The Horn of Africa, a peninsula of Africa which juts into the Arabian Sea.
- To brag or boast about oneself.
- To restrain oneself; draw back.
- To retreat from a previously taken position, view, or stance.
- Faced with two equally undesirable alternatives.
- (thrown) from third base to second to first in trying for a double play
- to praise oneself; boast
Other Word Forms of Horn
Origin of Horn
From Middle English horn, horne, from Old English horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną (compare West Frisian hoarn, Dutch hoorn, Low German Hoorn, horn, German Horn, Danish and Swedish horn, Gothic (haurn)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-, (compare Breton kern (“horn”), Latin cornū, Ancient Greek κέρας (keras), Old Church Slavonic сръна (srŭna, “roedeer”), Hittite [script?] (surna, “horn”)[script?], Persian sur, Sanskrit शृङ्ग (ṡṛṅga, “horn”)).
Middle English from Old English ker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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