Heath


Heath

Heath can mean:
* Heath (habitat), a landscape characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation.
* Any of several related genera of flowering plants in the Heath habitat -
**"Erica" (the genus most widely so known as heath)
**"Calluna", genus growing in the heath habitat
**"Cassiope", genus growing in the heath habitat
**"Daboecia", genus growing in the heath habitat
**"Epacris" (also known as Australian Heath), genus growing in the heath habitat
**"Leucopogon" (Beard-heath), genus growing in the heath habitat
**"Phyllodoce" (Mountainheath), genus growing in the heath habitat

*Ericaceae, Plant family containing Erica

Places

United Kingdom

*Heath, Cardiff, Wales
*Heath, Cheshire, England
*Heath, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
*Heath, Devon, England
*Heath, Shropshire, England
*Heath, West Yorkshire, England

United States

*Heath, Alabama
*Heath, Indiana (extinct)
*Heath, Massachusetts
*Heath, Ohio
*Heath, Texas
*Heath Township, Michigan
*Heath Township, Pennsylvania

Denmark

*Heath, Kongenshus
*Heath, Harrild

Elsewhere

*Heath River, border between Peru and Bolivia

People

urname

*Benjamin Heath (1704-1766), British scholar
*Darren Heath (born 1968), motor sports photographer
*David Heath (born 1954), British politician
*Edward Heath (1916-2005), British politician
*Eric Heath (born 1923), New Zealand cartoonist
*Ted Heath (bandleader) (1902-1969)
*Harrison Heath, creator of Connect 4
*Lewis Heath (1885-1954), British general
*Lilian Heath, American doctor
*Michael Heath (born 1935), cartoonist
*Monroe Heath (1827-1894), American politician
*Samantha Heath, British politician
*Sir Thomas Little (T.L.) Heath (1861-1940), British mathematician and historian of classical Greek mathematics
*Thomas Heath (instrument maker) (1719-1773), English scientific and mathematical instrument maker.
*William Heath (1737-1814), American soldier and politician
*William Heath (artist) (1795-1840), British artist and caricaturist
*Joseph Heath (born 1967), Canadian philosopher
*The Heath Brothers: Jimmy (born 1926), Percy (1923-2005), and Tootie (born 1935), all American musicians

Forename

*Heath Ledger (1979-2008), Australian actor
*Heath Bell (born 1977) , pitcher for the San Diego Padres.
*Heath Miller (born 1982), American football player
*Heath Ramsay (born 1981), Australian butterfly swimmer
*W. Heath Robinson (1872-1944), British cartoonist
*Heath Shuler (born 1971), Washington Redskins quarterback, now Democratic representative from North Carolina
*Heath Streak (born 1974), Zimbabwean cricketer
*Heath (bassist) (born 1968), bassist of X Japan
*Heath Lamberts (1941-2005), Broadway actor who originated the role of Cogsworth in "Beauty and the Beast".
*Heath Herring (born 1978), American heavyweight mixed martial artist, veteran of UFC, Pride Fighting Championships, K-1 and World Vale Tudo Championship
*Heath, a gay character in "Greek"

Court cases

*"Heath v. Alabama", 478 U.S. 82 (1985), interpreting the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Other uses

*Heath bar, a popular candy bar
* Heath, a wyvern knight in the video game "Fire Emblem".
* Heath, also known as Tucker, the owner of the Battle Dome from the "Pokémon" series.
* Heath, the thesaurus, a dinosaur on the PBS Kids show "Between the Lions".
* Heaths, a number of unrelated Lepidoptera found in heathland. They include moths (e.g. the Latticed Heath of the Geometridae) as well as butterflies (e.g. species of "Coenonympha" of the Nymphalidae)


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  • Heath — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Heath (Alabama) Heath (Indiana) Heath (Kentucky) Heath (Massachusetts) Heath (Montana) Heath (Ohio) Heath (Pennsylvania) Heath (Tennessee) Heath (Texas) Heath Grove (New York) Heath Manor… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Heath — (h[=e]th), n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h[=ae][eth]; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. hei[eth]r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. hai[thorn]i field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. ksh[=e]tra field. [root]20.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HEATH (E.) — HEATH EDWARD (1916 ) Né à Broadstairs (Kent), Edward Heath sera le premier leader d’origine ouvrière du Parti conservateur. Après des études à Balliol College, Oxford, il participe à la Seconde Guerre mondiale, combattant en Europe en 1944 et en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Heath — Heath, AL U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 249 Housing Units (2000): 138 Land area (2000): 0.910125 sq. miles (2.357213 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002215 sq. miles (0.005737 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.912340 sq. miles (2.362950 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • heath — heath; heath·ered; heath·ery; heath·land; heath·less; heath·er; …   English syllables

  • heath|y — «HEE thee», adjective, heath|i|er, heath|i|est. 1. of or having to do with a heath. 2. like a heath. 3. covered with or full of heath: »They walke …   Useful english dictionary

  • heath — [hēth] n. [ME hethe < OE hæth, akin to Ger heide, wasteland, heath < IE base * kaito , forested or uncultivated land > Welsh coed, forest] 1. a tract of open wasteland, esp. in the British Isles, covered with heather, low shrubs, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • heath|er — «HEHTH uhr», noun. 1. a low evergreen shrub with stalks of small, purple or pink, bell shaped flowers, covering many heaths of Scotland and northern England; ling; heath. Heather belongs to the heath family. 2. any one of various heaths common in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heath —   [hiːθ],    1) Edward Richard George, britischer Politiker, * Broadstairs (County Kent) 9. 7. 1916; Bankangestellter, 1959/60 Arbeitsminister und 1960 63 Lordsiegelbewahrer. 1961 63 führte er die Verhandlungen mit der EWG über den Beitritt… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Heath, AL — U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 249 Housing Units (2000): 138 Land area (2000): 0.910125 sq. miles (2.357213 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002215 sq. miles (0.005737 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.912340 sq. miles (2.362950 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places