English dictionary


he |hi| — 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-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-on |ˈhed ɒn| — in direct opposition; directly

headache |ˈhedeɪk| — something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

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

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

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

headphone |ˈhedˌfoʊn| — electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

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

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 |ˈhedstoʊn| — 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

headway |ˈhedweɪ| — vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

headword |ˈhedwɜːrd| — a content word that can be qualified by a modifier

heady |ˈhedi| — marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

heal |hiːl| — heal or recover

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

healthful |ˈhelθfl| — conducive to good health of body or mind

healthfulness  — the quality of promoting good health

healthy |ˈhelθi| — 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 |ˈhɝːd| — 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

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-to-heart |ˈhɑːrt| — an intimate talk in private

heart-whole |ˈhɑːrtˌhoʊl| — 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 |ˈhɑːrtbroʊkən| — 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 |ˈhɑːrtbɝːnɪŋ| — intense resentment

hearten |ˈhɑːrtn| — give encouragement to

heartfelt |ˈhɑːrtfelt| — sincerely earnest

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 |ˈhɑːrθˌstoʊn| — a stone that forms a hearth

heartily |ˈhɑːrtɪli| — with gusto and without reservation

heartiness |ˈhɑːrti| — 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 |ˈhɑːrtləsli| — in a heartless manner

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

heartstrings |ˈhɑːrtstrɪŋz| — your deepest feelings of love and compassion

heartthrob |ˈhɑːrtˌθrɑːb| — an object of infatuation

heartwarming |ˈhɑrtˌwɔrmɪŋ| — 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 |ˈhɑːrti| — showing warm and heartfelt friendliness

heat |hiːt| — a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

heated |ˈhiːtɪd| — made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')

heatedly |ˈhiːtədli| — 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

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

heating |ˈhiːtɪŋ| — the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature

heatstroke |ˈhiːtstroʊk| — 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 |ˈhevnli| — 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

heavily |ˈhevɪli| — to a considerable degree

heaviness |ˈhevinəs| — the property of being comparatively great in weight

heavy |ˈhevi| — 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-laden |ˌhevɪ ˈleɪdən| — burdened by cares

heavyweight |ˈheviweɪt| — 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

hebetude |ˈhebɪˌtuːd| — mental lethargy or dullness

Hebraic |hiˈbreɪɪk| — 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

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 |hecticali| — in a frenzied manner

hectogram |ˈhektəɡræm| — 100 grams

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

hedge |hedʒ| — a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

hedgehog |ˈhedʒhɔːɡ| — relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur

hedgehop |ˈhedʒhɑːp| — fly very close to the ground

hedgerow |ˈhedʒroʊ| — a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

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

heel |hiːl| — the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

heft |heft| — the property of being large in mass

hefty |ˈhefti| — (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

Hegelian |hiˈdʒiːliən| — a follower of the thought of Hegel

hegemony |hɪˈdʒemoʊni| — the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others

heifer |ˈhefər| — young cow

height |haɪt| — the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

heighten |ˈhaɪtn| — become more extreme

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

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

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 |ˌhiːliəˈsentrɪk| — having the sun as the center

heliograph |ˈhiːliəɡræf| — 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

heliotherapy |ˌhiːliːoʊˈθerəpiː| — therapeutic exposure to sunlight

heliotrope |ˈhiːliətroʊp| — green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood

helium |ˈhiːliəm| — 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

hellbender |ˈhelˌbendər| — large salamander of North American rivers and streams

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 |ˈheləˌnizəm| — the principles and ideals associated with classical Greek 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 |ˈhelˌhound| — a very evil man

hellion |ˈheliən| — a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)

hellish |ˈhelɪʃ| — (informal) very unpleasant

hellishly |ˈhelɪʃli| — extremely

hello |həˈloʊ| — an expression of greeting

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

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 |ˈhɛmɪsʌɪk(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

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

hemoglobin |ˈhiməˌɡloʊbən| — 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 |ˌhiməˈfɪliə| — congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son

hemophiliac |ˌhiməˈfɪliˌæk| — 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

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

hemstitch |ˈhemstɪtʃ| — a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups

hen |hen| — adult female chicken

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

henhouse |ˈhenˌhous| — a farm building for housing poultry

henna |ˈhenə| — a reddish brown dye used especially on hair

henroost |ˈhenruːst| — a roost for hens at night

henry |ˈhenri| — 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

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

herald |ˈherəld| — (formal) a person who announces important news

heraldic |heˈrældɪk| — indicative of or announcing something to come

heraldry |ˈherəldri| — the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

herb |ɜːrb| — 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

herbarium |ɜːrˈberiəm| — 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

Herculean |ˌhɜːrkjuˈliːən| — displaying superhuman strength or power

Hercules |ˈhɝːkjəˌliz| — (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 |həˈredɪteri| — occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

heredity |həˈredəti| — 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 |ˈherəsi| — 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 |ˌhɪrtuˈfɔːr| — 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

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

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

hermeneutics |ˌhɜːrməˈnjuːtɪks| — the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

Hermes |ˈhɝːmiz| — (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 |hɜːrˈmetɪkli| — in an airtight manner

hermit |ˈhɜːrmɪt| — one retired from society for religious reasons

hermitage |ˈhɜːrmɪtɪdʒ| — the abode of a hermit

hernia |ˈhɜːrniə| — rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes

hero |ˈhɪroʊ| — 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 |həˈroʊɪk| — 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 |ˈheroʊɪn| — a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush

heroine |ˈheroʊɪn| — the main good female character in a work of fiction

heroism |ˈheroʊɪzəm| — 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 |ˈherənri| — 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

herringbone |ˈherɪŋboʊn| — a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern

hertz |hɜːrts| — the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz)

Hertzian |ˈhɝːtsɪən| — of or relating to the physicist Heinrich Hertz or his work

hesitancy |ˈhezɪtənsi| — a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something

hesitant |ˈhezɪtənt| — lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

hesitantly |ˈhezɪtəntli| — 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 |ˈhesɪteɪtɪŋli| — with hesitation; in a hesitant manner

hesitation |ˌhezɪˈteɪʃn| — indecision in speech or action

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

heterodox |ˈhetərədɑːks| — characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

heterodoxy |ˈhetərəˌdɑːksi| — 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 |ˌhetərədʒəˈniːəti| — the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind

heterogeneous |ˌhetərəˈdʒiːniəs| — 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 |ˌhetərəˈsekʃuəl| — a person having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex

heterosexuality |ˌhetərəˌsekʃuˈæləti| — a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex

heuristic |hjuˈrɪstɪk| — a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

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

heyday |ˈheɪdeɪ| — the period of greatest prosperity or productivity