Tom, born 1956, U.S. film actor.
a skein, as of thread or yarn.
a definite length of thread or yarn:
A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards.
a coil, knot, or loop:
a hank of hair.
Nautical. a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its stay or the luff or head of a gaff sail to the mast or gaff.
verb (used with object)
Nautical. to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.
a male given name, form of .
Tom. born 1956, US film actor: his films include Splash (1984), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and The Terminal (2004)
a loop, coil, or skein, as of rope, wool, or yarn
(nautical) a ringlike fitting that can be opened to admit a stay for attaching the luff of a sail
a unit of measurement of cloth, yarn, etc, such as a length of 840 yards (767 m) of cotton or 560 yards (512 m) of worsted yarn
(transitive) (nautical) to attach (a sail) to a stay by hanks
late 13c., probably from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse honk, hank “clasp, hank,” related to hang (v.).
[hang-kou; Chinese hahn-koh] /ˈhæŋˈkaʊ; Chinese ˈhɑnˈkoʊ/ noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles. 1. a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan. /ˈhænˈkaʊ/ noun 1. a former city in SE China, in SE Hubei at the confluence of the Han and Yangtze Rivers: one of the Han Cities; merged with Hanyang and Wuchang […]
[hap-ee-nis] /ˈhæp i nɪs/ noun 1. the quality or state of being . 2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. n. 1520s, “good fortune,” from happy + -ness. Meaning “pleasant and contented mental state” is from 1590s. Phrase greatest happiness for the greatest number was in Hutcheson (1725).
[hap] /hæp/ noun 1. one’s luck or lot. 2. an occurrence, happening, or accident. verb (used without object), happed, happing. 3. to happen: if it so hap. [hap, ap] /hæp, æp/ Chiefly Pennsylvania. noun 1. a comforter or quilt. verb (used with object) 2. to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt. /hæp/ […]
[hap-ee] /ˈhæp i/ adjective, happier, happiest. 1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind. 3. favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land. 4. apt or […]