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hindustani
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
  • n  a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Hindustan or its people or language
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hip
  • n  either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
  • n  the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  • n  the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
  • n  (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
  • n  the fruit of a rose plant
  • s  informed about the latest trends
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hiplength
  • a  extending to or just over the hips
    a hiplength jacket
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hipless
  • a  having or seeming to have no hips
    slim and hipless
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hipped
  • a  having hips; or having hips as specified (usually in combination)
    broad-hipped
  • a  (of a roof) sloping on all sides
    a hipped roof has sloping ends rather than gables
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hippocratic
  • a  of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name
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hircine
  • a  of or pertaining to or suggestive of a goat (especially in strong odor)
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hired
  • v  engage or hire for work
    They hired two new secretaries in the department
  • v  hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
  • v  engage for service under a term of contract
  • s  having services engaged for a fee
    hired hands
    a hired gun
  • a  hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
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hispanic
  • n  an American whose first language is Spanish
  • a  related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture
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hispaniolan
  • a  of or relating to the West Indian island of Hispaniola
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hispid
  • s  (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles
    plants with hispid stems
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historic
  • s  belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    historic victories
    historical (or historic) times
    a historical character
  • s  important in history
    the historic first voyage to outer space
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historical
  • a  of or relating to the study of history
    historical scholars
    a historical perspective
  • s  having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    the historical Jesus
    doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    actual historical events
  • s  belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    historical (or historic) times
    a historical character
  • a  used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
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histrionic
  • s  characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic gestures
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