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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hor, hore, from Old English hār (hoar, hoary, grey, old), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz (grey), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēy(w)-, *ḱyē(w)- (grey). Cognate with German hehr (noble, sublime) and Herr (sir, gentleman).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hoar

  1. A white or greyish-white colour.
    hoar colour:  
  2. Hoariness; antiquity.
    • Burke
      Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hoar (not comparable)

  1. Of a white or greyish-white colour.
    • Edmund Spenser
      hoar waters
    • Byron
      old trees with trunks all hoar
  2. (poetic) Hoarily bearded.
    • Thomas Warton
      And lo, where rapt in beauty's heavenly dream
      Hoar Plato walks his olived Academe.
    • 1847 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie
      This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
      Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
      Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
      Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
  3. (obsolete) Musty; mouldy; stale.

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Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

hoar (third-person singular simple present hoars, present participle hoaring, simple past and past participle hoared)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To become mouldy or musty.

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AnagramsEdit


Alemannic GermanEdit

NounEdit

hoar

  1. (Gressoney, anatomy) hair

ReferencesEdit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

hoar

  1. indefinite plural of ho

VerbEdit

hoar

  1. present tense of hoa.