Search Result for "hoary":
1. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair;
- Example: "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
- Example: "nodded his hoary head"
[syn: grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired]
- Example: "hoary jokes"
[syn: hoary, rusty]
3. covered with fine whitish hairs or down;
[syn: canescent, hoary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hoary \Hoar"y\, a. 1. White or whitish. "The hoary willows." --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs. [1913 Webster] Reverence the hoary head. --Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity. [1913 Webster] 4. Moldy; mossy; musty. [Obs.] --Knolles. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) Of a pale silvery gray. [1913 Webster] 6. (Bot.) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent. [1913 Webster] Hoary bat (Zool.), an American bat (Atalapha cinerea), having the hair yellowish, or brown, tipped with white. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
hoary adj 1: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head" [syn: grey, gray, grey- haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired] 2: ancient; "hoary jokes" [syn: hoary, rusty] 3: covered with fine whitish hairs or down [syn: canescent, hoary]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoary": acknowledged, admitted, advanced, advanced in life, advanced in years, age-old, aged, ageless, along in years, ancient, antediluvian, antique, argent, argentine, auld, canescent, chalky, conventional, cretaceous, customary, dateless, elderly, established, fixed, fleecy-white, folk, frost-beaded, frost-chequered, frost-covered, frost-fettered, frost-rent, frostbound, frosted, frostlike, frosty, frosty-faced, gray, gray with age, gray-haired, gray-headed, grizzled, grizzly, grown old, hallowed, handed down, heroic, hoar, hoar-frosted, hoaryheaded, immemorial, inveterate, lactescent, legendary, lily-white, long-established, long-standing, marble, marmoreal, milky, mythological, niveous, of long standing, of old, of the folk, of yore, old, old as Methuselah, old as history, old as time, old-time, olden, oral, patriarchal, platinum, prescriptive, pure white, received, recognized, rime-frosted, rimed, rooted, senectuous, silver, silver-bearded, silver-headed, silvered, silvery, snow-white, snowy, swan-white, time-honored, timeless, timeworn, traditional, tried and true, true-blue, understood, unwritten, venerable, white, white as snow, white with age, white-bearded, white-crowned, white-haired, worshipful, wrinkled, wrinkly, years old