Thaw vs Haw - What's the difference?
As a verb thaw
is to melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; — said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws specifically by gradual warming.
As a noun thaw
is the melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost.
As a proper noun haw is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; — said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws. Specifically by gradual warming
To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; — said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
(figuratively) To grow gentle or genial.
To cause frozen things (such as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve. Specifically by gradual warming.
The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost
a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed. —.
* unthaw, dethaw
An imitation of laughter, often used to express scorn or disbelief. Often doubled or tripled (haw haw'' or ''haw haw haw ).
An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like "haw"; the sound so made.
- You think that song was good? Haw!
- Hums or haws .
* (an imitation of laughter) In the US, the spelling haw is rare, with (ha) being more common.
To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw ; to speak with interruption and hesitation.
* hum and haw, hem and haw
(etyl) hawe, from (etyl) ).
Fruit of the hawthorn.
(historical) A hedge.
An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn towards the driver, typically left.
(of an animal) To turn towards the driver, typically to the left.
To cause (an animal) to turn left.
- This horse won't haw when I tell him to.
- You may have to go to the front of the pack and physically haw the lead dog.
* gee haw whimmy diddle
* haw and gee, haw and gee about
* (to turn left) gee
* (to cause to turn left) gee