halma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n halma a board game in which players try to move their pieces into their opponent's bases
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Halma hăl"mȧ A game played on a board having 256 squares, by two persons with 19 men each, or by four with 13 men each, starting from different corners and striving to place each his own set of men in a corresponding position in the opposite corner by moving them or by jumping them over those met in progress.
    • n Halma hăl"mȧ (Greek Antiq) The long jump, with weights in the hands, -- the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n halma A game for two persons, played on a special board of 256 squares with 19 men apiece, the object of each player being to drive out his opponent's men from their position and to replace them with his own.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Halma hal′ma a game played on a checkered board of 256 squares, by two or four persons, with thirteen to nineteen men each—also Hoppity: in the Greek pentathlon the long jump with weights in the hands.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. "a`lma, fr. "a`llesqai to leap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—hallesthai, to leap.

Usage

In literature:

But what about the auction halma?
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
He would play Halma against himself.
"The Longest Journey" by E. M. Forster
They unearthed halma, puzzles, fortune-telling cards.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
To have tact, is much like being good at Halma, or whist, or tennis, or chess.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, January 23, 1892" by Various
The present position in the challenge for the World's Halma Championship is this.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 28th, 1920" by Various
I shall go in the skiff, and take Halma and Jan with me.
"Raftmates" by Kirk Munroe
A Halma man, with an inborn taste for machinery, had long pined to leave the gathering of pine-apples to others.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
Will you have a game of halma with him this afternoon instead of me, and so set me free from my promise?
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Wendy and Jess began a game of halma.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Inside were the emerald and opal "halma" board and ruby and diamond pieces, and with them a slip of parchment with Daphne's handwriting.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
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In science:

Namely, we evaluate the two-point correlation function given in the previous section on a surface at fixed comoving distance and calculate the correlations between the multipole coefficients halma∗ l′m′ i.
Anisotropic Kantowski-Sachs Universe from Gravitational Tunneling and its Observational Signatures
Inserted into the expression (37) of the correlation functions, this quadrupole generates additional correlations between the halma∗ l′m′ i with l ′ = l, l ± 2.
Anisotropic Kantowski-Sachs Universe from Gravitational Tunneling and its Observational Signatures
Some of the off-diagonal correlations halma∗ l′m′ i, which vanish in the isotropic case, are now non-zero.
Anisotropic Kantowski-Sachs Universe from Gravitational Tunneling and its Observational Signatures
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