Meaning of H in English

I. ˈāch noun

( plural h's or hs ˈā-chəz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century


a. : the 8th letter of the English alphabet

b. : a graphic representation of this letter

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic h

2. : a graphic device for reproducing the letter h

3. : one designated h especially as the eighth in order or class

4. : something shaped like the letter H

II. abbreviation

1. half

2. harbor

3. hard; hardness

4. hect-; hecto-

5. height

6. high

7. hit

8. horse

9. hour

10. humidity

11. hundred

12. husband

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.