horn


horn
[[t]hɔrn[/t]]
n.
1) zool. one of the hard, keratinous, permanent, hollow, and usu. paired growths projecting from the head of certain ungulates, esp. bovids
2) zool. a similar growth, sometimes of compacted hair, as the median horn on a rhinoceros or the tusk of a narwhal
3) zool. (not in technical use) antler
4) zool. a process projecting from the head of an animal and suggestive of such a growth, as a feeler, tentacle, or crest
5) zool. the keratinous substance of which horn growths are composed in vertebrates
6) zool. anat. any similar substance, as that forming tortoise shell, hoofs, nails, or corns
7) an article made of the material of an animal horn or like substance
8) any projection or extremity resembling the horn of an animal
9) something made from, resembling, or suggesting a hollowed-out animal horn:
a drinking horn[/ex]
10) a part resembling an animal horn attributed to deities, demons, etc.:
the devil's horn[/ex]
11) Usu., horns. the imaginary projections on a cuckold's brow
12) mad
13) mad an animal horn used as a wind instrument
14) aum an instrument for sounding a warning signal:
an automobile horn[/ex]
15) rtv
a) a tube of varying cross section used in some loudspeakers to couple the diaphragm to the sound-transmitting space
b) rtv sts Slang. a loudspeaker
16) cvb tgp sts Slang. a telephone or radiotelephone
17) a saddle pommel, esp. a high one
18) astron. one of the curved extremities of a crescent, esp. of the crescent moon
19) geo a pyramidal mountain peak, esp. one having concave faces
20) a symbol of power or strength, as in the Bible:
a horn of salvation[/ex]
21) to butt or gore with the horns
22) to cuckold
23) +phv horn in, Informal. to thrust oneself forward obtrusively; intrude or interrupt
24) made of horn
Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OFris, OOHG, ON horn, Go haurn, L cornu, Ir, Welsh corn; akin to Gk kéras horn

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Horn — (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on the foot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn — may refer to: * Horn (anatomy), the pointed projection of the skin of various animals, as an organ or its material * Horn (surname)In music and sound * Horn (instrument), sometimes called a French horn, a brass musical instrument constructed of… …   Wikipedia

  • horn — HORN, hornuri, s.n. 1. Parte a coşului de fum la o casă, constituită din canalul îngropat în zidărie (şi din porţiunea ieşită în afară prin acoperiş); p. ext. întregul coş de fum al unei case. 2. Partea de deasupra vetrei ţărăneşti prin care… …   Dicționar Român

  • horn — [hôrn] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger < IE base * k̑er , upper part of the body, head > L cornu, Gr keras] 1. a) a hard, hollow, bony or keratinous, permanent projection that grows on the head of various hoofed animals, esp. bovid ruminants b) …   English World dictionary

  • Horn — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. horn, ahd. horn, as. horn Stammwort. Aus g. * hurna n. Horn , auch in gt. haurn, anord. horn, ae. horn m., afr. horn. Außergermanisch entspricht am genauesten (als u Stamm) l. cornū Horn, Spitze (al. cornum), kelt. kárnon… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • HORN (R.) — HORN REBECCA (1944 ) Née en 1944 à Michelstadt Hambourg, l’artiste d’origine allemande Rebecca Horn a réalisé ses premiers travaux en polyuréthanne, ce qui provoque chez elle une grave infection pulmonaire. Pendant près d’un an, elle sera… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Horn — Horn: Das gemeingerm. Wort mhd., ahd. horn, got. haúrn, engl. horn, schwed. horn ist, wie z. B. auch das verwandte lat. cornu »Horn«, eine Bildung zu der unter ↑ Hirn dargestellten idg. Wurzel *k̑er‹ə› , die ursprünglich das Horn bzw. Geweih auf… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • horn|y — «HR nee», adjective, horn|i|er, horn|i|est. 1. made of horn or a substance like it: »the horny shell of a lobster. 2. hard like a horn; calloused …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horn — wird, wie auch die Hornspäne, auf Stickstoffdünger verarbeitet, und zwar durch Rösten oder Dämpfen. Beim Rösten wird das Horn in eisernen Gefäßen unter kräftigem Rühren stark erhitzt, wobei jedes Anbrennen vermieden werden muß, da dasselbe große… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Horn [2] — Horn (ital. Corno, franz. Cor, engl. Horn), das bekannte, durch Weichheit des Tones vor allen andern ausgezeichnete Blechblasinstrument, entweder als Naturinstrument (Naturhorn, Waldhorn, Corno di caccia, Cor de chasse, French horn) oder (in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hörn — Hörn, die paarige, aus Hornsubstanz bestehende Scheide der (knöchernen) Stirnbeinzapfen der Cavicornia (horntragenden Wiederkäuer). Im weiteren Sinne als Hornmaterial rechnet man hierzu noch die Hufe der Unpaarzeher, die Klauen der Paarzeher und… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik


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