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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.


  1. HEATH

    HEATH (plagiarism/outsource) by Tan Lin is book "set" in plain text, composed of a mash up of data sources from RSS feeds, blog posts, Google searches, retrieved photographs, handwritten notes, and items of that nature. It is divided into multiple parts, the most famous of which being plagiarism/outsource. Lin devotes part of the book to a series of web searches regarding the death of actor Heath Ledger in 2008 in Untilted Health Ledger Project, which is assumed to be the reason for the name of the whole book.


  1. heath

    A heath is a type of open uncultivated land with characteristic vegetation of heather, gorse, and coarse grasses, typically found in low rainfall regions. It is similar to a moor but usually smaller and more compact in nature and also refers to a tract of wasteland. It can also refer to a dwarf shrub with small leathery leaves and small pink or purple bell-shaped flowers, which grows widely on acidic soil in temperate climates.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HEATH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Heath is ranked #660 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Heath surname appeared 51,877 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 18 would have the surname Heath.

    80.3% or 41,657 total occurrences were White.
    14.3% or 7,460 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 1,162 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 934 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 399 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 265 total occurrences were Asian.

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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. Danielle Robinson:

    Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, left, developed a rare form of deadly cancer after Heath Robinson was exposed to burn pits during a 13-month tour of duty in Iraq. ( Susan Zeier).

  2. Tom Perez:

    I fundamentally disagree with Heath Mello's personal beliefs about women's reproductive health. It is a promising step that Mello now shares the Democratic Party's position on women's fundamental rights. Every candidate who runs as a Democrat should do the same, because every woman should be able to make her own health choices. Period.

  3. Gooding Jr.:

    [The biggest challenge of the role was] the mindset, the psychosis; I remember when Heath Ledger talked about playing the Joker…I always used to look out of the side of my eye, going ‘yeah actors,’ but there really is a darkness when you are playing someone psychotic you have to go there mentally. It’s almost like we look over a cliff and picture yourself falling so that gives you a fear of it. So this is falling for six months and kind of what that means to you.

  4. The IPCC:

    This is an investigation into allegations Wiltshire Police did not pursue a criminal prosecution when a person threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children.

  5. 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.

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