Hasheesh to Hate
(Hash"eesh Hash"ish) n. [Ar. hashish.] A slightly acrid gum resin produced by the common
hemp of the variety Indica, when cultivated in a warm climate; also, the tops of the plant, from which the
resinous product is obtained. It is narcotic, and has long been used in the East for its intoxicating effect.
See Bhang, and Ganja.
(Hask) n. [See Hassock.] A basket made of rushes or flags, as for carrying fish. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Has"let) n. [F. hâtelettes broil, for hastelettes, fr. F. haste spit; cf. L. hasta spear, and also
OHG. harst gridiron.] The edible viscera, as the heart, liver, etc., of a beast, esp. of a hog. [Written
(Hasp) n. [OE. hasp, hesp, AS. hæpse; akin to G. haspe, häspe, Sw. & Dan. haspe, Icel. hespa.]
1. A clasp, especially a metal strap permanently fast at one end to a staple or pin, while the other passes
over a staple, and is fastened by a padlock or a pin; also, a metallic hook for fastening a door.
2. A spindle to wind yarn, thread, or silk on.
3. An instrument for cutting the surface of grass land; a scarifier.
(Hasp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hasped (haspt); p. pr. & vb. n. Hasping.] [AS. hæpsian.] To shut
or fasten with a hasp.
(Has"sock) n. [Scot. hassock, hassik, a besom, anything bushy, a large, round turf used
as a seat, OE. hassok sedgy ground, W. hesgog sedgy, hesg sedge, rushes; cf. Ir. seisg, and E.
1. A rank tuft of bog grass; a tussock. Forby.
2. A small stuffed cushion or footstool, for kneeling on in church, or for home use.
And knees and hassocks are well nigh divorced.Cowper.
(Hast) 2d pers. sing. pres. of Have, contr. of havest. [Archaic]
(Has"tate Has"ta*ted)(- ta*ted), a. [L. hastatus, fr. hasta spear. Cf. Gad, n.] Shaped like
the head of a halberd; triangular, with the basal angles or lobes spreading; as, a hastate leaf.
(Haste) n. [OE. hast; akin to D. haast, G., Dan., Sw., & OFries. hast, cf. OF. haste, F. hâte (of
German origin); all perh. fr. the root of E. hate in a earlier sense of, to pursue. See Hate.]
1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; applied only to voluntary beings, as men
and other animals.
The king's business required haste.1 Sam. xxi. 8.
2. The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
I said in my haste, All men are liars.Ps. cxvi. 11. To make haste, to hasten.
Syn. Speed; quickness; nimbleness; swiftness; expedition; dispatch; hurry; precipitance; vehemence; precipitation.
Haste, Hurry, Speed, Dispatch. Haste denotes quickness of action and a strong desire for getting
on; hurry includes a confusion and want of collected thought not implied in haste; speed denotes the
actual progress which is made; dispatch, the promptitude and rapidity with which things are done. A
man may properly be in haste, but never in a hurry. Speed usually secures dispatch.