Pronunciation: hôrn
n.1.A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.
2.The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.
3.(Zool.) Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form;
4.(Bot.) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).
5.(Arch.) Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn
6.One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.
7.(Mil.) The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.
8.The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.
9.(Script.) A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.
The Lord is . . . the horn of my salvation.
- Ps. xviii. 2.
10.An emblem of a cuckold; - used chiefly in the plural.
11.the telephone; as, on the horn.
12.a body of water shaped like a horn; as, the Golden Horn in Istanbul.
Horn block
the frame or pedestal in which a railway car axle box slides up and down; - also called horn plate.
Horn of a dilemma
See under Dilemma.
Horn distemper
a disease of cattle, affecting the internal substance of the horn.
Horn drum
a wheel with long curved scoops, for raising water.
Horn lead
(Chem.) chloride of lead.
Horn maker
a maker of cuckolds.
Horn mercury
(Min.) Same as Horn quicksilver (below).
- Shak.
Horn poppy
(Bot.) a plant allied to the poppy (Glaucium luteum), found on the sandy shores of Great Britain and Virginia; - called also horned poppy.
Horn pox
(Med.) abortive smallpox with an eruption like that of chicken pox.
- Gray.
Horn quicksilver
(Min.) native calomel, or bichloride of mercury.
Horn shell
(Zool.) any long, sharp, spiral, gastropod shell, of the genus Cerithium, and allied genera.
Horn silver
(Min.) cerargyrite.
Horn slate
a gray, siliceous stone.
To pull in one's horns
to withdraw some arrogant pretension; to cease a demand or withdraw an assertion.
To raise the horn
(Script.) to exalt one's self; to act arrogantly.
To take a horn
to take a drink of intoxicating liquor.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.
2.To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.
Noun1.horn - a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
2.horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
3.horn - a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;
4.horn - a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)
Synonyms: saddle horn
5.horn - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
Synonyms: cornet, trumpet, trump
6.horn - any outgrowth from the head of an organism that resembles a horn
7.horn - the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails
8.horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
9.horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
Synonyms: French horn
10.Hornhorn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
Verb1.horn - stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer"
Synonyms: tusk
To see or hear a horn in your dream, signifies your need to pay attention to your inner voices and intuition. Alternatively, you may be bragging and "blowing your own horn". To see the horns of an animal in your dream, represents conflict and confrontation. You are at odds with someone. It may also indicate that you have been hardened.Klaxon, Mayday, SOS, acoustical network, aerophone, air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, ballad horn, baritone, bass horn, beacon, bell, bellyband, blinking light, boiler factory, boiler room, brass choir, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, bugle, bugle horn, bull-roarer, burglar alarm, buzzer, capacitor speaker, catcall, cherry bomb, cinch, clack, clacker, clapper, clarion, coaxial speaker, cone, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, cracker, cricket, crossover network, crostarie, diaphragm, double reed, double-bell euphonium, dynamic speaker, earphone, electrodynamic speaker, electromagnetic speaker, electrostatic speaker, embouchure, euphonium, excited-field speaker, fiery cross, fire alarm, fire bell, fire flag, firecracker, five-minute gun, flashing light, fog bell, fog signal, foghorn, full-fidelity speaker, gale warning, girt, girth, gore, headphone, headset, helicon, high-fidelity speaker, high-frequency speaker, hooter, hue and cry, hunting horn, hurricane warning, jockey, key, key trumpet, lighthouse, lip, lituus, loudspeaker, low-frequency speaker, lur, mellophone, midrange speaker, monorange speaker, mouthpiece, moving-coil speaker, noisemaker, note of alarm, occulting light, ophicleide, orchestral horn, permanent magnet speaker, pipe, pocket trumpet, police whistle, pommel, post horn, rattle, rattlebox, reed, sackbut, saxhorn, saxtuba, serpent, signal of distress, siren, slide, slide trombone, sliphorn, small-craft warning, snapper, sousaphone, speaker, speaker system, speaker unit, steam whistle, still alarm, stirrup, storm cone, storm flag, storm warning, surcingle, tenor tuba, ticktack, tocsin, tooter, triaxial speaker, tromba, trombone, trumpet, tuba, tusk, tweeter, two-minute gun, upside-down flag, valve, valve trombone, valve trumpet, voice coil, whistle, whizgig, whizzer, wind, wind instrument, woofer
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horizontal scan rate
horizontal section
horizontal stabiliser
horizontal stabilizer
horizontal surface
horizontal tabulation
horizontal tail
Horizontal training
Horizontal water wheel
hormone replacement therapy
hormone-replacement therapy
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Horn block
horn button
Horn clause
Horn distemper
Horn drum
horn fly
horn in
Horn lead
Horn maker
Horn mercury
Horn of a dilemma
Horn of Africa
horn plate
horn poppy
Horn pout
Horn pox
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