- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H8319 Used 12 times
To express contempt (Job 27:23). The destruction of the temple is thus spoken of (1 Kings 9:8). Zechariah (10:8) speaks of the Lord gathering the house of Judah as it were with a hiss- "I will hiss for them." This expression may be "derived from the noise made to attract bees in hiving, or from the sound naturally made to attract a person's attention."
HISS, verb intransitive
1. To make a sound by driving the breath between the tongue and the upper teeth; to give a strong aspiration, resembling the noise made by a serpent and some other animals, or that of water thrown on hot iron. Hissing is an expression of contempt.
The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee. Ezekiel 27:36.
2. To express contempt or disapprobation by hissing.
3. To whiz, as an arrow or other thing in rapid flight.
HISS, verb transitive To condemn by hissing; to explode. The spectators hissed him off the stage.
1. To procure hisses or disgrace.
--That of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker.
HISS, noun The sound made by propelling the breath between the tongue and upper teeth; the noise of a serpent, a goose, etc.
He hiss for hiss returned.
1. An expression of contempt or disapprobation, used in places of public exhibition.
HISS'ING, participle present tense Making the noise of serpents.
HISS'ING, noun A hissing sound; an expression of scorn or contempt.
1. The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision.
I will make this city desolate, and a hissing Jeremiah 19:8.
HISS'INGLY, adverb With a whistling sound.