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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb At the trial, the judge wondered if demonstrators outside the courtroom were using voodoo dolls, or planning to hex anyone. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2021 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 While entering Wanda's hex, her DNA gets rewritten, resulting in her superhuman powers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 July 2022 Because Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange put a hex on Poppa to hit himself continually, maybe the experience involves some bashing? Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 The Rangers will try to break Carolina’s home hex over visiting teams in Game 5 on Thursday. New York Times, 26 May 2022 The good news was that the heavy hex layout reduced the frequency of collisions. Zaira Nazario, Scientific American, 1 May 2022 Monica helps save the town of Westview from the supernatural hex accidentally created by Wanda. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2022 Short-range couplers use chip-to-chip parallelization to extend IBM’s heavy-hex lattice between multiple chips. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 18 May 2022 There's no need to lug out your entire home tool kit or sweat over instructions for an hour while using a tiny hex key. Melissa Epifano, PEOPLE.com, 8 May 2022 Inside the hex, Wanda was able to temporarily escape her debilitating grief by conjuring an idyllic life with Vision and their twin sons, Billy and Tommy, that resembled her favorite family sitcoms. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 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 See More

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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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