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hansom a two-wheeled, two-passenger, covered carriage drawn by one horse, and driven by a person who sits behind and above the passengers.
Hanukkah an eight-day festival beginning on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev in which, by lighting the menorah each night, Jews celebrate the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians, the rededication of the temple at Jerusalem, and the miracle of the lamp.
hao the smaller monetary unit of Vietnam. (Cf. dong.)
hap chance or luck. [3 definitions]
haphazard not organized or based on reason or logic; without aim or purpose. [3 definitions]
haphazardly by chance or accident. [2 definitions]
hapless not favored by chance; unlucky; unfortunate.
haploid in biology, having a single set of non-sex-determining chromosomes. (See diploid.) [2 definitions]
haply by chance; fortuitously; perhaps.
happen to take place; occur. [4 definitions]
happening something that happens; event; occurrence. [2 definitions]
happenstance accident or chance.
happi coat a smock of Japanese origin, worn belted with a narrow sash.
happily in a happy manner. [2 definitions]
happiness the state or condition of being happy. [2 definitions]
happy marked by a feeling of joy, contentment, pleasure, comfort, or the like. [4 definitions]
happy-go-lucky trusting one's well-being or success to luck; carefree.
happy hour a period of one or two hours in the late afternoon during which some bars offer reduced prices on drinks.
Hapsburg a member of a German noble family that has produced rulers of several European countries since the twelfth century, or the name of the family itself.
hara-kiri a Japanese ritual suicide with knife or dagger, usu. to preserve one's honor, and associated esp. with the samurai and, more recently, the military. [2 definitions]
harangue a long, vehement, and often pompous speech or piece of writing, esp. such a speech delivered in public; tirade. [4 definitions]