I. adjective Etymology: Middle English hor, from Old English hār; akin to Old High German hēr hoary Date: before 12th century hoary II. noun Etymology: Middle English hor hoariness, from hor, adjective Date: 1567 frost 1b

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  • Hoar — Hoar, a. [OE. hor, har, AS. h[=a]r; akin to Icel. h[=a]rr, and to OHG. h[=e]r illustrious, magnificent; cf. Icel. Hei[eth] brightness of the sky, Goth. hais torch, Skr. k[=e]tus light, torch. Cf. {Hoary}.] 1. White, or grayish white; as, hoar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoar — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ebenezer R. Hoar (1816–1895), US amerikanischer Politiker und Justizminister Joseph P. Hoar (* 1934), General des US Marine Corps; Kommandeur des US Central Command Melissa Hoar (* 1983), australische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hoar — Hoar, n. Hoariness; antiquity. [R.] [1913 Webster] Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoar — hoar·i·ly; hoar·i·ness; hoar; …   English syllables

  • Hoar — Hoar, v. t. [AS. h[=a]rian to grow gray.] To become moldy or musty. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoar — archaic or literary ► ADJECTIVE ▪ grey or grey haired. ► NOUN ▪ hoar frost. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hoar — (adj.) O.E. har hoary, gray, venerable, old, the connecting notion being gray hair, from P.Gmc. *haira (Cf. O.N. harr gray haired, old, O.S., O.H.G. her distinguished, noble, glorious, Ger. hehr), from PIE *kei , source of color adjectives (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoar — [hôr] adj. [ME hore < OE har, akin to Ger hehr, venerable < IE base * k̑ei , term for dark colors, gray, brown > HUE1, ON harr, gray, old, Pol szary, gray] 1. HOARY 2. Obs. moldy; stale n. 1. HOARINESS …   English World dictionary

  • Hoar — in universe subject = a described object = a fictional deity category = context Forgotten Realms Deity|fgcolor=#fff bgcolor=#000 fgcolor=#fff name=Hoar title=The Doombringer Lord of Three Thunders home=Barrens of Doom and Despair power=Demipower… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoar — Divinité des Royaumes Oubliés Hoar Titre Celui qui amène le Destin, le Seigneur des Trois Tonnerres. Niveau de puissance Demi puissance Alignement Loyal Neutre Portfolio Revanche, Châtiments Domaines Terres du Destin et du Désespoir Hoar est un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hoar — [OE] Hoar now survives mainly in hoary, a disparaging term for ‘old’, and hoarfrost, literally ‘white frost’. Between them, they encapsulate the meaning of hoar – ‘greyishwhite haired with age’. But it is the colour that is historically primary,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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