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Meaning of HOAR

Pronunciation:  howr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
  2. [adj]  showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"

HOAR is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: frost, gray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, hoarfrost, hoary, old, rime, white-haired
 See Also: ice, water ice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Hoar\, n.
    Hoariness; antiquity. [R.]
          Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages.
  3. \Hoar\, v. t. [AS. h[=a]rian to grow gray.]
    To become moldy or musty. [Obs.] --Shak.
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