Definitions for hoaryˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hoar•yˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i(adj.)hoar•i•er, hoar•i•est.

  1. gray or white with age.

  2. ancient or venerable:

    hoary myths.

  3. tedious from familiarity; stale:

    a hoary joke.

Origin of hoary:

1520–30

hoar′i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired(adj)

    showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

    "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"

  2. hoary, rusty(adj)

    ancient

    "hoary jokes"

  3. canescent, hoary(adj)

    covered with fine whitish hairs or down

Wiktionary

  1. hoary(Adjective)

    white or gray with age

    The old man bowed his hoary head in acquiescence.

  2. hoary(Adjective)

    of a pale silvery gray.

  3. hoary(Adjective)

    covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent

  4. hoary(Adjective)

    remote in time past

  5. hoary(Adjective)

    moldy; mossy; musty

  6. hoary(Adjective)

    old, or old-fashioned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoary(adj)

    white or whitish

  2. Hoary(adj)

    white or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs

  3. Hoary(adj)

    remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity

  4. Hoary(adj)

    moldy; mossy; musty

  5. Hoary(adj)

    of a pale silvery gray

  6. Hoary(adj)

    covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent

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