hoar /ˈhor, ˈhɔr/
1. White, or grayish white; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs. “Hoar waters.”
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.]
Hoar, n. Hoariness; antiquity. [R.]
Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages. --Burke.
Hoar, v. t. To become moldy or musty. [Obs.]
adj : showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or
white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge;
"nodded his hoary head" [syn: gray, grey, gray-haired,
grey-haired, gray-headed, grey-headed, grizzly,
n : ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects
outside) [syn: frost, hoarfrost, rime]