Definition of Hack

1. Noun. One who works hard at boring tasks.

Exact synonyms: Drudge, Hacker
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person
Specialized synonyms: Plodder, Slogger
Derivative terms: Drudge

2. Verb. Cut with a hacking tool. "The chefs hack the vegetables"
Exact synonyms: Chop
Specialized synonyms: Ax, Axe
Generic synonyms: Cut
Also: Chop Down, Chop Off, Chop Up
Derivative terms: Chopper, Chopper

3. Noun. A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends.

4. Verb. Be able to manage or manage successfully. ; "She could not cut the long days in the office"
Exact synonyms: Cut
Generic synonyms: Contend, Cope, Deal, Get By, Grapple, Make Do, Make Out, Manage

5. Noun. A mediocre and disdained writer.
Exact synonyms: Hack Writer, Literary Hack
Group relationships: Grub Street
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

6. Verb. Cut away. "He hacked his way through the forest"
Generic synonyms: Cut

7. Noun. A tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil.
Generic synonyms: Tool

8. Verb. Kick on the arms.
Category relationships: Basketball, Basketball Game, Hoops
Generic synonyms: Foul

9. Noun. A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money.
Exact synonyms: Cab, Taxi, Taxicab
Generic synonyms: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Specialized synonyms: Gypsy Cab, Minicab
Group relationships: Fleet
Derivative terms: Taxi

10. Verb. Kick on the shins.
Category relationships: Rugby, Rugby Football, Rugger
Generic synonyms: Foul

11. Noun. An old or over-worked horse.
Exact synonyms: Jade, Nag, Plug
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse
Derivative terms: Jade, Jade

12. Verb. Fix a computer program piecemeal until it works. "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
Exact synonyms: Hack On
Generic synonyms: Program, Programme
Derivative terms: Hacker

13. Noun. A horse kept for hire.
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse

14. Verb. Significantly cut up a manuscript. "They won't hack the story "
Exact synonyms: Cut Up
Generic synonyms: Edit, Redact

15. Noun. A saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc..
Generic synonyms: Mount, Riding Horse, Saddle Horse

16. Verb. Cough spasmodically. ; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
Exact synonyms: Whoop
Generic synonyms: Cough

Definition of Hack

1. n. A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

2. v. t. To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.

3. v. i. To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

4. n. A notch; a cut.

5. n. A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.

6. a. Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.

7. v. t. To use as a hack; to let out for hire.

8. v. i. To be exposed or offered to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.

9. v. i. To ride or drive as one does with a hack horse; to ride at an ordinary pace, or over the roads, as distinguished from riding across country or in military fashion.

10. v. t. To kick the shins of (an opposing payer).

11. n. A kick on the shins, or a cut from a kick.

Definition of Hack

1. Verb. (transitive) To chop or cut down in a rough manner. (defdate from around the 12th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To cough noisily. (defdate from the 19th c.) ¹

3. Verb. To withstand or put up with a difficult situation. (defdate from the 20th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive slang computing) To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to (a computer system, e.g., a website, or network) by manipulating code; to crack. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive slang computing) By extension, to gain unauthorised access to a computer or online account belonging to (a person or organisation). ¹

6. Verb. (computing) To accomplish a difficult programming task. ¹

7. Verb. (computing) To make a quick code change to patch a computer program, often one that is inelegant or that makes the program harder to maintain. ¹

8. Verb. To work on an intimately technical level. ¹

9. Verb. (ice hockey) To strike an opponent's leg with one's hockey stick. ¹

10. Verb. (ice hockey) To make a flailing attempt to hit the puck with a hockey stick. ¹

11. Verb. (baseball) To swing at a pitched ball. ¹

12. Verb. To strike in a frantic movement. ¹

13. Noun. A tool for chopping. (defdate from the 14th c.) ¹

14. Noun. A hacking blow. (defdate from the 19th c.) ¹

15. Noun. A gouge or notch made by such a blow. ¹

16. Noun. A dry cough. ¹

17. Noun. (figuratively) A try, an attempt. (defdate from the 19th c.) ¹

18. Noun. (curling) The foothold traditionally cut into the ice from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery. ¹

19. Noun. (obsolete) A mattock or a miner's pick. ¹

20. Noun. (context: computing slang) An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network. ¹

21. Noun. (computing) An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming. ¹

22. Noun. (computing) A small code change meant to patch a problem as quickly as possible. ¹

23. Noun. (computing) An expedient, temporary solution, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date. ¹

24. Noun. (slang military) Time check. ¹

25. Noun. (baseball) A swing of the bat at a pitched ball by the batter. ¹

26. Noun. (context: falconry) A board which the falcon's food is placed on; used by extension for the state of partial freedom in which they are kept before being trained. ¹

27. Noun. A food-rack for cattle. ¹

28. Noun. A rack used to dry bricks. ¹

29. Verb. To lay (bricks) on a rack to dry. ¹

30. Verb. (context: falconry) To keep (young hawks) in a state of partial freedom, before they are trained. ¹

31. Noun. (obsolete) An ordinary saddle horse, especially one which has been let out for hire and is old and tired. (defdate from the 14th c.) ¹

32. Noun. A person, often a journalist, hired to do routine work. (newspaper hack) (defdate from the 17th c.) ¹

33. Noun. (pejorative) Someone who is available for hire; hireling, mercenary. ¹

34. Noun. (slang) A taxicab (hackney cab) driver. ¹

35. Noun. (pejorative) An untalented writer. ¹

36. Noun. (pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.) ¹

37. Noun. (pejorative) A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language. ¹

38. Noun. (politics) A political agitator. (slightly derogatory) ¹

39. Verb. (dated) To make common or cliched; to vulgarise. ¹

40. Verb. To ride a horse at a regular pace; to ride on a road (as opposed to riding cross-country etc.). ¹

41. Noun. A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for the use in hackeysack. ¹

42. Verb. To play hackeysack. ¹

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Definition of Hack

1. to cut or chop roughly [v -ED, -ING, -S] : HACKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Hack

1. 1. A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc. 2. Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying. See: Hatch a half door. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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