WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
hash1 /hæʃ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Foodcooked meat and potatoes cut in small pieces and browned together: [uncountable]We're having hash for dinner.[countable]She makes a delicious hash.
  2. a mess;
    jumble:[countable;  usually singular]made a hash of his first job.

v. 
  1. [+ object] to make a mess or jumble of (things).
  2. hash out or over, [ + out/over + obj] to discuss or review (something) thoroughly:They hashed out their differences.

hash2 /hæʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable][Slang.]
  1. Drugs, Slang Termshashish.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hash1  (hash),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
  2. a mess, jumble, or muddle:a hash of unorganized facts and figures.
  3. a reworking of old and familiar material:This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works.
  4. Computinggarbage (def. 7).
  5. Radio and Televisionelectrical noise on a radio or snow in a television picture caused by interfering outside sources that generate sparking.
  6. Idiomsmake a hash of, to spoil or botch:The new writer made a hash of his first assignment.
  7. Idioms, Informal Termssettle someone's hash, [Informal.]to get rid of;
    subdue:Her blunt reply really settled my hash.

v.t. 
  1. to chop into small pieces;
    make into hash;
    mince.
  2. to muddle or mess up:We thought we knew our parts, but when the play began we hashed the whole thing.
  3. to discuss or review (something) thoroughly (often fol. by out):They hashed out every aspect of the issue.
  4. hash over, to bring up again for consideration;
    discuss, esp. in review:At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.
  • French hacher to cut up, derivative of hache ax, hatchet
  • 1645–55
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bungle, butcher, muddle, mess up, flub.
    • 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged review, recall, reminisce, recollect, remember.

hash2  (hash),USA pronunciation n. [Slang.]
  1. Drugs, Slang Termshashish.
  • by shortening


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hash /hæʃ/ n
  1. a dish of diced cooked meat, vegetables, etc, reheated in a sauce
  2. a reuse or rework of old material
  3. make a hash ofinformal to mix or mess up
  4. to defeat or destroy
  5. settle someone's hash, fix someone's hashinformal to subdue or silence someone
vb (transitive)
  1. to chop into small pieces
  2. to mix or mess up
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old French hacher to chop up, from hache hatchet
hash /hæʃ/ n
  1. slang
    short for hashish
hash, hash mark n
  1. the character (#) used to precede a number



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