Webster 1913 Edition
Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed;
haggardor refractory hawk
haga witch, influenced by
Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted by pain; wild and wasted, or anxious in appearance;
Staring his eyes, and
haggardwas his look.
A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
A fierce, intractable creature.
I have loved this proud disdainful
Webster 1828 Edition
haggard (comparative more haggard, superlative most haggard)
- Looking exhausted, worried, or poor in condition
- Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look.
- Pale and haggard faces.
- A gradual descent into a haggard and feeble state.
- The years of hardship made her look somewhat haggard.
- Wild or untamed
- a haggard or refractory hawk
looking exhausted and unwell
wild or untamed
haggard (plural haggards)
- (dialect, Isle of Man, Ireland) A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
- (falconry) A hunting bird captured as an adult.
- A "haggard" is a bird captured as an adult and therefore of unknown age; often, the law prohibits capturing birds of mating age. Falconry Pro
- 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3 Scene 1
- No, truly, Ursula, she is too disdainful;
- I know her spirits are as coy and wild
- As haggards of the rock.
- (falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
- (obsolete) A fierce, intractable creature.
- I have loved this proud disdainful haggard.
- (obsolete) A hag.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Garth to this entry?)