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.).
Half-moon means: The moon at the quarters, when half its disk appears illuminated.
Half-moon means: The shape of a half-moon; a crescent.
Half-moon means: An outwork composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon; -- now called a ravelin.
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.
Halfness means: The quality of being half; incompleteness.
Halfpace means: A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See Quarterpace.
Half-pike means: A short pike, sometimes carried by officers of infantry, sometimes used in boarding ships; a spontoon.
Half-port means: One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.
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.
Zabian means: See Sabian.
Zabism means: See Sabianism.
Zabaism means: Alt. of Zabism
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.
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.
Ywar means: Aware; wary.
Yvel means: Evil; ill.
Yux means: See Yex, n.
Yupon means: Same as Yaupon.
Yunx means: A genus of birds comprising the wrynecks.
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