What does HEWN mean?

Definitions for HEWN
hyun or, often, yunhewn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hewn, hand-hewnadjective

    cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel

    "a house built of hewn logs"; "rough-hewn stone"; "a path hewn through the underbrush"


  1. hewnadjective

    Made or crafted by cutting, whittling down.

  2. hewnadjective

    Of something that has been cut or mowed down.


  1. hewn

    In woodworking, hewing is the process of converting a log from its rounded natural form into lumber (timber) with more or less flat surfaces using primarily an axe. It is an ancient method, and before the advent of the industrial-era type of sawmills, it was a standard way of squaring up wooden beams for timber framing. Today it is still used occasionally for that purpose by anyone who has logs, needs beams, and cannot or would prefer not to pay for finished lumber. Thus, homesteaders on frugal budgets, for example, may hew their own lumber rather than buy it.


  1. hewn

    Hewn refers to a shape or an object that has been cut, shaped, or carved from a material such as wood or stone using tools or instruments, usually an axe or chisel. It could also mean to conform or adhere strictly to something, akin to shaping or fashioning one's actions or beliefs. It is the past participle of "hew."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hewn

    of Hew

  2. Hewnadjective

    felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a house built of hewn logs

  3. Hewnadjective

    roughly dressed as with a hammer; as, hewn stone

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEWN in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEWN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of HEWN in a Sentence

  1. Heywood Broun:

    Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Trump under fire Trump also came under attack from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who dismissed the reality TV star's policies as hewn from Saturday morning cartoons. This is not a serious proposal, in fact, it will push the Muslim world, the Arab world away from us at a time when we need to reengage with them to be able to create a strategy to destroy ISIS.

  3. Gilad Itach:

    The structure exposed in this excavation is different from most of the previously discovered farmsteads, its orderly plan, vast area, strong walls and the impressive water reservoir hewn beneath it suggest that the site was administrative in nature and it may well have controlled the surrounding farmsteads.

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