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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective hoary:
Hoary (very old; whitish or gray from age) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the adjective hoary
What does hoary mean as an attribute of a noun?
Hoary is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: more hoary / hoarier | most hoary / hoariest
- showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
- covered with fine whitish hairs or down
Alternative definition of the adjective hoary
- white or gray with age
- [zoology] of a pale silvery gray.
- [botany] covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent
- [obsolete] remote in time past
- [obsolete] moldy; mossy; musty
Phrases with hoary
- Hoary Bat
- Hoary Fox
- hoary pea
- Hoary Edge
- Hoary Aster
- Hoary Basil
- Hoary Brome
- Hoary Caper
- Hoary Comma
- Hoary Cress
- Hoary Elfin
- hoary alison
- Hoary Arnica
- hoary marmot
- Hoary Orache
- Hoary Spurge
- hoary willow
- hoary alyssum
- Hoary Milkpea
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for hoary
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The Gardeners Dictionary (1735)
Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also the Physick Garden, Wilderness, Conservatory, and Vineyard by Philip Miller
Great hoary Stock Gilliflower, with single white Flowers. a. Leucojum; incanum, majus, flore cinericeo. C. B. P. The great hoary Stock-Gilli- flower, with an Afh-colour'd Flower. %. Leucojum ...
Bowhunter's Encyclopedia (1992)
by Dwight R. Schuh
Throughout Western mountains the hoary marmot takes over elevationally where rock- chucks leave off. Hoary marmots live in rocky, open country to the tops of the highest Western mountains, from 6,000 to 14,000 feet. Many a mule deer, elk, ...
From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn
Also known as: White top, perennial peppergrass, pepperweed whitetop, heart- podded hoary cress Scientific name: Cardaria draba Synonyms: Cochlearia draba, Lepidium draba, Nasturtium draba Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae) Native ...
The Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)
More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein
aged; aging; ancient; antediluvian; antique; archaic; elderly; hoary; hoaryheaded; old; patriarchal; prehistoric; seasoned; superannuated; venerable. (as) old as the hills An insipid simile. aged; aging; ancient; ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)
Hoary. AS. har, hoary. ON. hcera, a mattress, gray hair ; Fr. haire, a hair shirt ; ON. hcerdr, comatus, haired, also gray-haired, hoary ; at ...
Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon
at edge brownish green above hoary beneath, l-"l. sol. Sqt tinning 77:29 Young shoots vise. with downy hairs, Lvs. seas. lin. obl. viseid downy beneath, Fl. in term umb. Sqi. villous 7760 Branches ...
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- Hoary Meaning
Video shows what hoary means. White or gray with age.. Of a pale silvery gray.. Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.. Hoary Meaning.
- Hoary marmot Meaning
Video shows what hoary marmot means. A small rodent of the species .. hoary marmot synonyms: whistler, whistling marmot. hoary marmot pronunciation.
Scrabble value of H4O1A1R1Y4
The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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