hovel

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To put in a hovel; to shelter
An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather
In the manufacture of porcelain, a large, conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped
A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut
{n} a shed, mean cottage, shelter
{v} to shelter or put in a hovel
from the weather
{i} shack, hut, broken-down dwelling
An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc
disapproval You describe a house, room, or flat as a hovel to express your disapproval or dislike of it because it is dirty, untidy, and in poor condition. I went for a living-in job, but the room I was given was a hovel. = dump. a small dirty place where someone lives, especially a very poor person (Perhaps from )
small crude shelter used as a dwelling
A hovel is a small hut, especially one which is dirty or needs a lot of repair. They lived in a squalid hovel for the next five years
A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped
hovels
plural of hovel
hovel

    Hyphenation

    hov·el

    Turkish pronunciation

    hʌvıl

    Pronunciation

    /ˈhəvəl/ /ˈhʌvəl/

    Etymology

    [ 'h&-v&l, 'hä- ] (noun.) 15th century. From Middle English hovel, hovil, hovylle, diminutive of Old English hof (“an enclosure, court, dwelling, house”), from Proto-Germanic *hufan (“hill, farm”), from Proto-Indo-European *keup- (“arch, bend, buckle”). Cognate with Dutch hof (“garden, court”), German Hof (“yard, garden, court, palace”), Icelandic hof (“temple, hall”). Related to hove and hover.

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