Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

(Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War; a bully; as a verb to bully.

Usage examples (25)
  • However, there is no point in hectoring others to adopt something that for a variety of reasons is unacceptable to them.
  • Verb (used with object) : The teacher hectored his students incessantly
  • David Cameron has said it would be wrong for him to "hector" Chinese politicians and business leaders over human rights
  • Go hector someone else with your irrelevant yarns. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.