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aspirate in phonetics, to pronounce (a speech sound) with an audible release or rush of air, as the "h" in "helium" or the "p" in "pickle". [2/5 definitions]
Caspar Milquetoast a timid, easily dominated character in the early twentieth-century comic strip The Timid Soul by H. T. Webster. [1/2 definitions]
h having the shape of an H. [1/2 definitions]
hydrogen a chemical element that contains one proton in each nucleus and that occurs naturally in many compounds such as water, acids, petroleum hydrocarbons, and carbohydrates, and in pure form as a highly flammable, lighter-than-air gas used in many industrial applications, such as the hydrogenation of fats and oils. (symbol: H) (Cf. deuterium, protium, tritium.)
Orson Welles U.S. actor, screenwriter, producer, and critically acclaimed motion picture director who first gained national recognition for his role in the 1938 radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel, The War of the Worlds (b.1915--d.1985).
Pollyanna in an early twentieth-century novel by Eleanor H. Porter, the heroine and title character, who is always happy and optimistic. [1/2 definitions]
Venus Williams U.S. professional tennis player, who in 1998 set a Guinness World Record for serving the fastest ball in the history of women's tennis (205 km/h, or 127.4 mph); born Venus Ebone Starr Williams (b. 1980).