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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.

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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  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. Wiltshire Police:

    Kent Police( have) today received a report of a sexual assault having been committed in East Kent in the 1960s, the victim has named Sir Edward Heath in connection with the allegation.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    In Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans that claim they just hate big government are only too happy to have government step in when it comes to women's bodies and heath.

  3. Bill Richardson:

    Let me be clear -- this is a life and death situation that should be taken with the utmost seriousness by everyone involved, it is my intention to press the Maduro Government to allow an emergency medical evacuation so that Matthew Heath can return to the United States and get the critical care Matthew Heath needs.

  4. Heath Robinson:

    Heath’s dying wish was to have fellow brother and sisters [ fellow service members ] who come down with toxic exposure illness to be taken care of in ways we take care of them when they are active duty, he would be proud of all us advocates seeing this go forward. Heath did not know how to give up. Before he was placed on hospice, He told me to continue to be the rock and see this through. Before he passed, he told me he was proud of me for never letting him give up. BIDEN'S STATE OF The Union Address : TOP 5 MOMENTS Heath Robinson said that as she was getting ready to attend The Union Address on Tuesday, she had received a call from the company that made Heath Robinson's headstone that Heath Robinson marker was placed on Heath Robinson grave. Danielle Robinson, seen in this photo with President Biden's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, was invited to a pre-address reception at the White House. ( Susan Zeier).

  5. Timothy Heath:

    ASEAN countries should benefit in particular from the stronger Timothy Heath military presence in Southeast Asia, as South China Sea is likely to respond in part by operating more cautiously in the South China Sea.

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