Hallucinator to Hammerable

(Hal*lu"ci*na`tor) n. [L.] One whose judgment and acts are affected by hallucinations; one who errs on account of his hallucinations. N. Brit. Rev.

(Hal*lu"ci*na*to*ry) a. Partaking of, or tending to produce, hallucination.

(||Hal"lux) n. [NL., fr. L. hallex, allex.] (Anat.) The first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds.

(Halm) n. (Bot.) Same as Haulm.

(||Hal"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "a`lma, fr. "a`llesqai to leap.] (Greek Antiq.) The long jump, with weights in the hands, — the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon.

(Ha"lo) n.; pl. Halos [L. halos, acc. halo, Gr. "a`lws a thrashing floor, also (from its round shape) the disk of the sun or moon, and later a halo round it; cf. Gr. e'ily`ein to enfold, 'ely`ein to roll round, L. volvere, and E. voluble.]

1. A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions.

2. A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus.

3. An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object.

4. A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.

(Ha"lo), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Haloed (-lod); p. pr. & vb. n. Haloing.] To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo.

The fire
That haloed round his saintly brow.

(Ha"loed) a. Surrounded with a halo; invested with an ideal glory; glorified.

Some haloed face bending over me.
C. Bronté.

(Hal"o*gen) n. [Gr. "a`ls, "alo`s, salt + -gen: cf. F. halogène.] (Chem.) An electro-negative element or radical, which, by combination with a metal, forms a haloid salt; especially, chlorine, bromine, and iodine; sometimes, also, fluorine and cyanogen. See Chlorine family, under Chlorine.

(Ha*log"e*nous) a. Of the nature of a halogen.

(Ha"loid) a. [Gr. "a`ls, "alo`s salt + -oid: cf. F. haloïde.] (Chem.) Resembling salt; — said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides.n. A haloid substance.

(Hal"o*man`cy) n. See Alomancy.

(Ha*lom"e*ter) n. [Gr. "a`ls, "alo`s, salt + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the forms and angles of salts and crystals; a goniometer.

(||Ha*lo"nes) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "a`lwn, "a`lwnos, a halo.] (Biol.) Alternating transparent and opaque white rings which are seen outside the blastoderm, on the surface of the developing egg of the hen and other birds.

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