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hex1 /hɛks/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to bewitch:They were hexed by the wicked witch.
  2. to bring bad luck to;

n. [countable]
  1. a spell;

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hex1  (heks),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to bewitch;
    practice witchcraft on:He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.

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

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

  1. Mathematicshexagon
  2. Mathematicshexagonal.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
  • a combining form meaning "six,'' used in the formation of compound words:hexapartite.
  • Also,[esp. before a vowel,] hex-. 
    • combining form representing Greek héx six

    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
    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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