h

noun, often capitalized, often attributive
\ ˈāch How to pronounce h (audio) \
plural h's or hs\ ˈā-​chəz How to pronounce hs (audio) \

Definition of h

 (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

Definition of h (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

Definition of H (Entry 3 of 4)

1 Hamiltonian
2 henry
3 heroin

Definition of H (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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The first known use of h was before the 12th century

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gyttja

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gyve

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H2

H2O

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Cite this Entry

“H.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/h. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of h

: the eighth letter of the English alphabet

h

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈāch How to pronounce h (audio) \
plural h's or hs\ ˈā-​chəz \

Kids Definition of h

: the eighth letter of the English alphabet

Medical Definition of h

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Medical Definition of H (Entry 2 of 3)

heroin

Medical Definition of H (Entry 3 of 3)

hydrogen

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