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ˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr ihoa·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-hairedadjective

    showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

    "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"

  2. hoary, rustyadjective


    "hoary jokes"

  3. canescent, hoaryadjective

    covered with fine whitish hairs or down


  1. hoaryadjective

    white or gray with age

    The old man bowed his hoary head in acquiescence.

  2. hoaryadjective

    of a pale silvery gray.

  3. hoaryadjective

    covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent

  4. hoaryadjective

    remote in time past

  5. hoaryadjective

    moldy; mossy; musty

  6. hoaryadjective

    old, or old-fashioned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoaryadjective

    white or whitish

  2. Hoaryadjective

    white or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs

  3. Hoaryadjective

    remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity

  4. Hoaryadjective

    moldy; mossy; musty

  5. Hoaryadjective

    of a pale silvery gray

  6. Hoaryadjective

    covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent


  1. Hoary

    covered with a fine, white, silvery pubescence: pruinose q.v.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hoary in a Sentence

  1. Manu:

    The man with hoary head is not revered as aged by the gods, but only he who has true knowledge; he, though young, is old.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. unsealed
    • B. extroversive
    • C. ectomorphic
    • D. indiscernible

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