Browse Dictionary by Letter

Dictionary Suite
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
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]
heliograph a mirrored instrument that transmits signals by intermittently reflecting the sun's rays. [2 definitions]
Helios in Greek mythology, the god personifying the sun; Sol.
heliotaxis the movement of a freely moving organism toward or away from sunlight.
heliotrope any of various plants whose apexes turn toward the sun, esp. a garden plant that bears fragrant purple blossoms. [2 definitions]
heliotropism the tendency to turn toward or away from light, esp. sunlight, as in a sunflower.
heliport a facility, often on a rooftop, where a helicopter may take off or land.
helium a chemical element of the inert gas group that contains two protons in each nucleus and that occurs as a lighter-than-air gas often used for lifting power and in air-free atmospheres where an inert gas is required, as in welding. (symbol: He)
helix a three-dimensional curve with a central axis and a steadily increasing, steadily decreasing, or constant circumference; spiral.
hell in some religions, the place where the souls of wicked people are punished after death. [6 definitions]
he'll contracted form of "he will".