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hoar Explained

hoar at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hoar at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. har "gray, venerable, old," the connecting notion being gray hair, from P.Gmc. *khairaz, from PIE *koi- "to shine." Ger. retains the word as a title of respect, in Herr. Of frost, it is recorded in O.E. (hoar-frost is c.1290), expressing the resemblance of the white feathers of frost to an old man's beard. Used as an attribute of boundary stones in O.E. (probably in ref. to being gray with lichens), hence common in place names. ///

hoar at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoar":
Jack Frost, advanced, advanced in life, advanced in years, aged,
along in years, ancient, argent, argentine, black frost, canescent,
chalky, cretaceous, elderly, fleecy-white, frost, frost line,
frost smoke, frosted, frosty, gray, gray with age, gray-haired,
gray-headed, grizzled, grizzly, grown old, hoarfrost, hoary,
killing frost, lactescent, lily-white, marble, marmoreal, milky,
niveous, old, old as Methuselah, patriarchal, platinum, pure white,
rime, rime frost, senectuous, sharp frost, silver, silvered,
silvery, snow-white, snowy, swan-white, venerable, white,
white as snow, white frost, white with age, white-bearded,
white-crowned, white-haired, wrinkled, wrinkly, years old

Hoar at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hoar \Hoar\, a. [OE. hor, har, AS. h[=a]r; akin to Icel.
h[=a]rr, and to OHG. h[=e]r illustrious, magnificent; cf.
Icel. Hei[eth] brightness of the sky, Goth. hais torch, Skr.
k[=e]tus light, torch. Cf. {Hoary}.]
1. White, or grayish white; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs.
``Hoar waters.'' --Spenser.

2. Gray or white with age; hoary.

Whose beard with age is hoar. --Coleridge.

Old trees with trunks all hoar. --Byron.

3. Musty; moldy; stale. [Obs.] --Shak.

Hoar \Hoar\, n.
Hoariness; antiquity. [R.]

Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages.

Hoar \Hoar\, v. t. [AS. h[=a]rian to grow gray.]
To become moldy or musty. [Obs.] --Shak.

hoar at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects
outside) [syn: {frost}, {hoarfrost}, {rime}]

adj : showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or
white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge;
"nodded his hoary head" [syn: {gray}, {grey}, {gray-haired},
{grey-haired}, {gray-headed}, {grey-headed}, {grizzly},
{hoary}, {white-haired}]

hoar at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » hoar (disambiguation)|hoar


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » hore|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » har|hār|hoar, hoary, grey, old|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » hairaz||grey|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ḱēy(w)-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » ḱyē(w)-||grey|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » hehr||noble, sublime|lang=de, Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » caerulus|lang=la, Inter: term » caeruleus||deep blue, cerulean|lang=la.


* Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A white or greyish-white colour.
    1. : Inter: color panel » BDCADC


      Inter: trans-top » Colour

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Of a white or greyish-white colour.
    1. Inter: poeti » c Hoarily bearded.
    2. 1847 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie
    3. : This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
    4. : Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
    5. : Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
    6. : Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.

      Derived terms

      * hoarfrost

  • hoary
  • hoared

    Related terms

    * haar
  • horehound

    See also

    * Category: Appendix:Colors -


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: obsolete » intransitive To become mouldy or musty.
    1. : Inter: rfquotek » Shakespeare


      * haor

  • hora

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    Inter: head » sv|noun form
  • Inter: sv-noun-form-indef-pl » ho


    Inter: head » sv|verb form

  • Inter: sv-verb-form-pre » hoa

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