What does haggard mean?

Definitions for haggardˈhæg ərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word haggard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haggard, Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider Haggard(adj)

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

  2. careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn(adj)

    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, wasted(adj)

    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. haggard(Noun)

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

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

  2. haggard(Noun)

    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. haggard(Adjective)

    Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition

  4. haggard(Adjective)

    Wild or untamed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haggard(adj)

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

  2. Haggard(adj)

    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

  3. Haggard(adj)

    a young or untrained hawk or falcon

  4. Haggard(adj)

    a fierce, intractable creature

  5. Haggard(adj)

    a hag

  6. Haggard(noun)

    a stackyard

  7. Origin: [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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Images & Illustrations of haggard

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Translations for haggard

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • abgehärmt, ausgemergelt, ungebändigt, ungezähmt, ausgezehrt, abgespannt, wild, gezeichnet, verhärmt, mitgenommen, abgezehrtGerman
  • consumido, trasojado, macilento, demacradoSpanish
  • metsik, otsajäänudEstonian
  • kalvakka, voipunut, riutunut, hurjaFinnish
  • hagardFrench
  • selvaggio, selvatico, macilento, emaciato, consuntoItalian
  • やつれたJapanese
  • 수척한Korean
  • 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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