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hex 1

 (hĕks)
n.
1. An evil spell; a curse.
2. One that brings bad luck.
tr.v. hexed, hex·ing, hex·es
1. To put a hex on.
2. To bring or wish bad luck to: "Chilly evening weather and a chain of minor snafus seemed to hex the $5,000-a-seat gala on Governors Island" (Newsweek).

[Pennsylvania Dutch, from German hexen, to hex, from Hexe, witch, from Middle High German hecse, from Old High German hagzissa.]

hex′er n.

hex 2

 (hĕks)
adj.
Hexagonal. Used of hardware, such as bolts and screws, with hexagonal heads or hexagonal sockets.

hex

(hɛks)
n
(Computer Science)
a. short for hexadecimal
b. (as modifier): hex code.

hex

(hɛks)
vb
(tr) to bewitch
n
1. an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
2. a witch
[C19: via Pennsylvania Dutch from German Hexe witch, from Middle High German hecse, perhaps from Old High German hagzissa; see hag1]
ˈhexer n

hex

(hɛks)

v.t.
1. to practice witchcraft on; bewitch.
2. to bring bad luck to; jinx.
n.
3. a spell; charm; jinx.
4. a witch.
[1820–30; < German Hexe witch; see hag1]
hex′er, n.

hex


Past participle: hexed
Gerund: hexing

Imperative
hex
hex
Present
I hex
you hex
he/she/it hexes
we hex
you hex
they hex
Preterite
I hexed
you hexed
he/she/it hexed
we hexed
you hexed
they hexed
Present Continuous
I am hexing
you are hexing
he/she/it is hexing
we are hexing
you are hexing
they are hexing
Present Perfect
I have hexed
you have hexed
he/she/it has hexed
we have hexed
you have hexed
they have hexed
Past Continuous
I was hexing
you were hexing
he/she/it was hexing
we were hexing
you were hexing
they were hexing
Past Perfect
I had hexed
you had hexed
he/she/it had hexed
we had hexed
you had hexed
they had hexed
Future
I will hex
you will hex
he/she/it will hex
we will hex
you will hex
they will hex
Future Perfect
I will have hexed
you will have hexed
he/she/it will have hexed
we will have hexed
you will have hexed
they will have hexed
Future Continuous
I will be hexing
you will be hexing
he/she/it will be hexing
we will be hexing
you will be hexing
they will be hexing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hexing
you have been hexing
he/she/it has been hexing
we have been hexing
you have been hexing
they have been hexing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hexing
you will have been hexing
he/she/it will have been hexing
we will have been hexing
you will have been hexing
they will have been hexing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hexing
you had been hexing
he/she/it had been hexing
we had been hexing
you had been hexing
they had been hexing
Conditional
I would hex
you would hex
he/she/it would hex
we would hex
you would hex
they would hex
Past Conditional
I would have hexed
you would have hexed
he/she/it would have hexed
we would have hexed
you would have hexed
they would have hexed

hex

Another word for witchcraft, sometimes used to mean a spell or the sign of a star within a circle often painted on barn doors, perhaps as a means of warding off the evil eye.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hex - an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
magic spell, magical spell, charm, spell - a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"
Verb1.hex - cast a spell over someone or somethinghex - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
voodoo - bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
spell - place under a spell
becharm, charm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
Adj.1.hex - of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base

hex

noun
Something or someone believed to bring bad luck:
Informal: jinx.
verb
To bring bad luck or evil to:
Informal: jinx.
Translations
FluchHexeVerhexung
heksakirotakirousloitsialoitsu

hex

1 [heks] (US)
A. N
1. (= spell) → maleficio m, mal m de ojo
2. (= witch) → bruja f
B. VTembrujar

hex

2 [heks] ADJ (Comput) → hexadecimal
hex codecódigo m hexadecimal

hex

[ˈhɛks] (US)
nsort m
vtjeter un sort à

hex

(esp US inf)
nFluch m; there must be a hex on this projectdieses Projekt muss verhext sein (inf); (more serious) → auf dem Projekt muss ein Fluch liegen; to put a hex on somebody/somethingjdn/etw verhexen
vtverhexen

hex

[hɛks] (Am)
1. nstregoneria
2. vtstregare
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