Hoar Definition

hôr
adjective
Hoary.
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Moldy; stale.
Webster's New World

Of a white or greyish-white colour.

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(poetic) Hoarily bearded.
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noun
Hoarfrost.
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Webster's New World
Webster's New World

A white or greyish-white colour.

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verb

(obsolete, intransitive) To become mouldy or musty.

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Other Word Forms of Hoar

Noun

Singular:
hoar
Plural:
hoars

Origin of Hoar

  • 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

  • Middle English hor from Old English hār

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

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