1. Habitual attitude; usual or accustomed state with reference to something else; established or usual relations. South.

The same ideas having immutably the same habitudes one to another.

The verdict of the judges was biased by nothing else than their habitudes of thinking.

2. Habitual association, intercourse, or familiarity.

To write well, one must have frequent habitudes with the best company.

3. Habit of body or of action. Shak.

It is impossible to gain an exact habitude without an infinite number of acts and perpetual practice.

(||Ha`bi`tu`é") n. [F., p. p. of habituer. See Habituate.] One who habitually frequents a place; as, an habitué of a theater.

(Hab"i*ture) n. Habitude. [Obs.]

(||Hab"i*tus) n. [L.] (Zoöl.) Habitude; mode of life; general appearance.

(Ha"ble) a. See Habile. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Hab"nab) adv. [Hobnob.] By chance. [Obs.]

(Hach"ure) n. [F., fr. hacher to hack. See Hatching.] (Fine Arts) A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See Hatching.

(||Ha`ci*en"da) (ä`the*an"da or hä`si*en"da), n. [Sp., fr. OSp. facienda employment, estate, fr. L. facienda, pl. of faciendum what is to be done, fr. facere to do. See Fact.] A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; — a word used in Spanish-American regions.

(Hack) n. [See Hatch a half door.]

1. A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

2. Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.

(Hack), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hacked (hakt); p. pr. & vb. n. Hacking.] [OE. hakken, AS. haccian; akin to D. hakken, G. hacken, Dan. hakke, Sw. hacka, and perh. to E. hew. Cf. Hew to cut, Haggle.]

1. To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.

My sword hacked like a handsaw.

2. Fig.: To mangle in speaking. Shak.

(Hack), v. i. To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

(Hack), n.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.