• IPA: /eɪtʃ/
      • (Australia) IPA: [æɪtʃ]
    • (regional or nonstandard) IPA: /heɪtʃ/
      • (Ireland) IPA: [heːtʃ]
      • (Australia, nonstandard) IPA: [hæɪtʃ]
  • (phoneme) IPA: /h/, silent
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
  1. (chiefly Internet slang) Used as a filler response when one does not have a response to use. Almost always used by itself.
  1. (science) Abbreviation of hour#English|hour (particularly when used as a (non-SI#English|SI) unit of time alongside International System of Units (SI) units)
    • 1908, Francis Ernest Lloyd, The Physiology of Stomata (Carnegie Institution of Washington), page 83 ↗:
      Another instance: 2h28m p. m., 10 micra; 3h08m p. m., 0 micra; irrigated with water: 3h09m p. m., 4 micra.
  2. (baseball, in statistics) Abbreviation of hit#English|hit, the number of hits by a player
  3. (slang) Abbreviation of heroin#English|heroin.
  4. (computing) Abbreviation of hexadecimal#English|hexadecimal (following a number)
    • 1989, PC: The Independent Guide to IBM Personal Computers
      If any of the video buffer's background attribute bits are on, MONO converts the attribute to 70h (inverse video).
    • 1994, Jan Axelson, The microcontroller idea book (page 47)
      The commands assume that the NV memory is addressed beginning at 8000h in external data memory.
  • Η (Greek eta)
  • Н (Cyrillic en)

  • IPA: /eɪtʃ/
  • (non-standard except Ireland) IPA: /heɪtʃ/
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 3, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F, G, H, but by the time he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C, and D.

h (uncountable)

  1. (baseball) Abbreviation of hits#English|hits.
  2. (slang) Abbreviation of heroin#English|heroin.
  3. (journalism) Abbreviation of half-year#English|half-year.
    We expect the amendment to enter into force in H2 2013.
  4. (British) A grade of pencil with lead that makes darker marks than a pencil of grade 2H; a pencil with hard lead.
    1. A pencil of grade H.

h (not comparable)

  1. (British) Abbreviation of hard#English|hard in reference to a grade of pencil lead.
  2. (linguistics) Abbreviation of high#English|high |in reference to a dialect's social status.
    An H variety usually enjoys official approval and cultural prestige.
  3. (philately) Abbreviation of hinged#English|hinged.

afternoon (not comparable)

  1. (calendar terms) Synonym of AH#English|AH: in the year of the Hegira, used to mark dates employing the Islamic calendar.

h (uncountable)

  1. Hentai.

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