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ˈhʌv əl, ˈhɒv-hov·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shantynoun

    small crude shelter used as a dwelling

Wiktionary

  1. hovelnoun

    An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.

    Etymology: From hovel, hovil, hovylle, diminutive of hof, from hufan, from keup-, equivalent to . Cognate with hof, Hof, hof. Related to hove and hover.

  2. hovelnoun

    A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.

    Etymology: From hovel, hovil, hovylle, diminutive of hof, from hufan, from keup-, equivalent to . Cognate with hof, Hof, hof. Related to hove and hover.

  3. hovelnoun

    In the manufacture of porcelain, a large, conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.

    Etymology: From hovel, hovil, hovylle, diminutive of hof, from hufan, from keup-, equivalent to . Cognate with hof, Hof, hof. Related to hove and hover.

  4. hovelverb

    To put in a hovel; to shelter.

    Etymology: From hovel, hovil, hovylle, diminutive of hof, from hufan, from keup-, equivalent to . Cognate with hof, Hof, hof. Related to hove and hover.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hovelnoun

    an open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather

    Etymology: [OE. hovel, hovil, prob. a dim. fr. AS. hof house; akin to D. & G. hof court, yard, Icel. hof temple; cf. Prov. E. hove to take shelter, heuf shelter, home.]

  2. Hovelnoun

    a poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut

    Etymology: [OE. hovel, hovil, prob. a dim. fr. AS. hof house; akin to D. & G. hof court, yard, Icel. hof temple; cf. Prov. E. hove to take shelter, heuf shelter, home.]

  3. Hovelnoun

    a large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped

    Etymology: [OE. hovel, hovil, prob. a dim. fr. AS. hof house; akin to D. & G. hof court, yard, Icel. hof temple; cf. Prov. E. hove to take shelter, heuf shelter, home.]

  4. Hovelverb

    to put in a hovel; to shelter

    Etymology: [OE. hovel, hovil, prob. a dim. fr. AS. hof house; akin to D. & G. hof court, yard, Icel. hof temple; cf. Prov. E. hove to take shelter, heuf shelter, home.]

Freebase

  1. Hövel

    Hövel is a village part of the city and municipality of Sundern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hovel

    hov′el, n. a small or mean dwelling: a shed.—v.t. to put in a hovel: to shelter: to construct a chimney so as to prevent smoking, by making two of the more exposed walls higher than the others, or making an opening on one side near the top:—pr.p. hov′elling; pa.p. hov′elled.n. Hov′eller, a boatman acting as a non-certificated pilot or doing any kind of occasional work on the coast: a small coasting-vessel. [Dim. of A.S. hof, a dwelling.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hovel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hovel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hovel in a Sentence

  1. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

  2. Emily Brontë:

    Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.

  3. Horace:

    Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.

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