hut

[huht]
noun
1.
a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.
2.
a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.
3.
Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.
verb (used with object), hutted, hutting.
4.
to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.
verb (used without object), hutted, hutting.
5.
to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.

Origin:
1645–55; < French hutte < Frankish, cognate with Old Saxon hutta, Old High German hutt(e)a < West Germanic *hudjā; akin to hide1

hutlike, adjective


1. shed, hovel.
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hut (hʌt)
 
n
1.  a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
2.  (Austral) the hut (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc
3.  (NZ) a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc
 
vb
4.  to furnish with or live in a hut
 
[C17: from French hutte, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hutta a crude dwelling]
 
'hutlike
 
adj

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hut
1658, from Fr. hutte "cottage" (16c.), from M.H.G. hütte "cottage, hut," probably from P.Gmc. *khudjan-, from the root of O.E. hydan "to hide." Apparently first in Eng. as a military word.
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Slang Dictionary

hut definition


  1. n.
    a house. : I've got to go to my hut and pick up some bills.
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Example sentences for hut
He finds his way to the hut of one of his own former slaves, the swineherd eumaeus.
Because of its remote location, it is said to be the only genuine alpine hut in britain.
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