What does hate mean?

Definitions for hate
heɪthate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hate, hatredverb

    the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

  2. hate, detestverb

    dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

    "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hatenoun

    to have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy

    Etymology: [OE. hate, hete, AS. hete; akin to D. haat, G. hass, Icel. hatr, SW. hat, Dan. had, Goth. hatis. Cf. Hate, v.]

  2. Hatenoun

    to be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted

    Etymology: [OE. hate, hete, AS. hete; akin to D. haat, G. hass, Icel. hatr, SW. hat, Dan. had, Goth. hatis. Cf. Hate, v.]

  3. Hatenoun

    to love less, relatively

    Etymology: [OE. hate, hete, AS. hete; akin to D. haat, G. hass, Icel. hatr, SW. hat, Dan. had, Goth. hatis. Cf. Hate, v.]

  4. Hate

    strong aversion coupled with desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; -- opposed to love

    Etymology: [OE. hate, hete, AS. hete; akin to D. haat, G. hass, Icel. hatr, SW. hat, Dan. had, Goth. hatis. Cf. Hate, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hate

    hāt, v.t. to dislike intensely: to dislike: to despise relatively to something else.—n. extreme dislike: hatred.—adjs. Hate′able, deserving to be hated; Hate′ful, exciting hate: odious: detestable: feeling or manifesting hate.—adv. Hate′fully.—ns. Hate′fulness; Hat′er; Hat′red, extreme dislike: enmity: malignity. [A.S. hete, hate, hatian, to hate; Ger. hasz.]

  2. Hate

    Haet, hāt, n. (Scot.) a whit.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. hate

    1. The shoal on which our bark is stranded. 2. A habit.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hate

    An enduring attitude or sentiment toward persons or objects manifested by anger, aversion and desire for the misfortune of others.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'hate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4328

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    Rank popularity for the word 'hate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1130

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hate' in Verbs Frequency: #404

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hate in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis on Sunday:

    In this moment there is a need for much courage and much fortitude to say 'no' to hate and vendetta and make gestures of peace.

  2. Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha:

    It wasn’t a day of hatred toward the enemy. It did not matter about the politics. It mattered about those brothers to your left and your right – we did not fight because we hated the guys who were attacking us, we did it more because we loved the guys that were on our left and right. Love will win out over hate and anger any day of the week.

  3. Dick Durbin:

    We have the power to act, and we must, the bottom line is that we allow dangerous people to buy guns in America and that has got to change. In the coming days, Congress must take a stand against hate, terrorism, and this horrific gun violence.

  4. James Russell Lowell:

    Folks never understand the folks they hate.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I'd hate to see something like that get in his way, but a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.

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