hail

  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

hedge

  1. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement

    Synonyms : hedging
    Type Of : evasion, equivocation
  2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    Synonyms : circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
    Type Of : avoid
  3. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

    Synonyms : hedging
    Type Of : security, protection
  4. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

    Synonyms : hedgerow
    Type Of : fence, fencing
  5. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges

    Synonyms : hedge in
    Type Of : shut in, close in, enclose, inclose
    Examples :
    • hedge the property
  6. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge

    Type Of : hem in
    Examples :
    • The animals were hedged in
  7. minimize loss or risk

    Type Of : minimise, minimize
    Examples :
    • diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks
    • hedge your bets

hector

  1. be bossy towards

    Synonyms : ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, push around, strong-arm
    Type Of : intimidate
  2. (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

heyday

  1. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

    Synonyms : bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, peak, prime
    Type Of : period, period of time, time period

hodgepodge

  1. a motley assortment of things

    Synonyms : farrago, gallimaufry, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
    Type Of : variety, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, assortment
  2. a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

    Synonyms : jumble, patchwork
    Type Of : theory

hound

  1. any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

    Synonyms : hound dog
    Type Of : hunting dog
  2. pursue or chase relentlessly

    Synonyms : hunt, trace
    Type Of : track, trail, chase, chase after, tail, dog, give chase, go after, tag
    Examples :
    • the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him
  3. someone who is morally reprehensible

    Synonyms : blackguard, bounder, cad, dog, heel
    Type Of : villain, scoundrel

haphazard

  1. without care; in a slapdash manner

    Synonyms : haphazardly
    Examples :
    • the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard
  2. marked by great carelessness

    Synonyms : slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
    Examples :
    • a most haphazard system of record keeping
  3. dependent upon or characterized by chance

    Synonyms : hit-or-miss
    Examples :
    • a haphazard plan of action

haughty

  1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    Synonyms : disdainful, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering
    Examples :
    • haughty aristocrats

heretic

  1. a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church

    Synonyms : misbeliever, religious outcast
    Type Of : castaway, ishmael, outcast, pariah
  2. a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

    Type Of : nonconformist, recusant

honest

  1. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    Synonyms : honorable
    Antonyms : dishonest
    Examples :
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  2. not forged

    Synonyms : good
  3. gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    Synonyms : fair
    Examples :
    • an honest wage
  4. worthy of being depended on

    Synonyms : dependable, reliable, true
    Examples :
    • an honest working stiff
  5. marked by truth

    Examples :
    • gave honest answers
    • honest reporting
  6. without dissimulation; frank

    Examples :
    • my honest opinion
  7. without pretensions

    Examples :
    • worked at an honest trade
    • good honest food