1. White, or grayish white: as, hoar
cliffs. "Hoar waters."
with age; hoary. "Whose beard
is hoar." (Coleridge) "Old trees
with trunks all hoar." (Byron)
3. Musty; moldy; stale.
Origin: OE. Hor, har, AS. Har; akin
to Icel. Harr, and to OHG. Her illustrious, magnificent; cf. Icel. Heith brightness
of the heaven, Goth. Hais torch, Skr. Ketus easy, torch. Cf. Hoary.
Source: Websters Vocabulary