h

noun, often capitalized, often attributive
\ˈāch \
plural h's or hs\ˈā-chəz \

Definition of

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a : the 8th letter of the English alphabet

b : a graphic representation of this letter

c : a speech counterpart of orthographic h

2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter h

3 : one designated h especially as the eighth in order or class

4 : something shaped like the letter H

h

abbreviation (1)

Definition of (Entry 2 of 4)

1 half

2 harbor

3 hard; hardness

4 hect-; hecto-

5 height

6 high

7 hit

8 horse

9 hour

10 humidity

11 hundred

12 husband

H

abbreviation (2)

Definition of (Entry 3 of 4)

1 Hamiltonian

2 henry

3 heroin

H

symbol

Definition of (Entry 4 of 4)

hydrogen

Examples of h in a Sentence

Noun

The word “hand” begins with an h. The word “hand” begins with h.

First Known Use of h

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Dictionary Entries near h

gyttja

Gyumri

gyve

h

H

H2

H2O

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h

noun

English Language Learners Definition of h

: the eighth letter of the English alphabet

h

noun, often capitalized
\ˈāch \
plural h's or hs\ˈā-chəz \

Kids Definition of h

: the eighth letter of the English alphabet

Medical Definition of

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 height

2 [ Latin hora ] hour used in writing prescriptions — see qh

Medical Definition of (Entry 2 of 3)

heroin

H

symbol

Medical Definition of (Entry 3 of 3)

hydrogen

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