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H, h

[eych] /eɪtʃ/
noun, plural H's or Hs, h's or hs.
1.
the eighth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter H or h, as in hot or behave.
3.
something having the shape of an H .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter H or h.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter H or h.

h.s.1

1.
in this sense.
Origin of h.s.1
< Latin hōc sensū

h.s.2

1.
(in prescriptions) at bedtime.
Origin
< Latin hōrā somnī at the hour of sleep

H.S.

1.
High School.
2.
British. Home Secretary.
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Examples from the Web for Hs
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  • So Mr. Hs made out the "Cyclical Characters" of one of his sons, a young man twenty-five years old.

    Everlasting Pearl Anna Magdalena Johannsen
  • As for Walker, he had caught Walker tripping with his Hs, and was glad to be rid of him.

    Travelling Sketches. Anthony Trollope
  • Hs vulg d Scpine opnins cnfrmre atque approbre vidbantur dicta factaque ius plraque admranda, ex quibus est num hiuscemod.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • The valuation of his house at Rome (superficies aedium) was fixed at Hs.

  • Then they went away, and as soon as Hs had finished his cooking, his wife appeared and invited him to come and receive the King.

British Dictionary definitions for Hs

HS

abbreviation
1.
High School
2.
(in Britain) Home Secretary
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Hs in Medicine

H.S. abbr.
Latin hora somni (before sleep, at bedtime)

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Hs in Science
Hs  
The symbol for hassium.
h  
  1. Abbreviation of height

  2. The symbol for Planck's constant.


H  
  1. The symbol for henry.

  2. The symbol for hydrogen.


hassium
  (hä'sē-əm)   
Symbol Hs
A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding lead with iron ions. Its most long-lived isotopes have mass numbers of 264 and 265 with half-lives of 0.08 millisecond and 2 milliseconds, respectively. Atomic number 108. See Periodic Table.
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Hs in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for Hs

Hs

hassium

HS

1.
high school
2.
his (shortwave transmission)

h.s.

Latin hora somni (at the hour of sleep-that is, at bedtime)
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