browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
hash

more about hash

hash


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hash  \Hash\,  n.  [Formerly  hachey  hachee,  F.  hachis,  ?.  hacher 
  to  hash;  of  German  origin;  cf  G.  hippe  sickle,  OHG.  hippa, 
  for  happia.  Cf  {Hatchet}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  hashed  or  chopped  up  meat  and  vegetables, 
  especially  such  as  have  been  already  cooked,  chopped  into 
  small  pieces  and  mixed. 
 
  2.  A  new  mixture  of  old  matter;  a  second  preparation  or 
  exhibition. 
 
  I  can  not  bear  elections,  and  still  less  the  hash  of 
  them  over  again  in  a  first  session.  --Walpole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hash  \Hash\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hashed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hashing}.]  [From  {Hash},  n.:  cf  F.  hacher  to  hash.] 
  To  ?hop  into  small  pieces;  to  mince  and  mix;  as  to  hash 
  meat.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hash 
  n  1:  chopped  meat  mixed  with  potatoes  and  browned 
  2:  purified  resinous  extract  of  hemp  plant;  used  as  a 
  hallucinogen  [syn:  {hashish}] 
  v  :  chop  up  as  of  potatoes 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hash 
 
  1.    "#",  {ASCII}  code  35. 
 
  Common  names:  number  sign;  pound;  pound  sign;  hash;  sharp; 
  {crunch};  hex;  {INTERCAL}:  mesh.  Rare:  grid;  crosshatch; 
  octothorpe;  flash;  {ITU-T}:  square,  pig-pen;  tictactoe; 
  scratchmark  thud;  thump;  {splat}. 
 
  The  pronunciation  of  "#"  as  pound"  is  common  in  the  US  but  a 
  bad  idea;  {Commonwealth  Hackish}  has  its  own  rather  more 
  apposite  use  of  "pound  sign"  (confusingly,  on  British 
  keyboards  the  pound  graphic  happens  to  replace  "#";  thus 
  Britishers  sometimes  call  "#"  on  a  US-ASCII  keyboard  "pound", 
  compounding  the  American  error).  The  US  usage  derives  from  an 
  old-fashioned  commercial  practice  of  using  a  "#"  suffix  to  tag 
  pound  weights  on  bills  of  lading.  The  character  is  usually 
  pronounced  hash"  outside  the  US 
 
  2.    {hash  coding}. 
 
  3.  The  preferred  term  for  a  {Perl}  {associative  array}. 
 
  (1995-03-06) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HASH,  x.  There  is  no  definition  for  this  word  --  nobody  knows  what 
  hash  is 
 
 




more about hash