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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoary  \Hoar"y\,  a. 
  1.  White  or  whitish.  ``The  hoary  willows.''  --Addison. 
 
  2.  White  or  gray  with  age;  hoar;  as  hoary  hairs. 
 
  Reverence  the  hoary  head.  --Dr.  T. 
  Dwight. 
 
  3.  Hence  remote  in  time  past;  as  hoary  antiquity. 
 
  4.  Moldy;  mossy;  musty.  [Obs.]  --Knolles. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  Of  a  pale  silvery  gray. 
 
  6.  (Bot.)  Covered  with  short,  dense,  grayish  white  hairs; 
  canescent. 
 
  {Hoary  bat}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  bat  ({Atalapha  cinerea}), 
  having  the  hair  yellowish,  or  brown,  tipped  with  white. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoary 
  adj  1:  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},  {hoar}, 
  {white-haired}] 
  2:  ancient;  "hoary  jokes"  [syn:  {rusty}] 
  3:  (biology)  covered  with  fine  whitish  hairs  or  down  [syn:  {canescent}] 




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