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Meaning of HOARY

Pronunciation:  'howree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (biology) covered with fine whitish hairs or down
  2. [adj]  ancient; "hoary jokes"
  3. [adj]  showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"

HOARY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: canescent, gray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, hairy, hirsute, hoar, old, rusty, white-haired



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hoar"y\, a.
1. White or whitish. ``The hoary willows.'' --Addison.

2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.

         Reverence the hoary head.             --Dr. T.

3. Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.

4. Moldy; mossy; musty. [Obs.] --Knolles.

5. (Zo["o]l.) Of a pale silvery gray.

6. (Bot.) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs;

{Hoary bat} (Zo["o]l.), an American bat ({Atalapha cinerea}),
   having the hair yellowish, or brown, tipped with white.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Covered with a greyish layer of very short, closely interwoven hairs.
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