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Meaning of HOOF

Pronunciation:  hûf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the foot of an ungulate mammal
  2. [n]  the horny covering of the end of the foot in hoofed mammals
  3. [v]  dance in a professional capacity (slang)
  4. [v]  walk (informal); "let's hoof it to the disco"

HOOF is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: foot, hoof it, leg it
 See Also: animal foot, cloven foot, cloven hoof, dance, foot, hoof, hoofed mammal, horny structure, horse's foot, horse's hoof, toe, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, unguis, ungulate, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hoof\, n.; pl. {Hoofs}, very rarely {Hooves}. [OE. hof,
    AS. h[=o]f; akin to D. hoef, G1huf, OHG. huof, Icel. h[=o]fr,
    Sw. hof, Dan. hov; cf. Russ. kopuito, Skr. [,c]apha.
    1. The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the
       feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc.
             On burnished hooves his war horse trode. --Tennyson.
    2. A hoofed animal; a beast.
             Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a
             hoof be left behind.                  --Ex. x. 26.
    3. (Geom.) See {Ungula}.
  2. \Hoof\, v. i.
    1. To walk as cattle. [R.] --William Scott.
    2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.]
    {To hoof it}, to foot it.
  3. \Hoof\, n.
    {On the hoof}, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not
       slaughtered. Hook \Hook\, n. (Geog.)
    A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at
    the outer end; as, Sandy Hook.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hoof in your dream, represents balance, grace, and discipline. Dreaming that the hoof is broken indicates you inability to balance various aspects of your life. You may also be lacking discipline.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a cleft hoof as of neat cattle (Ex. 10:26; Ezek. 32:13); hence also of the horse, though not cloven (Isa. 5:28). The "parting of the hoof" is one of the distinctions between clean and unclean animals (Lev. 11:3; Deut. 14:7).

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambulate, ankle, arch, circumambulate, clog, clubfoot, dance, digit, dog, extremity, fetlock, foot, foot it, forefoot, forepaw, fox-trot, harefoot, heel, hoof it, hop, instep, jaywalk, jog on, leg, leg it, pace, pad, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pedestrianize, perambulate, peripateticate, pes, pied, prance, pug, shake, shimmy, shuffle, shuffle along, skip, sole, splayfoot, step, stride, stump it, tap-dance, toe, tootsy, traipse, tread, trip, troop, trotter, ungula, walk, waltz