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hawking

[haw-king] /ˈhɔ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of hunting with hawks or other birds of prey; falconry.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see hawk1, -ing1

Hawking

[haw-king] /ˈhɔ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
Stephen William, born 1942, English mathematician and theoretical physicist.

hawk1

[hawk] /hɔk/
noun
1.
any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes.
2.
any of several similar, unrelated birds, as the nighthawk.
3.
Informal. a person who preys on others, as a sharper.
4.
Also called war hawk. Informal. a person, especially one in public office, who advocates war or a belligerent national attitude.
Compare dove1 (def 5).
5.
any person who pursues an aggressive policy in business, government, etc.:
The corporation is now run by a bunch of young hawks.
verb (used without object)
6.
to fly, or hunt on the wing, like a hawk.
7.
to hunt with hawks.
Origin
before 900; Middle English hauk(e), Old English hafoc; cognate with Old Frisian havek, Old Saxon habuc Old High German habuh, Old Norse haukr hawk, perhaps Polish kobuz kind of falcon
Related forms
hawklike, adjective

hawk2

[hawk] /hɔk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to peddle or offer for sale by calling aloud in public.
2.
to advertise or offer for sale:
to hawk soap on television.
3.
to spread (rumors, news, etc.).
verb (used without object)
4.
to carry wares about for sale; peddle.
Origin
1470-80; back formation from hawker2

hawk3

[hawk] /hɔk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to make an effort to raise phlegm from the throat; clear the throat noisily.
verb (used with object)
2.
to raise by noisily clearing the throat:
to hawk phlegm up.
noun
3.
a noisy effort to clear the throat.
Origin
1575-85; imitative; see haw1
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British Dictionary definitions for hawking

Hawking

/ˈhɔːkɪŋ/
noun
1.
Stephen William. Born 1942, British physicist. Stricken with a progressive nervous disease since the 1960s, he has nevertheless been a leader in cosmological theory. His publications intended for a wide audience include A Brief History of Time (1987) and The Grand Design (2010)

hawking

/ˈhɔːkɪŋ/
noun
1.
another name for falconry

hawk1

/hɔːk/
noun
1.
any of various diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, such as the goshawk and Cooper's hawk, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail related adjective accipitrine
2.
(US & Canadian) any of various other falconiform birds, including the falcons but not the eagles or vultures
3.
a person who advocates or supports war or warlike policies Compare dove1 (sense 2)
4.
a ruthless or rapacious person
5.
know a hawk from a handsaw, to be able to judge things; be discerning
verb
6.
(intransitive) to hunt with falcons, hawks, etc
7.
(intransitive) (of falcons or hawks) to fly in quest of prey
8.
to pursue or attack on the wing, as a hawk
Derived Forms
hawklike, adjective
Word Origin
from Shakespeare (Hamlet II:2:375); handsaw is probably a corruption of dialect heronshaw heronOld English hafoc; related to Old Norse haukr, Old Frisian havek, Old High German habuh, Polish kobuz

hawk2

/hɔːk/
verb
1.
to offer (goods) for sale, as in the street
2.
(transitive) often foll by about. to spread (news, gossip, etc)
Word Origin
C16: back formation from hawker1

hawk3

/hɔːk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to clear the throat noisily
2.
(transitive) to force (phlegm) up from the throat
3.
(Brit) a slang word for spit1
noun
4.
a noisy clearing of the throat
Word Origin
C16: of imitative origin; see haw²

hawk4

/hɔːk/
noun
1.
a small square board with a handle underneath, used for carrying wet plaster or mortar Also called mortar board
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for hawking

hawk

n.

c.1300, hauk, earlier havek (c.1200), from Old English hafoc (W. Saxon), heafuc (Mercian), heafoc, from Proto-Germanic *habukaz (cf. Old Norse haukr, Old Saxon habuc, Middle Dutch havik, Old High German habuh, German Habicht "hawk"), from a root meaning "to seize," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (cf. Russian kobec "a kind of falcon;" see capable). Transferred sense of "militarist" attested from 1962.

v.

"to sell in the open, peddle," late 15c., back-formation from hawker "itinerant vendor" (c.1400), from Middle Low German höken "to peddle, carry on the back, squat," from Proto-Germanic *huk-. Related: Hawked; hawking. Despite the etymological connection with stooping under a burden on one's back, a hawker is technically distinguished from a peddler by use of a horse and cart or a van.

"to hunt with a hawk," mid-14c., from hawk (n.).

"to clear one's throat," 1580s, imitative.

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hawking in Science
Hawking
  (hô'kĭng)   
British physicist noted for his study of black holes and the origin of the universe, especially the big bang theory. His work has provided much of the mathematical basis for scientific explanations of the physical properties of black holes.

Our Living Language  : The world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking needs little introduction to those familiar with the bespectacled man who uses a wheelchair and lectures around the world with the aid of a computerized speech synthesizer. The condition that has left him all but totally paralyzed, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is usually fatal within a few years; but Hawking has beaten the odds by living with the disease for all his adult life, since its onset when he was a 20-year-old college student. Hawking's story is a testament to a determined person's ability to overcome unexpected adversity—his career in fact did not take off until after the disease had been diagnosed. Hawking partly credits the disease for giving him a sense of purpose and the ability to enjoy life. His academic position at Oxford is a chaired professorship in mathematics that was also held by Isaac Newton, in 1669. He originally set out to study mathematics, but it is for his discoveries in physics that he is best known. With his collaborator Roger Penrose, he theorized that Einstein's Theory of General Relativity predicts that space and time have a definite origin and conclusion, providing mathematical support for the Big Bang theory. This led to further attempts to unify General Relativity with quantum theory, one consequence of which is the intriguing view that black holes are not entirely "black," as originally thought, but emit radiation and should eventually evaporate and disappear.
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Slang definitions & phrases for hawking

hawking

noun

To drive slowly and watchfully in the streets, walk about vigilantly in bars and parties, etc, looking for a sex partner; cruise: If you're out searching for a date, you're ''cruising,'' ''hawking,'' or ''macking''

[1990s+ Teenagers; perhaps related to hawk2 , ''a pimp for homosexuals'']


hawk 1

verb

To clear one's throat; cough up and spit: let out of their cells to wash, hawk, stretch (1583+)


hawk 2

noun
  1. A person who advocates a strong and bellicose policy or action: Some were doves on Vietnam and hawks on Iran (1960s+)
  2. A person who attracts and procures young men and boys for homosexuals, esp older men: The police believe he was acting the role of a ''hawk,'' finding ''chickens'' (young boys) for older men (1970s+ Homosexuals)

hawk 3

noun

A imitation Indian haircut affected by punk rockers; mohawk: egg or soap it into the hawk (1980s+)


hawk

noun phrase

The cold winter wind: Well, looks like the hawk is getting ready to hit the scene and send temperatures down

[1900+ Black; origin unknown; perhaps fr the strong biting quality of such a wind]


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hawking in the Bible

(Heb. netz, a word expressive of strong and rapid flight, and hence appropriate to the hawk). It is an unclean bird (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15). It is common in Syria and surrounding countries. The Hebrew word includes various species of Falconidae, with special reference perhaps to the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), the hobby (Hypotriorchis subbuteo), and the lesser kestrel (Tin, Cenchris). The kestrel remains all the year in Palestine, but some ten or twelve other species are all migrants from the south. Of those summer visitors to Palestine special mention may be made of the Falco sacer and the Falco lanarius. (See NIGHT-HAWK ØT0002729.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with hawking

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