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Heimlich maneuver an emergency technique used to save a person choking on something, such as food. One must stand behind the person choking and wrap one's arms around the person, just below the rib cage. One then presses hard in an upward movement to force air from the lungs. The rush of air should eject the object.
heir a person who receives or has the right to receive another person's property or title after that person's death.
heiress a female who has the right to or has received the money or property of a person who has died.
heirloom an object passed down through generations of a family.
held past tense and past participle of hold.
helicopter a type of aircraft that is held in the air and moved along by spinning blades attached to its top side.
helium a gas that is one of the chemical elements. It is used to fill balloons and blimps because it is lighter than air. (symbol: He)
hell the place where evil spirits live and where wicked people are punished after death, according to the Bible. [2 definitions]
he'll shortened form of "he will."
hello a word used as a greeting, statement of surprise, or call for attention. [2 definitions]
helm a wheel or lever used for steering a ship.
helmet a hard covering worn to protect the head.
help to aid or assist. [8 definitions]
helper an assistant in some task or activity.
helpful giving help or aid.
helping a normal amount of food served to a person at one meal.
helping verb another name for auxiliary verb.
helpless unable to take care of oneself. [2 definitions]
Helsinki the capital city of Finland. Helsinki is a seaport city.
hem1 to fold and sew down the edge of. [2 definitions]
hemisphere either of two halves of the earth. A hemisphere is formed by dividing the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the equator, or into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at a meridian. [2 definitions]