Definitions of H

  1. a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
  2. a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
  3. ( thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure; " enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work"
  4. the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
  5. the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6. 626 x 10- 34 joule- second
  6. the eighth letter of the English alphabet, is classed among the consonants, and is formed with the mouth organs in the same position as that of the succeeding vowel.
  7. The seventh degree in the diatonic scale, being used by the Germans for B natural. See B.
  8. Abbreviation for hyperopia or hyperopic; horizontal. Symbol for hydrogen. Abbreviation for Holzknecht unit.
  9. Abbreviation for hydrogen ion.
  10. Eighth letter of the alphabet.
  11. The eighth letter in the English alphabet.
  12. Is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and pronounced with an expiration of breath, which, preceding a vowel, is perceptible by the car at a considerable distance, as in harm, hear, heat. The h is sometimes mute, as in honour, honest; also when united with a g, as in right, fight, brought. As a numeral in Latin it denotes 200, and, with a dash over it, 200, 000.

Usage examples for H

  1. This decided H., as the place was near New Orleans, to go there and wait the chance of getting into that city. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  2. When he was introduced to the Duke of Gloucester, H. R. H. inquired what profession he was brought up to- and at the reply exclaimed-" What, no profession!" – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  3. " Dr. T. H. Carter" seemed very unnatural. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  4. And then: " Mrs. Benis H. Spence." – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  5. " Oh- h, that's what's the matter with you! – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  6. By O. H. Latter, M. A. House Flies. – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  7. H. A. C.: " About eight hundred." – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  8. Mr. H. in another pulpit, and felt that I had never half understood it before. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. " Hush- h,- no words," he whispered. – Foes in Ambush by Charles King
  10. George H. Putnam's Sons, of New York. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  11. One of the promises of victory, writes the Englishman, H. Sidebotham, is that Great Britain will be able to review her whole naval policy in the light of the experience gained in the war. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  12. " Four will accept that part of it," said Mr. James H. Lane. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. You know about the reputation of the O V and the Lazy H Four. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  14. All a are h. – Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll
  15. H. had finished in no time. – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  16. H- m- m- I don't know as I want to. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  17. T. H. Green comes under the same criticism. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  18. In the old books of the H. B. Co. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  19. W. H. Herndon, Springfield, June 14: Lincoln is well and doing well. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White