hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty(verb)
small crude shelter used as a dwelling
reside, shack, domicile, domiciliate(verb)
make one's home in a particular place or community
"may parents reside in Florida"
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
"John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
A crude, roughly built hut or cabin.
To live in or with; to shack up.
Grain to the ground and left after harvest.
Nuts which have fallen to the ground.
Freedom to pasturage in order to feed upon shack.
To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.
To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn.
to shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest
to feed in stubble, or upon waste corn
to wander as a vagabond or a tramp
the grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground
liberty of winter pasturage
a shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp
Origin: [Prov. E., to shake, to shed. See Shake.]
A shack is a type of small, often primitive shelter or dwelling. The word may derive from the Nahuatl word xahcalli or "adobe house" by way of Mexican Spanish xacal/jacal, which has the same meaning as "shack". It was a common usage among people of Mexican ancestry throughout the U.S. southwest and was picked up by speakers of American English. An alternative etymology is that shack derives from teach, pronounced chaċ, meaning "house" in Irish Gaelic, which was absorbed into American English from the 1880s onwards. Similarly shanty may have derived from the Gaelic seantigh, prounced shan-tí, meaning "old house", at a time when Irish migrants lived in New York's tenements. It is possible that up to a billion people worldwide live in shacks. Fire is a significant hazard in tight-knit shack settlements. Shack settlements are also sometimes known as slums or shanty towns.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shak, v.i. to tramp or wander about.—n. a tramp, a vagabond.
shak, v.i. to shed or fall out, as ripe grain from the ear: to feed on stubble: (U.S.) to hibernate, to go into winter quarters.—n. grain, &c., fallen on the ground: liberty of winter pasturage: a hastily-built cabin, a rickety house.—ns. Shack′-bait, such bait as may be picked up at sea; Shack′le, stubble. [Shake.]
On a bombing run, a direct hit on a target.
When the Bombing/Navigator returned from his mission, he stated that he had gotten a shack on the target.
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The numerical value of shack in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of shack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Shake Shack wo n’t just be for the wealthy.
The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack.
They call it a love shack! It’s a she shed but they are advertising it like a love shack.
Liberation for who does not have a shack and freedom for who does not know how to live is fatal.
I’m buying her a she-shed, they call it a love shack! It’s a she shed but they are advertising it like a love shack.
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Translations for shack
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- хаціна, халупаBelarusian
- skur, hytte, sove hosDanish
- Hütte, BudeGerman
- kunloĝi, domaĉoEsperanto
- cambuche, casa bruja, champa, jacal, chabola, rancho, tugurioSpanish
- tönö, bunkata, hökkeli, asuaFinnish
- baraque, cabanonFrench
- hreysi, kofi, skúrIcelandic
- 小屋, 仮小屋Japanese
- ქოხი, ჯიხურიGeorgian
- hut, krotDutch
- barraco, casebre, tugúrio, choupana, cabanaPortuguese
- хатка, лачуга, хижина, хибарка, халупа, времянка, сарайRussian
- chatrč, búdaSlovak
- халупа, хатинкаUkrainian
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