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halo effect the tendency of extraneous material or ideas to affect a judgment, attitude, or the like, esp. in a favorable direction. [2 definitions]
halogen any of the five nonmetallic elements fluorine, chlorine, iodine, bromine, and astatine.
halogenate to treat or combine with a halogen. [2 definitions]
haloid like or derived from a halogen.
Halong Bay a body of water in the Gulf of Tonkin along the coast of northern Vietnam that is densely clustered with vegetation-covered, monolithic islands, many of which have caves.
haloperidol an antipsychotic drug used to treat alcohol withdrawal and psychological disorders such as schizophrenia.
halt1 to stop or pause, as in a movement or operation. [4 definitions]
halt2 to falter or stumble in movement, thought, writing, and the like. [3 definitions]
halter1 a rope or strap with a bitless headstall that is set on the head or neck, as of a horse or ox, to restrain or guide the animal. [5 definitions]
halter2 either of a pair of club-shaped appendages that form rudimentary hind wings on an insect, such as the fly or mosquito, and serve to maintain its balance in flight.
halting limping or crippled. [2 definitions]
halvah a sweet, candylike Turkish confection made of ground sesame seeds and honey.
halve to divide into two equal parts. [4 definitions]
halves pl. of half.
halyard a rope used for raising and lowering a sail, flag, or the like.
ham1 the rear quarter of a hog, esp. the thigh, or the meat of this section in fresh or smoked form. [3 definitions]
ham2 an actor who calls attention to himself or herself by overacting. [3 definitions]
hamadryad in Greek and Roman mythology, a dryad or wood nymph who lives only as long as does the tree in which she dwells. [2 definitions]
Haman according to the Old Testament, the grand vizier of the Persian empire who conspired to have the Jews of that country massacred, but who was hanged when his plot was exposed.
hamate bone a wedge-shaped bone on the side of the wrist that has a hooklike projection on the surface near the palm.
hamburger ground beef in bulk or in a patty, or the sandwich in which such meat is commonly served.