6 letter word starting with ho

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
holpen past participle of Help, imp. & p. p. of Help.
hoared adjective Moldy; musty.
hoarse superl. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven., Harsh; grating; discordant; — said of any sound.
hoaxed imp. & past participle of Hoax
hoaxer noun One who hoaxes.
hoazin noun A remarkable South American bird (Opisthocomus cristatus); the crested touraco. By some zoologists it is made the type of a distinct order (Opisthocomi).
hobble noun i. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches., To move roughly or irregularly; — said of style in writing., To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog., To perplex; to embarrass., An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait., Same as Hopple., Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.
hobbly adjective Rough; uneven; causing one to hobble; as a hobbly road.
hobnob adverb Have or have not; — a familiar invitation to reciprocal drinking., At random; hit or miss. (Obs.), To drink familiarly (with another)., To associate familiarly; to be on intimate terms., Familiar, social intercourse.
hockey noun A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals., The stick used by the players.
hockle verb t. To hamstring; to hock; to hough., To mow, as stubble.
hodmen plural of Hodman
hodman noun A man who carries a hod; a mason’s tender.
hoeing present participle & vb. noun of Hoe
hogged imp. & past participle of Hog, Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends. See Hog, v. i.
hogger noun A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work.
hogget noun A young boar of the second year., A sheep or colt alter it has passed its first year.
hognut noun The pignut., In England, the Bunium flexuosum, a tuberous plant.
hogpen noun A pen or sty for hogs.
hogsty noun A pen, house, or inclosure, for hogs.
hoiden noun A rude, clownish youth., A rude, bold girl; a romp., Rustic; rude; bold., To romp rudely or indecently.
holcad noun A large ship of burden, in ancient Greece.
holden of Hold
holder noun One who is employed in the hold of a vessel., One who, or that which, holds., One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant., The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it.
holily adverb Piously; with sanctity; in a holy manner., Sacredly; inviolably.
holing noun Undercutting in a bed of coal, in order to bring down the upper mass.
holloa noun & verb i. Same as Hollo.
hollow adjective Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere., Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken., Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar., Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend., A cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree., A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel., To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate., Wholly; completely; utterly; — chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv., Hollo., To shout; to hollo., To urge or call by shouting.
holmia noun An oxide of holmium.
holmos noun A name given to a vase having a rounded body, A closed vessel of nearly spherical form on a high stem or pedestal., A drinking cup having a foot and stem.
holour noun A whoremonger.
holsom adjective Wholesome.
homage noun A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign., Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance., Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection., To pay reverence to by external action., To cause to pay homage.
homely noun Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate., Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners., Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; — contrary to handsome., Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed.
homily noun A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a serious discourse., A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life.
homing adjective Home-returning; — used specifically of carrier pigeons.
hominy noun Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.
homish adjective Like a home or a home circle.
honing p]. pr. & vb. noun of Hone
honest adjective Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming., Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight/forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; — said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession., Open; frank; as, an honest countenance., Chaste; faithful; virtuous., To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.
honied adjective See Honeyed.
hooded imp. & past participle of Hood, Covered with a hood., Furnished with a hood or something like a hood., Hood-shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip., Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; — said of birds., Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded snake.
hoodoo noun One who causes bad luck.
hooves plural of Hoof
hoofed adjective Furnished with hoofs.
hooked imp. & past participle of Hook, Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird., Provided with a hook or hooks.
hookah noun A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water.
hooker noun One who, or that which, hooks., A Dutch vessel with two masts., A fishing boat with one mast, used on the coast of Ireland., A sailor’s contemptuous term for any antiquated craft.
hookey noun See Hockey.
hooped imp. & past participle of Hoop
hooper noun One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper., The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); — called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk.
hoopoe noun Alt. of Hoopoo
hoopoo noun A European bird of the genus Upupa (U. epops), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure. Called also hoop, whoop. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.
hooted imp. & past participle of Hoot
hooven adjective Alt. of Hoven
hopped imp. & past participle of Hop, Impregnated with hops.
hoping present participle & vb. noun of Hope
hopper noun One who, or that which, hops., A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car., See Grasshopper, 2., A game. See Hopscotch., See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree., The larva of a cheese fly., A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; — called also dumping scow.
hoppet noun A hand basket; also, a dish used by miners for measuring ore., An infant in arms.
hopple verb t. To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse., Fig.: To entangle; to hamper., A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; — chiefly used in the plural.
horaly adverb Hourly.
horary adjective Of or pertaining to an hour; noting the hours., Occurring once an hour; continuing an hour; hourly; ephemeral.
horned adjective Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn.
hornel noun The European sand eel.
horner noun One who works or deal in horn or horns., One who winds or blows the horn., One who horns or cuckolds., The British sand lance or sand eel (Ammodytes lanceolatus).
hornet noun A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown and yellow color. It is very pugnacious, and its sting is very severe. Its nest is constructed of a paperlike material, and the layers of comb are hung together by columns. The American white-faced hornet (V. maculata) is larger and has similar habits.
horrid adjective Rough; rugged; bristling., Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.
horror noun A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement., A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor., A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking., That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.
horsed imp. & past participle of Horse
horsly adjective Horselike.
hosier noun One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose.
hostel noun An inn., A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
hostie noun The consecrated wafer; the host.
hostry noun A hostelry; an inn or lodging house., A stable for horses.
hotbed noun A bed of earth heated by fermenting manure or other substances, and covered with glass, intended for raising early plants, or for nourishing exotics., A place which favors rapid growth or development; as, a hotbed of sedition.
houdah noun See Howdah.
houlet noun An owl. See Howlet.
houris plural of Houri
hourly adjective Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual., Every hour; frequently; continually.
houses plural of House
housed imp. & past participle of House
housel noun The eucharist., To administer the eucharist to.
houtou noun A beautiful South American motmot.
howdah noun A seat or pavilion, generally covered, fastened on the back of an elephant, for the rider or riders.
howell noun The upper stage of a porcelian furnace.
howitz noun A howitzer.
howker noun Same as Hooker.
howled imp. & past participle of Howl
howler noun One who howls., Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes. Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits, and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which they indulge at night.
howlet noun An owl; an owlet.
hoyden noun Same as Hoiden.
hoymen plural of Hoyman
hoyman noun One who navigates a hoy.