[stahrk; for 2 also German shtahrk] /stɑrk; for 2 also German ʃtɑrk/
[reynz-ferd] /ˈreɪnz fərd/ (Show IPA), 1880–1972, U.S. admiral.
[yoh-hah-nuh s] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs/ (Show IPA), 1874–1957, German physicist: Nobel prize 1919.
John, 1728–1822, American Revolutionary War general.
(usually prenominal) devoid of any elaboration; blunt: the stark facts
grim; desolate: a stark landscape
(usually prenominal) utter; absolute: stark folly
(archaic) severe; violent
(archaic or poetic) rigid, as in death (esp in the phrases stiff and stark, stark dead)
short for stark-naked
completely: stark mad
(stɑːk). Dame Freya (Madeline) (ˈfreɪə). 1893–1993, British traveller and writer, whose many books include The Southern Gates of Arabia (1936), Beyond Euphrates (1951), and The Journey’s Echo (1963)
(German) (ʃtark). Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1874–1957, German physicist, who discovered the splitting of the lines of a spectrum when the source of light is subjected to a strong electrostatic field (Stark effect, 1913): Nobel prize for physics 1919
Old English stearc “stiff, strong” (related to starian “to stare”), from Proto-Germanic *starkaz (cf. Old Norse sterkr, Old Frisian sterk, Middle Dutch starc, Old High German starah, German stark, Gothic *starks), from PIE root *ster- “stiff, rigid” (see stare).
Meaning “utter, sheer, complete” first recorded c.1400, perhaps from influence of common phrase stark dead (late 14c.), with stark mistaken as an intensive adjective. Sense of “bare, barren” is from 1833. Stark naked (1520s) is from Middle English start naked (early 13c.), from Old English steort “tail, rump.” Hence British slang starkers “naked” (1923).
[Sephardic Hebrew khah-raw-set; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-roh-sis] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈrɔ sɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈroʊ sɪs/ noun, Hebrew. 1. a mixture of chopped nuts and apples, wine, and spices that is eaten at the Seder meal on Passover: traditionally regarded as symbolic of the mortar used by Israelite slaves in Egypt.
- Harosheth of the gentiles
(Judg. 4:2) or nations, a city near Hazor in Galilee of the Gentiles, or Upper Galilee, in the north of Palestine. It was here that Jabin’s great army was marshalled before it went forth into the great battlefield of Esdraelon to encounter the army of Israel, by which it was routed and put to flight […]
[hah-roon-ahl-rah-sheed; Arabic hah-roon-ahr-rah-sheed] /hɑˈrun ɑl rɑˈʃid; Arabic hɑˈrunˌɑr rɑˈʃid/ noun 1. .
[hahrp] /hɑrp/ noun 1. a musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame formed by a soundbox, a pillar, and a curved neck, and having strings stretched between the soundbox and the neck that are plucked with the fingers. 2. anything that resembles this instrument, especially in having a row of parallel strings or wires, as […]
noun a fear of robbers or being robbed Word Origin Greek harpax ‘robber’