noun see howff

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  • howf — I. noun or howff ˈhəu̇f ( s) Etymology: Dutch hof enclosure, burial ground, garden, resort; akin to Old English hof enclosure, court, dwelling, temple, Old High German, court, garden, landed property, Old Norse, enclosure, roofed tem …   Useful english dictionary

  • howff — /howf, owf; hohf, ohf/, Scot. n. 1. an abode; a familiar shelter or resort. v.i. 2. to reside. 3. to visit a familiar haunt. [1555 65; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • howff — I. noun see howf I II. intransitive verb see howf II …   Useful english dictionary

  • howff — or howf noun Etymology: Dutch hof enclosure; akin to Old English hof enclosure, and perhaps to hufil hill Date: 1711 Scottish haunt, resort …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • place — n 1. location, locality, locale, whereabouts, hereabouts; spot, scene, scene of the crime, setting, Law. venue; bearings, latitude and longitude, coordinates. 2. position, situation, circumstance, condition, state, state of affairs; standing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • any port in a storm — 1749 J. CLELAND Memoirs of Woman of Pleasure II. 133 It was going by the right door, and knocking desperately at the wrong one... I told him of it: ‘Pooh,’ says he ‘my dear, any port in a storm.’ 1821 SCOTT Pirate I. iv. As the Scotsman’s howf… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • houf — ˈhəu̇f variant of howf …   Useful english dictionary

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