(Ha"ra-ki`ri) n. [Jap., stomach cutting.] Suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced
in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials; disembowelment; - -
also written, but incorrectly, hari-kari. W. E. Griffis.
(Ha*rangue") n. [F. harangue: cf. Sp. arenga, It. aringa; lit., a speech before a multitude
or on the hustings, It. aringo arena, hustings, pulpit; all fr. OHG. hring ring, anything round, ring of
people, G. ring. See Ring.] A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud
address to a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.
Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed,Milton.
Assemble, and harangues are heard.
Syn. Harangue, Speech, Oration. Speech is generic; an oration is an elaborate and rhetorical
speech; an harangue is a vehement appeal to the passions, or a noisy, disputatious address. A general
makes an harangue to his troops on the eve of a battle; a demagogue harangues the populace on the
subject of their wrongs.
(Ha*rangue"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harangued (ha*rangd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Haranguing.] [Cf.
F. haranguer, It. aringare.] To make an harangue; to declaim.
(Ha*rangue"), v. t. To address by an harangue.
(Ha*rangue"ful) a. Full of harangue.
(Ha*rang"uer) n. One who harangues, or is fond of haranguing; a declaimer.
With them join'd all th' haranguers of the throng,Dryden.
That thought to get preferment by the tongue.
(Har"ass) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harassed (-ast); p. pr. & vb. n. Harassing.] [F. harasser; cf. OF.
harace a basket made of cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large shield; or harer to set (a dog)
on.] To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or
fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; sometimes followed by out.
[Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.Bacon.
Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care.Addison.
Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt.Tennyson.
Syn. To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry; disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex; molest; trouble; disturb; torment.
1. Devastation; waste. [Obs.] Milton.
2. Worry; harassment. [R.] Byron.
(Har"ass*er) n. One who harasses.
(Har"ass*ment) n. The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety.
Little harassments which I am led to suspect do occasionally molest the most fortunate.Ld. Lytton.
(Har"ber*ous) a. Harborous. [Obs.]
A bishop must be faultless, the husband of one wife, honestly appareled, harberous.Tyndale (1 Tim.