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See also Horn, and hörn

English

Etymology

From Old English.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
horn

Plural
horns

horn (horns)
  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
  2. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
    an umbrella with a handle made of horn
  3. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  4. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
    hunting horn
  5. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
  6. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
    antenna horn
    loudspeaker horn
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A telephone.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An erection of the penis.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."

Usage notes

Synonyms

  • (growth on the heads of certain animals):
  • (hard substance from which horns are made): keratin
  • (any of several musical wind instruments):
  • (instrument used to signal others):
  • (loud alarm, especially on a motor vehicle): hooter, klaxon
  • (conical device used to direct waves): funnel
  • (informal: generally, any brass wind instrument):
  • (slang: telephone): blower (UK), dog and bone (Cockney rhyming slang), phone
  • (coarse slang: erection): boner (US), hard-on, stiffy

Translations

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Derived terms


Icelandic

Adjective

horn-

  1. angular

Derived terms


Declension of horn
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative horn hornið horn hornin
accusative horn hornið horn hornin
dative horni horninu hornum hornunum
genitive horns hornsins horna hornanna
Other words with the same declension

Noun

horn n.

  1. horn (of an animal)
  2. corner
  3. angle
  4. horn (musical instrument)

Derived terms


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *khurnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (horn, head, top).

Noun

horn n.

  1. horn

Swedish

Noun

horn (plural horn, definitive singular hornet, definitive plural hornen)

  1. Horn (growth on animals' heads, substance from which animals' horns are made, musical instrument)

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