What does hoary mean?

Definitions for hoaryˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hoary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired(adj)

    showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

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

  2. hoary, rusty(adj)


    "hoary jokes"

  3. canescent, hoary(adj)

    covered with fine whitish hairs or down


  1. hoary(Adjective)

    white or gray with age

    The old man bowed his hoary head in acquiescence.

  2. hoary(Adjective)

    of a pale silvery gray.

  3. hoary(Adjective)

    covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent

  4. hoary(Adjective)

    remote in time past

  5. hoary(Adjective)

    moldy; mossy; musty

  6. hoary(Adjective)

    old, or old-fashioned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoary(adj)

    white or whitish

  2. Hoary(adj)

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

  3. Hoary(adj)

    remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity

  4. Hoary(adj)

    moldy; mossy; musty

  5. Hoary(adj)

    of a pale silvery gray

  6. Hoary(adj)

    covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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