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heiress a female heir, esp. one who is entitled to or has inherited a large fortune.
heirless combined form of heir.
heirloom an object passed down to successive generations of a family.
heir presumptive one whose right to inherit property or a title may be legally set aside in favor of a closer relative born before the ancestor dies. (See heir apparent.)
hejira hegira.
hekto- variant of hecto-.
held past tense and past participle of hold1.
Helena the capital of Montana.
Helen Keller deaf-blind pupil of Anne Sullivan who became a celebrated U.S. author, lecturer, and social activist (b.1880--d.1968).
Helen of Troy in Greek legend and The Iliad, the beautiful woman of Sparta whose abduction started the Trojan War.
helical pertaining to, having the form of, or similar to a helix; spiral.
helices a pl. of helix.
helicoid coiled or curving in the form of a spiral. [2 definitions]
helicopter a type of aircraft held aloft and propelled by horizontally rotating blades attached to its top side.
helio- sun.
heliocentric having the sun's center as an imagined vantage point or as a starting point for measurements. [2 definitions]
heliograph a mirrored instrument that transmits signals by intermittently reflecting the sun's rays. [2 definitions]
Helios in Greek mythology, the god personifying the sun; Sol.
heliotaxis the movement of a freely moving organism toward or away from sunlight.
heliotrope any of various plants whose apexes turn toward the sun, esp. a garden plant that bears fragrant purple blossoms. [2 definitions]
heliotropism the tendency to turn toward or away from light, esp. sunlight, as in a sunflower.