Hurl vs Harl - What's the difference?

hurl | harl |

As nouns the difference between hurl and harl

is that hurl is a throw, especially a violent throw; a fling while harl is a fibre, especially a fibre of hemp or flax, or an individual fibre of a feather.

As a verb hurl

is to throw (something) with force.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • To throw (something) with force.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 2 , author= , title=Wales 2-1 Montenegro , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The Tottenham wing was causing havoc down the right and when he broke past the bemused Sasa Balic once again, Bellamy was millimetres from connecting with his cross as the Liverpool striker hurled himself at the ball.}}
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
  • I was standing on the edge of the conning-tower, when a heavy palm suddenly struck me between the shoulders and hurled me forward into space. The drop to the triangular deck forward of the conning-tower might easily have broken a leg for me, or I might have slipped off onto the deck and rolled overboard; but fate was upon my side, as I was only slightly bruised.
  • * 1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 5
  • Tarzan on his part never lost an opportunity to show that he fully reciprocated his foster father's sentiments, and whenever he could safely annoy him or make faces at him or hurl insults upon him from the safety of his mother's arms, or the slender branches of the higher trees, he did so.
  • To utter (harsh or derogatory speech), especially at its target.
  • The gangs hurled abuse at each other.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1984 , title=New International Version of the Bible , section=Mark 15:29-30 , passage=Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!"}}
  • To participate in the sport of hurling.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=August 3 , author=Donnchadh Boyle , title=Egan targets Rebel success to rescue poor season , work=Irish Independent citation , page= , passage=Their cause was helped after the senior footballers were unexpectedly dumped out of the running for the Sam Maguire, meaning Aidan Walsh is available to hurl full-time with the young Rebels -- Walsh scored 1-1 in the semi-final victory over reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary.}}
  • (slang) To vomit.
  • Pass me the bucket; I've got to hurl .
  • (obsolete) To twist or turn.
  • * Hooker
  • hurled or crooked feet


    (en noun)
  • A throw, especially a violent throw; a fling.
  • He managed a hurl of 50.3 metres.
    A hurl of abuse.
  • The act of vomiting.
  • (hurling) The act of hitting the sliotar with the hurley.
  • (Ulster) (car) ride
  • (obsolete) tumult; riot; hurly-burly
  • (obsolete) A table on which fibre is stirred and mixed by beating with a bow spring.
  • harl



    (en noun)
  • a fibre, especially a fibre of hemp or flax, or an individual fibre of a feather
  • :* 1974': She pushed her fingers under the cream lace, into the ginger '''harl of spun glass. — Guy Davenport, ''Tatlin!
  • A barb, or barbs, of a fine large feather, as of a peacock or ostrich, used in dressing artificial flies.