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Wiktionary

  1. heynoun

    A choreographic figure in which the dancers weave between one another.

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

  2. heyinterjection

    An exclamation to get attention.

    Hey, look at this!

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

  3. heyinterjection

    A protest or reprimand.

    Hey! Stop that!

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

  4. heyinterjection

    An expression of surprise.

    Hey! This is new!

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

  5. heyinterjection

    An informal greeting, similar to hi (used in the US, Australia and Canada).

    Hey! How's it going?

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

  6. heyinterjection

    A request for repetition or explanation; an expression of confusion (see also eh).

    Hey? How's that?

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

  7. heyinterjection

    A meaningless beat marker or extra, filler syllable in musical lyrics.

    The chorus is "nana na na, nana na na hey hey hey, good bye"

    Etymology: From hey, hei, cognate with he, hei, hei, and hej, hey, hei, see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး, Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin Chinese 哎, and various sound-alikes as Roman eho, Greek εἴα, Latin eia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heyadjective

    high

    Etymology: [See High.]

  2. Hey

    an exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement

    Etymology: [See High.]

  3. Hey

    a cry to set dogs on

    Etymology: [See High.]

Freebase

  1. Hey

    Hey is a Polish rock band founded in Szczecin in 1991 by guitarist Piotr Banach and lead singer Kasia Nosowska. It is one of the most popular Polish music acts of the 1990s. Although Hey sometimes described themselves as the first Polish grunge band, their melodic, guitar-driven rock and eclectic appearance owed more to New Wave and heavy metal influences; their first three albums contained songs in both Polish and English. During the band's mid-1990s heyday, they sold out stadiums throughout Poland, and attempted to break into the English-language market with a series of concerts overseas and an English version of their 1995 album ?. When this failed to arouse interest, the band began to write in Polish only, and gradually adopted a harder-edged, more industrial-influenced sound. Overall, the band has sold over 2.2 million album copies. In addition, Nosowska has also enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. She has released five solo albums that derive more from an electronica style.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hey

    hā, interj. expressive of joy or interrogation.—interj. Hey′day, expressive of frolic, exultation, or wonder.—n. exaltation of the spirits: the wild gaiety of youth: period of fullest vigour.—n. Hey′deguy (Spens.), a country dance or round.—interjs. Hey′-go-mad, expressing a high degree of excitement; Hey′-pass (Milt.), an expression used by jugglers during their performance. [Imit.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'HEY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1033

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of HEY in a Sentence

  1. Steve Brittain:

    He asked where the bathroom was and said,' Hey have a good day,' and that was the last time.

  2. Darrell Brooks:

    Hey, I called an Uber and I’m supposed to be waiting for it over here but I don’t know when it’s coming, can you call it for me please? i’m homeless.

  3. Yoni Freedhoff:

    It gives smoke and cover for the industry to try and pretend, Hey, were on your team.

  4. The Democratic governor:

    It’s all those young people coming and they look at marijuana and say, ‘hey, we can drink whiskey, why can’t we have a legalized system with marijuana?’.

  5. Phil Flynn:

    It seems that somebody in the central bank is taking notice of the big drop in oil prices and sending a signal of, 'Hey, wait a second. We don't want these prices to fall too far,'.

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