Origin of hoar
Examples from the Web for hoar
Senator Hoar suggested my name and insisted that I was the man best fitted for the position.The Facts of Reconstruction|John R. Lynch
Hoar and the children had migrated to the kitchen at the back, a draughty place hardly large enough for the lot to turn round in.Johnny Ludlow. First Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
As you have already seen, Mr. Hoar made the motion for the special order, which was carried and the petitions presented.
Nor rough nor barren are the winding ways Of hoar antiquity, but strown with flowers.The Memorials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge|Henry George Davis
This means that Mr. Hoar's place had been suggested, which Newton seems to have declined.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for hoar
Word Origin for hoar
Word Origin and History for hoar
Old English har "hoary, gray, venerable, old," the connecting notion being gray hair, from Proto-Germanic *haira (cf. Old Norse harr "gray-haired, old," Old Saxon, Old High German her "distinguished, noble, glorious," German hehr), from PIE *kei-, source of color adjectives (see hue (n.1)). German also uses the word as a title of respect, in Herr. Of frost, it is recorded in Old English, perhaps expressing the resemblance of the white feathers of frost to an old man's beard. Used as an attribute of boundary stones in Anglo-Saxon, perhaps in reference to being gray with lichens, hence its appearance in place-names.