- to bewitch; practice witchcraft on: He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.
- spell; charm: With all this rain, somebody must have put a hex on our picnic.
- a witch.
Origin of hex1
- hexagonal: a bolt with a matching washer and hex nut.
- hexadecimal(def 1).
Origin of hex2
- a combining form meaning “six,” used in the formation of compound words: hexapartite.
Origin of hexa-
Related Words for hexjinx, whammy, hocus-pocus, abracadabra, magic, enchantment, sorcery, bewitching, allure, charm, voodoo, bewitchment, conjuration
Examples from the Web for hex
Contemporary Examples of hex
With the power of Stevie Wonder, a hex has been put on a chair of the rival fan.The Best Celebrity Cameos in Super Bowl Ads
February 2, 2014
Historical Examples of hex
The girl was a witch and she had put a hex on Mrs. Wladek, and that hex had to be removed.Hex
Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
So, you were determined to find out what would happen if the hex were tried on a man?
One thing, however, he had learned was that the hex at least worked on humans.
In an instant Mirestone realized that the hex had not worked.
This went on during the whole day, until we got beyond Hex River Mountain.Through Shot and Flame
J. D. Kestell.
- short for hexadecimal
- (as modifier)hex code
- (tr) to bewitch
- an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
- a witch
Word Origin for hex
before a vowel hex-
- sixhexachord; hexameter
Word Origin for hexa-
Word Origin and History for hex
1830, American English, from Pennsylvania German hexe "to practice witchcraft," from German hexen "to hex," related to Hexe "witch," from Middle High German hecse, hexse, from Old High German hagazussa (see hag). Noun meaning "magic spell" is first recorded 1909; earlier it meant "a witch" (1856).
before vowels, hex-, word-forming element meaning "six," from Greek hexa-, comb. form of hex "six" (see six).
- Containing six atoms, molecules, or groups:hexose.