grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired

(adjective) showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; “whose beard with age is hoar”-Coleridge; “nodded his hoary head”

frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime

(noun) ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Source: WordNet® 3.1




A white or greyish-white colour.

Hoariness; antiquity.


• (hoariness): agedness, ancientness, oldhood; see also oldness


hoar (not comparable)

Of a white or greyish-white colour.

(poetic) Hoarily bearded.

(obsolete) Musty; mouldy; stale.


hoar (third-person singular simple present hoars, present participle hoaring, simple past and past participle hoared)

(obsolete, intransitive) To become mouldy or musty.


• Haro, Hora, ROAH, haor, haro, hora, oh ar

Proper noun

Hoar (plural Hoars)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Hoar is the 16900th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1685 individuals. Hoar is most common among White (95.85%) individuals.


• Haro, Hora, ROAH, haor, haro, hora, oh ar

Source: Wiktionary

Hoar, a. Etym: [OE. hor, har, AS. har; akin to Icel. harr, and to OHG. her illustrious, magnificent; cf. Icel. Heiedh brightness of the sky, Goth. hais torch, Skr. ketus light, torch. Cf. Hoary.]

1. White, or grayish white: as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs. "Hoar waters." Spenser.

2. Gray or white with age; hoary. Whose beard with age is hoar. Coleridge. Old trees with trunks all hoar. Byron.

3. Musty; moldy; stale. [Obs.] Shak.

Hoar, n.

Definition: Hoariness; antiquity. [R.] Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages. Burke.

Hoar, v. t. Etym: [AS. harian to grow gray.]

Definition: To become moldy or musty. [Obs.] Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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