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

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

This multitool is the size of a matchbox, but includes a bewildering array of hex bits, screwdrivers, and the like, including the all-necessary bottle opener. Wired Staff, WIRED, "19 Great Weekend Deals on Camping Gear, Games, and Tech," 3 Aug. 2019 The hex worked; the Brewers won three straight games immediately thereafter. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet the dogs who belong to members of the Milwaukee Brewers," 16 July 2019 Certain neighborhoods, such as Kreuzberg, another area that, like Wedding, was pressed up against the wall and became home to immigrants with few other choices, have had the hex of coolness cast upon them. Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New Yorker, "The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification," 12 July 2019 Will Jill Ellis’ team finally cast off the demons, or will the old enemy continue its hex? Jonathan Tannenwald, https://www.inquirer.com, "Women’s World Cup 2019: Top games to watch in the group stage," 6 June 2019 When tightening a hex fitting to a pipe, hold the pipe with a pipe wrench like this. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The 5 Biggest Plumbing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)," 14 Jan. 2019 Their chuck accepts only bits with a ¼-inch hex shank. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "Cordless Drill/Driver vs Impact Driver: Which Do You Need?," 24 Jan. 2019 The processor is bumped up to a hex-core 8th-generation Coffee Lake, paired with up to 64GB RAM. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme: Hex-core, GTX 1050 Ti, 64GB RAM under 4 pounds," 30 Aug. 2018 Singer Lana Del Rey took part in the mass hex, and encouraged her fans on social media to participate too. Harper's BAZAAR, "The Modern Woman Is Embracing Her Inner Witch," 12 Nov. 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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hex

noun
\ ˈheks How to pronounce hex (audio) \

Kids Definition of hex

: a harmful spell : jinx

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