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Definition of Hovel

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shack, hut, broken-down dwelling
Hovel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To put in a hovel; to shelter.
  
(n.)
An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
  
(n.)
A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
  
(n.)
A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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.
2. a poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
3. (porcelain manuf.) a large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
hovel
\hov"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. hoveled (?) or hovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. hoveling or hovelling.] to put in a hovel; to shelter. to hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlon. the poor are hoveled and hustled together.
hovel
n : small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hut, hutch, shack, shanty]



JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cut = v. a hovel, shed, or stye
Hogl, Hogldy = n. a hovel, a shed
Twlc = n. a cot, a hovel, a stye
Tylcyn = n. a small hovel
The Devil's Dictionary
Hovel, (n.)

The fruit of a flower called the Palace.

Twaddle had a hovel,
Twiddle had a palace;
Twaddle said: "I'll grovel
Or he'll think I bear him malice" --
A sentiment as novel
As a castor on a chalice.

Down upon the middle
Of his legs fell Twaddle
And astonished Mr. Twiddle,
Who began to lift his noddle.
Feed upon the fiddle-
Faddle flummery, unswaddle
A new-born self-sufficiency and think himself a [mockery.]

G.J.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. small crude shelter used as a dwelling
(synonym) hut, hutch, shack, shanty
(hypernym) shelter
(hyponym) igloo, iglu
Hovel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Hovel can mean:
  • A small poor-quality house: see
  • Hövels is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

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Hövel is a village part of the city and municipality of Sundern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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