hew

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 hew to — (N American) To conform to • • • Main Entry: ↑hew * * * hew to [phrasal verb] hew to (something) US : to follow or obey (something) Everyone must hew to the rules/standards. He is a politician who …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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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  • 6 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

  • 7 Hew — Hew, n. 1. Hue; color. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Shape; form. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 hew — a literary word meaning ‘to chop or cut’, has a past form hewed and past participles hewn or hewed …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 hew — ► VERB (past part. hewn or hewed) 1) chop or cut (wood, coal, etc.) with an axe, pick, or other tool. 2) (usu. be hewn) make or shape by hewing a hard material. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 15 HEW — abbrev. (Department of) Health, Education, and Welfare (1953 79) …

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  • 16 hew — clam·e·hew·it; cler·i·hew; hew·er; hew·ett·ite; hew·gag; hew·let; spang·hew; hew; …

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  • 17 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… …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 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

  • 20 hew — v. (d; intr.) ( to adhere ) (AE) to hew to (to hew to the party line) * * * [hjuː] (d; intr.) ( to adhere ) (AE) to hew to (to hew to the party line) …

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