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hurtle to move with great speed and often with great noise. [2 definitions]
husband a man who is married; the man to whom a woman is married.
hush "Be quiet." [5 definitions]
husk the dry outer covering of some seeds and fruits. [2 definitions]
husky1 big and strong. [2 definitions]
husky2 (often capitalized) a breed of dog. Huskies are strong, have thick fur, and are often raised to pull sleds in arctic regions.
hustle to work or go swiftly. [4 definitions]
hut a small house or shelter made of grass, mud, or logs.
hutch a pen or shelter for small animals such as rabbits. [2 definitions]
hyacinth a plant that bears tall stalks of colorful flowers that have a sweet smell. The hyacinth grows from a bulb and is related to the lily.
hybrid the offspring of two plants or animals that are of different species or breeds.
hydrant an upright pipe with a valve from which water can be drawn from a water main.
hydroelectric having to do with producing electricity by means of the energy created by moving water.
hydrogen a very light gas that burns easily and is one of the chemical elements. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It combines with oxygen to make water, and it is found in all living things. Hydrogen combines with many substances and has many uses. (symbol: H)
hydrogen bomb a very powerful type of bomb. When its hydrogen atoms are forced together under great heat and pressure, they release energy in a huge explosion.
hyena a mammal with very long front legs and shorter back legs. Hyenas look like dogs, but are more closely related to cats. They have a cry that sounds like strange human laughter. Most kinds of hyena are nocturnal and eat the remains of dead animals. Hyenas are found in Africa and Asia.
hygiene the practice of keeping clean to stay healthy and prevent disease.
hygienist a person skilled in the areas of hygiene, such as a dentist's assistant.
hymn a song or poem written in praise of God or a country.
hymnal a book of church hymns.
hype to create interest in by making exaggerated claims. [2 definitions]