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Meaning of HOVEL

Pronunciation:  'huvul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small crude shelter used as a dwelling

HOVEL is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hut, hutch, shack, shanty
 See Also: igloo, iglu, shelter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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. --Knight.
  2. \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. --Shak.
          The poor are hoveled and hustled together. --Tennyson.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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