9 letter word starting with hi

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
hibernate verb i. To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.
hibernian adjective Of or pertaining to Hibernia, now Ireland; Irish., A native or an inhabitant of Ireland.
hiddenite noun An emerald-green variety of spodumene found in North Carolina; lithia emerald, — used as a gem.
hidebound adjective Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; — said of an animal., Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; — said of trees., Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative., Niggardly; penurious.
hierarchy noun Dominion or authority in sacred things., A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers., A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests., A rank or order of holy beings.
hierogram noun A form of sacred or hieratic writing.
hierology noun A treatise on sacred things; especially, the science which treats of the ancient writings and inscriptions of the Egyptians, or a treatise on that science.
hierourgy noun A sacred or holy work or worship.
hifalutin noun See Highfaluting.
high-bred adjective Bred in high life; of pure blood.
highering adjective Rising higher; ascending.
highflier noun One who is extravagant in pretensions, opinions, or manners.
hightener noun That which heightens.
hig-taper noun A plant of the genus Verbascum (V. Thapsus); the common mullein. [Also high-taper and hag-taper.]
hilarious adjective Mirthful; noisy; merry.
hilliness noun The state of being hilly.
himalayan adjective Of or pertaining to the Himalayas, the great mountain chain in Hindostan.
himselven pronoun pl. Themselves. See Hemself.
hindberry noun The raspberry.
hindbrain noun The posterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon only.
hindering present participle & vb. noun of Hinder
hinderest adjective Hindermost; — superl. of Hind, a.
hindooism noun Alt. of Hinduism
hindrance verb t. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered., That which hinders; an impediment.
hingeless adjective Without a hinge or joint.
hintingly adverb In a hinting manner.
hipparion noun An extinct genus of Tertiary mammals allied to the horse, but three-toed, having on each foot a small lateral hoof on each side of the main central one. It is believed to be one of the ancestral genera of the Horse family.
hippocamp noun See Hippocampus.
hippocras noun A cordial made of spiced wine, etc.
hippodame noun A fabulous sea monster.
hippolith noun A concretion, or kind of bezoar, from the intestines of the horse.
hippotomy noun Anatomy of the horse.
hippurite noun A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish upper valve or lid. Hippurites are found only in the Cretaceous rocks.
hircinous adjective Goatlike; of or pertaining to a goat or the goats., Of a strong goatish smell.
hirudinea noun pl. An order of Annelida, including the leeches; — called also Hirudinei.
hirundine adjective Like or pertaining to the swallows.
hissingly adverb With a hissing sound.
histogeny noun Same as Histogenesis.
histology noun That branch of biological science, which treats of the minute (microscopic) structure of animal and vegetable tissues; — called also histiology.
histonomy noun The science which treats of the laws relating to organic tissues, their formation, development, functions, etc.
historial adjective Historical.
historian noun A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist., One versed or well informed in history.
historied adjective Related in history.
historier noun An historian.
histority verb t. To record in or as history.
historize verb t. To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize.
histories plural of History
histotomy noun The dissection of organic tissues.
histozyme noun A soluble ferment occurring in the animal body, to the presence of which many normal decompositions and synthetical processes are supposed to be due.