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Hemp meaning

hemp - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A plant of the genus Cannabis ( C. sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber.
  2. 2. The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp.
  3. 3. Plant with fibrous bark used for making ropes, & c.; the prepared fibres.

hemp - examples of usage

  1. The experiments, in the present instance, came to no result; they that sowed the hemp- seed forgot the magic rhyme that they were to pronounce- so the true lover never appeared; and as to the dumb- cake, what between the awful stillness they had to keep, and the awfulness of the midnight hour, their hearts failed them when they had put the cake in the pan; so that, on the striking of the great house- clock in the servants'- hall, they were seized with a sudden panic, and ran out of the room, to which they did not return until morning, when they found the mystic cake burnt to a cinder. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Several of them sowed hemp- seed to be reaped by their true lovers; and they even ventured upon the solemn and fearful preparation of the dumb- cake. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Their boats were clumsy and unmanageable- some with sails and some without; and the lines were made by themselves out of hemp obtained on credit, and only lasted one year. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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