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hoar


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoar  \Hoar\,  a.  [OE.  hor,  har,  AS  h[=a]r;  akin  to  Icel. 
  h[=a]rr,  and  to  OHG.  h[=e]r  illustrious,  magnificent;  cf 
  Icel.  Hei[eth]  brightness  of  the  sky,  Goth.  hais  torch,  Skr. 
  k[=e]tus  light,  torch.  Cf  {Hoary}.] 
  1.  White,  or  grayish  white;  as  hoar  frost;  hoar  cliffs. 
  ``Hoar  waters.''  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Gray  or  white  with  age;  hoary. 
 
  Whose  beard  with  age  is  hoar.  --Coleridge. 
 
  Old  trees  with  trunks  all  hoar.  --Byron. 
 
  3.  Musty;  moldy;  stale.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoar  \Hoar\,  n. 
  Hoariness;  antiquity.  [R.] 
 
  Covered  with  the  awful  hoar  of  innumerable  ages. 
  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoar  \Hoar\,  v.  t.  [AS.  h[=a]rian  to  grow  gray.] 
  To  become  moldy  or  musty.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoar 
  adj  :  showing  characteristics  of  age,  especially  having  gray  or 
  white  hair;  "whose  beard  with  age  is  hoar"-Coleridge; 
  "nodded  his  hoary  head"  [syn:  {gray},  {grey},  {gray-haired}, 
  {grey-haired},  {gray-headed},  {grey-headed},  {hoary}, 
  {white-haired}] 
  n  :  ice  crystals  forming  a  white  deposit  (especially  on  objects 
  outside)  [syn:  {frost},  {hoarfrost},  {rime}] 




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