Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Huron

[hyoo r-uh n, -on or, often, yoo r-] /ˈhyʊər ən, -ɒn or, often, ˈyʊər-/
noun
1.
a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron.
2.
an Iroquoian language, the language of the Huron Indians.
3.
Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).
4.
a city in E South Dakota.
Origin of Huron
1625-1635
An Americanism dating back to 1625-35
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Huron
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • When the Huron talks to the women, his tribe shut their ears.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • A stain on the name of Huron can only be hid by blood that comes from the veins of an Indian.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Huron arose, and shook himself like a lion quitting his lair.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The wife the Huron chief had abandoned, when he was chased from among his people, was dead.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • But why should I, a Huron of the woods, tell a wise people their own traditions?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • When our Great Father speaks to his people, is it with the tongue of a Huron?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • I would give you food; but he who eats with a Huron should become his friend.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Kill me if thou wilt, detestable Huron; I will go no further.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Huron

Huron

/ˈhjʊərən/
noun
1.
Lake Huron, a lake in North America, between the US and Canada: the second largest of the Great Lakes. Area: 59 570 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
2.
(pl) -rons, -ron. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron
3.
the Iroquoian language of this people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Huron

the North American lake is named for the Indian people, whose name is from obsolete French huron "bristle-haired" (the French word frequently was used in reference to head-dresses, and that might be its original sense here), from Old French huré "bristly, unkempt, shaggy," of uncertain origin, but French sources indicate it probably is from Germanic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Huron

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Huron

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for huron