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HAG, n.

1. An ugly old woman; as an old hag of threescore.

2. A witch; a sorceress; an enchantress.

3. A fury; a she-monster.

4. A cartilaginous fish, the Gastrobranchus, which enters other fishes and devours them. It is about five or six inches long, and resembles a small eel. It is allied to the lamprey.

5. Appearances of light and fire on horses' manes or men's hair, were formerly called hags.

HAG, v.t. To harass; to torment.

1. To tire; to weary with vexation.



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HAG, n.

1. An ugly old woman; as an old hag of threescore.

2. A witch; a sorceress; an enchantress.

3. A fury; a she-monster.

4. A cartilaginous fish, the Gastrobranchus, which enters other fishes and devours them. It is about five or six inches long, and resembles a small eel. It is allied to the lamprey.

5. Appearances of light and fire on horses' manes or men's hair, were formerly called hags.

HAG, v.t. To harass; to torment.

1. To tire; to weary with vexation.

HAG, n. [In Sax hægesse is a witch, fury or goblin, answering to the Hecate of mythology. In W. hagyr, ugly, is from hag, a gash, from the root of hack. In Russ. ega is a foolish old woman, a sorceress. See Hagard.]

  1. An ugly old woman; as, an old hag of threescore. Dryden.
  2. A witch; a sorceress; an enchantress. Shak.
  3. A fury; a she-monster. Crashaw.
  4. A cartilaginous fish, the Gastrobranchus, which enters other fishes and devours them. It is about five or six inches long, and resembles a small eel. It is allied to the lamprey. Cyc.
  5. Appearances of light and fire on horses' manes or men's hair, were formerly called hags. Blount.

HAG, v.t.

  1. To harass; to torment. Butler.
  2. To tire; to weary with vexation.

Hag
  1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard.

    [Obs.] "[Silenus] that old hag." Golding.
  2. To harass] to weary with vexation.

    How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with the fancy of omens. L'Estrange.

  3. A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled.

    This said, he led me over hoults and hags;
    Through thorns and bushes scant my legs I drew.
    Fairfax.

  4. An ugly old woman.

    Dryden.
  5. A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.

    Dugdale.
  6. A fury; a she-monster.

    Crashaw.
  7. An eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotreta. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken.
  8. The hagdon or shearwater.
  9. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.

    Blount.

    Hag moth (Zoöl.), a moth (Phobetron pithecium), the larva of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on fruit trees. -- Hag's tooth (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of matting or pointing.

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Hag

HAG, noun

1. An ugly old woman; as an old hag of threescore.

2. A witch; a sorceress; an enchantress.

3. A fury; a she-monster.

4. A cartilaginous fish, the Gastrobranchus, which enters other fishes and devours them. It is about five or six inches long, and resembles a small eel. It is allied to the lamprey.

5. Appearances of light and fire on horses' manes or men's hair, were formerly called hags.

HAG, verb transitive To harass; to torment.

1. To tire; to weary with vexation.

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