person who harbours another

harbouring |ˈhɑːrbərɪŋ| — Present participle of harbour.

harbourless  — without a harbour

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-favoured |ˈfeɪvərd| — Having hard or stern features; unattractive.

hard-handed |ˈhændɪd| — Alternative form of hardhanded.

hard-headed |hɑːrd ˈhedɪd| — Alternative spelling of hardheaded.

hard-hearted |hɑːrdˈhɑːrtɪd| — Alternative form of hardhearted.

hard-line |ˈhɑːrdˌlaɪn| — firm and uncompromising

hard-liner |ˈhɑːdˌlaɪnə| — Alternative spelling of hard-liner.

hard-mouthed |ˈhɑːdˈmaʊðd| — Not sensible to the bit; not easily governed.

hard-of-hearing  — having a hearing loss

hard-on |ˈhɑːdɒn| — an erect penis

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

hard-won |ˌhɑːdˈwʌn| — Having been obtained with effort, despite difficulty and hardship.

hard-working |ˈwɜːrkɪŋ| — tending to work with ardour

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

hardener |ˈhɑːrdənər| — One who, or that which, hardens.

hardhead |ˈhɑːrdˌhed| — One who is practical or hardheaded.

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

hardily |hardɪlɪ| — In a hardy manner.

hardiness |ˈhɑːrdɪnəs| — 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 |ˈhɑːrdlɪ| — 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

hards |ˈhɑːrdz| — plural form of hard

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)

hardwearing  — Able to withstand a significant amount of usage without deterioration.

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

hardy |ˈhɑːrdɪ| — 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

hare-brained |ˈheəbreɪnd| — Alternative form of harebrained.

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

hari-kari |ˈhɑːriːˈkɑːriː| — Alternative form of hara-kiri. Considered to be incorrect.

haricot |ˈhærɪkəʊ| — 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

harmonicon  — (dated, music) the harmonica

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

harmonist |ˈhɑːmənɪst| — One who shows the agreement of corresponding passages of different authors, as of the four Biblical evangelists.

harmonium |hɑːrˈməʊnɪəm| — 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 |ˈhɑːrmənɪ| — 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 |ˈhɑːrpɪ| — 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 |ˈhærɪər| — a persistent attacker

Harrovian |həˈrəʊviːən| — A pupil of Harrow School, England.

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

harrowing |ˈhærəʊɪŋ| — extremely painful

harry |ˈhærɪ| — annoy continually or chronically

harsh |hɑːrʃ| — unpleasantly stern

harshly |ˈhɑːrʃlɪ| — in a harsh or unkind manner

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

harslet |ˈhɑːrslɪt| — Alternative spelling of haslet.

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

hartal |hɑːrˈtɑːl| — (India) The closure of shops and offices, typically as a strike

hartshorn |ˈhɑːrtsˌhɔːrn| — The antler of a hart, once used as a source of ammonia.

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

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

harvest-mite |ˈhɑːvɪstmaɪt| — any of various mites of the genus Trombicula. Inhabiting forests and grasslands, in their larval stage they attach to various animals including humans and feed on skin, often causing itching.

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

harvesting |ˈhɑːrvəstɪŋ| — the gathering of a ripened crop

has |hæz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of have

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

hasher |ˈhæʃər| — One who hashes.

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

hast |hæst| — (archaic, poetic or regional) second-person singular simple present form of have

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)

hasteless  — Without haste; leisurely.

hasten |ˈheɪsn| — act or move at high speed

hastily |ˈheɪstɪlɪ| — in a hurried or hasty manner

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

hasty |ˈheɪstɪ| — excessively quick

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

hat-block |ˈhætblɒk| — A block on which hats are formed or dressed.

hat-stand |ˈhætstænd| — (UK) Alternative spelling of hatstand.

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

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

hatcher |ˈhætʃər| — One who hatches (transitive senses)

hatchery |ˈhætʃərɪ| — 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

hatchment |ˈhætʃmʌnt| — (heraldry) An escutcheon of a deceased person, placed within a black lozenge and hung on a wall

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 |ˈheɪtfəlɪ| — in a hateful manner

hath |hæθ| — (archaic) third-person singular simple present indicative form of have

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

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

haughty |ˈhɔːtɪ| — 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 |ˈhɔːlɪər| — 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

haunches |ˈhɔːntʃɪz| — plural form of haunch

haunt |hɔːnt| — a frequently visited place

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

haunter |ˈhɔːntə| — One who haunts.

haunting |ˈhɔːntɪŋ| — continually recurring to the mind

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

hautboy |ˈhəʊbɔɪ| — 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 |hæv| — a person who possesses great material wealth

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

have on |həv ɑːn| — be dressed in

have-on |hævˈɒn| — (UK, colloquial) To trick or deceive deliberately; to play a prank.

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

haver |ˈhevər| — (UK) To hem and haw

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

having |ˈhævɪŋ| — Present participle of have.

havings |ˈhævɪŋz| — plural form of having

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 |ˈheɪˌfɪld| — 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 |ˈheɪzɪ| — filled or abounding with fog or mist

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