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Meaning of HAG

Pronunciation:  hag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies
  2. [n]  an ugly evil-looking old woman

HAG is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: beldam, beldame, crone, hagfish, slime eels, witch
 See Also: agnathan, eptatretus, family Myxinidae, jawless fish, jawless vertebrate, Myxine glutinosa, Myxinidae, Myxinikela siroka, old woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hag\, n. [OE. hagge, hegge, with, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse;
    akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw.
    h["a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E.
    haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild
    woman. ?.]
    1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Obs.]
       ``[Silenus] that old hag.'' --Golding.
    2. An ugly old woman.
    3. A fury; a she-monster. --Grashaw.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch ({Myxine
       glutinosa}), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial
       mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill
       openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotpeta. Called
       also {hagfish}, {borer}, {slime eel}, {sucker}, and
    5. (Zo["o]l.) The hagdon or shearwater.
    6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a
       man's hair. --Blount.
    {Hag moth} (Zo["o]l.), a moth ({Phobetron pithecium}), the
       larva of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on
       fruit trees.
    {Hag's tooth} (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of
       matting or pointing.
  2. \Hag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hagged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To harass; to weary with vexation.
          How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with
          the fancy of omens.                      --L'Estrange.
  3. \Hag\, n. [Scot. hag to cut; cf. E. hack.]
    1. A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked
       off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled.
             This said, he led me over hoults and hags; Through
             thorns and bushes scant my legs I drew. --Fairfax.
    2. A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hag in your dream, may represent the "Wise Old Woman" figure and thus refers to nurturance. Negatively, to see a hag in your dream means the devouring mother.
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