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Yes. The word horn is a Scrabble US word. The word horn is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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You can make 10 words from 'horn' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'horn'

HORN 7 

3 letters words from 'horn'

HON 6NOH 6
NOR 3RHO 6

2 letters words from 'horn'

HO 5NO 2
OH 5ON 2
OR 2 

All 4 letters words made out of horn

horn ohrn hron rhon orhn rohn honr ohnr hnor nhor onhr nohr hrno rhno hnro nhro rnho nrho ornh ronh onrh norh rnoh nroh

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Definitions and meaning of horn

horn

Etymology

From Middle English horn, horne, from Old English horn, from Proto-West Germanic *horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną. Compare West Frisian hoarn, Dutch hoorn, Low German Hoorn, horn, German Horn, Danish and Swedish horn, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽 (haurn).

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥h₂-nó-m, from *ḱerh₂- (head, horn). Compare Breton kern (horn), Latin cornū, Ancient Greek κέρας (kéras), Proto-Slavic *sьrna, Old Church Slavonic сьрна (sĭrna, roedeer), Hittite [script needed] (surna, horn), Persian سور(sur), Sanskrit शृङ्ग (śṛṅga, horn).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: hôn, IPA(key): /hɔːn/
  • (US) enPR: hôrn, IPA(key): /hɔɹn/
  • (Dublin English, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈhɒːɹn/
  • (Dublin English) IPA(key): /ˈhoːrn/, /ˈhoːɻn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)n

Noun

horn (countable and uncountable, plural horns)

  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals, usually paired.
  2. Any similar real or imaginary growth or projection such as the elongated tusk of a narwhal, the eyestalk of a snail, the pointed growth on the nose of a rhinoceros, or the hornlike projection on the head of a demon or similar.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      But nowhere are there queerer waters than in our own parish of Caulds, at the place called the Sker Bay, where between two horns of land a shallow estuary receives the stream of the Sker.
  3. An antler.
  4. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
    Synonym: keratin
  5. An object whose shape resembles a horn, such as cornucopia, the point of an anvil, or a vessel for gunpowder or liquid.
    • 1775, William Mason, The Poems of Mr. Gray. To which are prefixed Memoirs of his Life and Writings by W. Mason.
    1. The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
    2. (architecture) The Ionic volute.
    3. (nautical) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
    4. (carpentry) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.
    5. One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.
  6. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  7. (countable, music) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
  8. (countable, automotive) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
    Synonyms: hooter, klaxon
  9. (chiefly sports) A sound signaling the expiration of time.
    The shot was after the horn and therefore did not count.
  10. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
    Synonym: funnel
  11. (informal, music, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  12. (slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
    Synonyms: blower (UK), dog and bone (Cockney rhyming slang), phone
  13. (uncountable, vulgar, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
    Synonyms: boner (US), hard-on, stiffy
  14. (countable, geography) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land.
    Synonym: peninsula
  15. (countable) A diacritical mark that may be attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u when writing in Vietnamese, thus forming ơ and ư.
  16. (botany) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).

Usage notes

When used alone to refer to an instrument, horn can mean either hunting horn or French horn, depending on context. Other instruments are identified by specific adjectives such as English horn or basset horn.

Translations

Verb

horn (third-person singular simple present horns, present participle horning, simple past and past participle horned)

  1. (transitive, of an animal) To assault with the horns.
  2. (transitive) To furnish with horns.
  3. (transitive, slang, obsolete) To cuckold.

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • NRHO, Rohn

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse horn, from Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Noun

horn n (singular definite hornet, plural indefinite horn)

  1. horn

Inflection

References

  • “horn” in Den Danske Ordbog

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse horn, from Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔtn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔtn

Noun

horn n (genitive singular horns, plural horn)

  1. horn (of an animal)
  2. (music) horn
  3. corner
  4. speaker (on a telephone)
  5. angle

Declension


Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse horn, from Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔrtn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrtn

Noun

horn n (genitive singular horns, nominative plural horn)

  1. horn (of an animal)
  2. fin (of a cetacean or other marine animal)
  3. corner
  4. angle
  5. (music) horn

Declension

Derived terms


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • horne, orn

Etymology

From Old English horn, from Proto-West Germanic *horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥h₂nós (with change in gender).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔrn/

Noun

horn (plural hornes)

  1. A horn (keratinous growth):
    1. Horn as a material or in crafts.
    2. (rare) The metaphorical horn of a cuckold.
    3. (rare, heraldry) A heraldic depiction of a horn.
  2. A projecting extremity or point:
    1. A point of a crescent moon.
    2. A point of a woman's hairstyle.
  3. A horn (musical instrument)
  4. A bodily extension, such as a claw.
  5. A horn-shaped container (especially as a glass)
  6. (rare) A section of an army or band.
  7. (rare) The eyestalk of a gastropod or an analogous projection.
  8. (rare, collectively) Horned bovids.

Related terms

  • horned
  • hornen
  • hornepipe
  • horner
  • hornyng
  • ynkhorn

Descendants

  • English: horn
  • Scots: horn
  • Yola: hoorn

References

  • “horn, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-12-08.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse horn, from Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Noun

horn n (definite singular hornet, indefinite plural horn, definite plural horna or hornene)

  1. (zoology) horn
  2. (music) horn
  3. (automotive, rail transport) horn (warning device)

Derived terms

  • hornhinne
  • krutthorn
  • ta tyren ved hornene

References

  • “horn” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse horn, from Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔrn/, /hɔn/

Noun

horn n (definite singular hornet, indefinite plural horn, definite plural horna)

  1. (zoology) horn
  2. (music) horn
  3. (automotive, rail transport) horn (warning device)

Derived terms

  • hornhinne
  • ta tyren ved horna

References

  • “horn” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (horn, head, top).

Cognate with Old Frisian horn, Old Saxon horn, Old High German horn, Old Norse horn, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽 (haurn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xorn/, [horˠn]

Noun

horn m

  1. horn
  2. antler
  3. (horn-shaped) gable

Declension

Derived terms

  • hornbǣre
  • hornreċed
  • hyrne

Descendants

  • Middle English: horn, horne
    • English: horn

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Cognates include also Old Saxon horn, Old English horn, Old Norse horn, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽 (haurn).

Noun

horn n

  1. horn

Descendants

  • German: Horn

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- or Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-. Cognates include Old English horn (English horn, Old Frisian horn (West Frisian hoarn), Old Saxon horn (Low German Hoorn, horn), Dutch hoorn, Old High German horn (German Horn), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽 (haurn).

Noun

horn n (genitive horns, plural horn)

  1. horn (of an animal)
  2. horn (to drink from)
  3. horn (musical instrument)
  4. corner
  5. angle

Declension

Descendants

  • Danish: horn n
  • Faroese: horn n
  • Icelandic: horn n
  • Norwegian: horn n
  • Swedish: horn n

References

  • horn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-.

Cognates include also Old English horn, Old Frisian horn, Old High German horn, Old Norse horn, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽 (haurn).

Noun

horn n

  1. horn

Descendants

  • Low German: Hoorn, horn

Romanian

Noun

horn n (plural hornuri)

  1. chimney
    Synonyms: cămin, coș, fumar, hogeag

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse horn, from Proto-Norse ᚺᛟᚱᚾᚨ (horna), from Proto-Germanic *hurną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-.

Pronunciation

Noun

horn n

  1. horn (growth on animals' heads)
  2. horn (object shaped from or like an animal's horn, used for drinking, storage or making sounds)
  3. horn (object that makes a sound, e.g. on a car)
  4. (music) horn

Declension

Related terms


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to form a hard bonelike projection on the head.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)