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Webster 1913 Edition


Hat

Hat

(hät)
,
Adj.
Hot.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Hat

,
s
ing.
p
res.
of
Hote
to be called. Cf.
Hatte
.
[Obs.]
“That one hat abstinence.”
Piers Plowman.

Hat

(hăt)
,
Noun.
[AS.
hæt
,
hætt
; akin to Dan.
hat
, Sw.
hatt
, Icel.
hattr
a hat,
höttr
hood, D.
hoed
hat, G.
hut
, OHG.
huot
, and prob. to L.
cassis
helmet. √13. Cf.
Hood
.]
A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.
Hat block
,
a block on which hats are formed or dressed.
To pass around the hat
,
to take up a collection of voluntary contributions, which are often received in a hat.
[Colloq.]
Lowell.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hat

HAT

, n.
1.
A covering for the head; a garment made of different materials, and worn by men or women for defending the head from rain or heat, or for ornament. Hats for men are usually made of fur or wool, and formed with a crown and brim. Hats for females are made of straw or grass braid, and various other materials. Of these the ever varying forms admit of no description that can long be correct.
2.
The dignity of a cardinal.

Definition 2021


hat

hat

See also: HAT, hát, hät, hạt, haț, -hat, and hăț

English

Noun

hat (plural hats)

  1. A covering for the head, often in the approximate form of a cone or a cylinder closed at its top end, and sometimes having a brim and other decoration.
    • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter II:
      There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  2. (figuratively) A particular role or capacity that a person might fill.
    • 1993, Susan Loesser, A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life: A Portrait by His Daughter, Hal Leonard Corporation (2000), ISBN 978-0-634-00927-3, p.121:
      My mother was wearing several hats in the early fifties: hostess, scout, wife, and mother.
  3. (figuratively) Any receptacle from which numbers/names are pulled out in a lottery.
    1. (figuratively, by extension) The lottery or draw itself.
      We're both in the hat: let's hope we come up against each other.
  4. (video games) A hat switch.
    • 2002, Ernest Pazera, Focus on SDL, p.139:
      The third type of function allows you to check on the state of the joystick's buttons, axes, hats, and balls.
  5. (typography, nonstandard, rare) = háček
  6. (Internet slang) User rights on a website, such as the right to edit pages others cannot.
Hyponyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:headgear
Derived terms


Translations
See also

Verb

hat (third-person singular simple present hats, present participle hatting, simple past and past participle hatted)

  1. (transitive) To place a hat on.
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
      After the maids had hatted and gloved the girls, the carriage was summoned and I was carted around one church after another.
  2. (transitive) To appoint as cardinal.
    • 1929, "Five New Hats," Time, 2 December, 1929,
      It was truly a breathtaking rise. From the quiet school, Pope Pius XI had jumped Father Verdier over the heads of innumerable Bishops, made him Archbishop of Paris. Soon he was to be hatted a Prince of the Church and put in charge of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Etymology 2

Verb

hat

  1. (Scotland, Northern England or obsolete) simple past tense of hit
    When I axed him why he hat 'im. He saidː "I ne know, I ne know, mate".
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Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse hattr, hǫttr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [had̥]

Noun

hat c (singular definite hatten, plural indefinite hatte)

  1. hat

Inflection


German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hat/
  • Rhymes: -at

Verb

hat

  1. Third-person singular present of haben.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒt]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *kutte (six). Cognates include Finnish kuusi, Mansi хо̄т (hōt), Khanty хәт (xət).

Numeral

hat

Hungarian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : hat
    Ordinal : hatodik
  1. (cardinal) six
Declension
Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative hat hatok
accusative hatot hatokat
dative hatnak hatoknak
instrumental hattal hatokkal
causal-final hatért hatokért
translative hattá hatokká
terminative hatig hatokig
essive-formal hatként hatokként
essive-modal
inessive hatban hatokban
superessive haton hatokon
adessive hatnál hatoknál
illative hatba hatokba
sublative hatra hatokra
allative hathoz hatokhoz
elative hatból hatokból
delative hatról hatokról
ablative hattól hatoktól
Possessive forms of hat
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. hatom hatjaim
2nd person sing. hatod hatjaid
3rd person sing. hatja hatjai
1st person plural hatunk hatjaink
2nd person plural hatotok hatjaitok
3rd person plural hatjuk hatjaik
Derived terms
See also

Etymology 2

Verb

hat

  1. affect, have influence
  2. seem like
Conjugation
Synonyms
Derived terms

(With verbal prefixes):


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hat̪ˠ/

Noun

hat

  1. h-prothesized form of at

Verb

hat

  1. h-prothesized form of at

Luxembourgish

Verb

hat

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of hunn
  2. third-person singular preterite indicative of hunn
  3. second-person plural preterite indicative of hunn

Verb

hat

  1. second-person plural present indicative of haen
  2. second-person plural imperative of haen

Maricopa

Noun

hat (plural haat)

  1. dog

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hatr, from Proto-Germanic *hataz.

Noun

hat n (definite singular hatet, indefinite plural hat, definite plural hata or hatene)

  1. hatred, hate
Related terms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

hat

  1. imperative of hate

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse hatr, from Proto-Germanic *hataz.

Noun

hat n (definite singular hatet, indefinite plural hat, definite plural hata)

  1. hatred, hate

Old English

Pronunciation

From Proto-Germanic *haitaz. Cognate with Old Frisian hēt (West Frisian hjit, Old Saxon hēt, Dutch heet, Old High German heiz (German heiß), Old Norse heitr (Swedish het). Cognate to Albanian ethe (shiver, fiever), dialectal hethe and ith (warmth, body heat), dialectal hith.

Adjective

hāt

  1. hot, fierce
    Ðeos wyrt byþ cenned on hatum stowum ― This plant is grown in hot places.
Declension
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Old English hātan.

Noun

hāt n

  1. a promise

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse hatr, from Proto-Germanic *hataz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɑːt/

Noun

hat n (uncountable)

  1. hatred, haught

Declension

Related terms

  • hata
  • hatbrott
  • judehat
  • rashat

Tok Pisin

Etymology 1

From English hat.

Noun

hat

  1. hat

Etymology 2

From English hard.

Adverb

hat

  1. hard
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:19 (translation here):
      Na bai yu wok hat tru long kisim kaikai bilong yu na tuhat bai i kamap long pes bilong yu. Na bai yu hatwok oltaim inap yu dai na yu go bek long graun. Long wanem, mi bin wokim yu long graun, na bai yu go bek gen long graun.”
Related terms
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Turkish

Etymology

Borrowing from Arabic خَطّ (ḵaṭṭ).

Noun

hat (definite accusative }}}, plural }}})

  1. line
  2. writing

Turkmen

Etymology

Borrowing from Arabic خَطّ (ḵaṭṭ).

Noun

hat (definite accusative }}}, plural }}})

  1. letter (written message)