Count of Horn (1518-1568) Flemish politician. He held high offices under the Holy Roman emperor Charles V and his son Philip II. From 1563 he was one of the leaders of the opposition to the rule of Cardinal Granvella (1517–1586) and to the introduction of the Inquisition. In 1567 he was arrested, together with the Resistance leader Egmont, and both were beheaded in Brussels.
(1932- ) Hungarian economist and politician, president of the Hungarian Socialist Party (HSP) from 1990 and prime minister from 1994. Under his leadership the ex-communist HSP enjoyed a resurgence, capturing an absolute majority in the July 1994 assembly elections. Despite opposition to the ongoing economic restructuring program, Horn, as a trained economist, recognized the need to press on with reforms and formed a coalition with the centrist Free Democrats.
Horn worked in the international department of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (HSWP) 1969–85 and, during the period of one-party communist rule, was under-secretary and then minister for foreign affairs 1985–90. In anticipation of the introduction of multiparty politics, the HSWP transformed itself into the HSP 1990, and the pragmatic Horn was chosen as its new president. He is the author of several books on East–West relations.
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ETYM AS. horn; akin to Dutch horen, hoorn, German, Icel., Swed., and Dan. horn, Goth. haúrn, W., Gael., and Irish corn, Latin cornu, Greek, and perh. also to Eng. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. çiras head. Related to Carat, Corn on the foot, Cornea, Corner, Cornet, Cornucopia, Hart.
1. A high pommel of a saddle.
2. Any outgrowth from the head of an organism that resembles a horn.
3. One of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates.
4. The material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails.
1. A device that makes a loud warning sound.
2. A device (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when one blows through it.
3. A noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning.
Member of a family of lip-reed wind instruments used for signaling and ritual, and sharing features of a generally conical bore (although the orchestral horn is of part conical and part straight bore) and curved shape, producing a pitch of rising or variable inflection. The modern valve horn is a 19th-century hybrid B flat/F instrument; the name French horn strictly applies to the earlier cor ŕ pistons which uses lever-action rotary valves and produces a lighter tone. The Wagner tuba is a horn variant in tenor and bass versions devised by Wagner to provide a fuller horn tone in the lower range. Composers for horn include Mozart, Haydn, Richard Strauss (Till Eulenspiegel 1895), Ravel, and Benjamin Britten (Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings 1943). Many horns are based on animal horns, for example the shofar of Hebrew ritual and the medieval oliphant and gemshorn, and shells, for example the conch shell of Pacific island peoples.
Horns in metal originated in South America and also Central Asia (Tibet, India, Nepal), and reached Europe along with the technology of metalwork in the Bronze Age. The familiar hunting horn, unchanged for many centuries, was adapted and enlarged in the 18th century to become an orchestral instrument, its limited range of natural harmonics extended by a combination of lip technique and hand stopping within the bell and the use of extension crooks for changes of key.
To stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; of animals; SYN. tusk.