9 letter word starting with he

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
headbeard noun A board or boarding which marks or forms the head of anything; as, the headboard of a bed; the headboard of a grave.
headdress noun A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire., A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.
headfirst adverb Alt. of Headforemost
head gear noun Alt. of Headgear
headiness noun The quality of being heady.
headlight noun A light, with a powerful reflector, placed at the head of a locomotive, or in front of it, to throw light on the track at night, or in going through a dark tunnel.
headpiece noun Head., A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages., Understanding; mental faculty., An engraved ornament at the head of a chapter, or of a page.
headshake noun A significant shake of the head, commonly as a signal of denial.
headstall noun That part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head.
headstock noun A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine, The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; — also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock., The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.
headstone noun The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone., The stone at the head of a grave.
healingly adverb So as to heal or cure.
healthful adjective Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant., Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet., Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition., Well-disposed; favorable.
healthily adverb In a healthy manner.
hearkened imp. & past participle of Hearken
hearkener noun One who hearkens; a listener.
heartache noun Sorrow; anguish of mind; mental pang.
heartburn noun An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of often complaints.
heartdear adjective Sincerely beloved.
heartdeep adjective Rooted in the heart.
heartener noun One who, or that which, heartens, animates, or stirs up.
heartfelt adjective Hearty; sincere.
heariness noun The quality of being hearty; as, the heartiness of a greeting.
heartless adjective Without a heart., Destitute of courage; spiritless; despodent., Destitute of feeling or affection; unsympathetic; cruel.
heartseed noun A climbing plant of the genus Cardiospermum, having round seeds which are marked with a spot like a heart.
heartsick adjective Sick at heart; extremely depressed in spirits; very despondent.
heartsome adjective Merry; cheerful; lively.
heartwood noun The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as duramen, and distinguished from the softer sapwood or alburnum.
heathclad adjective Clad or crowned with heath.
heathenry noun The state, quality, or character of the heathen., Heathendom; heathen nations.
heatingly adverb In a heating manner; so as to make or become hot or heated.
heavening present participle & vb. noun of Heaven
heavenize verb t. To render like heaven or fit for heaven.
heaviness noun The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.
heavisome adjective Heavy; dull.
hebetated imp. & past participle of Hebetate
hebraized imp. & past participle of Hebraize
hebrewess noun An Israelitish woman.
hebrician noun A Hebraist.
hebridean adjective Alt. of Hebridian
hebridian adjective Of or pertaining to the islands called Hebrides, west of Scotland., A native or inhabitant of the Hebrides.
hecdecane noun A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, C16H34, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; — called also hexadecane.
hectogram noun A measure of weight, containing a hundred grams, or about 3.527 ounces avoirdupois.
hectoring present participle & vb. noun of Hector
hectorism noun The disposition or the practice of a hector; a bullying.
hedgeborn adjective Born under a hedge; of low birth.
hedgebote noun Same as Haybote.
hedgeless adjective Having no hedge.
heelpiece noun A piece of armor to protect the heels., A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe., The end.
hegemonic adjective Alt. of Hegemonical
hektogram noun Alt. of Hektometer
heliconia noun One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white.
heliolite noun A fossil coral of the genus Heliolites, having twelve-rayed cells. It is found in the Silurian rocks.
heliopora noun An East Indian stony coral now known to belong to the Alcyonaria; — called also blue coral.
heliostat noun An instrument consisting of a mirror moved by clockwork, by which a sunbeam is made apparently stationary, by being steadily directed to one spot during the whole of its diurnal period; also, a geodetic heliotrope.
heliotype noun A picture obtained by the process of heliotypy.
heliotypy noun A method of transferring pictures from photographic negatives to hardened gelatin plates from which impressions are produced on paper as by lithography.
hellbroth noun A composition for infernal purposes; a magical preparation.
hellebore noun A genus of perennial herbs (Helleborus) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. H. niger is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. H. officinalis was the officinal hellebore of the ancients., Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus Veratrum, especially V. album and V. viride, both called white hellebore.
hellenian adjective Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or Greeks.
hellenism noun A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism., The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.
hellenist noun One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1)., One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.
hellenize verb i. To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize., To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.
hellhound noun A dog of hell; an agent of hell.
helvetian adjective Same as Helvetic., A Swiss; a Switzer.
hemachate noun A species of agate, sprinkled with spots of red jasper.
hematherm noun A warm-blooded animal.
hematinon noun A red consisting of silica, borax, and soda, fused with oxide of copper and iron, and used in enamels, mosaics, etc.
hematitic adjective Of or pertaining to hematite, or resembling it.
hematosin noun The hematin of blood.
hematosis noun Sanguification; the conversion of chyle into blood., The arterialization of the blood in the lungs; the formation of blood in general; haematogenesis.
hematuria noun Passage of urine mingled with blood.
hemelytra plural of Hemelytrum
hemerobid adjective Of relating to the hemerobians.
hemicrany noun Hemicranis.
hemicycle noun A half circle; a semicircle., A semicircular place, as a semicircular arena, or room, or part of a room.
hemiglyph noun The half channel or groove in the edge of the triglyph in the Doric order.
hemiopsia noun A defect of vision in consequence of which a person sees but half of an object looked at.
hemiplegy noun Hemiplegia.
hemiptera noun pl. An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.
hemistich noun Half a poetic verse or line, or a verse or line not completed.
hemitrope adjective Half turned round; half inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure., That which is hemitropal in construction; (Crystallog.) a twin crystal having a hemitropal structure.
hemitropy noun Twin composition in crystals.
hemselven pronoun Themselves; — used reflexively.
hemstitch verb t. To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief.
hendecane noun A hydrocarbon, C11H24, of the paraffin series; — so called because it has eleven atoms of carbon in each molecule. Called also endecane, undecane.
hendiadys noun A figure in which the idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups and gold, for golden cups.
henhouses plural of Henhouse
henoge ny noun Alt. of Henogenesis
henpecked imp. & past participle of Henpeck
hepaticae plural of Hepatica
hepatical adjective Hepatic.
hepatitis noun Inflammation of the liver.
hepatized imp. & past participle of Hepatize
heptaglot noun A book in seven languages.
heptarchy noun A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.
heptylene noun A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C7H14, of the ethylene series; also, any one of its isomers. Called also heptene.
herakline noun A picrate compound, used as an explosive in blasting.
heralding present participle & vb. noun of Herald
herbalism noun The knowledge of herbs.
herbalist noun One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
herbarian noun A herbalist.
herbarist noun A herbalist.
herbarium noun A collection of dried specimens of plants, systematically arranged., A book or case for preserving dried plants.
herbarize verb t. See Herborize.
herbivora noun pl. An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.
herbivore noun One of the Herbivora.
herborist noun A herbalist.
herborize verb i. To search for plants, or new species of plants, with a view to classifying them., To form the figures of plants in; — said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.
herculean adjective Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task., Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.
hercynian adjective Of or pertaining to an extensive forest in Germany, of which there are still portions in Swabia and the Hartz mountains.
herderite noun A rare fluophosphate of glucina, in small white crystals.
herdgroom noun A herdsman.
hereafter adverb In time to come; in some future time or state., A future existence or state.
herehence adverb From hence.
heretical adjective Containing heresy; of the nature of, or characterized by, heresy.
heritable adjective Capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance; inheritable., Capable of inheriting or receiving by inheritance.
heritance noun Heritage; inheritance.
hermitage noun The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence., A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drome.
hermitary noun A cell annexed to an abbey, for the use of a hermit.
hermitess noun A female hermit.
heronshaw noun A heron.
herpetism noun See Dartrous diathesis, under Dartrous.
hersillon noun A beam with projecting spikes, used to make a breach impassable.
hesitancy noun The act of hesitating, or pausing to consider; slowness in deciding; vacillation; also, the manner of one who hesitates., A stammering; a faltering in speech.
hesitated imp. & past participle of Hesitate
hesperian adjective Western; being in the west; occidental., A native or an inhabitant of a western country., Of or pertaining to a family of butterflies called Hesperidae, or skippers., Any one of the numerous species of Hesperidae; a skipper.
hesternal adjective Pertaining to yesterday. [Obs.] See Yester, a.
hesychast noun One of a mystical sect of the Greek Church in the fourteenth century; a quietist.
hetairism noun Alt. of Hetarism
heterodox adjective Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; — said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects., Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; — said of persons., An opinion opposed to some accepted standard.
heteronym noun That which is heteronymous; a thing having a different name or designation from some other thing; — opposed to homonym.
heteropod noun One of the Heteropoda., Heteropodous.
heterosis noun A figure of speech by which one form of a noun, verb, or pronoun, and the like, is used for another, as in the sentence: “What is life to such as me?”
heuristic adjective Serving to discover or find out.
hexabasic adjective Having six hydrogen atoms or six radicals capable of being replaced or saturated by bases; — said of acids; as, mellitic acid is hexabasic.
hexachord noun A series of six notes, with a semitone between the third and fourth, the other intervals being whole tones.
hexagonal adjective Having six sides and six angles; six-sided.
hexagynia noun pl. A Linnaean order of plants having six pistils.
hexahedra plural of Hexahedron
hexameter noun A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Aeneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent takes the place of quantity., Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees.
hexandria noun pl. A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens.
hexastich noun Alt. of Hexastichon
hexastyle adjective Having six columns in front; — said of a portico or temple., A hexastyle portico or temple.
hexateuch noun The first six books of the Old Testament.
hexatomic adjective Having six atoms in the molecule., Having six replaceable radicals.