Horn


Horn

Horn may refer to:
* Horn (anatomy), the pointed projection of the skin of various animals, as an organ or its material
* Horn (surname)

In music and sound
* Horn (instrument), sometimes called a "French horn," a brass musical instrument constructed of coiled tubing
* Horn section of a band or orchestra
* Blowing horn, winding horn or age-old rudimentary sound device
* Horn (acoustic), an open-ended tapered sound-guide
* horn speaker, a loudspeaker
* Bullhorn, or Megaphone, a device used to amplify one's voice
* Bukkehorn, ancient Norwegian musical instrument
* Train horn, for use on diesel and electric locomotives, as opposed to a steam whistle.
* Foghorn, navigation aid for mariners
* Car horn, or Klaxon, also used on trains and ships
* A Shofar. A ritual horn in the Jewish religion.
* A Dungchen. A ritual horn used in Tibetan Buddhism.

In geography
* Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti
* Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America
* Horn, Austria
* Horn (district) in Austria
* Horn (Netherlands), a village in the municipality of Haelen
* Horn, Rutland, a small civil parish in England
* Horn, Switzerland
* Glacial horn, a sharp pyramidal peak on a mountain, created by glacial erosion
* Horn, Germany, a municipality in the district of Rhein-Hunsrück in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
* Horn, Sweden

In science
* Horn (telecommunications), an open-ended radio waveguide of increasing cross-sectional area
* Horn (telescope), a stationary radio telescope
* Horn Antenna, constructed, to support Project Echo, and used in the discovery of Cosmic microwave background radiation
* Horn clause in mathematical logic.

In fiction and mythology
*Gjallarhorn, the sounding horn or ringing horn of the god Heimdall, used to announce Ragnarok
*"King Horn", a 13th century Middle English romance story.
* Horn of Gondor carried by Boromir in the "Lord Of The Rings"
* Horn (Chinese constellation), a constellation in Chinese astronomy, known as one of the Eastern mansions of the Azure Dragon
* Hörn, another name for the goddess Freyja in Norse mythology.

In slang usage
* Hook 'em Horns is a hand gesture expressing support for the above teams
* "Horn" is military jargon for a telephone, as in "Get on the horn"
* "Horns" is a shortened version of Texas Longhorns, the sports teams of the University of Texas in Austin
* "Devil horns" is a hand gesture, the Corna, with a vulgar meaning in Mediterranean countries, also used in heavy metal
* "Horned" and variants can mean cuckolded.
* Horn, a baseball Hat-trick, when a player strikes out six times in one game.

In other uses
* Around the Horn, ESPN sports program
* Horn clause, a term in formal logic
* Drinking horn, an ancient drinking vessel
* Anointing horn, used for the unction at a coronation
* Horn (diacritic), a diacritic mark used to indicate that a normally rounded vowel such as "o" or "u" is to be pronounced unrounded
* Horn-rimmed glasses
* Horn, a smoking pipe shaped like a bull's horn or as a bent cone, as described in Sherlock Holmes stories
* Horn of Plenty, or Cornucopia, also known as the Horn of Amalthea

ee also

* Hoorn, city in the Netherlands
* Horne, disambiguation page
* Horny, disambiguation page
* Corne, French word for horn


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  • Horn — (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on the foot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horn — HORN, hornuri, s.n. 1. Parte a coşului de fum la o casă, constituită din canalul îngropat în zidărie (şi din porţiunea ieşită în afară prin acoperiş); p. ext. întregul coş de fum al unei case. 2. Partea de deasupra vetrei ţărăneşti prin care… …   Dicționar Român

  • horn — [hôrn] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger < IE base * k̑er , upper part of the body, head > L cornu, Gr keras] 1. a) a hard, hollow, bony or keratinous, permanent projection that grows on the head of various hoofed animals, esp. bovid ruminants b) …   English World dictionary

  • Horn — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. horn, ahd. horn, as. horn Stammwort. Aus g. * hurna n. Horn , auch in gt. haurn, anord. horn, ae. horn m., afr. horn. Außergermanisch entspricht am genauesten (als u Stamm) l. cornū Horn, Spitze (al. cornum), kelt. kárnon… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • HORN (R.) — HORN REBECCA (1944 ) Née en 1944 à Michelstadt Hambourg, l’artiste d’origine allemande Rebecca Horn a réalisé ses premiers travaux en polyuréthanne, ce qui provoque chez elle une grave infection pulmonaire. Pendant près d’un an, elle sera… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Horn — Horn: Das gemeingerm. Wort mhd., ahd. horn, got. haúrn, engl. horn, schwed. horn ist, wie z. B. auch das verwandte lat. cornu »Horn«, eine Bildung zu der unter ↑ Hirn dargestellten idg. Wurzel *k̑er‹ə› , die ursprünglich das Horn bzw. Geweih auf… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • horn|y — «HR nee», adjective, horn|i|er, horn|i|est. 1. made of horn or a substance like it: »the horny shell of a lobster. 2. hard like a horn; calloused …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horn — wird, wie auch die Hornspäne, auf Stickstoffdünger verarbeitet, und zwar durch Rösten oder Dämpfen. Beim Rösten wird das Horn in eisernen Gefäßen unter kräftigem Rühren stark erhitzt, wobei jedes Anbrennen vermieden werden muß, da dasselbe große… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Horn [2] — Horn (ital. Corno, franz. Cor, engl. Horn), das bekannte, durch Weichheit des Tones vor allen andern ausgezeichnete Blechblasinstrument, entweder als Naturinstrument (Naturhorn, Waldhorn, Corno di caccia, Cor de chasse, French horn) oder (in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hörn — Hörn, die paarige, aus Hornsubstanz bestehende Scheide der (knöchernen) Stirnbeinzapfen der Cavicornia (horntragenden Wiederkäuer). Im weiteren Sinne als Hornmaterial rechnet man hierzu noch die Hufe der Unpaarzeher, die Klauen der Paarzeher und… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik


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