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hoar (old)

Definition:

showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more hoar

Superlative:

most hoar

Similar to:

old

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

"whose beard with age is hoar" - Coleridge

Synonyms:

gray [American spelling] | gray-haired [American spelling] | gray-headed [American spelling] | grey [British/Canadian spelling] | grey-haired [British/Canadian spelling] | grey-headed [British/Canadian spelling] | grizzly | hoary | white-haired

Etymology:

Old English har "hoary, gray, venerable, old", the connecting notion being gray...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of hoar...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Gray-headed Kite | Leptodon cayanensis [species]

a raptor found in open woodland and swamp forests. It shares the genus Leptodon with the extremely rare White-collared Kite. It breeds from eastern Mexico and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and northern Argentina. The nest is made of sticks... (41 of 320 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gray-headed Kite

Random House Dictionary:

gray-headed | grey-headed [sense-specific] | old [synonym, sense-specific]

having gray hair. | of or pertaining to old age or old people. | old (13 of 22 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gray-headed

New World Dictionary:

gray-headed

having gray hair | old (4 of 6 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gray-headed

Collins Dictionary:

grey-haired [British] | gray-haired [United States]

having grey hair (3 of 417 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grey-haired

Wiktionary:

gray-haired

Having gray hair. | Hence, figuratively, old, wise, experienced. (8 of 9 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gray-haired

Merriam-Webster:

hoary | hoarier [comparative] | hoariest [superlative] | aged [adjective, hoary] | antediluvian [adjective, hoary] | dateless [adjective, hoary] | immemorial [adjective, hoary] | ancient [synonym, sense-specific] | age-old [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

gray or white with or as if with age | extremely old; "ancient" (12 of 137 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hoary

frost [entry 1, noun] | hoarfrost [noun, sense-specific] | hoar [synonym, sense-specific] | rime [synonym, sense-specific] | blockbuster [antonym, sense-specific] | hit [antonym, sense-specific] | smash [antonym, sense-specific] | success [antonym, sense-specific] | winner [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

the process of freezing ; a covering of minute ice crystals on a cold ... | coldness of deportment or temperament; an indifferent, reserved, or ... (24 of 152 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/frost

Oxford Dictionary:

hoar

[archaic, literary] : greyish white; grey or grey-haired with age. | hoar frost. (12 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hoar

American Heritage Dictionary:

hoar

Hoary. | Hoarfrost. (2 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hoar

Columbia Encyclopedia:

grizzly bear | grizzly | grizzly bears

large, powerful North American brown bear, characterized by gray-streaked, or grizzled, fur. Grizzlies are 6 to 8 ft (180-250 cm) long, stand 3 1/2 to ... (25 of 169 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0821896​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grizzly bear [countable] | grizzly bears [plural] | grizzly

a very large bear with brown fur that lives in the mountains of the north-western US (16 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grizzly-bear

Cambridge Dictionary:

grizzly bear | grizzly

a very large greyish brown bear from North America and Canada (11 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grizzly-bear

Britannica Encyclopedia:

gray [physics]

unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation, defined in the 1980s by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements. One gray is ... (23 of 87 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/242610​/gray

Encarta Dictionary:

hoar [literary]

white or grayish white in color, usually as a result of age or frost (14 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618197​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

hoar

Origin: Old English har "hoary, gray, venerable, old", the connecting notion being gray hair, from Proto-Germanic *haira (compare Old Norse ... (19 of 99 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=hoar

hoary

First use: 1510s

Origin: "grey or white with age" (of hair); about 1600 as "venerable, ancient"; from "hoar" + "-y" (2).

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=hoary

Wiktionary:

hoar | hoars [plural] | hoared [past tense] | hoaring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English hore, from Old English hār ("hoar, hoary, grey, old"), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz ("grey"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēyw-, *ḱyēw- ("grey"). Cognate with German hehr ("noble,... (25 of 32 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hoar

hoary

Origin: hoar + -y

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hoary

-y

Origin: Middle English -y, -i, from Old English -iġ ("-y, -ic", suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-īgaz ("-y, ... | Middle English and Scots | Anglo-Norman and Middle French -ie and -e, from Latin -ia,... (30 of 81 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-y

New World Dictionary:

hoar

Origin: Middle English hore from Old English har, akin to German hehr, venerable from Indo-European base *_ei-, term for dark ... (19 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hoar

hoary | hoarier [comparative] | hoariest [superlative]

Origin: "hoar" + "-y"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hoary

-y

Origin: Middle English -y, -i, -ie, probably based on Old ... | Middle English -y, -ie from Old English -ig, akin to ... (20 of 62 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/y-suffix

Collins Dictionary:

hoar

Origin: Old English hār; related to Old Norse hārr, Old High German hēr, Old Slavonic sěrǔ grey

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hoar

Oxford Dictionary:

hoar

Origin: Old English hār, of Germanic origin; related to German hehr "majestic, noble"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hoar

American Heritage Dictionary:

hoar

Origin: Middle English hor, from Old English hār.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hoar

Merriam-Webster:

hoar [entry 1, adjective]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English hor, from Old English hār; akin to Old High German hēr hoary

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hoar

hoar [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1567

Origin: Middle English hor hoariness, from hor, adjective

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hoar show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

hoar [literary]

Origin: Old English hār from Indo-European, "shine"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618197​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

hoary

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hoary"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hoary

Collins Dictionary:

hoar

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hoar"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hoar

hoary

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hoary"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hoary

the Free Dictionary:

hoar

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hoar"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hoar"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hoar" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hoar

hoary

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hoary"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hoary"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hoary" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hoary

Google Dictionary:

hoar

Audio: English pronunciation of "hoar"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=hoar

hoary | hoarier [comparative] | hoariest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "hoary"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=hoary

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hoar

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hoar"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hoar​0001 word=hoar

hoary

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hoary"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hoary​001 word=hoary

YourDictionary Audio:

hoar

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hoar" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hoar

hoary

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hoary" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hoary

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hoary | hoarier [comparative] | hoariest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hoary"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hoary

Macmillan American Dictionary:

hoary | hoarier [comparative] | hoariest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hoary"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/hoary

Cambridge Dictionary:

hoary

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "hoary"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "hoary"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hoary

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