noun, plural H's or Hs, h's or hs.
- horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field.
- magnetic intensity.
or 1H, Ha
or 2H, Hb
or 3H, Hc
Origin of H.
Origin of eta
Related Words for hdope, opium, drug, narcotic, festivity, geniality, effervescence, conviviality, blitheness, color, cheer, glee, brilliance, brightness, gladness, entertainment, elation, exhilaration, animation, fun
Examples from the Web for h
Contemporary Examples of 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!
May 20, 2014
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
March 13, 2014
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
February 23, 2014
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
January 30, 2014
In another shot she is shown kissing him on the cheek, while h has his arm wrapped around her and is grinning.New Set Of Harry Party Photos Hit Tumblr
January 23, 2014
Historical Examples of h
So Bill Nevins, my engineer, who was workin' the h'ister, and I went up.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Just suppose your friend is a reincarnation of Antony without an 'H'?
"I think he came from your friend Anthony with an 'H,'" Cleopatra broke in.
"A—h—" He turned his head away and flung an arm up over his eyes.Southern Lights and Shadows
"I h'ard naething," answered Andrew, stopping at her cry and listening.Salted With Fire
noun plural h's, H's or Hs
- something shaped like an H
- (in combination)an H-beam
- magnetic field strength
Word Origin for eta
noun plural eta or etas
Word Origin for eta
n acronym for
Word Origin for ETA
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.