5 Letter Words That Start With H: Your Complete List and Definitions

Discover a variety of five-letter words starting with “H” that can enhance your vocabulary and assist in word games.

  1. Habit- a regular practice or routine
  2. Hairy- having a lot of hair
  3. Halve- to divide into two equal parts
  4. Handy- convenient or useful
  5. Happy- feeling or showing pleasure or contentment
  6. Hardi- alternative spelling of hardy, brave
  7. Hardy- capable of enduring difficult conditions
  8. Harpy- a rapacious monster described as having a woman’s head and body and a bird’s wings and claws
  9. Harsh- unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
  10. Hatch- to emerge from an egg
  11. Hatey- full of hatred
  12. Haunt- a place frequented by a specific person or group
  13. Heard- past and past participle of hear
  14. Heart- the organ that pumps blood through the body
  15. Heath- an area of open uncultivated land
  16. Heavy- of great weight; difficult to lift or move
  17. Hedge- a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs
  18. Heady- having a strong or exhilarating effect
  19. Heave- lift or haul with great effort
  20. Heavy- of great density or mass
  21. Hedge- a barrier or boundary formed by dense shrubbery
  22. Heist- a robbery or holdup
  23. Helix- a type of smooth space curve, i.e., a curve in three-dimensional space
  24. Hello- a greeting
  25. Henna- a reddish-brown dye used especially on hair and skin
  26. Henry- a unit of inductance
  27. Herby- full of herbs
  28. Hertz- the unit of frequency
  29. Hilly- having a lot of hills
  30. Hinge- a joint on which a door, gate, or lid swings
  31. Hippy- relating to the hippie movement
  32. Hitch- to fasten or tie, especially temporarily
  33. Hoard- to accumulate for future use; stockpile
  34. Hobby- a regular activity done for enjoyment
  35. Hoist- to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance
  36. Holde- Middle English form of hold, now used in legal language
  37. Honey- a sweet, sticky yellowish-brown fluid made by bees
  38. Honor- high respect; esteem
  39. Hooty- resembling or characteristic of a hoot
  40. Hoppy- characteristic of hops (used in brewing)
  41. Horay- variant spelling of hooray
  42. Horny- having horns or horn-like projections
  43. Horse- a solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated mammal
  44. Hosta- a plant with large leaves, grown for its decorative foliage
  45. Hotly- in a passionate, excited, or angry manner
  46. Hound- a dog of a breed used for hunting, especially by scent
  47. House- a building for human habitation
  48. Hover- to remain in one place in the air
  49. Humid- marked by a high level of moisture in the air
  50. Humor- the quality of being amusing or comic
  51. Humpy- having humps
  52. Hunch- an intuitive feeling or a premonition
  53. Hunky- (slang) large, strong, and sexually attractive
  54. Hurry- to move or do things more quickly than usual
  55. Husky- (of a voice) rough and low in pitch
  56. Hutch- a box or cage, typically with a wire mesh front, for keeping rabbits, ferrets, or other small animals
  57. Hydro- relating to water
  58. Hydra- a water or marsh serpent with many heads, in mythology
  59. Hyper- very excited or energetic
  60. Hyena- a wild animal that feeds on carrion, dead animal flesh
  61. Hymen- a membrane partially closing the opening of the vagina
  62. Hymns- religious songs or poems of praise
  63. Hypno- prefix relating to sleep or hypnosis
  64. Hyrax- a small, thickset, herbivorous mammal
  65. Hertz- a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second
  66. Hence- as a consequence; for this reason
  67. Hinge- a movable joint or mechanism that allows a door or lid to swing open and shut
  68. Hippo- short for hippopotamus
  69. Hitch- to join or connect, often temporarily
  70. Hoard- to accumulate or store, often secretly
  71. Hoist- to raise or lift, especially using mechanical means
  72. Holla- used to attract attention or to greet someone
  73. Hollo- used to attract attention or to call out
  74. Honey- a sweet, sticky substance produced by bees
  75. Honky- offensive slang used to refer to a white person
  76. Hoodo- variant of voodoo
  77. Hooky- involvement in mischief or truancy
  78. Hoops- plural of hoop, a ring or a round, flat band
  79. Hooty- resembling or characteristic of a hoot
  80. Hoped- past tense of hope, to desire with expectation of fulfillment
  81. Horae- Greek mythological figures; goddesses of the seasons
  82. Horal- related to time or the hour
  83. Horst- a raised elongated block of the earth’s crust lying between two faults
  84. Hotly- in a heated or enthusiastic manner
  85. Houri- a beautiful young woman, especially one of the virgins of paradise in Islam
  86. House- a building for human habitation, especially one that is lived in by a family or small group of people
  87. Hover- to remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air
  88. Howdy- an informal, friendly greeting
  89. Howes- plural form of howe, a hollow or dell
  90. Howls- plural form of howl, a long, loud, doleful cry uttered by an animal or person
  91. Humor- the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech
  92. Humps- plural form of hump, a rounded protuberance found on the back of a camel or other animal
  93. Hunks- large pieces or lumps of something
  94. Hunts- plural form of hunt, the act of chasing or searching for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing
  95. Hurry- move or act with haste; rush
  96. Husks- plural form of husk, the dry outer covering of some fruits or seeds
  97. Hussy- an impudent or immoral girl or woman
  98. Hutch- a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and typically made of wood
  99. Hydro- relating to or denoting a hydroelectric project or plant
  100. Hyped- intensely promoted or advertised

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