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noun
  1. Dame Myra,1890–1965, English pianist.
  2. Victor Francis,1883–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Austria: Nobel Prize 1936.
  3. Walter Rudolf,1881–1973, Swiss physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1949.
  4. (Wal·ther Rich·ard) Ru·dolf [vahl-tuhr rikh-ahrt roo-dawlf] /ˈvɑl tər ˈrɪx ɑrt ˈru dɔlf/, 1894–1987, German official in the Nazi party.
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  • A hess, and a hay and a hell and a double ho, and a hen—saloon!

  • “I was telling you about our chair having been in the Hess family,” explained Sid.

    The Winning Touchdown

    Lester Chadwick

  • If your name is Hess, this young woman is not going back with you, and I warn you now to be off.

    Anything Once

    Douglas Grant

  • It was obvious that he could not send her back to the Hess farm nor hand her over to the authorities.

    Anything Once

    Douglas Grant

  • I wouldnt mind if old Hess was playing with us, said Bobby, with a grin.


British Dictionary definitions for hess

Hess

noun
  1. Dame Myra. 1890–1965, English pianist
  2. (Walther Richard) Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1894–1987, German Nazi leader. He made a secret flight to Scotland (1941) to negotiate peace with Britain but was held as a prisoner of war; later sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nuremberg trials (1946); committed suicide
  3. Victor Francis. 1883–1964, US physicist, born in Austria: pioneered the investigation of cosmic rays: shared the Nobel prize for physics (1936)
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hess in Medicine

Hess

(hĕs)Walter Rudolf 1881-1973
  1. Swiss physiologist. He shared a 1949 Nobel Prize for his research on the brain's control of the body.
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hess in Science

Hess

[hĕs]
  1. American geologist who studied the sea floor and developed the theory of sea-floor spreading in 1960. Hess theorized that sea floors were constantly renewed by the flow of magma from the Earth's mantle through the oceanic rifts. This hypothesis became an important component of the theory of plate tectonics.
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