hoar

adjective
\ ˈhȯr How to pronounce hoar (audio) \

Definition of hoar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: hoary

hoar

noun

Definition of hoar (Entry 2 of 2)

Synonyms & Antonyms for hoar

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of hoar in a Sentence

Adjective the hoar and crumbling stones of ruined temples Noun the hoar-covered meadow gleamed in the early-morning sun
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The hoar frost made the trees sparkle as though Earthquake Park were contained in a snow globe. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Jan. 2022 Furthermore, the clear conditions preceding the storm could have led to the formation of a layer of light, feathery frost, known as surface hoar. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of hoar

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoar

Adjective

Middle English hor, from Old English hār; akin to Old High German hēr hoary

Noun

Middle English hor hoariness, from hor, adjective

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“Hoar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoar. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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