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hex

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verb \ˈheks\

Definition of hex

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to practice witchcraft

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to put a hex on

  5. 2 :  to affect as if by an evil spell :  jinx

hex·er noun


Examples of hex

  1. <I think our plans have been hexed from the start—everything is going wrong.>



Origin of hex

Pennsylvania German hexe, from German hexen, from Hexe witch, from Old High German hagzissa; akin to Middle English hagge hag


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with hex

dex, ex, flex, lex, rex, sex, specs, vex, x


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hex

noun

Definition of hex

  1. 1 :  a person who practices witchcraft

  2. 2 :  spell, jinx



Examples of hex

  1. He claimed that a witch had put a hex on him.

  2. <people who used to believe that misfortune was caused by evil hexes and mischievous sprites>



1856

First Known Use of hex

1856


3

hex

adjective

Definition of hex

  1. :  hexagonal <a bolt with a hex head>



1924

First Known Use of hex

1924


4

hex

adjective or noun

Definition of hex



1970

First Known Use of hex

1970

Other Computer-Related Terms


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hex

abbreviation

Definition of hex

  1. hexagon




HEX Defined for Kids

hex

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noun \ˈheks\

Definition of hex

  1. :  a harmful spell :  jinx





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