American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Appearing worn and exhausted; gaunt.
- adj. Wild or distraught in appearance.
- adj. Wild and intractable. Used of a hawk in falconry.
- n. An adult hawk captured for training.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wild; intractable: said of a hawk or falcon.
- Hence Untamed; lawless; wanton; profligate.
- n. A hawk; specifically, in falconry, a wild hawk caught when in its adult plumage.
- n. A hag; an ugly old woman; also, a wanton.
- Wild-looking, as from prolonged suffering, terror, or want; careworn; gaunt; wildly staring.
- Desperately wild; reckless: with reference to an act.
- Synonyms Grim, Grisly, etc. (see ghastly); lean, worn, wasted (especially in countenance).
- n. A stack-yard.
- adj. Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition
- adj. Wild or untamed
- n. dialect, Ireland A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
- n. falconry A hunting bird captured as an adult.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed.
- adj. Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted by pain; wild and wasted, or anxious in appearance.
- n. (Falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
- n. A fierce, intractable creature.
- n. obsolete A hag.
- n. Prov. Eng. A stackyard.
- adj. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
- adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
- n. British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
- From Old French faulcon hagard ("wild falcon") ( > French hagard ("dazed")), from Middle High German hag ("coppice") ( > archaic German Hag ("hedge, grove")). Akin to Frankish hagia ( > French haie ("hedge")) (Wiktionary)
- French hagard, wild, from Old French, wild hawk, raptor, perhaps of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“An eyas was a hawk taken from its nest while still without feathers, but the haggard was a bird caught after it had gained adult plumage in the wild.”
“Phoenix, for so Peter had dubbed the haggard in memory of his and Jenny's first discussion of the bennu hieroglyph in the Egyptian Museum, had known the ecstasy of freedom and had a look about her that definitely said she preferred the wild to captivity.”
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“The sight of these symbols of foreign oppression recalled the haggard faces and toil-bent frames I had seen on my journey to Milan.”
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“I mean when he was very gray and kind of haggard looking.”
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