Definitions of horn

  1. To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.
  2. To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.
  3. To furnish with horns.
  4. To furnish with horns; to cuckold.
  5. a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
  6. any outgrowth from the head of an organism that resembles a horn
  7. an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
  8. a high pommel of a Western saddle ( usually metal covered with leather)
  9. a noisemaker ( as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  10. a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;
  11. the material ( mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails
  12. stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; " the rhino horned the explorer"
  13. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.
  14. The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.
  15. Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form; esp.: ( a) A projection from the beak of a bird, as in the hornbill. ( b) A tuft of feathers on the head of a bird, as in the horned owl. ( c) A hornlike projection from the head or thorax of an insect, or the head of a reptile, or fish. ( d) A sharp spine in front of the fins of a fish, as in the horned pout.
  16. An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed ( Asclepias).
  17. Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn
  18. A wind instrument of music; originally, one made of a horn ( of an ox or a ram); now applied to various elaborately wrought instruments of brass or other metal, resembling a horn in shape.
  19. A drinking cup, or beaker, as having been originally made of the horns of cattle.
  20. The cornucopia, or horn of plenty.
  21. A vessel made of a horn; esp., one designed for containing powder; anciently, a small vessel for carrying liquids.
  22. The pointed beak of an anvil.
  23. The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
  24. The Ionic volute.
  25. The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
  26. A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.
  27. One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.
  28. One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent- shaped.
  29. The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.
  30. The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.
  31. A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.
  32. An emblem of a cuckold; - used chiefly in the plural.
  33. A hard and usually pointed projection, growing upon the head of certain animals, especially cattle; goats, deer, etc.; the material of which animals horns are composed; a thickened form of tissue; a musical wind- instrument; one of the extremities or ends of the moon when in crescent form.
  34. The hard substance projecting from the heads of certain animals, as oxen, etc.: something made of or like a horn: a symbol of strength: ( mus.) a wind- instrument consisting of a coiled brass tube.
  35. Hard pointed growth on an animal's head; any projection like a horn; cusp of the moon; wind instrument.
  36. A bone like projecting growth on the head of an animal, as an ox or deer.
  37. Something made of horn, or likened to an animal's horn, as a trumpet.
  38. A hard pointed or curved protuberance, or its substance, growing on the heads of certain, particularly cloven- footed, animals; anything like a horn; a wind instrument of music made of horn or brass, similar to it; an extremity of the moon when it is waxing or waning; the feeler of a snail; a drinking cup; a branch of a stream; wing of an army.
  39. The hard substances projecting from the heads of certain animals; the substance itself; a wind musical instr. originally made of horns; a drinking- cup; the two ends of the waning or waxing moon.
  40. The process on the head of many animals; any projection from an animal resembling a horn; a tuft of feathers as in an owl; a spine in fishes; a tentacle in snails; an awn; any pointed projection or process.
  41. HORNED.