Hewed
Hew 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. Cf. {Hay} cut grass, {Hoe}.] 1. To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher. [1913 Webster]

Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn. --Is. li. 1. [1913 Webster]

Rather polishing old works than hewing out new. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack. [1913 Webster]

Hew them to pieces; hack their bones asunder. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hewed — Hew 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hewed — hjuː v. cut off, cut down (as with an ax); shape by chopping; carve out; strike, cut …   English contemporary dictionary

  • i-hewed — ME. pa. pple. of hew v., hue v …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough-hewed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hew — hewable, adj. hewer, n. /hyooh/ or, often, /yooh/, v., hewed, hewed or hewn, hewing. v.t. 1. to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack. 2. to make, shape, smooth, etc., with cutting blows: to hew a passage… …   Universalium

  • hew — verb (hewed; hewed or hewn; hewing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hēawan; akin to Old High German houwan to hew, Lithuanian kauti to forge, Latin cudere to beat Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to cut with blows of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 1 Kings 7 — 1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. 2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • hew — [[t]hju͟ː[/t]] hews, hewing, hewed, hewn (The past participle can be either hewed or hewn.) 1) VERB If you hew stone or wood, you cut it, for example with an axe. [OLD FASHIONED] [V n] He felled, peeled and hewed his own timber. Syn: chop 2) VERB …   English dictionary

  • hew — [[t]hyu[/t]] or, often, [[t]yu[/t]] v. hewed, hewed hewn, hew•ing 1) to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop 2) to make, shape, or smooth with or as if with cutting blows: to hew a statue from marble[/ex] 3) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

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