1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

    Synonyms : so, thence, therefore, thus
    Examples :
    • the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory
    • we were young and thence optimistic
  2. from this place

    Examples :
    • get thee hence!


  1. a high place

    Synonyms : high
    Type Of : place, spot, topographic point
    Examples :
    • he doesn't like heights


  1. an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

    Synonyms : freeze
    Type Of : pause
    Examples :
    • a halt in the arms race
  2. the state of inactivity following an interruption

    Synonyms : arrest, check, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
    Type Of : inactivity, inaction, inactiveness
    Examples :
    • during the halt he got some lunch
  3. cause to stop

    Synonyms : arrest, hold
    Type Of : stop
    Examples :
    • halt the presses
  4. stop from happening or developing

    Synonyms : block, kibosh, stop
    Type Of : foreclose, forestall, prevent, preclude, forbid
  5. stop the flow of a liquid

    Synonyms : stanch, staunch, stem
    Type Of : check
  6. come to a halt, stop moving

    Synonyms : stop
  7. the event of something ending

    Synonyms : stop
    Type Of : conclusion, ending, finish
  8. disabled in the feet or legs

    Synonyms : crippled, game, gimpy, halting, lame


  1. someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)

    Synonyms : packman, peddler, pedlar, pitchman
    Type Of : trafficker, vender, vendor, marketer, seller
  2. a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry

    Synonyms : falconer
    Type Of : huntsman, hunter


  1. having a heading or course in a certain direction

    Examples :
    • westward headed wagons
  2. having a head of a specified kind or anything that serves as a head; often used in combination

    Antonyms : headless
    Examples :
    • headed bolts
    • three-headed Cerberus
    • a cool-headed fighter pilot
  3. of leafy vegetables; having formed into a head

    Examples :
    • headed cabbages
  4. having a heading or caption

    Antonyms : unheaded
    Examples :
    • a headed column
    • headed notepaper


  1. a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things

    Synonyms : ruck
    Type Of : throng, concourse, multitude
    Examples :
    • the children resembled a fairy herd
  2. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

    Synonyms : crowd
    Type Of : move, displace
    Examples :
    • We herded the children into a spare classroom
  3. a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans

    Type Of : animal group
  4. a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

    Type Of : animal group
  5. keep, move, or drive animals

    Type Of : keep
    Examples :
    • Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?
  6. move together, like a herd

    Type Of : crowd together, crowd


  1. feeding only on plants

    Antonyms : carnivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous


  1. praise vociferously

    Synonyms : acclaim, herald
    Type Of : applaud
    Examples :
    • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
  2. be a native of

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • She hails from Kalamazoo
  3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

    Synonyms : herald
    Type Of : greet, recognize, recognise
  4. call for

    Type Of : send for, call
    Examples :
    • hail a cab
  5. enthusiastic greeting

    Type Of : salutation, greeting
  6. many objects thrown forcefully through the air

    Type Of : physical object, object
    Examples :
    • a hail of pebbles
    • a hail of bullets
  7. precipitate as small ice particles

    Type Of : fall, precipitate, come down
    Examples :
    • It hailed for an hour
  8. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

    Type Of : precipitation, downfall


  1. the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)

    Type Of : wood


  1. having or covered with hair

    Synonyms : haired, hairy