Search Result for "hovel":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. small crude shelter used as a dwelling;
[syn: hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hovel \Hov"el\, n. [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.] 1. An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster] 2. A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut. [1913 Webster] 3. (Porcelain Manuf.) A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hovel \Hov"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoveledor Hovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoveling or Hovelling.] To put in a hovel; to shelter. [1913 Webster] To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlon. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The poor are hoveled and hustled together. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "hovel": Augean stables, burrow, coop, crib, dump, hole, hut, hutch, pesthole, pigpen, pigsty, plague spot, rookery, shack, shanty, slum, stable, sty, tenement, the slums, tumbledown shack, warren




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