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haggard


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haggard  \Hag"gard\,  a.  [F.  hagard;  of  German  origin,  and  prop. 
  meaning,  of  the  hegde  or  woods,  wild,  untamed.  See  {Hedge}, 
  {1st  Haw},  and  {-ard}.] 
  1.  Wild  or  intractable;  disposed  to  break  away  from  duty; 
  untamed;  as  a  haggard  or  refractory  hawk.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  [For  hagged,  fr  hag  a  witch,  influenced  by  haggard  wild.] 
  Having  the  expression  of  one  wasted  by  want  or  suffering; 
  hollow-eyed;  having  the  features  distorted  or  wasted,  or 
  anxious  in  appearance;  as  haggard  features,  eyes. 
 
  Staring  his  eyes,  and  haggard  was  his  look 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haggard  \Hag"gard\,  n.  [See  {Haggard},  a.] 
  1.  (Falconry)  A  young  or  untrained  hawk  or  falcon. 
 
  2.  A  fierce,  intractable  creature. 
 
  I  have  loved  this  proud  disdainful  haggard.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  [See  {Haggard},  a.,  2.]  A  hag.  [Obs.]  --Garth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haggard  \Hag"gard\,  n.  [See  {1st  Haw},  {Hedge},  and  {Yard}  an 
  inclosed  space.] 
  A  stackyard.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haggard 
  adj  1:  showing  the  wearing  effects  of  overwork  or  care  or 
  suffering;  "looking  careworn  as  she  bent  over  her 
  mending";  "her  face  was  drawn  and  haggard  from 
  sleeplessness";  "that  raddled  but  still  noble  face"; 
  "shocked  to  see  the  worn  look  of  his  handsome  young 
  face"-  Charles  Dickens  [syn:  {careworn},  {drawn},  {raddled}, 
  {worn}] 
  2:  very  thin  especially  from  disease  or  hunger  or  cold; 
  "emaciated  bony  hands";  "a  nightmare  population  of  gaunt 
  men  and  skeletal  boys";  "eyes  were  haggard  and  cavernous"; 
  "small  pinched  faces";  kept  life  in  his  wasted  frame  only 
  by  grim  concentration"  [syn:  {bony},  {cadaverous},  {emaciated}, 
  {gaunt},  {pinched},  {skeletal},  {wasted}] 




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