Associations to the word «Horn»

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HORN, noun. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals, usually paired.
HORN, noun. Any similar real or imaginary growth or projection such as the elongated tusk of a narwhal, the eyestalk of a snail, the pointed growth on the nose of a rhinoceros, or the hornlike projection on the head of a demon or similar.
HORN, noun. An antler.
HORN, noun. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
HORN, noun. An object whose shape resembles a horn, such as cornucopia, the point of an anvil, or a vessel for gunpowder or liquid.
HORN, noun. The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
HORN, noun. (architecture) The Ionic volute.
HORN, noun. (nautical) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
HORN, noun. (carpentry) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.
HORN, noun. One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.
HORN, noun. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
HORN, noun. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
HORN, noun. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
HORN, noun. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
HORN, noun. (informal) (countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
HORN, noun. (slang) (countable) (from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
HORN, noun. (uncountable) (coarse) (slang) (definite article) An erection of the penis.
HORN, noun. (countable) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
HORN, noun. (countable) A diacritical mark that may be attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u when writing in Vietnamese, thus forming ơ and ư.
HORN, noun. (botany) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).
HORN, verb. (of an animal) To assault with the horns
HORN, verb. (slang) (obsolete) To cuckold
HORN, proper noun. Cape Horn, at the southern tip of South America.
HORN, proper noun. The Horn of Africa, a peninsula of Africa which juts into the Arabian Sea.
HORN AFRICAN, noun. An inhabitant of the Horn of Africa
HORN ANTENNA, noun. (radio) A microwave antenna consisting of an open waveguide of increasing size towards the aperture
HORN CLAUSE, noun. (logic) A clause (disjunction of literals) with at most one positive literal.
HORN CLAUSES, noun. Plural of Horn clause
HORN DOG, noun. (colloquial) A person (particularly a man) who fixates on sex.
HORN DOGS, noun. Plural of horn dog
HORN DRUM, noun. A wheel with long curved scoops, for raising water.
HORN MERCURY, noun. A mineral chloride of mercury, having a semitranslucent, horn-like appearance.
HORN OF AFRICA, proper noun. A peninsula in East Africa that juts for hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea.
HORN OF PLENTY, noun. The cornucopia.
HORN OF PLENTY, noun. An edible chanterelle, Craterellus cornucopioides.
HORN PIPE, noun. Synonym of hornpipe.
HORN PIPE, noun. Synonym of pibgorn.
HORN PIPER, noun. Alternative spelling of hornpiper
HORN PIPERS, noun. Plural of horn piper
HORN PIPES, noun. Plural of horn pipe
HORN SILVER, noun. (mineral) A weathered form of chlorargyrite
HORN SLATE, noun. A gray siliceous stone.
HORN VIOLIN, noun. Synonym of Stroh violin.
HORN VIOLINS, noun. Plural of horn violin

Dictionary definition

HORN, noun. A noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it.
HORN, noun. One of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates.
HORN, noun. A noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;.
HORN, noun. A high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather).
HORN, noun. A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves.
HORN, noun. Any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn.
HORN, noun. The material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails.
HORN, noun. A device having the shape of a horn; "horns at the ends of a new moon"; "the hornof an anvil"; "the cleat had two horns".
HORN, noun. An alarm device that makes a loud warning sound.
HORN, noun. A brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves.
HORN, noun. A device on an automobile for making a warning noise.
HORN, verb. Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer".

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