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 Germanhehr (“noble, sublime”).
Hoar Sentence Examples
Hoar, were prominent in the later history of the country.
Whittier had in his lifetime commemorated him in his poem "The Hero," in which he called him "the Cadmus of the blind"; and in 1901 a centennial celebration of his birth was held at Boston, at which, among other notable tributes, Senator Hoar spoke of Howe as "one of the great figures of American history."
In localities where there is hoar frost in autumn and spring the seed is sown in September or at latest in the beginning of October, and the yield of opium and seed is then greater than if sown later.
He shows us a crystalline layer called surface hoar, the dusting of frozen dew you often see.