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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heath(noun)

    a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers

  2. heath, heathland(noun)

    a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation

Wiktionary

  1. heath(Noun)

    Any small evergreen shrub of the genus Erica.

    Etymology: From hæþ, from haiþī, from kaito-. Cognate with Albanian kath, kasht.

  2. heath(Noun)

    A tract of level uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation; heathland.

    Etymology: From hæþ, from haiþī, from kaito-. Cognate with Albanian kath, kasht.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heath(noun)

    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

    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.]

  2. Heath(noun)

    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

    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.]

  3. Heath(noun)

    a place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage

    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.]

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  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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Numerology

  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. David Crow:

    The new Joker is a plunge into nihilism. There is no redemption at all. It is a lot grimmer to watch than even Heath Ledger's Joker in 'The Dark Knight'.

  2. Richard Creagan:

    The good news is that that outbreak stopped without any intervention by the heath department or anybody.

  3. Derik Murray:

    We were always wanting to make the film, but we thought, 'What do we know beyond him being this uber-talent?' it wasn't really until about a year and a bit ago that we started to put together some of the pieces that were beyond Heath Ledger on the screen.

  4. Ben Harper:

    Heath was the most alive human, and if it wasn't on the edge, it didn't interest him.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I will defend a woman's right to choose, 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.

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