What does Hackney mean?

Definitions for Hackney
ˈhæk niHack·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach(noun)

    a carriage for hire

  2. hackney(noun)

    a compact breed of harness horse

Wiktionary

  1. Hackney(ProperNoun)

    A London borough where once upon a time many horses were pastured.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  2. Hackney(ProperNoun)

    One of several breeds of compact English horses.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  3. Hackney(ProperNoun)

    (A means of transportation that is) available for public hire.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  4. hackney(Noun)

    An ordinary horse.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  5. hackney(Noun)

    A carriage for hire or a cab.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  6. hackney(Noun)

    A horse used to ride or drive.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  7. hackney(Noun)

    A breed of English horse.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  8. hackney(Verb)

    To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  9. hackney(Verb)

    To use as a hackney.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

  10. hackney(Adjective)

    Offered for hire.

    Etymology: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hackney(noun)

    a horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

  2. Hackney(noun)

    a horse or pony kept for hire

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

  3. Hackney(noun)

    a carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

  4. Hackney(noun)

    a hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

  5. Hackney(adj)

    let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

  6. Hackney(verb)

    to devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

  7. Hackney(verb)

    to carry in a hackney coach

    Etymology: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]

Freebase

  1. Hackney

    Hackney was a parish in the historic county of Middlesex. The parish church of St John-at-Hackney was built in 1789, replacing the nearby former 16th century parish church dedicated to St Augustine. The original tower of that church was retained to hold the bells until the new church could be strengthened; the bells were finally removed to the new St John's in 1854. See details of other, more modern, churches within the original parish boundaries below.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hackney

    hak′ni, n. a horse for general use, esp. for hire: (obs.) a person hired for any mean work.—v.t. to carry in a hackney-coach: to use much: to make commonplace.—adjs. Hack′ney, Hack′neyed, let out for hire: devoted to common use: much used.—ns. Hack′ney-coach, a coach let out for hire; Hack′ney-coach′man; Hack′neyman, one who keeps hackney horses. [O. Fr. haquenee, an ambling nag; further history unknown.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hackney

    an important parish and borough of Middlesex, a suburb of London, 3 m. NE. of St. Paul's; returns three members of Parliament.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Hackney

    The whole of this district originally belonged to a Danish Chief named Hacon. The suffix ey expresses an island--i.e. land intersected by rivulets (in this case of the Lea)--or low, marshy ground. The suggestion that coaches were first let out for hire in this neighbourhood is not correct. See “Hackney Coach.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hackney in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hackney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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