Definition of Hooked

1. Adjective. Curved down like an eagle's beak.

Exact synonyms: Aquiline
Similar to: Crooked

2. Adjective. Addicted to a drug.
Exact synonyms: Dependant, Dependent, Drug-addicted, Strung-out
Similar to: Addicted
Derivative terms: Dependence, Dependency

3. Adjective. Having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold). "Hooklike thorns"
Exact synonyms: Hooklike
Similar to: Curved, Curving

Definition of Hooked

1. a. Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird.

Definition of Hooked

1. Verb. (past of hook) ¹

2. Adjective. Having a sharp curve at the end; resembling a hook. ¹

3. Adjective. Addicted; unable to resist or cease doing. ¹

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Definition of Hooked

1. hook [v] - See also: hook

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hooked

hook shot
hook shots
hook someone up
hook spanner
hook turn
hook up with
hook wrench
hookean behaviour
hooked (current term)
hooked bone
hooked bundle of Russell
hooked fasciculus
hooked up

Literary usage of Hooked

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1878)
"hooked Spines on the " Root-fibres" of British Polyzoa.—Ia No. ... These hooked spines are shaped like the thorn of a roso tree, and surround the ..."

2. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Nutlets bordered by a wing which bears hooked bristles only at the apex. .2. ... hooked at the tip. Shady north slopes in the hills near St. Helena; Yreka. ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Scienceedited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1868)
"Medians reflexed and hooked; centre • one produced at base ; five on either side ... Medians eleven, reflexed hooked teeth considerably produced at base, ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"radial spines 8, arranged as in E. uncinatus; central spine solitary, angled, flexuous and hooked, elongated (2-6 in.), erect, straw- color, with dark tip: ..."

5. On Animal and Vegetable Parasites of the Human Body: A Manual of Their by Friedrich Küchenmeister (1857)
"The destiny of the six-hooked brood when set free. This subject must be divided into two sections: 1. What is the fate of this brood until it reaches its ..."

6. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"Pubescent with straight and hooked hairs intermix«! ; stem much branched, pellucid ; leaves ovate, mostly acuminate, hut obtuse, roughened with elevated ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"As these big claws have the same larval character found in Astacus, that is recurved or hooked tips, they become firmly fixed in the material of the egg- ..."

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