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hexagon a flat, closed figure with six straight sides.
hey a word used to draw attention or to show surprise, mild delight, or anger.
Hg symbol of the chemical element mercury.
HI abbreviation of "Hawaii."
hi (informal) "Hello!"
hibernate to sleep through the winter in a den or burrow to save energy. Bears, snakes, and certain other animals hibernate.
hiccup a sudden uncontrolled taking in of breath that is also stopped very quickly. A squeaking sound is often produced along with it. A hiccup is caused when the muscles used to breathe tighten up. [3 definitions]
hickory a tree of the walnut family, found mostly in North America. The hickory has nuts that can be eaten and wood that is hard and useful. [2 definitions]
hid past tense and a past participle of "hide."
hidden placed out of sight; kept from view or from knowledge.
hide1 to put or hold out of sight; keep from view. [3 definitions]
hide2 the skin of one of the larger animals such as a buffalo or cow.
hide-and-seek a children's game in which one player tries to find the others, who are hiding.
hideous looking very ugly or frightening; disgusting.
hideout a place where a person can hide from the police or other people.
hieroglyphic having to do with writing that uses pictures and symbols to stand for words or sounds. [2 definitions]
high reaching up a great distance; tall. [8 definitions]
high jump a contest in which each person jumps over a bar which is raised after each successful jump.
highland land that is higher than the area around it. [2 definitions]
highly in a way that shows praise or respect. [3 definitions]
highness (capital) a title of honor used when speaking to or about a royal person (usually preceded by "His", "Her", or "Your").