Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) strike with an axe; cut down, strike
  2. (verb, contact) make or shape as with an axe

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Synonyms of Hew

hew out

Alternate forms of Hew

Derivations: hewer

Hyponyms: rough-hew, roughcast, snag

Hypernyms: carve, strike

Origin of the word Hew

  1. O.E. heawan "to chop, hack, gash" (class VII strong verb; past tense heow, pp. heawen), earlier geheawan, from P.Gmc. *khawwanan (cf. O.N. hoggva, Du. houwen, Ger. hauen "to cut, strike, hew"), from PIE base *qau- "to strike, beat" (cf. O.C.S. kovo, Lith. kauju "to beat, forge;" L. cudere "to st… more

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Words that sound like Hew

h, h2o, ha, ha-ha, hao, haw, haw-haw, hawai'i, hawaii, hay, he, hee-haw, hi, hie, ho, hoe, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hooey, howe, hoy, hoya, hua, hue

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