Definition of hyphen:
- A mark or short dash, thus [-], placed at the end of a line which terminates with a syllable of a word, the remainder of which is carried to the next line; or between the parts of many a compound word; as in fine- leaved, clear- headed. It is also sometimes used to separate the syllables of words.
- To connect with, or separate by, a hyphen, as two words or the parts of a word.
- "A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes", Richard Sherry Commentator: Herbert W. Hildebrandt.
- "George Bernard Shaw", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
- "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.