Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of HEX

Pronunciation:  heks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
  2. [adj]  of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base
  3. [v]  cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

HEX is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bewitch, curse, enchant, glamour, hexadecimal, jinx, jinx, whammy, witch
 See Also: becharm, charm, charm, magic spell, spell, spell, voodoo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hex-\, Hexa \Hex"a\ [Gr. "e`x six. See {Six}.]
A prefix or combining form, used to denote six, sixth, etc.;
as, hexatomic, hexabasic.

Computing Dictionary

1. hexadecimal.

2. A 6-pack of anything (compare quad). Neither usage has anything to do with magic or black art, though the pun is appreciated and occasionally used by hackers. True story: As a joke, some hackers once offered some surplus ICs for sale to be worn as protective amulets against hostile magic. The chips were, of course, hex inverters.

3. The hash character, used to introduce hexadecimal constants in some assembly languages.

[jargon file]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are putting a hex on someone, represents your vengeful nature and vindictiveness. Dreaming that someone is putting a hex on you, symbolizes angry and hurtful feelings. You are unable to cope in some painful situation.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abuse, accurse, afflict, aggrieve, anathema, anathematize, bad influence, ban, bedevil, befoul, bewitch, blaspheme, blasphemy, blast, blight, bring bad luck, cantrip, charm, commination, condemn, confound, corrupt, coven, crucify, curse, damage, damn, damnation, darn, defile, demonize, denunciation, deprave, despoil, destroy, diabolize, disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom, enchant, enchantment, enchantress, envenom, evil eye, evil genius, evil star, excommunicate, excommunication, execrate, execration, exorcism, fulminate against, fulmination, get into trouble, glamour, hag, harass, harm, hoodoo, hurt, ill wind, impair, imprecate, imprecation, infect, injure, jinx, Jonah, lamia, magic spell, malevolent influence, malison, malocchio, maltreat, menace, mistreat, molest, obsess, outrage, overlook, persecute, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, possess, prejudice, proscription, savage, scathe, shamaness, sorceress, spell, taint, threaten, throw a whammy, thunder against, thundering, torment, torture, violate, voodoo, wanga, weird, Weird Sisters, whammy, witch, witchwife, witchwoman, wound, wreak havoc on, wrong