[heth -er] /ˈhɛð ər/
any of various heaths, especially Calluna vulgaris, of England and Scotland, having small, pinkish-purple flowers.
(of a yarn or fabric color) subtly flecked or mottled:
all-cotton turtlenecks in your choice of five solid colors plus heather gray and heather green.
[heth -er] /ˈhɛð ər/
a female given name.
Also called ling, heath. a low-growing evergreen Eurasian ericaceous shrub, Calluna vulgaris, that grows in dense masses on open ground and has clusters of small bell-shaped typically pinkish-purple flowers
any of certain similar plants
a purplish-red to pinkish-purple colour
of a heather colour
of or relating to interwoven yarns of mixed colours: heather mixture
early 14c., hathir, from Old English *hæddre, Scottish or northern England dialect name for Calluna vulgaris, probably altered by heath, but real connection to that word is unlikely [Liberman, OED]. Perhaps originally Celtic. As a fem. proper name little used in U.S. before 1935, but a top-15 name for girls born there 1971-1989.
[hee-th uh-nahyz] /ˈhi ðəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), heathenized, heathenizing. 1. to make . verb (used without object), heathenized, heathenizing. 2. to become . /ˈhiːðəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. to render or become heathen, or bring or come under heathen influence 2. (intransitive) to engage in heathen practices
noun, Informal. 1. hard work: A team of researchers did the heavy lifting for the author. noun phrase The hardest work: Baker reckons that he has done most of the heavy lifting, whereas it is his friend who got first prize/ It’s going to be some really heavy lifting (1990s+)
- Heavy middleweight
noun 1. a professional wrestler weighing 177–187 pounds (81–85 kg)
noun 1. See under . noun 1. a colorless, oily, almost tasteless, water-insoluble liquid, usually of either a standard light density (light mineral oil) or a standard heavy density (heavy mineral oil) consisting of mixtures of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum by distillation: used chiefly as a lubricant, in the manufacture of cosmetics, and in medicine […]