Haunch

  • 1 Haunch — (h[aum]nch; 277), n. [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.] 1. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 haunch — early 13c., from O.Fr. hanche (12c.) hip, thigh; haunch, from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *hanka (Cf. O.H.G. hinkan to limp, ancha leg, lit. joint; M.Du. hanke haunch ). It is only since the 18th c. that the spelling haunch has displaced… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 haunch — haunch; haunch·less; …

    English syllables

  • 4 haunch — [hônch, hänch] n. [ME haunche < OFr hanche < Gmc, as in MDu hanke, haunch] 1. the part of the body including the hip, buttock, and thickest part of the thigh 2. an animal s loin and leg together; joint of venison, mutton, etc. 3. Archit.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 haunch — [ho:ntʃ US ho:ntʃ] n [Date: 1100 1200; : French; Origin: hanche] 1.) haunches [plural] the part of your body that includes your bottom, your ↑hips, and the tops of your legs on your haunches ▪ They squatted on their haunches playing dice. 2.) one …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 haunch — [ hɔnʃ ] noun count the upper part of an animal s or human s leg, including the HIP and BUTTOCK a. the upper part of an animal s leg, used as meat …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 haunch — ► NOUN 1) the buttock and thigh considered together, in a human or animal. 2) the leg and loin of an animal, as food. ORIGIN Old French hanche …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 haunch — haunched, adj. haunchless, adj. /hawnch, hahnch/, n. 1. the hip. 2. the fleshy part of the body about the hip. 3. a hindquarter of an animal. 4. the leg and loin of an animal, used for food. 5. Archit. a. either side of an arch, extending from… …

    Universalium

  • 9 haunch — UK [hɔːntʃ] / US [hɔntʃ] noun [countable] Word forms haunch : singular haunch plural haunches a) the upper part of an animal s or human s leg, including the hip and buttock b) the upper part of an animal s leg, used as meat …

    English dictionary

  • 10 haunch — noun Etymology: Middle English haunche, from Anglo French hanche, haunche, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch hanke haunch Date: 13th century 1. a. hip 1a b. hindquarter 2 usually used in plural 2. hindquarter 1 3. either side of an arch… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 haunch — [[t]hɔntʃ, hɑntʃ[/t]] n. 1) anat. the hip or the fleshy part of the body about the hip 2) zool. a hindquarter of an animal 3) the leg and loin of an animal, used for food 4) archit. a) either side of an arch, extending from the vertex or crown to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 haunch — noun /hɔːntʃ,hɒntʃ,hɔntʃ,hɑntʃ/ a) The area encompassing the upper thigh, hip and buttocks on one side of a human, primate, or quadruped animal, especially one that is able to sit on its hindquarters. b) The loin …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 haunch — (hawnch) the hip and buttock …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 haunch — Synonyms and related words: bank, beam, border, broadside, cheek, chop, coast, flank, hand, handedness, hip, jowl, laterality, many sidedness, multilaterality, planking, profile, quarter, shore, side, siding, temple, unilaterality …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 haunch — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. backside, side, hindquarter; see hip , rump …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 haunch — [[t]hɔ͟ːntʃ[/t]] haunches 1) PHRASE: v PHR If you get down on your haunches, you lower yourself towards the ground so that your legs are bent under you and you are balancing on your feet. Edgar squatted on his haunches... Ferris was crouched down …

    English dictionary

  • 17 haunch — hɔːntʃ n. hip and the fleshy area of the buttock and thigh; hindquarter of an animal …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 haunch —    In architecture, the part of an arch (roughly midway between the springing and the crown) at which the lateral thrust is strongest …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 19 haunch — noun 1》 the buttock and thigh considered together, in a human or animal.     ↘the leg and loin of an animal, as food. 2》 Architecture the side of an arch, between the crown and the pier. Origin ME: from OFr. hanche, of Gmc origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 haunch — n. Hip …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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