English dictionary


ho |həʊ| — a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds

hoar |ˈhɔːr| — ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

hoard |hɔːrd| — a secret store of valuables or money

hoarding |ˈhɔːrdɪŋ| — large outdoor signboard

hoarfrost |ˈhɔːrfrɒst| — ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

hoariness |ˈhɔːrɪnəs| — a silvery-white color

hoarse |hɔːrs| — deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

hoarsely |ˈhɔːrslɪ| — in a hoarse or husky voice

hoarsen |hɔːrsən| — (intransitive) To make or become hoarse.

hoarstone |ˈhɔːstəʊn| — A stone designating the bounds of an estate; a landmark.

hoary |ˈhɔːrɪ| — showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

hoax |həʊks| — something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

hob |hɑːb| — (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

hob-nob |ˈhɒbnɒb| — Alternative form of hobnob.

hobble |ˈhɑːbl| — a shackle for the ankles or feet

hobble-skirt |ˈhɒbl skɜːt| — A skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer’s stride, or hobble the wearer.

hobbledehoy |ˈhɒbldɪhɔɪ| — an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy

hobby |ˈhɑːbɪ| — an auxiliary activity

hobby-horse |ˌhɔːrs| — Alternative spelling of hobby horse.

hobbyhorse |ˈhɒbɪhɔːrs| — a topic to which one constantly reverts

hobbyist |ˈhɑːbɪɪst| — a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure

hobgoblin |ˈhɑːbɡɑːblɪn| — (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

hobnail |ˈhɑːbˌnel| — a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots

hobnob |ˈhɑːbnɑːb| — rub elbows with

hobo |ˈhəʊbəʊ| — a vagrant

hock |hɑːk| — any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)

hockey |ˈhɑːkɪ| — a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved hockey sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net

hockey-stick |ˈhɒkɪstɪk| — (North America, ice hockey) A stick used to handle the puck in ice hockey, having a flat, angled blade at the end.

hocus |ˈhəʊkəs| — To play a trick on; hoax; cheat.

hocus-pocus |ˌhəʊkəs ˈpəʊkəs| — verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

hod |hɑːd| — an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder

hodden |ˈhɑːdn| — A coarse woollen fabric

Hodge |ˈhɑːdʒ| — A patronymic surname​ derived from a Middle English diminutive of the given name Roger.

hodge-podge |ˈhɒdʒpɒdʒ| — Alternative spelling of hodgepodge.

hodgepodge |ˈhɑːdʒpɑːdʒ| — a motley assortment of things

hodiernal |ˌhɑːdɪˈɜːrnəl| — (rare) Of or pertaining to the current day.

hodman |ˈhɑːdmən| — a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers

hodometer |həʊˈdɑːmɪtər| — a meter that shows mileage traversed

hoe |həʊ| — a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle

hoecake |ˈhəʊkeɪk| — thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern)

hog |hɔːɡ| — a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

hogback |ˈhɔːɡbæk| — a narrow ridge of hills

hogcote |ˈhɒɡkəʊt| — A shed for pigs; a sty

hogget |ˈhɑːɡɪt| — a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared

hoggin |ˈhɔːɡɪn| — A mixture of sand, gravel etc., used as a base for laying pavements and paths

hogging |ˈhɒɡɪŋ| — Present participle of hog.

hoggish |ˈhɒɡɪʃ| — resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy

hogpen |ˈhɒɡpen| — A pigpen.

hogshead |ˈhɒɡzhed| — a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages

hogwash |ˈhɔːɡwɑːʃ| — unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

hoicks |haɪks| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of hoick

hoik |hɔɪk| — (cricket) a wild hook shot played without style

hoist |hɔɪst| — lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

hoist-bridge |ˈhɔɪstbrɪdʒ| — A drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside.

hoity-toity |ˌhɔɪtɪ ˈtɔɪtɪ| — affectedly genteel

hokey |ˈhəʊkɪ| — effusively or insincerely emotional

hokey-pokey |ˈpəʊkiː| — A group dance performed in a circle, in which people move various of their body parts in and out of the middle, and shake them all about.

hokum |ˈhəʊkəm| — a message that seems to convey no meaning

hold |həʊld| — the act of grasping

hold back |həʊld ˈbæk| — hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

hold down |həʊld ˈdaʊn| — keep

hold forth |həʊld ˈfɔːrθ| — talk at length and formally about a topic

hold in |həʊld ɪn| — close in

hold off |həʊld ˈɒf| — resist and fight to a standoff

hold on |həʊld ɑːn| — hold firmly

hold out |həʊld ˈaʊt| — thrust or extend out

hold over |həʊld ˈəʊvər| — intimidate somebody (with a threat)

hold up |həʊld ʌp| — be the physical support of; carry the weight of

hold-over |ˈhəʊldˌəʊvə| — Alternative form of holdover.

hold-up |həʊld| — (idiomatic) To wait or delay.

holdall |ˈhəʊldɔːl| — a capacious bag or basket

holdback |ˈhəʊldˌbæk| — restraint (act or result of holding back, device that restrains)

holder |ˈhəʊldər| — a holding device

holdfast |ˈhəʊldfɑːst| — restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

holding |ˈhəʊldɪŋ| — the act of retaining something

holdover |ˈhəʊldəʊvər| — an official who remains in office after his term

holdup |ˈhəʊldʌp| — robbery at gunpoint

hole |həʊl| — an opening into or through something

hole up |həʊl ʌp| — remain secluded or in hiding

hole-and-corner |ˌhəʊl n ˈkɔːrnər| — relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life

holer |ˈhəʊlə| — one which holes, perforates etc.

holey |ˈhəʊlɪ| — allowing passage in and out

holiday |ˈhɑːlədeɪ| — leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

holiday-maker |ˈhɑːlədeɪˌmeɪkər| — (UK) Someone who is on holiday.

holidaymaker |ˈhɑːlədeɪmeɪkər| — someone who travels for pleasure

holidays |ˈhɑːlədeɪz| — plural form of holiday

holiness |ˈhəʊlɪnəs| — the quality of being holy

holistic |həʊˈlɪstɪk| — emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole

holla |ˈhɑːlə| — a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Holland |ˈhɑːlənd| — a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level

Hollander |ˈhɑːləndər| — a native or inhabitant of Holland

Hollands |ˈhɑːləndz| — gin made in the Netherlands

holler |ˈhɑːlər| — a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

hollo |ˈhɑːˌləʊ| — a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

holloa |ˈhɒləʊ| — a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

hollow |ˈhɑːləʊ| — a cavity or space in something

hollow-eyed |aɪd| — characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver

hollow-hearted |ˈhɒləʊˈhɑːtɪd| — insincere; deceitful; treacherous

holly |ˈhɑːlɪ| — any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges

hollyhock |ˈhɑːlɪhɑːk| — any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea

Hollywood |ˈhɑːlɪwʊd| — the film industry of the United States

holm |ˈhɒm| — A common evergreen oak, of Europe, Quercus ilex; the holm oak.

holm-oak |ˈhəʊm əʊk| — An evergreen tree, Quercus ilex, native to the Mediterranean region.

holocaust |ˈhɑːləkɔːst| — an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)

hologram |ˈhɑːlɡræm| — the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography

holograph |ˈhɑːləɡræf| — handwritten book or document

holographic |ˌhɑːləˈɡræfɪk| — written wholly in the handwriting of the signer

holography |həˈlɑːɡrəfiː| — the branch of optics that deals with the use of coherent light from a laser in order to make a hologram that can then be used to create a three-dimensional image

holster |ˈhəʊlstər| — a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun

holt |həʊlt| — A small piece of woodland or a woody hill; a copse.

holus-bolus |ˈbəʊləs| — All together; entirely; without modification.

holy |ˈhəʊlɪ| — a sacred place of pilgrimage

holystone |ˈhəʊlɪstəʊn| — a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship

homage |ˈhɑːmɪdʒ| — respectful deference

home |həʊm| — where you live at a particular time

home-brew |ˈhəʊmˈbruː| — A beer created locally.

home-brewed |həʊm ˈbruːd| — brewed at home

home-equity  — The monetary value of a home less the value of any encumbrances, such as liens or mortgages.

home-grown |ˈhəʊm ɡrəʊn| — Having been produced locally.

home-thrust  — A well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part.

homebody |ˈhəʊmbɑːdɪ| — a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel

homebred  — homeborn, raised in the home

homebrew  — an alcoholic beverage (especially beer) made at home

homecoming |ˈhəʊmkʌmɪŋ| — an annual school or university reunion for graduates

homegrown |ˈhəʊmˈɡrəʊn| — grown or originating in a particular place

homeland |ˈhəʊmlænd| — the country where you were born

homeless |ˈhəʊmləs| — someone unfortunate without housing

homelessness |ˈhəʊmləsnəs| — the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets)

homelike |ˈhəʊmlaɪk| — having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable

homeliness |ˈhəʊmlɪnəs| — having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance

homely |ˈhəʊmlɪ| — lacking in physical beauty or proportion

homemade |ˈhəʊmˈmeɪd| — made or produced in the home or by yourself

homemaker |ˈhəʊmmeɪkər| — a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

homeopath |ˈhəʊmɪəpæθ| — a practitioner of homeopathy

homeopathic |ˌhəʊmɪəˈpæθɪk| — of or relating to the practice of homeopathy

homeopathist  — A homeopath.

homeopathy |ˌhəʊmɪˈɑːpəθɪ| — a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated

homeostasis |ˌhəʊmɪəˈsteɪsɪs| — (physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes

homeowner |ˈhəʊməʊnər| — someone who owns a home

homer |ˈhəʊmər| — a base hit on which the batter scores a run

Homeric |həʊˈmerɪk| — relating to or characteristic of Homer or his age or the works attributed to him

homesick |ˈhəʊmsɪk| — longing to return home

homesickness |ˈhəʊmsɪknəs| — a longing to return home

homespun |ˈhəʊmspʌn| — a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home

homestead |ˈhəʊmsted| — the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family

homesteader |ˈhəʊmstedə| — someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it

homestretch |ˈhəʊmstretʃ| — the end of an enterprise

hometown |ˈhəʊmˈtɑʊn| — the town (or city) where you grew up or where you have your principal residence

homeward |ˈhəʊmwərd| — toward home

homeward-bound |baʊnd| — oriented toward home

homewards |ˈhəʊmwədz| — toward home

homework |ˈhəʊmwɜːrk| — preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

homey |ˈhəʊmɪ| — having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable

homicidal |ˌhɑːmɪˈsaɪdl| — characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being

homicide |ˈhɑːmɪsaɪd| — the killing of a human being by another human being

homiletic |ˌhɑːməˈletɪk| — of the nature of a homily or sermon

homilist  — One who prepares homilies; one who preaches to a congregation.

homily |ˈhɑːməlɪ| — a sermon on a moral or religious topic

homing |ˈhəʊmɪŋ| — orienting or directing homeward or to a destination

homing-pigeon  — A variety of domesticated rock pigeon (Columba livia) that has been selectively bred to be able to find its way home over extremely long distances.

hominid |ˈhɑːmɪnɪd| — a primate of the family Hominidae

hominoid |ˈhɑːmɪnɔɪd| — a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea

hominy |ˈhɑːmɪnɪ| — hulled corn with the bran and germ removed

homo |ˈhəʊməʊ| — someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex

homoeopath |ˈhəʊmiːəʊpæθ| — a practitioner of homeopathy

homoeopathic |ˌhəʊmiːəˈpæθɪk| — Alternative spelling of homeopathic.

homoeopathist  — Obsolete form of homeopathist.

homoeopathy |ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ| — a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated

homogeneity |ˌhɑːmədʒəˈniːətɪ| — the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature

homogeneous |ˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs| — all of the same or similar kind or nature

homogeneousness  — the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature

homogenization |həmɒdʒɪnaɪˈzeɪʃn| — the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition

homogenize |həˈmɒdʒənaɪz| — cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing

homogenous |həˈmɑːdʒənəs| — all of the same or similar kind or nature

homograph |ˈhɑːməɡræf| — two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair)

homologate |həˈmɑːləˌɡeɪt| — to confirm, ratify or approve, especially officially or legally

homologous |həʊˈmɑːləɡəs| — having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function

homonym |ˈhɑːmənɪm| — two words are homonyms if they are pronounced and spelled the same way but have different meanings

homophobia |ˌhəʊməˈfəʊbɪə| — prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality

homophobic |ˌhəʊməˈfəʊbɪk| — prejudiced against homosexual people

homophone |ˈhɑːməfəʊn| — two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

homosexual |ˌhəʊməˈsekʃʊəl| — someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex

homosexualist  — (sometimes pejorative) Alternative form of homosexual.

homosexuality |ˌhəʊməˌsekʃʊˈælətɪ| — a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex

homunculus |həˈmʌŋkjələs| — a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal

homy |ˈhəʊmɪ| — having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable

honcho |ˈhɑːntʃəʊ| — a person who exercises control over workers

Honduran |hanˈdʊrən| — a native or inhabitant of Honduras

hone |həʊn| — a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors

honest |ˈɑːnɪst| — without dissimulation; frank

honestly |ˈɑːnɪstlɪ| — (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

honesty |ˈɑːnəstɪ| — the quality of being honest

honey |ˈhʌnɪ| — a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees

honey-bee |ˈhʌnɪbiː| — Any of seven species of bee, in genus Apis, often kept commercially for honey, beeswax, and pollination of crops.

honey-buzzard |ˈhʌnɪˌbʌzəd| — A bird of prey in the family Accipitridae; Pernis apivorus.

honey-mouthed |ˈhʌnɪˈmaʊðd| — (idiomatic) Having a sweet and smooth voice

honeybee |ˈhʌnɪˌbɪ| — social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces

honeycomb |ˈhʌnɪkəʊm| — a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae

honeycombed |ˈhʌnɪkəʊmd| — pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)

honeydew |ˈhʌnɪˌduː| — the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh

honeyed |ˈhʌnɪd| — with honey added

honeymoon |ˈhʌnɪmuːn| — a holiday taken by a newly married couple

honeypot |ˈhʌnɪpɑːt| — South African shrub whose flowers when open are cup-shaped resembling artichokes

honeysuckle |ˈhʌnɪsʌkl| — shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera

hong |ˈhɒŋ| — A foreign trading company in China (行,洋行)

honied |ˈhʌnɪəd| — with honey added

honk |hɑːŋk| — the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)

honky |ˈhɑːŋkɪ| — (slang) offensive names for a White man

honor |ˈɑnər| — a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

honorable |ˈɑnərəbəl| — adhering to ethical and moral principles

honorably |ˈɑnərəblɪ| — in an honorable manner

honoraria |ˌɑːnəˈrerɪə| — plural form of honorarium

honorarium |ˌɑːnəˈrerɪəm| — a fee paid for a nominally free service

honorary |ˈɑːnərerɪ| — given as an honor without the normal duties

honored |ˈɑːnərd| — having an illustrious reputation; respected

honorific |ˌɑːnəˈrɪfɪk| — an expression of respect

honors |ˈɑːnərz| — plural form of honor

honour |ˈɑːnər| — the state of being honored

honourable |ˈɑːnərəbl| — adhering to ethical and moral principles

honourably |ˈɒnərəblɪ| — with honor

honoured |ˈɒnəd| — Respected, having received honour.

hooch |huːtʃ| — an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor

hood |hʊd| — an aggressive and violent young criminal

hooded |ˈhʊdɪd| — wearing a hood

hoodlum |ˈhuːdləm| — an aggressive and violent young criminal

hoodoo |ˈhuːduː| — (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock

hoodwink |ˈhʊdwɪŋk| — influence by slyness

hooey |ˈhuːɪ| — senseless talk

hoof |huːf| — the foot of an ungulate mammal

hook |hʊk| — a catch for locking a door

hook-and-eye |ˈhʊkəndˈaɪ| — A matched hook and an eye (loop into which the hook can fit), used for fastening.

hook-nosed |ˈhʊk nəʊzd| — having an aquiline nose

hook-up |ˈhʊk ʌp| — To assemble the parts of a mechanism, especially by connecting wires.

hooka |ˈhʊkə| — Alternative spelling of hookah.

hookah |ˈhʊkə| — an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water

hooked |hʊkt| — curved down like an eagle's beak

hooker |ˈhʊkər| — United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)

hookey |ˈhʊkiː| — truancy, especially from school.

hooking |ˈhʊkɪŋ| — a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

hooks |ˈhʊks| — large strong hand (as of a fighter)

hookup |ˈhʊkˌʌp| — a device providing a connection between a power source and a user

hookworm |ˈhʊkwɜːrm| — parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts

hooky |ˈhʊkɪ| — failure to attend (especially school)

hooligan |ˈhuːlɪɡən| — a cruel and brutal fellow

hooliganism |ˈhuːlɪɡənɪzəm| — willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

hoop |huːp| — a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

hoop-skirt |ˈhuːpskɜːt| — A women's undergarment worn in various historical periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape, typically consisting of a fabric petticoat with casings to hold a stiffening material, variously rope, osiers, whalebone, steel, or nylon.

hooped |huːpt| — simple past tense and past participle of hoop

hooper |ˈhuːpər| — One who applies hoops to casks or tubs.

hoopla |ˈhuːplɑː| — blatant or sensational promotion

hoopoe |ˈhuːpəʊ| — any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill

hoops |ˈhuːps| — a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

hoopskirt |ˈhuːpskɜːt| — a skirt stiffened with hoops

hooray |hʊˈreɪ| — a victory cheer

hoosegow |ˈhuːsɡaʊ| — slang for a jail

hoosgow  — slang for a jail

hoot |huːt| — a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)

hootch |huːtʃ| — an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor

hooter |ˈhuːtər| — informal terms for the nose

hooters |ˈhuːtərz| — (slang) A woman's breasts.

hoots |ˈhuːts| — plural form of hoot

hoove |hɒɒve| — A disease in cattle consisting of inflammation of the stomach by gas, usually caused by eating too much green food.

Hoover |ˈhuːvər| — United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)

hooves |huːvz| — plural form of hoof

hop |hɑːp| — the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)

hop-garden |ˈhɒp ɡɑːrdən| — (UK) a field, fields or farm where hops are grown

hop-picker |ˈhɒp pɪkər| — a machine used for picking hops

hopbine  — The climbing stem of the hop.

hope |həʊp| — a specific instance of feeling hopeful

hoped-for |ˈhəʊptfɔː| — expected hopefully

hopeful |ˈhəʊpfl| — an ambitious and aspiring young person

hopefully |ˈhəʊpfəlɪ| — with hope; in a hopeful manner

hopefulness |ˈhəʊpflnəs| — full of hope

hopeless |ˈhəʊpləs| — of a person unable to do something skillfully

hopelessly |ˈhəʊpləslɪ| — in a hopeless manner

hopelessness |ˈhəʊpləsnəs| — the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success

Hopi |ˈhəʊpɪ| — a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona

hopper |ˈhɑːpər| — funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below

hopping |ˈhɑːpɪŋ| — (UK) hop picking, the practice of picking hops; for Londoners a holiday period working in the hop gardens of Kent.

hopple |ˈhɑːpəl| — strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison

hopscotch |ˈhɑːpskɑːtʃ| — a game in which a child tosses a stone into an area drawn on the ground and then hops through it and back to regain the stone

horal |ˈhɔːr(ə)l| — Of or relating to an hour, or to hours.

horary |hɔːrəriː| — relating to the hours

horde |hɔːrd| — a vast multitude

horizon |həˈraɪzn| — the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

horizonless  — Without a horizon.

horizons |həˈraɪzənz| — plural form of horizon

horizontal |ˌhɔːrəˈzɑːntl| — something that is oriented horizontally

horizontally |ˌhɔːrəˈzɑːntəlɪ| — in a horizontal direction

hormonal |hɔːrˈməʊnl| — of or relating to or caused by hormones

hormone |ˈhɔːrməʊn| — the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

horn |hɔːrn| — a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

horn in |ˈhɔːrn ɪn| — search or inquire in a meddlesome way

hornbeam |ˈhɔːrnbiːm| — any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Carpinus

hornblende |ˈhɔːrnˌblend| — a green to black mineral of the amphibole group; consists of silicates of calcium and sodium and magnesium and iron

hornbook |ˈhɔːrnˌbʊk| — a primer that provides instruction in the rudiments or basic skills of a branch of knowledge

horned |hɔːrnd| — having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind

horner |ˈhɔːrnər| — One who works or deals in horn or horns.

hornet |ˈhɔːrnɪt| — large stinging paper wasp

hornless |ˈhɔːrnləs| — having no horns

hornlike |ˈhɔːrnˌlaɪk| — made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)

hornpipe |ˈhɔːrnpaɪp| — a British solo dance performed by sailors

hornrimmed |ˈhɔːnˈrɪmd| — Alternative form of horn-rimmed.

horns |ˈhɔːrnz| — plural form of horn

horny |ˈhɔːrnɪ| — feeling great sexual desire

horologe |ˈhɔːrəˌləʊdʒ| — a measuring instrument or device for keeping time

horologer  — someone who makes or repairs watches

horology |həˈrɑːlədʒɪ| — the art of designing and making clocks

horoscope |ˈhɔːrəskəʊp| — a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets

horrendous |hɔːˈrendəs| — causing fear or dread or terror

horrent |ˈhɔːrənt| — Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling.

horrible |ˈhɔːrəbl| — provoking horror

horribly |ˈhɔːrəblɪ| — of a dreadful kind

horrid |ˈhɔːrɪd| — exceedingly bad

horridness |ˈhɒrɪdnəs| — a quality of extreme unpleasantness

horrific |həˈrɪfɪk| — grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

horrified |ˈhɔːrəˌfaɪd| — stricken with horror

horrify |ˈhɔːrɪfaɪ| — fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

horrifying |ˈhɔːrəˌfaɪɪŋ| — provoking horror

horripilation |hɔːˌrɪpəˈleɪʃən| — reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation

horror |ˈhɔːrər| — intense and profound fear

horror-stricken |ˈhɒrə strɪkən| — stricken with horror

horror-struck |ˈhɒrə strʌk| — stricken with horror

horrors |ˈhɔːrərz| — plural form of horror

horse |hɔːrs| — solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

horse around |ˈhɔːrs əˈraʊnd| — indulge in horseplay

horse-bean |ˈhɔːsbiːn| — broad bean, Vicia faba

horse-block |ˈhɔːsblɒk| — A platform or steps used for getting on or off a horse, in modern times, sometimes a vehicle.

horse-box |ˈhɔːsbɒks| — Alternative form of horsebox.

horse-chestnut |hɔːrs ˈtʃesnʌt| — A species of trees of the genus Aesculus, common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres.

horse-drawn |drɔːn| — pulled by a horse

horse-mackerel |ˈhɔːsˌmækrəl| — A large fish; variously the Australian bonito (Sarda australis), the pilot fish (Naucrates ductor), or the jack mackerel (genus Trachurus).

horse-race |reɪs| — compete in a horse race

horse-radish |ˈhɔːsˌrædɪʃ| — Alternative spelling of horseradish.

horse-soldier |ˈhɔːsˈsəʊldʒə| — (military) An army member who fights horseback; a cavalry or cavalier.

horse-trade |ˈhɔːrsˌtreɪd| — negotiate with much give and take

horseback |ˈhɔːrsbæk| — the back of a horse

horsebox |ˈhɔːrsbɑːks| — a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses

horsecloth  — a cloth for the trapping of a horse

horsedealer  — A dealer in horses.

horseflesh |ˈhɔːrsfleʃ| — the flesh of horses as food

horsefly |ˈhɔːrsflaɪ| — winged fly parasitic on horses

horsehair |ˈhɔːrsher| — hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse

horselaugh  — a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing

horseleech |ˈhɔːrsˌliːtʃ| — any of several large freshwater leeches

horseless |ˈhɔːslɪs| — Not having a horse.

horseman |ˈhɔːrsmən| — a man skilled in equitation

horsemanship |ˈhɔːrsmənʃɪp| — skill in handling and riding horses

horseplay |ˈhɔːrspleɪ| — rowdy or boisterous play

horsepower |ˈhɔːrspaʊər| — a unit of power equal to 746 watts

horserace |ˈhɔːrsreɪs| — Alternative spelling of horse race.

horseradish |ˈhɔːrsrædɪʃ| — the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning

horseshoe |ˈhɔːrʃʃuː| — game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes

horsetail |ˈhɔːrˌstel| — perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America

horsewhip |ˈhɔːrswɪp| — a whip for controlling horses

horsewoman |ˈhɔːrswʊmən| — a woman horseman

horsey |ˈhɔːrsɪ| — Alternative spelling of horsy.

horsing |ˈhɔːrsɪŋ| — Present participle of horse.

horsy |ˈhɔːrsɪ| — Of or relating to horses.

hortative |ˈhɔːrtətɪv| — giving strong encouragement

hortatory |hɔːrtəˌtɔːriː| — giving strong encouragement

horticultural |ˌhɔːrtɪˈkʌltʃərəl| — of or relating to the cultivation of plants

horticulture |ˈhɔːrtɪkʌltʃər| — the cultivation of plants

horticulturist |ˌhɔːrtɪˈkəltʃəˌrɪst| — an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)

hose |həʊz| — socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)

hosepipe |ˈhəʊzpaɪp| — a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

hoses |ˈhəʊzɪz| — plural form of hose

hosier |ˈhəʊzɪər| — a tradesman who sells hosiery and (in England) knitwear

hosiery |ˈhəʊʒərɪ| — socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)

hospice |ˈhɑːspɪs| — a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)

hospitable |hɑːˈspɪtəbl| — having an open mind

hospitably |hɒˈspɪtəblɪ| — in a hospitable manner

hospital |ˈhɑːspɪtl| — a health facility where patients receive treatment

hospital-ship |ˈhɒspɪtlʃɪp| — A large ship that is intended to serve as a mobile hospital with appropriate equipment and personnel.

hospitaler |ˈhɒspɪtlə| — Alternative form of hospitaller.

hospitality |ˌhɑːspɪˈtælətɪ| — kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

hospitalization |ˌhɑːspɪtələˈzeɪʃn| — a period of time when you are confined to a hospital

hospitalize |ˈhɑːspɪtəlaɪz| — admit into a hospital

hospitaller |ˈhɑːspɪtələr| — A person who attends visitors in a religious institution

hoss |ˈhɑːs| — (US, slang, South) A horse.

host |həʊst| — a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there

hostage |ˈhɑːstɪdʒ| — a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

hostel |ˈhɑːstl| — a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

hosteler |hɒsteler| — A person who keeps a hostel or other place of accommodation, an innkeeper. A person in the hospitality industry.

hosteller |ˈhɒstələr| — an owner or manager of hotels

hostelry |ˈhɑːstəlrɪ| — a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

hostess |ˈhəʊstəs| — a woman host

hostile |ˈhɑːstl| — troops belonging to the enemy's military forces

hostilely |ˈhɒstaɪlɪ| — with hostility; in a belligerent hostile manner

hostilities |haˈstɪlətɪz| — fighting; acts of overt warfare

hostility |hɑːˈstɪlətɪ| — a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition

hostler |ˈhɑːslər| — someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses

hot |hɑːt| — characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

hot-air |er| — (literally) Air that has been heated, especially so as to function as the lifting agent of a hot-air balloon.

hot-blooded |hɒt ˈblʌdɪd| — prone to emotion

hot-brain |ˈhɒtbreɪn| — (obsolete) an impetuous, fiery person; a hothead

hot-brained |ˈhɒtˈbreɪnd| — impetuous and rash; hot-headed

hot-headed |ˌhɑːtˈhedɪd| — Alternative spelling of hotheaded.

hot-plate |ˈhɒtpleɪt| — Alternative form of hotplate.

hot-pot |ˈhɒtpɒt| — (chiefly UK) A stew of beef or lamb and potatoes.

hot-spirited |ˈspɪrɪtɪd| — hotheaded

hot-tempered |hɒt ˈtempəd| — quickly aroused to anger

hotbed |ˈhɑːtbed| — a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad)

hotbrain |ˈhɒtbreɪn| — Alternative form of hot-brain.

hotchpot |ˈhɑːtʃˌpɑːt| — hodgepodge; miscellaneous collection

hotchpotch |ˈhɑːtʃpɑːtʃ| — a motley assortment of things

hotel |həʊˈtel| — a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

hotelier |həʊˈteljər| — an owner or manager of hotels

hotelkeeper |həʊˈtelkiːpə| — an owner or manager of hotels

hotfoot |ˈhɑːtfʊt| — a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it

hothead |ˈhɑːthed| — a belligerent grouch

hotheaded |ˌhɑːtˈhedɪd| — quickly aroused to anger

hothouse |ˈhɑːthaʊs| — a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner

hotly |ˈhɑːtlɪ| — in a heated manner

hotplate |ˈhɑːtpleɪt| — a portable electric appliance for heating or cooking or keeping food warm

hotpot |ˈhɑːtpɑːt| — a stew of meat and potatoes cooked in a tightly covered pot

hotrod |ˈhɒtrɒd| — Alternative spelling of hot rod.

hotshot |ˈhɑːtʃɑːt| — someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

hotspur |ˈhɑːtˌspɜːr| — English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)

Hottentot |ˈhɑːtnˌtɑːt| — any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa

hotty  — Alternative spelling of hottie.

hough |ˈhəf| — the hollow behind the knee

hound |haʊnd| — any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

hounding |ˈhaʊndɪŋ| — Present participle of hound.

hour |ˈaʊər| — a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day

hour-hand |ˈaʊ(ə)r ˌhand| — The hand of a clock or watch face that revolves twice each day and indicates the hours.

hourglass |ˈaʊərɡlæs| — a sandglass that runs for sixty minutes

hourly |ˈaʊərlɪ| — every hour; by the hour

house |haʊs| — a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

house-boy |ˈhaʊsbɔɪ| — Alternative form of houseboy.

house-builder |ˈhaʊsˌbɪldə| — someone who builds houses as a business

house-proud |ˈhaʊs ˌpraʊd| — proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep

house-to-house |ˈˌhaʊs tə ˈhaʊs| — omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next

house-trained |ˈhaʊstreɪnd| — (of pets) trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place

house-warming |ˈhaʊswɔːrmɪŋ| — Alternative spelling of house warming.

houseboat |ˈhaʊsbəʊt| — a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling

houseboy |ˈhaʊsbɔɪ| — A male domestic servant.

housebreak |ˈhaʊsbreɪk| — train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house

housebreaker |ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkər| — a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house

housebuilder  — someone who builds houses as a business

housecoat |ˈhaʊskəʊt| — a loose dressing gown for women

housecraft |ˈhaʊskræft| — skill in domestic management

housedog |ˈhaʊsdɔːɡ| — a dog trained to guard a house

housefather |ˈhaʊsfɑːðər| — a man in charge of children in an institution

housefly |ˈhaʊsflaɪ| — common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases

houseful |ˈhaʊsfʊl| — as many as a house will accommodate

household |ˈhaʊshəʊld| — a social unit living together

householder |ˈhaʊshəʊldər| — someone who owns a home

households |ˈhaʊshəʊldz| — plural form of household

housekeeper |ˈhaʊskiːpər| — a servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household

housekeeping |ˈhaʊskiːpɪŋ| — the work of cleaning and running a house

houseless |ˈhaʊslɪs| — lacking or in need of a house or home

housemaid |ˈhaʊsmeɪd| — a female domestic

houseman |ˈhaʊsmən| — an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

housemaster |ˈhaʊsmæstər| — teacher in charge of a school boardinghouse

housemother |ˈhaʊsmʌðər| — a woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people

houseroom |ˈhaʊsruːm| — space for accommodation in a house

housetop |ˈhaʊstɑːp| — the roof of a house

housewarming |ˈhɑʊsˌwɔːrmɪŋ| — a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home

housewife |ˈhaʊswaɪf| — a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

housewifely |ˈhaʊswaɪflɪ| — related or suited to a housewife

housewifery |ˈhaʊswaɪfərɪ| — the work of a housewife

housework |ˈhaʊswɜːrk| — the work of cleaning and running a house

housing |ˈhaʊzɪŋ| — structures collectively in which people are housed

hove |həʊv| — (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To remain; delay.

hovel |ˈhʌvl| — small crude shelter used as a dwelling

hover |ˈhʌvər| — be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

hovercraft |ˈhʌvərkræft| — a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines

how |haʊ| — To what degree.

how-d'ye-do |ˌhaʊ djʊ ˈduː| — an awkward situation

how-do-you-do |ˈduː| — an awkward situation

how-to |ˌhaʊˈtuː| — Alternative spelling of how-to.

however |haʊˈevər| — despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)

howitzer |ˈhaʊɪtsər| — a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range

howl |haʊl| — a long loud emotional utterance

howler |ˈhaʊlər| — a joke that seems extremely funny

howlet |ˈhaʊlɪt| — An owl; an owlet.

howling |ˈhaʊlɪŋ| — a long loud emotional utterance

howsoever |ˌhaʊsəʊˈevər| — In any manner whatsoever.

hoy |hɔɪ| — a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

hoyden |ˈhɔɪdn| — a girl who behaves in a boyish manner

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