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1. hen

noun. ['ˈhɛn'] adult female chicken.

Synonyms

  • Gallus gallus
  • cackler
  • mother hen
  • broody hen
  • sitter
  • pullet
  • layer
  • broody
  • setting hen
  • chicken
  • biddy

Antonyms

  • viviparous
  • brave
  • ratite
  • carinate

Etymology

  • henne (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Hen

  • cnnfn
  • tienanmen
  • sebastiane
  • patrolmen
  • )end-the-paren
  • councilmen
  • (left-paren
  • handymen
  • comedienne
  • )close-paren
  • vannguyen
  • )right-paren
  • madeleine
  • knin
  • georgienne
  • )end-paren
  • asean
  • anchormen
  • teng-wen
  • sdn
  • salmen
  • pitchmen
  • ming-jen
  • magten
  • lpn
  • dufresne
  • courchesne
  • cnn
  • beaubien
  • adrienne

How do you pronounce hen?

Pronounce hen as hɛn.

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Sentences with hen


1. Noun, singular or mass
This lead hen will help keep order among the others and settle disputes.

2. Verb, past participle
The toilet paper wedding dress game will likely have hen party guests laughing.

Quotes about hen


1. Sometimes Hen...I think I would give my life just for one of your smiles.
- Julia Quinn, Minx

2. [W]hen someone finds himself quite unjustly attacked and hated on all sides, there is no need for such a person to feel dismayed by misfortune. See how Fortune, who has harmed many a one, is so inconstant, for God, Who opposes all wrong deeds, raises up those in whom hope dwells.
- Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

3. ...wanting soul life without the dark, warming intelligence of personal doubt is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen.
- David Whyte

2. hen-peck

verb. bother persistently with trivial complaints.

Synonyms

  • sound off
  • complain
  • kvetch
  • kick
  • peck
  • quetch
  • plain

Antonyms

  • reassure
  • adorned
  • fancy
  • pretentious

3. hen-of-the-woods

noun. large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees.

Synonyms

  • genus Polyporus
  • fungus
  • Polyporus frondosus
  • Grifola frondosa
  • Polyporus

4. hen

noun. ['ˈhɛn'] adult female bird.

Antonyms

  • thoughtless

Etymology

  • henne (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. hen

noun. ['ˈhɛn'] female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster.

Antonyms

  • stander

Etymology

  • henne (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. hen

noun. ['ˈhɛn'] flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing.

Synonyms

  • chicken
  • volaille

Antonyms

  • man
  • boy
  • male offspring

Etymology

  • henne (Middle English (1100-1500))
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