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1hex

verb \ˈheks\

Definition of HEX

intransitive verb
:  to practice witchcraft
transitive verb
1
:  to put a hex on
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

2hex

noun

Definition of HEX

1
:  a person who practices witchcraft
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>

First Known Use of HEX

1856

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

3hex

adjective

Definition of HEX

:  hexagonal <a bolt with a hex head>

First Known Use of HEX

1924

4hex

adjective or noun

Definition of HEX

First Known Use of HEX

1970

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

5hex

abbreviation

Definition of HEX

hexagon
HEXER Defined for Kids

hex

noun \ˈheks\

Definition of HEX for Kids

:  a harmful spell :  jinx

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