1

h

noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ ˈāch \

Definition of h

plural h's or hs play \ˈā-chəz\
1 a :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

Examples of h in a Sentence

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

  2. The word “hand” begins with h.

First Known Use of h

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

h

abbreviation

Definition of h

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

1

H

abbreviation

Definition of H

1 Hamiltonian
2 henry
3 heroin

2

H

symbol

Definition of H

hydrogen

H Defined for English Language Learners

h

noun

Definition of h for English Language Learners

  • : the eighth letter of the English alphabet


H Defined for Kids

h

noun, often capitalized \ ˈāch \

Definition of h for Students

plural h's or hs \ˈā-chəz\
:the eighth letter of the English alphabet

Medical Dictionary

h

abbreviation

medical Definition of h

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

H

abbreviation

medical Definition of H

heroin

H

symbol

medical Definition of H

hydrogen

Learn More about h


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up h? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!