Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. coastal fog along certain lands bordering the North Sea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fog; esp., a fog or mist with a chill wind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fog; a chill easterly wind accompanied by light fog.

Etymologies

From Scots. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • From the Scots dictionary: haar (pronounced hahr) – A haar is a type of cold mist or fog from the North Sea which frequently occurs along the East coast.

    A-Haar « Mad Dave and Lil

  • Edinburgh "haar," though it was not cold except between midnight and daybreak; the air was thick with fine sand dust, and often she could not see three yards away.

    Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary

  • A regular St. Andrews "haar;" and St. Andrews people know what that is.

    The Laurel Bush

  • On cloudless days in Summer, when the wind dies down, a cold sea fog (known as a "haar") often descends on the city, a metereologically interesting phenomenon of temperature inversion.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • i 'the "killing times," ye ken, preachin' till the puir hill folk, an 'baptizin' their bairns -- he baptized a forebear o 'my ain -- and it would likely be the annivairsary o' the day when he escaped frae the hans o 'the hunters through the "haar," when I chanced to come by here an' saw a bit tent pit up, an 'heard folk carousin' within.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • Dat is waar, maar we kunnen anders Helga's haar proberen ...

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  • Hmmm, als het jouw haar al te kort is dan kom ik zeker een halve meter te kort.

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  • Mijn haar groeit snel, maar een halve meter in 4 weken??

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  • Overigens had Monique toestemming gegeven voor het publiceren van haar naam en de foto, dus dat was wel netjes geregeld.

    Larp in de Gelderlander

  • Posted March 26, 2010 at 9: 32 am | Permalink the interior shuld be more sofistticated, more chrome. and the colour is alll rong. haar

    The Cave – Bookcase with a Reading Space

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  • JM hasn't the foggiest about haar.

    February 16, 2011

  • haar haar

    July 17, 2009

  • Thanks for the reminder, sionnach.

    July 10, 2009

  • Let's not forget that any locally compact Hausdorff topological group has a unique (up to scalars) nonzero left invariant measure which is finite on compact sets. If the group is Abelian or compact, then this measure is also right invariant and is known as the Haar measure.

    July 10, 2009

  • ...once, as he was walking along Princes Street on a cruel day when there was an easterly ha'ar blowing off the Firth, she had stepped towards him out of the drizzle, not seeing him but smiling sleepily.

    - Rebecca West, The Judge, ii

    July 10, 2009

  • also, what pirates say! ;^)

    December 6, 2006

  • what a lovely word

    December 6, 2006

  • A dialect word from Scotland and the North of England

    December 6, 2006