Words starting with h

Words and definitions

Meaning of Half-mast

Half-mast means: A point some distance below the top of a mast or staff; as, a flag a half-mast (a token of mourning, etc.).

Meaning of Half-moon

Half-moon means: The moon at the quarters, when half its disk appears illuminated.

Meaning of Half-moon

Half-moon means: The shape of a half-moon; a crescent.

Meaning of Half-moon

Half-moon means: An outwork composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon; -- now called a ravelin.

Meaning of Half-moon

Half-moon means: A marine, sparoid, food fish of California (Caesiosoma Californiense). The body is ovate, blackish above, blue or gray below. Called also medialuna.

Meaning of Halfness

Halfness means: The quality of being half; incompleteness.

Meaning of Halfpace

Halfpace means: A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See Quarterpace.

Meaning of Half-pike

Half-pike means: A short pike, sometimes carried by officers of infantry, sometimes used in boarding ships; a spontoon.

Meaning of Half-port

Half-port means: One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.

Meaning of Half-ray

Half-ray means: A straight line considered as drawn from a center to an indefinite distance in one direction, the complete ray being the whole line drawn to an indefinite distance in both directions.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zabian

Zabian means: See Sabian.

Meaning of Zabism

Zabism means: See Sabianism.

Meaning of Zabaism

Zabaism means: Alt. of Zabism

Meaning of Za

Za means: An old solfeggio name for B flat; the seventh harmonic, as heard in the or aeolian string; -- so called by Tartini. It was long considered a false, but is the true note of the chord of the flat seventh.

Meaning of Ywis

Ywis means: Certainly; most likely; truly; probably. Z () Z, the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is taken from the Latin letter Z, which came from the Greek alphabet, this having it from a Semitic source. The ultimate origin is probably Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to s, y, and j; as in glass, glaze; E. yoke, Gr. /, L. yugum; E. zealous, jealous. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 273, 274.

Meaning of Ywar

Ywar means: Aware; wary.

Meaning of Yvel

Yvel means: Evil; ill.

Meaning of Yux

Yux means: See Yex, n.

Meaning of Yupon

Yupon means: Same as Yaupon.

Meaning of Yunx

Yunx means: A genus of birds comprising the wrynecks.

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