Dictionary: HITH'ER-TO – HOARSE

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HITH'ER-TO, [comp. hither and to.]

  1. To this time; yet. The Lord hath blessed me hitherto. Josh. xvii.
  2. In any time, or every time till now; in time preceding the present. More ample spirit than hitherto was wont. Spenser.
  3. To this place; to a prescribed limit. Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further. Job xxxviii.

HITH'ER-WARD, [comp. hither and ward.]

This way; toward this place. A puissant and mighty power – / Is marching hitherward in proud array. Shak.

HIT'TING, ppr.


HIVE, n. [Sax. hyfe; Eth. ቀፎ kafo. Class Gb, No. 88. In W. cyf is the stem or stock of a tree, and cyfgwenyn is a bee-hive. So in G. bienenstock, Sw. bistock, bee-stock. The hive of wild bees is a hollow tree.]

  1. A box, chest or kind of basket for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honey-bees. It is made of boards, straw or other materials.
  2. A swarm of bees; or the bees inhabiting a hive. Shak.
  3. A company or society together, or closely connected. [Unusual.] Swift.

HIVE, v.i.

To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body. Pope.

HIVE, v.t.

  1. To collect into a hive; to cause to enter a hive; as, to hive bees. Dryden. Mortimer.
  2. To contain; to receive, as a habitation, or place of deposit. Where all delicious sweets are hived. Cleaveland.

HIV'ED, pp.

Lodged in a hive or shelter.

HIV'ER, n.

One that collects bees into a hive. Mortimer.

HIVES, n. [Scot. Qu. heave.]

A disease, the croup, or cynanche trachealis; rattles.

HO, exclam.

A word used by teamsters, to stop their teams. It has been used as a noun, for stop, moderation, bounds. There is no ho with them. Dekker. Green. This word is pronounced also whō, or hwō.

HO, or HOA, exclam. [L. eho.]

A call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. What noise there, ho? Shak. Hoa, who's within? Shak.

HOAR, a. [Sax. har; Heb. Ch. Syr. and Ar. חור, white.]

  1. White; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs. Thomson.
  2. Gray; white with age; hoary; as, a matron grave and hoar. Spenser.

HOAR, n.

Hoariness; antiquity. Burke.

HOAR, v.i.

To become moldy or musty. [Little used.]

HOARD, n. [Sax. hord, from gathering, hiding, or depositing.]

A store, stock or large quantity of any thing accumulated or laid up; a hidden stock; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions for winter; a hoard of money. Shak. Woodward.

HOARD, v.i.

To collect and form a hoard; to lay up store. Nor cared to hoard for those whom he did breed. Spenser.

HOARD, v.t.

To collect and lay up a large quantity of any thing; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly; as, to hoard grain or provisions; to hoard silver and gold. Dryden. It is sometimes followed by up, but without use; as, to hoard up provisions.


Collected and laid up in store.


One who lays up in store; one who accumulates and keepe in secret.


  1. Laying up in store.
  2. adj. Instinctively collecting and laying up provisions for winter; as, the squirrel is a hoarding animal.


Moldy; musty. [Not in use.]


The white particles of ice formed by the congelation of dew or watery vapors.


The name of several plants of different genera. The common hoarhound is the Marrubium vulgare. It has a bitter taste, and is used as a tonic. Encyc.

HOAR'I-NESS, n. [from hoary.]

The state of being white, whitish or gray; as, the hoariness of the hair or head of old men.

HOARSE, a. [hōrs; Syr. ܚܪܣ hars, to be rough or hoarse.]

  1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice, as when affected with a cold.
  2. Rough; grating; discordant; as the voice, or as any sound. We say, the hoarse raven; the hoarse resounding shore. Dryden.