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HOAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoar mean? 

HOAR (noun)
  The noun HOAR has 1 sense:

1. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

  Familiarity information: HOAR used as a noun is very rare.


HOAR (adjective)
  The adjective HOAR has 1 sense:

1. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

  Familiarity information: HOAR used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOAR (noun)


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Meaning:

Ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

frost; hoar; hoarfrost; rime

Hypernyms ("hoar" is a kind of...):

ice; water ice (water frozen in the solid state)


HOAR (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

Synonyms:

hoary; hoar; grizzly; grey-headed; grey-haired; white-haired; gray-headed; gray-haired; gray; grey

Context examples:

whose beard with age is hoar / nodded his hoary head

Similar:

old ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age)


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