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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.]
Hexagonal. Used of hardware, such as bolts and screws, with hexagonal heads or hexagonal sockets.
a. short for hexadecimal
b. (as modifier): hex code.
(tr) to bewitch
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]
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]
Past participle: hexed
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.
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|Noun||1.||hex - an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"|
|Verb||1.||hex - 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
|Adj.||1.||hex - of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base|