Words - Letter H
American English Vocabulary - Letter H

The words on this page came from the VOA, Voice of America, Special English Word Book. Use the Fun Easy English dictionary for a more detailed explanation of each word.
Words - Letter H
  • hair - n. the fine material that grows from the skin, especially from the head
  • half - n. one of two equal parts of something
  • halt - v. to come or cause to come to a stop; to stop
  • hang - v. to place something so the highest part is supported and the lower part is not; to kill by hanging
  • happen - v. to become a fact or event; to take place
  • happy - ad. pleased; satisfied; feeling good; not sad
  • hard - ad. not easily cut or broken; solid; difficult to do or understand; needing much effort or force
  • harm - v. to injure; to damage; n. damage; hurt
  • harvest - v. to gather crops; n. the crop after it is gathered
  • hat - n. a head cover
  • hate - v. to have strong emotions against; to consider as an enemy; opposite love
  • have - v. to possess; to own; to hold
  • he - pro. the boy or man who is being spoken about
  • head - v. to lead; to command; n. leader; chief; the top part of something; the highest position
  • headquarters - n. the center from which orders are given; the main offices of a business or organization
  • heal - v. to return to good health; to cure; to become well
  • health - n. the general condition of the body and mind; the condition of being free from sickness or disease
  • hear - v. to receive sound through the ears; to receive news about
  • heat - v. to make hot or warm; n. great warmth; that which is produced by burning fuel; energy from the sun
  • heavy - ad. having much weight; not easy to lift; of great amount or force
  • helicopter - n. a machine without wings that can fly up or down or remain in one place above the ground
  • help - v. to give support; to assist; to make easier; n. support; aid
  • here - ad. in, to or at this place
  • hero - n. a person honored for being brave or wise
  • hide - v. to prevent from being seen or found; to make secret
  • high - ad. tall; far up; far above the ground; important; above others
  • hijack - v. to seize or take control of a vehicle by force
  • hill - n. a small mountain
  • history - n. the written record or description of past events; the study of the past
  • hit - v. to strike; to touch with force
  • hold - v. to carry or support, usually in the hands or arms; to keep in one position; to keep as a prisoner; to contain; to possess; to occupy; to organize and be involved in ("The two sides hold talks this week.")
  • hole - n. an opening; a torn or broken place in something
  • holiday - n. a day when one does not work; a day on which no work is done to honor or remember a person or event
  • holy - ad. greatly honored in religion
  • home - n. the building where a person lives, especially with family; the place where one was born or comes from; the area or country where one lives
  • honest - ad. truthful; able to be trusted
  • honor - v. to obey; to show strong, good feelings for ("to honor one's parents"); n. an award; an act of giving special recognition ("He received many honors for his efforts to help others.")
  • hope - v. to expect; to believe there is a good chance that something will happen as wanted; to want something to happen
  • horrible - ad. causing great fear; terrible
  • horse - n. a large animal often used for racing, riding or farm work
  • hospital - n. a place where sick or injured people are given medical care
  • hostage - n. a person captured and held as a guarantee that a demand or promise will be honored
  • hostile - ad. ready to fight; ready for war
  • hot - ad. having or feeling great heat or a high temperature
  • hotel - n. a building with rooms, and often food, for travelers
  • hour - n. a measure of time; sixty minutes
  • house - n. a building in which people live; a country's parliament or lawmaking group ("House of Representatives")
  • how - ad. in what way; to what amount
  • however - conj. yet; but
  • huge - ad. very big; of great size
  • human - ad. of or about people
  • humor - n. the ability to understand, enjoy or express what makes people laugh
  • hunger - n. the need for food
  • hunt - v. to search for animals to capture or kill them; to seek; to try to find
  • hurry - v. to do or go fast
  • hurt - v. to cause pain, injury or damage
  • husband - n. a man who is married
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