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Webster 1913 Edition


Hoof

Hoof

(hoōf)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Hoofs
(hoōfs)
, very rarely
Hooves
(hoōvz)
.
[OE.
hof
, AS.
hōf
; akin to D.
hoef
, G.
huf
, OHG.
huof
, Icel.
hōfr
, Sw.
hof
, Dan.
hov
; cf. Russ.
kopuito
, Skr.
çapha
. √225.]
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
.

Hoof

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To walk as cattle.
[R.]
William Scott.
2.
To be on a tramp; to foot.
[Slang, U.S.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Hoof

HOOF

, n.
1.
The horny substance that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, sheep, goats, deer, &c.
2.
An animal; a beast.
He had not a single hoof of any kind to slaughter.

HOOF

,
Verb.
I.
To walk, as cattle. [Little used.]

Definition 2021


hoof

hoof

English

Noun

hooves of a horse.

hoof (plural hoofs or hooves)

  1. The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
  2. (slang) The human foot.
    Get your hooves off me!
  3. (geometry, dated) An ungula.

Translations

Verb

hoof (third-person singular simple present hoofs, present participle hoofing, simple past and past participle hoofed)

  1. To trample with hooves.
  2. (colloquial) To walk.
  3. (informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
  4. (colloquial, football (soccer), transitive) To kick, especially to kick a football a long way downfield with little accuracy.

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Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch hoofd.

Noun

hoof (plural hoofde)

  1. head

Limburgish

Noun

hoof m

  1. garden (an outdoor area containing one or more types of plants)