Hag"gard (?), a. [F. hagard; of German origin, and prop. meaning, of the hegde or woods, wild, untamed. See Hedge, 1st Haw, and -ard.]


Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk. [Obs.] Shak

2. [For hagged, fr. hag a witch, influenced by haggard wild.]

Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.

Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look. Dryden.


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Hag"gard, n. [See Haggard, a.]

1. Falconry

A young or untrained hawk or falcon.


A fierce, intractable creature.

I have loved this proud disdainful haggard. Shak.

3. [See Haggard, a., 2.]

A hag.




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Hag"gard, n. [See 1st Haw, Hedge, and Yard an inclosed space.]

A stackyard.

[Prov. Eng.]



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