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Definition of HAG

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Hag \Hag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hagged} (h[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hagging}.] To harass; to weary with vexation. [1913 Webster]

           How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with the fancy of omens.                      --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hag \Hag\, n. [Scot. hag to cut; cf. E. hack.]
     1. A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled. [1913 Webster]

              This said, he led me over hoults and hags; Through thorns and bushes scant my legs I drew.
                                                    --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

     2. A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.
        --Dugdale.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hag \Hag\ (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[aum]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild woman. [root]12.]
     1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Obs.]
        "[Silenus] that old hag." --Golding. [1913 Webster]

     2. An ugly old woman. --Dryden.
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     3. A fury; a she-monster. --Crashaw.
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     4. (Zool.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch ({Myxine glutinosa}), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order {Hyperotreta}. Called also {hagfish}, {borer}, {slime eel}, {sucker}, and {sleepmarken}. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Zool.) The hagdon or shearwater.
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     6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair. --Blount. [1913 Webster]

     {Hag moth} (Zool.), a moth ({Phobetron pithecium}), the larva of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on fruit trees.

     {Hag's tooth} (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of matting or pointing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hagdon \Hag"don\ (h[a^]g"d[o^]n), n. (Zool.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus {Puffinus}; esp., {Puffinus major}, the greater shearwarter, and {Puffinus Stricklandi}, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater;
     -- called also {hagdown}, {haglin}, and {hag}. See {Shearwater}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "hag":
     Jezebel, Weird Sisters, baboon, bag, bat, battle-ax, beldam, biddy, bitch-kitty, blemish, blot, coven, crone, dame, dog, dowager, drab, enchantress, eyesore, fishwife, fright, frump, fury, gammer, gargoyle, gorgon, grandam, grandmother, granny, grimalkin, harpy, harridan, hellcat, hellhag, hex, lamia, mess, monster, monstrosity, no beauty, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, scarecrow, shamaness, she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, sight, siren, slattern, sorceress, teratism, termagant, tigress, trot, ugly duckling, virago, vixen, war-horse, wildcat, witch, witchwife, witchwoman


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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