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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
heath
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
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EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Capron had even provided the gun that had been fished from the pond on the heath.
▪ He looked back once, then fought free of the crowd and stumbled uphill beyond the streets, toward the heath.
▪ I accept that downs and heaths and the like need management if they are to survive.
▪ The heath took no notice of her.
▪ The vast heath was full of stillness and life.
▪ This is quite an energetic section of the walk with steep slopes covered in beautiful maritime heaths.
▪ Unless we do something now, heaths will vanish within 20 years.
▪ When the trees broke, she came out on the uncut lawn of the heath.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Heath

Heath \Heath\ (h[=e]th), n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h[=ae][eth]; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. hei[eth]r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. hai[thorn]i field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. ksh[=e]tra field. [root]20.]

  1. (Bot.)

    1. A low shrub ( Erica vulgaris or Calluna vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling.

    2. Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.

  2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.

    Their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath.
    --Milton

    Heath cock (Zo["o]l.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse (below).

    Heath grass (Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus Triodia ( Triodia decumbens), growing on dry heaths.

    Heath grouse, or Heath game (Zo["o]l.), a European grouse ( Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heaths; -- called also black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl, moor fowl. The male is called heath cock, and blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen.

    Heath hen. (Zo["o]l.) See Heath grouse (above).

    Heath pea (Bot.), a species of bitter vetch ( Lathyrus macrorhizus), the tubers of which are eaten, and in Scotland are used to flavor whisky.

    Heath throstle (Zo["o]l.), a European thrush which frequents heaths; the ring ouzel.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
heath

Old English hæð "untilled land, tract of wasteland," earlier "heather," influenced by Old Norse heiðr "field," from Proto-Germanic *haithiz (cognates: Old Saxon hetha, Old High German heida "heather," Dutch heide "heath," Gothic haiþi "field"), from PIE *kaito "forest, uncultivated land" (cognates: Old Irish ciad, Welsh coed, Breton coet "wood, forest").

Wiktionary
heath

n. 1 A tract of level uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation; heathland. 2 Any small evergreen shrub of the family ''Ericaceae''. 3 # Many of the species in the genus ''Erica'' 4 # Many of the species in the genus ''Cassiope'' 5 # Both species in the genus (taxlink Daboecia genus noshow=1) 6 # Any of the species in the genus (taxlink Epacris genus noshow=1), (vern Australian heath pedia=1) 7 # Any of the species in the genus (taxlink Leucopogon genus noshow=1), (vern beard heath pedia=1) 8 # Any of the species in the genus (taxlink Phyllodoce genus noshow=1), (vern mountain heath pedia=1) 9 (label en countable) Certain butterflies and moths 10 # The palaearctic species of ''Coenonympha'', a genus of brush-footed butterfly 11 ## (taxlink Coenonympha pamphilus species noshow=1), native to Europe, Asia except tropical India and Indochina, and Northern Africa, the small heath 12 ## (taxlink Coenonympha tullia species noshow=1), native to Europe, Asia except tropical India and Indochina, and North America, the large heath 13 # (taxlink Melitaea athalia species noshow=1), the heath fritillary 14 # (taxlink Semiothisa clathrata species noshow=1), a moth known as the (vern latticed heath pedia=1)

WordNet
heath
  1. n. a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers

  2. a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation [syn: heathland]

Gazetteer
Heath, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
Population (2000): 249
Housing Units (2000): 138
Land area (2000): 0.910125 sq. miles (2.357213 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.002215 sq. miles (0.005737 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.912340 sq. miles (2.362950 sq. km)
FIPS code: 33904
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 31.358154 N, 86.470193 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Heath, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
Population (2000): 8527
Housing Units (2000): 3593
Land area (2000): 10.441593 sq. miles (27.043601 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.006585 sq. miles (0.017054 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.448178 sq. miles (27.060655 sq. km)
FIPS code: 34748
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.032047 N, 82.435652 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 43056
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Headwords:
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Heath, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 4149
Housing Units (2000): 1462
Land area (2000): 6.863948 sq. miles (17.777543 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.043722 sq. miles (0.113239 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.907670 sq. miles (17.890782 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32984
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.847890 N, 96.478273 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75087
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Headwords:
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Wikipedia
Heath (disambiguation)

Heath or heathland is low-growing woody vegetation, mostly consisting of heathers and related species.

Heath or Heathland can also mean:

HEATH

HEATH (plagiarism/outsource) by Tan Lin is book "set" in plain text, composed of a mash up of data sources from RSS feeds, blog posts, Google searches, retrieved photographs, handwritten notes, and items of that nature. It is divided into multiple parts, the most famous of which being plagiarism/outsource. Lin devotes part of the book to a series of web searches regarding the death of actor Heath Ledger in 2008 in Untilted Health Ledger Project, which is assumed to be the reason for the name of the whole book.

Heath (musician)

, known exclusively by his stage nameHeath, is a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the bass player of the popular heavy metal band X Japan. He joined the group in 1992, replacing Taiji Sawada on bass, and stayed with them until their dissolution in 1997 and reunited with the band from 2007 onward.

After the breakup he focused on his solo career, until 2000 when he founded Dope HEADz with fellow X Japan guitarist Pata and former Spread Beaver percussionist/ programmer I.N.A.. The group ceased activity after its second album in 2002.

Heath (name)

Heath is an Old English male given name, and surname, meaning "someone who lived at, on, or by, a moor or heath".

It may also refer to:

Usage examples of "heath".

In the meantime Charles with his main force had crossed the river Carron to the south and was only separated from the English by Falkirk Muir, a rugged and rigid upland covered with heath.

I saw that low tangles of catbrier and heath had been cleared from the site, and the top layer of sandy soil had been turned, as if by hand.

Heath met first at a place in Whitechapel where Conky somebody was fighting the Nutcracker.

When the New Year opened, our IIId Corps, consisting of the 9th and 11th British-Indian Divisions, commanded by Lieutenant-General Heath, was under strong attack on both east and west coasts.

Others are scattered on the mounds and in the meads adjoining, where may be collected some heath still in bloom, prunella, hypericum, white yarrow, some heads of red clover, some beautiful buttercups, three bits of blue veronica, wild chamomile, tall yellowwood, pink centaury, succory, dock cress, daisies, fleabane, knapweed, and delicate blue harebells.

Only a gorsey stretch of heath separating the houses from the beach, where people walked their dogs or steered their electric invalid-buggies.

Azores Hazel-nuts Hearne on habits of bears Heath, changes in vegetation Heer, O.

The Heaths were homely people, hospitable, warm-hearted, and contented without being complacent.

The Heaths presently came upon her, looking very large and Roman, in the middle of the second drawing-room.

Lake had his part in the circumstances which were now about to lead the Heaths away from England, were to place them in new surroundings, submit them to fresh influences.

On passing through a doorway, which was closed by a strong wooden door, the Heaths found themselves in a small paved courtyard, which was roofed with bougainvillea, and provided with stone benches and a small stone table.

The impression left on the pressmen by him, however, had been that a fight had raged for the possession of his libretto, which must have been won by the Heaths since Claude Heath had set it to music.

Senniers, the Heaths, and all those specially interested in the rival enterprises, it began to seem as if the whole world hung upon the two operas, as if nothing mattered but their success or failure.

As he advanced in life, in fact, although he never forgot his rude natal countryside, he felt that new links were daily binding him more closely to those heaths and mountains on which his heart had been so often thrilled with the intense joy of discovery, and that it was indeed in this soil, to him so full of delight, amid its beautiful hymenoptera and scarabaei, that he would wish to be buried.

Vasilisa, Voltaire, Maclaurin, and Heath ranged out to complete the system, Heath playing Saturn.