Definitions for hecticˈhɛk tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feverish, hectic(adj)

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

    "worked at a feverish pace"

Wiktionary

  1. hectic(Noun)

    A hectic fever.

  2. hectic(Noun)

    A flush like one produced by such a fever.

  3. hectic(Adjective)

    Of a fever, pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.

  4. hectic(Adjective)

    Very busy with activity and confusion; feverish.

    The city center is so hectic at 8 in the morning that I go to work an hour beforehand to avoid the crowds

  5. Origin: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hectic(adj)

    habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush

  2. Hectic(adj)

    in a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient

  3. Hectic(noun)

    hectic fever

  4. Hectic(noun)

    a hectic flush

  5. Origin: [F. hectique, Gr. habitual, consumptive, fr. habit, a habit of body or mind, fr. to have; akin to Skr. sah to overpower, endure; cf. AS. sige, sigor, victory, G. sieg, Goth. sigis. Cf. Scheme.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hectic

    -al, hek′tik, -al, adj. pertaining to the constitution or habit of body: affected with hectic fever.—n. Hec′tic, a habitual or remittent fever, usually associated with consumption.—adj. Hec′toid, of a hectic appearance.—Hectic fever, the name given to the fever which occurs in connection with certain wasting diseases of long duration. [Fr.,—Gr. hektikos, habitual—hexis, habit.]

Freebase

  1. Hectic E.P.

    Hectic was the debut EP by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was released in January 1988 through Lookout! Records. Hectic is credited as one of the first ska-core records. In 1991, all 6 tracks from Hectic were later released on the self-titled compilation album, which also featured all the tracks from Energy and two tracks from the Turn It Around! compilation. Hectic was re-released on 12-inch vinyl by Hellcat Records on April 18, 2012. Larry Livermore, founder of Lookout! Records, has said that Lookout! was founded solely to release an Operation Ivy record. Lookout! Records was in fact started with simply a PO Box in order to release records by Livermore's own band, The Lookouts. This was said to emphasize Operation Ivy's importance in Lookout! Records' catalog.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Flavia Pansieri:

    I regret to say that in the context of those very hectic days, I failed to follow up on the CAR situation.

  2. Millie Swann:

    Any time there's an event like this things get hectic, but health care people are used to working under pressure.

  3. Ben Carson:

    Life is hectic. And it's sometimes easy to let important decisions be made for us. Ballot Question 6 could be like that.

  4. Child Age 7:

    As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up.

  5. Jack Handey Deep Thoughts:

    As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up.

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