horn

horn
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) an antler
2. anything that protrudes naturally from the head of an animal, as one of the tentacles of a snail, a tuft of feathers on certain birds, etc.
3. [usually pl.] the projections imagined as growing on the brow of a cuckold
4.
a) the substance that horns are made of
b) any similar, now often synthetic, substance
5.
a) a container made by hollowing out a horn [a powder horn]
b) a drink contained in a horn
6. CORNUCOPIA
7. anything shaped like or suggesting a horn; specif.,
a) a peninsula or cape
b) either end of a crescent
c) the pointed part of an anvil
d) a projection above the pommel of a cowboy's saddle
8.
a) an instrument made of horn and sounded by blowing, as the shofar
b) any brass instrument; specif., FRENCH HORN
c) Jazz any wind instrument
9. a device with a kind of blaring sound for signaling or warning
10. Bible an emblem of glory, strength, or honor
11. Electronics
a) a horn-shaped speaker
b) a horn-shaped antenna
12. Geol. a jagged mountain peak resulting from the erosion of several cirques, as the Matterhorn in the Alps
vt.
1. to strike, butt, or gore with the horns
2. to furnish with horns
3. Archaic to cuckold
adj.
made of horn [horn-rimmed glasses]
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☆ around the horn
Baseball (thrown) from third base to second to first in trying for a double play
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☆ blow one's own horn
Informal to praise oneself; boast
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☆ horn in on or horn in [hôr′män′ik ]
to intrude or meddle (in)
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lock horns
☆ to have a disagreement or conflict
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on the horns of a dilemma
having to make a choice between two things, both usually unpleasant
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pull in one's horns or draw in one's horns or haul in one's horns
1. to hold oneself back; restrain one's impulses or efforts
2. to back down; become less dogmatic, positive, zealous, etc.
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the horn
Informal the telephone
hornless
adj.
hornlike
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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