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Meaning of HAW

Pronunciation:  ho

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the nictitating membrane of a horse
  2. [n]  a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
  3. [v]  utter"haw"

HAW is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hawthorn
 See Also: blackthorn, bush, cockspur hawthorn, cockspur thorn, Crataegus, Crataegus aestivalis, Crataegus apiifolia, Crataegus biltmoreana, Crataegus calpodendron, Crataegus coccinea, Crataegus coccinea mollis, Crataegus crus-galli, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus marshallii, Crataegus mollis, Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus oxyacantha, Crataegus oxycantha, Crataegus pedicellata, Crataegus tomentosa, downy haw, emit, English hawthorn, evergreen thorn, genus Crataegus, let loose, let out, may, mayhaw, nictitating membrane, parsley haw, parsley-leaved thorn, pear haw, pear hawthorn, red haw, scarlet haw, shrub, summer haw, third eyelid, utter, whitethorn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Haw\, n. [OE. hawe, AS. haga; akin to D. haag headge, G.
    hag, hecke, Icel. hagi pasture, Sw. hage, Dan. have garden.
    ???. Cf. {Haggard}, {Ha-ha}, {Haugh}, {Hedge}.]
    1. A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard.
             And eke there was a polecat in his haw. --Chaucer.
    2. The fruit of the hawthorn. --Bacon.
  2. \Haw\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Anat.)
    The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See {Nictitating
    membrane}, under {Nictitate}.
  3. \Haw\, n. [Cf. ha an interjection of wonder, surprise, or
    An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound
    somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made. ``Hums or haws.''
  4. \Haw\, v. i.
    To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with
    interruption and hesitation.
          Cut it short; don't prose -- don't hum and haw.
  5. \Haw\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hawed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hawing}.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here,
    hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hue, interj. used in turning
    a horse to the right, G. hott, h["u], interj. used in calling
    to a horse.]
    To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of
    cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their
    teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See {Gee}.
    {To haw and gee}, or {To haw and gee about}, to go from one
       thing to another without good reason; to have no settled
       purpose; to be irresolute or unstable. [Colloq.]
  6. \Haw\, v. t.
    To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the
    driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.
    {To haw and gee}, or {To haw and gee about}, to lead this way
       and that at will; to lead by the nose; to master or
       control. [Colloq.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: avert, bear off, draw aside, ease off, edge off, falter, fly off, gee, glance, glance off, go off, halt, head off, hem, hem and haw, hesitate, hum, hum and haw, jib, make way for, mammer, move aside, sheer off, shove aside, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle, stammer, steer clear of, step aside, stumble, stutter, switch, turn aside, turn away, turn back, veer off