What does hate mean?

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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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hatenoun

    Malignity; detestation; the contrary to love.

    Etymology: hate, Saxon.

    Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
    Your favours nor your hate. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Hate to Mezentius, arm’d five hundred more,
    Whom Mincius from his sire Benacus bore. John Dryden, Æn.

    Nausicaa teaches that the afflicted are not always the objects of divine hate. , Notes on the Odyssey.

  2. To HATEverb

    To detest; to abhor; to abominate; to regard with the passion contrary to love.

    Etymology: hatian, Saxon.

    You are, I think, assur’d I love you not.
    —— I am assur’d, if I be measur’d rightly,
    Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    Do all men kill the thing they do not love?
    —— Hates any man the thing he would not kill?
    —— Ev’ry offence is not a hate at first. William Shakespeare.

    Those old inhabitants of thy holy land thou hatest for doing most odious works. Wisd. xii. 4.

    But whatsoever our jarring fortunes prove,
    Though our lords hate, methinks we two may love. Dryden.

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

  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

  3. Hatenoun

    to love less, relatively

  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

  5. 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

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

Anagrams for hate »

  1. ahet

  2. heat

  3. thea

  4. haet

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  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. Gilles Verniers:

    The escalation of their hate speech is reflective of the state of affairs in India, but they are able to get away with it more.

  2. Advocacy Counsel Manar Waheed:

    The government has over 50 federal crimes related to domestic terrorism. They have an entire framework of hate crimes and they have expansive authority to investigate crimes before they're even committed.

  3. John Herdman:

    Yeah, it’s terrible. It’s really terrible, the girls are fighting each other. They hate each other. You see all the black eyes and the bloody noses.

  4. Debbie Dingell:

    I want the American people to think about what's happening in our country, that this kind of hate, this fear is happening in communities across the country.

  5. Jack Nicklaus:

    I said to Tiger no one wants to see their records broken, but I would want you to be healthy. I've tried to help him with some of the people who helped me in my career, i hate to see anyone's career to end because of their health. I was fortunate to end mine on my terms not my body's terms, so I would wish Tiger the same.

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  • Dianne Jackson
    Dianne Jackson
    it is very bad.
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