Dictionary: HUS'TLE – HY'ADS

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HUS'TLE, v.i. [hus'l; D. hutselen, to shake; Sw. hutla, to shuffle.]

To shake together in confusion; to push or crowd.


Shaken together.


Shaking together.


  1. A worthless woman; a bad manager. [See Hussy.] Shak.
  2. A female economist; a thrifty woman. Shak.

HUS'WIFE, v.t.

To manage with economy and frugality. Dryden.


The business of managing the concerns of a family by a female; female management, good or bad. Tusser.

HUT, n. [G. hütte; D. hut; Dan. hytte; Fr. hutte; perhaps a dialectical orthography of Sax. hus, house, and cot; W. cwt.]

A small house, hovel or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a cottage. It is particularly applied to log-houses erected for troops in winter.

HUT, v.i.

To take lodging in huts. The troops hutted for the winter. T. Pickering.

HUT, v.t.

To place in huts, as troops encamped in winter quarters. Marshall. Smollett.

HUTCH, n. [Fr. huche; Sp. hucha; Sax. hwæcca.]

  1. A chest or box, a corn chest or bin; a case for rabbits. Mortimer.
  2. A rat-trap.

HUTCH, v.t.

To hoard, as in a chest. Milton.


Deposited in a chest.


Depositing in a hutch.


A follower of the opinions of John Hutchinson, of Yorkshire, England.

HUT'TED, pp.

Lodged in huts. Mitford.

HUT'TING, ppr.

Placing in huts; taking lodgings in huts.

HUX, v.t.

To fish for pike with hooks and lines fastened to floating bladders. Encyc.

HUZZ, v.i.

To buzz. [Not in use.] Barret.

HUZ-ZA', n.

A shout of joy; a foreign word used in writing only, and most preposterously. The word chiefly used is our native word hoora, hooraw, or hurrah, – which see.

HUZ-ZA', v.i.

To utter a loud shout of joy, or an acclamation in joy or praise.

HUZ-ZA', v.t.

To receive or attend with shouts of joy. Addison.

HUZ-ZA'ED, pp.

  1. Uttered in shouts of joy.
  2. Received with shouts of joy.

HY'A-CINTH, n. [L. hyacinthus; Gr. υακινθος.]

  1. In botany, the popular name of some species of a genus of plants. The Oriental hyacinth has a large, purplish, bulbous root, from which spring several narrow erect leaves; the flower stalk is upright and succulent, and adorned with many bell-shaped flowers, united in a large pyramidical spike, of different colors in the varieties. Encyc.
  2. In mineralogy, a mineral, a variety of zircon, whose crystals, when distinct, have the form of a four-sided prism, terminated by four rhombic planes, which stand on the lateral edges. Its structure is foliated; its luster, strong; its fracture, conchoidal. Its prevailing color is a hyacinth red, in which the red is more or less tinged with yellow or brown. It is sometimes transparent, and sometimes only translucent. Cleaveland. Hyacinth is a subspecies of pyramidical zircon. Ure.


Made of hyacinth; consisting of hyacinth; resembling hyacinth. Milton.

HY'ADS, n. [Gr. ὑαδες, from ὑω, to rain; ὑετος, rain.]

In astronomy, a cluster of seven stars in the Bull's head, supposed by the ancients to bring rain. Encyc.