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horn meaning

[ hɔ:n ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "horn""horn" in a sentence
  • Noun: horn  horn
    1. A noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it 
    2. One of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates 
    3. A noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning; 
    4. A high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)
      - saddle horn 
    5. A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
      - cornet, trumpet, trump 
    6. Any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn 
    7. The material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails 
    8. A device having the shape of a horn
      "horns at the ends of a new moon"; "the cleat had two horns" 
    9. An alarm device that makes a loud warning sound 
    10. A brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
      - French horn 
    11. A device on an automobile for making a warning noise
      - automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, hooter
    Verb: horn  horn
    1. Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
      "the rhino horned the explorer"
      - tusk

    Derived forms: horned, horns, horning

    See also: horny

    Type of: alarm, alarm system, alarum, alert, animal material, appendage, brass, brass instrument, device, noisemaker, outgrowth, pierce, pommel, process, saddlebow, thrust, warning device, warning signal

    Part of: auto, automobile, bull, caprine animal, car, goat, machine, motorcar, ram, stock saddle, tup [Brit], Western saddle

    Encyclopedia: Horn, Germany Horn, Gyula Horn Horn, Austria Horn, Rutland Horn, Switzerland Horn, Netherlands Horn, Rebecca

  • [American slang]
    n. the telephone.
    • Get Mrs. Wilson on the horn, please.
    • She's on the horn now. What'll I tell her?

  • [British slang]
    Noun. 1. A penile erection.
    2. Sexual interest or excitement. E.g."She was so sexy, I had the horn for her all day.”

  • [Architecture]

    Any projecting end of one of the members of a right-angle wood framing joint.


    The extension of a sash stile below the bottom rail of an upper-hung sash, either for styling or to serve as a stop.


    A horizontal extension of a windowsill beyond the jamb.


    Same as spur, 1.


    A volute, 1.


    An acroterion, 2.

    horn, 1

  • [Defence]
    (*) In naval mine warfare, a projection from the mine shell of some contact mines which, when broken or bent by contact, causes the mine to fire.

  • [Medicine]
    a : one of the usu. paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ungulates and that are found in some extinct mammals and reptiles; esp : one of the permanent paired hollow sheaths of keratin usu. present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives that function chiefly for defense and arise from a bony core anchored to the skull
    b : the tough fibrous material consisting chiefly of keratin that covers or forms the horns of cattle and related animals, hooves, or other horny parts (as claws or nails)
    2 : CORNUhorned adj
  • Insects' horns have various functions.
  • Joe found himself on the horns of a dilemma.
  • Cy jordan silenced the warning horn.
  • After we round the horn we hit the pacific.
  • "come along with me," said horn.
  • A hundred horns dinned in protest.
  • The hunting horn resounded through the forest.
  • She sounded her horn impatiently.
  • You will have to draw your horns in.
  • At this moment there was the sound of a hunting horn.
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