(Hi*run"dine) a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the swallows.
(||Hi*run"do) n. [L., swallow.] (Zoöl.) A genus of birds including the swallows and martins.
(His) pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. & neut. of h, neut. hit. See He.]
1. Belonging or pertaining to him; used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John
his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete.
No comfortable star did lend his light.Shak.
Who can impress the forest, bid the treeShak.
Unfix his earth-bound root?
Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as a sign of the possessive. "The king his son."
Shak. "By young Telemachus his blooming years." Pope. This his is probably a corruption of the old
possessive ending - is or -es, which, being written as a separate word, was at length confounded with
the pronoun his.
2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. "The sea is his, and he made it." Ps. xcv. 5.
(His"ing*er*ite) n. [Named after W. Hisinger, a Swedish mineralogist.] (Min.) A soft black,
iron ore, nearly earthy, a hydrous silicate of iron.
(His*pan"ic) a. [L. Hispanicus.] Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.
(His*pan"i*cism), n. A Spanish idiom or mode of speech. Keightley.
(His*pan"i*cize) v. t. To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words.
(His"pid) a. [L. hispidus: cf. F. hispide.]
1. Rough with bristles or minute spines.
2. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.
(His*pid"u*lous) a. [Dim. of hispid.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Minutely hispid.
(Hiss) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hissed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Hissing.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative
origin cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.]
1. To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between
the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when
angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.
The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee.Ezek. xxvii. 36.
2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
Shod with steel,Wordsworth.
We hissed along the polished ice.
(Hiss), v. t.