(Hec"to*graph) n. [Gr. hundred + -graph.] A contrivance for multiple copying, by means of
a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin. [Written also hectograph.]
(Hec"to*li`ter, Hec"to*li`tre) n. [F. hectolitre, fr. Gr. hundred + F. litre a liter.] A measure of
liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 26½ gallons of wine measure,
or 22.0097 imperial gallons. As a dry measure, it contains ten decaliters, or about 2&frac56 Winchester
(Hec"to*me`ter, Hec"to*me`tre) n. [F. hectomètre, fr. Gr. hundred + F. mètre a meter.] A
measure of length, equal to a hundred meters. It is equivalent to 328.09 feet.
(Hec"tor) n. [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.] A bully; a blustering, turbulent,
insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.
(Hec"tor), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hectored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hectoring.] To treat with insolence; to
threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying. Dryden.
(Hec"tor), v. i. To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent. Swift.
(Hec"to*rism) n. The disposition or the practice of a hector; a bullying. [R.]
(Hec"tor*ly), a. Resembling a hector; blustering; insolent; taunting. "Hectorly, ruffianlike swaggering
or huffing." Barrow.
(Hec"to*stere) n. [F. hectostère; Gr. hundred + F. stère.] A measure of solidity, containing
one hundred cubic meters, and equivalent to 3531.66 English or 3531.05 United States cubic feet.
(Hed"dle) n.; pl. Heddles [Cf. Heald.] (Weaving) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads
which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten
in a loom.
(Hed"dle), v. t. To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.
(Hed"dle-eye`) n. (Weaving) The eye or loop formed in each heddle to receive a warp
(Hed"dling) vb. n. The act of drawing the warp threads through the heddle-eyes of a weaver's
harness; the harness itself. Knight.
(Hed`er*a"ceous) a. [L. hederaceus, fr. hedera ivy.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling,
(Hed"er*al) a. Of or pertaining to ivy.
(He*der"ic) a. Pertaining to, or derived from, the ivy (Hedera); as, hederic acid, an acid of the
(Hed`er*if"er*ous) a. [L. hedera ivy + -ferous.] Producing ivy; ivy- bearing.
(Hed"er*ose`) a. [L. hederosus, fr. hedera ivy.] Pertaining to, or of, ivy; full of ivy.
(Hedge) n. [OE. hegge, AS. hecg; akin to haga an inclosure, E. haw, AS. hege hedge, E.
haybote, D. hegge, OHG. hegga, G. hecke. &radic12. See Haw a hedge.] A thicket of bushes, usually
thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also