verb (used with object)
- hewers of wood and drawers of water,
- hex sign,
Origin of hex1
Origin of hex2
Origin of hexa-
Examples from the Web for hex
With the power of Stevie Wonder, a hex has been put on a chair of the rival fan.
He got sick, and said he had a hex on him, and took off one day and a lot later they found him up on the mountain.Goodbye, Dead Man!|Tom W. Harris
Close to the camp, this ridge was cut by a small stream (Hex River) running through a stony gorge.Two Years on Trek|Louis Eugne du Moulin
So, you were determined to find out what would happen if the hex were tried on a man?The White Feather Hex|Don Peterson
Darkness found the train labouring through the mountainous defile of the Hex River.Through South Africa|Henry M. Stanley
Right in front the Hex River Mountains extend like a vast barrier across the line and seem to defy the approaching train.With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train|Ernest N. Bennett
- short for hexadecimal
- (as modifier)hex code
Word Origin for hex
before a vowel hex-
Word Origin for hexa-
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).