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he |hɪ| — a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)
he-cat — A male cat; a tomcat.
he-man |ˈhiː mæn| — a man who is virile and sexually active
head |hed| — the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
head off |ˈhed ˈɒf| — prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
head-office — The main administrative centre for a company or organisation.
head-on |ˈhed ɒn| — in direct opposition; directly
headache |ˈhedeɪk| — something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
headachy |ˈhedˌeɪkiː| — Suffering from a headache
headband |ˈhedbænd| — a band worn around or over the head
headboard |ˈhedbɔːrd| — a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedstead
headcheese |ˈhedtʃiːz| — sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig
headcloth — any form of headwear consisting of a piece of material either tied of held in place with a band
headdress |ˈheddres| — clothing for the head
headed |ˈhedɪd| — having a heading or course in a certain direction
header |ˈhedər| — a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
headfirst |ˈhedˈfɜrst| — with the head foremost
headforemost |hedˈfɔːrˌməʊst| — headfirst
headgear |ˈhedɡɪr| — clothing for the head
heading |ˈhedɪŋ| — a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
headlamp |ˈhedlæmp| — a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive
headland |ˈhedlənd| — a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
headless |ˈhedləs| — not using intelligence
headlight |ˈhedlaɪt| — a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive
headline |ˈhedlaɪn| — the heading or caption of a newspaper article
headliner |ˈhedˌlaɪnər| — a performer who receives prominent billing
headlong |ˈhedlɔːŋ| — with the head foremost
headman |ˈhedmæn| — an executioner who beheads the condemned person
headmaster |ˌhedˈmæstər| — presiding officer of a school
headmistress |ˌhedˈmɪstrəs| — a woman headmaster
headmost |ˈhedˌməʊst| — Closest to the front of a group or pack
headnote |ˈhednəʊt| — (law) a summary of the relevant aspects of a legal case usually found at the beginning of a case report.
headphone |ˈhedˌfəʊn| — electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
headphones |ˈhedˌfəʊnz| — A pair of speakers worn over or in the ears so only the wearer can hear the sound.
headpiece |ˈhedpiːs| — the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
headquarter |ˈhedˌkwɔːrtər| — provide with headquarters
headquarters |ˈhedkwɔːrtərz| — (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
headrace |ˈhedˌreɪs| — a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine
headrest |ˈhedrest| — a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
headroom |ˈhedruːm| — vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
heads |ˈhedz| — A shouted warning that something is falling from above, mind your heads.
headscarf |ˈhedskɑːrf| — a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin
headset |ˈhedset| — receiver consisting of a pair of headphones
headship |ˈhedʃɪp| — the position of headmaster or headmistress
headsman |ˈhedzmən| — an executioner who beheads the condemned person
headspring |ˈhedˌsprɪŋ| — the source of water from which a stream arises
headstall |ˈhedstɔːl| — the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
headstone |ˈhedstəʊn| — the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
headstrong |ˈhedstrɔːŋ| — habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
headwaiter — a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
headwaters |ˈheˌdwɒtərz| — The source of a river, the set of streams that feed into the river's beginning.
headway |ˈhedweɪ| — vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
headwear |ˈhedwer| — a hat or other covering for the head
headword |ˈhedwɜːrd| — a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
headwork |ˈhedˌwərk| — Mental or intellectual labour.
heady |ˈhedɪ| — marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
heal |hiːl| — heal or recover
heal-all |ɔːl| — Alternative form of heal-all.
healer |ˈhiːlər| — a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
healing |ˈhiːlɪŋ| — the natural process by which the body repairs itself
health |helθ| — a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
health-care |ˈhelθˌker| — The prevention, treatment, and management of illness or the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions.
healthful |ˈhelθfl| — conducive to good health of body or mind
healthfulness — the quality of promoting good health
healthy |ˈhelθɪ| — financially secure and functioning well
heap |hiːp| — a collection of objects laid on top of each other
heaps |ˈhiːps| — a large number or amount
hear |hɪr| — perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
hear out |ˈhɪr ˈaʊt| — listen to every detail and give a full hearing to
hearable — heard or perceptible by the ear
heard |ˈhɜːd| — detected or perceived by the sense of hearing
hearer |ˈhɪrər| — someone who listens attentively
hearing |ˈhɪrɪŋ| — (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
hearing-aid |ˈhɪərɪŋ eɪd| — A device used to help the hard of hearing to hear sounds.
hearken |ˈhɑːrkən| — listen; used mostly in the imperative
hearsay |ˈhɪrseɪ| — gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
hearse |hɜːrs| — a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
heart |hɑːrt| — the locus of feelings and intuitions
heart-breaking |ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkɪŋ| — (idiomatic) That causes extreme sorrow or grief.
heart-rending |ˈhɑːrt rendɪŋ| — That causes great grief, anguish or distress
heart-to-heart |ˈhɑːrt| — an intimate talk in private
heart-whole |ˈhɑːrtˌhəʊl| — with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion
heartache |ˈhɑːrteɪk| — intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
heartbeat |ˈhɑːrtbiːt| — the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
heartbreak |ˈhɑːrtbreɪk| — intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
heartbreaker |ˈhɑːtbreɪkə| — a charming person who is irresponsible in emotional relationships
heartbreaking |ˈhɑːrtbreɪkɪŋ| — causing or marked by grief or anguish
heartbroken |ˈhɑːrtbrəʊkən| — full of sorrow
heartburn |ˈhɑːrtbɜːrn| — a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
heartburning |ˈhɑːrtbɜːnɪŋ| — intense resentment
hearted |ˈhɑːrtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of heart
hearten |ˈhɑːrtn| — give encouragement to
heartfelt |ˈhɑːrtfelt| — sincerely earnest
heartful — An amount of emotion considered to be present in the heart.
hearth |hɑːrθ| — an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
hearthrug |ˈhɑːrθrʌɡ| — a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
hearthstone |ˈhɑːrθˌstəʊn| — a stone that forms a hearth
heartily |ˈhɑːrtɪlɪ| — with gusto and without reservation
heartiness |ˈhɑːrtɪ| — active strength of body or mind
heartland |ˈhɑːrtlænd| — the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
heartless |ˈhɑːrtləs| — devoid of courage or enthusiasm
heartlessly |ˈhɑːrtləslɪ| — in a heartless manner
heartquake — Trembling of the heart; trepidation; fear.
heartrending |ˈhɑrtˌrendɪŋ| — causing or marked by grief or anguish
heartsease |ˈhɑːrtsˌiːz| — a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
heartsick |ˈhɑːrtsɪk| — full of sorrow
heartsore — heartsick
heartstrings |ˈhɑːrtstrɪŋz| — your deepest feelings of love and compassion
heartthrob |ˈhɑːrtˌθrɑːb| — an object of infatuation
heartwarming |ˈhɑrtˌwɔːrmɪŋ| — causing gladness and pleasure
heartwood |ˈhɑːrtwʊd| — the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood
hearty |ˈhɑːrtɪ| — showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
heat |hiːt| — a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
heat-engine |ˈhiːtˌendʒɪn| — (thermodynamics) Any device which converts heat energy into mechanical work.
heat-resistant |ˈhiːtrɪˌzɪstənt| — Resistant to but not wholly proof from the effects of fire or intense heat.
heat-stroke |ˈhiːtstrəʊk| — illness caused by overheating the human body
heat-wave |ˈhiːtweɪv| — (idiomatic) A period of exceptionally hot weather.
heated |ˈhiːtɪd| — made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
heatedly |ˈhiːtədlɪ| — in a heated manner
heater |ˈhiːtər| — device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
heath |hiːθ| — a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
heathen |ˈhiːðn| — a person who does not acknowledge your god
heathendom |ˈhiːðəndəm| — The state of being heathen.
heathenish |ˈhiːðnɪʃ| — not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
heathenism |ˈhiːðəˌnɪzəm| — any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
heather |ˈheðər| — common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
heathery |ˈheðəriː| — Of, pertaining to, or abundant in heather.
heathy |ˈhiːθiː| — Resembling heath
heating |ˈhiːtɪŋ| — the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
heatproof |ˈhiːtpruːf| — insulating and incombustible
heatstroke |ˈhiːtstrəʊk| — collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
heave |hiːv| — an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
heaven |ˈhevn| — any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
heavenly |ˈhevnlɪ| — relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
heavenward |ˈhevnwəd| — toward heaven
heaver |ˈhiːvər| — a bar used as a lever (as in twisting rope)
heaves |ˈhiːvz| — a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks
heavies |ˈhevɪz| — plural form of heavy
heavily |ˈhevɪlɪ| — to a considerable degree
heaviness |ˈhevɪnəs| — the property of being comparatively great in weight
heavy |ˈhevɪ| — an actor who plays villainous roles
heavy-duty |ˈduːtiː| — designed for heavy work
heavy-handed |ˌhevɪ ˈhændɪd| — lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
heavy-hearted |ˌhevɪ ˈhɑːrtɪd| — Sad.
heavy-laden |ˌhevɪ ˈleɪdən| — burdened by cares
heavy-set |ˈhevɪˌset| — Alternative spelling of heavyset.
heavyish — Somewhat heavy.
heavyweight |ˈhevɪweɪt| — an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
hebdomad |ˈhebdəˌmæd| — any period of seven consecutive days
hebdomadal |hebˈdɒmədəl| — of or occurring every seven days
Hebe |ˈhiːb| — (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods
hebetate |ˈhebɪˌteɪt| — obtuse; dull
hebetude |ˈhebɪˌtuːd| — mental lethargy or dullness
Hebraic |hɪˈbreɪɪk| — of or relating to the language of the Hebrews
Hebrew |ˈhiːbruː| — the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
Hecate |ˈhekətiː| — (Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches
hecatomb |ˈhekətuːm| — a great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen
heck |hek| — (euphemistic) Hell.
heckle |ˈhekl| — a comb for separating flax fibers
hectare |ˈhekter| — (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)
hectic |ˈhektɪk| — marked by intense agitation or emotion
hectically |ˈhektɪklɪ| — in a frenzied manner
hectogram |ˈhektəɡræm| — 100 grams
hectogramme — (rare, UK) Alternative spelling of hectogram.
hectograph |ˈhektəˌɡraf| — duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
hector |ˈhektər| — (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
hectowatt |ˈhektəwɒt| — A unit of power equal to 100 watts.
hedge |hedʒ| — a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
hedge-hop |ˈhedʒhɒp| — (colloquial) To fly low in an aircraft.
hedge-sparrow |ˈhedʒ spærəʊ| — The bird Prunella modularis, the dunnock.
hedgehog |ˈhedʒhɔːɡ| — relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
hedgehop |ˈhedʒhɑːp| — fly very close to the ground
hedgerow |ˈhedʒrəʊ| — a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
hedging-bill |ˈhedʒɪŋbɪl| — Alternative form of billhook.
hedonic |həˈdɑːnɪk| — devoted to pleasure
hedonism |ˈhiːdənɪzəm| — the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
hee-haw |ˈhiː hɔː| — a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
heebie-jeebies |hiːbɪˈdʒiːbɪz| — extreme nervousness
heed |hiːd| — paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
heedful |ˈhiːdfl| — cautiously attentive
heedless |ˈhiːdləs| — characterized by careless unconcern
heehaw |ˈhiːhɔː| — Alternative spelling of hee-haw.
heel |hiːl| — the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
heeled |ˈhiːld| — simple past tense and past participle of heel
heeler |ˈhiːlər| — A gamecock that strikes well with its heels or spurs.
heeling |ˈhiːlɪŋ| — Present participle of heel.
heelpiece — A piece of armour to protect the heels.
heels |ˈhiːlz| — plural form of heel
heeltap |ˈhiːlˌtæp| — A piece or wedge that raises the heel of a shoe.
heft |heft| — the property of being large in mass
hefty |ˈheftɪ| — (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
Hegelian |hɪˈdʒiːlɪən| — a follower of the thought of Hegel
hegemonic |ˌhedʒɪˈmɑːnɪk| — Of or pertaining to hegemony
hegemony |hɪˈdʒeməʊnɪ| — the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
heifer |ˈhefər| — young cow
heigh |hiːæ| — An exclamation designed to call attention, give encouragement, etc.
heigh-ho |ˌheɪˈhəʊ| — To chant "heigh-ho", a cadence-count used for synchronized walking, marching, pulling, lifting, etc.1927 Porterfield, William M. Bamboo and its uses in China, Chinese Government Bureau of Economic Information, Booklet Series 2, p40. Cited in David Farrell
height |haɪt| — the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
heighten |ˈhaɪtn| — become more extreme
heightened |ˈhaɪtənd| — Simple past tense and past participle of heighten.
heinous |ˈheɪnəs| — extremely wicked, deeply criminal
heinousness |ˈheɪnəsnəs| — the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
heir |er| — a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
heir-at-law |ˈeərətˈlɔː| — the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
heirdom |ˈerdəm| — An inheritance or succession.
heiress |ˈeres| — a female heir
heirloom |ˈerluːm| — (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
heist |haɪst| — the act of stealing
held |held| — occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
heliac — pertaining to or near the sun; especially the first rising of a star after and last setting before its invisibility owing to its conjunction with the sun
heliacal |hɪˈlaɪəkəl| — pertaining to or near the sun; especially the first rising of a star after and last setting before its invisibility owing to its conjunction with the sun
helianthus |ˌhiːlɪˈanθəs| — any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
helical |ˈhelɪkl| — in the shape of a coil
helices |ˈhiːlɪks| — plural form of helix
Helicon |ˈhelɪˌkɑːn| — a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
helicopter |ˈhelɪkɑːptər| — an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
heliocentric |ˌhiːlɪəˈsentrɪk| — having the sun as the center
heliochrome — (obsolete) A photograph representing an object in its natural colours.
heliochromy |ˌhiːlɪəʊˈkrəʊmɪ| — (dated) The art of producing colour photographs.
heliograph |ˈhiːlɪəɡræf| — an apparatus for sending telegraphic messages by using a mirror to turn the sun's rays off and on
heliogravure |ˌhiːlɪəʊɡraˈvjʊə| — an intaglio print produced by gravure
heliophilous |ˌhiːlɪˈɒfɪləs| — (botany) That needs, or tolerates, a high level of direct sunlight
helioscope |ˈhiːliːəˌskəʊp| — (astronomy) An apparatus for viewing the sun without injuring the eye.
heliotherapy |ˌhiːliːəʊˈθerəpiː| — therapeutic exposure to sunlight
heliotrope |ˈhiːlɪətrəʊp| — green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood
helium |ˈhiːlɪəm| — a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)
helix |ˈhiːlɪks| — a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
hell |hel| — any place of pain and turmoil
hell-bent |helˈbent| — recklessly determined
hell-hound |ˈhelhaʊnd| — Alternative spelling of hellhound.
hell-raiser |ˈhelˌrezər| — A person who engages in wild, wanton behavior.
hellbender |ˈhelˌbendər| — large salamander of North American rivers and streams
hellbent — Recklessly determined to do or achieve something
hellcat |ˈhelkat| — a malicious woman with a fierce temper
hellebore |ˈhelɪbɔːr| — perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
Hellene |ˈheliːn| — a native or inhabitant of Greece
Hellenic |heˈlenɪk| — the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Hellenism |ˈheləˌnɪzəm| — the principles and ideals associated with classical Greek civilization
Hellenist |ˈhelənɪst| — A specialist in the study of Greek language, literature, culture, or history, or an admirer of the Greek culture and civilization.
Hellenistic |ˌhelɪˈnɪstɪk| — relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization
heller |ˈhelər| — 100 halers equal 1 koruna Slovakia
hellfire |ˈhelfaɪər| — a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned
hellhound |ˈhelˌhaʊnd| — a very evil man
hellion |ˈhelɪən| — a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
hellish |ˈhelɪʃ| — (informal) very unpleasant
hellishly |ˈhelɪʃlɪ| — extremely
hellkite — A kite of infernal breed.
hello |həˈləʊ| — an expression of greeting
helluva |ˈheləvə| — (colloquial) hell of a; extreme
helm |helm| — steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
helmet |ˈhelmɪt| — armor plate that protects the head
helminth |ˈhelˌmɪnθ| — worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
helminthic |helˈmɪnθɪk| — a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
helmsman |ˈhelmzmən| — the person who steers a ship
helot |ˈhelət| — (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
help |help| — the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
help out |ˈhelp ˈaʊt| — be of help, as in a particular situation of need
helper |ˈhelpər| — a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
helpful |ˈhelpfl| — providing assistance or serving a useful function
helpfulness |ˈhelpfəlnəs| — the property of providing useful assistance
helping |ˈhelpɪŋ| — an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
helpless |ˈhelpləs| — lacking in or deprived of strength or power
helplessness |ˈhelpləsnəs| — powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
helpmate |ˈhelpmeɪt| — a helpful partner
helpmeet |ˈhelpmiːt| — a helpful partner
helter-skelter |ˌheltər ˈskeltər| — haphazardly
helve |helv| — the handle of a weapon or tool
Helvetian |helˈviːʃən| — a native of Switzerland
Helvetic |helˈvedɪk| — Of or pertaining to the Helvetii, the ancient inhabitants of the Alps, now Switzerland, or to the modern states and inhabitant of the Alpine regions.
hem |hem| — the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
hem in |ˈhem ɪn| — surround in a restrictive manner
hemal — relating to the blood vessels or blood
hemangioma — benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks
hematic |həˈmætɪk| — relating to or containing or affecting blood
hematite |ˈheməˌtaɪt| — the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
hemicycle |ˈhemɪsaɪk(ə)l| — a plane figure with the shape of half a circle
hemisphere |ˈhemɪsfɪr| — half of the terrestrial globe
hemispheric |ˌheməsˈfɪrɪk| — of or relating to the cerebral hemispheres
hemispherical |ˌhemɪˈsferɪkəl| — of or relating to or being a hemisphere
hemistich |ˈhemɪstɪk| — An approximate half-line of verse, separated from another by a caesura, often for dramatic effect
hemline |ˈhemlaɪn| — the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
hemlock |ˈhemlɑːk| — poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium
hemmed |ˈhemd| — simple past tense and past participle of hem
hemoglobin |ˈhɪməˌɡləʊbən| — 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
hemophilia |ˌhɪməˈfɪlɪə| — congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
hemophiliac |ˌhɪməˈfɪlɪˌæk| — someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
hemophilic — relating to or having hemophilia
hemorrhage |ˈhemərɪdʒ| — the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
hemorrhoid |ˈheməˈrɔɪd| — venous swelling external or internal to the anal sphincter
hemorrhoids |ˈheməˌrɔɪdz| — plural form of hemorrhoid
hemostatic — tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
hemp |hemp| — a plant fiber
hempen |ˈhempən| — having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
hempy — Like hemp.
hemstitch |ˈhemstɪtʃ| — a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
hen |hen| — adult female chicken
hen-harrier |ˈhenˌhærɪə| — A bird of prey, Circus cyaneus, which breeds in the northern parts of Eurasia and America.
hen-hearted |ˈhenˈhɑːtɪd| — cowardly; timid
hen-party |ˈhen pɑːrtɪ| — (UK) A bachelorette party; a party held for a woman who is about to be married.
hen-peck |ˈhenpek| — bother persistently with trivial complaints
henbane |ˈhenˌben| — poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine
hence |hens| — (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
henceforth |ˌhensˈfɔːrθ| — from this time forth; from now on
henceforward |hensˈfɔːrwəd| — from this time forth; from now on
henchman |ˈhentʃmən| — someone who assists in a plot
hencoop |ˈhenkuːp| — a farm building for housing poultry
hendecagon |henˈdekəɡən| — (geometry) a polygon with eleven edges and eleven angles.
henhouse |ˈhenˌhaʊs| — a farm building for housing poultry
henna |ˈhenə| — a reddish brown dye used especially on hair
hennery |ˈhenəriː| — (rare) A place where domestic fowl, such as chickens, are reared; a poultry farm.
henotic — Of or pertaining to the production of peace and harmony; unifying
henpeck |ˈhenˌpek| — (chiefly by a wife) To nag persistently.
henroost |ˈhenruːst| — a roost for hens at night
henry |ˈhenrɪ| — a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
hep |hep| — informed about the latest trends
hepatic |hɪˈpætɪk| — any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
hepatite |ˈhepətaɪt| — (mineralogy) A variety of barite emitting a foetid odour when rubbed or heated.
hepatitis |ˌhepəˈtaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
heptagon |ˈheptəɡɑːn| — a seven-sided polygon
heptane |ˈhepteɪn| — a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
heptarchy |ˈheptɑːrkiː| — government by seven people
Heptateuch |ˈheptəˌtuː| — The first seven books of the Hebrew Bible.
her |hər| — The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.
herald |ˈherəld| — (formal) a person who announces important news
heraldic |heˈrældɪk| — indicative of or announcing something to come
heraldry |ˈherəldrɪ| — the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
herb |hɜːrb| — a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
herbaceous |ɜːrˈbeɪʃəs| — characteristic of a nonwoody herb or plant part
herbage |ˈɜːrbɪdʒ| — succulent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land
herbal |ˈɜːrbl| — tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs
herbalist |ˈɜːrbəlɪst| — a therapist who heals by the use of herbs
herbaria |hɜːˈbeərɪə| — plural form of herbarium
herbarium |ɜːrˈberɪəm| — a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
herbicide |ˈɜːrbɪsaɪd| — a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
herbivore |ˈɜːrbɪvɔːr| — any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
herbivorous |hərˈbɪvərəs| — feeding only on plants
herborize |ˈhɜːrbəˌraɪz| — (botany) to seek and classify new or previously known plant species
Herculean |ˌhɜːrkjʊˈliːən| — displaying superhuman strength or power
Hercules |ˈhɜːkjəˌlɪz| — (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
herd |hɜːrd| — a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
herder |ˈhərdər| — German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
herdsman |ˈhɜːrdzmən| — someone who drives a herd
here |hɪr| — the present location; this place
hereabout |ˈhɪrəˌbaʊt| — in this general vicinity
hereabouts |ˌhɪrəˈbaʊts| — in this general vicinity
hereafter |ˌhɪrˈæftər| — life after death
hereby |ˌhɪrˈbaɪ| — (formal) by means of this
hereditary |həˈredɪterɪ| — occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
heredity |həˈredətɪ| — the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
herein |ˌhɪrˈɪn| — in this place or thing or document
hereinafter |ˌhɪrɪnˈæftər| — in a subsequent part of this document or statement or matter etc.
hereof |ˌhɪrˈʌv| — of or concerning this
heresy |ˈherəsɪ| — any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
heretic |ˈherətɪk| — a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
heretical |həˈretɪkl| — characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
hereto |ˌhɪrˈtuː| — to this writing or document
heretofore |ˌhɪrtʊˈfɔːr| — used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
hereupon |ˌhɪrəˈpɑːn| — immediately after this
herewith |ˌhɪrˈwɪð| — (formal) by means of this
heritability — (uncountable) The condition of being inheritable
heritable |ˈherɪtəbl| — capable of being inherited
heritage |ˈherɪtɪdʒ| — practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
heritor |ˈherədər| — a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
herl |hərl| — The fibrous shaft or barb of a feather (especially that of the ostrich or peacock) used to make artificial flies for angling
hermaphrodite |hɜːrˈmæfrədaɪt| — one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
hermaphroditic |hərˌmæfrəˈdɪtɪk| — of or relating to monoclinous plants
hermeneutic |ˌhɜːrməˈnjuːtɪk| — interpretive or explanatory
hermeneutical — Of or pertaining to hermeneutics, the study or theory of the methodical interpretation of text, especially holy texts.
hermeneutics |ˌhɜːrməˈnjuːtɪks| — the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
Hermes |ˈhɜːmɪz| — (Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury
hermetic |hɜːrˈmetɪk| — completely sealed; completely airtight
hermetically |hɜːrˈmetɪklɪ| — in an airtight manner
hermit |ˈhɜːrmɪt| — one retired from society for religious reasons
hermit-crab |ˈhərmət ˌkrab| — A type of crab from the superfamily Paguroidea, which salvages empty seashells or other portable objects to permanently shelter and protect their soft abdomens.
hermitage |ˈhɜːrmɪtɪdʒ| — the abode of a hermit
hern |ˈhɜːn| — (obsolete or dialectal) Corner.
hernia |ˈhɜːrnɪə| — rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
hero |ˈhɪrəʊ| — a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
hero-worship |ˈwɜːrʃɪp| — love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
Herod |ˈherəd| — king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
heroic |həˈrəʊɪk| — a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
heroical — having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
heroin |ˈherəʊɪn| — a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
heroine |ˈherəʊɪn| — the main good female character in a work of fiction
heroism |ˈherəʊɪzəm| — the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
heron |ˈherən| — Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
heronry |ˈherənrɪ| — a breeding ground for herons; a heron rookery
herpes |ˈhɜːrpiːz| — viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
herring |ˈherɪŋ| — valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
herring-bone |ˈheriːŋˌbəʊn| — alternate spelling of herringbone
herringbone |ˈherɪŋbəʊn| — a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
hers |hɜːrz| — That which belongs to her; the possessive case of she, used without a following noun.
herself |hɜːrˈself| — (reflexive) Her; the female object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.
hertz |hɜːrts| — the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz)
Hertzian |ˈhɜːtsɪən| — of or relating to the physicist Heinrich Hertz or his work
hesitancy |ˈhezɪtənsɪ| — a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
hesitant |ˈhezɪtənt| — lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
hesitantly |ˈhezɪtəntlɪ| — with hesitation; in a hesitant manner
hesitate |ˈhezɪteɪt| — pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
hesitating |ˈhezəˌtetɪŋ| — lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
hesitatingly |ˈhesɪteɪtɪŋlɪ| — with hesitation; in a hesitant manner
hesitation |ˌhezɪˈteɪʃn| — indecision in speech or action
hesitative |ˈhezɪteɪtɪv| — Distinguished by hesitation; hesitating.
Hesperian |heˈspiːriːən| — denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere
Hesperus |ˈhespərəs| — a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
Hessian |ˈheʃn| — (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
het-up |ˌhet ˈʌp| — Excited or agitated; heated up.
hetaera |həˈtɪrə| — (historical) A mistress, especially a highly cultivated courtesan in ancient Greece.
hetero |ˈhet(ə)rəʊ| — (informal) Heterosexual: of, pertaining to, or being a heterosexual person.
heterodox |ˈhetərədɑːks| — characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
heterodoxy |ˈhetərəˌdɑːksɪ| — any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
heterodyne |ˈhetərəˌdaɪn| — combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
heterogeneity |ˌhetərədʒəˈniːətɪ| — the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
heterogeneous |ˌhetərəˈdʒiːnɪəs| — consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
heteronym |ˈhetərənɪm| — two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation
heterosexual |ˌhetərəˈsekʃʊəl| — a person having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
heterosexuality |ˌhetərəˌsekʃʊˈælətɪ| — a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
heuristic |hjʊˈrɪstɪk| — a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
heuristics |hjʊəˈrɪstɪks| — The study of heuristic methods and principles.
hew |hjuː| — make or shape as with an axe
hewer |ˈhjuːər| — a person who hews
hewn |ˈhjuːn| — cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel
hex |heks| — an evil spell
hexagon |ˈheksəɡɑːn| — a six-sided polygon
hexagonal |heksˈæɡənl| — having six sides or divided into hexagons
hexahedron |ˌheksəˈhiːdrən| — any polyhedron having six plane faces
hexameter |hekˈsæmɪtər| — a verse line having six metrical feet
hexapod — an animal having six feet
hey |heɪ| — An exclamation to get attention.
heyday |ˈheɪdeɪ| — the period of greatest prosperity or productivity