5 letter word starting with he

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
heady adjective Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable., Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong., Violent; impetuous.
heald noun A heddle.
heapy adjective Lying in heaps.
heard imp. & past participle of Hear, imp. & p. p. of Hear.
heart noun A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood., The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; — usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart., The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc., Courage; courageous purpose; spirit., Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad., That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, — used as a symbol or representative of the heart., One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps., Vital part; secret meaning; real intention., A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address., To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit., To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.
heath noun A low shrub (Erica, / Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling., Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather., A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
heave verb t. To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; — often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land., To throw; to cast; — obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log., To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; — mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead., To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh., To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom., To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound., To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor; to struggle., To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to strain to do something difficult., To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit., An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one’s self, or to move something heavy., An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like., A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
heavy adjective Having the heaves., Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught., Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc., Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment., Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book., Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like., Loud; deep; — said of sound; as, heavy thunder., Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; — said of the sky., Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; — said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like., Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread., Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; — said of food., Having much body or strength; — said of wines, or other liquors., With child; pregnant., Heavily; — sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden., To make heavy.
heben noun Ebony.
hedge noun A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden., To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden., To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; — sometimes with up and out., To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in)., To surround so as to prevent escape., To shelter one’s self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations., To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on., To use reservations and qualifications in one’s speech so as to avoid committing one’s self to anything definite.
heedy adjective Heedful.
hefty adjective Moderately heavy.
hegge noun A hedge.
helix noun A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of which are in the plane., A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital., The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear., A genus of land snails, including a large number of species.
hello interj. & noun See Halloo.
helly adjective Hellish.
helot noun A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf.
helve noun The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze., The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer., A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head., To furnish with a helve, as an ax.
hema- Same as Haema-.
hemal adjective Relating to the blood or blood vessels; pertaining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the heart and great blood vessels; — opposed to neural.
hemi- A prefix signifying half.
hemin noun A substance, in the form of reddish brown, microscopic, prismatic crystals, formed from dried blood by the action of strong acetic acid and common salt; — called also Teichmann’s crystals. Chemically, it is a hydrochloride of hematin.
hemo- Same as Haema-, Haemo-.
hempy adjective Like hemp.
hence adverb From this place; away., From this time; in the future; as, a week hence., From this reason; as an inference or deduction., From this source or origin., To send away.
hende adjective Skillful; dexterous; clever., Friendly; civil; gentle; kind.
hendy adjective See Hende.
henen adverb Hence.
henna noun A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (L. alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the hails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc., The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.
henry noun The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere a second.
hente imp. of Hent
hepar noun Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also hepar sulphuris (/)., Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (/).
hepta A combining form from Gr. “epta`, seven.
herby adjective Having the nature of, pertaining to, or covered with, herbs or herbage.
heren adjective Made of hair.
herie verb t. To praise; to worship.
herma noun See Hermes, 2.
herne noun A corner.
heron noun Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidae. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.
herse noun A kind of gate or portcullis, having iron bars, like a harrow, studded with iron spikes. It is hung above gateways so that it may be quickly lowered, to impede the advance of an enemy., See Hearse, a carriage for the dead., A funeral ceremonial., Same as Hearse, v. t.
herte noun A heart.
heugh noun A crag; a cliff; a glen with overhanging sides., A shaft in a coal pit; a hollow in a quarry.
heved noun The head.
hewed imp. of Hew, of Hew
hewer noun One who hews.
hexad noun An atom whose valence is six, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, six monad atoms or radicals; as, sulphur is a hexad in sulphuric acid. Also used as an adjective.
hexyl noun A compound radical, C6H13, regarded as the essential residue of hexane, and a related series of compounds.
heygh adjective High.
heyne noun A wretch; a rascal.