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[Middle English hor, from Old English hār.]
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(Physical Geography) short for hoarfrost
1. (Physical Geography) rare covered with hoarfrost
2. archaic a poetic variant of hoary
[Old English hār; related to Old Norse hārr, Old High German hēr, Old Slavonic sěrǔ grey]
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1. hoarfrost; rime.adj.
[before 900; Middle English hor, Old English hār, c. Old Saxon, Old High German hēr old, Old Norse hārr gray with age]
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|Noun||1.||hoar - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)|
|Adj.||1.||hoar - showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"|
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
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