hex

hex
I. verb Etymology: Pennsylvania German hexe, from German hexen, from Hexe witch, from Old High German hagzissa; akin to Middle English hagge hag Date: 1830 intransitive verb to practice witchcraft transitive verb 1. to put a hex on 2. to affect as if by an evil spell ; jinx <
an unscientific fear of hexing the whole project — Daniel Lang
>
hexer noun II. noun Date: 1856 1. a person who practices witchcraft ; witch 2. spell, jinx III. adjective Date: 1924 hexagonal <
a bolt with a hex head
>
IV. adjective or noun Date: 1970 hexadecimal V. abbreviation hexagon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • -hex — hex·ol; …   English syllables

  • hex — hex·one; hex·on·ic; hex·os·a·mine; hex·o·san; hex·ose; hex·oxide; hex·partite; hex·tetrahedral; hex·tetrahedron; hex·u·lose; hex·u·ron·ic; hex·yl; hex·yl·ene; hex·yl·ic; hex·yne; tet·ra·hex·a·he·dral; ac·e·to·hex·amide; chlor·hex·i·dine;… …   English syllables

  • Hex — Hex: Hex (hexadeсimal)  обозначение шестнадцатеричной системы счисления. См. также Hex редактор  приложение для редактирования данных, представляющее данные как последовательность байтов в hex коде. Intel HEX  формат файла,… …   Википедия

  • hex- — hex(a) élément, du gr. heks, six . ⇒HEX(A) , (HEX , HEXA )élém. formant Élém. formant tiré du gr. « six », servant à former des mots sc. dont le signifié a un rapp. avec le nombre six. Quand le 2e élém. commence par une voyelle, la finale a de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hex- — [↑ Hexa ] Zahlwortstamm in Namen von Verb. oder Gruppen mit 6 C Atomen, z. B. Hexanal, Hexen, Hexyl . * * * hẹx , Hẹx : ↑ hexa , Hexa . * * * hex , Hex : ↑hexa , ↑Hexa . hẹ|xa , Hẹ|xa , (vor Selbstlauten oft auch:) hẹx , Hẹx [griech. héx =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hex- — Hexa Hex a [Gr. e x six. See {Six}.] A prefix or combining form, used to denote six, sixth, etc.; as, hexatomic, hexabasic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hex — [heks] n AmE an evil ↑curse that brings trouble ▪ I think he s trying to put a hex on me. >hex v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hex... — hex...   [griechisch héx »sechs«], auch erweitert zu hexa..., Wortbildungselement mit der Bedeutung: sechs, z. B. Hexosen, Hexaeder …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hex — HEX(A) Element de compunere însemnând de şase ori , sextuplu , care serveşte la formarea unor adjective şi substantive. [var.: exa ] – Din fr. hex(a) . Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • hex... — hex..., Hex... vgl. ↑hexa..., Hexa …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • hex — [ heks ] noun count an evil SPELL (=magic words that make someone have very bad luck): CURSE ╾ hex verb transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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