Here vs Chicken - What's the difference?

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As a noun here

is a time.

As a proper noun chicken is

a cdp in alaska.



(wikipedia here)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • (label) In, on, or at this place.
  • * 1849 , (Alfred Tennyson), , VII,
  • Dark house, by which once more I stand / Here in the long unlovely street,
  • * 2008 , (Omar Khadr), ,
  • The Canadian visitor stated, “I’m not here' to help you. I’m not '''here''' to do anything for you. I’m just ' here to get information.”
  • (label) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
  • * 1891 , (Charlotte Perkins Gilman), ,
  • He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get.
  • (label) In this context.
  • * 1872 May, (Edward Burnett Tylor), '', published in ''(Popular Science Monthly) , Volume 1,
  • The two great generalizations which the veteran Belgian astronomer has brought to bear on physiological and mental science, and which it is proposed to describe popularly here , may be briefly defined:
  • * 1904 January 15, (William James), (The Chicago School)'', published in ''(Psychological Bulletin) , 1.1, pages 1-5,
  • The briefest characterization is all that will be attempted here .
  • At this point in the argument or narration.
  • * 1796 , (w), ,
  • Here , perhaps I ought to stop.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=“And drove away—away.” Sophia broke down here . Even at this moment she was subconsciously comparing her rendering of the part of the forlorn bride with Miss Marie Lohr's.}}
    Derived terms
    * hereabout * hereafter * hereaway * hereby * herein * hereinabove * hereinafter * hereinbefore * hereinbelow * hereof * hereon * hereto * heretofore * hereunder * hereunto * hereupon * herewith


  • (abstract) This place; this location.
  • An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives.
  • (abstract) This time, the present situation.
  • Here in history, we are less diligent about quashing monopolies.
    * * *


    (en adjective)
  • John here is a rascal.
  • This here orange is too sour.


    (en interjection)
  • (British, slang)
  • Here, I'm tired and I want a drink.

    See also

    * hence * here- * hereabouts * hither * there

    Etymology 2

    From Old (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • An army, host.
  • A hostile force.
  • (Anglo-Saxon) An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare (l).
  • An enemy, individual enemy.
  • chicken


    (wikipedia chicken) (Gallus gallus) (Gallus gallus)


  • (countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus , especially when young
  • (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  • (countable, slang) A coward.
  • (countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Compare chickenhawk
  • (countable, slang) A young or inexperienced person.
  • * 1887 , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet , III:
  • "This case will make a stir, sir," he remarked. "It beats anything I have seen, and I am no chicken ."
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Stella is no chicken .
  • A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (, the loser.)
  • Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.
  • The game of dare.
  • Synonyms

    * (bird) cock (male only), chook , hen (female only), rooster (male only) * (coward) * twink * (young inexperienced person) spring chicken * See also

    Derived terms

    * chicken and egg * chicken feed * chicken fillet * chickenhawk * chicken Kiev * chickenpox * chicken salt * chickenshit * like a chicken with its head cut off * like a chicken with the pip * play chicken * run around like a chicken with its head cut off * spring chicken


    (en adjective)
  • cowardly
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To avoid as a result of fear.
  • To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
  • Derived terms

    * chicken out * chicken legs

    See also

    * egg * poultry * cockerel * hen