Hoar (?), a. [OE. hor, har, AS. har; akin to Icel. harr, and to OHG. h&emac;r illustrious, magnificent; cf. Icel. Hei&edh; brightness of the sky, Goth. hais torch, Skr. k&emac;tus light, torch. Cf. Hoary.]

1.

White, or grayish white: as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs.

"Hoar waters."

Spenser.

2.

Gray or white with age; hoary.

Whose beard with age is hoar. Coleridge.

Old trees with trunks all hoar. Byron.

3.

Musty; moldy; stale.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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Hoar, n.

Hoariness; antiquity.

[R.]

Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages. Burke.

 

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Hoar, v. t. [AS. harian to grow gray.]

To become moldy or musty.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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