Words that Start with H


Words that Start with HA

Words that Start with HE

Words that Start with HI

Words that Start with HM

Words that Start with HO

Words that Start with HR

Words that Start with HU

Words that Start with HW

Words that Start with HY

 

Words that Start with H

 

Verbs that begin with H

  • Linking verbs – has been
    • Has been – past tense of something happening. It originates from Middle English, from Old English habban; akin to Old High German habēn to have; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced as \hazˌbin\
      • It has been fun visiting with my cousins.  

 

  • Action verbs – harbor, heighten
    • Harbor – to give shelter to someone or something. It originates from Middle English herberge, herberwe, from Old English herebeorg military quarters, from here army (akin to Old High German heri) + beorg refuge. It was first used in the 12th century. It is pronounced \hahr-ber\.
      • We could harbor four of the eight refugees who are escaping the war.
    • Heighten – to raise the level, amount, or degree of something. It was first used about 1523. It is pronounced \hahyt-n\.
      • The excitement will heighten as the last day of school approaches.

 

Nouns that begin with H

  • Objects – hammer, hopper
    • Hammer – a tool with a metal head on its handle for hitting or pounding things. The word originates from Middle English hamer, from Old English hamor; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced \ham-er\.
      • I didn’t have a hammer, so I hit the nail with the heel of my shoe.
    • Hopper – a container used to pour grain and oats into a machine or opening. The word was first used in the 13th century. It is pronounced \hop-er\.
      • The grain was poured into the train car through the hopper on top.

 

Adverbs that begin with H

  • heedlessly, humbly
    • Heedlessly – to do something without fear. The root is fear (Middle English feren) with two suffixes –less (without) and –ly. It was first used around 1530. It is pronounced as \ˈfir-ləs-lē\.
      • Little boys always dive fearlessly into new adventures.
    • Humbly – to do so a modest or non-proud way; not expensively. The word originates from Latin humilis low, humble, from humus earth; first used around the 13th century. It is pronounced as \huhm-buh l\.
      •  The famous actor spoke humbly about his success, which made the crowd like him more.

 

Pronouns that begin with H

  • his, herself
    • His – relating to or pertaining to a certain male (boy, man, or animal). The word originates from Middle English, from Old English, genitive of he; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced as \hiz\.
      • The boy cried when his favorite toy fell into the lake.
    • Herself – that same woman, girl, or female animal; reflective pronoun. The word is a compound word composed from her and self; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced as \her-self\.
      • The old lady was speaking to herself as she walked through the store.

 

Interjections that begin with H

  • Hey
    • Hey – an expression of surprise, fear, or agitation; a word used to gain someone’s attention. It is of Middle English origin and was first used around the 13th century. It is pronounced as \hey\.
      • Hey, can you please give me the glass over there?

 

The letter H is another popularly used letter of the alphabet. It may be found at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of many commonly used words. It changes sounds with some letters such as g and p.

 

 

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