English dictionary


hub |hʌb| — the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

hubble |ˈhəbəl| — United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)

hubble-bubble |ˈhəb(ə)lˌbəb(ə)l| — an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water

hubbub |ˈhʌbʌb| — loud confused noise from many sources

hubby |ˈhʌbɪ| — a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

hubris |ˈhjuːbrɪs| — overbearing pride or presumption

huckaback |ˈhəkəˌbak| — toweling consisting of coarse absorbent cotton or linen fabric

huckle |ˈhəkəl| — 1687, The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha and His Trusty Squire (translated by JP), Book II, page 433:

huckle-bone |ˈhʌklbəʊn| — The hip bone.

huckleberry |ˈhʌklberɪ| — any of various dark-fruited as distinguished from blue-fruited blueberries

huckster |ˈhʌkstər| — a seller of shoddy goods

huddle |ˈhʌdl| — (informal) a quick private conference

hue |hjuː| — the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength

hued |ˈhjuːd| — coloured, having the hue.

huff |hʌf| — a state of irritation or annoyance

huffish |ˈhʌfɪʃ| — sullen or moody

huffy |ˈhʌfɪ| — quick to take offense

hug |hʌɡ| — a tight or amorous embrace

huge |hjuːdʒ| — unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

hugely |ˈhjuːdʒlɪ| — extremely

hugeness |ˈhjuːdʒnɪs| — the quality of being huge; immensity or enormity

hugeous |ˈhjuːdʒəs| — Huge.

hugger-mugger |ˈhəɡərˌməɡər| — a state of confusion

huguenot |ˈhjuːɡənəʊ| — a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

huh |hʌ| — (with falling pitch) used to express amusement or subtle surprise.

hulk |hʌlk| — a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

hulking |ˈhʌlkɪŋ| — of great size and bulk

hull |hʌl| — dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

hullabaloo |ˌhʌləbəˈluː| — disturbance usually in protest

hulled |ˈhəld| — Deprived of the hulls.

hullo |həˈləʊ| — an expression of greeting

hum |hʌm| — the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity

human |ˈhjuːmən| — any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

humane |hjuːˈmeɪn| — showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

humanely |hjuːˈmeɪnlɪ| — in a humane manner

humaneness |hjuːˈmeɪnnɪs| — the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)

humaniform  — Like a human or that of a human in form, seeming, or appearance.

humanism |ˈhjuːmənɪzəm| — the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

humanist |ˈhjuːmənɪst| — a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

humanistic |ˌhjuːməˈnɪstɪk| — marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

humanitarian |hjuːˌmænɪˈterɪən| — someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

humanities |hjuːˈmænətɪz| — studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

humanity |hjuːˈmænətɪ| — the quality of being humane

humanize |ˈhjuːmənaɪz| — make more humane

humankind |ˌhjuːmənˈkaɪnd| — all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

humanly |ˈhjuːmənlɪ| — in the manner of human beings

humanness |ˈhjuːmənnəs| — the quality of being human

humble |ˈhʌmbl| — cause to be unpretentious

humble-bee |ˈhʌmbəlˌbiː| — Alternative spelling of humblebee.

humblebee  — robust hairy social bee of temperate regions

humbly |ˈhʌmblɪ| — in a humble manner

humbug |ˈhʌmbʌɡ| — pretentious or silly talk or writing

humdinger |ˌhʌmˈdɪŋər| — someone of remarkable excellence

humdrum |ˈhʌmdrʌm| — the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety

humect |hjuːˈmekt| — (archaic) to wet; to moisten.

humectant |hjuːˈmektənt| — any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist

humectate |hjuːˈmekteɪt| — (obsolete) To moisten.

humeral |ˈhjuːmərəl| — Of, pertaining to, or near the humerus or shoulder

humid |ˈhjuːmɪd| — containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor

humidifier |hjuːˈmɪdɪfaɪər| — an appliance designed to add moisture to the air in a building

humidify |hjuːˈmɪdɪfaɪ| — make (more) humid

humidity |hjuːˈmɪdətɪ| — wetness in the atmosphere

humidor |ˈhjuːməˌdɔːr| — A container designed to keep its contents at a constant humidity; especially such a box for storing cigars

humify |ˈhjuːmɪˌfaɪ| — convert (plant remains) into humus

humiliate |hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪt| — cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

humiliated |hjuːˈmɪlɪˌetəd| — subdued or brought low in condition or status

humiliating |hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪtɪŋ| — causing awareness of your shortcomings

humiliation |hjuːˌmɪlɪˈeɪʃn| — state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

humility |hjuːˈmɪlətɪ| — a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

hummel |ˈhəməl| — A stag that has failed to grow antlers

hummer |ˈhəmər| — a singer who produces a tune without opening the lips or forming words

humming |ˈhʌmɪŋ| — a humming noise

humming-bird |ˈhʌmɪŋbɜːd| — Alternative form of hummingbird.

humming-top |ˈhʌmɪŋ tɑːp| — Alternative spelling of humming top.

hummingbird |ˈhʌmɪŋbɜːrd| — tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

hummock |ˈhʌmək| — a small natural hill

hummus |ˈhʊməs| — a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

humor |ˈhjʊmər| — a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

humorist |ˈhjuːmərɪst| — someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

humorous |ˈhjuːmərəs| — full of or characterized by humor

humour |ˈhjuːmər| — a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

humourist |ˈhjuːmərɪst| — someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

humous |ˈhjuːməs| — a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

hump |hʌmp| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

humpback |ˈhʌmpbæk| — an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

humpbacked |ˈhʌmp bækt| — characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column

humph |həmf| — Used to express doubt or disapproval

humpty-dumpty |ˌhʌmptɪˈdʌmptiː| — A fairy tale character whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious.

humpy |ˈhʌmpiː| — Characterised by humps, uneven.

humus |ˈhjuːməs| — partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil

Hun |hʌn| — a member of a nomadic people who invaded Europe in the 4th century

hunch |hʌntʃ| — an impression that something might be the case

hunchback |ˈhʌntʃbæk| — an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

hunchbacked |ˈhʌntʃbækt| — characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column

hundred |ˈhʌndrəd| — ten 10s

hundred-percenter |pərˈsentər| — an extreme bellicose nationalist

hundredfold |ˈhʌndrədfəʊld| — by a factor of one hundred

hundredth |ˈhʌndrədθ| — position 100 in a countable series of things

hundredweight |ˈhʌndrədweɪt| — a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

hung |hʌŋ| — simple past tense and past participle of hang

Hungarian |hʌŋˈɡerɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Hungary

hunger |ˈhʌŋɡər| — a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation

hunger-strike |ˈhʌŋɡəstraɪk| — a fast undertaken as a means of protest, often by a prisoner

hungrily |ˈhʌŋɡrəlɪ| — in the manner of someone who is very hungry

hungry |ˈhʌŋɡrɪ| — (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

hunk |hʌŋk| — a well-built sexually attractive man

hunker |ˈhʌŋkər| — sit on one's heels

hunkers |ˈhʌŋkərz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of hunker

hunks |ˈhəŋks| — (slang, dated) A crotchety or surly person; also, a stingy man, a miser.

hunky |ˈhʌŋkɪ| — (slang) Exhibiting strong, masculine beauty.

hunky-dory |ˌhʌŋkɪ ˈdɔːrɪ| — being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

hunt |hʌnt| — Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

hunt down |ˈhənt ˈdaʊn| — pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

hunter |ˈhʌntər| — someone who hunts game

hunter-gatherer  — a member of a hunting and gathering society

hunting |ˈhʌntɪŋ| — the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

hunting-crop |ˈhʌntɪŋ krɑːp| — a hunting whip without a thong, that can be used for opening gates.

hunting-horn |ˈhʌntɪŋhɔːn| — (music) A bugle, normally having three spirals, on which signals are blown during a hunt.

hunting-whip |ˈhʌntɪŋwɪp| — A whip with a hooked horn handle (that can be used for opening gates), a short shaft or stock and has a long leather thong with a silk or cord lash.

huntress |ˈhʌntrəs| — a woman hunter

huntsman |ˈhʌntsmən| — someone who hunts game

hup |hʌp| — The first beat of a 4/4 military cadence, commanding either the lead-off step in a march or some other action.

hurdle |ˈhɜːrdl| — a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

hurdler |ˈhɜrdlər| — an athlete who runs the hurdles

hurdles |ˈhɜːdəlz| — a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles

hurdling |ˈhɜːrdlɪŋ| — a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles

hurdy-gurdy |ˈhɜːrdɪ ɡɜːrdɪ| — a stringed instrument that produces sounds by means of a wheel that rubs against the strings

hurl |hɜːrl| — a violent throw

hurley |ˈhɜːlɪ| — A stick used in the game of hurling.

hurling |ˈhɜːrlɪŋ| — a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each

hurly |ˈhɜːlɪ| — (obsolete) noise; confusion; uproar

hurly-burly |ˈhɜːrlɪ bɜːrlɪ| — (archaic) A noisy and disorderly tumult and confusion, especially as of battle.

hurrah |həˈrɑː| — a victory cheer

hurray |həˈreɪ| — Alternative spelling of hurrah.

hurricane |ˈhɜːrəkən| — a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving at 63-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

hurried |ˈhɜːrɪd| — moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

hurriedly |ˈhɜːrɪdlɪ| — in a hurried or hasty manner

hurry |ˈhɜːrɪ| — a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

hurry-up |əp| — (emphatic) To hurry; to increase the speed of doing something.

hurst |hərst| — A wood or grove.

hurt |hɜːrt| — any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

hurtful |ˈhɜːrtfl| — causing hurt

hurtle |ˈhɜːrtl| — move with or as if with a rushing sound

hurtleberry  — The whortleberry.

husband |ˈhʌzbənd| — a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

husbandly |ˈhʌzbəndlɪ| — related to or suited to a husband

husbandman |ˈhəzbəndmən| — a person who operates a farm

husbandry |ˈhʌzbəndrɪ| — the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

hush |hʌʃ| — (poetic) tranquil silence

hush up |ˈhəʃ ʌp| — cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

hush-hush |ˈhʌʃ hʌʃ| — conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

hush-money |ˈhʌʃ mʌnɪ| — A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime).

hushaby |ˈhʌʃəˌbaɪ| — (archaic) hush and be still. A lull to sleep.

husk |hʌsk| — material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

huskily |ˈhʌskɪlɪ| — in a hoarse or husky voice

husks |ˈhəsks| — plural form of husk

husky |ˈhʌskɪ| — breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog

huso |ˈhjuːsəʊ| — A large European sturgeon (Acipenser huso), inhabiting the Black and Caspian Seas; the beluga.

hussar |həˈzɑːr| — a member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress

Hussite |ˈhəˌsaɪt| — an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss

hussy |ˈhʌsɪ| — a woman adulterer

hustings |ˈhʌstɪŋz| — the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)

hustle |ˈhʌsl| — a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

hustler |ˈhʌslər| — a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

hut |hʌt| — temporary military shelter

hutch |hʌtʃ| — a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals

hutment |ˈhətmənt| — an encampment of huts (chiefly military)

hutting |ˈhʌtɪŋ| — Present participle of hut.

huzza |hʊˈzɑː| — Alternative spelling of huzzah.

huzzah  — (nautical, dated) Used as a call for coordinated physical effort, as in hoisting.

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