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definition of the word horn

by the Wiktionnary

From Old English.

Singular
horn

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural horns

horn (countable and uncountable; plural 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. (informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  8. (slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
  9. (uncountable, vulgar, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
  10. (countable, vulgar, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."


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