Definition of Hen

1. Noun. Adult female chicken.

Exact synonyms: Biddy
Generic synonyms: Chicken, Gallus Gallus
Specialized synonyms: Cackler, Brood Hen, Broody, Broody Hen, Setting Hen, Sitter, Mother Hen, Layer, Pullet



2. Noun. Adult female bird.
Generic synonyms: Bird

3. Noun. Flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing.
Generic synonyms: Chicken, Poulet, Volaille

4. Noun. Female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster.
Generic synonyms: Female

Definition of Hen

1. n. The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.

Definition of Hen

1. Adverb. (dialectal) Hence. ¹

2. Verb. (dialectal) To throw. ¹

3. Noun. A female bird. ¹

4. Noun. (''specifically'') A female chicken, especially one kept for its eggs. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A woman. ¹

6. Noun. (informal) The woman whose impending marriage is being celebrated at a hen night. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hen

1. a female chicken [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hen

1. The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen. Used adjectively or in combination to indicate the female; as, hen canary, hen eagle, hen turkey, peahen. Hen clam. One of several species of large hawks which capture hens; especially, the American red-tailed hawk (Buteo borealis), the red-shouldered hawk (B. Lineatus), and the goshawk. Origin: AS. Henn, hen, haen; akin to D. Hen, OHG. Henna, G. Henne, Icel. Hna, Dan. Hona; the fem. Corresponding to AS. Hana cock, D. Haan, OHG. Hano, G. Hahn, Icel. Hani, Dan. & Sw. Hane. Prob. Akin to L. Canere to sing, and orig. Meaning, a singer. Cf. Chanticleer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hen

hempweed
hempweeds
hempy
hemrods
hems
hems and haws
hems in
hemstitch
hemstitched
hemstitcher
hemstitchers
hemstitches
hemstitching
hemuse
hemusite
hen (current term)
hen's-foot
hen's parties
hen's party
hen's teeth
hen's tooth
hen-cluck stertor
hen-hawk
hen-hearted
hen-heartedness
hen-of-the-woods
hen-peck
hen-wife
hen-witted
hen and chicks

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