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hoarding the action of accumulating and saving money or goods as provision against future need, especially in a secretive and guarded fashion. [2 definitions]
hoarfrost a white coating of tiny ice crystals that forms on the ground and other surfaces on some cold nights; frozen dew.
hoarhound variant of horehound.
hoarse of the voice, rough and weakened, as from excessive use or respiratory difficulties. [2 definitions]
hoarsen of the voice, to make or become hoarse.
hoary whitish or grayish, esp. when associated with age. [3 definitions]
hoary bat any of a family of North American migratory bats, often found in the Galápagos Islands.
hoatzin a crested bird of tropical South America whose young have two claws on each wing.
hoax an act of deception, esp. a humorous or mischievous trick. [3 definitions]
hob1 a shelf or protrusion on the interior of a fireplace, used for warming food. [2 definitions]
hob2 a mischievous elf; hobgoblin.
Hobbamock member of the Wampanoag Indian tribe of North America who had a special status as a counselor to the tribe's chief, Chief Massasoit, and as an interpreter for English colonists living alongside the tribe in Plymouth Colony in the 1620s.
hobble to walk awkwardly, unsteadily, or with difficulty; limp. [6 definitions]
hobby1 an interest or activity that one pursues in one's leisure time, for pleasure.
hobby2 a small European falcon, formerly used to catch smaller game birds.
hobbyhorse a child's toy with an imitation horse's head at the end of a long stick, which the child pretends to ride. [3 definitions]
hobgoblin an ugly, mischievous, or troublesome elf, sprite, or goblin. [2 definitions]
hobnail a short nail with a wide head, used on the soles of heavy shoes or boots to protect against wear.
hobnob to keep company socially; associate on friendly and familiar terms, esp. with one's superiors.
hobo a poor and homeless wanderer who often begs, scavenges, or steals for a living; tramp. [2 definitions]
Hobson's choice the illusion of a free choice; choice of one thing or nothing.