noun, plural H's or Hs, h's or hs.
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- horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field.
- magnetic intensity.
Definition for h (6 of 12)
or 1H, Ha
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or 2H, Hb
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or 3H, Hc
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Origin of H.
Definition for h (12 of 12)
Origin of eta
Examples from the Web for h
Several visitors who were there at the same time posted photos on instagram, as observed by our old pals at H Wales Watch.Harry Visits Colosseum - And Pays For His Own Ticket!|Tom Sykes|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Around the time of M*A*S*H, I was always looking for the next job.Robert Duvall on His Storied Career, His New Movie, and Why He’s Ditching the GOP|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you undergo chemotherapy, you will soon come to terms with the fact that you are bald (see “H Is for Hair”).A Breast Cancer Alphabet: F Is For Fashion Accessories|Madhulika Sikka|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The M*A*S*H finale in 1983 is still tops, percentage-wise; it got nearly half the country, 106 million out of 234 million.‘You’ve Got to Be Kidding’: Why Adults Dismissed The Beatles in 1964|Michael Tomasky|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another shot she is shown kissing him on the cheek, while h has his arm wrapped around her and is grinning.
Let me know who is manipulating a stock, and to h—l with dividends and earnings.The Tipster|Edwin Lefevre
At this our men hollowered out, "What are you doing there, you Rebel sons of b——h's?"History of the Twelfth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry|William Hewitt
"H'm—as poor, and yet thankful for small mercies," commented the Master with gentle sarcasm.Brother Copas|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
An air-pump and condenser, H, is seen under the steam-cylinder.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
Se eadiga diacon cw, "u ungesliga, as estmettas ic symle gewilnode: h beo me to wuldre, and e to wite."
British Dictionary definitions for h (1 of 8)
noun plural h's, H's or Hs
- something shaped like an H
- (in combination)an H-beam
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- magnetic field strength
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Word Origin for eta
British Dictionary definitions for h (5 of 8)
noun plural eta or etas
Word Origin for eta
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n acronym for
Word Origin for ETA
British Dictionary definitions for h (8 of 8)
Word Origin and History for h
the pronunciation "aitch" was in Old French (ache "name of the letter H"), and is from a presumed Late Latin *accha (cf. Italian effe, elle, emme), with the central sound approximating the value of the letter when it passed from Roman to Germanic, where it at first represented a strong, distinctly aspirated -kh- sound close to that in Scottish loch. In earlier Latin the letter was called ha.
In Romanic languages, the sound became silent in Late Latin and was omitted in Old French and Italian, but it was restored in Middle English spelling in words borrowed from French, and often later in pronunciation, too. Thus Modern English has words ultimately from Latin with missing -h- (e.g. able, from Latin habile); with a silent -h- (e.g. heir, hour); with a formerly silent -h- now often vocalized (e.g. humble, humor, herb); and even a few with an excrescent -h- fitted in confusion to words that never had one (e.g. hostage, hermit).
Relics of the formerly unvoiced -h- persist in pedantic insistence on an historical (object) and in obsolete mine host. The use in digraphs (e.g. -sh-, -th-) goes back to the ancient Greek alphabet, which used it in -ph-, -th-, -kh- until -H- took on the value of a long "e" and the digraphs acquired their own characters. The letter passed into Roman use before this evolution, and thus retained there more of its original Semitic value.