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Definitions of hen

  1. adult female chicken Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. adult female bird Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The female of a bird, especially the domestic fowl. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The female of any bird, esp. of the domestic fowl. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The female of birds. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A female fowl or bird. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Domestic fowl, without regard to sex. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The female of any bird, but especially of the domestic fowl. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The female of any kind of fowl. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. grace; quiet; rest biblestudytools.com
  14. The hen is nowhere noticed in the Bible except in ( Matthew 23:37 ; Luke 13:34 ) That a bird so common in Palestine should receive such slight notice is certainly peculiar. biblestudytools.com
  15. common in later times among the Jews in Palestine ( Matthew 23:37 ; Luke 13:34 ). It is noticeable that this familiar bird is only mentioned in these passages in connection with our Lord's lamentation over the impenitence of Jerusalem. biblestudytools.com
  16. (rest ), probably a son of Zephaniah, and apparently the same who is called JOSIAH in ( Zechariah 6:10 ) biblestudytools.com
  17. hen, n. the female of any bird, esp. of the domestic fowl.--ns. HEN'BANE, a coarse annual or biennial herb of the nightshade family, poisonous, esp. to domestic fowls; HEN'COOP, a coop or large cage for domestic fowls; HEN'-DRIV'ER, HEN'-HARR'IER, a species of falcon, the common harrier.--adj. HEN'-HEART'ED, timid as a hen: cowardly.--ns. HEN'-HOUSE, a house, coop, or shelter for fowls; HEN'-HUSS'Y, a man who meddles with women's affairs; HEN'-MOULD, a black, spongy soil; HEN'NERY, a place where fowls are kept.--adj. HEN'NY, like a hen, feathered.--v.t. HEN'PECK, of a wife, to domineer over her husband.--n. the subjection of a husband to his wife.--adj. HEN'PECKED, weakly subject to his wife.--ns. HENPECK'ERY, the state of being henpecked; HEN'-ROOST, a place where poultry roost at night; HEN'WIFE, HEN'-WOM'AN, a woman who has the charge of poultry. [A.S. henn--hana, a cock; Ger. hahn, fem. henne.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Female of common domestic fowl (cf. cock); second element in name of other female birds, as guinea h., pea-hen; h. &chickens, name of a compound daisy& other plants; henbane, narcotic& poisonous plant, drug got from this; h. -coop (for keeping poultry in); h.-harrier, blue hawk, a bird of prey; h.-hearted, pusillanimous; h.-pecked, domineered over by one\'s wife; h.-roost, place where fowls roost at night.[old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. like a h. with one chicken, absurdly fussy. h. crab, lobster, female. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. The female of a housecock; the female of any bird. Complete Dictionary

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