any of various heaths, especially Calluna vulgaris, of England and Scotland, having small, pinkish-purple flowers.
(of a yarn or fabric color) subtly flecked or mottled: all-cotton turtlenecks in your choice of five solid colors plus heather gray and heather green.
- heathered, adjective
Other definitions for Heather (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use heather in a sentence
They were even considering sending Kooper and heather to Atlanta to live near one of the coaches he’d trained with.
He described Kooper’s “protective loyalty,” how he once ran in from the outfield of a church softball game to confront someone who was having words with heather.
Kooper would chat a bit with heather and then shower and get to work on the computer.
To hear it now — after years of pain, work, doubt and determination — felt like a seal of approval from heather.
heather longed to rush to her, to hug her and touch her one last time, but she couldn’t.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’ | Holly Bailey | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Cal Poly Pomona student heather DeCosta described it as “kind of just boxing us in at all four sides of the street.”
No one cut the interview short and, as heather helpfully pointed out, “You are free to leave.”
Before Lehman, she told me in 2010, was a nine-year relationship with a guy with one leg: “My heather Mills,” Rivers called him.
Check out this fine sampling from the likes of Karen Shirely, Margalit Fox, and the most-talented, heather Lende.
In 2007, heather Mills—an amputee and alpine skier (and yes, the former wife of Paul McCartney)—danced on the show.
A little head suddenly appeared above the wet heather-bells, then as quickly disappeared, and all was again quiet.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
This time he got to the tree, and placed his foot on a part of the root, while with his hands he clung on to a clump of heather.Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
With the dear Dominie's note promising to be an usher came an antique silver casket filled with white heather.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
There is heather and wild thyme up the Trwyn, very comfortable to doze on; suppose we have our nap up there?Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
She came lightly along towards the house under the livid sky with the heather on each side of her.The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for heather
Also called: ling, heath a low-growing evergreen Eurasian ericaceous shrub, Calluna vulgaris, that grows in dense masses on open ground and has clusters of small bell-shaped typically pinkish-purple flowers
any of certain similar plants
a purplish-red to pinkish-purple colour
of a heather colour
of or relating to interwoven yarns of mixed colours: heather mixture
- heathered, adjective
- heathery, adjective
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