hex

verb
\ ˈheks How to pronounce hex (audio) \
hexed; hexing; hexes

Definition of hex

 (Entry 1 of 5)

intransitive verb

: to practice witchcraft

transitive verb

1 : to put a hex on
2 : to affect as if by an evil spell : jinx

hex

noun

Definition of hex (Entry 2 of 5)

1 : a person who practices witchcraft
2 : spell, jinx

hex

adjective

Definition of hex (Entry 3 of 5)

: hexagonal a bolt with a hex head

hex

adjective or noun

Definition of hex (Entry 4 of 5)

Definition of hex (Entry 5 of 5)

hexagon

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Other Words from hex

Verb

hexer noun

Examples of hex in a Sentence

Verb I think our plans have been hexed from the start—everything is going wrong. Noun He claimed that a witch had put a hex on him. people who used to believe that misfortune was caused by evil hexes and mischievous sprites
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The most common Punjabi phrase people are using to hex the president seems to have originated in a tweet unrelated to Trump, from a fan account dedicated to Cory Monteith, the Glee star who died in 2013. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2020 Circe, a witch of transformation from Homer’s The Odyssey, hexes Hilda (Lucy Davis) into a spider woman. Nick Romano, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2020 Getty Images Remember when Lana Del Rey joined the witches of Twitter and casually called upon her followers to cast a spell as part of a nation-wide effort to hex Trump out of office? Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, 25 July 2017 In the 1960s, a coven calling themselves W.I.T.C.H (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) set about hexing Wall Street and beauty pageants and generally hanging around being creepy. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, 3 Apr. 2018 Tread softly, wear a big smile and promise not to hex anyone. Minerva, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Oct. 2017 Getty Remember when Lana Del Rey joined the witches of Twitter and casually called upon her followers to cast a spell as part of a nation-wide effort to hex Trump out of office? Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, 25 July 2017 Still, there’s no denying that the Clippers never have advanced beyond two rounds of playoffs in any one season, an almost impossible degree of ineptitude that same people might characterize as being hexed. Jeff Miller, Orange County Register, 16 Apr. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The counterbored holes will receive a wood plug to hide the hex nuts on the ends of the threaded rods. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 Also one—Pepper unlocked the door and marched Mr. Leonard Gates, of Gary, Indiana, currently staying in Room 807, with its lumpy bed and the hex from the guy who’d had a heart attack there, into the back with the rest. Colson Whitehead, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 Is the goal of that board to actually calculate the radiation shielding for Wanda’s hex field? Rhett Allain, Wired, 25 June 2021 Plain ¼-inch hex bits typically used in a drill/driver may not hold up in an impact driver. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2021 Beaded with hex nuts and other pieces of hardware, the piece pulls inspiration from shibari rope techniques and makes the wearer look like an industrial fringe cryptid that appears in your dreams. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 3 June 2021 The broadcast ends and cuts out after the hex expansion at the end of Episode Seven. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2021 But in a nation of binary options, every attempt to slip in more density is answered by the same shiver-inducing hex: Towers! Justin Davidson, Curbed, 26 May 2021 In this farmhouse bathroom, black-and-white floor tiles offer a brave plaid pattern underfoot and are a refreshing alternative to traditional hex or penny tiles. Pamela Porter, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Even if your slot- or hex-head base and ring screws are not damaged, consider replacing them with torx screws. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 29 July 2020 First up were hex deadlift squats using a cap barbell weight bar (or trap bar). Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 23 Sep. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective or noun Even if your slot- or hex-head base and ring screws are not damaged, consider replacing them with torx screws. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 29 July 2020 First up were hex deadlift squats using a cap barbell weight bar (or trap bar). Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 23 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hex

Verb

1830, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1924, in the meaning defined above

Adjective or noun

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hex

Verb

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

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“Hex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hex. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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hex

noun
\ ˈheks How to pronounce hex (audio) \

Kids Definition of hex

: a harmful spell : jinx

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