Heathendom to Heavy
(Hea"then*dom) n. [AS. h&aemacrðendom.]
1. That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively.
2. Heathenism. C. Kingsley.
(Hea"then*esse) n. [AS. h&aemacrðennes, i. e., heathenness.] Heathendom. [Obs.]
Chaucer. Sir W. Scott.
(Hea"then*ish), a. [AS. h&aemacrðenisc.]
1. Of or pertaining to the heathen; resembling or characteristic of heathens. "Worse than heathenish
2. Rude; uncivilized; savage; cruel. South.
3. Irreligious; as, a heathenish way of living.
(Hea"then*ish*ly), adv. In a heathenish manner.
(Hea"then*ish*ness), n. The state or quality of being heathenish. "The . . . heathenishness
and profaneness of most playbooks." Prynne.
1. The religious system or rites of a heathen nation; idolatry; paganism.
2. The manners or morals usually prevalent in a heathen country; ignorance; rudeness; barbarism.
(Hea"then*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heathenized (-izd); p. pr. & vb. n. Heathenizing (-
i`zing).] To render heathen or heathenish. Firmin.
(Hea"then*ness), n. [Cf. Heathenesse.] State of being heathen or like the heathen.
1. The state, quality, or character of the heathen.
Your heathenry and your laziness.C. Kingsley.
2. Heathendom; heathen nations.
(Heath"er) (he&thlig"er; 277. This is the only pronunciation in Scotland), n. [See Heath.] Heath.
Gorse and grassLongfellow. Heather bell (Bot.), one of the pretty subglobose flowers of two European kinds of heather (Erica Tetralix,
and E. cinerea).
And heather, where his footsteps pass,
The brighter seem.
(Heath"er*y) a. Heathy; abounding in heather; of the nature of heath.
(Heath"y) a. Full of heath; abounding with heath; as, heathy land; heathy hills. Sir W. Scott.
(Heat"ing) a. That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as,
heating medicines or applications.