English dictionary


ho |hoʊ| — 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 |ˈhɔːrsli| — in a hoarse or husky voice

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

hoax |hoʊks| — 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

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

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

hobby |ˈhɑːbi| — an auxiliary activity

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

hobbyist |ˈhɑːbiɪst| — 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 |ˈhoʊboʊ| — a vagrant

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

hockey |ˈhɑːki| — 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

hocus-pocus |ˌhoʊkəs ˈpoʊkəs| — 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

hodgepodge |ˈhɑːdʒpɑːdʒ| — a motley assortment of things

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

hodometer |hoʊˈdɑːmɪtər| — a meter that shows mileage traversed

hoe |hoʊ| — 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

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

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

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

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

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

hoity-toity |ˌhɔɪti ˈtɔɪti| — affectedly genteel

hokey |ˈhoʊki| — effusively or insincerely emotional

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

hold |hoʊld| — the act of grasping

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

hold down |hoʊld ˈdaʊn| — keep

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

hold in |hoʊld ɪn| — close in

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

hold on |hoʊld ɑːn| — hold firmly

hold out |hoʊld ˈaʊt| — thrust or extend out

hold over |hoʊld ˈoʊvr̩| — intimidate somebody (with a threat)

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

holdall |ˈhoʊldɔːl| — a capacious bag or basket

holder |ˈhoʊldər| — a holding device

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

holding |ˈhoʊldɪŋ| — the act of retaining something

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

holdup |ˈhoʊldʌp| — robbery at gunpoint

hole |hoʊl| — an opening into or through something

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

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

holey |ˈhəʊlɪ| — allowing passage in and out

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

holidaymaker |ˈhɑːlədeɪmeɪkər| — someone who travels for pleasure

holiness |ˈhoʊlinəs| — the quality of being holy

holistic |hoʊˈlɪstɪk| — 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 |ˈhɑːˌloʊ| — a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

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

hollow |ˈhɑːloʊ| — a cavity or space in something

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

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

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

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

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 |ˈhoʊlstər| — a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun

holy |ˈhoʊli| — a sacred place of pilgrimage

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

homage |ˈhɑːmɪdʒ| — respectful deference

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

home-brewed |hoʊm ˈbruːd| — brewed at home

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

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

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

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

homeland |ˈhoʊmlænd| — the country where you were born

homeless |ˈhoʊmləs| — someone unfortunate without housing

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

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

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

homely |ˈhoʊmli| — lacking in physical beauty or proportion

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

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

homeopath |ˈhoʊmiəpæθ| — a practitioner of homeopathy

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

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

homeowner |ˈhoʊmoʊnər| — someone who owns a home

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

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

homesick |ˈhoʊmsɪk| — longing to return home

homesickness |ˈhoʊmsɪknəs| — a longing to return home

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

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

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

homestretch |ˈhomˌstretʃ| — the end of an enterprise

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

homeward |ˈhoʊmwərd| — toward home

homeward-bound |baʊnd| — oriented toward home

homewards |ˈhoʊmwədz| — toward home

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

homey |ˈhoʊmi| — 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

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

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

hominid |ˈhɑːmɪnɪd| — a primate of the family Hominidae

hominoid |ˈhɑːmɪnɔɪd| — a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea

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

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

homoeopath |ˈhoʊmiːoʊpæθ| — a practitioner of homeopathy

homoeopathy |ˌhoʊmɪˈɒpəθi| — 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 |ˌhɑːmədʒəˈniːəti| — the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature

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

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

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

homogenize |hoˈmɑːdʒəˌnaɪz| — 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)

homologous |hoʊˈmɑːləɡəs| — 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 |ˌhoʊməˈfoʊbiə| — prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality

homophobic |ˌhoʊməˈfoʊbɪk| — prejudiced against homosexual people

homophone |ˈhɑːməfoʊn| — 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 |ˌhoʊməˈsekʃuəl| — someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex

homosexuality |ˌhoʊməˌsekʃuˈæləti| — 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 |ˈhoʊmi| — having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable

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

Honduran |hanˈdʊrən| — a native or inhabitant of Honduras

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

honest |ˈɑːnɪst| — without dissimulation; frank

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

honesty |ˈɑːnəsti| — the quality of being honest

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

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

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

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

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

honeyed |ˈhʌnid| — with honey added

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

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

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

honied |ˈhʌniəd| — with honey added

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

honky |ˈhɑːŋki| — (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 |ˈɑnərəbli| — in an honorable manner

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

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

honored |ˈɑːnərd| — having an illustrious reputation; respected

honorific |ˌɑːnəˈrɪfɪk| — an expression of respect

honour |ˈɑːnər| — the state of being honored

honourable |ˈɑːnərəbl| — adhering to ethical and moral principles

honourably |ˈɒnərəbli| — with honor

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

hood |hʊd| — an aggressive and violent young criminal

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 |ˈhuːi| — senseless talk

hoof |huːf| — the foot of an ungulate mammal

hook |hʊk| — a catch for locking a door

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

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)

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 |ˈhʊki| — 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

hoopla |ˈhuːplɑː| — blatant or sensational promotion

hoopoe |ˈhuːpoʊ| — 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 |huˈreɪ| — 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

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

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

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

hope |hoʊp| — a specific instance of feeling hopeful

hoped-for |ˈhəʊptfɔː| — expected hopefully

hopeful |ˈhoʊpfl| — an ambitious and aspiring young person

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

hopefulness |ˈhoʊpflnəs| — full of hope

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

hopelessly |ˈhoʊpləsli| — in a hopeless manner

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

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

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

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

horary |hɔːrəriː| — relating to the hours

horde |hɔːrd| — a vast multitude

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

horizontal |ˌhɔːrəˈzɑːntl| — something that is oriented horizontally

horizontally |ˌhɔːrəˈzɑːntəli| — in a horizontal direction

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

hormone |ˈhɔːrmoʊn| — 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

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

horny |ˈhɔːrni| — feeling great sexual desire

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

horologer  — someone who makes or repairs watches

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

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

horrendous |hɔːˈrendəs| — causing fear or dread or terror

horrible |ˈhɔːrəbl| — provoking horror

horribly |ˈhɔːrəbli| — 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

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

horse around |ˈhɔːrs əˈraʊnd| — indulge in horseplay

horse-drawn |drɔːn| — pulled by a horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hosiery |ˈhoʊʒəri| — 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 |hɒˈspɪtəbli| — in a hospitable manner

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

hospitality |ˌhɑːspɪˈtæləti| — 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

host |hoʊst| — 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

hosteller |ˈhɒstələr| — an owner or manager of hotels

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

hostess |ˈhoʊstəs| — a woman host

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

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

hostilities |haˈstɪlətiz| — fighting; acts of overt warfare

hostility |hɑːˈstɪləti| — 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-blooded |hɒt ˈblʌdɪd| — prone to emotion

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

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

hotchpotch |ˈhɑːtʃpɑːtʃ| — a motley assortment of things

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

hotelier |hoʊˈteljər| — an owner or manager of hotels

hotelkeeper |həʊˈtɛlkiːpə| — 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 |ˈhɑːtli| — 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

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

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

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

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

hourly |ˈaʊərli| — every hour; by the hour

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

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

house-proud |ˈhous ˌproud| — proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep

house-to-house |ˈˌhous tə ˈhous| — 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

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

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 |ˈhaʊskoʊt| — 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 |ˈhaʊshoʊld| — a social unit living together

householder |ˈhaʊshoʊldər| — someone who owns a home

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

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

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 |ˈhousˌməT͟Hər| — 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 |ˈhɑʊsˌwɔrmɪŋ| — 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 |ˈhaʊswaɪfli| — related or suited to a housewife

housewifery |ˈhaʊswaɪfəri| — the work of a housewife

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

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

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

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

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

howling |ˈhaʊlɪŋ| — a long loud emotional utterance

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

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