Haw meaning

Used to command an animal pulling a load to turn to the left.
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To turn to the left.
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(used as) A command to a horse, ox, etc., meaning “turn to the left”
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To turn to the left.
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An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn towards the driver, typically left.
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(of an animal) To turn towards the driver, typically to the left.

This horse won't haw when I tell him to.

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To cause (an animal) to turn left.

You may have to go to the front of the pack and physically haw the lead dog.

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Haw is defined as a sound made by a speaker who is fumbling for words, or refers to a red berry produced by a hawthorne.

When the speaker forgets the next sentence and says "Haw" while he tries to remember the next sentence, this is an example of a haw.

A red berry used in haw berry pie is an example of a haw.

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An utterance used by a speaker who is fumbling for words.
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To fumble in speaking.
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The fruit of a hawthorn.
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A hawthorn or similar tree or shrub.
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A nictitating membrane, especially of a domesticated animal.
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An inflamed condition of this membrane.
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The berry of the hawthorn.
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(used to suggest) The sound a speaker often makes when hesitating briefly.
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Inflammation of this membrane.
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Hawaiian.
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A nictitating membrane, especially of a domesticated animal.
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An inflamed condition of this membrane.
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An imitation of laughter, often used to express scorn or disbelief. Often doubled or tripled (haw haw or haw haw haw).

You think that song was good? Haw!

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An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like "haw"; the sound so made.
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To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation.
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Fruit of the hawthorn.
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(historical) A hedge.
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(anatomy) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane.
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A topographic and patronymic surname​.
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A river in the US state of North Carolina.
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(law) Hawaii, as used in case citations.
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Origin of haw

  • Middle English from Old English haga

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English hawe, from Old English haga (“enclosure, hedge”), from Proto-Germanic *hagô (compare West Frisian haach, Dutch haag, German Hag (“hedged farmland”), from Proto-Indo-European *kaghon (compare Welsh cae (“hedge”), Latin caulae (“sheepfold, enclosure”), cohum (“strap between plowbeam and yoke”), Russian кош (koš, “tent”), кошара (košára, “sheepfold”), Sanskrit कक्ष (kakṣa, “curtain wall”), from *kaghe/o 'to catch, grasp' (compare Welsh cau (“to clasp”), Oscan kahad (“may he seize”), Albanian kam, ke (“to have, hold”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English haga (“enclosure”). Also a Middle English back-formation from Hawkin, a diminutive of Harry or of a given name meaning "a hawk".

    From Wiktionary

  • Uncertain.

    From Wiktionary

  • Imitative

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown

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