from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition
- adj. Wild or untamed
- n. A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
- n. A hunting bird captured as an adult.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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. A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
- n. A fierce, intractable creature.
- n. A hag.
- n. A stackyard.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
French hagard, wild, from Old French, wild hawk, raptor, perhaps of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)