Words starting with H

Words that start with H

List of things that start with the letter H.

Horrible hippos hunt huge hairy hamsters in Hobart.

Photo of a haggis
Photo by Tess Watson
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Haggis is a traditional Scottish pudding. It is made from minced sheep's heart, liver and lungs, mixed with diced onion, oatmeal, fat and spices. The whole lot is put into a sheep's stomach and simmered for around three hours. It tastes a lot better than it sounds.

Photo of hailstones
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Hail happens during very cold storms. Hailstones are lumps of ice that fall from the clouds. Hailstones can be quite big, and can do a lot of damage to things they hit.

Photo of a woman's hair
Photo by Bruna Costa
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Hair is something that grows on people's heads. It is also found on the rest of your body, but it is very very fine and can be hard to see (depending on the person!). The hair that grows on animals like cats and dogs is actually called fur, and the hair on sheep is called wool. The hairy stuff on even stranger things like spiders and some plants isn't hair either, just something that can look like hair and helps to protect whatever it is growing on. Hair on your face is called a beard or moustache.

Photo of a hairdresser
Photo by Kevin Jaako
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A hairdresser is someone who cuts, styles and colors your hair.

Photo of a hairy cow
Photo by Adam Baker
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Something or someone is hairy if it has a lot of hair. See also hirsute.

Photo of the Haiti flag
Photo by Steven Depolo
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Haiti is a nation that shares an island with the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince.

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This glass of water is half-full (some people would say half-empty). If you took two half-glasses of water and poured them together, you would get a full glass. A half is what you get when you cut something into two equal sized pieces.

A hall is a large room, usually used for a group of people to get together.
A hall might also mean a hallway or the entry foyer of a building.

Halloween is a celebration that takes place on October 31st. On Halloween, children go trick-or-treating, collecting sweets and candy around their neighbourhood. Both adults and children like to dress up in costumes of witches and ghosts, and people also carve Jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkins for Halloween.

Photo of a hallucination
Photo by Matt Reinbold
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A hallucination is seeing something that is not there, whether it is strange colors around the edges of things or objects and people that are not there at all. People sometimes get hallucinations when they have a migraine or when they take drugs.
A hallucination is not the same as a mirage.