1 a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus [syn: hawthorn]
2 the nictitating membrane of a horse v : utter `haw'; "he hemmed and hawed"
- Rhymes with: -ɔː
- An imitation of laughter, often used to express scorn or
disbelief. Often doubled or tripled (haw haw or haw haw haw).
- You think that song was good? Haw!
- sense an imitation of laughter In the US, the spelling haw is rare, with ha being more common.
- Dutch: haag
- An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn left.
an instruction for a horse or other animal to turn left
- In the context of "of an animal": To turn left.
- This horse won't haw when I tell him to.
- To cause (an animal) to turn left.
- You may have to go to the front of the pack and physically haw the lead dog.
Haw may refer to:
- Haw, the nictitating membrane on the eyes of some animals
- HAW, the ISO 639 language code for the Hawaiian language
- Haw and gee, directional commands to a draft animal
- Haw wars (1865 - 1890), fought against Chinese quasi-military forces invading parts of Tonkin and Thailand.
- Haw flakes, Chinese sweets made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn
- New Haw, a village in Surrey
- Haw River, a tributary of the Cape Fear River in north central North Carolina
- Brian Haw (born 1949), British Parliament square protester
- Haw. in botanical nomenclature stands for Adrian Hardy Haworth, an English entomologist and botanist
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