Hew Hew, n. Destruction by cutting down. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Of whom he makes such havoc and such hew. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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, , / (with an axe), ,

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  • Hew — is a masculine given name, and may refer to:* Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick (1652 1737), Scottish judge and politician * Hew Dalrymple Ross (1779 1868), British soldier * Hew Fraser (born 1878), British field hockey player * Hew Lorimer (1907 …   Wikipedia

  • hew — (v.) O.E. heawan to chop, hack, gash (class VII strong verb; past tense heow, pp. heawen), earlier geheawan, from P.Gmc. *hawwan (Cf. O.N. hoggva, O.Fris. hawa, O.S. hauwan, M.Du. hauwen, Du. houwen, O.H.G. houwan, Ger. hauen …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hew — (h[=u]), v. t. [imp. {Hewed} (h[=u]d); p. p. {Hewed} or {Hewn} (h[=u]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hewing}.] [AS. he[ a]wan; akin to D. houwen, OHG. houwan, G. hauen, Icel. h[ o]ggva, Sw. hugga, Dan. hugge, Lith. kova battle, Russ. kovate to hammer, forge …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hew — [ hju ] (past participle hewed or hewn [ hjun ] ) verb intransitive or transitive MAINLY LITERARY 1. ) to cut something solid such as rock or wood into a rough shape, using a large heavy blade 2. ) AMERICAN to continue to use or do something, and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hew — Hew, n. 1. Hue; color. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Shape; form. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HEW — index break (fracture), split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 HEW …   Law dictionary

  • hew — [hyo͞o] vt. hewed, hewed or hewn, hewing [ME hewen < OE heawan, akin to Ger hauen, OHG houwan < IE base * kāu , * keu , to hew, strike > HAY1, L caudex, codex, cudere] 1. to chop or cut with an ax, knife, etc.; hack; gash 2. to make or… …   English World dictionary

  • HEW — ist eine Abkürzung für: Hamburgische Electricitäts Werke Herforder Elektromotoren Werke GmbH Co. KG, Herford, Hersteller von Elektromotoren, Kirchen Läutewerken und Kirchturmuhren Hof Energie Wasser GmbH, Stadtwerke von Hof (Saale) Hewitt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hew — [hju:] v past tense hewed past participle hewed also hewn [hju:n] literary [: Old English; Origin: heawan] [I and T] to cut something with a cutting tool ▪ hewn stone →↑rough hewn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hew — chop, *cut, carve, slit, slash Analogous words: cleave, rive, split (see TEAR) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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