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Horn vs. Bicorn

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Hornnoun

(countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals, usually paired.

Bicornadjective

Having two horns.

Hornnoun

Any similar real or imaginary growth or projection such as the elongated tusk of a narwhal, the eyestalk of a snail, the pointed growth on the nose of a rhinoceros, or the hornlike projection on the head of a demon or similar.

Bicornnoun

(mathematics) A plane curve having two cusps

Hornnoun

An antler.

Bicornadjective

Having two horns; two-horned; crescentlike.

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Hornnoun

(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’;

Bicornnoun

a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points

Hornnoun

An object whose shape resembles a horn, such as cornucopia, the point of an anvil, or a vessel for gunpowder or liquid.

Bicornadjective

having two horns or horn-shaped parts;

‘a bicornuate uterus’;

Hornnoun

The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.

Bicorn

In geometry, the bicorn, also known as a cocked hat curve due to its resemblance to a bicorne, is a rational quartic curve defined by the equation y 2 ( a 2 − x 2 ) = ( x 2 + 2 a y − a 2 ) 2 . {\displaystyle y^{2}(a^{2}-x^{2})=(x^{2}+2ay-a^{2})^{2}.} It has two cusps and is symmetric about the y-axis.

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Hornnoun

(architecture) The Ionic volute.

Hornnoun

(nautical) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.

Hornnoun

(carpentry) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.

Hornnoun

One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.

Hornnoun

(countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.

Hornnoun

An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.

‘hunting horn’;

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Hornnoun

A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.

Hornnoun

A sound signaling the expiration of time.

‘The shot was after the horn and therefore did not count.’;

Hornnoun

(countable) A conical device used to direct waves.

‘antenna horn’; ‘loudspeaker horn’;

Hornnoun

Generally, any brass wind instrument.

Hornnoun

A telephone.

‘Get him on the horn so that we can have a discussion about this.’;

Hornnoun

An erection of the penis.

Hornnoun

A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land.

‘to navigate around the horn’;

Hornnoun

(countable) A diacritical mark that may be attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u when writing in Vietnamese, thus forming ơ and ư.

Hornnoun

(botany) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).

Hornverb

(of an animal) To assault with the horns

Hornverb

To cuckold

Hornnoun

A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.

Hornnoun

The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.

Hornnoun

Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form;

Hornnoun

An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).

Hornnoun

Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn

Hornnoun

One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.

‘The moonWears a wan circle round her blunted horns.’;

Hornnoun

The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.

‘Sharpening in mooned hornsTheir phalanx.’;

Hornnoun

The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.

Hornnoun

A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.

‘The Lord is . . . the horn of my salvation.’;

Hornnoun

An emblem of a cuckold; - used chiefly in the plural.

Hornnoun

the telephone; as, on the horn.

Hornnoun

a body of water shaped like a horn; as, the Golden Horn in Istanbul.

Hornverb

To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.

Hornverb

To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.

Hornnoun

a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

Hornnoun

one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

Hornnoun

a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;

Hornnoun

a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)

Hornnoun

a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Hornnoun

any outgrowth from the head of an organism that resembles a horn

Hornnoun

the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails

Hornnoun

an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound

Hornnoun

a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves

Hornnoun

a device on an automobile for making a warning noise

Hornverb

stab or pierce with a horn or tusk;

‘the rhino horned the explorer’;

Hornnoun

a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin.

Hornnoun

a woolly keratinized outgrowth, occurring singly or one behind another, on the snout of a rhinoceros.

Hornnoun

a deer's antler.

Hornnoun

a projection resembling a horn on the head of another animal, e.g. a snail's tentacle or the tuft of a horned owl.

Hornnoun

a pair of horns as an emblem of a cuckold.

Hornnoun

marital infidelity

‘she took endless horn and pressure, but now she wants a divorce’;

Hornnoun

the substance of which horns are composed

‘powdered rhino horn’;

Hornnoun

a receptacle made of horn, such as a drinking container or powder flask.

Hornnoun

a horn-shaped projection or object.

Hornnoun

a sharp promontory or mountain peak.

Hornnoun

Cape Horn.

Hornnoun

an arm or branch of a river or bay.

Hornnoun

each of the extremities of a crescent moon.

Hornnoun

an erect penis.

Hornnoun

a wind instrument, conical in shape or wound into a spiral, originally made from an animal horn (now typically brass) and played by lip vibration.

Hornnoun

short for French horn

Hornnoun

(in jazz and popular music) any wind instrument

‘keyboards, horns, and drums’;

Hornnoun

a device sounding a warning or other signal

‘a car horn’;

Hornverb

(of an animal) butt or gore with the horns

‘the bull horned him out of the way’;

Hornverb

be unfaithful to (one's husband or wife)

‘all the time he was horning his wife’;

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