- the eighth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
- any spoken sound represented by the letter H or h, as in hot or behave.
- something having the shape of an H.
- a written or printed representation of the letter H or h.
- a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter H or h.
- in this sense.
Origin of h.s.1
From the Latin word hōc sensū
- (in prescriptions) at bedtime.
Origin of h.s.2
From the Latin word hōrā somnī at the hour of sleep
- High School.
- British. Home Secretary.
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Examples from the Web for hs
HS: Cities are like living characters, going through energy cycles.
HS: The cycles for silhouette, and what it implies are long cycles, 10 to 15 years.
HS: Frances simply belonged to the generation I keep portraying in my photography diary.
HS: I did not keep much, and the little I kept was lost for the most part.
HS: I never did commit until now because it was never the right project.
As for Walker, he had caught Walker tripping with his hs, and was glad to be rid of him.Travelling Sketches.
The valuation of his house at Rome (superficies aedium) was fixed at HS.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
Page 4, changed "hs" to "his" in "envelope from his pocket."Motor Matt's Triumph, or, Three Speeds Forward
Stanley R. Matthews
Hs was pleased to hear she was a clean, tidy child, and that she seemed happy.Rogues and Vagabonds
George R. Sims
The pronunciation of ū as , (Hs for Haus) is peculiar to Alsatian.
- High School
- (in Britain) Home Secretary
- The symbol for hassium.
- Abbreviation of height
- The symbol for Planck's constant.
- The symbol for henry.
- The symbol for hydrogen.
- A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding lead with iron ions. Its known isotopes have mass numbers ranging from 263 to 277. Hs 277 has the longest confirmed half-life (16.5 minutes). Atomic number 108. See Periodic Table.
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