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Heimlich maneuver an emergency technique used to stop a person from choking in which one wraps one's arms around the person's middle from behind and applies sharp pressure to force air from the lungs and eject the object.
heinous extremely wicked or despicable; atrocious.
heir a person who receives or has the right to receive, upon another's death, that person's rank or property. [2 definitions]
heir apparent one whose right to inherit property or a title cannot be legally denied if the ancestor dies without having made a will. (See heir presumptive.)
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.)
heist (informal) a planned burglary, robbery, or holdup, esp. one in which art, jewelry, or a large sum of money is taken.
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 plural form 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]