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ˈhæg ərdhag·gard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haggard, Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider Haggardadjective

    British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)

  2. careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, wornadjective

    showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

    "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

  3. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"


  1. haggardnoun

    A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.

    "He tuk a slew [swerve] round the haggard"

  2. haggardnoun

    A hunting bird captured as an adult.

    A "haggard" is a bird captured as an adult and therefore of unknown age; often, the law prohibits capturing birds of mating age. Falconry Pro

  3. haggardadjective

    Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition

  4. haggardadjective

    Wild or untamed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haggardadjective

    wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk

    Etymology: [See Haggard, a.]

  2. Haggardadjective

    having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes

    Etymology: [See Haggard, a.]

  3. Haggardadjective

    a young or untrained hawk or falcon

    Etymology: [See Haggard, a.]

  4. Haggardadjective

    a fierce, intractable creature

    Etymology: [See Haggard, a.]

  5. Haggardadjective

    a hag

    Etymology: [See Haggard, a.]

  6. Haggardnoun

    a stackyard

    Etymology: [See Haggard, a.]


  1. Haggard

    Haggard is a German neo-classical metal musical group founded in 1989. The group combines classical music and early music with doom metal.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haggard

    hag′ard, adj. lean: hollow-eyed: wild, applied to an untrained hawk—(arch.) Hagg′ed.—n. Hagg′ard, a hawk.—adv. Hagg′ardly. [O. Fr. hagard, prob. related to haie, hedge.]

  2. Haggard

    hag′ard, n. a stackyard. [Hay-yard.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haggard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haggard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of haggard in a Sentence

  1. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards:

    I can't remember when I haven't listened to Merle Haggard, some of the best songs and best delivery you can get.

  2. Merle Haggard:

    I've never been a guy that can do what Merle Haggard told me, it's always been my nature to fight the system.

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  • abgehärmt, ausgemergelt, ungebändigt, ungezähmt, ausgezehrt, abgespannt, wild, gezeichnet, verhärmt, mitgenommen, abgezehrtGerman
  • consumido, trasojado, macilento, demacradoSpanish
  • metsik, otsajäänudEstonian
  • هگاردPersian
  • kalvakka, voipunut, riutunut, hurjaFinnish
  • hagardFrench
  • जंगलीHindi
  • selvaggio, selvatico, macilento, emaciato, consuntoItalian
  • やつれたJapanese
  • 수척한Korean
  • abatidoPortuguese
  • sălbatic, obosit, istovit, epuizat, neîmblânzit, nedomesticit, secătuitRomanian
  • неприручённый, измождённый, дикийRussian
  • bȇdan, bijȇdan, оронуо, dìvljī, дѝвљӣ, oronuo, бе̑дан, бије̑данSerbo-Croatian
  • härjadSwedish
  • 枯槁Chinese

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. substitute
    • B. bowel
    • C. gauge
    • D. rogue

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