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Pronunciation:  'hangkurchif

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

HANDKERCHIEF is a 12 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hankey, hankie, hanky
 See Also: bandana, bandanna, piece of cloth, piece of material, pocket-handkerchief



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hand"ker*chief\ (h[a^]n"k[~e]r*ch[i^]f; 277), n.
[Hand + kerchief.]
1. A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and
   elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.

2. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn
   about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are waving good-bye with a handkerchief means your social downfall. You will be disgraced in some way. Dreaming that you lose you handkerchief indicates a separation with your lover. Dreaming that you handkerchief is soiled or torn indicates that there is little likelihood of a reconciliation between you and your lover.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Only once in Authorized Version (Acts 19:12). The Greek word (sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is rendered "napkin" in John 11:44; 20:7; Luke 19:20.