h
Pronunciation
    • IPA: /eɪtʃ/
      • (Australia) IPA: [æɪtʃ]
    • (regional or nonstandard) IPA: /heɪtʃ/
      • (Ireland) IPA: [heːtʃ]
      • (Australia, nonstandard) IPA: [hæɪtʃ]
  • (phoneme) IPA: /h/, silent
Letter
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
Interjection
  1. (chiefly Internet slang) Used as a filler response when one does not have a response to use. Almost always used by itself.
Noun
  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.
Homographs
  • Η (Greek eta)
  • Н (Cyrillic en)

H
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /eɪtʃ/
  • (non-standard except Ireland) IPA: /heɪtʃ/
Letter
  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.
Noun

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.
Adjective

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.
Adverb

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.
Noun

h (uncountable)

  1. Hentai.



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