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

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 Circe, a witch of transformation from Homer’s The Odyssey, hexes Hilda (Lucy Davis) into a spider woman. Nick Romano, EW.com, "All the Riverdale Easter eggs in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3," 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, "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 The presenter, G Suite director of product management, Serge Lachapella, runs through a variety of different sounds, including hand-clapping, bag crinkling, and even hitting a glass cup with a metal hex key. Popular Science, "AI is here to mask barking dogs and screaming kids from your video calls," 9 June 2020 The handle is made from rosewood and holds a hammer, knife, can and bottle opener, hex nut wrench, screwdriver with interchange bit, Phillips drill bit, and a flat head drill bit. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Customizable Father’s Day Gifts to Order Today," 28 May 2020 In addition to three quick-release ratchets, the set includes sockets, wrenches, two sets of pliers, four screwdrivers, a bit driver with 44 driver bits and 26 standard and metric hex keys. oregonlive, "10 tools, home improvement items for less than $100: Update your living space during coronavirus isolation," 22 Apr. 2020 And underestimate tiny tiles like penny and hex: More than a century after their creation, these petite rounds are still celebrated for affordability; get them for as little as $5 a square foot and use them all over. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Pros' Guide to Renovating Your Bathroom," 27 Feb. 2020 Pinborough does a nifty job of juggling possible killers, and even throws in a bit of black magic, hexes and conjure balls — a nod to Savannah’s voodoo subculture — to darken the novel’s mood even more. Carol Memmott, Washington Post, "‘Dead to Her’ may not be the most important novel you’ll read, but it is delicious," 26 Feb. 2020 Next, Wardle used a hex editor to change the original version’s hard-coded control server domain to the address of the server under his control. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Stealing advanced nations’ Mac malware isn’t hard. Here’s how one hacker did it," 28 Feb. 2020 In the Netflix special Slate also shares artifacts from her childhood: the Laura Ashley wallpaper, the debate trophies, the hex-like poems scribbled on the walls of her closet, cursing the classmates who wronged her. Bonnie Wertheim, New York Times, "Jenny Slate Wrote a Book-Shaped Thing. What Is It?," 25 Oct. 2019 Buttman had proclaimed that Benfica would not win another European title for a century - the hex appears to have worked. SI.com, "The 8 Teams That Have Won More Than 200 European Matches," 24 Oct. 2019 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, "The 10 Rules of Rifle Maintenance," 29 July 2020 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 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, "The 10 Rules of Rifle Maintenance," 29 July 2020 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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“Hex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hex. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for hex

hex

noun
\ ˈheks How to pronounce hex (audio) \

Kids Definition of hex

: a harmful spell : jinx

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