Hewing
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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hewing — is a method of cutting wood. It was used historically as a method of squaring up beams for building construction. As it s a labour intensive process, such beams were commonly only squared on one surface, or around the areas necessary to make the… …   Wikipedia

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

  • hewing —   Kalaina, kua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • HEWING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • North American burl treen — Burl treen refers to small household items carved from knotty outgrowths of trees. These items forms a part of nearly every major Americana and Native Americana collection. Contents 1 Background 2 Manufacture Methods 2.1 Native American …   Wikipedia

  • πελεκήσει — πελέκησις hewing fem nom/voc/acc dual (attic epic) πελεκήσεϊ , πελέκησις hewing fem dat sg (epic) πελέκησις hewing fem dat sg (attic ionic) πελεκάω hew aor subj act 3rd sg (attic epic ionic) πελεκάω hew fut ind mid 2nd sg (attic ionic) πελεκάω… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Ax — Ax, Axe Axe, ([a^]ks), n. [OE. ax, axe, AS. eax, [ae]x, acas; akin to D. akse, OS. accus, OHG. acchus, G. axt, Icel. [ o]x, [ o]xi, Sw. yxe, Dan. [ o]kse, Goth. aqizi, Gr. axi nh, L. ascia; not akin to E. acute.] A tool or instrument of steel, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Axe — Ax Ax, Axe Axe, ([a^]ks), n. [OE. ax, axe, AS. eax, [ae]x, acas; akin to D. akse, OS. accus, OHG. acchus, G. axt, Icel. [ o]x, [ o]xi, Sw. yxe, Dan. [ o]kse, Goth. aqizi, Gr. axi nh, L. ascia; not akin to E. acute.] A tool or instrument of steel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”