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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heathnoun

    a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers

  2. heath, heathlandnoun

    a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation


  1. heathnoun

    Any small evergreen shrub of the genus Erica.

  2. heathnoun

    A tract of level uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation; heathland.

  3. Etymology: From hæþ, from haiþī, from kaito-. Cognate with Albanian kath, kasht.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HEATHnoun

    erica, Latin.

    It is a shrub of low stature: the leaves are small, and abide green all the year: the flower consists of one leaf, is naked, and, for the most part, shaped like a pitcher: the ovary, which is produced in the bottom of the flower, becomes a roundish fruit, divided into four cells, in which are contained many small seeds. Philip Miller.

    In Kent they cut up the heath in May, burn it, and spread the ashes. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    Oft with bolder wing they soaring dare
    The purple heath. James Thomson, Spring.

    Say, from whence
    You owe this strange intelligence? or why
    Upon this blasted heath you stop our way
    With such prophetick greeting. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Some woods of oranges, and heaths of rosemary, will smell a great way into the sea. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heathnoun

    a low shrub (Erica, / Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling

  2. Heathnoun

    also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather

  3. Heathnoun

    a place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage

  4. Etymology: [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. heir waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. haii field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. kshtra field. 20.]


  1. Heath

    A heath or heathland is a shrubland habitat found mainly on low quality, acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation. There are some clear differences between heath and moorland. For example moorland has a very peaty topsoil, and it is also free-draining, whereas a heath is not. Moorland is generally related to high-ground heaths with — especially in Great Britain — a cooler and damper climate. Heaths are widespread worldwide. They form extensive and highly diverse communities across Australia in humid and sub-humid areas. Fire regimes with recurring burning are required for the maintenance of the heathlands. Even more diverse though less widespread heath communities occur in Southern Africa. Extensive heath communities can also be found in the California chaparral, New Caledonia, central Chile and along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to these extensive heath areas, the vegetation type is also found in scattered locations across all continents, except Antarctica.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heath

    hēth, n. a barren open country: any shrub of genus Erica, or its congener Calluna, of the heath family (Ericaceæ), a hardy evergreen under-shrub.—ns. Heath′-bell, same as Heather-bell; Heath′-cock, a large bird which frequents heaths: the black grouse:—fem. Heath&primeprime;-hen; Heath′-poult, the heath-bird, esp. the female or young.—adj. Heath′y, abounding with heath. [A.S. hǽð; Ger. heide, Goth. haithi, a waste.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. heath

    Various broom-stuffs used in breaming.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heath in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Heath in a Sentence

  1. Wiltshire Police:

    Edward Heath does feature as part of Operation Whistle, currently investigating historical allegations of abuse in Jersey.

  2. Zak Evans ':

    Police Chief Heath Landry said. Zak Evans ' said Zak Evans ' was mad, but it was only because Zak Evans ' was worried about Zak Evans ' wife and baby. Cabrini Hospital intervened in the father’s arrest, however ; a doctor called and said there might be issues with the pregnancy. Officers wrote Zak Evans ' a ticket for speeding, flight from an officer and careless operation. Creola Police dropped off Evans in the hospital parking lot, but he missed the birth of Zak Evans ', Zak Evans ', who came in at 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Police Chief Heath Landry said the arrest was a public safety issue, but the Evanses said Creola Police still are unhappy about the incident. But, the family is choosing to look at the bright side : Zak Evans ' is going to be OK. She's alive, thanks to the Cabrini team. She's alive.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    In Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans that claim they just hate big government are only too happy to have government step in when it comes to women's bodies and heath.

  4. Natalia Broniarczyk:

    This is a politically and ideologically motivated decision not based on the concern for women' heath and safety, in all countries that curb access to contraception and legal and safe abortion, the black market grows.

  5. Jonathan Franks:

    Matthew's situation remains dire, and the family reiterates its plea to Presidents Joe Biden and Maduro to arrange an emergency medical evacuation, we are concerned that once authorities withdraw heavy sedation, Matthew Heath will take the first opportunity Matthew Heath gets to attempt suicide again.

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