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  1. houghnoun

    the hollow behind the knee

  2. houghnoun

    An archaic spelling of hoe.

  3. houghverb

    An archaic spelling of hoe.

  4. houghverb

    To hamstring

  5. Etymology: From hōh.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Houghnoun

    Etymology: hog, Saxon.

    Blood shall be from the sword unto the belly, and dung of men unto the camel’s hough. 2 Esd. xiii. 36.

    Did they really believe that a man, by houghs and an ax, could cut a god out of a tree? Edward Stillingfleet.

  2. To Houghverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Thou shalt hough their horses. Jos. ii. 6.

    Neither could we hough or spit from us; much less could we sneeze or cough. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. Sac. b. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Houghnoun

    the joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man

  2. Houghnoun

    a piece cut by butchers, esp. in pork, from either the front or hind leg, just above the foot

  3. Houghnoun

    the popliteal space; the ham

  4. Houghnoun

    same as Hock, a joint

  5. Houghverb

    same as Hock, to hamstring

  6. Houghnoun

    an adz; a hoe

  7. Houghverb

    to cut with a hoe

  8. Etymology: [Cf. D. hak. Cf. Hack.]


  1. Hough

    Hough is a small unincorporated rural community in Texas County, Oklahoma, United States. The townsite was officially platted on July 20, 1928. The Hough Woodframe Elevator is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hough

    hok, Hock, hok, n. the joint on the hind-leg of a quadruped, between the knee and fetlock, corresponding to the ankle-joint in man: in man, the back part of the knee-joint: the ham.—v.t. to hamstring:—pr.p. hough′ing; pa.p. houghed (hokt). [A.S. hóh, the heel.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HOUGH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hough is ranked #2345 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hough surname appeared 15,549 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Hough.

    83.6% or 13,005 total occurrences were White.
    10.7% or 1,678 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 348 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 291 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 117 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 110 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hough in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Hough in a Sentence

  1. Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic:

    ...When I got the news that my wife was being fired my first question was obviously why!?, i am still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know shes an advocate for our community and culture. Julianne Hough, who also departed the show, has also spoken out, denying that she left because of a.

  2. Julianne Hough:

    With everything going on, obviously my heart is with the frontline workers and the healthcare providers, and giving them my absolute love and affection, and feeling the weight of what's happening. But at the same time, I'm feeling very blessed that I've had this time to stop and pause, being on tour for three months and traveling and starting a business, it's a lot. So to be able to be home, and stop and pause, and look inward, and connect back to Julianne Hough has been glorious.

  3. Julianne Hough:

    I think it's wonderful, I love musicals, i loved 'La La Land,' thought it was wonderful and redoing 'Grease' was really fun, I enjoyed it. I thought Julianne [Hough] did a great job.

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