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hatchet.noun,.plural.hatchets
a small, short-handled ax for use in one hand; a tomahawk

hatch.noun,.plural.hatches
an opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building or in an aircraft; the cover for such an opening; a hatchway; the hinged rear door of a hatchback car
Nautical:.a ship's compartment
down the hatch.idiom
drink up; often used as a toast

hatchway.noun,.plural.hatchways
a passage or an opening leading to a hold, compartment or basement (a ladder or stairway within a hatchway)

hatching.noun,.plural.hatchings
fine lines used in graphic arts to show shading; the process of decorating with such lines

host.noun,.plural.hosts
the host at a party is the person who has invited the guests and provides the food, drink and/or entertainment (apart from my host, I didn't know a single person there); one who receives or entertains guests in a social or an official.capacity; a person who manages an inn or a hotel; one that furnishes.facilities and resources for a function or an event (the city chosen as host for the Province's games); the emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program; in biology, the animal or plant on which or in which another organism lives
host, hosted, hosting, hosts.transitive verbs
hostly.adjective

homily.noun,.plural.homilies
a homily is a speech or piece of writing in which someone complains about the state of something or tells people how they ought to behave (a receptive.audience for his homily on moral.values); a sermon, especially one intended to edify a congregation on a practical.matter and not intended to be a theological.discourse; a tedious moralizing lecture or admonition
homilist.noun,.plural.homilists

hop, hopped, hopping, hops.verbs
intransitive verb use.to move with light bounding.skips or leaps; to jump on one foot; to move quickly or busily (the shipping department has been hopping all this week); to make a quick trip, especially in an airplane
transitive verb use.to move over by hopping (hop a ditch two feet wide); to jump aboard (hop a freight train)
hop.noun,.plural.hops
a light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot; a short distance; a short trip
hop, skip and a jump.idiom
a short distance
hop to it.idiom
to begin an activity or a task quickly and energetically (she has lots to do so she better get busy and hop to it)

hop.noun,.plural.hops
a twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes; hops are the dried, ripe flowers of this plant, containing a bitter, aromatic oil, used in the brewing industry to prevent bacterial action and add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
hop, hopped, hopping, hops.transitive verbs
to flavor with hops
hop up.phrasal verb
to increase the power or energy of (hop up a car) 

hurdle.noun,.plural.hurdles
a light, portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races; the hurdles is a race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride; an obstacle or difficulty to be overcome (the last hurdle before graduation is the final exam)
hurdle, hurdled, hurdling, hurdles.verbs
transitive verb use.to leap over a barrier in or as if in a race; to overcome or deal with successfully; surmount (hurdle a problem)
intransitive verb use.to leap over a barrier or other obstacle
hurdler.noun,.plural.hurdlers

handkerchief.noun,.plural.handkerchiefs.also.handkerchieves
a small square of cloth.used.especially for wiping the nose or mouth

handle, handled, handling, handles.verbs
transitive verb use.to touch, lift or hold with the hands; to operate with the hands; manipulate; the word handle applies widely and suggests competence (he handles an ax like a born woodsman; she handled the employee's problem with sensitivity and direction, direction, in that she seemed wanting to doing something about it); to deal with or have responsibility for; conduct (she handles most of the grocery shopping and I handle most of the cooking); to deal with; to cope with or dispose of (handles problems efficiently); to manage, administer or represent (handles transportation.dispatch for the trucking fleet); to deal or trade in the purchase or sale of (handles the acquisition and distribution of fresh commodities such as vegetables and fruit)
intransitive verb use.to act or function in a given way while in operation (a car that handles well in the snow; a boat that handles poorly in rough water); wield
handle.noun,.plural.handles
a part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand
get a handle on.or.have a handle on.idiom
to achieve a comprehension of (I was finally able to get a handle on the true nature of problems in society)
handleless.adjective
without a handle (the hammer was lacking its handle; she's not up for handling increased job stress at this time)

hopscotch.noun
a children's game in which players toss a small object into the numbered spaces of a pattern of rectangles outlined on the ground or on the sidewalk with chalk and then hop or jump through the spaces to retrieve the object
hopscotch, hopscotched, hopscotching, hopscotches.intransitive verbs
to move in or as if in a series of irregular jumps

hermetic.also.hermetical.adjective
completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air; impervious to outside interference or influence (the hermetic confines of an isolated life); if a container has a hermetic seal, the seal is very tight so that no air can get in or out; airtight
you use hermetic to describe something which you disapprove of because it seems to be totally separate from other people and things in society (its film industry operates in its own curiously hermetic way)
hermetically.adverb
the batteries are designed to be leak-proof and hermetically sealed

hmm!.exclamation
often used in writing to show the sound that you make expresses.doubt or when you are making a choice or hesitating (hmm! should I get the red one or the blue one?); some hmm!'s in the movie End of the World As We Know It

heterosexual.adjective
sexually.oriented to persons of the opposite sex
of or relating to different sexes
heterosexual.noun,.plural.heterosexuals
a heterosexual person
heterosexually.adverb
heterosexuality.noun
sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex; sexual activity with another but always of the opposite sex
heterosexualism.noun

homosexual.adjective
of, relating.to.or.having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex
homosexually
homosexual.noun,.plural.homosexuals
a homosexual person; a lesbian
homosexuality.noun
sexual orientation to persons of the same sex; sexual activity with another of the same sex
homosexualist.noun,.plural.homosexualists

hib.noun
a bacterial.serotype (Haemophilus influenza type B) that causes bacterial meningitis and pneumonia especially in children; Hib disease; Hib vaccine
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