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horn

 (hôrn)
n.
1. One of the hard, usually permanent structures projecting from the head of certain mammals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, or antelopes, consisting of a bony core covered with a sheath of keratinous material.
2. A hard protuberance, such as an antler or projection on the head of a giraffe or rhinoceros, that is similar to or suggestive of a horn.
3.
a. The hard smooth keratinous material forming the outer covering of the horns of cattle or related animals.
b. A natural or synthetic substance resembling this material.
4. A container, such as a powder horn, made from a horn.
5. Something having the shape of a horn, especially:
a. A horn of plenty; a cornucopia.
b. Either of the ends of a new moon.
c. The point of an anvil.
d. The pommel of a saddle.
e. An ear trumpet.
f. A device for projecting sound waves, as in a loudspeaker.
g. A hollow, metallic electromagnetic transmission antenna with a circular or rectangular cross section.
6. Music
a. A wind instrument made of an animal horn.
b. A brass instrument, such as a trombone or tuba.
c. A French horn.
d. A wind instrument, such as a trumpet or saxophone, used in a jazz band.
7.
a. A usually electrical signaling device that produces a loud resonant sound: an automobile horn.
b. Any of various noisemakers operated by blowing or by squeezing a hollow rubber ball.
8. Slang A telephone.
intr.v. horned, horn·ing, horns
To join without being invited; intrude. Used with in.
Idioms:
blow/toot (one's) own horn Informal
To brag or boast about oneself.
draw/haul/pull in (one's) horns Informal
1. To restrain oneself; draw back.
2. To retreat from a previously taken position, view, or stance.
3. To economize.
on the horns of a dilemma
Faced with two equally undesirable alternatives.

[Middle English, from Old English; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

horn adj.
horn′ist n.

horn

(hɔːn)
n
1. (Zoology) either of a pair of permanent outgrowths on the heads of cattle, antelopes, sheep, etc, consisting of a central bony core covered with layers of keratin.
2. (Zoology) the outgrowth from the nasal bone of a rhinoceros, consisting of a mass of fused hairs
3. (Zoology) any hornlike projection or process, such as the eyestalk of a snail
4. (Zoology) the antler of a deer
5. (Zoology)
a. the constituent substance, mainly keratin, of horns, hooves, etc
b. (in combination): horn-rimmed spectacles.
6. a container or device made from this substance or an artificial substitute: a shoe horn; a drinking horn.
7. an object or part resembling a horn in shape, such as the points at either end of a crescent, the point of an anvil, the pommel of a saddle, or a cornucopia
8. (Instruments) a primitive musical wind instrument made from the horn of an animal
9. (Instruments) any musical instrument consisting of a pipe or tube of brass fitted with a mouthpiece, with or without valves. See hunting horn, French horn, cor anglais
10. (Jazz) jazz slang any wind instrument
11. (Electronics)
a. a device for producing a warning or signalling noise
b. (in combination): a foghorn.
12. US and Canadian and Austral an informal name for telephone
13. (usually plural) the hornlike projection attributed to certain devils, deities, etc
14. (usually plural) the imaginary hornlike parts formerly supposed to appear on the forehead of a cuckold
15. (Aeronautics) Also called: horn balance an extension of an aircraft control surface that projects in front of the hinge providing aerodynamic assistance in moving the control
16. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. Also called: acoustic horn or exponential horn a hollow conical device coupled to the diaphragm of a gramophone to control the direction and quality of the sound
b. any such device used to spread or focus sound, such as the device attached to an electrical loudspeaker in a public address system
c. Also called: horn antenna a microwave aerial, formed by flaring out the end of a waveguide
17. (Geological Science) geology another name for pyramidal peak
18. (Physical Geography) a stretch of land or water shaped like a horn
19. slang Brit an erection of the penis
20. (Bible) Bible a symbol of power, victory, or success: in my name shall his horn be exalted.
21. blow one's horn US and Canadian to boast about oneself; brag. Brit equivalent: blow one's own trumpet
22. draw in one's horns pull in one's horns
a. to suppress or control one's feelings, esp of anger, enthusiasm, or passion
b. to withdraw a previous statement
c. to economize
23. on the horns of a dilemma
a. in a situation involving a choice between two equally unpalatable alternatives
b. in an awkward situation
vb (tr)
24. to provide with a horn or horns
25. to gore or butt with a horn
[Old English; related to Old Norse horn, Gothic haurn, Latin cornu horn]
ˈhornless adj
ˈhornlessness n
ˈhornˌlike adj

Horn

(hɔːn)
n
(Placename) Cape See Cape Horn

horn

(hɔrn)
n.
1. one of the hard, keratinous, permanent, hollow, and usu. paired growths projecting from the head of certain ungulates, esp. bovids.
2. a similar growth, sometimes of compacted hair, as the median horn on a rhinoceros or the tusk of a narwhal.
3. (not in technical use) antler.
4. a process projecting from the head of an animal and suggestive of such a growth, as a feeler, tentacle, or crest.
5. the keratinous substance of which horn growths are composed in vertebrates.
6. any similar substance, as that forming tortoise shell, hoofs, nails, or corns.
7. an article made of the material of an animal horn or like substance.
8. any projection or extremity resembling the horn of an animal.
9. something made from, resembling, or suggesting a hollowed-out animal horn: a drinking horn.
10. a part resembling an animal horn attributed to deities, demons, etc.: the devil's horn.
11. Usu., horns. the imaginary projections on a cuckold's brow.
13. an animal horn used as a wind instrument.
14. an instrument for sounding a warning signal: an automobile horn.
15.
a. a tube of varying cross section used in some loudspeakers to couple the diaphragm to the sound-transmitting space.
b. Slang. a loudspeaker.
16. Slang. a telephone or radiotelephone.
17. a saddle pommel, esp. a high one.
18. one of the curved extremities of a crescent, esp. of the crescent moon.
19. a pyramidal mountain peak, esp. one having concave faces.
20. a symbol of power or strength, as in the Bible: a horn of salvation.
v.t.
21. to butt or gore with the horns.
22. to cuckold.
23. horn in, Informal. to thrust oneself forward obtrusively; intrude or interrupt.
adj.
24. made of horn.
Idioms:
1. blow ortoot one's own horn, to boast about oneself.
2. draw or pull in one's horns, to restrain oneself; become less belligerent.
3. on the horns of a dilemma, confronted with two equally disagreeable choices.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse horn, Gothic haurn, Latin cornu, Irish, Welsh corn; akin to Greek kéras horn]

Horn

(hɔrn)

n.
Cape, Cape Horn.

horn

(hôrn)
1. Either of the bony growths projecting from the upper part of the head of certain hoofed mammals, such as cattle, sheep, and goats. The horns of these animals are never shed, and they consist of bone covered by a hard substance called keratin.
2. A hard growth that looks like a horn, such as an antler or a growth on the head of a giraffe or rhinoceros. Unlike true horns, antlers are shed yearly and have a velvety covering, and the horns of a rhinoceros are made not of bone but of hairy skin fused with keratin.
3. The hard durable substance that forms the outer covering of true horns. It consists of keratin. See Note at keratin.

horn

  • bugle - Originally the word for ox, whose horn was used to give signals, it came to mean such a musical instrument.
  • tantara - Fanfare on a trumpet or horn.
  • rhinoceros, rhinoceroses - Rhinoceros comes from Greek rhin-, "nose," and keras, "horn"; the correct plural is rhinoceroses.
  • unicorn - From a Greek wild ox known as monokeros, "one horn," which, in Latin, became unicornis.

horn

In naval mine warfare, a projection from the mine shell of some contact mines which, when broken or bent by contact, causes the mine to fire.

horn


Past participle: horned
Gerund: horning

Imperative
horn
horn
Present
I horn
you horn
he/she/it horns
we horn
you horn
they horn
Preterite
I horned
you horned
he/she/it horned
we horned
you horned
they horned
Present Continuous
I am horning
you are horning
he/she/it is horning
we are horning
you are horning
they are horning
Present Perfect
I have horned
you have horned
he/she/it has horned
we have horned
you have horned
they have horned
Past Continuous
I was horning
you were horning
he/she/it was horning
we were horning
you were horning
they were horning
Past Perfect
I had horned
you had horned
he/she/it had horned
we had horned
you had horned
they had horned
Future
I will horn
you will horn
he/she/it will horn
we will horn
you will horn
they will horn
Future Perfect
I will have horned
you will have horned
he/she/it will have horned
we will have horned
you will have horned
they will have horned
Future Continuous
I will be horning
you will be horning
he/she/it will be horning
we will be horning
you will be horning
they will be horning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been horning
you have been horning
he/she/it has been horning
we have been horning
you have been horning
they have been horning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been horning
you will have been horning
he/she/it will have been horning
we will have been horning
you will have been horning
they will have been horning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been horning
you had been horning
he/she/it had been horning
we had been horning
you had been horning
they had been horning
Conditional
I would horn
you would horn
he/she/it would horn
we would horn
you would horn
they would horn
Past Conditional
I would have horned
you would have horned
he/she/it would have horned
we would have horned
you would have horned
they would have horned

horn

A steep-sided, pyramidal mountain peak formed by the backward erosion of the headwalls of several cirques.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horn - a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through ithorn - a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
noisemaker - a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration
2.horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
antler - deciduous horn of a member of the deer family
bull - uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
tup, ram - uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"
caprine animal, goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
3.horn - a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
4.horn - a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)horn - a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)
saddlebow, pommel - handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
stock saddle, Western saddle - an ornamented saddle used by cowboys; has a high horn to hold the lariat
5.horn - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tonehorn - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
serpent - an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake
6.horn - any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
7.horn - the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails
ceratin, keratin - a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves
animal material - material derived from animals
baleen, whalebone - a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets
tortoiseshell - the mottled horny substance of the shell of some turtles
8.horn - 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"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
9.horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
air horn - a pneumatic horn
alarm system, warning device, alarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
foghorn - a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone
claxon, klaxon - a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
shofar, shophar - an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions
10.horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valveshorn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
11.horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noisehorn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
alarm system, warning device, alarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
horn button - a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
Verb1.horn - stab or pierce with a horn or tuskhorn - stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer"
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

horn

noun
Related words
adjectives corneous, keratoid
Translations
قَرْنمادَّة قَرْنِيَّهبُوْقبوق السَّيّارَهبوق فرنسي: بوق نُحاسي ملولَب
рогтелефон
rohklaksonlesní rohpředmět z rohovinyrohovina
hornhorn-=-hornadvarselshorn
korno
sarv
شاخ
sarvitorvi
rogrogovljetruba
szarvkürtszaru
bílflautafranskt horn, valdhornhornhorn, hornefnihorn, lúîur
ホルン
경적뿔피리
cornu
kietas kaip ragasragasraginisraginis daiktas-ragis
ragstauretaustekļikurpju lāpstiņamežrags
corn
klaksónpredmet z rohovinyrohrohovinaz rohoviny
rogroževinatroblja
rogрог
horntuta
เขาสัตว์แตร
boynuzboynuz şeklinde şeyboynuzdan yapılmışFransız kornosuklâkson
ріг
kèn báo hiệusừngtù và

horn

[hɔːn] N
1. [of bull] → cuerno m, cacho m (LAm); [of deer] → asta f, cacho m (LAm); [of snail] → cuerno m; (= material) → cuerno m, carey m
the Horn of Africael Cuerno de África
horn of plentycuerno m de la abundancia, cornucopia f
to be on the horns of a dilemmaestar entre la espada y la pared
to draw in one's horns (fig) (= back down) → volverse atrás; (with money) → hacer economías
2. (Mus) → trompa f, cuerno m
to play the horntocar la trompa or el cuerno
3. (Aut) → bocina f, claxon m (esp LAm)
to blow or sound one's horntocar la bocina or el claxon
4. (= shoe horn) → calzador m
5. (US) → teléfono m
to get on the horn to sbllamar a algn (por teléfono)
horn in VI + ADV (esp US) → entrometerse (on en)

horn

[ˈhɔːrn] n
[animal] → corne f
to lock horns [people] (= argue) → se prendre le bec
to lock horns with sb → avoir une prise de bec avec qn
(= musical instrument) → cor m
I play the horn → Je joue du cor.
to blow one's own horn (mainly US)se faire mousser
[car] → klaxon m
to sound the horn, to sound one's horn → klaxonner
He sounded his horn → Il a klaxonné.

horn

n
(of cattle, substance, container, Mus) → Horn nt; (inf, = trumpet, saxophone etc) → Kanne (sl), → Tüte (sl) f; horns (of deer)Geweih nt; (fig, of cuckold) → Hörner pl; caught on the horns of a dilemmain einer Zwickmühle; horn of plentyFüllhorn nt; to lock horns (lit)beim Kampf die Geweihe verhaken; (fig)die Klingen kreuzen
(Aut) → Hupe f; (Naut) → (Signal)horn nt; to sound or blow the horn (Aut) → hupen, auf die Hupe drücken (inf); (Naut) → tuten, das Horn ertönen lassen
(of snail, insect)Fühler m; to draw or pull in one’s horns (fig)einen Rückzieher machen; (= spend less)den Gürtel enger schnallen
(of crescent moon)Spitze f(der Mondsichel)
vt (= gore)mit den Hörnern aufspießen; (= butt)auf die Hörner nehmen

horn

in cpdsHorn-;
hornbeam
n (Bot) → Hain- or Weißbuche f
hornbill
n (Orn) → (Nas)hornvogel m
horn bug
n (Zool) → Hirschkäfer m

horn

:
hornpipe
n englischer Seemannstanz
horn-rimmed
adj horn glasses or spectaclesHornbrille f

horn

[hɔːn] n (gen) (Mus) → corno; (of snail) → antenna (Aut) → clacson m inv
to draw in one's horns (fig) (back down) → cedere; (spend less) → ridurre le spese

horn

(hoːn) noun
1. a hard object which grows (usually in pairs) on the head of a cow, sheep etc. A ram has horns.
2. the material of which this is made. spoons made of horn; (also adjective) horn spoons.
3. something which is made of horn. a shoehorn.
4. something which looks like a horn in shape. a snail's horns.
5. the apparatus in a car etc which gives a warning sound. The driver blew his horn.
6. an instrument, formerly an animal's horn but now made of brass, that is blown to produce a musical sound. a hunting-horn.
7. (also French horn) the type of coiled brass horn that is played in orchestras etc.
horned adjective
having a horn or horns. a horned animal.
-horned
a long-horned antelope.
ˈhorny adjective
1. like horn. a horny substance.
2. as hard as horn. horny hands.
3. (slang) sexually excited; easily aroused sexually. feeling horny.

horn

بُوْق, صُوْر, قَرْن klakson, lesní roh, roh horn Horn κέρατο, κόρνα claxon, cuerno sarvi, torvi cor, corne rog, rogovlje, truba corno ホルン, 角 경적, 뿔, 뿔피리 hoorn horn róg, waltornia buzina, chifre, trompa горн, гудок, рог horn เขาสัตว์, แตร boynuz, nefesli çalgı kèn báo hiệu, sừng, tù và , 喇叭,