Hoar meaning

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Hoarfrost.
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A white or greyish-white colour.

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Of a white or greyish-white colour.
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(poetic) Hoarily bearded.
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(obsolete, intransitive) To become mouldy or musty.

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Hoary.
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Moldy; stale.
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Origin of hoar

  • Middle English hor from Old English hār

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

  • From Middle English hore, from Old English hār (“hoar, hoary, grey, old”), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz (“grey”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēy(w)-, *ḱyē(w)- (“grey”). Cognate with German hehr (“noble, sublime”).

    From Wiktionary