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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hex1 /hɛks/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to bewitch:They were hexed by the wicked witch.
  2. to bring bad luck to;
    jinx.

n. [countable]
  • a spell;
    charm;
    jinx.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    hex1  (heks), 
    v.t. 
    1. to bewitch;
      practice witchcraft on:He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.

    n. 
  • spell; charm:With all this rain, somebody must have put a hex on our picnic.
  • a witch.
  • Etymology:
    • German Hexe witch; see hag1
    • 1820–30
    hexer, n. 

    hex2  (heks), 
    adj. [Informal.]
    1. Mathematicshexagonal:a bolt with a matching washer and hex nut.
    2. Computing, Mathematicshexadecimal (def. 1).
    Etymology:
    • by shortening 1920–25

    hex., 
  • Mathematicshexagon
  • Mathematicshexagonal.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    hex /hɛks/ n
    1. short for hexadecimal
    2. (as modifier): hex code
    hex /hɛks/ informal vb
    1. (transitive) to bewitch
    n
    1. an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
    2. a witch
    Etymology: 19th Century: via Pennsylvania Dutch from German Hexe witch, from Middle High German hecse, perhaps from Old High German hagzissa; see hag1



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