noun New York State, Pennsylvania, and New England.
Definition for horning (2 of 2)
- a wind instrument, originally formed from the hollow horn of an animal but now usually made of brass or other metal or plastic.
- French horn.
- a tube of varying cross section used in some loudspeakers to couple the diaphragm to the sound-transmitting space.
- Slang. a loudspeaker.
verb (used with object)
Origin of horn
Related formshorn·ish, adjectivehorn·less, adjectivehorn·less·ness, nounhorn·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for horning
Then the river turns still more sharply to the left, and we sailed due south, after having come due north by Horning.
At Horning village, the “New” Inn deserves mention, and boats can be procured there.
Horning Ferry, a well-known waterside resting-place, may be taken as a typical feature of village life in these parts.
Darnley also told the story of horning Moray to a servant of his, which Moray is privy unto.The Mystery of Mary Stuart|Andrew Lang
Pascoe and Horning then carry the inanimate form of Shawn into the room behind, while Carve hovers about uselessly.The Great Adventure|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for horning (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for horning (2 of 2)
- the constituent substance, mainly keratin, of horns, hooves, etc
- (in combination)horn-rimmed spectacles
- a device for producing a warning or signalling noise
- (in combination)a foghorn
- Also called: acoustic horn, exponential horn a hollow conical device coupled to the diaphragm of a gramophone to control the direction and quality of the sound
- any such device used to spread or focus sound, such as the device attached to an electrical loudspeaker in a public address system
- Also called: horn antenna a microwave aerial, formed by flaring out the end of a waveguide
- to suppress or control one's feelings, esp of anger, enthusiasm, or passion
- to withdraw a previous statement
- to economize
- in a situation involving a choice between two equally unpalatable alternatives
- in an awkward situation
Derived Formshornless, adjectivehornlike, adjective
Word Origin for horn
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Idioms and Phrases with horning
In addition to the idioms beginning with horn
- horn in on
- horns of a dilemma, on the
- blow one's own horn
- lock horns
- pull in one's horns
- take the bull by the horns