Search Result for "hewn":
1. cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel;
- Example: "a house built of hewn logs"
- Example: "rough-hewn stone"
- Example: "a path hewn through the underbrush"
[syn: hewn, hand-hewn]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hewn \Hewn\, a. 1. Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a house built of hewn logs. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughly dressed as with a hammer; as, hewn stone. HexThe Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hew \Hew\ (h[=u]), v. t. [imp. Hewed (h[=u]d); p. p. Hewed or Hewn (h[=u]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Hewing.] [AS. he['a]wan; akin to D. houwen, OHG. houwan, G. hauen, Icel. h["o]ggva, Sw. hugga, Dan. hugge, Lith. kova battle, Russ. kovate to hammer, forge. Cf. Hay cut grass, Hoe.] 1. To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher. [1913 Webster] Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn. --Is. li. 1. [1913 Webster] Rather polishing old works than hewing out new. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack. [1913 Webster] Hew them to pieces; hack their bones asunder. --Shak. [1913 Webster]