Dictionary: HAUGHT'I-LY – HA'VEN-ER

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HAUGHT'I-LY, adv. [hau'tily. See Haught and Haughty.]

Proudly; arrogantly; with contempt or disdain; as, to speak or behave haughtily. Her heavenly form too haughtily she prized. Dryden.

HAUGHT'I-NESS, n. [hauti'ness.]

The quality of being haughty; pride mingled with some degree of contempt for others; arrogance. I will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Is. xiii.

HAUGH'TY, a. [hau'ty; from haught, Fr. haut.]

  1. Proud and disdainful; having a high opinion of one's self, with some contempt for others; lofty and arrogant; supercilious. His wife was a woman of a haughty and imperious nature. Clarendon. A haughty spirit goeth before a fall. Prov. xvi.
  2. Proceeding from excessive pride, or pride mingled with contempt; manifesting pride and disdain; as, a haughty air or walk.
  3. Proud and imperious; as, a haughty nation.
  4. Lofty; bold; of high hazard; as, a haughty enterprise. [Obs.] Spenser.

HAUL, n.

  1. A pulling with force; a violent pull. Thomson.
  2. A draft of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul.

HAUL, v.t. [Fr. haler; Arm. hala; Sp. halar; D. haalen. It is sometimes written hale, but haul is preferable, as au represents the broad sound of a.]

  1. To pull or draw with force; to drag; as, to haul a heavy body along on the ground; to haul a boat on shore. Haul is equivalent to drag, and differs sometimes from pull and draw, in expressing more force and labor. It is much used by seamen; as, to haul down the sails; haul in the boom; haul aft, &c.
  2. To drag; to compel to go. Lest he haul thee to the judge. Luke xii. When applied to persons, haul implies compulsion or rudeness, or both. To haul the wind, in seamanship, is to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from which the wind blows, by arranging the sails more obliquely, bracing the yards more forward, hauling the sheets more aft, &c. Mar. Dict.

HAUL'ED, pp.

Pulled with force; dragged; compelled to move.

HAUL'ING, ppr.

Drawing by force or violence; dragging.

HAULM, or HAUM, n. [Sax. healm G. D. Sw. and Dan. halm; Fr. chaume; L. culmus, the stalk of corn. The sense is probably that which is set, or a shoot. It seems to be the W. colov, a stem or stalk, whence columna, a column.]

  1. The stem or stalk of grain, of all kinds, or of pease, beans, hops, &c.
  2. Straw; the dry stalks of corn, &c. in general.

HAUNCH, or HANCH, n. [Fr. hanche; Arm. hoinch; Sp. It. and Port. anca.]

  1. The hip; that part of the body of man and of quadrupeds, which lies between the last ribs and the thigh. Encyc.
  2. The rear; the hind part. [Not used.] Shak.


  1. A place to which one frequently resorts. Taverns are often the haunts of tipplers. A den is the haunt of wild beasts.
  2. The habit or custom of resorting to a place. [Not used.] Arbuthnot.
  3. Custom; practice. [Obs.] Chaucer.

HAUNT, v.i.

To be much about; to visit or be present often. I've charged thee not to haunt about my door. Shak.

HAUNT, v.t. [Fr. hanter; Arm. hantein or henti.]

  1. To frequent; to resort to much or often, or to be much about; to visit customarily. Celestial Venus haunts Idalia's groves. Pope.
  2. To come to frequently; to intrude on; to trouble with frequent visits; to follow importunately. You wrong me, Sir, thus still to haunt my house. Shak. Those cares that haunt the court and town. Swift.
  3. It is particularly applied to specters or apparitions, which are represented by fear and credulity as frequenting or inhabiting old, decayed, and deserted houses. Foul spirits haunt my resting place. Fairfax.


  1. Frequently visited or resorted to, especially by apparitions.
  2. Troubled by frequent visits.


One who frequents a particular place, or is often about it.


Frequenting; visiting often; troubling with frequent visits.

HAUST, n. [Sax. hwasta.]

A dry cough. [Obs.] Ray.


Provided with a haustellum or sucker, as certain insects.

HAUT'BOY, n. [ho'boy; Fr. haut, high, and bois, wood, or a shoot.]

  1. A sort of strawberry. [The name belongs to the strawberry.]
  2. A wind instrument, somewhat resembling a flute, but widening toward the bottom, and sounded through a reed. The treble is two feet long. The tenor goes a fifth lower, when blown open. It has only eight holes; but the base, which is five feet long, has eleven. Encyc.

HAU'TEUR, n. [Fr.]

Pride; haughtiness; insolent manner or spirit.

HAUT-GOUT, n. [ho goo; Fr.]

High relish or scent.


A mineral called by Haüy latialite, occurring in grains or small masses, and also in groups of minute, shining crystals. Its color is blue, of various shades. It is found imbedded in volcanic rocks, basalt, clinkstone, &c. Cleaveland.

HAVE, v.t. [hav. pret. and pp. had. Indic. present, I have, thou hast, he has; we, ye, they have. Sax. habban; Goth. haban; G. haben; D. hebben; Sw. hafva; Dan. haver; L. habeo; Sp. haber; Port. haver. It. avere; Fr. avoir; W. hafiaw, to snatch or seize hastily, and hapiaw, to happen. The Spanish haber unites have with happen; haber, to have or possess, to take, to happen or befall. The primary sense then is to fall on, or to rush on and seize. See Happen. Class Gb, No. 74, 79.]

  1. To possess; to bold in possession or power. How many loaves have ye? Matth. xv. He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex. xvi. I have a Levite to my priest. Judges xvii. To have and to hold, terms in a deed of conveyance.
  2. To possess, as something that is connected with, or belongs to one. Have ye a father? Have ye another brother? Gen. xliii and xliv. Sheep that have no shepherd. 1 Kings xxii.
  3. To marry; to take for a wife or husband. In the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Math. xxii.
  4. To hold; to regard. Thus, To have in honor, is to hold in esteem; to esteem; to honor. To have in derision or contempt, to hold in derision or contempt; to deride; to despise.
  5. To maintain; to hold in opinion. Sometimes they will have them to be the natural heat; sometimes they will have them to be the qualities of the tangible parts. Bacon.
  6. To be urged by necessity or obligation; to be under necessity, or impelled by duty. I have to visit twenty patients every day. We have to strive against temptations. We have to encounter strong prejudices. The nation has to pay the interest of an immense debt.
  7. To seize and hold; to catch. The hound has him. [The original, but now a vulgar use of the word.]
  8. To contain. The work has many beauties and many faults.
  9. To gain; to procure; to receive; to obtain; to purchase. I had this cloth very cheap. He has a guinea a month. He has high wages for his services.
  10. To bring forth, to produce, as a child. Had rather, denotes wish or preference. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. Ps. lxxiv. Is not this phrase a corruption of would rather? To have after, to pursue. [Not much used, nor elegant.] Shak. To have away, to remove; to take away. Tusser. To have at, to encounter; to assail; as, to have at him; to have at you. [Legitimate, but vulgar.] To enter into competition with; to make trial with. Shak. Dryden uses in a like sense, have with you; but these uses are inelegant. To have in, to contain. To have on, to wear; to carry, as raiment or weapons. He saw a man who had not on a wedding garment. Matth xxii. To have out, to cause to depart. 2 Sam. xiii. To have a care, to take care; to be on the guard, or to guard. To have pleasure, to enjoy. To have pain, to suffer. To have sorrow, to be grieved or afflicted. With would and should. He would have, he desires to have, or he requires. He should have, he ought to have. But the various uses of have in such phrases, and its uses as an auxiliary verb, are fully explained in grammars. As an auxiliary, it assists in forming the perfect tense, as I have formed, thou hast formed, he had or hath formed, we have formed; and the prior-past tense, as I had seen, thou hadst seen, he had seen. [“To have and to be. The distinction is marked in a beautiful sentiment of a German poet: – Hast thou any thing? Share it with me, and I will pay thee the worth of it. Art thou any thing? O then, let us exchange souls.” Dr. Southey's Omniana, i. 237. – EHB.]

HAVE'LESS, a. [hav'less.]

Having little or nothing. [Not in use.] Gower.

HA'VEN, n. [ha'vn; Sax. hæfan; D. haven; Dan. havn; Fr. hâvre; Arm. haffn; G. hafen; from haber, a Gaulish word, signifying the mouth of a river, says Lunier. But in Welsh, hav is summer, and havyn is a flat, extended, still place, and a haven.]

  1. A harbor; a port; a bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river which affords good anchorage and a safe station for ships; any place in which ships can be sheltered by the land from the force of tempests and a violent sea.
  2. A shelter; an asylum; a place of safety. Shak.


The overseer of a port; a harbor-master. [Not used.] Carew.