hex

verb
\ˈheks \
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

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

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, "Yes, Lana Del Rey 100 Percent *Did* Cast a Spell on Trump," 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, "Witches, Frog-Gods, and the Deepening Schism of Internet Religions," 3 Apr. 2018 Tread softly, wear a big smile and promise not to hex anyone. Minerva, San Francisco Chronicle, "Minerva’s horoscope for week of Oct. 29," 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, "Yes, Lana Del Rey 100 Percent *Did* Cast a Spell on Trump," 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, "Miller: Clippers, Three Stooges and the NBA playoffs," 16 Apr. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Its chuck can hold ¼-inch to ½-inch taps and square shank tools, as well as ¼-inch hex bits. Stuart Deutsch, Popular Mechanics, "Attack of the Exotic, Off-Brand Hand Tools," 7 Apr. 2010 Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4/MHz PCIe lanes Price Xeon W-3175X 28/56 3.1/4.3/td> 38.5 255 hex 2,666 44+24 $many As a Xeon, this part also includes support for ECC memory and uses the C621 chipset. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon," 8 Oct. 2018 LAUNDRY ROOM Gotham hex antique white tile with flower; homedepot.com. Country Living, "2015 Country Living Makeover Takeover: Buying Guide," 18 June 2015 During its decadeslong run of futility at the World Cup, through the shootout defeats and incomprehensible blunders, England has tried just about everything to cure its major tournament hex. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "Kane Leads England to Victory With Last-Minute Winner Against Tunisia," 18 June 2018 Meanwhile, the Marin required dainty little metric hex keys and a light touch. Outside Online, "Riding 100 Miles* on a 102-Year-Old Bike," 12 June 2018 Over the years, the lunch has become both a good luck charm and a hex for candidates. Willie Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gavin Newsom is looking out for No. 1. California Dems need to deal with it," 2 June 2018 Star file photo As hexes go, Dale Stram recalled only the one that family friend Muhammad Ali briefly and playfully cast on his father in 1974 before lifting it moments later. Vahe Gregorian, kansascity, "Is Arrowhead jinxed? Chiefs’ struggles in NFL playoffs lead some to wonder," 13 Jan. 2018 That whatever curse or hex or inability to advance in the postseason is over. The Si Staff, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Final Roundtable: Expansion Team in the Final, Unlikely Goal Scorer, More," 26 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

First up were hex deadlift squats using a cap barbell weight bar (or trap bar). Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Want a Booty Like Kim Kardashian? You’ll Need to Follow Her Insanely Hard Leg Day Routine," 23 Sep. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective or noun

First up were hex deadlift squats using a cap barbell weight bar (or trap bar). Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Want a Booty Like Kim Kardashian? You’ll Need to Follow Her Insanely Hard Leg Day Routine," 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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hewlet

hew to

hex

hexa-

hexabiose

hexabromide

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hex

noun
\ˈheks \

Kids Definition of hex

: a harmful spell : jinx

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